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International Scientific Conference «Tourism and Convergence of Cultures» (3 November 2011)

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November 3, 2011 in Kyiv University of Tourism, Economics and Law conducted V International Scientific Conference "Tourism and convergence of cultures". The event is supported by the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine, Committee of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Science and Education, the State Agency of Ukraine for Tourism and Resorts, the Kyiv City State Administration, the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Academy of Tourism of Ukraine, Association staff training institutions of Ukraine hotel and tourism profile, the Board of Tourism and Resorts, the Coordinating Bureau on the preparation and holding in Ukraine of finals of the EURO-2012 Football Association "Knowledge" of Ukraine, National Research Institute of Ukrainian Studies.

The Conference involved leading scientists of universities from: Belarus, Georgia, Germany, Poland, Russia, Hungary and Ukraine.

The Conference provides a wide range of issues to consider theory and practice of tourism in the following areas:

  • Cultural traditions and innovations in the international tourism;
  • Current trends and strategies for the development of tourism and hotel and restaurant business;
  • Culture and the regulation of tourist services;
  • The phenomenon of tourism and creation of business (professional) ethics in the context of globalization;
  • The cultural image of Ukraine in the context of preparations for Euro 2012;
  • Intercultural Communication in Tourism;
  • Social and humanistic problems of tourism in the context of globalization and modernization of the modern world:
  • Ecological culture and tourism.
  • Innovative approaches to management culture tourism professionals;
  • Problems of economic and social efficiency of tourism business;
  • Tourist practices as a sociocultural phenomenon;
  • Modern culture excursion activities;
  • The development of information communication culture specialists in tourism;
  • Building a culture of personality by means of tourism;
  • The social culture of the modern entrepreneur tourism business;
  • Socio-economic and cultural aspects of tourism Destinations;
  • The development of information technology and communication culture in tourism and hospitality.

Theme of the conference is the understanding of tourism as an important factor in social progress, the most effective forms of media and social culture.

Among the important problems which actualized the processes of globalization is to ensure fruitful interaction between cultures, their mutual penetration, the spread of the best examples of national cultural heritage. In this sense, tourism has enormous potential impact on the promotion of cross-cultural world.

The Conference draws attention to the governing authorities on the possibility of using tourism as a tool for stimulating the economy, providing employment and national cultural revival. Scientists of tourismology widely promote tourism as an important element of intellectual and spiritual development of the nation, and healthy lifestyle (especially among the young) professionals to join efforts to develop a unified system of indicators for sustainable tourism development in Ukraine for its further integration into the world tourist community.

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