EATSA ART & TOURISM FILM FESTIVAL

25 – 27 September 2021, Leiria (PT) & Goa (IN)

The Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Association (EATSA) commitment with sustainable tourism development.

The current context of uncertainty generated by Covid-19 has only made even more evident all the inconsistency of the dominant approaches prevailing in tourism, both at regional/national and international level: the omnipresent rhetoric about sustainable tourism is deeply divorced from the real commitment with the sustainable tourism development.

Therefore, all people who can influence the future of tourism are now facing an ethical dilemma: to ignore what is happening in the world by continuing to insist in the mistakes of the past, or to assume their share of responsibility in adopting good practices and creating models of tourism development that are more environmentally sustainable, fairer and better suited to fully meeting the real needs of all human beings, considering the various players in the system: tourists, local communities, tourism industry workers, entrepreneurs, and many other stakeholders.

The EATSA Art & Tourism Film Festival (acronym: EATSA – ATFF) adopts a set of the principles underlying the “Manifesto for the regeneration of the tourism sector” aiming the regeneration of the tourism sector through a socially equitable, environmentally respectful and economically sustainable model. This way, the Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Association will become a protagonist of change by giving greater prominence and weight to tourism films whose messages contribute to:

  • Catalysing socio-economic development, considering not only economic aspects but a social, educational or cultural development indicators.
  • Promoting gender equality and decent working conditions.
  • Generating improvements in people’s quality of life, based on respect and the conservation of environmental resources, reducing their contribution to climate change.
  • Preserving and enhancing the cultural identity of each territory.

EATSA

The EATSA – Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Association is committed to the best practices in Tourism and Hospitality research, to ensure high standards of international cooperation, with the aim to bolster the scientific knowledge in Tourism and Hospitality research.

EATSA aims to:

  • Promote research and education in the field of tourism, hospitality and recreation in Asia and Europe, with special focus on the comparative international studies.
  • Promote the dialogue among scholars of all scientific disciplines engaged in the tourism studies, in order to move from the current multi-disciplinary approach to a more integrated and trans-disciplinary approach.
  • Foster closer connections between tourism academia and tourism industry
  • Encourage the exchange of research results, practical experience, and ideas by organising conferences, meetings and developing research networks among members and institutions.
  • Promote a more intensive cooperation between European and Asian scholars in the fields of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation.
  • Disseminate research results through various channels.


ORGANISERS

ORGANISING TEAM

Nádia Oliveira

Nádia Oliveira

Executive Director

Ali Ashfar

Ali Afshar

Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Association
Board of Directors and Historical
Heritage Issues Curator

Enrico Panaï

Enrico Panaï

Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Association
Board of Directors

Francisco Dias

Francisco Dias

Centro de Portugal Film Commission
and Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Association

Board of Directors

Kevser Çınar

Kevser Çınar

Turkey
Educational Issues Curator

Aldo di Russo

Aldo di Russo

Italy
Art & Culture Issues Curator

Desmond Wee

Desmond Wee

Singapore/Germany
Academic Issues Curator

Ersin Yasin Öztürk

Ersin Yasin Öztürk

Turkey
Archeological and Heritage
Conservation Issues Curator

João Vasconcelos

João Vasconcelos

Portugal
Climate Change Issues Curator

Madhuri Sawant

Madhuri Sawant

India
Religious Issues Curator

Mariana Calaça Baptista

Mariana Calaça Baptista

Portugal
Creative Tourism Issues Curator

Rao Narender Yadav

Rao Narender Yadav

India
Indian and African Issues Curator

Tariq Elhadary

Tariq Elhadary

Egipt
Educational Issues Curator

Thiago Pereira

Thiago Pereira

Brazil
Native Communities Survival Issues Curator

Tony Morin

Tony Morin

USA
Audiovisual Issues Curator

Tsuyoshi Kigawa

Tsuyoshi Kigawa

Japan
Eastern Asian Issues Curator

Leonor Nabais

Leonor Nabais


Executive Manager

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EATSA ART & TOURISM Film Festival

The Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Association (EATSA) commitment to sustainable tourism development.

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