Non-UNWTO

Responsible Tourism: Looking Back, Moving Ahead

Location

Kumarakom, KL
India
9° 37' 13.2708" N, 76° 26' 41.064" E
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Responsible Tourism: Looking Back, Moving Ahead
27 June 2013 - 29 June 2013
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9° 37' 13.2708" N, 76° 26' 41.064" E

Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, India in association with RT School @ Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS), Thiruvananathapuram, Kerala is organizing an international conference on Responsible Tourism on 27th and 28th of June 2013 at Kumarakom, Kerala, India. The theme for the conference is "Responsible Tourism: Looking Back, Moving Ahead".


The conference will look into the progress Kerala has made after the second edition of International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (ICRTD) held at Cochin in March 2008 and will also discuss the latest advances in the field of RT across the world. The conference starts with a plenary session on 27th June 2013 and there will be parallel sessions on Economic Responsibility, Socio-cultural Responsibility and Environmental Responsibility on 28th June 2013. As part of the event, on 29th June 2013, Kumarakom will be declared as a global RT destination and a field trip is also being arranged on the day to visit the RT initiatives at Kumarakom.


Some of the dignitaries who have agreed to  grace the event with their presence and word includes Dr. Harold Goodwin(Professor in Responsible Tourism Management and Director at Leeds Metropolitan University and Director ICRT), Mr. Mason Florence Executive Director, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office), Mr. Srilal Miththapala(Project Director, SWITCH Asia Greening Sri Lanka Hotels Project, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce), Dr. Karma Tshering (Chief, Nature, Recreation & Ecotourism Division (NRED), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan), Mr. Christian Rogerson (Professor, School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Mr. Adama Bah (Travel Foundation Programme Manager, Gambia) and Mr. B. Suman IAS (Secretary Tourism, Government of Kerala), Dr. V. Venu IAS Joint Secretary, MinistryofCulture, Government of India.



Important Dates

Call for abstracts open (up to 500 words)

25th February, 2013

Call for abstracts close

25th April, 2013

Authors notified of acceptance

5th May, 2013

Submission of full paper

25th May, 2013

Final acceptance for presentation

30th May, 2013

 

For more details, please visit http://rtkerala.com/icrt-kumarakom

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BIT Conference "Accessibility in tourism: an ethical value, a business opportunity"

Location

Milan
Italy
45° 27' 55.6344" N, 9° 11' 11.4576" E
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No
14 February 2013
Location: 
45° 27' 55.6344" N, 9° 11' 11.4576" E

An international conference on "Accessibility in tourism: an ethical value, a business opportunity", will be held on February 14, 2013, in connection with this year's edition of BIT Milan. The event has been organized by the Permanent Secretariat of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (hosted by the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers at the Office for Tourism Policies of the Department of Regional Affairs, Tourism and Sport), and with the full support of UNWTO.

For more information, please see the event's Programme


See also:

BIT Milan 2013 website

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UNODC-UNWTO Side Event on Human Trafficking in the Context of Tourism

Location

Vienna
Austria
48° 12' 29.4264" N, 16° 22' 25.7484" E
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24 April 2012
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48° 12' 29.4264" N, 16° 22' 25.7484" E

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and UNWTO held a joint side event on the subject of “Human Trafficking in the Context of Tourism”, in parallel with the 21st Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Vienna, Austria, on the 24th of April 2012.

The event aimed to raise awareness of the phenomenon of human trafficking in relation to tourism, and to dispel any false sense of security that this form of exploitation bears no relation to the sector. The event conveyed the message that tourism infrastructure can be misappropriated by traffickers for exploitative purposes. While victims of trafficking are most often enslaved for sexual purposes, they may also be found in the kitchens of restaurants or bars, cleaning guesthouses, or engaged in exploitative begging and street hawking. Even the organs of trafficked victims are used today to attract travellers in need of transplants. Above all, the event emphasized that the tourism sector can and should play a vital role in preventing human trafficking. Efforts like the codes of conducts of tourism companies, and laws that allow for the prosecution in their homeland of tourists who engage in sexual conduct with children, must be strengthened and built upon, the event stressed.

UNODC Executive Director, Mr. Yury Fedotov, and UNWTO Secretary-General, Mr. Taleb Rifai, called for concerted global action at every level of society to prevent and combat human trafficking, especially child trafficking, in the tourism sector. “It is appalling to see tourism infrastructure being used by traffickers to victimize the vulnerable," explained the Secretary-General of  UNWTO, "yet our sector is firmly committed to reclaim this same infrastructure and use it for awareness raising in the fight against trafficking.”

Prior to the event, UNODC and UNWTO signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on initiatives directed at combating the trafficking of humans, wildlife, and cultural artegacts, in relation to the tourism sector.

 


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Tourism.Leisure.Hotels

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"MOLDEXPO" international exhibition centre
1, Ghioceilor str
Chisinau MD-2008
Republic of Moldova
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11 April 2013 - 14 April 2013
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Mission of  the professional forum TOURISM. LEISURE. HOTELS  is to be an effective tool for the development of the travel and leisure industry, creating for professionals from different countries all necessary conditions to share experiences, build business relationships and expand their business.

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International Tourism Forum «Regional tourism: modern state, problems and perspectives»

Location

Tashkent
Uzbekistan
41° 16' 0.0012" N, 69° 13' 0.0012" E
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No
1 November 2012
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41° 16' 0.0012" N, 69° 13' 0.0012" E

International Tourism Forum «Regional tourism: modern state, problems and perspectives» which will be held in two sections:

Section I: Development and perspectives of ecological tourism in the regions

Section II: Internal tourism as the factor of stable development of tourism in the regions

For registration please visit the following form:

http://www2.unwto.org/en/webform/international-tourism-forum-regional-tourism-modern-state-problems-and-perspectives

 

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The 18th Tashkent International Tourism Fair “Tourism on the Silk Road” (TITF 2012)

Location

Tashkent
Uzbekistan
41° 16' 0.0012" N, 69° 13' 0.0012" E
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No
31 October 2012 - 2 November 2012
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41° 16' 0.0012" N, 69° 13' 0.0012" E

The Tashkent International Tourism Fair “Tourism on the Silk Road” (TITF 2012) will celebrate its 18th opening at the “Uzexpocenter” in Tashkent from October 31 (Wednesday) to November 2 (Monday), 2012.

Owing to your ongoing supports and participations, TITF could enjoy a steady growth in terms of size and volume a s well as the quality as international travel fair.

It is expected that TITF 2012 will meet more than 230 exhibitors from over 30 countries in 430 booths and enjoy with more than 10.000 visitors during the three days.

We are highly honored to invite you to the TITF 2012 as a valued exhibitor.

TITF 2012 will be a good opportunity for you to promote your tourism resources among the travel trade professionals and consumers in Tashkent area. 

Your active participation and supports will be highly appreciated.

Please fill in the application form attached herewith and return it to Advertising Agency “Great Silk Road” of National Company “Uzbektourism”, or visit the website: www.tourfair.uz for registration on line.

Should you require any further details or assistance, please feel free to contact the Advertising Agency “Great Silk Road” of National Company “Uzbektourism at any time and we will be glad to be of any service for you.

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EUROPEAN CONGRESS ON RURAL TOURISM "Innovative Tourism - New Life for Rural Areas"

Location

Piatra Neamt Piatra Neamt
Romania
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8 October 2012 - 9 October 2012
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For further information: www.europeanrtcongress.org
 

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH TOURISM

Location

Palace of Parliament Bucharest
Romania
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24 September 2012 - 25 September 2012
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The contact persons for this event are:

Brand Management Division, General Tourism Department, Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism of Romania

a. Ms.Daniela Prelipceanu, director, Brand Management Division - tel.+40 372 144 043; fax: +40 372 144 042 - e-mail: promovare@mturism.ro; dgt@mturism.ro.

b. Ms.Camelia Tarniceru, counselor, Brand Management Division - tel+40 372 144 047; fax: +40 372 144 054; e-mail: promovare@mturism.ro; dgt@mturism.ro.

c. Mr.Constantin Apostol, counselor, Brand Management Division - tel. +40 372; 144 057; fax: +40 372 144 054; e-mail: promovare@mturism;dgt@mturism.ro.


 

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International Tourism: First results of 2011 confirm consolidation of growth

Location

Madrid
Spain
PR No.: 
PR11041
11 May 11

International tourist arrivals grew by close to 5% during the first months of 2011, consolidating the 7% rebound registered in 2010. According to the April Interim Update of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, growth was positive in all world (sub)regions during January and February 2011, with the exception of the Middle East and North Africa. South America and South Asia led growth (both at +15%), followed by Subsaharan Africa (+13%) and Central and Eastern Europe (+12%).

Asia and the Pacific, the region with one of the fastest growth rates in 2010, saw its pace of growth slow down (+6%), although from a very strong performance the previous year. Results were better than expected forEurope (+6%), boosted by the recovery of Central and Eastern Europe, and the temporary redistribution of travel to destinations in Southern and Mediterranean Europe due to developments in North Africa (-9%) and the Middle East (-10%).

UNWTO announces 2011 Ulysses Prize and Awards winners

Location

Madrid
Spain
PR No.: 
PR 11040
09 May 11

A travel tool designed to promote accessible tourism in Quebec, Canada and a discovery trail of the ancient Moche civilization of Northern Peru are among the winners of this year’s UNWTO Ulysses Awards. The awards ceremony will be held during the Gala Dinner of the ‘UNWTO Algarve Forum on Tourism and Science: Bridging theory and practice’ (1-3 June 2011) in Vilamoura, Portugal.
 

The UNWTO Ulysses Awards reward initiatives and projects undertaken by public tourism institutions, tourism enterprises and non-profit institutions that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of tourism through innovation, in line with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

The prestigious UNWTO Ulysses Prize will be awarded to Professor Kaye Chon, Dean and Chair Professor of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, for his outstanding contribution to tourism knowledge.