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1st IIPT European Conference 21-24 October 2008, Netherlands

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Conference Theme:  “Bridging the North–South Divide through Sustainable Tourism

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Conference Aim
Build on, expand, and leverage current North – South, and South – South initiatives towards sustainable tourism development, poverty reduction, and societal betterment.

Conference Goals
1. Provide a Forum for governments, private enterprise, donor agencies, foundations and NGO’s to debate and reach consensus on more effective models of achieving North – South and South – South collaboration towards sustainable tourism development, poverty reduction, and societal betterment.

2. Identify Models of Best Practice in North – South and South – South collaboration in achieving Sustainable Tourism Development

3. Facilitate effective knowledge transfer on Models of Best Practice and state of the art contribution of technology to Sustainable Tourism Development, Community Empowerment, and Destination Marketing.

4. Enhance the role of the Media, and the role of Culture and Sport in nurturing North – South and South-South dialogue, relationships and collaboration.

5. Engage Educators and future leaders of the industry in the debate, and in conducting innovative research that will contribute to enhanced North – South and South – South collaboration towards sustainable tourism development.

6. Identify potential synergies with other industries for sustainable wealth creation, poverty reduction, and societal betterment in the Group of 77 Countries, and
particularly Least Developed Countries (LDC’s), Land Locked Developing Countries (LLDC’s), and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Topics to be addressed in the context of “Bridging the North – South Divide through Sustainable Tourism” include:

  • Gaining greater leverage from North – South initiatives including the roles of Donor Agencies, Foundations, and NGO’s
  • South – South Initiatives in Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Innovative Initiatives within Developing Countries
  • Innovative Private Sector Initiatives
  • Recent developments in Micro-Enterprise
  • Volunteer Tourism, Philanthropic Tourism, Fair Trade Tourism
  • Knowledge Transfer and the Contribution of Technology to Sustainable Tourism Development
  • The Role of Culture and Sport
  • Role of the Media

Persons wishing to nominate “Success Stories” or “Models of Best Practice” in any of the above topics – or other areas relevant to the above stated goals – are invited to send project or program descriptions to: Amy Sotherden, Email:

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The Conference will bring together senior executives from both the public and private sectors of tourism; senior officials of UN Agencies, the European Union, World Bank, UN World Tourism Organization, and other international organizations; and relevant NGO’s, as well as policy makers, educators, leading practitioners, entrepreneurs, future leaders of the industry, and senior representatives of related sectors including culture, environment and economic development.



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