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…]

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…]

Sustainable Georgia: a must see destination for visitors and tourism planners

Georgia, the country claiming to be the birthplace of wine,  is one of the most beautiful countries on earth and a marvellous canvas for walkers, riders, cyclists, rafters and travellers of any kind (Lonely Planet).  Wine tourism, mountain tourism, sustainable tourism, have been the key themes of international conferences and events, showing the leadership of Georgia … [Read more…]

A Conversation with Donald E. Hawkins

I had the pleasure to interview DONALD E. HAWKINS Professor Emeritus of Management and Tourism Studies at the George Washington University and Special Adviser to the UNWTO Secretary General for the Knowledge Network. We talk about successful Destination Management Organizations, how to build capacity and partnerships, market trends, and Don shares training tools and case … [Read more…]

A Conversation with Eduardo Santander, Executive Director at European Travel Commission (ETC).

Which is the main scope of the Tourism Manifesto? Why was it needed? Tourism represents a key sector of the European economy, generating almost 10% of total EU-28 GDP and employing 25 million people. Despite these valuable benefits, European tourism does not receive the importance it deserves on the policy making scene. In response to … [Read more…]