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About H vd Watt

Owner of EDGE Tourism Solutions, Founder of Better Tourism Africa & African Responsible Tourism Awards, PhD Candidate - Institute of Development Studies, Massey University, Organiser: Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals 2019

Watch Tourism4SDGs19 live streams

Disappointed that you couldn’t make it to Auckland for the Tourism and Sustainable Development Goals Conference 2019? Join virtually by watching the live streams of sessions in conference rooms (SNW300 and SNW200).

Check the programme at https://tourism-sdg.nz/program/ and decide what you’d like to watch (SNW200 and SNW300 only).

Access the streaming schedule and links here: https://webcast.massey.ac.nz/Mediasite/Catalog/catalogs/2019tsdg

Tourism4SDGs19 delegates challenged to co-create social media content

As social media is all about co-creation, #Tourism4SDGs19 delegates are invited to be part of a big social media splash this week. The conference social media competition will run from 12.00pm on Tuesday 22nd January to 12.00pm Friday 25th January. A winner and runners-up will be announced during the closing session.

To be in the running for a prize, participants should mail to the conference organiser by the lunch break on Friday 25th January, a file that contains:

  • A PDF print of all posts on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, or other social media platforms, blogs, personal web pages, etc.
  • Average daily and total number of posts
  • Posts that tag BOTH the conference or any of the following sponsors – CABI, Journal of Sustainable Tourism or BulkSMS – will be considered for the total number of posts
  • Social media metrics per post, e.g. likes, shares, reports, number of comments

Let the social media conversation begin!

Industry invitation: Inspiration to make tourism more sustainable

Hope you might be available to come along to this awesome event next week – it is a bit short notice (registration deadline is Monday 21 Jan 2019) but if you can and are interested in being a part of a discussion about the global United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how they relate to tourism in little old New Zealand… please do take advantage of this special industry rate which gives you entry to the panel session on the 24th and then the networking event straight afterwards if you can!

The world’s first research conference on Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals https://tourism-sdg.nz is happening in Auckland on 24 – 25 January 2019. With plenty of industry speakers and action research on the programme, this is an ideal opportunity to sharpen your knowledge about sustainable tourism.

Come along for a one-hour discussion between large and small tourism operators and destination management organisations at a special rate. They will be talking about what they’re doing to ensure tourism is good for local people, the planet and local economies. This panel session is scheduled close to the end of the business day so that industry colleagues can attend, and stay to mingle with conference delegates and speakers at the Conference Reception afterwards.  

“Working towards the SDGs: Industry actions and challenges” with:

  • Steve Armitage –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development
  • Leigh Barnes – Intrepid Travel
  • Rachel Brown – Sustainable Business Network
  • Koro Carman – Footprints Waipoua
  • Gisela Purcell – Nelson Regional Development Agency

Read the panellist profiles here.

When:   16:30 – 19:00 Thursday, 24 January 2019

Where:  Sir Neil Waters Complex, Massey University, Albany, Auckland

Cost:    $35 – special tourism industry rate

Register:  http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/colleges/college-humanities-social-sciences/events/tourism-sdg-industry.cfm by Monday 21 January 2019

Thanks to the team at ATEED for facilitating this opportunity!

Hot off the press! Special Virtual Issue of Tourism Geographies on the SDGs

A special thanks to the Tourism Geographies editorial team for putting together a Virtual Special Issue of Tourism Geographies to support the Tourism and Sustainable Development Goals Conference https://tourism-sdg.nz/, Massey University, New Zealand, 24-25 January 2019. 

The Virtual Special edition, Tourism and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with 16 papers and an Introduction (by Jarkko Saarinnen) can be accessed here http://www.tgjournal.com/un-sdgs.html.  These papers are free to download through February 2019.

Happy reading!

 

Tourism4SDGs19: Programme & web registration closing date

Conference logo with online registration deadline: 16 January 2019

The programme for the upcoming Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals Conference 2019 (#Tourism4SDGs19) includes 80+ speakers from 30+ nationalities. Add your voice to this first-of-a-kind meeting of tourism scholars and practitioners, gathering for critical and constructive conversations on the challenges to tourism contributing to the SDGs and ways in which tourism can be more inclusive, equitable and sustainable, in line with the values embedded in the Global Goals.

Online registration will close on the 16th January 2019. Please register at https://tourism-sdg.nz/registration/

Be part of the action

Here are 4 reasons to be at #Tourism4SDGs19:

❶ three internationally recognised keynote speakers: Susanne Becken, Johnny Edmonds and Michael Hall

❷ three plenary panels on Partnerships for achieving the SDGs in Tourism, Indigenous Development, tourism and the SDGs, and Working on the SDGs: Industry actions and challenges, featuring representatives of academia, government, civil society and the private sector

endorsement by the Tourism Commission of the International
Geographic Union

❹ networking opportunity at the conference reception hosted by the Journal of Sustainable Tourism

Registration fee

REGISTRATION TYPECOST
On-line (by 16 Jan) 

Standard

NZD 450

Student

NZD 215

Welcome reception

NZD 25*
On-site registration 

Standard

NZD 485

On-site registration: Student

NZD 235

Welcome reception

NZD 35*
* Conference registration required 

Register online by 16 January 2019 to avoid on-site registration fees https://tourism-sdg.nz/registration/.

Follow the conference on Facebook and Twitter for updates and announcements.

See you in Auckland!

Early bird registration for Tourism4SDGs19 closes 09 November 2018

The early bird registration for the Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals Conference 2019 (#Tourism4SDGs19) in Auckland, New Zealand will be closing on the 09th November 2018. Please register at:  https://tourism-sdg.nz/registration/

The conference, scheduled for 24-25 January 2019, will provide bring together scholars and tourism stakeholders for critical and constructive conversations on the challenges to tourism contributing to the SDGs, and ways in which tourism can be more inclusive, equitable and sustainable, in line with the values embedded in the Global Goals.

Be part of the action

Here are FIVE reasons to be at Tourism4SDGs19:

a line-up of internationally recognised keynote speakers: Susanne Becken, Johnny Edmonds and Michael Hall

two plenary panels on Partnerships for achieving the SDGs in Tourism and Indigenous Development, tourism and the SDGs, featuring representatives of academia, government, civil society and the private sector

with 80 speakers from 32 nationalities accepted to present, the conference promises to offer a rich array of geographical and theoretical perspectives

endorsement by the Tourism Commission of the International Geographic Union

networking opportunity at the welcome reception hosted by the Journal of Sustainable Tourism

Registration fee

Early Bird NZD 350
Standard NZD 450
Student Early Bird NZD 150
Student NZD 215
Welcome reception (sponsored by Journal of Sustainable Tourism) NZD 0 (first 100 registered delegates)

A draft programme will be published soon.

Register here https://tourism-sdg.nz/registration/

Follow the conference on Facebook and Twitter for updates and announcements.

See you in Auckland in January 2019!

Journal of Sustainable Tourism sponsors Tourism4SDGs19 reception

The Journal of Sustainable Tourism today announced its sponsorship of a reception on the first evening of the Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals Conference 2019. Hosted by the Institute of Development Studies at Massey University, the conference (Tourism4SDGs19) is to take place on 24 and 25 January 2019 at Massey’s Auckland campus.

The Journal of Sustainable Tourism (JOST) is a leading tourism journal which advances critical understanding of the relationships between tourism and sustainable development. It publishes theoretical, conceptual and empirical research that explores one or more of the economic, social, cultural, political, organisational or environmental aspects of the subject.  With a 3.329 impact factor in 2017, JOST is one of the highest cited journals in the fields of Tourism, Leisure, Hospitality & Sports as well as Green & Sustainable Science & Technology. JOST is ranked A* by the Australian Business Deans Council and 3 by the UK Association of Business Schools Journal.

According to Professor James Higham, co-editor of JOST “It is clear that the United Nations SDGs point us in the direction of transformation, as do global agreements such as the Paris Climate Accord (2015). It is critical that governments respond and align to the SDGs. We must transform our societies to give expression to the SDGs, and it is fascinating to contemplate the role that tourism will play in that transformation, and how tourism itself will be transformed in response to the SDGs. The Journal of Sustainable Tourism has strongly encouraged submissions that are clearly aligned to one or more of the seventeen SDGs. The journal has a wide readership that reaches across academic, industry, government and policy communities, and we are delighted to be a sponsor of the Tourism and the Sustainable Development Conference 2019 (Tourism4SDGs19). This conference looms at a critical moment in the transformation signalled by the United Nations SDGs, and the debates engaged during the conference and its outcomes are much anticipated. 

Professor Regina Scheyvens, Conference convenor and Professor of Development Studies at Massey University says:  “We are excited to be in partnership with JOST for the purposes of our Tourism and the SDGs conference, as JoST consistently publishes articles which break new ground in terms of research into more sustainable forms of tourism development“.

The Institute of Development Studies at Massey University plan to select papers from the conference for a special edition of JOST.

There are 2 days left to submit an abstract and be part of this opportunity.  The Call for Papers closes on Friday, 28 September 2018.  Visit the website https://tourism-sdg.nz for information about the conference and follow #Tourism4SDGs19 and @Tourism4SDGS for announcements.

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Cover Facebook SDGs ConferenceFor more information or interviews contact:
IDS, Massey University, New Zealand
Professor Regina Scheyvens
Email: R.A.Scheyvens@massey.ac.nz
Heidi van der Watt
Email: H.Vanderwatt@massey.ac.nz
Tel: + 64 21 238 4295

Journal of Sustainable Tourism
Professor James Higham
Email:  james.higham@otago.ac.nz
Professor Xavier Font
E-mail: x.font@surrey.ac.uk

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