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Shandong 2011 Symposium

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Research Program on Tourism in the Arab Countries

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The SMED, a tool that allows destinations to build upon their strengths.

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Calls for Communication

Call for papers Shandong 2011 Symposium.

Calls for papers (in French) from the Teoros journal.

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International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN)

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According to the statistics of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the number of international tourism arrivals throughout the world in 2009 amounted to 880 million, a decrease of 42 million, or 4.2% compared to 2008. After four years of sustained growth, a significant decrease was recorded in mid-2008, and confirmed in 2009. However, data recorded in the first four months of 2010 show an increase on 7%. In this context, and despite predictions of unfavourable economic recovery, the MENA region, which consists of mostly Arab countries, has positioned itself as the champion of all categories with an increase of of 32.8% for the Middle East and 4.6% for North Africa (UNWTO, 2010).

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First Meeting on Tourism in the Arab World

The first meeting of experts and researchers on tourism in the Arab world took place on April 28th and 29th in Marrakech in Morocco. This meeting was organized by CIFORT and the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences at the University Cadi Ayyad in collaboration with the World Centre of Excellence for Destinations (CED). Twenty-three people from 12 countries (Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Egypt, France, Morocco, Netherlands, Qatar, Switzerland, Tunisia and Yemen) attended.

This meeting allowed the creation of a network of expert-researchers on tourism in the Arab world. Research areas identified are: National and international tourism; Tourism and local development; Tourism, heritage and culture; Tourism, environment and climate change; Tourism, governance and technologies; and tourism demand development and products/services diversification.

Kadri Boualem (UQAM), Ouidad Tebbaa (Cadi Ayyad), Omar Mouffak (University of Stenden) and Nourredine Selmi (Sup de Co La Rochelle) were appointed members of the network coordinating committee.

The photo above was taken at the event.

Click here for the participant's workbook including meeting program and list of participants.

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