In-Tour Info Day - Fachhochschule Dresden (DE), May 25th
On 25 May, the In-Tour Info Day took place at FHD. High-ranking guests from the tourism sector engaged in a lively exchange on the topic of inclusive and accessible tourism in Saxony, Germany and Europe, visitors included:
- Antje Rennack, Tourism and Marketing Society Saxony (TMGS)
- Matthias Gilbrich, Head of the Tourism Marketing Department (SMWK)
- Axel Klein, Managing Director of the German Hotel and Restaurant Association (DEHOGA)
- Michaela Ziegenbalg, Senior Consultant and Lecturer
In her keynote, Antje Rennack presented the current trends and criteria for a successful implementation of inclusive and barrier-free tourism offers in Saxony. Rennack is a national spokesperson on the topic of barrier-free and inclusive tourism.
This was followed by a presentation of the work carried out by the In-Tour project team, represented by Prof. Dr. Maik Arnold (FHD), Josefin Müller (FHD) and Dr. Bettina North (AFBB). Also introduced were the curricula of the newly developed training formats Inclusive Tourism Frontline Staff (ITFS) and Inclusive Tourism Manager (ITM), which will be offered at FHD from winter semester 2022/23.
To conclude the day, the invited key stakeholders came together for a panel discussion, which provided valuable insights and inspiring approaches. During the 90-minute exchange, the topic of inclusive and barrier-free tourism was discussed in depth, taking into account regional and (inter)national perspectives, needs of guests and staff as well as legal requirements and opportunities. Prof. Dr. Marco Richter (Business Administration, specialising in Tourism Management) joined the debate, which was moderated by research assistant Stefan Jung.