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Press Release - International Scientific Conference «Tourism and Convergence of Cultures»

November 3, 2011 in Kyiv University of Tourism, Economics and Law held V International Scientific Conference "Tourism and convergence of cultures". Conference co-organizers were the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee 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 of Employees of Educational Institutions Ukraine hotel and tourism profile, the Council of Tourism and Resorts, the Coordination Bureau on preparation and holding in Ukraine of finals of the EURO 2012 Football Association "Knowledge" of Ukraine, National Research Institute of Ukrainian Studies.

With over 250 participants in the Conference were involved leading turyzmoznavtsi Kyiv and Ukraine as well as scientists from Belarus, Georgia, Germany, Poland, Russia and Hungary.

In opening remarks to the Conference, addressed the rector of the Kyiv University of Tourism, Economics and Law, President of the Federal University of Tourism CIS, President, Association of educational institutions of Ukraine hotel and tourism profile, Honored Art Worker of Ukraine, doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor Fedorchenko V. K.

The plenary presentations were: "Tourism and Culture" -

Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Philosophy, professor, director of the Institute of Philosophy. GS Skovorodi of NAS of Ukraine Popovic M.V.;

 "Tourism as a factor in the integration of culture" - a member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, doctor of historical sciences, professor, director of the Institute of Sociology, Psychology and Management of the National Pedagogical University. MP Dragomanov Evtukh V.B.;

"Marketing tourism Destinations in the context of the Dialogue of Cultures" - candidate of geographical sciences, Chair`s Chief of state economic management Belarus University (Republic of Belarus) Tarasenok A.I.;

"Innovative aspects of the tourism industry" - Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor and Head Department of Management working in tourism industry KUTEL Halytsya I.A.;

"The format of state-private partnership in the development of the cultural component of the tourist product of the city" - Chairman of the All-Ukrainian Union of NGOs "The Council of Tourism and Resorts" Samartsev E.V.;

"Tourism as a means of tolerance to spiritual and cultural values" - Doctor of Philosophy, Chairman of the Society "Knowledge" Ukraine Kusherets V.I.;

"The problem of "alternative" tourist culture" - a member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Honoured Scientist of Ukraine, Vice-Rector for Research KUTEL Pazenok V.S.;

"As an important symbolic culture-Ukrainian" - Ph.D., Deputy Director for Science National Research Institute of Ukrainian Kononenko T.P;

"Modern trend of development of tourist infrastructure Business in Georgia" - Dr. economically Sciences, professor, Chair`s Chief business management Guram Tavartkyladze the training University (Republic of Georgia) Chahelyshvyly L.P.;

"Models of restaurants in the tourism strategy" - PhD, Associate Professor Head of Department of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Kharkiv State University of Food Technology and Trade Yatsun L.M.;

"Human security as a major problem of tourism in the context of globalization of the modern world" - the candidate of economic sciences, professor, head of economics and management of tourism Odessa State Economic University Gerasimenko V.G.;

"Experience of the Russian Academy of tourism in an international move to double-level education (bachelor-master) the conditions in international cooperation" - Dr. Pedagogical Sciences, professor, director of the Institute for Studies in innovative tourism of the Russian Academy of an international tourism (The Russian Federation) Seselkyn A.Y.;

The conference examined a wide range of problems of 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 was the understanding of tourism as an important factor in social progress, the most effective forms of media and social culture. It was noted that among the important problems which actualized the processes of globalization is to ensure fruitful interaction between cultures, their mutual penetration, and 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 drew 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 have called for wide-tourismology 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.

Participants of the V International Scientific Conference "Tourism and rapprochement of cultures," Having considered the various aspects of the phenomenon and practice of tourism, adopted the following recommendations:

1. To make proposals for development at the state level appropriate, legal, financial conditions intensify the process of becoming a highly remunerative tourism industry in Ukraine.

2. Sign in with a proposal to the State Agency of Ukraine for Tourism and Resorts revise the Law of Ukraine "On Tourism" in accordance with international standards and submit to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (in particular, to enter a proposal for tourism development and adoption of the Code of Ukraine).

3. Contact the appropriate state authorities for a decision the 19th session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization, held in Kondzhu, Republic of Korea (October 8-14, 2011.), The need to accelerate the legal and scientific activities of support and development of tourism at the national level .

4. Expand and strengthen international cooperation in tourism on the principles and standards developed by UNWTO.

5. Consider the need for inclusion of historical objects of Ukraine to UNESCO.

6. To propose to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine's integration training for tourism ("tourism" and "hotel industry") into a single branch of knowledge "Tourism".

7. Work with the State Agency for Tourism and Resorts of the issue of youth development, family, environmental, cultural, educational and sports tourism based on existing international standards.

8. To bring in university curricula Ukraine tourist profile subject "Travel Law".

9. Activities of the Association of Employees of Educational Institutions of Ukraine hotel and tourism profile for the training of Ukrainian students abroad and in the CIS countries to enhance cultural and scientific cooperation.

10. On the basis of the Kyiv University of Tourism, Economics and Law:

  • Ukrainian Center for teachers tourist areas;
  • actively engage students to volunteering in the framework of Ukraine in the European Championship finals 2012;
  • organize work to implement distance learning in the direction of "tourism" (training, retraining);
  • hold another international scientific conference in 2014 on "Methodological approaches to assessing the risks of tourism and ways to avoid them".

11. Publish materials V International Scientific Conference "Tourism and convergence of cultures".

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