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The Future of Winter Tourism 2017 Program

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The Future of Winter Tourism 2017, Rovaniemi, Finland - Programme*

Mon 3, April 2017, Venue: Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara (Juhannuskalliontie)

Registration office is opened at 10 am

12.00 -12.10 Opening address: Markku Vieru, University of Lapland

12.10 -12.20 Welcoming words: Rector Mauri Ylä-Kotola, University of Lapland

12.20 -12.30 Greetings on the behalf of Ministry: Head of Tourism Policy Nina Vesterinen, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

12.30 -13.10 Keynote speech (Chair: Markku Vieru)

“Adapting to climate change in winter tourism: Part of the climate solution as well as the climate problem?”
Carlo Aall, Western Norway Research Institute, Sogndal, Norway

13:10 - 13.30 Break

13:30 -15.30 Session 1: Sustainability strategies in snow-based tourism (Chair: Carlo Aall)

1. “SWOT analysis of winter travelling in the Alps: A Delphi Approach for 2030”
Bayer Jannes, Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
Siller Hubert, Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
Fehringer Astrid, Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
Discussant: Steiger Robert, University of Innsbruck, Austria

2. “Arctic charity tourism”
Mishina Daria, Webster University, Austria
Discussant: Pons Marc, Sustainability Observatory of Andorra, Andorra

3. “Future of winter tourism in Turkey: Destination strategies for the Erzurum-Erzincan-Kars Winter Tourism Corridor (WTC)”
Cetin Gurel, Istanbul University, Turkey & Bogazici University, Turkey
Demiroglu O. Cenk, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey & Bogazici University, Turkey
Discussant:
de Jong Carmen, University of Strasbourg, France

15:30 -15:50 Break

15:50 -17:50 Session 2: Shaping winter destinations (Chair: Antti Honkanen)

1. “Skiing unlimited? Acceptance of resort extension by skiers in Tyrol/Austria”
Proebstl-Haider Ulrike, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
Mostegl Nina, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
Haider Wolfgang, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Discussant:
Vieru Markku, University of Lapland

2. ”Roles of internal stakeholders in development of a destination brand identity- case Levi ski resort”
Komppula Raija, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Pahkamaa Päivi, University of Lapland, Finland
Saraniemi Saila, University of Oulu, Finland
Discussant: Cetin Gurel, Istanbul University, Turkey & Bogazici University, Turkey

3. ”Shaping the future of winter tourism in rural Austria. Experiences from an applied research project”
Abegg Bruno, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Steiger Robert, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Discussant:
Heikkinen Vesa, University of Haaga-Helia Applied Sciences, Finland

 

Tue 4, April 2017, Venue: University of Lapland, Main Campus, Yliopistonkatu 8, ROOM: LS 3

(Bus from Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara to University of Lapland leaves at 08:30 )

09:00 - 09:40 Keynote speech (Chair: Antti Honkanen)

“Does climate change risk represent a ‘Yard Sale’ for the ski industry?”
Daniel Scott, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

09:40 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 12:00 Session 3: Climate change impacts on winter tourism (Chair: Daniel Scott)

1. “The transformative capacity of Norwegian ski resorts in the face of climate change”
Dannevig Halvor, Western Norway Research Institute, Norway
Gildestad Ida Marie, Western Norway Research Institute, Norway
Aall Carlo, Western Norway Research Institute, Norway
Steiger Robert, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Scott Daniel, University of Waterloo, Canada
Discussant:
Tervo-Kankare Kaarina, University of Oulu, Finland

2. “Environmental impacts of winter sport resorts: Where do we go from now?”
de Jong Carmen, University of Strasbourg, France
Discussant:
Abegg Bruno, University of Innsbruck, Austria

3. “International tourism demand to Finnish Lapland in the early winter season”
Vieru Markku, University of Lapland, Finland
Falk Martin, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Austria
Discussant:
Demiroglu O. Cenk, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey & Bogazici University, Turkey

12:00 - 12:50 Lunch

12:50 - 13:30 Keynote speech (Chair: Markku Vieru)

“Reducing seasonality in Finnish Lapland – mission impossible?”
Antti Honkanen, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

13:30 - 13:50 Break

13:50 - 15:50 Session 4: Climate change affecting on ski visitors (Chair: Martin Falk)

1. “Future tourism related climate of ski resorts in Northern Finland”
Demiroglu O. Cenk, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey & Bogazici University, Turkey
Collu Kamil, Bogazici University, Turkey
Turp M. Tufan, Bogazici University, Turkey
An Nazan, Bogazici University, Turkey
Kurnaz M. Levent, Bogazici University, Turkey
Discussant:
Falk Martin, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Austria

2. “Searching for arctic premium and luxurious lifestyle - Interpretations of the Lappish lifestyle brand and transmodern tourists”
Heikkinen Vesa, University of Haaga-Helia Applied Sciences, Finland
Discussant:
Gildestad Ida Marie, Western Norway Research Institute, Norway

3. “Climate change impacts on skier behavior and spatial distribution of skiers in Austria”
Pons Marc, Sustainability Observatory of Andorra & Andorra Research Institute, Andorra
Posch Eva, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Steiger Robert, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Vilella Marc, Sustainability Observatory of Andorra, Andorra
Discussant:
Scott Daniel, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

(Bus from University of Lapland to Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara leaves at 16:10 )

19:00 - Dinner at Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara, Juhannuskalliontie, RovaniemiWelcoming words offered by the City of Rovaniemi

 

Wed 5, April 2017 Venue: Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara, Juhannuskalliontie, Rovaniemi

08:30 - 11:00 Outdoor activities/skiing

11:00 - 11:50 Lunch

11:50 - 12:20 Keynote speech (Chair: Markku Vieru)

"How researchers can contribute the tourism industry - a northern perspective"
Ari Vuorentausta, Lapland Hotels, Finland

12:20 - 12:40 Break

12:40 - 14:40 Session 5: Visitors’ behavior (Chair: Raija Komppula)

1. “Entrepreneurship in nature-based winter tourism under changing climate”
Tervo-Kankare Kaarina, University of Oulu, Finland
Discussant: Mostegl Nina, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria

2. “Factors affecting cancellation behaviour: Is this prompted by a typical guest or specific weather condition?”
Falk Martin, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Austria
Vieru Markku, University of Lapland, Finland
Discussant: Komppula Raija, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

3. “Santa Claus Destinations: Nordic stage versus Anatolian heritage”
Demiroglu O. Cenk, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey & Bogazici University, Turkey
Discussant: Bayer Jannes, Management Center Innsbruck, Austria

14:40 - 15:00 Break

15:00 - 16:00 Debate with keynote speakers and participants (Chair: Markku Vieru)
Carlo Aall, Western Norway Research Institute, Norway
Daniel Scott, University of Waterloo, Canada
Antti Honkanen, University of Lapland, Finland
Ari Vuorentausta, Lapland Hotels, Finland

16:00 - 16:10 Best paper award
Daniel Scott, University of Waterloo, Canada

16:10 - 16:30 Closing address
Markku Vieru, University of Lapland, Finland
Martin Falk, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Austria

 

*The organizers reverse full right to modify the programme at any time. Any liability resulting from programme changes be it direct or indirect, material or immaterial, are hereby excluded. By attending the workshop, this disclaimer is accepted without any restrictions.

 

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