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1st International Seminar Programme

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Culture: A Driving Force for Urban Tourism
Application of Experiences to Countries in Transition

18-19 May 2001
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Grand Hotel Park


Culturelink, Network of Networks for Research and Cooperation in Cultural Development / Institute for International Relations (IMO)
Institute for the Restoration of Dubrovnik

With the support of

Open Society Institute – Croatia
Ministry of Culture, Croatia
Ministry of Tourism, Croatia
Ministry of Science and Technology, Croatia
Croatian National Tourist Board
Croatia Airlines


Friday, 18 May 2001

8:00 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 Opening of the Seminar

Pave Župan-Rusković, Minister of Tourism, Croatia
Antun Vujić, Minister of Culture, Croatia
Ivan Šprlje, Dubrovnik-Neretva County Prefect
Vido Bogdanović, Mayor of Dubrovnik
Daniela Angelina Jelinčić, Culturelink/Institute for International Relations
Vjekoslav Vierda, Institute for the Restoration of Dubrovnik

9:45 Cultural Tourism as a Niche Market: Culture - Basic Resource for Urban Tourism

Daniela Angelina Jelinčić, Culturelink / Institute for International Relations, Croatian Cultural Tourism Development Strategy

Moderator: Renata Fox, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Croatia, Croatian Tourism: consuming culture, affirming identity

Frans Schouten, Netherlands Institute for Tourism Studies, The Netherlands, Effective communication with visitor at heritage sities

Antonio Paolo Russo, European Institute for Comparative Urban Research, The Netherlands, Cultural Clusters and Tourism Development – The case of Venice

11:00 Coffee break


Priscilla Boniface, University of North London, Great Britain, Cultural Tourism in the Transitional City”

Howard Hughes, Manchester Metropolitan University, Great Britain, The role of theatre and music in urban tourism

Roland Delbaere, Hodie Vivere Foundation, Belgium, The Place of Textile in Cultural Tourism

Franco Bianchini, De Montfort University, Great Britain, The Contribution of Cultural Planning to Urban Tourism Strategies

Christina Quijano-Caballero, World Leisure and Recreation Association, Honorary member, Austria, Cultural Tourism and Culinary Heritage


13:30 Lunch

15:00 City Tour – Case Study of Dubrovnik

Vjekoslav Vierda, Institute for the Restoration of Dubrovnik

17:00 Best Practice Examples in Urban Tourism Management

Moderator: Ian Jenkins, School for Leisure and Tourism, Swansea Institute, Great Britain

Ian Jenkins & Andrew Jones, School for Leisure and Tourism, Swansea Institute, Great Britain The Importance of cultural niche markets to Wales urban tourism products

Vesna Borković-Vrtiprah & Ivo Ban, Faculty of Tourism and Foreign Trade, Croatia, The Role of Cultural Heritage in Tourism

Tonka Pančić-Kombol, Collegium Fluminensis Polytechnic of Rijeka, Croatia, Culture as a basic resource for city tourism in Croatia

Fien Meiresonne, European Leisure and Recreation Association, The Netherlands, The Secret of Holland

Lorena Boljunčić, Tourist Association of the County of Istria & Doris Cerin, Istrian National Theatre, Croatia, Cultural Tourism in destination and Cultural Tourism through inter-regional and international project cooperation

Renata Tomljenović, Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia, Sun, Sea, Sand and Culture: Compatible?” – Cultural tourism at mass tourism destination

Zvonimir Soldo, Ministry of Tourism, Croatia, The Role of Tourism in Establishing a Professional Profile of a Tourist Guide


20:00 Dinner

Saturday, 19 May 2001

9:30 Round Table: Croatian Challenges and Prospects for Cultural Tourism Development in Croatia

Moderator: Tomislav Šola, Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, Department of Museology, Croatia

This session will examine the ways in which the development of cultural tourism in Croatia can contribute to the overall cultural/tourist sector as well as to the economic sector. Round table will present the opportunity for all participants to present their views and suggest solutions for the development of sustainable cultural tourism in Croatia. The discussion will comprise issues related to the private and public sector, legal support, education, extension of the tourist offer, extension of the tourist season and geographic basis, etc.

12:30 Conclusions

13:00 Lunch


Institute for the Restoration of Dubrovnik