Novara, Verbania and Lake Maggiore
October 27th-29th, 2022

“Giornate del Turismo” (Tourism Days), an initiative promoted by Geoprogress  and by the University of Eastern Piedmont (UPO) and important Italian tourism institutions and associations. Now in its 21st edition, it is being realised in 2022 with the collaboration of the Interdepartmental Study Centre UPONTOURISM. Vision, strategy, research for innovative and sustainable tourism and Ars.Uni.Vco.

In addition to the confirmed presence of three keynote speakers of international importance, numerous scholars and experts have confirmed their attendance: they will fuel the debate on the theme of sustainability and tourism, declined in various strands along two days of scientific work.



Thursday Morning 27th October
DISEI Department Novara | Via Perrone 18

9:00 – Welcome and opening greetings

9:30-11:00 – Keynote speeches on:

“Sustainable and Inclusive Futures for Marginalised Communities” | Professor Jaeyeon Choe, Swansea University, U.K.

“Sustainable businesses strategies: resilience and responsibility needs for future tourism” | Professor Jarkko Saarinen, Oulu University, Finland

“From Destination Planning to Destination Design. Is sustainability a cultural frame or a management tool?” | Professor Harald Pechlaner, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany, Head of the Center for Advanced Studies at Eurac Research, Italy

11:00-12:30 – Round table on: Tourism studies and Tourism Development Impact Assessment

12:30-14:00 – Lunch break

14:00-15:30 – Reports of experts from national and international organisations on: Trends and policies of sustainable tourism

15:30-16:00 – Coffee break

16:30-18:00 – Round table of Italian institution and political forces on: Systemic and participatory planning for tourism governance and progress


Friday 28th October

10.30-11.00 – Welcome and opening greetings

11:00-12:30 – Papers presentation (parallel sessions)

12.30-14.00 – Lunch break

14.00-15.30 – Papers presentation (parallel sessions)

15:30-16:00 – Coffee break

16:00-16:30 – Closing remarks


Saturday 29th October
Lakes Maggiore and Orta

Tourist excursion to visit the main attractions of north-eastern Piedmont lake district.