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Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals Conference #Tourism4SDGs19


The Institute of Development Studies at Massey University hosted the Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals Conference January 24-25, 2019 at the Albany campus, Auckland, New Zealand.
Hashtag: #Tourism4SDGs19

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  • What are examples of tourism delivering on its potential to be more inclusive, equitable and sustainable?
  • How can tourism in New Zealand be more inclusive, equitable and sustainable?
  • Will the conference streams have livestreaming and recorded video? – (yes!)
  • Will the videos be online other platforms in which the videos can be embedded on other websites?
  • How can remote participants engage the event?
  • As a livestreaming event, how does this conference compare to other events streamed live in New Zealand including NetHui and NDFNZ?
  • What would locals like visitors to know about Auckland?

Publication: Tourism, the SDGs and partnerships

830am Susanne Becken

145pm Planet – Water-stressed destinations (case study of Cape Town and Day Zero)

330pm Plenary session: Partnerships for achieving the SDGs in tourism

16:45pm Final comments

Michael Hall – 26:00 People, people, people, 32:00 Efficiency and sufficiency, 36:00 What difference does most sustainable tourism research have? Very little … How sustainable is sustainable behaviour?

Willem Coetzee @WillemJLCoetzee When they measured …

The Sustainable Development Goals, ratified at the United Nations in 2015 and set to guide global development through to 2030, urge governments, industry and communities alike to engage in direct efforts to work in more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable ways. As one of the world’s largest industries, tourism should address sustainability issues head on. There is certainly a great deal of rhetoric on the virtues and promise of tourism as a tool for sustainable development, and there have been positive steps towards sustainability by many companies, governments and others. However, it is also claimed that the tourism industry has oversold its sustainable potential: “Tourism hides its unsustainability behind a mask that is all the more beguiling because it appears so sustainable. We too easily imagine that tourism as the embodiment of sustainability, when in reality it may represent unrealized hopes and desires for the world we want to live in, the environments we want to inhabit, and economy we want to participate in” (Hollenhorst et al. 2014: 306).

This conference on Tourism and the SDGs offers the opportunity for a wide range of scholars and tourism stakeholders to discuss and debate both (i) challenges to tourism contributing to the SDGs, and (ii) ways in which tourism can deliver on its potential to be more inclusive, equitable and sustainable, in line with the values embedded in the Global Goals.

The Tourism4SDGs19 Organising Committee now invites researchers, practitioners, and others to submit research and position papers in the following streams:

  • Stream 1: People
  • Stream 2: Prosperity
  • Stream 3: Planet
  • Stream 4: Peace & Partnerships
  • Stream 5: Cross-Cutting SDGs
  • Stream 6: Tourism Education/Pedagogy

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