Event announcement: Responsible Tourism in the Brecon Beacons
Responsible Tourism Day, Tuesday 16 November
To coincide with and celebrate the United Nation-supported 4th World Responsible Tourism Day, the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority is inviting tourism businesses to attend the Brecon Beacons Responsible Tourism Day at the National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus.
The invitation is open to all tourism related businesses located in and around Brecon Beacons National Park. The event is a day of two halves: the morning session highlights the opportunities that responsible, sustainable and greener approaches to tourism can bring businesses, how responsible business practices can be promoted in the media and will also present the Green Tourism Business Scheme which Brecon Beacons National Park Authority is subsidising membership of and discuss the benefits of joining the scheme.
Responsible Tourism Day is part of the COLLABOR8 project which aims "to actively involve clusters of small businesses in developing quality, sustainability and services that promote local ‘sense of place’". COLLABOR8 Project is 50% funded by the ERDF Interreg IVB North West Europe Programme.
The afternoon session is open to all but will be of particular interest to existing Green Tourism Business Scheme businesses as it will discuss the advantages of green businesses working together as a network.
Tuesday 16th November 2010, 10am - 3pm
Natational Park Visitor Centre, Libanus, LD3 8ER
The days starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm and will include lunch served at 1.15pm.
Agenda for Responsible Tourism Day
10am - Coffee, tea and registration
10.15am - Introduction by Nick Stewart, BBNPA Sustainable Tourism Officer
10.20am - Welcome, presentation and launch of Brecon Beacons Greener Holidays brochure - National Park Authority Member
10.30am - Morning Session - Why be a greener tourism business?
Richard Hammond, Chief Executive and Founder of greentraveller.co.uk: “The leading British website for eco travel - great for news, green travel tips and inspiration for a low-impact holiday.” (The Times); Co-author of Great Escapes (published by Rough Guides) and Travel Editor of National Geographic’s quarterly Green magazine supplement & Catherine Mack, co-editor of greentraveller.co.uk and Travel Columnist in The Irish Times
12.00pm - Coffee break
12.15pm - Green Tourism Business Scheme in the Brecon Beacons presentation - Nick Stewart & Andrew Fryer
1.15pm - Lunch
2pm - Afternoon Session - The advantages of working together as a Green Tourism Network:
Richard Hammond & Catherine Mack
3.30pm - Close
To book your place or for more information, please contact Nick Stewart, Sustainable Tourism Officer on 01874 620490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org