Hawkins to deliver Lane Lecture on Sustainable Tourism at UH TIM School

2006 TIM School 40th anniversary event -

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Feb 2, 2006

HONOLULU — 2005 World Tourism Organization Themis Foundation Science Fellow Award recipient Dr. Donald E. Hawkins will deliver this year‘s Lane Lecture on Sustainable Tourism at the University of Hawaii‘ at Manoa‘s School of Travel Industry Management (TIM). Dr. Hawkins will speak on "Understanding Tourism in a World of Uncertainty — a Paradox Approach" on Thursday, February 9, 2006, from 5:00 — 6:30 p.m. at the TIM School‘s George Hall Room 227.

The presentation will focus on paradoxes influencing tourism globally such as globalization/localization, conservation/development, competition/cooperation, virtual/actual experiences, among others. As a case in point, the National Geographic Society has advanced the paradoxical notion that conventional and niche tourism can co-exist through the sustainable adoption of geotourism principles and practices. The geotourism global movement will be cited in this presentation as a possible benchmark which might have implications for the Hawaiian Islands.

As Eisenhower Professor of Tourism Policy at the School of Business at George Washington University since 1994 and a Professor of Tourism Studies since 1971, Dr. Hawkins has developed undergraduate and graduate level management education and conducted policy-related research in the field of tourism and hospitality management. He served as first chairman of the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management in the School of Business. Until 1999, he served as the Director of the International Institute of Tourism Studies (IITS), which was initiated in 1988, and is jointly sponsored by the World Tourism Organization and the University.

In 2003, he received the first World Tourism Organization (WTO) Ulysses Prize for individual accomplishments in the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the area of tourism policy and strategic management. He coordinated the WTO Tourism Policy Forum focused on using tourism as a development assistance strategy for LDCs, conducted at GW, October 18-20, 2004.

He has extensive consulting experience over the past 30 years for multilateral and bi lateral development assistance agencies focused on tourism development and strategic planning throughout the world. He has also provided consultation services and capacity building activities for the private sector, including the World Travel and Tourism Council. He is credited with writing or editing over 98 publications.

The lecture is open to the public and there is no cost. Refreshments will be served in the George Hall Sunset Reference Center following the event. For additional information or reservations to the event, call Kristi Bates at (808) 956-4885. Seating will be limited.

About the TIM School

The School of Travel Industry Management (TIM School) is a leading professional institution in the development and dissemination of knowledge on all aspects of the travel industry in the Pacific. The School specializes in the Asia-Pacific region; however its student body and faculty come from all over the world. The School offers quality degree and professional educational programs including a Bachelor of Science Degree with emphasis on hospitality management, tourism management or transportation management, a Master of Science Degree and the e-TIM On-line Graduate Certificate Program. The School also offers the Executive Development Institute for Tourism (EDIT) and the Hawaiʻi International Hotel Institute (HIHI), professional training programs for travel industry executives and professionals. The School is accredited through 2007 by the ACPHA (Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration) and has received the TedQual (Tourism Education Quality) certificate designation by the WTO (World Tourism Organization).