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ATLAS Africa Conference 2015
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
3-5 June, 2015
 
 
Tourism and Inclusive Growth in Developing Economies

 

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CONCLUSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE - TOP 20

At the conclusion of the last ATLAS AFRICA conference in Dar es Salaam a “top twenty” (in no specific order) key challenges and opportunities that could impact on tourism and inclusive growth in developing economies in Africa (that could be placed on the future tourism research agenda), were identified by panel members and delegates. This "top twenty" compiled by Prof. Ernie Heath, will be distributed to the Atlas Africa conference participant and can are also be found in the link above the picture.

 

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Introduction

The 9th ATLAS Africa conference will be hosted by the University of Dar es Salaam Business School, Tanzania.

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Keynote speakers

Hannah R. Messerli

 
Hannah Messerli is dedicated to utilizing tourism as an economic development tool for emerging economies. Currently as a Senior Private Sector Development Specialist in Tourism for the Africa region of the World Bank, Dr. Messerli supports government initiatives to develop private sector capacity in tourism across the 47 countries of Sub Saharan Africa as well as across regions globally. With more than 15 years of experience in the public and private sectors focusing on tourism planning and development, she has worked in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. As an analyst and tourism product development specialist, she has focused in particular on cultural heritage and nature-based tourism in emerging economies.

Her professional background includes serving as a faculty member at New York University and operations consulting with hotel and tourism companies globally while based in Singapore, Australia and Indonesia. Hannah has completed masters’ degrees in hotel administration at Cornell University and tourism planning at The George Washington University. Her doctorate in tourism planning and development was also completed at Cornell University.

Susan Snyman

Susan Snyman joined Wilderness Safaris, a high-end ecotourism operator, in 2008 bringing with her over a decade of experience in the ecotourism industry in southern Africa, including guiding, community development and liaison, camp management and environmental impact assessments as an independent consultant.  She is currently the regional director for Children in the Wilderness – an environmental education and community engagement programme in 6 southern African countries – and also the group manager for community development for Wilderness Safaris - overseeing community developments and engagements in six southern African countries.  Other positions include Vice-Chair of the IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Groups (TAPASG), Research Fellow at the Environmental Economics Policy Research Unit at the University of Cape Town and a member of the UNISA Tourism Advisory Committee.  Sue is also the Coordinator of the TAPASG Community Working Group which has 45 members from 23 countries working together on community engagement and benefit-sharing from tourism and protected areas.

In 2008 Sue completed a Master of Business Science (Economics) from the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa.  Research for this degree compared conservation and agriculture in order to evaluate social optimality of land use in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.  In 2013 Sue received a PhD (Resource Economics) also from UCT. Having completed coursework at the University of Goteborg in Sweden, the focus of her PhD research measured the socio-economic impact of high-end ecotourism in remote, rural communities adjacent to protected areas, based on over 1800 community surveys in six southern African countries: Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Her research and academic publications have helped show that ecotourism, practised responsibly, has had a significant impact not only on the standard of living that rural people engaged in the industry now enjoy, but also on attitudes to conservation and education amongst other things.
 

Richard Rugimbana


Executive Secretary Tanzania Confederation of Tourism.

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Conference themes

Tourism and Inclusive Growth in Developing Economies

The theme of the  9th ATLAS Africa conference focuses on the relation between tourism and inclusive growth. Although inclusive growth as a concept is increasingly discussed by academics, international agencies and politicians, linking inclusive growth explicitly to tourism is a relatively new development. Some of the key issues addressed by the concept of  inclusive growth are the inclusion of low and middle income groups in the workforce, the creation of productive employment, the promotion of equal opportunities and the reduction of the distribution of inequality as economic growth continues. Although inclusive growth is centred around economic growth, mechanisms driving inclusive growth are not primarily economic, but social, environmental and political as well.

During the 9th ATLAS Africa conference the relation between tourism and inclusive growth will be discussed.  Experts from a variety of disciplines are expected to bring to light theoretical frameworks about the pivotal role of African tourism and its relation with inclusive growth. These experts are to deliver to the conference their full scientific papers, abstracts or extended abstracts, and communications on a range of themes but not restricted to:

  • Tourism and rural economy and infrastructure
  • Tourism and gender
  • Tourism and well-being
  • Tourism and health
  • Entrepreneurship in tourism
  • Tourism and processes of inclusion and exclusion
  • Tourism and empowerment
  • Pro-poor growth versus inclusive growth
  • Tourism linkages and leakages
  • Tourism and productive employment
  • Innovations for inclusive growth
  • Tourism and marginalization
  • Tourism policies and inclusive development
  • Public-private partnership for inclusive development
  • From community based tourism to inclusive tourism
  • Tourism training and education
  • The political economy of inclusive growth

 

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Abstract submission

Experts from a variety of disciplines are expected to bring to light theoretical and conceptual frameworks about the pivotal role of African tourism. These experts are to deliver to the conference their full scientific papers, abstracts and extended abstracts, and communications on a range of themes but not restricted to:

  1. Tourism and rural economy and infrastructure
  2. Tourism and gender
  3. Tourism and well-being
  4. Tourism and health
  5. Entrepreneurship in tourism
  6. Tourism and processes of inclusion and exclusion
  7. Tourism and empowerment
  8. Pro-poor growth versus inclusive growth
  9. Tourism linkages and leakages
  10. Tourism and productive employment
  11. Innovations for inclusive growth
  12. Tourism and marginalization
  13. Tourism policies and inclusive development
  14. Public-private partnership for inclusive development
  15. From community based tourism to inclusive tourism
  16. Tourism training and education
  17. The political economy of inclusive growth

Submission of abstracts

Abstracts (maximum of 500 words) indicating background, practical implications and applications, methods and or data sources and indicative findings of the paper is excepted to be submitted for vetting and verification by scientific committee.

Abstracts should be submitted to ATLAS by using this form before March1st 2015.

Abstract requirements

The official language of the conference is English. All abstracts will be subject to double-blind review by at least two members of the Scientific Committee. Acceptance of a submission will be based on theoretical and empirical significance, methodological soundness, technical competency, and logical clarity.

Extended abstracts

The conference organisers have the intention to publish proceedings BEFORE the conference. We would like to receive all the "papers in progress" / "working papers" / "extended abstract", and make a conference proceedings which will be distributed to all participants at the conference. The working papers should have no more then 2000 words.

Extended abstracts should be submitted to ATLAS in MS WORD by e-mail attachment to admin@atlas-euro.org.

Extended abstracts should be submitted before April 1st, 2015.

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Important dates

Abstract submission : March 1st, 2015
1st Notification of acceptance : March 1st, 2015
2nd Notification of acceptance   April 1st, 2015
Extended abstract submission : April 1st, 2015
Conference : June 3th, 2015
Full paper submission : September 1st, 2015

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Publication details

Information will follow soon.

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Scientific committee

  • Wineaster Anderson, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Dev Jani, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Godwin A. Lema, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Betram Mapunda, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • René van der Duim, Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • Wilber M. Ahebwa, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Callixte Kabera, Rwanda Tourism University College, Rwanda
  • Harry Wels, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Karel Werdler, INHOLLAND, Netherlands
  • Dorothea Meyer, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • Marina Novelli, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Rita Wairimu Nthiga, Moi University, Kenya

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PhD seminar

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PhD seminar 

In conjunction with the ATLAS Africa conference, ATLAS is pleased to announce a seminar for doctoral students in tourism and related field.

The participants will be given the chance to present and receive feedback on the methodological part of their PhD research project. Also, time will be allocated for informal talks and the exchange of experiences about the ‘everyday life’, challenges and expectations as a PhD scholar.

The seminar provides doctoral students in tourism and related fields with an exciting opportunity to discuss their dissertation research with other doctoral students and senior academics in this field. Hence, the seminar offers a unique opportunity to meet colleagues, share experiences and ideas, and network with students and faculty from different countries and university systems. All topics and methodological approaches within the broad field of tourism, hospitality and leisure will be considered.

In order to attend the seminar, you are expected to hand in a 2000 word paper on your methodological reflections in your project. These could relate to, amongst other things, the choice of appropriate methods, selection or sampling difficulties, a discussion of paradigms or research ethics.

The doctoral seminar will be held in a collaborative, open and friendly atmosphere. In respect to this philosophy, participants are required to attend the entire colloquium.

PhD convenors:

  • René van der Duim, Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • Wilber M. Ahebwa, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Dorothea Meyer, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom


Abstract submission


The number of participants will be limited so as to create a stimulating environment. The selection among the applicants will be conducted by the chairperson of the seminar.

Interested doctoral students should submit the following (in MS Word format):

  1. A 2000 word summary (plus figures, tables, and references) of their doctoral research methodology (planned or actual), outlining the methodological direction (and/or challenges) of your research project. Please note that the name of the candidate and of the thesis advisor(s) (if already known) and contact details should appear on the summary.
  2. A one-page Curriculum Vita.

The deadline for submission is March 1st, 2015. Submissions should be sent by email to admin@atlas-euro.org.

The PhD seminar is part of the conference and you can only attend if you submitted an abstract and CV as written above.

The PhD seminar can only be attended if you are a delegate at the conference.

The students are also stimulated to present a paper during the conference. The seminar will take place on Wednesday so the students can discuss their upcomming presentation in the conference during the seminar if they wish.

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Provisional programme

Information will follow soon.

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Field trip

The fieldtrip will be organised to Bagamoyo, which is an historical/cultural tourist destination. Bagamoyo is located about 80kms from Dar es Salaam.



The town of Bagamoyo, Tanzania, was founded at the end of the 18th century. It was (also spelled Bagamojo) the original capital of German East Africa and was one of the most important trading ports along the East African coast. Today the town has about 30,000 inhabitants and is the capital of the Bagamoyo District, recently being considered as a world heritage site.

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Conference packages

 

Residence: ATLAS members Non ATLAS members Student fee
Africa  € 160  € 210
€ 135
Non Africa: € 325 € 375  € 235

 

This fee is including:

  • Conference materials
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunches
  • Welcome drink on Tuesday
  • Fieldtrip on Thursday
  • Transportation between the recommended hotels and the conference venue on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
     

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Cancellation policy

As soon as ATLAS has confirmed your registration, you are obliged to pay the conference fee. If written cancellation is received on or before 15th May, 2015, a refund of all meeting fees will be made, minus an administration fee of € 50.

No refund will be possible after 15th May, 2015, but substitute delegates can be nominated.

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Conference venues

The conference will take place at the University of Dar es Salaam - Mwalimu Nyerere Mlimani Campus which is located in Dar es Salaam.

The opening session will take place at Nkrumah Hall of the University of Dar es Salaam. This is the University's main hall, located off the University road behind the Administration Block (Utawala). 


 

Breakaway sessions will take place at Block C, University of Dar es Salaam Business School.

Website of UDBS is www.udbs.udsm.ac.tz.

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Post conference tour

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Post conference tour

Due to lack of interest the post conference tour to Zanzibar will not take place. There are plenty of companies offering similar tours. Information will be available at the conference desk.


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Conference organisers

ATLAS

The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and research (ATLAS) was established in 1991 to develop transnational educational initiatives in tourism and leisure. ATLAS was designated a "European Thematic Network" for the tourism and leisure subject areas by the European Commission in 1996. ATLAS provides a forum to promote staff and student exchange, transnational research and to facilitate curriculum and professional development. ATLAS currently has almost 250 member institutions in 70 countries. ATLAS has active chapters in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa, and a new chapter ATLAS Americas is being developed at the moment.

 

University of Dar es Salaam Business School (UDBS)

The University of Dar es Salaam Business School (UDBS) is located at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) main campus, about 13 km from the City Centre. UDBS came into existence in 2008 as a result of transforming the former Faculty of Commerce and Management (FCM), which was established in 1979. Measured by the strength of its staff in teaching, research and consultancy, plus the quality of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, extensive training and consultancy in business, entrepreneurship and management, UDBS is one of the leading institutions in business and management research, teaching and consultancy in the Sub-Saharan region.

The UDBS manages four approved teaching and research Departments: Accounting, Finance, General Management and Marketing. The School has seven Units under the Office of the Dean, namely: Research and Publications; Postgraduate Studies; Undergraduate Studies; Management and Development Consultancy Bureau; Career Counselling Centre; Advancement and Resource Mobilization; and Planning and Finance.

More information can be found here: www.udbs.udsm.ac.tz

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Accomodation

The recommended hotels are:

BLUE PEARL (this hotel is closest to the conference venue)
http://www.bluepearlhoteltz.com/

WISTAZ INN
http://wistasinn.co.tz/

KEBBY’S HOTEL MWENGE
http://kebbyshotel.com/

LANDMARK HOTEL
http://www.landmarkresort.co.tz/

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Arriving

Airport transfers are not arranged. You can conatct your hotel to arrange this.

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Transport

Transfers will be arranged to pick up and drop off delegates staying in the reccommended hotels.

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Registration

  • Contact
    Please contact: e-mail admin@atlas-euro.org.
     
  • Registration
    Submit this form to register for the conference.
     
  • Abstract submission form
    Submit this form to submit an abstract for the conference.

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