European Ecotourism Conference: Romania, 23-25 October 2013


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September 18, 2013

European Ecotourism Conference

The second European Ecotourism Conference (Poiana Brașov, Romania, 23-25 October 2013), organized by the Association of Ecotourism in Romania and partners, brings together ecotourism practitioners from across the continent and beyond, with the goal of addressing key questions around European ecotourism standards, European ecotourism destinations, and marketing opportunities for travel products focusing on ecotourism and protected areas.

The conference program focuses on these questions and discussion points:

  1. How can we create a set of standards for ecotourism in Europe that will be supported by a wide range of industry stakeholders?
  2. How can the industry strengthen awareness of the concept of ecotourism destination as one of the main tools for nature conservation and regional sustainable development?
  3. How can the concept of ecotourism destination aggregate a common interest of the main ecotourism and protected areas promoters in Europe in order to better communicate with the general public and potential tourists?

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European Ecotourism Conference Workshop Topics

Certification Programs and Standards
How can certification schemes and quality assurance standards serve as networking and marketing tools to benefit ecotourism businesses and destinations?

Developing Ecotourism Destinations
How can different local, national and international stakeholders work together to develop and promote ecotourism destinations?

Conservation and Local Development
What are some practical examples of  solutions that help maximize ecotourism’s benefits for nature conservation and local development?

Product Development Strategies for Better Visitor Experience
How can businesses and destinations create quality ecotourism experiences for visitors, while achieving sustainability goals?

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Ayako Ezaki is Co-Founder and Director of Training Strategies & Development at TrainingAid, an international tourism and training company offering training and skills development opportunities for tourism industry professionals.