Coming conference “European tourism indicator system for sustainable management at destination level”

This one day conference will be held on 22nd February 2013 at Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace, and will bring together tourism experts, the European Commission, the project team and tourism stakeholders for the launch of the European Tourism Indicator System.

The European Tourism Indicator System is a key element of the work of the European Commission to promote an internationally competitive industry and to enhance the sustainability of destinations across Europe.

The aim of this initiative is to provide tourism destination stakeholders and, in particular, Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) across Europe with a tested, improved and easy to use toolkit and system of indicators with which they can assess, monitor and manage the sustainability of their tourism destinations.

This conference will present the results of the Study with the aim to provide the toolkit with a set of indicators, to help destination managers, with a step-by step guide, in order to adopt the system at destination level.  An opening discussion and questions time is foreseen, during the working sessions. The goals of the conference are:

  • Learn how to implement the system of indicators in your destination;
  • Understand the value and benefits of using the system for monitoring sustainability;
  •  Discover how to improve and enhance your destination’s sustainability, visitation and long-term success;
  •  Hear experiences from representatives from pilot destinations who have tested the system;
  •  Be the first to receive the European Tourism Indicator System Toolkit and Dataset before being launched Europe-wide.

The proceedings will be interpreted into French and German throughout the entire day, while the main language of the conference will be English.

The conference is organized by the University of Surrey, in collaboration with Sustainable Travel International and The INTASAVE Partnership and the European Commission.

The participation is free of charge, but registration is required as places are limited.

For more information and registration, click here

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