BEST Education Network THINK TANK V: “Managing Risk and Crisis for Sustainable Tourism: Research and Innovation" in Kingston, Jamaica on June 16-19, 2005 in conjunction with the University of West Indies, Institute for Hospitality and Tourism in the School for Graduate Studies and Research, Jamaica.
The format of this THINK TANK differed
from previous ones in that it included a session to
discuss a research agenda for sustainable tourism, in
to focusing on curriculum design for sustainable tourism
and hospitality. In the curriculum design breakout sessions
a teaching module on risk and disaster management
for sustainable tourism was developed.
The THINK TANK took place over three days
and included a combination of plenary speakers and breakout
devoted to research issues and curriculum module development
in risk and crisis management. The research theme involved
workshops that sought to develop a suite of tools to identify,
reduce and manage risk to underpin sustainable tourism development.
Risk was considered at both the macro level (destinations)
and the micro level (enterprises), and potentially at the
visitor level. Plenary lectures were given by invited
international experts, and full papers were invited for oral
presentation by registered delegates.
The mornings were dedicated to paper presentations
and Papers). During the three days,
participants were divided into groups and each group was
led by a facilitator. Each day, the groups were involved
sessions of discussions on given topics (see
Agenda) using the NGT format. The last day,
all groups met in an assembly format and reported their
results. A summary and resolutions were drafted.