The Tourism & Leisure Studies Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Tour.
Join other conference delegates, the local host university, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaraia, and plenary speakers the day before the conference begins (16 May 2018) for a full day excursion of Lanzarote.
This tour will take participants through the main attractions of the island: Montaña del Fuego –Timanfaya National Park, Monumento al Campesino, La Geria (wine region), Fundacion César Manrique, Los Clicos (Green pond), and more. Engage with the managers and policy makers of these attractions and learn about their issues and challenges. Gain an in depth knowledge surrounding the main tourists attractions of Lanzarote.
In addition to sight-seeing, attendees will analyze and experience a real case study that can be used for teaching purposes when returning to their home institutions. A written case study will be given to every participant.
Case study - Building Bridges to Sustainability: when Arts and Culture meet Tourism
Lanzarote raises awareness and promotes sustainability in the destination using artistic interventions, through the singular vision of Cesar Manrique, where arts and nature coexist in perfect harmony. Conscious of the unique originality of the island landscape, César Manrique promoted an ambitious creative project of intervention in the territory, whose main axis is the preservation and conservation of the environment and culture. The relationship between art and nature is described through interventions in harmony with the territory and the landscape of a sensitive insular space as Lanzarote.
Lanzarote is a European leading destination, receiving around 3 million tourists per year. It is the easternmost of the autonomous Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean and is 1,000 km off of the Iberian Peninsula and 140 off of the African coast. It has an area of 845.93 km. and a population of 135,000 inhabitants.
Date: Wednesday, 16 May
Time: To be announced (full day tour)
Location: The tour leaves from the conference venue/hotel
*This price has been subsidized by our conference partner, the Lanzarote Tourism Board, and includes bus
transfer, entrance to all the attractions, explanations and seminars, as
well as a written copy of the case study to be used for teaching
The Tourism & Leisure Studies Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Welcome Reception.
Common Ground Research Networks, the Lanzarote Tourism Board, the Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the Tourism & Leisure Studies Conference will be hosting a welcome reception at the Hotel Princesa Yaiza. The reception will be held the evening before the conference commences, Wednesday, 16 May 2018. Join other conference delegates, our conference partners, and plenary speakers for drinks, light hor d'oeuvres, and a chance to converse.
We look forward to hosting you!
The Tourism & Leisure Studies Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Dinner.
Join other conference delegates, plenary speakers, and the local university committee for the conference dinner at Jameos del Agua.
From the restaurant: "Jameos del Agua is a place on earth where nature and mankind decided to come together. Designed by the local artist César Manrique who transform what used to be debris of a volcanic tube with lava flowing from Volcán de la Corona, into a unique place in the world. It was his privileged mind and hands full of life, the ones that gave shape to the rough black basalt, a place where peace and quiet, harmony and beauty prevail.
The pristine water pool, and the never-ending Atlántida tunnel that goes deep into the Atlantic, help visitors enjoy a personal experience difficult to forget. Jameos del Agua is the first Art, Culture and Tourism Centre ever to be created by César Manrique, and for many, it is also a reflection of his aesthetic ideals: harmony between nature and art."
Date: Friday, 18 May
Time: Directly following sessions
Location: Leaves from the conference venue/hotel
*This price has been subsidized by our conference partner, the Lanzarote Tourism Board.