Facilitating participatory approaches to sustainable tourism development

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Abstract

This study addresses the anonymous use of the concept of facilitation in sustainable tourism development literature and provides an understanding of facilitation as an embodied, entangled, and reflexive tourism research practice with others. By looking at reflections on the roles and practices of the facilitator in the field of design, I argue that tourism researchers are inherently connected with the participatory methods they employ and the spaces for participation they create. Following a collaborative tourism design (tourism co-design) methodology and drawing on facilitation experiences and experiments from two tourism co-design contexts, I provide reflexive accounts on building trust, challenging what is taken for granted, and considering intersections with diverse knowledges in participatory approaches to sustainable tourism development. It is the tourism researcher-facilitator’s responsibility to bring these into play in participatory spaces where more sustainable and desirable futures are negotiated, created, and rehearsed in dialogue.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationParticipatory approaches to development for desirable tourism futures : Book of abstracts 27th - 29th September 2022
EditorsAnatoly Lvov, Raija Komppula, Jarmo Ritalahti
PublisherHaaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Publication dateSep 2022
Pages147-150
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2022
Event30th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research: Participatory approaches to development for desirable tourism futures - Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Porvoo, Finland
Duration: 27. Sep 202229. Sep 2022
https://www.nordicsymposium2022.fi/

Conference

Conference30th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research: Participatory approaches to development for desirable tourism futures
LocationHaaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityPorvoo
Period27/09/202229/09/2022
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Keywords

  • Facilitation
  • Facilitative Practice
  • Reflexivity
  • Participatory Research Methods
  • Tourism Co-design
  • Sustainable Tourism Development

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