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FITUR Green 2014 to propose comprehensive strategies for sustainable tourism destination

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Hall 10B5 of the IFEMA Fairgrounds Madrid
Spain
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22 January 2014 - 24 January 2014

The Hotel Technology Institute (ITH), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and FITUR are organizing the fifth edition of FITUR Green, in the context of FITUR, in collaboration with the Habitat Futura Group. Under the theme “Innovative and Sustainable Management: a Commitment to the Tourist”, FiturGreen 2014 will examine the role of organizations, companies, government agencies and tourists in the creation, development and growth of sustainable tourism destinations.

Based on the premise that sustainability is a matter that revolves around people, FITUR Green 2014, which will take place from Wednesday to Friday, 22-24 January 2014, in Hall 10B5 of the IFEMA Fairgrounds in Madrid, aims to bring innovation in sustainability to the tourism sector in order to enhance the competitiveness of businesses and destinations, and to share current trends on expectations and demands of tourists.

The event will be officially inaugurated by Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of UNWTO, Ana Larrañaga, Director of FITUR, and Juan Molas, President of the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodation (CEHAT) and the ITH. Over the three days of the event, roundtable discussions and special presentations will be held, featuring success stories, projects and practical experiences at the national and international levels relative to the sustainable management of tourism offerings. The programme for 2014 also includes workshops and case studies on advanced technologies for efficient climate control, water management and indoor air quality as well as trends across the entire tourism value chain for the creation of sustainable destinations.

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FITUR 2014

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IFEMA Madrid
Spain
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W
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22 January 2014 - 26 January 2014

UNWTO will once again be undertaking a number of events and activities at FITUR-2014, Madrid.

Please feel free to visit our UNWTO stand at 8C19

For more information on FITUR, please click here

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FITUR Green 2013

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Madrid
Spain
40° 25' 0.39" N, 3° 42' 13.644" W
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FITUR Green 2013
30 January 2013 - 1 February 2013

Co-organized by the Hotel Technology Institute (ITH), FITUR, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and HABITAT FUTURA, FITUR Green provided a comprehensive overview of successful initiatives and practical experiences relating to sustainability in the tourism sector through a series of roundtables and interventions and latest trends from the offer and the demand sides. The three-day events (from 30 January to 1 February 2013, on the occasion of FITUR 2013), were attended by more than 700 visitors.

In opening FITUR Green, Mr. Luigi Cabrini, Director, UNWTO’s Sustainable Development of Tourism, and Mr. Juan Molas, President of ITH and of the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodation (CEHAT) - in the picture below, analyzed the progresses in sustainability made by the tourism industry and recognized that sustainability has an increased business value. Also on the demand side there has been a positive change: as demonstrated by the Tour Operators’ Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development (TOI) at the Roundtable on Sustainable Tourism in the XXI Century, on 1 February, Price and the ratio Quality/Price still remain the main decisional factors to book a holiday. However, 1 in 2 consumers would be willing to book more sustainable services if available and, most importantly, there is evidence of a direct relation between quality assessment and sustainability.

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Forum on Tourism, Sustainability and Climate Change in Central America

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La Ceiba
Honduras
15° 46' 0.0012" N, 86° 49' 59.9988" W
La Ceiba
Honduras
15° 46' 0.0012" N, 86° 49' 59.9988" W
La Ceiba
Honduras
15° 46' 0.0012" N, 86° 49' 59.9988" W
La Ceiba
Honduras
15° 46' 0.0012" N, 86° 49' 59.9988" W
La Ceiba
Honduras
15° 46' 0.0012" N, 86° 49' 59.9988" W
La Ceiba
Honduras
15° 46' 0.0012" N, 86° 49' 59.9988" W
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Forum on Tourism, Sustainability and Climate Change in Central America
11 April 2013 - 13 April 2013

The "Forum on Tourism, Sustainability and Climate Change in Central America" will be held on 11, 12 and 13 April 2013 in the city of La Ceiba, Honduras, jointly organized by the National Chamber of Tourism of Honduras (CANATURH) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of various organizations such as the Federation of Tourism Chambers of Central America (FEDECATUR), the Honduran Tourism Institute, the Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD), the Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Honduras (SERNA), the Central American Integration System (SICA) and the World's Forests, among others.

The main objectives of the event are to analyze the climate impact on tourism, especially in tourist destinations in Central America, to strengthen the sector's ability to address the threats and challenges of climate change, to present the opportunities and adaptation techniques and to implement the recommendations of the Davos Declaration and the Declaration of Sustainable Tourism Year in Central America.

The event will take place at the headquarters of the Regional Centre for Documentation and Environmental Interpretation (CREDIA).

The event will focus on the following topics:

• Sustainable Tourism: Opportunities for Central America
• Impacts and adaptation in coastal tourist destinations
• Impacts and adaptation in cultural and natural tourism destinations
• Climate change and mitigation measures in the tourism sector
• Public and private policies for climate change, tourism and funding

The event will conclude with a plenary session in which the conclusions and recommendations of the round tables will be presented.

To see the full program, please click on the image below:

 


 

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Tourism and Climate Change Side Event within the UN Climate Change Conference - COP18

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Doha
Qatar
25° 16' 49.0152" N, 51° 31' 20.9136" E
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Tourism and Climate Change Side Event at the Occasion of the UN Climate Change Conference - COP18
29 November 2012

Within the framework of the Conference of the Parties (COP18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), UNWTO and other United Nations agencies held a side event under the theme “The tourism sector response to climate change: mitigation and adaptation initiatives and strategies”.

Speakers addressed tourism response to climate change and mitigation measures adopted within the transport and accommodation sectors.

The event was held on 29 November 2012, from 18:30 to 20:00 as one of the UN side events organized within the UN System.

To open the side events flyer, please click on the image below.

 

 

Press Release: How tourism can cut emissions – UNWTO outlines strategies at COP18 Doha climate change conference

Speakers presentations can be found below:

Climatechange-tv interview with Mr. Luigi Cabrini, Director Sustainable Development of Tourism, UNWTO, at COP18

 

 

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Tourism Side Events at the occasion of the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

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Hyderabad
India
17° 23' 6.1584" N, 78° 29' 12.0156" E
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Tourism Side Events at the occasion of the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
10 October 2012

In the context of the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-11), four Tourism Side Events will be held from 8th to 19th October  2012 in Hyderabad, India.
UNWTO, together with CBD, has organized one of these side events, under the theme “Highlighting tourism’s contribution to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development”.

For more information on COP-11 please click here

To see the four side events flyer, please click on the image below.

 

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Spain to host World Tourism Day 2012 under the theme Tourism and Sustainable Energy

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Madrid
08 Mar 12

The 2012 official World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations will be held in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain (27 September 2012). Under the theme “Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development”, WTD 2012 highlights the need to bring the tourism sector and energy stakeholders closer together to spur tourism’s contribution to sustainability.

“Tourism is at the forefront of many of the latest and most innovative sustainable energy initiatives,” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai. “One only has to think of the investments being poured into renewable energy sources for aviation, or the energy technology solutions implemented in hotels around the world, to know that sustainable energy is a major priority for the sector.”

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Definition

Expressed simply, sustainable tourism can be defined as:

"Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities"
 

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