Risk & Crisis Management

Training on Tourism and Biodiversity: Understanding Tourism Trends and Biodiversity Conservation for Innovative Products and Marketing

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UNESCO Rhön Biosphere Reserve
Germany
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Tourism and Biodiversity: Understanding Tourism Trends and Biodiversity Conservation
21 October 2012 - 2 November 2012
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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is pleased to announce its first extensive and in depth training course on Tourism and Biodiversity.

WHAT

This twelve-day course is organized around core segments on tourism and biodiversity: biodiversity concepts and methods, marketing, cooperation with sales partners and communication. Furthermore, the integration of biodiversity into tourism development, opportunities and weaknesses of tourism practices are core training elements. Experts from UNWTO, tour operators and the private sector will present their experiences and latest techniques on topics such as tourism trends, innovation, experiences and products. Leading experts from international organizations, NGO’s and other specialists will share information on planning tools and techniques, financial instruments and the guidelines of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).

The course will combine presentations with practical examples, technical visits, as well as the application of service design and consumer touchpoints in the field to support and ensure successful biodiversity-based tourism product development. Training modules are interactive, applying practical and innovative approaches, and provide a thorough understanding of the CBD “Guidelines on Biodiversity and Tourism Development” http://www.cbd.int/doc/publications/tou-gdl-en.pdf.

WHO

The course is aimed at national and local authorities, the private tourism sector and NGOs involved in biodiversity and tourism.

WHEN

The training course, organized with the support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, will be held in English for up to 30 participants from UNWTO Member States between 21 October - 2 November 2012 at the UNESCO Rhön Biosphere Reserve, Germany. Given its location, emphasis will be on mountain tourism.

UNWTO will organize a further training course on tourism and biodiversity in the UNESCO biosphere reserve Wadden Sea of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany for up to 30 participants from UNWTO Member States in the Spring of 2013 (dates to be specified), focused on coastal ecosystems.

For additional information, please contact the UNWTO Consulting Unit on Tourism and Biodiversity by Fax: +49 228 815 0554 or email: thomsen@unwto.de or visit http://biodiv.unwto.org/.

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2nd International Forum on the Integration of Tourism and Emergency Management

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Sydney
Australia
33° 52' 25.1436" S, 151° 12' 24.804" E
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20 September 2012 - 21 September 2012
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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI) and the University of Technology-Sydney (UTS) have the pleasure to announce their joint event: 2nd International Forum on the Integration of Tourism and Emergency Management.

This forum follows last year's succesfull event, which was held In 2011, at the headquarters of AEMI at Mt Macedon, Victoria, in Australia. The upcoming forum is essentially both a follow on and an advance on the theme of cooperative policy, strategy and practice between the public and private sectors of the tourism industry and government and private sector emergency management agencies.

The forum will highlight the results of work commissioned by the UNWTO and undertaken by Bournemouth University (UK) on the integration of emergency management and tourism as well as will also feature best practice in Australian and international initiatives.

The forum fee is Aus$360, which includes the forum, proceedings and meals (while in session), including the forum dinner on Thursday 20 September.

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For the latest programme, please click here

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UNWTO Training Course on Biodiversity Based Tourism Product Development

Location

UNWTO Headquarters Madrid
Spain
5 July 2011 - 7 July 2011
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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is organizing a Training Course on Biodiversity Based Tourism Product Development. This Course aims to transfer knowledge on:

• How to harmonize tourism development and conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity,
• How to increase local participation in tourism development, in particular in ecologically, socially and economically sensitive areas,
• How to design and market biodiversity based tourism products,
• How can the tourism sector at the local level contribute to mitigation of Green House Gases (GHG) and adapt to climate change impacts.

The course will take place at the UNWTO’s Headquarters from 5 - 7 July 2011.

Attached is the provisional programme nº1, and a registration form to be returned by Wednesday, 15 June 2011 at the latest, to nauber@unwto.de. Any additional information concerning the meeting could be addressed to the UNWTO Consulting Unit on Tourism and Biodiversity on Tel: +49 228 815 0550, Fax: +49 228 815 0554, or email: nauber@unwto.de.
 

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About the Tourism Emergency Response Network (TERN)

The Tourism Emergency Response Network (TERN) is a closely knit grouping of the leading tourism associations of the world that was formally launched in Washington DC in April 2006 under the auspices of Mr. Geoffrey Lipman, then Assistant Secretary-General, World Tourism Organization.

About us

UNWTO, through the programme of Sustainable Development of Tourism, assists mem

Georeferences and Time Stamps for Event Information and Travel Advisories

Location

UNWTO Headquarters Madrid
Spain
29 March 2011
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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) organized the first expert Consultation on technical elements of event and travel advisories. This workshop aimed to improve the relevancy, efficiency, transparency of information related to negative events, and to help limiting their undesired repercussions by focussing on:

  • Georeferencing standards of event related information
  • Time stamps and expiry dates of event related information
  • Machine-readable and retrievable information mechanism

The meeting was held in English.

The recommendations on the Use of Georeferences, Date and Time in Travel Adice and Event Information were approved at the UNWTO General Assembly last October 2011. To access the PDF version of the Recommendations, please click here.
 

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