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Contribution at the ToSEE Conference

Contribution to sustainable tourism at the ToSEE Conference

6.6.2023 | DIT Public Relations

From 25 to 27 May, the Tourism in Southern and Eastern Europe (ToSEE) conference took place in Croatia with the main topic "Engagement and Empowerment: A Pathway to Sustainable Tourism". The European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) travelled to the event with a delegation and contributed three conference papers.

The organisers of the conference, hosted by the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management of the University of Rijeka, invited the Dean of ECRI, Prof. Dr. Georg Christian Steckenbauer, to give a keynote speech. In his lecture entitled "The forest as a driver for sustainable tourism development: challenges and opportunities", he addressed the main topic of the conference. Corinna Pippirs and Sebastian Markov, research assistants at ECRI, complemented the topic with their contribution "Forests, health and tourism: developing sustainable health tourism offers in domestic forests". Veronika Jánová, also a research associate at ECRI, presented a research project under the direction of Prof. Dr. Marcus Herntrei on "Sustainable Destination Development in Bavaria: Increasing Tourism Acceptance through Participatory Approaches?" at the conference.

Five students from Pfarrkirchen, who are part of the "Health Tour" project, also came to the ToSEE. This project, led by ECRI and funded by the German Academic Exchange Service, brings together universities in five countries with the aim of making the tourism industry more international and promising for the future..,

The ToSEE conference is dedicated to the promotion of academic work in the field of tourism and contributes to the discussion of current issues related to sustainable tourism development on a global scale. It provides a multidisciplinary platform for teachers, students as well as industry specialists. A total of 111 authors with 44 scientific contributions from 16 countries participated in ToSEE 2023 this year.

Bild (ECRI/THD): The delegation from Pfarrkirchen with Dean Prof. Dr. Georg Christian Steckenbauer (4th from right) at the conference in Croatia.