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Advances in Tourism Research: Programme

This is the final program for the Conference.

May 26th
May 27t
May 28th
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10:30 Coffee Break Coffee Break
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  Lunch Lunch
14:00 Registration at Welcome Desk Conference Excursion and Social Dinner Parallel Sessions
14:30 Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speaker
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Welcome
Parallel Sessions
  Parallel Sessions
17:00 Closing Ceremony

Final detailed programme for Advances in Tourism Research 2008 Conference

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Plenary Session - Keynote Speaker
(Monday, 26-May-2008, 15:30 - 16:30)

Chair: Professor Carlos Costa - University of Aveiro - Portugal

Chris Cooper - University of Nottingham - United Kingdom
The Challenge of Governance for Networked Destinations


Session M 1.1 - Education and Training in Tourism
(Monday, 26-May-2008, 17H00-18H30)

Chair: Professor Carlos Costa - University of Aveiro - Portugal

Rodolfo Baggio and Chris Cooper
Knowledge Management and Transfer in Tourism: An Italian Case

Manuel A. B. Salgado, Fernando M. F. R. De Lemos and Cesar M. F. S. Faria
Education and Training in Tourism: National Observatory for Tourism Education

T. Cuevas-Contreras and I. Zizaldra-Hernandez
Dynamic Tourism: Learning Organization, Innovation Process and Network Management Approach


Session T 1.1 - Community Tourism
(Tuesday, 27-May-2008, 9H00-10H30)

Chair: Professor Elisabeth Kastenholz - University of Aveiro - Portugal

Hsin-Wen Chang, Hsin-Li Chang and Hung-Nien Hsieh
Community Tourism Development in Taiwan - The Hsin Chu Technopolis Case

Raquel Huete, Alejandro Mantecon and Tomas Mazon
Analysing the Social Perception of Residential Tourism Development

Cleria Botelho da Costa and Maria Elenita M. Nascimento
Community, Participation and Local Tourism


Session T 1.2 - Tourism and Environmental Concerns
(Tuesday, 27-May-2008, 9H00-10H30)

Chair: Professor Rodolfo Baggio - Bocconi University - Italy

Ana Sampaio, Rhodri Thomas, Xavier Font
Beliefs and Preferences for Adopting Environmental Practices in Accommodation Smaller Businesses

Immacolata Vellecco and Alessandra Mancino
Environmental Awareness and Sustainability in Tourism Destinations: Three Italian Case Studies

A. Raschi, F. P. Vaccari, F. Miglietta, S. Baronti, Francesca Giannini, Franca Zanichelli and Mario Tozzi
TuristiCO2: a Model Forevaluating the Carrying Capacity of a Park Island


Session T 2.1 - Destination Loyalty and Tourists' Behaviour
(Tuesday, 27-May-2008, 11H00-12H30)

Chair: Professor Cleria Botelho - University of Brasilia - Brazil

Elisabeth Kastenholz, Celeste Eusebio and Maria Jogo Carneiro
Factors Influencing Destination Loyalty of Cultural Tourists - A Binary Logistic Regression Model

Antonio Manuel Martins de Almeida and Pedro T. Pereira
Analyzing the Tourist's Travel Behavior: A Stated Preferences Experiment for the Oporto-Funchal Route

Sandra C. Teixeira and Pedro M. Cravo
Are Satisfied Tourists Loyal Tourists? A Case Study in Algarve, Portugal




Session W 1.1 - Rural Tourism
(Wednesday, 28-May-2008, 09H00-10H30)

Chair: Professor Svetla Stoyanova - Bournemouth University - United Kingdom

Mari Guadalupe Velazquez Romero, Jose Gabriel Ruiz Andrade, Ricardo Verjan Quicones, Omaira Cecilia Martinez Moreno and Jorge Antonio Valderrama Martinez
Development of Camping Facilities in the Rural Area of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico: An Alternative Activity for Sustainable Tourism

Aurea Rodrigues and Elisabeth Kastenholz
How Attractive are the European Rural Territories for Multi-destination Trips of the Long-haul Travel Market?

Surugiu Camelia
How to Stimulate Romanian Rural Tourism through Human Resources Training

Apolonia Rodrigues
Rural Tourism and Innovation - The European Network of Village Tourism


Session W 1.2 - Globalization and Tourism Economy
(Wednesday, 28-May-2008, 9H00-10H30)

Chair: Professor Pedro Cravo - Polythecnic Institute of Beja - Portugal

A.R. Farias, Denise Imori, Joaquim J.M. Guilhoto, Joaquim Pinto de Andrade, Fernanda Sartori de Camargo, Maria de Lourdes Rollemberg Mollo and Milene Takasago
Tourism and the Brazilian Economy: An Analysis of the Input Output Matrix

Mirela Mazilu and Roxana Cristina Marinescu
The Globalization Impact on the Romanian Tourism

Juan Gabriel Brida, Juan Sebastian Pereyra, Lionello F. Punzo and Maria Jesus Such Devesa
The Economic Contribution of Tourism Sector


Session W 2.1 - Tourism and Technology
(Wednesday, 28-May-2007, 11H00-12H30)

Chair: Professor Fernando De Lemos - ISPGaya - Portugal

Zhang Meiying, Xia Bin, Xu Jianhua, Zhang Heping and Luo Jiwen
Design of Tourism Information System Based on WebGIS

S. Martellos, R. Riccamboni, E. Montagnari Kokelj and P.L. Nimis
Multidisciplinary Travel Guides on PDAs

J. Miguens, R. Baggio, and C. Costa
Social Media and Tourism Destination: TripAdvisor Case Study




Session W 3.1 - Sustainable Tourism
(Wednesday, 28-May-2008, 14H30-16H00)

Chair: Professor Manuel Salgado - Polytechnic Institute of Guarda - Portugal

Naci Polat
Understanding of Sustainability and International Initiatives for Sustainable Tourism

Neda Torabi Farsani, Celeste Coelho and Carlos Costa
Sustainable Tourism and the Conservation of Mangrove Forests in Qeshm Island Geopark

Salvatore Bimonte and Lionello F. Punzo
Development with Sustainable Tourism: Tools in a Game-Theoretical Policy Kit

Apolonia Rodrigues
Agenda for Sustainable Destinations


Session W 3.2 - Seasonality, Eco-Tourism and Environmental Issues
(Wednesday, 28-May-2008, 14H30-16H00)

Chair: Professor Lionello Punzo - University of Siena - Italy

A. L. Almeida and E. Kastenholz
Towards a Theoretical Construct of Tourism Seasonality

S. Stoyanova, J. Edwards and R. Vaughan
Tourist Development on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast: a Review

M.O. Rangel, J.M.S. Gonzalves, C. Almeida, C. Afonso, C. Costa, K. Erzini, F. Oliveira, P. Monteiro, J. Ribeiro and P. Veiga
Underwater Eco-Tourism Routes - A Case Study in Central Algarve, Portugal

Neio Campos
Territorial Impacts of Tourism: Reflection upon an Area of Potential Ecotourism Use


Session W 4.1 -Evaluation and Tourism Development
(Wednesday, 28-May-2008, 16H30-18H00)

Chair: Professor Neio Campos - University of Brasilia - Brazil

Alfonso Vargas Sanches, Nuria Porras Bueno, Maria Angeles Plaza Mejia and Francisco Riquel Ligero
Tourism and the Wine-Making Industry: Perspectives and Proposals for Development in the Spanish Province of Huelva

Yang De-Zhi, Yang Da-Yuan, Cai An-Juan, Jiang Hong-Tao and Jin Wei-Dong
Evaluation on Tourism Value of Tourism Resources

Juan Brida, Marta Faias, Alberto Pinto and Maria Jesus Such Devesa
Tourism Choice with Crowding Types


Closing Ceremony
(Wednesday, 28-May-2008, 18:30)

Pedro Cravo
Conference's Statistics

Carlos Costa
Best Paper Award and Closing Speach

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  • Presenters should get the updated Programme that is distributed with the conference bags, search for their presentation slot and be in the presentation room 5 minutes before the session starts. The presentations are performed by the order the papers appear in the Programme except if anyone requests for changes and the session chair agrees to them. Conference presenters must follow session chairs indications and comply with the presentation times that they are allowed to.

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