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Tourism is now Culture : gain an appreciation of the past

Workshop overview

This two-week workshop course involves a careful examination of the connection between culture and tourism. It introduces culture as an innovative tourism trend that offers a multidimensional tourist approach ranged from visiting cultural tangible heritage to active visitor’s engagement in intangible local cultural heritage activities a such as rituals and festivities. Cultural tourism leads the destination in providing opportunity for authentic cultural exchange between locals and visitors.

What’s included

  • 12 days of seminar in Santorini an island-volcano embraced by the aegean sea. 
  • Hotel Rooms . Single rooms, internet access included
  • All breakfasts , american buffet
  • All dinners , buffet with greek culinaries from Monday through Friday
  • Airport pickup and drop-off for arrival and return flights [Flight not included in price.]
  • Cultural activities
  • Day trips 
  • Six credits ECTS  for all University students, no pre-requisites required.

Optional components

Flight package : For your convenience, Odysseus & Athena will arrange your round-trip airfare (including all fuel surcharges, taxes and fees), meet you at the arrival airport(s) and provide transportation to and from the program site on scheduled arrival and departure dates. For this component you need to address directly to Odysseus& Athena .

Refund Policy

Less than 80 but more than 45 calendar days prior to the official arrival date of the program: 25% of program fee. Less than 45 but more than 20 calendar days before the official arrival date of the program: 50% of program fee. Twenty (20) days or less prior to official arrival date: No refund

We offer for free

  • On-site staff ,  Resident Director and Support Staff to help with any questions or advice you may need while in Santorini.
  • Comprehensive Insurance and Assistance Package
  • 24-hour emergency telephone service : email, whatsApp, viber,  skype so that local staff can always be reached in an emergency situation. Also has a dedicated team of professionals ready to assist students/guests and orient them to the life in Santorini.
  • celebration party, the night before departure
  • Special gift 

Workshop outline

Cultural tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing global tourism markets. Culture and creative industries are increasingly being used to promote destinations and enhance their competitiveness and attractiveness. Many locations are now actively developing their tangible and intangible cultural assets as a means of developing comparative advantages in an increasingly competitive tourism marketplace, and to create local distinctiveness in the face of globalization.

The course examines the growing relationship between tourism and culture, and the way in which they have together become major drivers of destination attractiveness and competitiveness. Based on recent case knowledge that illustrate the different facets of the relationship between tourism, culture and regional attractiveness, and the policy interventions which can be taken to enhance the relationship, this workshop enlights how a strong link between tourism and culture can be fostered to help places become more attractive to tourists, as well as increasing their competitiveness as locations to live, visit, work and invest in.

The workshop is essential learning for academics, national and local policy makers and practitioners and all those in the tourism sector who wish to understand the relationship between culture, tourism and destination attractiveness.

Itinerary

Day 01

May 6th
Arrive in Santorini
WELCOME DINNER!

Day 02

May 7th

Course session and coursework

Day 03

May 8th
Course session and coursework

Day 04

May 9th
Course session and coursework

Day 08

May 13th
Course session and coursework

Day 09

May 14th
Course session and coursework

Day 10

May 15th
Course session and coursework

Day 11

May 16th
Course session and coursework

Day 05

May 10th
Course session and coursework


Day 06

May 11th
Field Trip

Day 07

May 12th
Field trip

Day 12

May 17th
Course session and coursework

Day 13

May 18th
Day trip & Final Show, Celebration Dinner!

Day 14

May 19th
Departure SAFE TRIP HOME!

Location / Site

A volcano embraced by the Aegean, with distinctive dramatic landscapes, picturesque architecture, fascinating history, and rich local culture, this island-phenomenon in the Cyclades gives its visitors a mythical experience.

Santorini – also known as Thera in Greek – is the island immortalized by poets and painters, thanks to its celebrated light, multi-coloured cliffs and picture-perfect sunsets. On this island all senses are magnified, a product of its many contrasts: black earth against whitewashed homes clinging to the cliffside, or wild volcanic sculptures against sleek Cycladic lines.

Location

Santorini

Date

May 6-19.2019

Fee

to be announced

Status

closed

Before you sign up

Transportation to Greece is not included. Odysseus&Athena will send you instructions for travel after registration.

Please let us know of your dietary restrictions and we will work with our chef to accommodate your needs. We recommend a visit to your health care provider before the trip [scheduled for a minimum of six weeks before travel]. If you have any ongoing medical conditions, please consider when registering.

Travel / Flight

Airport pickup and drop-off is only for the program dates indicated. You may choose to arrive early or stay late, where you will be responsible for your transportation arrangements/costs. Odysseus & Athena can help you arrange this.

Passport/Visa & Insurance

Passport
We require all participants to be in possession of a passport valid 6 months after your date of travel into the country.

Visa
U.S. Citizens do not need a visa when traveling to Greece. If you are traveling from a country that a visa is required when entering Greece, you should start the process as soon as possible after signing up.

Insurance
All participants are enrolled in our international health and travel insurance policy. We will send you more information prior to travel.

ODYSSEUS & ATHENA INSTITUTE

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17124 Athens
Greece

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