Working Group

Shopping Tourism

Tourism and Health

Tourism and Air Transport

Tourism and Cruises

Accessible Tourism

Tourism and Heritage

Tourism and Cultural Identity

Tourism and Sustainability

Tourism and Communication

Tourism and Training

Tourism and Creative Economy

Tourism and Innovation

Tourism and Cocoa

Religious and Spiritual Tourism

The programme, objectives and participants of each group are currently being designed and will be published soon. If you are interested in any group:

The knowledge of tourism and its impact on society requires, more and more, the collaboration of people who work together with the aim of working as a team and advancing in common fields of social, commercial and economic interest.

How are the working groups formed?

Each group is formed by the independent decision of its members, who join the group because they want to contribute with their knowledge and activate the creation of a group in a specific area of tourism or social interest, contributing especially in the topics that most interest or concern them.

To participate in the groups it is necessary to be a member of the Tourism and Society Think Tank.

Each member can join the interest groups by sending an e-mail to, indicating name and surname, country, contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses (primary and secondary).

The working groups are governed by the Working Group Operating Rules of the Tourism and Society Think Tank (TSTT), with relevant information on the creation, formalisation, objectives, activities, functioning, responsible persons, benefits, funding, etc.

General Objectives

The main objectives of the working groups will be

  • Stimulate interest in a particular area of knowledge within the TSTT.

  • To integrate other members with affinity in this area.

  • Contribute to continuous training in this thematic area.

  • To convene meetings of common interest and activities related to the area of knowledge.

  • Promote and facilitate the realization of records and promote research in their area of interest.

  • Advise on issues related to their group and periodically publish their recommendations.

  • Promote and facilitate publications in TSTT.

  • Collaborate in their thematic area in the web

  • Collaborate and advise in the organization of national and international congresses.

  • Represent the TSTT in various opinion forums related to their area of knowledge.

  • Other.

The members of the Working Groups may be all members of the TSTT who request in writing to the TSTT their registration in one or more groups, as well as persons of recognized competence in the respective subjects, national or foreign, whose contribution is considered of interest by the management committee of the Group.

Administrative organization of the Group

  • Each group will be formed by a minimum of 5 members of the TSTT.

  • Each working group will be led by a coordinator who will be elected from among the members of each Group, and will be ratified by the TSTT Management.

  • The position of coordinator of each group has a duration of two years, extendable for another two years. Both the first election and re-election are subject to the approval of the TSTT management.

Functions of the Coordinator

In general, the Coordinator of each Working Group will be obliged to fulfill the founding objectives of the TSTT, among other functions:

  • Encourage the publication of the works carried out by each Group, whose authorship belongs to the TSTT and direct ownership of the signatories of the work.

  • To provide the TSTT with the complete revised texts of the works carried out, with the expression of the authorship of the TSTT, in order to promote their publication and dissemination.

  • To attend the meetings of each Working Group for the purpose of its operation and management.

  • To prepare an annual report on the activities carried out.

  • To carry out the necessary scientific meetings according to the proposed work objectives.

  • To promote the obtaining of resources for the works to be developed.

  • To collaborate closely with the TSTT and other Working Groups to achieve the objectives of the TSTT.

  • Conduct contacts and scientific activities with other working groups related to its thematic area, as well as promote related research studies.

  • Ensure that research projects and working group records comply with current regulations.

Dissolution of a Working Group

A Working Group may be dissolved in the following circumstances:

  • Temporary fulfillment of the purposes for which it was created.

  • Lack of scientific and administrative activity in a period of more than one year. The minimum activity is considered to be the development of one action (which does not include the annual meeting) of teaching, research, etc. per year, as well as the publication on the web of its summary and annual activity.

  • Lack of information on activities over a two-year period.

  • By agreement of the TSTT.

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