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Kerala Responsible Tourism in Destinations Conference

Incredible India
Second International Conference on

Responsible Tourism
in Destinations

Venue: Le Meridien, Kochi, Kerala

 21st March – Academic
Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations

22nd -24th March –
Second International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations.

Following on from the Cape Town
Conference held in 2002, the Kerala Conference will look at the development of
Responsible Tourism around the world over the  last 5 years. Apart from sharing experiences
from destinations and businesses across the world, the Conference will also
focus attention on initiatives and practices in India. The efforts of Kerala
tourism in adopting Responsible Tourism will also be explored during the Conference
through field trips and discussion. .

There is a rich programme of speakers
and a wealth of experience to be shared, debated, and reflected upon. The Kerala
Conference will

  1. review progress since
    the Cape Town
    Declaration in 2002
  2. identify the lessons
    learned about how to achieve Responsible Tourism
  3. explore the ways in which the ideas
    can be spread
  4. define current international best
    practice and the priorities for the next five years.

The Conference will be opened by Mrs. Ambika Soni, the Minister for Tourism and
Culture, Government of India, other key note speakers include Renton de Alwis ,
Chairman, Sri Lanka Tourism Board, Angel B Colley the Secretary
of State, Department of State for Tourism and Culture, The Republic of the Gambia and Fiona Jeffrey , Chairman, World Travel Market. There are speakers
from South Africa, The
Gambia, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri
and Bhutan
talking about what has been achieved in destinations and experts talking about hotels,
tour operators, destinations, CBT, planning, marketing, poverty reduction, the
role of NGOs and a day of case studies and Indian experiences.

 It would be good to see you there.

 Full details of the
key note speakers from government and the industry are available at

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