'The Impacts of Tourism on the Maltese Island Culture' is the title of a seminar organised by the Institute for Travel, Tourism and Culture and the Islands and Small States Institute of the University of Malta.
The seminar will be held on Wednesday 6 June between 18:00 - 20:00 in the Video Conference Suite (IT Services) 101, University of Malta, Msida Campus (see Campus Map here; building number 34, east side).
Generally speaking, tourism in small islands is promoted as a source of income and employment for the host community. However, tourism has various additional positive and negative impacts, including those on the islands indigenous culture, which can usher in major social and political changes in the host country, often due to the fact that the visitors may have mores and preferences which differ from those traditionally held by the host community. This seminar will focus on the cultural interaction between the visitors and the host communities on the Maltese Islands.
Chair: Lino Briguglio, Director, Islands and Small States Institute
Karsten Xuereb, Researcher, Superintendence of Cultural Heritage Malta
George Cassar, Associate Professor, Heritage & Cultural Tourism, University of Malta
Marie Avellino, Director, Institute for Travel, Tourism and Culture, University of Malta
Leslie Vella, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Malta Tourism Authority
The general public is invited to attend. The seminar should be of particular interest to stakeholders in the tourism industry, associated professionals and students. Participants are invited to drinks that will follow the seminar.
Attendance is free of charge but those wishing to attend are to inform Ms Romina Carabott on email@example.com or call on +356 2340 2117, +356 2134 4879 by not later than 4 June 2018.