Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops


Introductory Workshop

Introductory Workshop: Evolution of Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism

Sunday, September 16th, 13:00 – 16:00


The purpose of this workshop is to share insights into the evolution of ecotourism and sustainable tourism, and to discuss best practice examples that demonstrate the key sustainability principles and practices in the tourism industry.



Destination Workshop

Destination Workshop: Making Sustainable Tourism Marketable

Sunday, September 16th, 9:00 – 16:00 (Lunch Included)


This hands-on destination workshop focuses on sustainable tourism product development, marketing and PR strategies for destinations and businesses. The workshop is designed for representatives of DMOs, CVBs, National Tourism Boards and operators working with their destinations.



Ecolodge Workshop

Ecolodge Workshop: How to Plan, Design and Market an Ecolodge

Sunday, September 16th, 9:00 – 16:00 (Lunch Included)


To achieve a financially viable and marketable ecolodge takes skill and planning. This workshop will assess the physical feasibility and market potential for ecolodges. You will learn how to plan and design an ecolodge, and gain an insight into successfully operating and marketing an ecolodge.