WHAT: The 11th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations
Event Summary: Responsible Tourism in Destinations
Co-chaired by the City of Cape Town, Professor Harold Goodwin (International Centre for Responsible Tourism) and Heidi van der Watt (Better Tourism Africa), the RTD11 will discuss practical solutions that create prosperous and sustainable destinations, the responsibility of tourism producer groups and the partnerships needed to make it work. Conference speakers include Tim Williamson (responsibletravel.com), Matthias Leisinger (KUONI Group), Manisha Pande (Villageways), Afzaal Mauthoor, (Inspired Escapes), Samantha Annandale (Hotel Verde), Glenn Phillips (SANParks), and more.
Responsible Tourism Best Practices and Agenda for Change
In 2002, 280 representatives from all sectors of tourism from 20 countries attended the Cape Town Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations, which resulted in the Cape Town Declaration on Responsible Tourism. The RTD11, like the historic 2002 conference, addresses the key question, "How can tourism be used to make better places for people to live in, and better places for people to visit?", and presents an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved by destinations around the world, to document responsible tourism good practices, and set the agenda for change for the next 10 years. The conference will result in Responsible Tourism Practitioner's guide to realizing Responsible Tourism in destinations.
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