Programme 2021

Draft Programme

Uncertain futures? From Overtourism to re-starting tourism

Online Workshop May 18-20 2021


May 18, 15.00-17.00 GMT

Online seminar for researchers and students: Overtourism

15.00 Welcome and introduction
15.20-16.10 Working in groups drawing together central themes evident in the data collected by students
16.10-16.20 Break
16.20-17.00 Summary and discussion

May 19: 15.00-18.00 GMT

Online seminar for researchers, students, industry actors and policy makers: Re-starting tourism

15.00 Open – Welcome and introduction of agenda
15.10-15.35 Open – Keynote presentation: Ásta Kristín Sigurjónsdóttir, CEO of Iceland Tourism Cluster

Title: Restarting Tourism – What does it mean?

15.40-16.25 Open – Panel discussion

From overtourism to re-starting tourism


Antti Antikainen, Safartica
David MacLachlan, Destination Northern Ontario
Dieter Müller, Umeå University
Rannveig Grétarsdóttir, Elding
Skarphéðinn Berg, Icelandic Tourist Board

16.25-16.45 Break
16.45-17.30 Registration – Group work
17.30-18.00 Registration – Summary and closure

May 20: 15.00-17.00 GMT

Online seminar for researchers: Steering group meeting

15.00 Partnership for sustainability. Steering group meeting

Joint report

Provision of MS courses

Future collaboration