Learn about the key points made at the Tourism Eco Forum in Barcelona, October 2016, attended by leading tourism and sustainability professionals.
Our Associate Editor, Tracy Johnson reports from the Global Green Destinations Day 2016, which took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on the 27th and 28th of September. Organized by Green Destinations, Ljubljana Tourism, the Slovenian Tourist Board, Quality Coast, Good Place and Visit Good Place.
The 2016 National Geographic World Legacy Awards were one of the undisputed highlights of ITB Berlin, the world’s largest travel fair and tourism convention. We had the pleasure to get to know some of the award winners during ITB Berlin, a convention more than ever committed to promoting socially and environmentally responsible travel business and experiences. Here is a brief summary of the sustainable tourism highlights and award winners…
As Mark Twain said, “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” While the 2016 TIES Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) took place a while ago, the impacts of the important synergies and connections continue to grow and spread, like a ripple effect. To explore this further, Deby Stabler takes us on a virtual trip around North America – from Canada all the way to Mexico – to explore how conferences shape our journey.
Last month, we were invited to attend the International Sustainable Tourism Summit organized by the Instituto de Turismo Responsable (ITR), the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and the Basque Tourism Authority (Basquetour), held in the region’s capital city of Vitoria-Gasteiz. The event attracted over 200 inspiring (and aspiring) local sustainable tourism professionals, and many other experts from worldwide leading organizations. The official conference highlight was the signing of the Sustainable Tourism Charter, a declaration of intent by the conference attendees to promote a more sustainable and responsible tourism.