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  CONFERENCE > Program

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  Saturday 09th October 2010 – Conference Registration

17:00 - 19:00

Registration desk at the InterContinental Hotel will be opened for those who would like to register and receive the conference material
  Sunday  10th October 2010 - Academic Day

08:00 - 09:00

Registration Desk Opens
09:00 - 10:00 Opening Ceremony

• Her Excellency Dr. Rajha Abdulamir Ali Minister of Tourism, Sultanate of Oman
• Mr. Amr Abdel Ghaffar, Representative of the Secretary-General of UNWTO
• Dr. Odeh Al Jayyousi, Regional Director of IUCN
• Mrs. Lamees Daar, CEO Environment Society of Oman
• Dr. Harold Goodwin, ICRT Leeds Metropolitan University

 

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break & Exhibition Opens
10:30 -14:15 Parallel Session 1/Theme 1: Tourism, Livelihoods, Local Economic Development and Human Resources (Jabrin Ballroom)
  • 10:30 Heba Aziz, Marike Bontenbal & Dana Sarhan: Living Together? A Case Study on the Inter-Relationship between International Hotel Corporations and Local Communities in the Greater Muscat Area
  • 10:45 Mohammad Bader AL-Badarneh: Tourism Development in Aqaba; New Socio-cultural Aspects
  • 11:00 Niloufar Zarei: Rural Eco-tourism and it's role in sustainable development of Kandovan village
  • 11:15 Martina Shakya: Tourism, Regional Development and Human Capital in Rural Nepal
  • 11:30 Aftab Anwar Shaikh & Porinita S. Banerjee: Agri-Tourism: An Indian Experience
  • 11:45 – 12:15 Panel Discussion Theme 1
  • 12:15 – 12:45 Coffee Break
  • 12:45 Allieu B. S. Taal: Socio-Economic Impact Study of Tourism in the Gambia
  • 13:00 Andreas Walmsley & Uta Werner: Putting the Humane Back into Human Resources: Responsible Tourism and the HR Dimension
  • 13:15 Andreas Walmsley: The Role of Educational Institutions in Greening Education and Ensuring Sustainability: The Case Study of Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Fayoum University, Egypt
  • 13:30 Hendrie Adji Kusworo: Tourism and Poverty: Searching for Institutional Solutions
    13:45 – 14:15 Panel Discussion Theme 1
Parallel Session 2/Theme 2: Responsible Tourism in a World of Finite Resources (Nizwa/Bahla Room)
  • 10:30 David Insall: MECA Environmental Guidelines for Tourism-related Development Projects
  • 10:45 Ammar Al Azzeh: Responsible Tourism and Safeguarding Natural Resources
  • 11:00 La Vergne Lehmann: The Problem of Water: Managing a Scarce Resource in an Indulgent Industry
  • 11:15 Sobhi Nasir: Geo-tourism in Oman Mountains: Billions Years of Story of the Earth to Serve Tomorrow
  • 11:30 Graham Miller: Tourism 2023: Four Future Scenarios
  • 11:45 – 12:15 Panel Discussion Theme 2
  • 12:15 – 12:45 Coffee Break
  • 12:45 Jon Ware: Wadi Shaab Ecotourism Development Project
  • 13:00 Omar Sakr: Environmental Management in 4 and 5 Star Hotels in Lebanon
  • 13:15 Jaya R. Nadimikere: The Coastal and Marine Tourism in the East Coast of India: Implications to Environmental Impact
  • 13:30 Pascal Abdallah: Clean Mobility – Slow Travel
  • 13:45 – 14:15 Panel Discussion Theme 2
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
15:15 - 18:30 Parallel Session 3/Theme 3: Tangible and Intangible Heritage Management in Tourism Destinations (Nizwa/Bahla Room)
 
  • 15:15 Yunus Sola: Responsible Tourism in Action: the Case of the Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil (Abraham’s Path)

  • 15:30 Libby Owen Edmunds: Tourism in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort, Sri Lanka: Saint or Sinner?

  • 15:45 Yacoub S. AlBusaidi: Responsible Public Interpretation and Archaeological Tourism in the Sultanate of Oman

  • 16:00 Simon C. Woodward: The Contribution of Local Handicrafts to Responsible Tourism in Emerging Destinations: Challenges and Opportunities

  • 16:15 -16:45 Panel Discussion Theme 3

  • 16:45 – 17:15 Coffee Break

  • 17:15 Victoria Tuzlukova & Rahma Al Mahrooqi: The Landscape of Tourism in Oman within the Context of the English Language

  • 17:30 Ya’qoob S. AlBusaidi: The Intangible Heritage and Heritage Tourism in the Sultanate of Oman

  • 17:45 Mohammadreza Shahidipak: Oman in Travels of Ibn Battutah and Ibn Jobyr in Maritime Silk Route

  • 18:00 Azita Esfandain: Responsible Tourism in Babolsar

  • 18:00 – 18:30 Panel Discussion Theme 3

15:15 - 18:00: Parallel Session 4/Theme 4: Responsible Destination Management (Jabrin Ballroom)
 
18:45 Close of the Academic Day
19:00 – 20:00 ICRT Forum
The forum will be moderated by Harold Goodwin - International Centre for Responsible Tourism, Leeds Metropolitan University. It provides an opportunity to discuss informally the latest international developments in Responsible Tourism and to reflect on the day's academic papers and the reports on progress in Responsible Tourism.
  Monday 11th October 2010.

08:00 - 08:45

Registration Desk Opens

08:45 - 09:00

Introduction of the Business and Government Days
10:00-10:30 Exhibition Opens - Coffee Break
09:30-11:45 Theme 1: Tourism, Livelihoods, Local Economic Development and Human Resources
Moderators: Adama Bah & Amina Abdullah Al Balushi
 
  • 9:00 Harold Goodwin: Taking Responsibility for Improving Local Livelihoods
  • 9:15 Amina Abdullah Al Balushi: Tourism Human Resources in Oman, Issues and Development
  • 9:30 Adama Bah: Tourism, Local Economic Development and Livelihoods in The Gambia
  • 9:45 Venu V.: Local Economic Development and Livelihoods in Kerala
  • 10:00 – 10:15 Open Discussion on Theme 1
  • 10:15 -10:45 Coffee Break
  • 10:45 Abdulla Al Shidi: The Wave Muscat – Social Responsibility
  • 11:00 Ahoud Said Al Balushi: The Socio-economic & Cultural Context of Tourism Development in Al Jabal Al Akhdar
  • 11:15 Anne-Maria Makela: ST-EP Project Case Study: The Mekong Discovery Trail (Cambodia)
  • 11:30 – 11:45 Open Discussion on Theme 1
11:45-13:15 Theme 2: Tangible and Intangible Heritage Management in Tourism Destinations
Moderator: Graham Brooks

 
  • 11:45 Graham Brooks: Communicating Heritage: a UNWTO Manual for the Tourism Sector
  • 12:00 Saif Al Rawahi: Oman’s Heritage: Case Study of Khasab Fort
  • 12:15 Maho Sebiane: From Safeguarding Intangible Heritage to Responsible Tourism, Experience from the Sultanate of Oman
  • 12:30 -12:45 Open Discussion on Theme 2
  • 12:45 Sarah Kneebone: The Role of Oman Botanic Garden as a Site for Responsible Tourism
  • 13:00 Peter Farrington: The Rock Garden at Ad Duqm: A Potential Model of Sustainable Heritage Development
  • 13:15 Sharhabeel Madi: The Petra Experience – Jordan
  • 13:30 -13:45 Open Discussion on Theme 2
13:15-14:45

Lunch Break

14:15-15:45 Working Group Discussions on Theme 1 (Jabrin Ballroom) & Theme 2 (Nizwa/Bahla Room)
16:00-18:00 Muscat City Tour (free, registration required)
20:00-22:00 Welcome Reception
  Tuesday 12th October 2010 Day 2

09:00 - 11:30

Theme 3: Responsible Tourism in a World of Finite Resources
Moderator: Mr. Luigi Cabrini, Director Sustainable Development of Tourism; Co-moderator: Mr. Al Al Kayoumi, Ministry of Environment & Climate Affairs, Oman
 
  • 9:00 Luigi Cabrini: Tourism and the Environment: Threats and Opportunities
  • 9:15 David Owen: Major Issues Confronting the Travel and Tourism Industry/Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism
  • 9:30 Susanne Becken: The Implications of Peak Oil for the Travel and Tourism
  • 9:45 Henricus Verhaar: Improving Energy Efficiency in the Hotel Sector
  • 10:00 – 10:15 Open Discussion on Theme 3
  • 10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break
  • 10:45 Wael A. Al Lawati: Developers Taking Responsibility for Hotel Sustainability in a Finite World
  • 11:00 Ramón Davila: Sustainability in Golf Courses in Andalusia, Spain
  • 11:15 Chris Johnson: The Jordan Story: Tourism as an Instrument for Biodiversity Conservation and Socio-economic Development
  • 11:15 – 11:30 Open Discussion on Theme 3
11:30-14:35 Theme 4: Responsible Destination Marketing and Management
Moderator: Escencan Terzibasoglu
 
14:30-15:30

Lunch Break

14:15-15:15

Working Group Discussions on:
Theme 3 (Jabrin Ballroom)
Theme 4 (Nizwa/Bahla Room)

16:45-17:15

Closing Session
Reflections on the Conference Themes and the outcomes of the Working Groups Ministry of Tourism Oman’s Sustainable Tourism Policy and Reflections on the Conference Invitation to the Fifth International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations, Canada June 2011

17:15

Conference Closes

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