Monday, 2 April 2007

Responsible Tourism in Destinations Conference

Following the Cape Town conference in 2002 the 2007 Responsible Tourism in Destinations conference was recently announced. The objectives of the conference are to:
  • Review progress towards Responsible Tourism around the world since 2002, including initiatives in destinations and the initiatives of hotels and tour operators.
  • Reflect on Kerala’s experience of working towards being a Responsible Tourism destination and to share experience internationally
  • Discuss how tourism can contribute to local economic development and poverty reduction
  • Consider how the environmental impact so the industry can best be managed.
  • Discuss the ways in which tourism can contribute to social development and mutual understanding and respectful encounters between tourists and local people.
How will the meeting and event sector be represented? How are marketers and managers of event destinations integrating the policies of the Cape Town Declaration?

The Cape Care Route, Cape Town South Africa
A Legacy of the World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002.

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