A Conversation with Belise Kariza Chief Tourism Officer at the Rwandan Development Board

On the 16th of June , as FEST, we organize together with the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Fair Trade Tourism (FTT), The Intasave-Caribsave Partnership, the Rwandan Embassy in Brussels, the Rwandan Development Board and Cardiff Metropolitan University the Lab Session  “Managing Natural and Cultural Attractions with a Sustainable Agenda”,  during the European Development Days (EDD16) in … [Read more…]

UNWTO Europe Meeting discusses digital

Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania, this week hosted representatives of 34 countries for the 60th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe. Discussions focused on major tourism trends and the priorities and agenda of the Organization for the region. The meeting was followed by a seminar on new business models. “In 2015, there were 29 million … [Read more…]

“What are the new drivers for tourism today?”

Tourism Society Symposium 2016 Birmingham 6th and 7th June  Over the last two years the Tourism Symposium has established itself as the foremost UK-based cross-sectoral event for tourism professionals and also those involved in related sectors. This year’s theme of ‘The Business of Tourism: What are the new drivers for tourism today?’ will be explored … [Read more…]

A Conversation with Nivashnee Naidoo, Managing Director, Fair Trade Tourism

  In preparation of our FEST event at the European Development Days (EDD) on the16th of June 2016 in Brussels we are pleased to publish the interview with Nivashnee Naidoo.  For more information on the event please visit https://eudevdays.eu/sessions/managing-natural-and-cultural-attractions-sustainable-agenda People are more and more interested in social responsibility and fair trade when choosing their next destination. … [Read more…]

“Managing Natural and Cultural Attractions with a Sustainable Agenda”

EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT DAYS 2016: Registrations close the 15th of May 16. Save your place. As Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism (FEST) we will be actively involved in the European Development Days (EDD16) delivering an event on the 16th of June from 11-12:15 under the title “Managing Natural and Cultural Attractions with a Sustainable Agenda”. The Foundation … [Read more…]

Co-operating for Leadership in Tourism

As Jlag, we have just started delivering a new EU Project Co-operating for Leadership in Tourism.  Co-Lead is a European framework project aiming to develop and test capacity building trainings and tools based on PM4SD to train team of professionals and trainers with appropriate skills and expertise who can directly assist destinations and enterprises to … [Read more…]

Infopoint Lunchtime Conference: Private Sector & Sustainable Tourism

Project Management for Sustainable Development to create successful Public-Private Partnerships in the Tourism Sector The 16th of February we are organizing an Infopoint Lunchtime Conference with the European Commission DG Development and Cooperation around the topic: Private Sector & Sustainable Tourism. This is a first event from our side to approach the United Nations (UN) General … [Read more…]

“Attracting investment in Tourism”

Save the date: Tuesday, 5 April 2016, Brussels. The European Commission is organising a High-Level Conference “Attracting investment in Tourism”: Financing, upgrading skills and improving business environment to strengthen the competitiveness of the EU tourism industry. Key note speakers will include:  Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Members of the European Parliament, Ministers, Presidents … [Read more…]

A Conversation with Dr. David W. Randle

David is Director of the University of South Florida’s Patel College of Global Sustainability Sustainable Tourism, Managing Director International Ocean Institute Waves of Change Blue Community Initiative, and President and CEO of the WHALE Center. SB Which are the 2016 key challenges from your perspective for the tourism industry? DR The key challenges for the tourism industry for 2016 include, responding to … [Read more…]

Capacity building and Sustainable Tourism

A post from Holly Prievo. Holly is a recent graduate from University of South Florida, Patel College of Global Sustainability. Capacity building. Development. Tourism. Sustainability. What do these concepts have in common? I spent two months with Jlag and the Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism (FEST) in order to find out. My goal was to … [Read more…]