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03|10|2017

What future do we want for the Alps? Preparing of the next 'Circular Economy' Workshop in Lombardia Region

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What future do we want for the Alps? Preparing of the next 'Circular Economy' Workshop in Lombardia Region
The Federal Republic of Germany represented by:the Umwelt Bundesamt, the national agency for the environment, is preparing an international workshop on "Circular Economy" focusing on Agriculture and Tourism in collaboration with the University of the Mountain University of Milan. Maurizio Droli PhD senior researcher at the International School Specializing in the Albergo Diffuso, following those influential players kind invitation to participate, will seek to give its contribution for the purpose to harness potentials of abandoned rural hamlets, undervaluated real estate, healty but unknown food recipes and developing rural heritage.

08|08|2017

Are ‘Albergo Diffuso’ and community-based tourism the answers to community development in South Africa?

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Are ‘Albergo Diffuso’ and community-based tourism the answers to community development in South Africa?
"Conventional mass tourism shortcomings have facilitated the origin of alternative forms of tourism such as community-based tourism (CBT). Lately, another form of tourism known as ‘Albergo Diffuso’ (AD) has also been mentioned as a possible strategy to revive depressed specific local contexts, such as townships, villages and small towns. This article’s aim is twofold: first to contextualise the concept of AD in the South African milieu and secondly to investigate the possible relationship and role that CBT and AD could have. In this context, specific characteristics and similarities between CBT and AD are explored. The article’s main contribution concerns the exploration of the AD concept as an alternative form of tourism related to local community development. This is the first time that this concept has been presented in a South African context."


Andrea Giampiccoli, Melville Saayman & Sean Jugmohan (2016) Are ‘Albergo Diffuso’ and community-based tourism the answers to community development in South Africa?
Development Southern Africa Vol. 33 , Iss. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2016.1180968

01|07|2017

Setting-up sustainable innovation processes in the rural tourism industry. A case study

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Setting-up sustainable innovation processes in the rural tourism industry. A case study
The 21th IPSAPA/ISPALEM International Scientific Conference "Paradise Lost of landscape-cultural mosaic. Attraction, Harmony, Atarassia" has been held in Venice (Italy) July, 6-7, 2017. 
As in the previous editions, this IPSAPA conference took seriously in account the fascination of discovery. Differently from those, this Conference edition was deeply inspired by a profound and argumentative book due to Stefano Zecchi, entitled "Paradise of the West: our decadence and the seduction of the night". ... This conference represented an invite to exemplify and to discuss cases where the innovative solution came from breaking the traditional mold or even neo-traditional uncritical imitation of novelty." Maurizio Droli and Marco Panizza presented the relation titled: "Setting-up sustainable innovation processes in the rural tourism industry. A case study" focussing their dissertation on Vermiglio Paese Albergo" setting-up and the need to innovate firm creation processes in order to self-funding product innovation ones. Thanks to all of the participants for their valuable suggestions representing solid roots for furtherly improving our studies.


01|06|2017

The Albergo Diffuso Sextantio at Santo Stefano di Sessanio becomes seasonal: why? The lack of a targeted training in the Scattered Hospitality Industry

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The Albergo Diffuso Sextantio at Santo Stefano di Sessanio becomes seasonal: why? The lack of a targeted training in the Scattered Hospitality Industry
The Albergo Diffuso Sextantio at Santo Stefano di Sessanio is facing some issues. The Management has just laid off employees and is preparing to become a seasonal hotel. Among the reasons behind this decision there are natural disasters certainly, but also "the lack of a specific training," following Daniele Kihlgren, who is its legendary owner.
This episode confirms that enthusiasm is not enough to manage a scattered hotel, unfortunately. Furthermore, too much enthusiasm, while it helps to cope with many issues, on the other hand, creates additional obstacles to be overcome for entrepreneurs, as demonstrated by cases followed by the SISAD and following scientific studies. As the SISAD suggests since 2004, training for the Albergo Diffuso must be specialized, continuous, targeted and most importantly able to produce measurable results. We regret not having been able to give our little support to Daniel Kihlgren whi have still all our sympathy. For the future, the property seeks professionals who are interested in collaborating with the management. Anyone interested is invited to contact sextantio.it. For first insights read the article on AbruzzoWeb.it (ita).

06|04|2017

Setting-up the Albergo Diffuso as both Hospitality and Development model: why and how?

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Setting-up the Albergo Diffuso as both Hospitality and Development model: why and how?
Here we posted a brief video (in italian) on this crucial topic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6LjkakzNUc

More info available at: info@sisad.it

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