International Week of Tourism
2–4 April 2019

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) will host an International Teaching and Expertise week of Tourism. During this week, you are welcome to share your views and network with other tourism experts.

International Teaching and Expertise Week of Tourism
2 – 4 April 2019

“Tourism is like a fire, you can cook your food on it, or it can burn your house down.”
  Asian proverb

As one of the world's fastest-growing and fastest-changing industries, tourism has an immense impact on numerous sectors of society: labor, culture, education, economy, and environment. Along with the positive outcomes, such as increasing incomes and intercultural awareness, global-level challenges concerning responsibility have arisen. Cultural, social and environmental challenges require a proactive and innovative mindset with the ability to forecast the future. How should we write the next chapter into this fascinating story?

During our event, you will have a great opportunity for networking with international tourism professionals and experts. The programme consists of different interesting academic activities.



During our international teaching days, you will have an excellent opportunity to share your visions, create future scenarios and reflect the past with tourism bachelor students and peers.

Your expertise in in tourism (education, research, industry) and your lecture relates to responsible tourism.

When and Where?

Tuesday and Wednesday 2–3 April 2019, Campus of Satakunta University of Applied Sciences Pori, Finland.

The length for an English-taught lecture can be 45–90 minutes, and the precise time of each lecture will be informed later.


Submit the abstract of your lecture (max 200 words in file format doc/docx) with your contact details by 1 March to Tiina García, Tourism Degree Programme

Presentation material (Power Point, Prezis, videos…) is not required in advance. Please note, that there’s a limited allotment for lectures. All abstracts will be published in the eSummary of the event.

Expertise Forum


The Expertise Forum is an event for networking, sharing knowledge and discussing topical issues of responsible tourism and sustainability. We invite oral presentations from tourism educators and professionals. The Forum will end with joint discussion of the needed skills in responsible tourism and sustainability of the future tourism professionals.

When and Where?

Thursday 4 April 2019, Campus of Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Pori, Finland.


For an oral presentation in the Expertise Forum, send your abstract of max 200 words, in file format doc/docx, and with your contact details by 1st March to Jaana Ruoho, M. Sc. (B.A.), Tourism Business Research Group All abstracts will be published in the eSummary of the event.

SAMK uusi kampus kesäkuussa 2017

SAMK Campus Pori is located in the city centre of Pori, Finland.

Social Programme

Enrich your stay in Satakunta by participating in our interesting evening programme! The detailed programme will be sent to the participants later.

Tuesday 2 Apr:

Guided walking tour in Pori City, visit in the Satakunta Museum and exclusive dinner at the Finnish Club. More information:

Thursday 4 Apr:

Bus excursion to Unesco’s World Heritage site Old Rauma, located in 52 km from Pori. Guided walking tour through lovely old Nordic wooden town, reception of Rauma City Tourism Management and dinner in restaurant Wanhan Rauman Kellari. More information:

International Week Of Tourism

First International Week of Tourism was held in April 2018.

Costs and Payments

Participants will cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Cost of the event: 200 € + PayPal transaction charge / person.
Due : 18 Feb 2019

Payment policy is described in the registration form (opens 4 Jan 2019).

Cost will include:

- Full event programme (3 days)
- Coffee/tea during the programme
- Daily buffet lunch at Campus
- Full social program (2 evenings)
- Participation Certificate

Contact the Erasmus coordinator of your institution to find out the possibility to Staff Mobility for Teaching.



The registration period is 4 January – 24 February 2019. The minimum / maximum participants : 20 / 40

Applicants are accepted in chronological order and will receive an acceptance email within one week from registration.



Find out about arrival practicalities, accommodation etc.

Feedback from the International Week of Tourism 2018:

It was a fantastic introduction to Finland for me. I keep telling everyone what a great country it is!I really appreciated being in this group and felt a deepened sense of European identity.Thank you! 

I enjoyed the atmosphere and the energy felt amongst the SAMK team and amongst the participants.