Several terms have been developed to describe the process of putting knowledge into action. An efficient link between the two becomes essential in light of the fact that new research findings often take years to translate into action, and a breakdown in synthesis can lead to critical lags and inefficiencies. Attempts to close the gap between knowledge and practice are not new. But given that the modus operandi of t-Forum is to unite tourism theory and practice, it is essential that scholars, policymakers, and practitioners find ways to work together in the creation of best practices that have ecological, sociocultural, and economic benefits. The purpose of this session is to develop or adapt knowledge-practice intelligence or models that can be applied to a range of different issues and sectors in tourism.
David Fennell, Brock University, Canada