A half-day exploratory workshop with thought leaders and decision makers within tourism, "Measuring What Matters in Tourism" (Tuesday, June 14th, London, UK) will feature current knowledge and experience of impact assessment within both tourism and other industries.
Webinar on "Rural Trails as Economic Engines, Cultural Assets and Community Anchors" by Citizens' Institute on Rural Design, highlighting examples of rural trail projects that link people to place and reconnect the human and natural environments.
Green Destination Seminar (Romagna, Italy, Sept 12-16, 2016) combines masterclasses, forum and field visits in 5 days of experiential learning including local vineyards and olive groves, eminent cookery school, green hotel inspections, walking trails and destination inspections.
As part of Wild Asia's 10-year anniversary initiatives celebrating its Responsible Tourism Awards Program, TrainingAid will be co-hosting Live Session series featuring responsible tourism leaders who have been engaged in the award program.
TrainingAid is working with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) to support its work in promoting sustainability practices around the world through professional training in sustainable tourism. We're thrilled to be part of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program.
Our most shared articles of 2015 from the TrainingAid Ideas & Insights Blog. As we welcome the year 2016, here's a quick look back at some of the key tourism, training, business and sustainability-related topics we've discussed and explored in the past year.
Black Sea Sustainable Rural Tourism Program to Bring Together Partners from Ukraine, Turkey and Georgia
TrainingAid is excited to be part of the Black Sea Sustainable Rural Tourism Program, an integrated rural tourism initiative focused on the sustainable destination development and ecotourism opportunities in the Black Sea Region.
The 11th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (RTD11) will discuss practical solutions on how tourism can be used to make better places for people to live in, and better places for people to visit.
How are destinations promoting travel experiences and attractions through local stories and residents' unique perspectives? Three examples of destinations that have successfully engaged not just visitors, but also local residents in sharing their stories: Newcastle Gateshead, Lyon and Montreal.
Botswana and Namibia, leading ecotourism and wildlife travel destinations in Africa, effectively promote sustainable tourism through engaging messages on wildlife conservation and biodiversity protection, and inspire travelers, residents and the global tourism industry.
Based on the Tourism Training Live "Keep It Real for Destinations" discussions, here are successful sustainability communication examples by tourism destinations.
Tourism Destination Sustainability Communications: 7 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Telling Your Stories
When it comes to sustainability communications, many tourism destinations make assumptions based on common misconceptions about what works and how to reach and engage travelers.
How can travel storytelling be used for destination marketing in a way that engages travelers and empower the locals? Your destination already does have elements of great stories - engaging experiences, people with intriguing perspectives, and memorable events. So find and share them!