Space tourism - Gimmick Or Not?

Space Tourism and the Future of the Travel Industry

When:   9th October


Where: The Carriage House at von Stackelberg Hotel Tallinn, Toompuiestee 23

Is space travel a realistic prospect or another entry into the realms of sci-fi fantasy genre?


Taking a trip to outer space might be the stuff of sci-fi for most of us, but soon it could be a viable holiday destination.


A number of companies are offering to take tourists on a trip to space. Whilst the fares are suitably astronomical, no scientific qualifications are required, although tourists may have to undergo fitness tests and training ahead of their planned flight.


Several companies are pioneering space tourism. The most well-known is Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, that has been talking about taking civilians to space for years now. More recently, SpaceX – began by Elon Musk, co-founder of Tesla – has vowed to take two tourists on a trip around the moon. Then there’s Blue Origin, founded by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.


Is Space Tourism then, a realistic notion? BECC convened specialists in this area to discuss whether this is a gimmick or a genuine "holiday destination."

Our panelists will discuss the global trends shaping the development of the tourism industry including the viability (or not) of space tourism and commercial hypersonic aircraft that could see travel between Europe and Australia cut to four hours.
Contemporary trends in transport, accommodation, competition and shifting market dynamics that has recently seen the demise of Thomas Cook will be debated.
What are the implications of these future trends for the Estonian Tourism Industry?

John Bell

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Elvira Tulvik

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Gathering and at 16:00-16:15 at The Carriage House at von Stackelberg Hotel Tallinn.

16.15-17.45 Panel discussion and Q&A.

The Uniquestay Hotel Group will offer attendees complimentary refreshments ranging from coffee and a selection of finger foods.

Participation fee:

Special offer! Buy a ticket and bring a colleague/friend with you for FREE!

BECC members - 15€

Non-members - 25€

Seats are limited, register now!

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