THE FUTURE OF TOURIST GUIDES AND TOURIST GUIDING

DAY 1

INTERPRETATION, STORY TELLING AND HERITAGEEDUCATIONAL DAY4TH MARCH – THURSDAY

11:00AM UTC

12:00 AUSTRIA

WFTGA VIRTUAL CONFERENCE STARTS

INTRODUCTION TO WFTGA

INTRODUCTION TO FACILITATOR

WELCOME AND SETTING THE SCENE FOR DAY 1


SESSION 1 START

INTRODUCTION TO INTERPRETATION

DR SAM HAM

INTERPRETATION AND ITS CLOSE TIES TO STORY TELLING

JANE BEATTIE

STORYTELLING AND HERITAGE IN A MUSEUM ENVIRONMENT

LARS BJORKMAN

BRINGING STORYTELLING TRADITIONS INTO THE VIRTUAL WORLD

ELENA BALATEL & HANIEH BAGHERZADEH


SHORT BREAK / MUSIC

CHEYENNE BROWN – HARP PLAYER, SCOTLAND


12:30PM UTC

13:30 AUSTRIA

SESSION 2 START

TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING TOURIST GUIDE

SORAIA FERREIRA

INTERNATIONAL TOURIST GUIDE DAY

EMMA T.K. GUEST-CONSALES, PH.D.

CASE STUDY: ASSOCIATION OF REGIONAL TOURIST GUIDES OF SLOVENIA

STORY TELLING USING INTERNATIONAL TOURIST GUIDE DAY AS A SPRINGBOARD.

MATEJA KREGAR GLIHA AND NINA BUH

IN THIS JOURNEY, DONT “FORGET” YOUR IDENTITY

PANAYIOTIS NEUFELT

WORLD TOURISM DAY & REACTIVATING CULTURAL TOURISM

MARCELO RISI CHIEF OF COMMUNICATIONS UNWTO


2:00PM UTC

15:00 AUSTRIA

CLOSURE AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING DAY 1


DAY 2

THE FUTURE OF TOURIST GUIDINGPROFESSIONAL DAY5TH MARCH – FRIDAY

12:00PM UTC

13:00 AUSTRIA

WFTGA VIRTUAL CONFERENCE STARTS

INTRODUCTIONS

WELCOME AND SETTING THE SCENE FOR DAY 2


SESSION 1 STARTS

TRAVEL TRENDS FOR 2021

DANIEL LEVINE

WHAT THE MEDIA ARE SEEING IN 2021

ERIC BOWMAN

TOURISM AND TOURIST GUIDING FROM A PERSPECTIVE OF A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL

MRS RITA MARQUES

RECOVERY SIGNALS – WHAT ARE THE FUTURE TOURISTS SEARCHING FOR?

IVA KUTL SKRLEC

CULINARY TOURISM AND TRENDS

ERIK WOLF

CASE STUDY: ADJUSTING FOOD TOURS USING NEW TECHNOLOGY

RANDALL OBSNEY HERNANDEZ

INTRODUCTION TO WORKING IN THE NEW NORMAL: IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNITIES AND ADAPTING TO EMPLOYERS DEMANDS

VON HARDEN AND ADAM CONNOLLY

MOVING FORWARD UTILISING THE AVAILABLE OPTIONS

ULRICH BERGER

A NEW OPPORTUNITY TO VIRTUALLY INTERACT WITH CUSTOMERS

BECKY LY

TOOLS FOR TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS

SANTOSH KALANGI


SHORT MUSIC BREAK

LINNEA SALLAY, STOCKHOLM


2:00PM UTC

15:00 AUSTRIA

SESSION 2 STARTS

PANEL DISCUSSION: UNPACKING OPPORTUNITIES

ERIK WOLF, VON HARDEN, GEORGES DEPOOTER , ULRICH BERGER, JAMES SAUNDERS

USING AUGMENTED REALITY ON TOURS

VACLAV JURCICEK

CASE STUDY: AUGMENTED REALITY VERSUS VIRTUAL REALITY

SEBASTIAN FRANKENBERGER

CASE STUDY: TIK TOK FOR TOURIST GUIDES

MICHAEL DILLINGER


CLOSING SESSION

WORLD TRAVEL TOURISM COUNCIL

ADOLFO REYES


3:00PM UTC

16:00 AUSTRIA

CLOSURE AND THANKS

FACILITATORS

ALUSHCA RITCHIE, GENEVIEVE LECLERC

MUSIC

BILLY NEMEC, USA / NEW YORK SWING

CLOSURE AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING DAY 2


DAY 3

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENTSSOCIAL DAY6TH MARCH – SATURDAY

4:30PM UTC

17:30 AUSTRIA

19TH WFTGA CONVENTION PROMOTION
HOSTS: NOVI SAD TOURIST GUIDES

WFTGA PRESIDENTS ADDRESS
CLOSURE AND THANKS


5:30PM UTC

18:30 AUSTRIA

GRAB YOUR #WFTGAFRIENDS & #WFTGAFAMILY AND BE SURE TO JOIN THE YOUR CHOSEN SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT/ACTIVITY

EACH SESSION WILL INCLUDE A WFTGA HOST TO FACILITATEOPTION AAT HOME SHOW AND TELL

BRING AN ITEM GIVEN TO YOU AS A GIFT OR PURCHASED ON A TRIP AND SHARE THE STORY BEHIND ITOPTION BDRESS TO IMPRESS

WEAR YOUR TRADITIONAL CLOTHING AND SHARE YOUR CUSTOMS AND STORY BEHIND THE CLOTHINGOPTION CHOW TO MAKE THE ULTIMATE SANDWICH!

BRING THE INGREDIENTS AND WE WILL SHARE THE PROCESS OF MAKING THE ULTIMATE SANDWICHOPTION DDANCE CLASS

LEARN A TRADITIONAL DANCE STEP BY STEPOPTION EEASTER TRADITIONS

CELEBRATIONS, CUSTOMS, AND MODERN TRADITIONSOPTION FYOUR MOST MEMORABLE ANECDOTE FROM TOUR

SHARE AND LISTEN TO WONDERFUL, HILARIOUS AND SPINE CHILLING STORIES FROM TOURSOPTION GMAKE SIGNATURE COCKTAILS WITH A MIXOLOGIST

BRING THE INGREDIENTS OR SIT BACK AND WATCH AS SIGNATURE COCKTAILS ARE MIXED


7:00PM UTC

20:00 AUSTRIA

CLOSURE OF WFTGA VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Source: World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations

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