Category: WLO News-Insides

Jan 1
1970

Sharing by Professor Atara Sivan, Chairperson: World Leisure Organization – Hong Kong Chapter

Professor Atara Sivan, Board member of World Leisure Organization (WLO) and Chairperson of World Leisure Organization-Hong Kong Chapter (WLO-HK) was invited as a guest of honor to the graduation ceremony of “Boardgaming Instructor Certificate Program – Class of 2018” led by Jollythinkersand Play Infinityin Hong Kong. Graduates of the course, which targets individuals and groups interested in modern boardgaming, were educators, social workers and church leaders who have been contributing to the field of leisure through the use of these games.

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Professor Atara Sivan, Board member of World Leisure Organization (WLO) and Chairperson of World Leisure Organization-Hong Kong Chapter (WLO-HK) was invited as a guest of honor to the graduation ceremony of “Boardgaming Instructor Certificate Program – Class of 2018” led by Jollythinkersand Play Infinityin Hong Kong. Graduates of the course, which targets individuals and groups interested in modern boardgaming, were educators, social workers and church leaders who have been contributing to the field of leisure through the use of these games.

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Jan 1
1970

WLO Committees work intensely to implement the Working Plan

Several WL Committee online meetings have been celebrated during the first quarter of 2019. Ad hoc Committees bring together Board of Directors members to join efforts for the implementation of WLO’s Working Plan on specific areas: Board organization and Governance, Communication, Educational services, Financial and Fundraising, Membership, Strategic Priorities Grant, Research and Knowledge Transfer, and Youth Ambassadors.

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Several WL Committee online meetings have been celebrated during the first quarter of 2019. Ad hoc Committees bring together Board of Directors members to join efforts for the implementation of WLO’s Working Plan on specific areas: Board organization and Governance, Communication, Educational services, Financial and Fundraising, Membership, Strategic Priorities Grant, Research and Knowledge Transfer, and Youth Ambassadors.

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Jan 1
1970

4th World Leisure Expo Consultation Meeting was held in Hangzhou

On the 5th March 2019, the 4th World Leisure Expo Consultation Meeting was held on the premises of Hangzhou Municipal Government. Representatives of organizers and key stakeholders attended this meeting, including Hangzhou Municipal Government, Hangzhou Business Travel Group and West Lake Expo Company, and Prof. Ling Ping, member of the WLO Board of Directors.

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On the 5th March 2019, the 4th World Leisure Expo Consultation Meeting was held on the premises of Hangzhou Municipal Government. Representatives of organizers and key stakeholders attended this meeting, including Hangzhou Municipal Government, Hangzhou Business Travel Group and West Lake Expo Company, and Prof. Ling Ping, member of the WLO Board of Directors.

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Jan 1
1970

WLO takes part in the UNWTO Working Group on SDGs Support

WLO Chief Operating Officer (COO), Dr. Cristina Ortega, took part in the meeting of the UNWTO Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) Support, held both at UNWTO Headquarters and online on the 13th February. WLO is an UNWTO Affiliate Member (AM), and this Working Group is precisely an initiative of the UNWTO AM Department.

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WLO Chief Operating Officer (COO), Dr. Cristina Ortega, took part in the meeting of the UNWTO Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) Support, held both at UNWTO Headquarters and online on the 13th February. WLO is an UNWTO Affiliate Member (AM), and this Working Group is precisely an initiative of the UNWTO AM Department.

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Jan 1
1970

WL Youth Ambassadors participate in the Thailand International Folklore Festival

By Dr. Miklos Banhidi, chair of the World Leisure Youth Ambassadors Committee

The Thailand International Folklore Festival (TIFF) took place between the 15th and the 31st January 2019). World Leisure Youth Ambassadors Committee (WLYA) was represented by a group of 34 young musicians (from USA, China, Hungary, South Korea, and Slovakia), members of YOUPECO (Young People’s Concert).This participation followed the invitation to YOUPECO during the Citizens Festival in Hangzhou, and the group was coordinated by Dr. Miklos Banhidi, chair of the WLYA.

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By Dr. Miklos Banhidi, chair of the World Leisure Youth Ambassadors Committee

The Thailand International Folklore Festival (TIFF) took place between the 15th and the 31st January 2019). World Leisure Youth Ambassadors Committee (WLYA) was represented by a group of 34 young musicians (from USA, China, Hungary, South Korea, and Slovakia), members of YOUPECO (Young People’s Concert).This participation followed the invitation to YOUPECO during the Citizens Festival in Hangzhou, and the group was coordinated by Dr. Miklos Banhidi, chair of the WLYA.

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Jan 1
1970

WLO COO meets the new director of UNWTO Affiliate Members Department

On the 24thJanuary, WLO Chief Operating Officer (COO), Dr. Cristina Ortega Nuere, visited the international tourism trade fair FITUR in Madrid, and met Mr. Ion Vilcu, recently appointed as the new director of the UNWTO Affiliate Members Department — which the WLO is part of. WLO COO introduced WLO’s programs to Mr. Vilcu and expressed our network’s interest in enhancing collaboration and participation within UNWTO.

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On the 24thJanuary, WLO Chief Operating Officer (COO), Dr. Cristina Ortega Nuere, visited the international tourism trade fair FITUR in Madrid, and met Mr. Ion Vilcu, recently appointed as the new director of the UNWTO Affiliate Members Department — which the WLO is part of. WLO COO introduced WLO’s programs to Mr. Vilcu and expressed our network’s interest in enhancing collaboration and participation within UNWTO.

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Jan 1
1970

WLO and Zhejiang University celebrate a signing ceremony recognizing ZJU as a new WLCE

On the 2nd November, at the Xixi Campus of Zhejiang University (ZJU), WLO COO Dr. Cristina Ortega represented the WLO in the signing and licensing ceremony of the World Leisure Center of Excellence (WLCE) recognition awarded to the Chinese University. Prof. GU Jianmin, Dean of College of Education, and former WLO Board member Prof. Dr. Lijun (Jane) ZHOU, Deputy Dean of the same College, represented ZJU at the ceremony. As part of the ceremony, Dr. Cristina Ortega delivered a lecture on the future of Leisure Studies.

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On the 2nd November, at the Xixi Campus of Zhejiang University (ZJU), WLO COO Dr. Cristina Ortega represented the WLO in the signing and licensing ceremony of the World Leisure Center of Excellence (WLCE) recognition awarded to the Chinese University. Prof. GU Jianmin, Dean of College of Education, and former WLO Board member Prof. Dr. Lijun (Jane) ZHOU, Deputy Dean of the same College, represented ZJU at the ceremony. As part of the ceremony, Dr. Cristina Ortega delivered a lecture on the future of Leisure Studies.

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Jan 1
1970

WLO, present at the 2018 Summit Forum on Rural Revitalization and Leisure Industry Development in Shangyu, China

From the 9th to the 11th November, WLO COO Dr. Cristina Ortega, and Executive Board members Dr. John Tower and Dr. Miklos Banhidi attended the 2018 Summit Forum on Rural Revitalization and Leisure Industry Development in Shangyu, China, where they delivered keynote presentations in the morning of the 10th November. WLO Board member Dr. Lijun (Jane) ZHOU was also invited to the summit, in the role of a round table debater on the 10th November afternoon.

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From the 9th to the 11th November, WLO COO Dr. Cristina Ortega, and Executive Board members Dr. John Tower and Dr. Miklos Banhidi attended the 2018 Summit Forum on Rural Revitalization and Leisure Industry Development in Shangyu, China, where they delivered keynote presentations in the morning of the 10th November. WLO Board member Dr. Lijun (Jane) ZHOU was also invited to the summit, in the role of a round table debater on the 10th November afternoon.

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Jan 1
1970

Road to Pinggu-Beijing 2020: 2nd China (Beijing) Leisure Congress gathers over 500 people

After the 1st edition in September 2017, the 2nd China (Beijing) Leisure Congress took place at Pinggu district on the 21st and 22nd of September. These Congresses are conceived as a warm-up for the 16th WL Congress, which will be held in Pinggu-Beijing in 2020. This new edition gathered over 500 people, who discussed on the issue of “Urban Culture and the Leisure Industry”, and related topics such as tourism, sports leisure and leisure agriculture and their connections to urban culture.

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After the 1st edition in September 2017, the 2nd China (Beijing) Leisure Congress took place at Pinggu district on the 21st and 22nd of September. These Congresses are conceived as a warm-up for the 16th WL Congress, which will be held in Pinggu-Beijing in 2020. This new edition gathered over 500 people, who discussed on the issue of “Urban Culture and the Leisure Industry”, and related topics such as tourism, sports leisure and leisure agriculture and their connections to urban culture.

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Jan 1
1970

Leisure Magazine and the WLO sign a Memorandum of Understanding

Dated 23rd September 2018, the Chinese publication Leisure Magazine and the WLO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at establishing cooperation mechanisms for the promotion of WLO’s mission and vision in China.

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Dated 23rd September 2018, the Chinese publication Leisure Magazine and the WLO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at establishing cooperation mechanisms for the promotion of WLO’s mission and vision in China.

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