Venue: Safari Park Hotel
Organisers:The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)
Website: Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference 2013
Description: The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC), now in its seventh year, is a unique annual conference providing practical solutions to advance sustainability goals for the tourism industry. Offering invaluable learning and networking opportunities, the ESTC is a leading international meeting place where innovative minds gather to discuss ideas that inspire change. In September 2013, the ESTC will be hosted by Kenya and will bring together 500+ professionals from across the industry. Advancing policies and practices benefiting businesses and communities, the ESTC helps reinforce the roles of tourism in building a more sustainable future.
In 2013, the ESTC will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from September 24-27, and will bring together 450+ professionals from around the world. With a strong focus on highlighting and promoting tourism’s role in sustainable development, the ESTC13 aims to strengthen the industry’s commitment to the recent UN resolution, “Promotion of Ecotourism for Poverty Eradication and Environment Protection”, which recognizes ecotourism’s positive impact on sustainable community development efforts. The conference program will feature ideas, opportunities and solutions for the tourism industry to assist in conserving natural areas, alleviating poverty, empowering women, enhancing education, and improving the health and well-being of local communities.
ESTC13 Key themes:
- Conservation & Communities
- Plans, Policies, and Partnerships for Destinations
- Tools, Solutions, and Strategies for Businesses
- Tourism and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)