CONCURRENT SESSION 2B SPEAKERS
People and places for peace


Noga Collins-Kreiner, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa, Israel

Jay D. Gatrell,
Department of Geography, Geology, and Anthropology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, USA (Gatrell)

No biography available at this time.

PRESENTATION TITLE: “Peace in the city: the case of Haifa’s Baha’i Gardens, Israel”

The Collins-Kreiner and Gatrell presentation found the following to be needed for peaceful, religious/secular sites: a layered visiting experience that preserves the religious nature of the site BUT allows the local population to reap secular rewards and the existence of a “shared space” with a differentiation in content, time and space of the experience. These practices transform the holy site into a secular shared community asset and thus help to bridge between the different “players” of the tourism system and to bring peace into the city.

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Apolónia Rodrigues, President, Alentejo Network of Village Tourism, Genuineland, Évora, Portugal


Áurea Rodrigues, Associate professor, ISPGaya, Vila Nova de gaia, Portugal

Apolónia Rodrigues is Coordinator of the European Network of Village Tourism | Genuineland, President of the Alentejo Network of Village Tourism and National Expert of Sustainability at the TSG, DG Enter, European Commission. She holds a Degree in Tourism Management and Planning from the University of Aveiro. Her research interests include networks, rural, nature tourism and sustainable tourism.

Aurea Rodrigues is a Professor in Tourism at the Gaya Polytechnic Institute (Vila Nova de Gaia- Portugal). She holds a Degree in Tourism Management and Planning and a Master’s Degree in Tourism Management and Development from the University of Aveiro and is at present lecturing at the ISPGaya, where she coordinated the undergraduate programme in Tourism between 2005-2008 and also a PhD Student at University of Aveiro. Her research interests include rural, nature tourism, sustainable tourism, consumer behaviour in tourism.

PRESENTATION TITLE: “The use of peace heritage as a tourism product: the European network of ‘places of peace’”

There’s all over the world cultural heritage linked to peace and, on the other and, cultural tourism has been one of types of tourism that as been growing very fast.
Tourism and culture have always been closely linked in Europe.

Many European destinations develop tourism strategies based on their cultural heritage, such as Évora Monte (Portugal).

In this place had been signed an important Treaty of Peace, and the municipality and the association LACE has been developed events that involve this subject, like the ’Évora Monte – Symbol of peace seminar” that resulted in the idea of joining the European regions were had been signed important Treaties or Conventions of Peace called “Places of Peace”…

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Kwame Neba, Lecturer-Tourism, CHN University-Doha Campus, State of Qatar

Kwame N. Neba, 34, comes from Cameroon and is a Lecturer in Tourism management at the Stenden University Qatar. He holds a first degree in Law (LL.B) from the University of Buea, Cameroon and an MA in Leisure and Tourism Studies from the London Metropolitan University and Stenden University. His research interests are in sustainable tourism development, peace and tourism and tourism development in sub-Saharan Africa.

PRESENTATION TITLE: “Revisiting the case for developing comprehensive destination information systems; opportunities and challenges for national tourism authorities in Sub-Saharan Africa”

His presentation centered on highlighting the need for Sub-Saharan African destinations to consider the advisability of adopting destination information systems as a marketing tool thus bridging the ICT gap between North-South in tourism promotion.

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Yaniv Poria

Gregory J. Ashworth

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PRESENTATION TITLE: “Heritage tourism: portraying the past by the present to preserve and create conflicts”

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