Archivos diarios: 26/07/2016

GSTC Global Sustainable Tourism Conference in Suwon, South Korea, October 5-8


GSTC’s main event in 2016 is the first Global Sustainable Tourism Conference, to be held in Suwon City, South Korea, 5-8 October, 2016.  An inclusive conference featuring prominent speakers, updates on GSTC’s activities, themed sessions and panels.

Conference themes are: marketing sustainable tourism, urban tourism, cultural heritage destinations, and sustainable MICE. Simultaneous translation to Korean and Chinese will be available. The global conference has been planned to coincide with the Suwon City Cultural Festival.  Post-conference field trips are offered free of charge for conference attendees to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) or to Everland Theme Park and the Samsung Innovation Museum.

What: 2016 Global Sustainable Tourism Conference

Where: Novotel Ambassador Suwon Hotel, Suwon City, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea — very near Seoul and an easy transfer from Seoul’s Incheon International Airport

When: 5-8 October, 2016  (note: the dates have been changed from previous announcements)

Sponsors: Suwon City, Gyeonggi Province, Gyeonggi Tourism Office

Conference brochure: more information about the conference, including programme, speakers and panelists can be found here.

Hotel reservations are the responsibility of the attendee and can be made directly with the hotelhere. Please note booking instructions to receive the negotiated discounted rates.

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JaneAshton100x100 Jane Ashton, Director of Sustainability, TUI Group

Xavier100x100 Prof. Dr. Xavier Font, University of Surrey

Roger Simons100x100 Roger Simons, GMIC President and MCI Regional Sustainability Director APAC

Noor100x100 Noor Ahmad Hamid, Regional Director APAC, ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association)

Nichapa100x100 Nichapa Yoswee, Director of MICE Capabilities Development, Thailand Conventions & Exhibitions Bureau

Jonas100x100 Jonas Wilstrup, Convention Director, Wonderful Copenhagen

Geoffrey Lipman2100x100 Geoffrey Lipmann, Director,

BenjaminLephilibert100x100 Benjamin Lephilibert, Managing Director, LightBlue Environmental Consulting

IV PM4SD Summer School 2016 – Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism

The Summer School in Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism is back for its 4th edition, hosted by Icelandic Tourist Board, it will take place at the Lonely Planet´s no 1 destination in Europe 2015: Akureyri, Iceland.

Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism is a 3 days High Level event, co-organized by the Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism (FEST) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) to address one of the most important themes in the tourism industry: how to plan and deliver transformative tourism projects and initiatives to generate a sustainable visitor economy.

The 2016 Summer School aims to contribute to the 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, through a publication and preparing a Call for Action.

The Summer School will once again brings together key representatives of the tourism sector: donors, representatives of European and international organizations, policy makers, industry representatives, project management practitioners, academics and entrepreneurs.

Outstanding speakers will be focusing on: Sustainable Tourism Policies, Criteria, Certifications, Best Practices; Project Management, Destination Management, Branding Destination; Capacity building, Public Private Partnership, tourism funding.

Speakers and participants will enjoy together plenty of social activities to discover the North Iceland, including visits at fishing town, museum, harbor, waterfalls and nature baths. For the last day, we have planned a one day tour to discover and taste several Iceland sustainable tourism gems (Mývatn Nature Baths, Dettifoss waterfall, the Gljúfrastofa Visitor Centre,

The Summer School is the PM4SD™ annual event, promoting it as the methodology to apply in tourism projects and to discuss the professionalization of project management in sustainable tourism and the need of leadership in tourism.

Programm here

Register here