International Forum of Safeguarding Tourism, 28. October 2014

*The Forum proceedings will be published as Special Issue of
International Journal of Safety and Security in Tourism/Hospitality  

Public plenary session of the International Forum of Safeguarding Tourism

Time: 28. October 2014

Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI), together with its cooperative network, organizes international meeting in tourism development on the theme "International Forum of Safeguarding Tourism" from 27 to 31 October. The forum is also a final seminar of European Dimension on Tourism Safety and Security project (ESF 2012–2014). As part of the forum, a public plenary session is organized on 28 October.

The public plenary session on 28 October is is open to all people interested in the topic. The session is free of charge. The working language is English. Welcome!

Programme Tue 28. October 2014:


09:00 am
Pekka Iivari, chairman, Opening of the event (Multidimensional Tourism Institute)

Keynote 1: Johan Edelheim, Safeguarding destinations – appreciating cultural expectations in different segments (Multidimensional Tourism Institute)

Presentation: Kathy Velander, Safety aspects of wildlife tourism (Edinburgh Napier university)

Presentation: Kevin Kane, Food safety and tourism safety (University of Salford)


11:30 am

Keynote 2: Lori Pennington-Gray, Implementing a tourism crisis management plan to facilitate destination resilience (University of Florida, Tourism Crisis Management Institute)

Presentation: Stefan Kirchner, The Human Safety Dimension of Trans- and Peri-Arctic Shipping – Legal and Medical Aspects (University of Lapland)

Presentation: Antonella Correra, European union and tourism (video link) European commission, DG Enterprise and industry, Tourism unit)

Commentary: Seppo Aho, Practical examples of safety deficits in tourism presented by experienced traveler (University of Lapland)

Presentation: Barbaras Sandor and Bernadett Tsakacs, Risk management in tourism destinations, case: Danube region in Hungary (University of Pannonia, Vezprem)

4:00 pm
Closing of the Event


Johan Edelheim_Multidimensional Tourism Institute_28.10.2014.pdf

Kathy Velander_University of Edinburgh Napier_28.10.2014.pdf

Kevin Kane_University of Salford_28.10.2014.pdf

Lori Pennington-Gray_University of Florida, TCMI_28.10.2014.pdf

Antonella Correra_European Commission, Tourism Unit_28.10.2014.pdf

Seppo Aho_University of Lapland_28.10.2014.pdf

Barbaras Sandor and Bernadett Szakacs_University of Pannonia_28.10.2014.pdf

More information:

Multidimensional Tourism Institute
Project Manager Niko Niemisalo
niko.niemisalo (at)


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