The conference aimed to put a spotlight on critical issues related to innovation in tourism & hospitality. It primarily served two purposes:
1. To understand innovation in tourism and hospitality with respect to
a. conditions that support and enable innovation,
b. meanings, scope and impacts of innovation, and
c. success factors in the practice of innovation.
2. To kick-start the AIRTH network in order to attract individuals by becoming
a. the home for researchers and scholars for intellectual exchanges, and
b. the go-to place for practitioners for ideas, experiences, and new tools.
After the first presentation day, the participants, divided into groups, embarked on a day-long trip to Slovenian tourism and hospitality businesses that mastered innovation and are recipients of the National Slovenian Tourism Innovation Award (Sejalec, Snovalec). Many of them are presented in encyclopedia.AIRTH.global. This was followed by a third day's discussion and consensus session.
A special part of the event was roundtable “Innovative Tourism 2016, 2017 and Beyond” with 2016 National Slovenian Tourism Innovation Award winners.
See attached program and proceedings for more info.