Costa Rica will host the Central American and Caribbean Congress of Tourism Studies

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Costa Rica will host the Central American and Caribbean Congress of Tourism Studies
Thu March 14, 2019

The event will be held on April 4 and 5 at the Radisson Hotel in San José


Under the slogan "Tourism in prospective towards 2050: trends and modernization" will be held on April 4 and 5 in San José Costa Rica, the Third Central American and Caribbean Congress of Tourism Studies, organized by the University of Tourism of Costa Rica ( UTUR).

With the support of universities in the region, members of the Pan-American Confederation of Hospitality, Gastronomy and Tourism Schools (CONPEHT), with the aim of generating a space to show, know, analyze and discuss the trends and perspectives of the tourism industry for the next 30 years, in the construction of new scenarios of national and international tourism.

The first Congress was held in Nicaragua in 2017, organized by the University of Commercial Sciences, member of the Pan-American Confederation of Hospitality, Gastronomy and Tourism Schools, while in 2018 it was held in Honduras.

This is a regional event that includes Central America and the Caribbean. According to Ramón Madrigal, Rector of the UTUR, there will be experts from the United States, Mexico and Central America, who will mainly focus on topics such as changes and trends in modern tourism: Cultural Tourism (Orange Economy), Welfare Tourism, Meeting Industry, Sustainable Gastronomic Routes, Eco Aventurismo, Rural Community Tourism, Agrotourism, Bird Watching and Tourist Security.

Another important issue to address is the effects of climate change on tourism. Strategies to slow down their progress and adaptations to it, as well as the impact of migration on the regional economy and tourism, unfavorable scenarios and exploitation.

The advance of robotics and artificial intelligence in tourism, integration, multi-destination and tourist associations, as well as humanism, entrepreneurship and foundations for permanent curricular updating, are also priority topics of the Congress.

Also in the Congress will be analyzed the topics of experiences and learning in travel, ecotourism practices, adventure tourism, management of intelligent tourist destinations and authentic experiences of destination management. Finally, the tourist competitiveness of the region and the challenges that Central America and the Caribbean countries have to continue growing will be analyzed.

Before and after the Congress tours will be offered to the main destinations in the country for participants, such as hot springs in La Fortuna de San Carlos, visits to two volcanoes, a coffee plantation and a city tour of the Costa Rican capital.

The attendance of academics, students, consultants, tourist business sector of all Central America is expected. More information at congresoestudiosturisticos@utur.ac.cr

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