CAUTHE 2020 Conference: Istria Presented in Auckland, New Zealand

Lauren Simmonds

Croatia is full of tradition and the Istrian peninsula is no different. Full of festivals and carnivals which have their roots deep in the Istrian psyche, it’s difficult to spend any time in this truly gorgeous part of Croatia without seeing a performance of some kind, particularly in one of the more populous cities, such as Pula or Porec. The traditions of Istria have made it to the other side of the world, more precisely to the CAUTHE 2020 Conference.

As Glas Istre writes on the 17th of February, 2020, the CAUTHE 2020 Conference (The Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference) is held in Auckland, New Zealand, and one of the topics was the presentation of ”Istra Inspirit” from Istria as an example of good practice as part of the topic “Achieving Competitiveness – How we became one of the world’s best stories.”

In addition, a handbook linking the community and culture to storytelling, created at the end of 2019 in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and the Istrian Development Tourist Agency, was also presented on the other side of the world, far from Europe.

The presentation was delivered by doc. dr. sc. Morena Paulišić from the University of Juraj Dobrila in Pula and an external associate in the course, Manuela Hrvatin. The topic of the CAUTHE 2020 conference was about new perspectives on the diversity of hospitality, tourism and events, introducing new trends, ways of educating the academic sector with the aim of achieving competitiveness on the tourism market, educating young people and applying sustainable tourism.

It strives for the highest quality training and inclusion of young people in the community, with the creation of unique experiences, which creates additional sustainable value of tourist products in the destination.

Istra Inspirit stands out as one of the best examples of the valorisation of cultural heritage, the revival of history, tradition, myths and legends and the networking of a range of stakeholders within the destination.

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