Financial and Economic Tools Used in the World Hospitality Industry: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Management and Technology in Knowledge, Service, Tourism & Hospitality 2017 (SERVE 2017)
The 2017 Fifth International Conference on Management and Technology in Knowledge, Service, Tourism & Hospitality (SERVE 2017) was held on 21-22 October 2017 and on 30 November 2017, in Bali, Indonesia and at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia. The theme of the conference was "Financial and Economic Tools Used in the World Hospitality Industry".
Conference contributions dealt with various interdisciplinary research topics, particularly in the fields of social sciences, economics, business, management, education, and finance. Through this conference proceedings volume, we propose to launch a renewed discussion of how financial and economic tools can be used in the world hospitality, service, and tourism industries. The purpose of this volume is to develop new theoretical and empirical knowledge that explores the possibilities of developing tourism, hospitality, service industries in sharing economy. These proceedings should be of interest to academics and professionals in the wider field of social sciences, including disciplines such as education, psychology, tourism and knowledge management.
The paper deals with serious challenges that Russian tourism industry faces: the reduc-tion in outbound tourism, inability of the industry to be redirected to inbound tourism, problems of human re-sources. Consumers are looking for authentic experiences such as local gastronomic traditions. The research analyses the current situation of inbound tourism in Russia, particularly of Russian gastronomic tourism. For this purpose, the dialectical approach to the analysis of the results of an opinion poll held among the students of Moscow universities studying Tourism and Travel Management is applied. The paper identifies the causes of problems divided into four groups. This analysis contributes to the solution of the problems and promotion of an active development of the inbound gastronomic tourism in Russia. The obtained results underline the correlation between gastronomic inbound tourism and the professional development of Gastronomy Travel Managers. It is concluded that gastronomic tourism management should be incorporated as a subject of study in Tourism and Travel Management programs.