Belgrade International Tourism Conference - BITCO
Immersed in inspiring lectures, we have discussed opportunities and challenges of tourism development and had the amazing exchange of ideas, regional re-gathering, a variety of topics for workshops, round tables and panel discussions on how to preserve cultural heritage with more than 200 international participants contributing with their academic papers. Some of them enjoyed the Serbian capital for the first time with the invaluable help of our dear students.
Our students at BITCO 2014
Dear colleagues and since this weekend, my friends I feel compelled to email you to say how pleased and privileged I feel to have been invited to your wonderful conference. I learned so much about your industry, about Serbia and about Belgrade these last few days and I am so grateful for this opportunity. I will tell a new story about all these things which will be very different from my previous misconceptions. Furthermore, the sheer professionalism you showed in organising this event was impressive beyond words. When I got home last night I was able to show your Proceedings, all the conference materials, so brilliantly branded and the wonderful icon you gave us all. I cannot tell you how moved I was to receive this last gift. It is stunning. More than this, I have been overwhelmed with your warmth and hospitality, which went so far beyond anything I have experienced before. Thank you so much for all you did for us these last few days, I will not forget this incredible experience. With respect and affection Very best wishes AnneDr Ann Gregory's words of cordiality
It was to our delight that as a small College, but with great tradition in educating tourism professionals, we hosted internationally esteemed tourism experts: Dimitrios Buhalis, John Tribe, Chris Cooper, Aylin Orbaşli, Russell Arthur Smith, Konstantinos Andriotis, Stephen Boyde, Yaniv Poria, Richard Sharpley, Ann Gregory, Terence Clifford-Amos, Irena Ateljević, David Airey, Dianne Dredge, Graham Busby, Amelia Tomašević John Heeley, Daniela Angelina Jelinčić, Christian Maurer Terence Clifford-Amos, Tadeja Jere Lazanski, José Fillipe Torres as well as the partners from Karlovac and Bamberg University at a biannual academic event BITCO - Belgrade International Tourism Conference by our colleague Dr Branislav Rabotić and the enthusiastic team of associates from the Centre for Research and Development of the College of Tourism in Belgrade ever since 2012.