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Corona-influenced opportunities for travel and tourism companies – Blog posting

Creative companies are vamping up their business models and marketing campaigns for the corona era Hashtags #DreamNowVisitLater by many destination marketing agencies keep the dream of travel alive in the minds of potential tourists. There are concrete corona-influenced business ideas out there as well. We would like to present some…

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TOURIST Participation @ Hue Tourism Forum 2020

TOURIST project at Hue Tourism Forum 2020: “Connecting travel agencies to Hue – a safe and hospitable destination” Taking place in Hue…

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Post-Pandemic Destination Management – Blog Posting

Towards the “new normal” – Viewpoints on post-pandemic destination management As countries are taking steps to ease the corona restrictions, tourism destinations are looking for ways to open up for travel again. Our colleagues from Haaga-Helia University, Leena Grönroos and Annika Konttinen, published a blog article about the possibilities of…

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What a team – also in difficult times

2nd TOURIST Online Meeting The 2nd TOURIST online meeting took place on the 28th of May 2020. The main aim was to discuss the following points to progress with our project tasks: TOURIST 2nd international conference in BKK – decision on the next steps/procedure for implementation TOURIST competence centers –…

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TOURIST Student Exchange – Competence Center

Student Exchange for the Competence Centers between Hue University/Vietnam and Payap University/Thailand 5 students from Hue University participated in the TOURIST student visit as part of the TOURIST exchange programme. The aim of the study visit was…

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Sustainable Tourism Workshop in Payap

On 12 February 2020, the “Sustainable Tourism Workshop” was successfully held in Payap, Thailand. The workshop, supported by the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education project “TOURIST”, was successfully organized in the rooms at Center for Social Impacts at Payap University in Chiang Mai. Our Tourist EU project continues…

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Counselling/Training session done by Kasetsart University

The counselling/training sessions are a huge success! The TOURIST student staff team of the competence center of Kasetsart University led by Mr. Jackrit, who is studying tourism and creation, conducted a survey with local officials in order to develop a 3 km long sustainable trekking trail around Pupek, 1000 years…

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1st TOURIST Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam

Wow! What an exciting conference! On 3-4 December 2019, the “Sustainable Tourism Development for Southeast Asia Conference” was successfully held in Hanoi, Vietnam. The two-day International conference, supported by the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education project “TOURIST – Competence centers for the development of sustainable tourism and…

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TOURIST Competence Center @ Kasetsart University

Opening of the TOURIST Competence Center at Kasetsart University Bangkok On the 27th of November 2019 the TOURIST competence centre was officially opened by the higher education management and the TOURIST project team of Kasetsart University. Additionally to the internal members of staff, also external stakeholders from tourism organisations attended…

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Sustainable tourism development for Southeast Asia conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, Dec. 3-4, 2019

We are glad to announce that the TOURIST project in cooperation with the VNU University of Social Sciences and Humanities, will organize and host the conference – Sustainable tourism development for Southeast Asia, in Hanoi, Vietnam. The event will take place at Hilton Hanoi Opera, No.1 Le Thanh Ton str.,…

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Hue University officially opened the competence center

The next competence center at the Hue University was officially opened on October 29th, 2019.  The TOURIST project today celebrated the official opening of its new competence center at the School of hospitality and tourism in Hue, Vietnam. The benefits for the local community are clear: continuous learning…

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3rd Project Management Meeting in Chiang Mai

From the 12th until the 14th of June 2019, the 3rd TOURIST project management meeting took place in Chiang Mai at our partner Payap University. The first two days were used to discuss the progress of the project and to fully concentrate on the technical and operational implementation of the…

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The sustainable tourism seminar for Payap students

About 50 students from the Hotel and Tourism Management department of Payap University have benefitted from a 1/2-day seminar on sustainable tourism and innovative financial management strategies held at the Payap University. The seminar organized on the 26th July by Michael Meallem, Waruth Kaosol, Chawan Maleehom at the department…

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The 1st TOURIST competence center is officially open

Payap University has officially opened the first competence center of the TOURIST project during the third project meeting taking place in Chiang Mai, Thailand from the 12th until the 14th of June 2019. The opening ceremony, held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, was attended by many students, academic staff, and tourism…

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4th TOURIST Train-the-Trainer Event

The 4th and final TOURIST train-the-trainer event took place from the 26th until the 29th of March 2019 in Pattaya/Thailand. This training concentrated on the implementation and operation of the competence centres. Therefore, business modelling as well as the development of marketing concepts were in the focus. Again, the consortium…

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The 3rd TOURIST training on “innovative financial management and funding strategies for sustainable tourism projects” – Phuket City

From the 22nd until the 25th of January 2019 the third TOURIST train-the-trainer event took place in Phuket focusing on innovative financial management strategies and methods. The training included also a study visit on Phuket so see all efforts taken in order to promote sustainable tourism. A great tour was…

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Presentation TOURIST Project at MATKA – Helsinki Nordic travel fair

Recently, Leena and Jarmo from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences presented our TOURIST project at the MATKA – Helsinki Nordic travel fair which is the lagest travel fair in the nordic countries in Europe. .  …

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Installment of TOURIST competence centres

The installment of the TOURIST competence centres has started! Payap University  is already advertising it on campus!   We are currenlty starting with the installment of the TOURIST competence centres within all participating universities in Thailand and Vietnam. The first step of the implementation…

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2nd TOURIST Training – Ho Chi Minh City

In the week from of the 10th of December 2018 the 2nd TOURIST training take place in Ho Chi Minh City. The first important part was to continue to talk about the pledge of all partners for the competence centers which were concepted at the first…

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2nd Publication About the TOURIST Project

Daniel Binder and Harald Friedl published an article in the tourism press of Austria focusing on the question “Can the sustainable tourism concept be transferred to other countries?” The article was published focusing on sustainability in toursim and can be found online Your way to the article – althoug…

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Erasmus+ CBHE Cluster Meeting Thailand

On the 21st of November 2018, the Erasmus+ CBHE Cluster Meeting took place in Thailand. The main aim of this meeting was to bring all project participants of Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education projects together to share their experience and give additional information on the implementation of the projects.

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1st TOURIST Training – Capacity Building for Trainers – Hue/Vietnam

The first successful TOURIST training – capacity building for trainers took place from the 2nd until the 5th of October at our partner Hue University in Hue/Vietnam. The main training topics of this first were tourism development in South-East Asia, destination development, tourism impacts and challenges of overtourism as introductory…

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Focus Group Finland – WP1

On the 4th of May 2018, our Finish partner, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences held their focus group for the TOURIST project in Helsinki. Five travel and tourism professionals had a very lively discussion on sustainable tourism development in Helsinki-Uusimaa region. Helsinki-Uusimaa is the biggest tourism destination in Finland…

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1st Publication About the TOURIST Project

We would like to proudly present our first publication about the TOURIST project developed by Harry Friedl and Claudia Linditsch from FH JOANNEUM in the Respect – Naturfreunde International online newsletter! It is in German but there are lovely pics from Claudia´s personal travels to Thailand and Vietnam…

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Presentation of the TOURIST project at the Tourism Council of Chiang Mai/Thailand

Our valued partner Payap University presented the TOURIST project at the Tourism Council of Chiang Mai/Thailand. The meeting, held on Sat 28th April at the Kiree Thara Bioutique Resort, was to prepare a draft master plan (2018-2038) for the sustainable development of the tourism industry in Chiang Mai. Many…

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TOURIST Kick-off Meeting

From the 27th of February until the 2nd of March 2018 the kick-off meeting and the study visit of the TOURIST project took place in Graz/Austria. All partners came together for this event to get to know each other in person and to create a common starting point for the…

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