UNDP Armenia Implements Training for Effective Management of Sustainable Tourism Development

Twenty-four Managers from Armenia to Undertake the PM4SD (Project Management for Sustainable Development) Certification Training Yerevan, Armenia / December 13, 2018— Armenia shapes its future to be a unique sustainable destination, building capacities in effective tourism planning and managing. A diverse group of tourism and development professionals from across Armenia has joined a blended training … [Read more…]

A Conversation with Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability at City of Orlando

My friend and colleague Dave Randle introduced me to Chris Castro last Spring. It was soon clear he would have been one of the speakers at the 2018 PM4SD Summer School in Paris. In the interview, he shares his knowledge, enthusiasm and approach to sustainable and smart tourism. More about Chris Castro.  Director of Sustainability … [Read more…]

A conversation with with Helene Lloyd, Director of TMI

Helene Lloyd is the Director of TMI and she is an independent Tourism Marketing Consultant. Through her experience of marketing a variety of destinations and other hospitality products (cruises, Luxury hotels and designer shopping outlets), she has gained expertise in both the luxury sector and the MICE segment. Her most recent area of focus is the digitalization … [Read more…]

PM4SD reaches 15 countries with the first online TrainingAid-Jlag course

As Jlag, we delivered the first PM4SD (Project Management for Sustainable Development) training online course with TrainingAid. We had four inspiring weeks (February 19 – March 16, 2018) filled with lessons, discussions, ideas, examples and tips on effective project management in sustainable tourism.  The course was attended by 33 tourism industry professionals from 15 countries, … [Read more…]

EU awards scheme launched: ‘Cultural Heritage as an Asset for Responsible and Sustainable Tourism’.

2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage, an EU initiative which aims to engage more people to discover Europe’s diverse cultural heritage.  The European Travel Commission (ETC), the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN) and Europa Nostra (pan-European Federation for Cultural Heritage) have joined forces to make a contribution to the year and address one of its 10 initiatives: ‘Tourism … [Read more…]

Sustainable tourism across Europe

UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, first visit organised by the the Tourism Manifesto First Next Tourism Generation Alliance project kick off meeting  Advancing sustainable tourism across Europe is at the centre of an agreement signed today between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Parliament. During his first official visit to Brussels (27-28 February), UNWTO … [Read more…]

FEST and GSTC: a New Strategic Partnership Promoting Effective Sustainable Tourism Management

 2017, the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, has been a unique opportunity to promote the contribution of tourism to shape a better future for people and places. A new journey has started towards 2030, as said UNWTO Secretary General, Taleb Rifai, at the official closing ceremony of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism … [Read more…]

Public consultation: Modernising the EU’s common visa policy.

The European Commission would like to gather the views of the main ‘users’ of the common visa policy: individuals, interest groups, advocacy groups, think tanks and professional organisations. The scope is to hear from as broad a range of users as possible, as it is important to get views and input from all stakeholders. There … [Read more…]

Interview with Roger Goodacre, tourism development consultant and Chairman of the Tourism Consultants Network (UK)

SB: What is the main scope of the Tourism Consultants Network? RG: TCN was established in 1989 as a section of The Tourism Society and is now the biggest association of qualified tourism consultants in Europe, with more than 110 members (see tcn.tourismsociety.org). All our members must agree to abide by our code of professional … [Read more…]

SMART TOURISM training modules in 3 steps

Thinking about going into the tourism industry ? Or maybe you work there already but have never had training? The Sustainable Manager in Tourism Sector Erasmus+ Project (SMARTOUR) has designed 10  training modules on key sustainable topics you can take through 3 simple steps. Each unit last between 30 mins and 1 hour. A simple test is available at the end of each module. … [Read more…]