One project, two weeks, four universities, five presentations and 120 students in the field of sustainable tourism: looking to properly expand its impact into the future, the INSiGHTS project has been recently working towards helping prepare the next batches of tourism professionals to understand and be ready to work on integrated slow, green and healthy tourism strategies.
Thus, between 14 and 28 November 2018, INSiGHTS’ project partner CEEweb for Biodiversity carried on a series of presentations in Budapest and Gödöllő, Hungary, in order to introduce the students to the project, its working pillars and their relation to the concepts of slow, green and healthy tourism, as well as the corresponding strategies currently being worked on. An emphasis was also put on the work carried upon for the production of the booklet “Collecting state-of-the-art good practices in slow, green and healthy tourism in the Danube region and beyond,” which was also shared with the participants, as well as with each of the libraries of every university visited.
The booklet allowed to start discussions with several students and professors on how to define good practices to look upon to, replicate and adapt to distinct contexts, as well as on what other local and international examples and practices they had seen or worked on during this early stage of their careers.
In total, three presentations were done for Hungarian students, while the other two were done in English language for international students. The academic institutions — so far— visited have been Szent István University (on the 14th and 19th at its Budapest and Gödöllő campuses, respectively), Edutus University (on 16 November), the Metropolitan University and Kodolanyi Janos university (both on 28 November).
Finally, the interest in the project’s theme and on its outcomes have already meant to be invited by all of the aforementioned universities to come back on 2019 and present the final results of INSiGHTS.