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…]

“How to design transformative and sustainable projects that are in line with EU funding & policies”.

Free workshop in Bruxelles We invite you to meet Jlag & FEST during our event next week on the 15th of October, 14:30-17:30h at the European Travel Commission on “How to design transformative and sustainable projects that are in line with EU funding & policies”. This event is intended to give a short insight on … [Read more…]

Tourism September events in London, Vienna, Huangshan, Luxembourg where leaders and thinkers meet

Back from the Summer and the European and International Sustainable agenda is full with new events and initiatives. I wish to mention 4 events in 4 key destinations: London, Vienna, Huangshan, Luxembourg. The Travel Foundation Annual Meeting 2015 has taken place yeseterday with key speakers and thinkers such as Megan Epler Wood, from Harvard T.H.Chan. Today in Vienna is … [Read more…]

Summer School 2015, Vitoria-Gasteiz

Thank you to all participants of the 2015 Summer School, and partner organizations, the European Travel Commission and Basquetour, as well as Vitoria-Gasteiz Council.  We had a wonderful time, with some thought-provoking and inspirational presentations, entertaining and educational social activities and stimulating conversations along the way. Here is a brief summary of the social activities … [Read more…]

A Conversation with Ms Marta Blanco, General Director, Instituto de Turismo de España (Turespaña)

In the occasion of the third Summer school in Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism, which will take place from the 30th of June to the 3rd of July in Vitoria, I had the pleasure to interview Ms Marta Blanco, General Director, Instituto de Turismo de España (Turespaña). She talks about the organizational model of … [Read more…]

Youth Involvement in Sustainable Management of World Heritage Sites

Young Experts Forum, 17-29 June 2015, Upper Middle Rhine Valley, Koblenz and Bonn, Germany. In conjunction with the 39th Session of the World Heritage Committee, the World Heritage Young Experts Forum is organized by the German Commission for UNESCO and the Ministry of Education, Science, Advanced Training and Culture of Rhineland-Palatinate in cooperation with the World Heritage … [Read more…]

Tourism contributing to Sustainable Development Goals – Examples from Africa

Sustainable Tourism Measures in the Focus – At the high profile lab session during the European Development Days 2015 (EDD15) we have talked on the topic “Culture, the forgotten development lifeblood: How to leverage the benefits of culture for sustainable development?“ with Louis Michel (Minister of State & Member of the European Parliament), Peter Debrine (Prog. … [Read more…]