LOS ANGELES, California – Green Globe Certification is honored to be the only certification body invited to speak at the 5th World Ecotourism Conference, taking place in Cebu, in the Philippines, from February 20-22, 2014.
The annual World Ecotourism Conference (WEC) is held in collaboration with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and is the world`s most important ecotourism conference in the ecotourism fraternity. Under the motto “Marine and Coastal Ecotourism: Oceans of Uncertainties, Waves of Opportunities,” the 5th World Ecotourism Conference will bring together global ecotourism players to network, collaborate, and share their experiences, best practices, and technologies for the betterment of nature conservation, preservation of communities, and consequently, the advancement of ecotourism around the world.
Green Globe Certification`s CEO, Mr. Guido Bauer, will join the expert panel of speakers to address the challenges of developmental sustainability and natural vulnerabilities in coastal regions, and examine the critical success factors in sustaining ecotourism.
Green Globe Certification is the premier provider and certification body for sustainability in the hospitality, travel and tourism industry, providing services in over 83 countries worldwide. In his presentation at the 5th World Ecotourism Conference, Mr. Bauer will highlight the success of Green Globe members in all geographical areas. Members save energy and water resources, reduce operational costs, and positively contribute to local communities and the environment. Green Globe Certification is at the forefront of delivering sustainable solutions to the international travel and tourism market, tailored to each geographical area and local factors.
A key objective of WEC is to support host countries that are in need of a global platform and leverage to champion, position, or support ecotourism policies and initiatives that will bring transformational changes, improving the respective economies, people`s life, and the environment.
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Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally-accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information, visit www.greenglobe.com
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