Department of international economics

Innovation research, sustainability and mechanisms of tourism development: challenges and opportunities for Ukraine

On July 11, 2023, from 09:00 to 12:00 Kyiv time, The GISU Digital Academy program webinar took place, where representatives of FMM and FSL gave a report on the topic “Innovation research, sustainability and mechanisms of tourism development: challenges and opportunities for Ukraine” ; coordinator of the event from Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute – Ph.D. in Economics Olena KOROHODOVA, associate professor of the Department of International Economics. The Department of International Economics was also represented by the Head of the Department, Dr.Sc., Prof. Serhii VOITKO, and Ph.D., Associate Professor, Anna KUKHARUK, and Ph.D., Associate Professor Natalya SKOROBOGATOVA. The purpose of the event: improving the quality of teaching and scientific level, exchange of experience between representatives of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” and foreign partner universities of the GISU alliance.

The topic of the event: discussion of the problems of introducing innovations in tourism, determination of mechanisms of stability and management of processes in a crisis state of the economy.

This program led by Dr Karina Wardle from Western Sydney University jointly with representatives from Western Sydney University, University of Quebec at Montreal, Guangzhou University, University of Coimbra, Durban University of Technology, National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute ” and the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City. This program presents key learnings from a multi-country comparative analysis into innovative business strategies and operational practices by direct hospitality and tourism stakeholders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other contemporary crises. The session highlighted strategy and policy implications for Government and Destination Management Organizations, explored the practicalities and benefits of adopting an innovation mindset as well as delved into the challenges and possibilities for sustainable, respectful and resilient tourism recovery.