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AdventureNEXT Balkans in Macedonia Inspires Regional Responsible Tourism Development

Os trasladamos este bonito vídeo e información de las experiencias vividas estos pasados días en AdventureNEXT Balkans…..enhorabuena!!

ATTA’s AdventureNEXT team of storytellers was hard at work filming and editing behind the scenes to produce a video to show during the closing plenary session in Ohrid, Macedonia on May 12th, 2016.

Seattle, WA – In Ohrid, Macedonia, last week nearly 300 representatives from more than 30 destinations worldwide – including 12 destinations throughout southeastern Europe – gathered for AdventureNEXT Balkans, a first-of-its kind greater Balkan Peninsula tourism conference where attendees explored and pursued new courses of action to stimulate short- and long-term responsible tourism development.

Local band playing at the final cocktail

Local band playing at the final cocktail. © ATTA / Lukasz Warzecha

Led by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and hosted by destination partner Macedonia (The Agency for Promotion and Support of Tourism in Macedonia), the adventure tourism conference placed specialized focus on Southeast Europe destinations, including Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey. The intent of the international gathering was to gain momentum for a progressive form of tourism that leaves positive local economic benefit throughout the region, all while helping to protect, preserve and thoughtfully expose its vast culture and natural richness to high value global travelers.

“In more than a dozen years in collaborating with destinations worldwide, our AdventureNEXT Balkans experience for me ranks among one of the most gratifying,” said ATTA Executive Director-Europe Chris Doyle. “Nearly 300 delegates witnessed true change occurring right before their eyes, where borders seemed to melt away, friendships and business relationships blossomed and sights shifted toward a future of healthy competition, collaboration and commitment to building a positive responsible tourism legacy.” Lee el resto de esta entrada