Monday, 4 November 2013

WelDest at the 2013 IHM Conference on Hospitality, Tourism and Education

The WelDest project was in the spotlight in two separate presentations last week at the annual conference on Hospitality, Tourism and Education at the Institute of Hospitality Management. Lucie Plzakova and Donna Dvorak spoke in the plenary session about the preliminary research results that had just been shared with the entire project team in their recent meeting in Brussels. Vera Fiserova also presented information on the project during the afternoon section on Tourism.

Those at the conference were introduced to the data collected from consumers and stakeholders in research that spanned five countries. Lucie Plzakova pointed out some interesting findings and emphasized the differences in garnering support and cooperation in the different countries. She also outlined the plan for the next half of the project,how it will progress and the research results will be used in the creation of the e-handbook and self-assessment tool for Health a Well-being tourism destinations.

The response after the presentations was extremely positive, with many individuals working in the field showing their interest and offering their future assistance in the project.

photos: Kristýna Brožková