Memories of our 2020 ‘Tourism Education a Fragile World’ Conference

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Welcome to our first online conference from ATHE Chair Dr Claire Haven-Tang
Professor Richard Butler’s keynote revisited the classic ‘TALC’ concept within the context of the current pandemic
Our international panel discussion was started by Professor Brian King in Hong Kong
Dr Shelagh Mooney gave a perspective from Aotearoa on the future of tourism education
Professor Geoffrey Bird offered a Canadian perspective
Kevin Kaley of the Tourism Society on building leadership and togetherness in times of crisis
An alternative gala dinner – a great set of panellists and an inspirational discussion. Although given timezones, it was lunchtime for some!
Going online this year meant an alternative gala dinner – with a unique menu and guest list
Professor Peter Burns called for us to be re-imaginative
Vicky Wolf, ABTA’s Education Manager, shared resources available to universities and education partners
Mark Tanzer, ABTA’s Chief Executive, shared its ‘Tourism for Good’ roadmap
Professor Elena Rodriguez-Falcon offered new ideas on tourism education
Our industry panellists reviewed the opportunities that have come the way of the tourism businesses and organisations
Congratulations! The ‘ATHE Doctoral Poster Presentation’ 2020 winner
Congratulations! The ‘ATHE Award for Innovation 2020’ winners
Congratulations! The ‘Victor Middleton Prize for Education and Scholarship 2020’ winner
And last but not least, we said a huge thank you to our dear colleague Merz who has supported ATHE for 12 years