Program

Tentative Program
Saturday 7 March 2020

13:15-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:30 Registration


14:30-15:00 Session I: Welcome and Opening Speech

Gregory T. Papanikos, President ATINER. The History and the Philosophy of the Philoxenia Idea.


15:00-16:00 Session II: Local Effects

Chair: Gregory T. Papanikos, President ATINER.

    1. Nuno Almeida, Professor, Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal. Tourism Entrepreneurs and the Promotion of Local Experiences.
    2. Hassan Refaat Hassan, Lecturer, Luxor University, Egypt & Sabreen G. Abd Eljalil, Dean & Professor, Faculty of Tourism & Hotels, Luxor University, Egypt. Boutique Hotels and Local hospitality: A New Approach to Promoting Cultural Heritage of the Hosting Community.
    3. Ahmed Y. G. Rashed, Professor, The British University, Egypt. Civilization Rights and Responsible Tourism.

16:00-16:45 Session III: Education and Value

Chair: Georgios Zouridakis, Lecturer, University of Essex, UK & Research Fellow, ATINER.

    1. Jocelyne Napoli, Associate Professor, Université Toulouse III, France. Higher Education Programmes & Tourism Industry.
    2. Vincenzo Asero, Assistant Professor, University of Catania, Italy. In Search of ‘Authenticity’ in Film Tourism Experience.

16:45-17:30 Session IV: Special Topics

Chair: Olga Gkouda, Researcher, ATINER.

    1. Daissy Moya, Professor, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Colombia. Importance of the Replies to Reviews for the Online Reputation of Hotels in Latin America.
    2. Georgios Zouridakis, Lecturer, University of Essex, UK & Research Fellow, ATINER. The Rise of Short-Term Rentals in Greece: Some Thoughts on the Recent Judicial Response.

17:30-18:30 Session V: Short Interventions, Questions and Discussion

Chair: Gregory T. Papanikos, President ATINER.

Contributors:

    1. George Gekos, Business Consultant, Greece.
    2. Evangelos Kritikos, Hotel Business Consultant, Greece.
    3. Dimitris Laloumis, Head & Associate Professor, Department of Tourism, University of Western Attica, Greece.
    4. Lampros A. Pyrgiotis, Research Fellow, ATINER, Greece.
    5. Sotiris Theodoropoulos, Professor, University of Piraeus, Greece.

18:30-20:30 Session VI: Open Public Forum (The conclusions and summaries of the above sessions will be presented by Dr Giorgos Zouridakis, Lecturer, University of Essex, UK & Research Fellow, ATINER to an open forum with the participation of tourism stakeholders. Selected speakers of the symposium will be asked to present to the open public forum as well).

Chair: Lampros A. Pyrgiotis, Senior Research Fellow, ATINER.

Contributors:

    1. Hassan Refaat Hassan, Lecturer, Luxor University, Egypt. Hospitality and Local Communities.
    2. Konstantinos Elezis, Independent scholar. The Role of Local Food as a Determinant of Quality in the Hospitality Value Chain.
    3. Shizuka Mori, Independent scholar. Hospitality as a Social Reflex: The Japanese Example.
    4. Aikaterini Polymerou-Kamilaki, Academic Associate – Former Director, Hellenic Folklore Research Centre of the Academy of Athens. The Spirit of Philoxenia in the Greek Tradition.
    5. Georgios Zouridakis, Lecturer, University of Essex, UK & Research Fellow, ATINER. Conclusions and summary.

20:30-22:30 Official Dinner of the Symposium


The working language of the Symposium is English. If you are interested in participating, fill the participation form.