Discussion “Tourism Ethics” will be held on October 19 (20)
On October 19th, at 16.00 at Turiba StartUp hotel, room C302 will be held discussion “Tourism Ethics”. Discussion is organized by the International Tourism Faculty Tourism Research Center of Turiba University and is second discussion of the study year, aiming to disclose various aspects of tourism industry.
Perception of the notion of ethics is not unambiguous – for tourism business practitioners it is a chapter of Corporate Social Responsibly (CSR), for tourism destination development organizations (DMO’s) it is more an issue relating to sustainable tourism development. Finally, in relation to tourism consumers – tourists and guests, it is more linked to customer behavior, motives and general understanding of tourist duties and responsibilities.
This discussion will aim to discuss complexity of tourism ethics and its place in business. Tourism industry professionals having direct contact with tourists have been invited to share their experiences from interaction with destination visitors and clients. Participants of the discussion with especially emphasize situations from daily interactions with visitors and clients. Professional tourism guides Janis Liekmanis and Marina Krucane will be sharing their experiences on how to handle situations where ethical issues appear, Katarina Tumasevica will share experiences from professional life and will connect the understanding of tourism ethics in CSR, based on her previous research and Anna Stavicka, university docent will try to explain where intercultural interactions are crossing with tourism ethics.
Discussion will be in English language.