Center of Studies on the Tourist Economy (CISET)


CISET is an international centre of tourism economic studies established in 1991 by the University Ca' Foscari of Venice, the Italian Touring Club and the Veneto Regional Government. It is incorporated as a non profit research organisation.

CISET is an Affiliate Member of the World Tourism Organization.

According to the provisions of its statute, CISET mission is to carry out research and studies on tourism with particular attention being paid to its national and international, regional and local, Italian and foreign economic aspects. CISET also carries out post-graduate training activities, as the organisation of a Master's Degree in the CISET achieves its objectives by the continuous and synergic approach between post-graduate and managerial training activities and research activities, which are directly carried out by CISET itself or in collaboration with international organisations, also in order to form a class of researchers and well-trained competitive operators.

A list of activities run by the Centre has been provided below. Papers reporting the principal research results are available at its Secretariat.

The organisational structure

The President
The position is held by the Rector of the University Ca' Foscari of Venice, or his delegate. He is the Chairman of the Assembly and of the Board of Directors and takes care of enforcing their resolutions. Since 12 February 1997, Prof. Maurizio Rispoli has become Rector of the University Ca' Foscari of Venice and also CISET President.

The Assembly
It is formed by the representatives of the three founder members.

The Board of Directors
Made up by seven members (the President, three Directors designated by the founder members and three elected by the Assembly), it directs, promotes, manages and controls the activities of the Centre in pursuance of the Statute.
Current members:
Prof. Maurizio Rispoli (President), Prof. Guglielmo Garlato, Prof. Francesco Mason, Dr. Maria Carla Macola, Dr. Armando Peres, Dr. Romano Toppan.

The Scientific Committee
Constituted by researchers and experts in tourism economics, it gives scientific opinions and makes proposals on the activities carried out by the Centre.
Current members:
The designations for 1998-2000 are still under discussion.

The Auditors' Committee
The Director and the staff
CISET's activities are co-ordinated by:



They are assisted by two secretaries (Maria Elena Artusi for the research activities and Silvia Begelle for the Master's course) and, for specific projects, by several senior and junior researchers, as well as national and international partners.

Research Activities
Basic research activities
* RIP-Model to forecast tourist flows to and from Italy;
* TREP-Model to forecast international tourist flows to the Italian Regions, following the STREP-Model for Veneto realised in 1994;
* Models to evaluate and forecast tourist flows of Italians in Italy.

Research activities carried out in the past

Projects brought to an end in 1997

Projects in progress

Training activities
Basic training activities

Other training activities

Scientific organisation of international conferences:

List of Publications of the Series
"QUADERNI CISET"

17/96

Anna Comacchio - Jan van der Borg, Tourism, professionalism and education. An analysis of the labour market for tourism activities in the Dolomite Region .
[Quaderni CISET n. 16.1-5 are five working papers describing the results of the research on tourist expenditure in Veneto commissioned by the Veneto Region.]

16.5/96

Mara Manente - Valeria Minghetti, La spesa turistica nel Veneto. L?indagine e l?analisi di impatto. Teoria, metodologia, organizzazione .

16.4/96

Valeria Minghetti, La spesa turistica nel Veneto. La montagna - Le terme .

16.3/96

Valeria Minghetti, La spesa turistica nel Veneto. Il mare - Il lago .

16.2/96

Valeria Minghetti, La spesa turistica nel Veneto. Le cittŕ d?arte .

16.1/96

Mara Manente - Valeria Minghetti, La spesa turistica nel Veneto. Caratteristiche ed effetti macroeconomici.

15/96

Mara Manente, strep: a forecasting model of international tourist flows by region, Paper presented at the '3rd International Forum on Tourism Statistics', Sintra, Portugal, June 1996.

14/96

Paolo Costa - Mara Manente - Valeria Minghetti, Tourism demand segmentation and consumption behaviour. An economic analysis, Paper presented at the TRC Meeting (Tourist Research Centre), Bergen, Norway, May 1996.

13/96

Paolo Costa - Mara Manente, Monitoring excursionist flows. The case of Venice.

12/96

Paolo Costa - Maurizio Gambuzza - Mara Manente - Valeria Minghetti, Accessibility and mobility conditions and tourist development. The case of Southern Italy .

11/95

Giuseppe Gotti - Jan van der Borg, Tourism in heritage cities. An international comparative investigation into tourism and its management in Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Bruges, Florence, Oxford, Salzburg and Venice . [out of stock]

10/95

Jan van der Borg - Marina Zago, Museum management. [out of stock]

9/95

Paolo Costa - Jan van der Borg, Cultural tourism in Italy. [out of stock]

8.5/94

Claudia Cingolani - Roberto Gismondi, Stato e prospettive delle statistiche sul turismo . Paper presented at the conference 'Forecasting Tourism Demand. Theory and the case of Italy', Venice, Italy, 10 and 11 December 1993.

8.4/94

Carlo Carraro - Paolo Costa - Mara Manente, Il modello STREP di previsione dei flussi turistici internazionali in Veneto. Struttura teorica, parametrizzazione e previsioni al 1995. Paper presented at the conference 'Forecasting Tourism Demand. Theory and the case of Italy', Venice, Italy, 10 and 11 December 1993.

8.3/94

Paolo Costa - Mara Manente - Valeria Minghetti - Jan van der Borg, Tourism demand to and from Italy. The forecasts to 1995 from the TRIP models. Paper presented at the conference 'Forecasting Tourism Demand. Theory and the case of Italy', Venice, Italy, 10 and 11 December 1993. (English and Italian edition)

8.2/94

Carlo Carraro - Mara Manente, The TRIP forecasting models of world tourist flows from and to Italy. Paper presented at the conference 'Forecasting Tourism Demand. Theory and the case of Italy', Venice, Italy, 10 and 11 December 1993.

8.1/94

Enzo Paci - Egon Smeral - Hannie van Dijk - Stephen Witt, World tourism perspectives. Papers presented at the conference 'Forecasting Tourism Demand. Theory and the case of Italy', Venice, Italy, 10 and 11 December 1993.

7/93

Luciana Grava, Struttura ed organizzazione dell'offerta nel settore alberghiero in Italia.

6/93

Paolo Costa - Enzo De Biasi - Mara Manente, Ristrutturazione sistemica dell'intervento pubblico in materia turistica: il Veneto. [out of stock]

5/93

Mara Manente - Valeria Minghetti, I modelli di previsione del movimento turistico da e per l'Italia: la banca dati.

3/93

Paolo Costa - Mara Manente, The economic impact of tourism in Italy: a mul-tiregional-multisectoral analysis for 1988. Paper presented at the 'Tenth Inter-national Conference on Input-Output Techniques', Sevilla, Spain, 29 March - 3 April 1993.

2/93

Paolo Costa - Jan van der Borg, The management of tourism in cities of art. Paper presented at the TRC Meeting (Tourist Research Centre), Östersund, Sweden, April 1993.

1.3/93

Gregory J. Ashworth, Jonathan Edwards, Dick Netzer, Papers from the Conference 'Tourism and City in the Nineties', Venice, Italy, 2 and 3 December 1992 .

1.2/93

Leo van den Berg - Jan van der Borg - Jan van der Meer, Upcoming destinations of urban tourism. Paper presented at the conference 'Tourism and the City in the Nineties', Venice, Italy, 2 and 3 December 1992.

1.1/93

Paolo Costa - Mara Manente - Jan van der Borg, Traditional tourism cities: problems and perspectives. Paper presented at the conference 'Tourism and the City in the Nineties', Venice, Italy, 2 and 3 December 1992.

Among the publications of the Centre, the following is of particular reference to Tourism and the Enviornment :

Tourism in Heritage Cities - An international, comparative investigation into Tourism and its Management in Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Bruges, Florence, Oxford, Salzburg, and Venice, Guiseppe Goti, Jan van der Borg, 1995


Master in Economics and Management of Tourism

Length of course
One year with daily attendance.

Enrolment fee
The enrolment fee is 9,000,000 Lire + VAT to be paid in two instalments, the first at the beginning of the course and the second by the end of February.
A few scholarships will be available.

Course outline
The Master's course, organised by CISET (International Centre of Studies on the Tourist Economy), together with the Department of Economics and Business Administration of the University of Venice, trains professional figures to work at the administrative and managerial levels in the private and public tourist system in Italy.

The course is divided into the following phases: preparatory cycle, introductory cycle, central cycle, practical experience in firms working in various fields of the sector, and an oral exam with the discussion of a final dissertation.

The teaching is held in Villa Mocenigo, in Oriago on the Brenta Riviera, about 15 kilometres from Venice.
A certificate of attendance and final assessment will be issued at the end of the course.

The course is directed by Prof. Maurizio Rispoli, Rector of the University of Venice. The teaching staff are university professors from Italy and abroad, and experts who work in the travel and tourism sectors.

Prerequisites
The Master's course is open to those who have a degree from an Italian or foreign university, and to those with a high school certificate who can attest technical qualification and considerable managerial experience in the tourism field.
Certification of the student's knowledge of English is required. A maximum number of 30 places is available, and the selection process includes an attitudinal test and an interview.

Course Subjects
1. Economics of Tourism and Heritage
2. Business Organization and Management
3. Human Resources Management
4. Programming and Financial Control
5. Marketing
6. Finance
7. Law
8. Policy and Planning for Tourism
9. English for Tourism
10. Computerised Systems for Tourism

Academic Year 1998-1999
The Master's course for the Academic year 1998-1999 starts November 1998 and is structured as follows:

PREPARATORY CYCLE: (2 weeks, November 1998)
This is intended to impart the basic notions of mathematics, statistics, national accounting, book-keeping, company balance-sheets and commercial law, with the purpose of bringing the participants to a homogeneous level of preparation.

INTRODUCTORY CYCLE: (5 weeks, November - December 1998)
This is intended to provide a basic introduction to tourist phenomena (definitions, concepts, data, etc.).

CENTRAL CYCLE: (20 weeks, January - May 1999)
The purpose is to provide the participants with, beside an interdisciplinary preparation, the means and techniques that in the different research and application fields will be a support for the managerial role, for co-ordination, and for decision making in general - not only regarding the problems encountered by enterprises, but also the "tourism policy" that Public Bodies at various levels of responsibility are called upon to elaborate an carry out.

FIELD EXPERIENCE (June - September 1999)
This period of practical application is carried out in the offices of Public Bodies with competence in the tourism sector, or in tourist enterprises.

MASTER'S THESIS (October 1999)
The course of studies concludes with the presentation of a Thesis on a subject agreed upon with a teacher of the course, and may also deal with the practical results obtained during the field experience.

Opening hours 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., Monday to Friday (except bank holidays)

E-mail addresses (different from those listed below):

§ Mara Manente

Director

[email protected]

§ Valeria Minghetti

Tourism Research and Statistics

[email protected]

§ Maria Carla Furlan

Tourism Education and Training

[email protected]

§ Maria Elena Artusi

CISET Secretariat

[email protected]

§ Silvia Begelle

Secretariat of the Master's course in the Economics and Management of Tourism

[email protected]

§ Laura Andreatta

Tutor of the Master's course in the Economics and Management of Tourism

[email protected]

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Information Source

Prepared by ...
Dr. Mara Manente
Director, CISET-International Center of Studies on the Tourist Economy
Villa Mocenigo - Riviera San Pietro, 83, 30030 Oriago di Mira (VE), Italy
Telephone +39 41 5630 924/842 Facsimile +39 41 5630 620/510
E-Mail [email protected] Web URL http://helios.unive.it/~ciset