Tourism
[About the Conference]
Indicators for Responsible Tourism

The conference on health, wellbeing and sustainable destinations will be dedicated to the analysis and debate of indicators for the development of responsible tourism which promotes health as a tourism product and experience for both tourists and residents alike.
Two framework papers and two panels of experts will be organized with a varied representation of researchers, agents and professionals linked to both health, sustainability and responsible tourism.
We will also have a space dedicated to the presentation of communications based on research or experiences of good practices related to the theme of the conference. From the presentations, a set of papers will be selected to be published in the scientific journal PASOS.

Important Dates

Registration until December 8
  • October 5: Submission of proposals
  • November 30: Send documentation
  • December 16-17: Conference
  • January 15: Sending final text for publication
Topics
Topics to be discussed
  • Health and well-being as a tourism product
  • Health and local community
  • Governance
  • Responsible tourism
  • Host and guest congruency
  • Health, culture, heritage
  • Social dimension of tourism

Countdown to the event

schedule
Programme

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III International Conference

Health and Wellbeing in Sustainable Destinations
December, 15

Welcome reception

10:00-20:00: "Healthy Tour”: pre-conference activities (limited seating, registration required).

III International Conference

Health and Wellbeing in Sustainable Destinations
December, 16

09:00–09:30 Opening session: Authorities intervention

09.30 –10:30 Conference: “A Nice Place to Live is a Nice Place to Visit. Satisfaction of Tourists vis-à-vis Wellbeing of Residents”. Dr. Jafar Jafari, University of Wisconsin-Stout (USA).

10:30–11:00 Coffee break

11:00–13:00 Panel Discussion I:
People and wellbeing in responsible tourism organizations

Participants:
Dr. Sergio Moreno Gil, Consejería de Turismo, Gobierno de Canarias
D. José Guillermo Díaz Montañés, ARTIEM y Thinktur.
Dr. Santiago Melián González, TIDES/ Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
D. Javier Suarez, PY Hotels & Resort y GEHOCAN.
D. Benigno López Martín, Instituto Canario de Seguridad Laboral, Gobierno de Canarias.
D. Antonio Á. Moreno González, TIDES/ Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Moderator: Dra. Heredina Fernández Betancort, E. Universitaria de Turismo de Lanzarote.

13.00–14:00 Debate about SDG in Responsible Tourism.
Health, Gastronomy and Local Heritage for the sustainability of tourism.

Dr. F. Xavier Medina, UNESCO Chair on Food, Culture and Development, UOC.
Dr. László Puczko, Fundador de Health Tourism Worldwide, Hungría.
Chair: D. Ángel Vázquez, Turismo, Economía, Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca, Cabildo de Lanzarote.

14.00–16:00 Lunch

16:00–17:00 Conference: “Eco-wellness concepts in tourism”. Dra. Melanie K. Smith, Budapest Metropolitan University (Hungría).

17:00–19:00 Panel Discussion II: Experiencia turística con el producto de salud.

Participants:
D. Carlos Abella Picazo, Clúster Español de Turismo de Salud-Spaincares.
Dr. José Antonio Fraiz Brea, Universidad de Vigo.
Dña. Mónica Fuentes Ferrer, Turismo de Tenerife.
D. Héctor Fernández Manchado, Turismo Lanzarote.
Representante de Proexca, Gobierno de Canarias.
Carmen García Manzano, Gran Canaria, Spa, Wellness and Health.
Moderator: Dña. M. Paz Llorente Sánchez, Asociación Española de Facilitadores de Turismo Médico y de Salud – Canary Medical Key.

III International Conference

Health and Wellbeing in Sustainable Destinations
December, 17

Workshops

Room I (Session in English)
09:00–10:30 Workshop I: “Re-position seaside destinations as wellness destinations”. Dra. Melanie K. Smith, Budapest Metropolitan University.

Room II (Session in English)
09:00–10:30 Workshop II: “Health destinations development and competitiveness”. Dr. László Puczko, Fundador de Health Tourism Wordwide, Hungría.

Room III (Session in Spanish)
09:00–10:30 Workshop III:Turismo ‘rosquilla’: creando valor y bienestar ‘seguro y justo”. Dña. Orla de Díez & Myriam Barros, Tagoro / TIDES – Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria y Asociación Las Kellys.

10:30–11:00 Coffee break

Presentations Sessions (*)

11:00-13:00 Scientific communications and good practice experiences in sustainable destinations with touristic health products.
(*) Los horarios podrán sufrir modificaciones, se notificará con antelación.

11:00-12:00 Group 1: Room I (Session in English)
1. Health and Horticulture: The role of Botanic Gardens in bridging the gap between tourists, health and the natural world. Richard W. Benfield, Central Connecticut State University, USA.
2. Holistic tourism and its potential for personal development. Joana Lopes, Zélia Breda & Emese Panyik. University of Aveiro, Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies, Portugal.
3. Impacts of Cycling Motivations on Participants’ Wellbeing. Emel Yalçın, Independent Researcher, Turkey y Medet Yolal Anadolu University, Turquía.
Chair: Enrique Torres Bernier, Universidad de Málaga.

12:00-13:00 Group 1: Room I (Session in English)
4. Exploring tourists perceptions of health and destinations. The case of La Palma (Canary Islands). Antonio A. Moreno González, Carmelo J. León González & Carlos Fernández Hernández, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria / TIDES- Instituto Universitario de Turismo y Desarrollo Económico Sostenible, España.
5. Sustainable Resilience Destinations for Health and Jobs: the case of Lanzarote. Heredina Fernández-Betancort, Escuela Universitaria de Turismo de Lanzarote & Agustín Santana-Talavera, Universidad de La Laguna, España.
6. Resident Well-being and Behaviours under on-going Terror. Threats. Ning (Chris) Chen, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Rohail Ashraf, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia.
7. Raising awareness of sustainable tourism in small-scale cities. The case of Braga. Emese Panyik Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal; y Zélia Breda University of Aveiro, Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies Research Unit, Portugal.
8. Health and Wine: revealing the Properties of Vino de Tea (Pine Wine), a Unique Gastronomic Product from La Palma (Canary Islands). Pablo Alonso González, Institute of Heritage Sciences, National Spanish Research Council (Incipit-Csic). Eva Parga-Dans, University of A Coruña (Spain).
Chair: F. Xavier Medina, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

11:00-12:00 Group 2: Room II (Session in Spanish)
1. La intermediación en la experiencia con el turismo médico y de salud. M. Paz Llorente, Canary Key Consulting, España.
2. Andorra: destino de turismo de salud. Judit Hidalgo & Gemma Arribas, Actua Invest in Andorra, Andorra.
3. Experiencia del turismo médico en Barcelona. Mariángeles Tapia Soler, Institut Médic Onco-Radioterápia, España.
4. Datos sobre el turismo de salud en Lanzarote. Noelia Castellano Guillén, Escuela Universitaria de Turismo de Lanzarote, España.
Chair: María José Álvarez Comino, Salus Infirmorum – Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca.

12:00- 13:00 Group 2: Room II (Session in Spanish)
1. El turismo del mar como base para el desarrollo local sostenible. Enrique Torres Bernier, Universidad de Málaga, España
2. Aproximación a la Definición de Turismo Saludable. Oscar Amador & Ana María Gomáriz, Escuela Universitaria de Turismo de Lanzarote / Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España.
3. Miedo Social: inseguridad y malestar en los destinos turísticos. Marcello Tomé, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brasil.
Chair: Eduardo Parra López, Universidad de La Laguna.

13:00-14:00 Closing
Presentation of conclusions of the conference

Speakers
Keynote Speakers

We have the participation of experts in tourism and sustainability.

Photos
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Photo gallery

Selection of photos from the conference held in 2018 and from Lanzarote, an island that hosts the 2019 edition.

La Graciosa desde Lanzarote

Asistentes 2018

Volcán entre flores

Mesa Redonda 2018

Registration

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