FIJET Academy Izmir, Turkey 2018
Organized between 12-19 June in Turkey, FIJET Academy 2018 was hosted by Yaşar University located in İzmir (Smyrna). The 2018 edition of FIJET Academy, held under the theme of “A different view of the future in the light of history” provided courses on The Historical and Archeological Values of İzmir, Heritage and Culture relation, Managing and Promoting a Tourism Destination: New Challenges for Stakeholders, Finding yourself and your passion in your career, Geopolitical and Social Risks in International Tourism, Tourism and Business Sustainability.
Among other activities of the academy were a Parchment Atelier, a workshop on preparing an online newspaper at 9 Eylül Gazetesi and Briefing on the importance of Health Tourism in İzmir- Medical Park Hospital. Covering a wide range of topics, the academy 2019 took its participants into time travel in history.
Training young journalist candidates with in-class educations, on one hand, the academy also organized press trips for helping destination marketing in İzmir.
The trips included major historical places in İzmir which once hosted glorious cities of antiquity. The participants of FIJET Academy 2019 visited and created promotional contents for Kadife Kale (Pagos Hilltop Castle), Bergama (Pergamon), Acropolis of Pergamon, Asklepeion, Foça (Phocaea), Çeşme, Ephesus, Museum of Ephesus , House of Virgin Mary, Selçuk, Basilica of St. John, Isa Bey Mosque, Kuşadası Caravanserai, Karşıyaka, Slow City Seferihisar, Sığacık.
Drawing the picture of future tourism phenomenon, the international academic staff of FIJET Academy 2019 consisted of the following lecturers.
Prof. Dr. Recep Meriç
Academician at Department of Tourism Management, Yaşar University
Assoc. Dr. Gökçe Özdemir Umutlu
Deputy Director, Head of Tourism Management Department at Yaşar University School of Applied Sciences
School of Applied Sciences, Deputy Director, Head of Tourism Management Department
Prof. Gabriela Tigu
Dean of Faculty of Business and Tourism, Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Dr Barbaros Kon
Member the of Board of Governors of Mediterranean Tourism Foundation
Prof. Ludmila Novacka
Full professor at the University of Economics in Bratislava, Dept. Of Services and Tourism, Fac. of Commerce
Director of New Destinations Network in Liverpool, England.