• Sabi Sabi

    Photo credit by Sabi Sabi Game Reseve, Kruger National Park, South Africa

  • Tswalu

    Photo credit by Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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    Photo credit by !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Western Cape, South Africa

  • Amakhala

    Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

4th Partners’ Symposium & Annual Conference of Partners

Latest News from The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism 
February 2014 Quarterly Newsletter

4th Partners’ Symposium & Annual Conference of Partners

February 23 – 26 2014, Agadir, Morocco

2014 marks the 4th year of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism’s Partners’ Symposium, which is hosted by the Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Morocco, The Partners’ Symposium features a day of expert panel discussions on the key and emerging issues of sustainable tourism. The symposium is open to the public and all tourism stakeholders are invited to participate in this event.
Symposium Theme:
“Advancing Sustainable Tourism: The Measure of Success!”
Session Themes:
Session 1: “Strategies for Achieving Sustainable Tourism Development”
Session 2: “Monitoring Indicators as a Tool for Decision-Making at Tourism Destinations”
Session 3: “Private Sector: Leadership through Performance and Delivery”



Featured Panelists at the Annual Partners’ Symposium

  • Minister Lahcen Haddad, Ministry of Tourism of Morocco

The Moroccan experience on how sustainable tourism is integrated in the national development strategy

The Ministry of Tourism of Morocco has launched a new development strategy “Vision 2020” for the next decade. This new vision aims to consolidate and accelerate the growth momentum created by Vision 2010 and challenges 2 issues: building new tourism competitive destinations with a regional approach aiming a broader distribution of wealth stemming from tourism and establishing a real sustainable development strategy.

  • Ms. Apolonia Rodriguez

Expert, discussing the Intermediary Results of the ETIS Pilot Phase of the European Tourism Indicator System (ETIS) for Sustainable Management at Destinations

  • Ms. Jane Ashton

Director of Group Sustainable Development, TUI, will speak at the Symposium on tour groups that drive destination sustainability!


“Presentation on the life cycle approach to measure the environmental impacts of hotel operations and the results of a pilot exercise with restaurants” 

Hosted by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism
Date: Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Language: French
Time: 3:00 pm (Paris Time) Duration: 1 hour
Participation is free: First come first serve basis

Guest Speaker: Hubert Vendeville, Associate Director to EVEA Tourisme

Hubert is an Engineer in sciences and materials engineering and  also holds a Masters degree in strategy sustainable development. Hubert works as a project director, consultant and trainer on the development and implementation of programs with local tourism associations, companies and government departments such as ( Ministries, UNEP, hotel groups and other).In 2006 Hubert developed the software MALICE® , a web tool dedicated for the lodging industry to reduce their costs and maximise their environmental performances.  The objective of the webinar is to present the online tool MALICE® and the project implemented with hotels and restaurants to measure the environmental and economic impact of their operations. The audience will learn about the lifecycle approach, methodology and parameters integrated in the tool to measure water and energy consumption, waste generation, and CO2 emmissions, etc. 

REGISTER NOW https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/533833318153482242 

Source: Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism, February 2014

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