Managing tourism after the crisis – a Mediterranean perspective - MaTour2015

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - Department of Business Administration
21 May 2015 to 24 May 2015


The Laboratory for Tourism Research and Studies, University of the Aegean, Greece organizes an executive summer school entitled "Managing Tourism after the Crisis - A Mediterranean Perspective" with the active involvement and support of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism. The seminar will take place in the beautiful island of Rhodes, Greece from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th of May 2015.


The period after 2008 has been a period of crisis for many countries of the world, not least for those of the Mediterranean region. During the crisis, with their longstanding involvement in international tourism, the countries around the Mediterranean faced many similar issues in relation, for example, to market demand, maintaining competitiveness, and securing investment, product development and employment. Now that the world economy is emerging from the economic crisis the same countries are taking stock of their futures in tourism and finding ways of securing or re-establishing their positions as leading world tourist destinations. This short executive programme brings together some of the leading world academic specialists in tourism to work with leaders of tourism from across the Mediterranean region. The aims of the Executive Program are to:

• explore the key issues for tourism in the region
• share experiences and developments from the region and from other parts of the world
• identify the current challenges and opportunities for Mediterranean tourism