Viktoriia Kiptenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
Having been the lecturer and practitioner in tourism I am involved in research and projects of tourism education and training, products design, management and sustainability of tourism. Networking is the tool to contribute relevant learning by doing and benefits to tourism education and training, and practice in my country.
Sustainability is the issue of crucial importance. Prospects of its real implementation need efforts to integrate knowledge and practice, awareness and good will to contribute the benefits of the sector, nature and people. Research and practice of sustainable tourism in Ukraine suggest wide spectrum of improvements needed in understanding of the concept and its application far over policy declarations.
by Victoria Kiptenko