A global conference on sustainable tourism will be taking place from 27 to 28 September 2016 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The event will bring together leading global experts in sustainable development and green tourism, opinion leaders, representatives of destinations, associations, hoteliers and tourist operators who strive for sustainable development in tourism.

The 2-day international event is supported by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and organised by the international organisation Green Destinations and the Institute of Sustainable Tourism GoodPlace. Its main partner and co-organiser is Ljubljana Tourism, in cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board. The organisers’ and partners’ aim is to promote a brighter, more connected and sustainable future in tourism.

1. Meet and get inspired by green destinations leaders from all over the world

The main topics of the event will be debated at special discussion and study panels, which will address the key aspects of sustainable development in tourism, the development of smart cities and local communities, green transport, social change, sustainable management and education on green tourism. Delegates will get inspired by speakers from Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Sustainable Travel International, Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), TUI Group, Travelife, NECSTour and others.

2. Learn about the state-of-the-art green solutions for tourism industry

The Green Lab presents a special part of the venue, which will be dedicated exclusively to green solutions for hospitality, especially in the following fields: environment, soft mobility, local experience and green marketing.

3. Get to know Ljubljana as an outdoor classroom & study tours across Slovenia

A great added value to the conference content is the fact that delegates will have a chance to experience a green journey of Ljubljana and Slovenia. On the first day of the conference, licensed Ljubljana guides will take participants through the green points of the city, explaining about all the sustainable measures, which brought Ljubljana the title of the European Green Capital 2016. Participants will be able to choose from the following topics: (1) Green mobility, (2) Local assets, (3) Green accommodation and (4) Green and active. After the conference, the study tours will enable participants to taste the best green experiences in Slovenia, the land between the Alps, the Mediterranean Sea, the Pannonian plains and the Karst.

4. Come and celebrate the World Tourism Day in Ljubljana, European Green Capital 2016

Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization marks 27 September as the World Tourism Day, which is also the start of the Global Green Destinations Day event. Why not celebrate it in Ljubljana?

Registrations and more information about the event are available at www.greendestinationsday.com.

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