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(Rome, 21 May 2019) As Ecolabels and certification programmes are playing an increasingly important role in sustainable tourism, the Mediterranean Sustainable Tourism Convention 2019 will dedicate a whole workshop on “labels and certifications to promote tourism sustainability”. Indeed, as consumer demand for sustainable tourism grows in scale, the demand for certified tourism products and services also increases in parallel. It is already known that tourism behaviour contributes to carbon emissions on a global scale, although consumer awareness of sustainability in the tourism industry is often difficult to gauge. The more eco-labelling at a global scale has the potential to bring about major change.
This workshop will therefore be focused on these issues, with particular emphasis on the critical role and significance of certification programmes and ecolabels in achieving sustainable tourism goals. Participants will also have the chance to discover, during a side visit, the Natural Park Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac and learn more on the use of sustainable tourism certifications in protected areas.
It will be moderated by Dr. Julie Wilson, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business, Open University of Catalonia. The panel will feature different speakers:
The Convention is organised by the Barcelona Provincial Council and the BleuTourMed horizontal project of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community in partnership with CETT – UB (School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy of the University of Barcelona) and the Hotel Alimara. HostelTur and SmartTravelNews are media partners of the Convention. To learn more on the Convention, you can access the dedicated website here.
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