EuroEco 2011: European Leaders Gather to Strengthen Ecotourism in the Region
Pack your bags – EuroEco 2011 is coming up!
The second annual European Ecotourism Conference (EuroEco) will be held in beautiful Geilo, Norway from May 29-June 1 2011. Hosted by Ecotourism Norway with support from The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), the conference will provide a forum for an expected 150 members of the growing ecotourism industry in Europe to discuss critical issues and to learn from each other while sharing knowledge of tourism activities from across the region.
Last year’s EuroEco 2010 conference, held in Parnu, Estonia, was hugely successful, and had lasting impacts as it initiated year-round cooperation among stakeholders in Europe and ongoing communication about the topics raised at the 2010 gathering.
Interest in ecotourism is growing rapidly, and with various development continually occurring, it is critical that the ecotourism community maintains its integrity through strengthened cooperation among industry professionals. The European Ecotourism Conference represents an opportunity for stakeholders to share ideas, experiences, opportunities, and best practices, thus benefiting the industry as a whole by helping to mold a bright future for ecotourism development across Europe.
The conference will take place at the historic Dr. Holms Hotel (certified through Eco Lighthouse), and there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy exciting tours/trips with local operators both before and after the conference. Attendees will meet in Oslo and take a historic train ride together to the conference site in Geilo; a fun way to kick-off the stimulating workshops and discussions that will follow.
Attendees will benefit from great networking opportunities, as well as informative sessions on topics such as:
- Marketing & PR: What are some of the key ingredients of successful marketing strategies for ecotourism businesses?
- Business Development: Why do some ecotourism projects and initiatives manage – and why do others fail – to become financially successful tourism enterprises?
- Destination Management: What are some best practice examples of developing, managing and promoting ecotourism destinations?
- Conservation & Communities: How are communities, businesses and destinations working together to support conservation and communities through ecotourism?
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to make great connections, get involved in industry activities, foster your business skills and visit beautiful Norway! For more information on Pre-Conference Tours (May 28.-29), please contact EuroEco2011 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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