Global Sustainable Tourism Conference: Charting Paths for Responsible Travel 2024


Introduction

The industries of gastronomy, hospitality, destination, and events are highly dynamic sectors that play a crucial role in global economic growth and tourism development. The close interconnection between these four sectors creates an ecosystem that mutually influences and evolves with global trends, technological advancements, and ever-changing consumer needs. In this context, the organization of the International Conference on Gastronomy, Hospitality, Destination, and Events in 2024 becomes significant as a response to the various challenges and opportunities faced by these industries.

Given the numerous challenges and opportunities in the gastronomy, hospitality, destination, and event sectors, the 2024 International Conference is expected to serve as a platform for discussion, collaboration, and innovation. Through this gathering, stakeholders are anticipated to collectively shape the future of these industries, making them more sustainable, responsive, and competitive on the global stage. With the theme "Global Sustainable Tourism Conference: Charting Paths For Responsible Travel (GLOST) 2024," this conference becomes an essential platform for stakeholders in the tourism industry to discuss critical issues related to tourism sustainability. The conference emphasizes the importance of developing and implementing globally responsible tourism practices. Discussions and exchanges of ideas on innovation, best practices, policies, and strategies that promote tourism sustainability will be the main focus.

The event will be held in August 2024, considering the organizing committee's intention to involve students as conference participants to enhance their experience and allow them to publish their theses. Another consideration is that since the event involves student committees, based on the experience from 2023, the odd semester of the 2024/2025 academic year will commence in mid-August and at the latest by September. By presenting the latest thoughts, research, and inspiring case studies, the "Global Sustainable Tourism Conference: Charting Paths For Responsible Travel (GLOST) 2024" is expected to inspire and encourage concrete actions from all stakeholders, so tourism can become a positive force in global sustainable development.

Objectives

The objectives of the "Global Sustainable Tourism Conference: Charting Paths For Responsible Travel (GLOST) 2024" are:

  1. To provide opportunities for the exchange of knowledge, experiences, and innovations among experts, practitioners, and academics in the sectors of gastronomy, hospitality, destination, and events.
  2. To offer a platform for building networks and collaborations among industry players, government bodies, and related organizations, thus stimulating economic growth and innovation at both local and global levels.
  3. To serve as a forum for discussing and formulating sustainability strategies in sectors related to tourism and gastronomy.
  4. To facilitate in-depth discussions on the new challenges and opportunities faced by the gastronomy, hospitality, destination, and event sectors.