As part of the celebration of Science Days, the Department of Tourism and Hotel and Restaurant Business held the 7th International Scientific and Practical Internet Conference «Tourism and Hospitality: State, Problems, Prospects» at Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy.

The conference at the Educational-Scientific Institute of Economics and Law is a traditional form of discussion of topical issues of the development of tourism and the hotel and restaurant industry. This year, the issue of the functioning of the hospitality industry during the war and post-war recovery was also added to the topic. This caused lively interest among contributors.

In total, 75 papers were submitted for participation in the conference. The conference brought together not only domestic, but also international scientists from the UK, the Czech Republic, Germany, Romania and Moldova. The geography of participation in the conference of Ukrainian scientists was represented by Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Bohdan Khmelnytsky State Pedagogical University of Melitopol, Central Ukrainian National Technical University (Kropyvnytskyi), National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv), Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University, Poltava University of Economics and Trade, KROK University of Economics and Law (Kyiv), Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, Uman National University of Horticulture and others.

The plenary session began with an address from Stanislava Pasieka, head of the Department of Tourism and Hotel and Restaurant Business, who welcomed the participants and emphasized the relevance of the topic of the functioning of the hospitality sector in Ukraine in the conditions of post-war recovery. Oleksandr Spriahailo, Vice-Rector for Scientific and Innovation Activities of Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, addressed the participants of the conference with a welcome speech. He emphasized that the powerful tourist resources of Cherkasy region contribute to the development and popularization of tourism in the region, which is the centre of Ukraine not only geographically.

International participants took part in the plenary session of the conference: Dr. Peter Vlachos, International Partnership Link Tutor of the School of Management and Marketing, University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom, and Dr. Peter Studnichka, Head of the Department of Hotel Management, Acting Head of the Department of Tourism, University College Prague, Czech Republic. Both guests emphasized the importance of international cooperation for Ukrainian scientists.

Among the other speakers, such well-known scientists as Doctor of Geography, Professor Oleksandr Beidyk, who dedicated his report to constructive and destructive factors in the development of national tourism; Doctor of Economics, Professor Maryna Semykina with a report on the topic «Development of the Hotel and Restaurant Business Based on the Formation of Corporate Culture»; Doctor of Economics, professor Marta Malska, who recently returned from Poland, from the 15th Baltic Business Forum under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda.

Mykhailo Rutynskyi, PhD in Geography, associate professor of the Central Ukrainian National Technical University (Kropyvnytskyi) gave an interesting and multi-faceted report on the topic «External Tourism and Information Policy of Ukraine in 2022-2023». University postgraduate students Volodymyr Dzhumurat, Tetiana Pisetska and Anatoliy Pavlyuk also present their scientific research.

In total, more than 50 participants from Ukraine and European countries took part in the conference: professors, associate professors, postgraduate students and higher education applicants. Associate professor Viktoriia Krasnomovets moderated the conference. During the conference, a lively discussion was held in the chat session regarding the establishment of scientific cooperation between colleagues.

Everyone expressed gratitude for the opportunity, despite the difficult times, to discuss important issues of the development of tourism and the hospitality industry.

A «Collection of Papers» will be published after the conference.


Department of Tourism and Hotel-Restaurant Business