Tourism & Biodiversity

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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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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UNWTO launches new energy efficiency project in Indonesia

Locations

Jakarta
Indonesia
6° 12' 41.5584" S, 106° 50' 42.6192" E
Jakarta
Indonesia
6° 12' 41.5584" S, 106° 50' 42.6192" E
Jakarta
Indonesia
6° 12' 41.5584" S, 106° 50' 42.6192" E
Jakarta
Indonesia
6° 12' 41.5584" S, 106° 50' 42.6192" E
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PR11051
13 Jun 11

UNWTO and the Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MoCT) have launched a new energy efficiency project in Indonesia. The project, “Sustainable Tourism through Energy Efficiency with Adaptation and Mitigation Measures in Pangandaran” (STREAM), aims to serve as a model of innovative climate change mitigation and adaptation measures in tourism destinations in Indonesia and South-East Asia. 

The project will implement climate change mitigation and adaptation measures in Pangandaran – a popular tourism destination in Java, Indonesia – adopting an energy efficiency approach, while strengthening local structures for the long-term success of the destination.

Bangkok Event

Location

Bangkok
Thailand
24 March 2011
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Khaolak Event

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Khao Lak
Thailand
22 March 2011
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Thailand: Biodiversity and Tourism Development in the Phang Nga Province

The UNWTO Consulting Unit’s project in Thailand focused on the Phang Nga Province, an area that experienced considerable problems with the re-establishment of tourism in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami. Even before the tsunami, the province of Phang Nga had the vision to become a leading destination for ecotourism.

Indonesia: Tourism Development Supporting Biodiversity Conservation in Pangandaran

Update as of 24th February 2013: UNWTO Consulting Unit on Tourism and Biodiversity was invited to give a presentation in the Indonesian Embassy in Berlin, Germany on the UNWTO projects in Indonesia. During the presentation of the implemented project “Tourism Development Supporting Biodiversity Conservation in Pangandaran” and the ongoing STREAM project, lessons learnt were shared with participants consisting of Indonesians residing in Germany, as well as representatives from different walks of life.

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Indonesia: Tourism Development Supporting Biodiversity Conservation in Pangandaran

Due to the impacts of the tsunami in 2006 as well as unsound tourism management, the coastal area of Pangandaran, including its coral reefs and forests were threatened. Thus, the UN World Tourism Organization together with the Indonesian Ministry for Culture and Tourism (MoCT) began planning for a long-term re-development of the tourist infrastructure of Pangandaran, harmonizing tourism development with the conservation of biodiversity and its ecosystem services

Projects

The UNWTO Consulting Unit strives to promote tourism development that supports, in equal measure, the conservation of biodiversity, the social welfare and the economic security of the host countries and communities.

PEEK Final Events

The PEEK project officially concluded in March 2011. The participating hotels have successfully reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by means of energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy technologies (RET), accompanied by organizational measures. The PEEK project also provided the hotels and local communities with training coursed and capacity building on EE / RET, not only in Kho Khao and Khaolak but along the Andaman Coast.