28th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research 2019, Roskilde University

 

 

The final program and Book of Abstracts can be downloaded here.

Please note that the document is interactive and therefore a digital read is adviced.

 

 

Welcome to the 28th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research!

 

28th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research 2019 at Roskilde University, Denmark

 

Roskilde University, Denmark      23 – 25 October 2019 (starting 23 October at 16.00, ending 25 October at 15.30)

PhD course                                 22 - 23 October 2019

 

Tourism and hospitality at a crossroads

The tourism and hospitality sector has succeeded in many respects; globally tourism is experiencing major growth both in numbers of visitors and income generated. The sector has also become more innovative and continuously develops new and more varied experiences, which also contributes further to inter-cultural interaction. Lately, the growth has been most significant in cities, but tourism also contributes significantly to the development of peripheral rural districts, often as the only industrial possibility. For these reasons, tourism and hospitality as an economic sector as well as an academic field is gaining increasing attention.

 

However, the successes also leads to dilemmas. Tourism takes a toll on the world’s natural resources and people often behave less responsively when they travel than when they are at home. This raises questions, not only about how more climate friendly tourism options can be developed, but also about how tourist decision-making and behavior can and should be changed for the better. A part of the solution to such problems might be to make tourists travel less and to destinations that are closer to their homes. This puts domestic tourism back on the agenda. Increasingly debates about over-tourism have also risen, as tourism in some destinations has reached a level where it threatens the inhabitants’ social life. This challenges the default growth agenda among tourism planners and decision makers. Other destinations do not benefit from tourism growth at all; here we may talk about under-tourism. Tourism as a distinct activity defined, for example, as one where people stay overnight away from their home is also dissolving. Traditional tourism, leisure activities and even work are fusing together, while technology allows people to travel virtually, without physical mobility. These new developments create new opportunities, but also new challenges.

 

Thus it can be argued that tourism and hospitality and tourism and hospitality research is at a crossroads. Some things may have to change, while others must remain in order for the tourism and hospitality sectors to continue thriving. What are new roads to take? How may old ones be developed? How does the industry, local communities, policy makers and other stakeholders find a balance between economic development and environmental strain? And what is the role of research in answering these questions? These are some of the questions that the 28th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality held in Roskilde, Denmark will emphasize.

 

 

 

Important dates:

Submission of abstracts:   1 May 2019

Accept of abstracts:         1 June 2019

 

Deadline for registration: 1 October 2019

Early bird fee:                  Untill 1 August

 

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Wednesday 23rd October

Room 25.2-035 all day

 

16.00 – 16.30

 

Welcome, practical information

Welcome by Deputy Head of Department Bodil Damgaard, Department of social sciences and business, Roskilde University

Welcome and practical information by chairman of the organization committee professor Jon Sundbo

 

16.30 – 17.30

 

Keynote speech – Stefan Gössling, professor, Lund University, Sweden:

Tourism and sustainability: What will it take to move from an oxymoron to the circular economy?

17.30 – 18.30

 

Presentation by Peter Dyhr, Wonderful Copenhagen:

Tourism planning in Copenhagen – new conditions, new policies: The end of tourism as we know it – What is Copenhagen doing?

 

Panel discussion (further information will follow)

18.30 – 20.00

Building 01

 

Buffet dinner and music. Roskilde University

 

 

Thursday 24th October

 

 

8.45 – 10.30

Parallel session 1

 

10.30

Foyer in building 25

 

Coffee

 

10.45 –12.30

Parallel session 2

 

12.30

Building 01

 

Lunch

 

13.30 – 14.30

Room 25.2-035

Keynote speech – Frank Lindberg, professor, University Nord, Norway:

Tourism development in peripheral regions – possibilities and problems

 

14.30

Foyer in building 25

 

Coffee

 

14.45 –16.45

Parallel session 3

 

19.30 –

Dinner    in    Copenhagen.    Pakhus    11,    Dampfærgevej    2,    2100 Copenhagen Ø

(close to Østerport station)

 

 

 

 

Friday 25th October

 

 

9.00 – 11.00

Parallel session 4

 

11.00

Foyer in building 25

 

Coffee

 

11.15 –12.15

Room 25.2-035

Keynote speech - Szilvia Gyimóthy, Associate professor, Aalborg University, Denmark:

Sharing Economy Disruptions in Nordic Tourism: Peer Hospitality Platforms and Beyond

 

12.15

Building 01

 

Lunch

 

13.15 - 15.15

Parallel session 5

 

15.15

Room 25.2-035

Goodbye

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM: PARALLEL SESSIONS

 

Thursday 24th October


8.45am-10.30am: Parallel session 1

 

Room

Track

Chair

25.1-035

No. 1: Sustainable urban tourism: dilemmas and

challenges

Jan Henrik Nilsson

25.1-020

No. 3: Lab approaches and

methods for innovation and development within tourism

Dorthe Eide

25.2-035

No. 9: Sustainable behaviour in

tourism & hospitality

Sarah Seidel

25.2-005

No. 5: City tourism development

Göran Andersson

25.3-005

No. 22: Network and knowledge

sharing

Runolfur Smari Steinthorsson

 

 

10.45am-12.30pm: Parallel session 2

 

Room

Track

Chair

25.1-035

No. 12A: Advancements in Event

& Festival Research

John Armbrecht

25.1-020

No. 2: Lab approaches and methods for innovation and

development within tourism

Eva Maria Jernsand

25.2-035

No. 10: Sustainable behaviour

in tourism & hospitality

Femke Vrenegoor

25.2-005

No. 8: Theory and reflection

Bodil Stilling Blichfeldt

25.3-005

No. 7: Culturally sensitive

tourism in the Arctic

Carina Ren

 

 

2.45pm-4.45pm: Parallel session 3

 

Room

Track

Chair

25.1-035

No. 19: Sharing economy/social

media

Marianna Strzelecka

25.1-020

No. 21: Behaviour

Peter Björk

25.2-035

No. 11: Sustainable behaviour

in tourism & hospitality

Sarah Seidel/Femke Vrenegoor

25.2-005

No. 13: Exploring collaborative and digital

methods and methodologies

Lotta Braunerhielm

25.3-005

No. 6: Culturally sensitive

tourism in the Arctic

Bryan Grimwood

 

 

 

Friday 25th October

 

9.00am-11am: Parallel session 4

 

Room

Track

Chair

25.1-035

No. 18: Nature experience

Reidar Mykletun

25.1-020

No. 12B: Advancements in Event & Festival Research

Tommy D. Andersson

25.2-035

No. 23A: Management and Marketing

Steven Boyne

25.2-005

No. 15: Employment

Trude Furunes

25.3-005

No. 17: Experience

Karina Smed

 

 

1.15pm-3.15pm: Parallel session 5

 

Room

Track

Chair

25.1-035

No. 14: Sustainability

Grzegorz Kwiatkowski

25.1-020

No. 20 : Health and wellbeing

Katharina Wolff

25.2-035

No. 23B: Management and Marketing

Donna Isabella Sundbo

25.2-005

No. 16: Employment

Tone Therese Linge

25.3-005

No. 4: The role of tourism in multicultural societies

Emma Björner

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