Knowledge Network

Staying in Algarve

Participants are requested to make their own travel arrangements, including hotel booking (quoting the registration number for special Forum rates). Rooms at special Forum rates are available to participants at the following hotels.

Organising Committee

 

University of Algarve

Prof. Efigénio Rebelo

Social Programme


DAY 3, 3rd of June, 15:00

Social programme “Algarve, on the way of Portuguese Discoveries”

 

Welcome!

On behalf of UNWTO and the University of Algarve, we would like to welcome all members of UNWTO and other participants to the Forum Tourism and Science: Bridging theory and practice, to be held in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, on 1-3 June 2011.

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UNWTO KNOWLEDGE NETWORK MEMBERS

ADEAC (Asociación de Educación Ambiental y del Consumador) Spain

AECIT (Asociación Española de Expertos Científicos en Turismo) Spain

AEI Cluster Turismo de Extremadura   Spain

Aleksandër Moisiu University of Durrës  Albania

Amadeus IT Group  Spain

UNWTO Knowledge Network Kick-off Meeting

Location

FITUR, North Convention Centre, Room N111-N112 Madrid
Spain
19 January 2011
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The UNWTO Knowledge Network (UNWTO.Know) is a worldwide web of innovation institutions or centres willing to work collaboratively to set and put into use research and knowledge management standards on tourism policy, governance, and operations. The network’s scope includes scientific and technological, business, and governmental organizations, programmes and projects.

From its inception, in the Autumn of 2010, the UNWTO.Know has already enlisted some 80 members worldwide, and this number will be growing over the next months; they will be working as UNWTO Knowledge Institutions, UNWTO Strategic Centres, and UNWTO Tourism Think-Tanks.

The UNWTO Knowledge Network Kick-off Meeting is the first opportunity for existing and prospective members of the network to meet personally and establish principle operative links.

On this occasion, several lines of research and innovation will be preliminary presented by UNWTO.Know members in the Americas, in Asia-Pacific, and in Europe. This is intended as inspiration on road-maps for action and collaboration. Participants will also be able to introduce themselves and briefly express their strategic views on innovation relating to tourism.

Finally, the UNWTO.Know will be honoured to have full participation of high representatives of Tourism Portugal and the University of Algarve. Together, they are hosting the first global conference of the network on 1-3 June 2011, designed to disseminate programmes and projects of members, and to serve as a liaison to bilateral and multilateral cooperation organizations and other international big-league players.

UNWTO Knowledge Network is pleased to welcome its existing and prospective members to the Kick-off Meeting on 19 January. If you have not already completed your registration for this key meeting please do it through our registration system.
 

 

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UNWTO Algarve Forum - Tourism and Science: Bridging Theory and Practice

Location

Tivoli Marina Vilamoura, Algarve
Portugal
1 June 2011 - 3 June 2011
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Over 300 representatives from the private and public sector were joined by prestigious academics to establish a consensus on tourism strategies for the next decade and beyond. The UNWTO Algarve Forum on Tourism and Science: bridging theory and practice,co-organised by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), its Knowledge Network programme and the University of Algarve, was held on 1-3 June 2011 in Vilamoura, Portugal.

This important event intended to bridge theory and practice in three main areas: (A) Development and Competitiveness, (B) Climate Change and Sustainability, and (C) Governance and Tourism Policy.

Concluding several months of on-line discussions, the UNWTO Algarve Forum stressed the significance of participation and efficiency in tourism governance as well as the need to develop new indicators to measure real effects of tourism on development and its impacts on climate change.

The UNWTO Algarve Forum discussions were organized by the UNWTO Knowledge Network with the able support of one of its most active members, the University of the Algarve. Participants agreed to establish a platform to carry forward the work initiated during the last few months within the UNWTO Knowledge Network and the Forum, and build a community of knowledge on tourism, providing a framework of support for policy-making on development, governance and climate change goals. The results are to be translated into a set of guidelines and policy programmes known as the UNWTO Algarve Consensus.

  


To read the three executive conclusion papers of the Forum, please download the documents below.

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2011 UNWTO Awards

Location

Vilamoura
Portugal
2 June 2011
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The 2011 UNWTO Ulysses Prize and Awards Ceremony took place during the UNWTO Algarve Forum.

The UNWTO Ulysses Prize was awarded to Professor Kaye Chon, Dean and Chair Professor of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, for his outstanding contribution to tourism knowledge. 


The 2011 UNWTO Ulysses Awards winners are as follows:
 

For Innovation in Governance:

  • ChinaTourist Satisfaction Index - China Tourism Academy (China)
  • Development of the ‘Ruta Moche’ as a Tourism Destination – Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Peru)
  • Environmental Certificate "Friend of the Environment Establishment” - Madeira Regional Secretariat for Tourism and Transport (Portugal)

For Innovation in Enterprises:

  • The Artemisa project: transforming organic waste into biofuel for more sustainable tourism – Ingelia (Spain)
  • Mayakoba Tourism Resort Mexico: sustainable and responsible tourism development - OHL Desarrollos (Mexico)
  • TravelSat Competitive Index: global survey benchmarking international tourists’ satisfaction and trip quality – TCI Research (Tourism Competitive Intelligence) (Belgium)

For Innovation in Non-Governmental Organizations:

  • Connecting People with the Environment, W James Whyte Island Reserve: tourists volunteering to protect biodiversity - Conservation Volunteers (Australia)
  • Development of Accessible Tourism in Slovenia (PREMIKI): accessible tourism for those with special needs - SENT Slovenian Association for Mental Health (Slovenia)
  • La route accessible (The Accessible Road): an informative travel tool designed to promote accessible tourism in Quebec, Canada  - KÉROUL (Canada)

Special Jury Awards to:

  • Cultural Villages Development Project - Alghat Cooperative Association (Saudi Arabia)
  • UruguayNatural.tv – Ministry of Tourism and Sport (Uruguay)
  • European Cemeteries Route- Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe (Italy)

 

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Official introduction of the UNWTO Knowledge Network

January 2011

After months of exchanges and planning with public and private sector leaders, the UNWTO Knowledge Network was officially presented to its members and the public at FITUR (Madrid, Spain) on 19th January 2011.

Contact Us

UNWTO Knowledge Network :

Ms. Eunji Tae, Coordinator

World Tourism Organization(UNWTO)