Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Small Island Developing States, 22-26 November 2017


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May 31, 2017

SIDS Sustainable Tourism

WHAT: Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Small Island Development States
WHERE: Seychelles
WHEN: 22-24 November 2017 (Conference), 25-26 November 2017 (Field visits)
CONTACT: Email sidssustainabletourism [at] for more information

About the Conference

In the framework of the 2017 UN International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development, this conference provides a platform for tourism professionals, academics and practitioners from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to discuss an integrated practical approach to sustainable tourism in SIDS.

For this event, the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation (SSTF) and the University of Seychelles (Department of Tourism and Cultural Heritage) have partnered with the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas’ Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS group), the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and the Paris Tourism Sorbonne Institute of Research and Higher Education in Tourism (IREST).

The conference will combine academic tourism research with practical best practice examples, and aims at connecting the various stakeholders working and researching the environmental and socio-cultural development of the tourism industry, for constructive discussions and networking by bringing together experts working in the field of protected area management and specialists in cultural site preservation, and creating synergistic knowledge and fruitful exchanges.

Call for Papers (Deadline June 30)

The Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Small Island Development States is accepting 500 word abstracts (send to: sidssustainabletourism [at] on themes including:

  • Evaluating the financial and economic benefits of tourism in protected areas
  • Impacts on biodiversity of PA tourism
  • Tourism concessions and partnerships for tourism
  • Community benefits and socio-economic linkages
  • Destination management and the application of standards and certification tools for protected areas (e.g. IUCN Green List, GSTC Criteria, certification etc.)

Download Call for Papers (PDF, 432 kb)


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