In the Spring of 2016 students entered a Video Essay Contest on the following topic:
Tourism & Sustainability: The Future We Want.
Context: Final Document of the Rio+20 Conference renewed the world’s commitment to sustainable development and ensuring the promotion of an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future for our planet and for present and future generations.
The 2016 FITE Topic challenged students to develop their own answers to the question of what future do we want for tourism and sustainability and how do we best achieve it. Over 130 students participated to the competition, giving their arguments and examples of good practices in order to harness tourism as a force for sustainable development.
The 15 top ranked students received full funding to attend the 2016 FITE International Student Conference.
The 2016 FITE International Student Conference was held in Bali, Indonesia, in June 2016, and provided students an opportunity to engage with Indonesian political, business, tourism and scientific communities on questions of sustainability and tourism. The conference centered on the theme chosen for the video-essay competition: “Tourism and sustainability: what future do we want?”
The aim of this conference was to share Indonesian, French, and international expertise on the growing economics of tourism and to discuss the conditions of sustainable tourism development, and create a forum for exchange on the best management practices for the destinations of Indonesia and France.
At the conference, experts, diplomats and professors in ecotourism and sustainability led panels. The first panel's topic was "What is Well-Designed and Managed Tourism," the second panel discussed "Reasoned Agriculture, Culture and Tourism Development: Lessons in Bali." On the second day of the conference two more panels were held on "Sustainable Tourism and the Sea" and "Sustainable tourism and Education." [can we attach the PDF of the programme?I sent the last version in my e-mail]
On this occasion, the 15 top ranked students participated to the final rounds of the competition, defending their video before a panel of judges. At the end of the selection process, 3 Indonesian students were chosen as the 2016 FITE winners and awarded trips to France to continue their exploration of sustainable tourism.
The award: French summer school “Tourism Destination Management. Learning from France”
The 3 winners joined the summer school organized by the French University of Tourism from 25 June to 23 July 2016, in four main cities: Nice, Toulouse, Angers and Paris. As a result, they obtained a diploma in tourism destination management.
More information about the Summer School:
2016 Finalists and Winners
Below is the list of finalists and winners, per category:
2016 Finalists and Winners
Indonesian Senior Category
The three winners of the Indonesian Senior Category were awarded study tours to France during the Summer. They participated to the Summer school untitled “Tourism Destination Management. Learning from France" (25 June - 23 July 2016), thanks to a strong partnership with ESTHUA-Université d’Angers.
For more information click here.
Oktifani Winarti studies at Institut Français Indonesia Surabaya. In her video, she talks about Urban-Ecotourism.
I Made Cahya Narayana, from the Tourism Faculty Of Udayana University, Bali, highlights Subak traditional system of irrigation and its role for creating sustainable tourism. Click here to watch his speech.
Muhammad Ilham Azlan Syah, is an Indonsian Student at Uludag Universitesi. His video focuses on Energy and Tourism.
Lieony Mega Sari, from Politeknik Negeri Bali, highlights the importance of cultural tourism development in Bali.
Others videos selected as quarter-finalists:
Let’s discover the diversity of topics and arguments!
Barnev Theodore Roosevelt Soukotta, Pattimura University, click here.
Dinda Dwiyandari, Angers University-ESTHUA, click here.
Elvarica Noviyanti, Trisakti Institute of Tourism, click here.
Gek Putu Kartika Anjaswari Pande, Bali Tourism Institute, click here.
Komang Rizky Fajar Satria, Bali Tourism Institute, click here.
Lavenia Clarabelle, Trisakti Institute of Tourism, click here.
Lia Lisnawati, Politeknik Negeri Bali, click here.
Lucile Le Marre, Angers university-ESTHUA, click here.
Luh Putu Ikha Sulaksmini Aiyina, Bali Tourism Institute, click here.
Rifka Arifah, Makassar Tourism Polytechnic, click here.
Stella Lorenza, Trisakti Institute of Tourism, click here.
Youssef Fadel, Angers university-ESTHUA, click here.