Alliance on Training and Research in Social and Fair Tourism
At the occasion of the World Congress of social tourism in Rimini, the Alliance on training and research in social and fair tourism has officially been launched within the ISTO. This Alliance has been created following reflections and suggestions that have been made during an academic seminar on social tourism held in Brussels in April 2009, and at the time of the academic workshop held in Malaga in October 2009.
The Alliance aims to be a platform of knowledge and of scientific research, composed of academics, researchers as well as field players who are interested in collaborating in research and training on social and fair tourism. The creation of the Alliance is based on two main principles, a first principle being that research largely benefits of partnerships, which makes projects implicating more than one member very valuable. A second principle consists in the fact that experience-based knowledge is as important as academic knowledge.
The Alliance is currently coordinated by Louis Jolin, Professor at the University of Quebec at Montreal. For more information, please contact Mr. Louis Jolin: