BEST Education Network THINK TANK IV: “Sustainability and Mass Destinations: Challenges and Possibilities” was held on June 30-July 4, 2004 at the University of Southern Denmark in Esbjerg, Denmark.
As with the previous three THINK TANKS, this THINK TANK focused on incorporating sustainability into tourism and hospitality education, and innovatively highlight attempts towards more sustainable tourism practices in mass tourism destinations.
The conference took place over four days and included a combination of plenary speakers and break-out sessions devoted to module development.
The first day was dedicated to paper presentations (See Call for Papers). During the following three days, participants were divided into groups and each group was led by a facilitator. Each day, the groups were involved in several sessions of discussions on given topics (see Agenda) using the NGT format. The following day, all groups met in an assembly format and reported their results. On the last day of the THINK TANK, a summary and resolutions was drafted.