GSTC Emerging Destinations Workshop 2-3 November 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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The development of new, “emerging” destinations provide many vital benefits to the nation’s tourism by spreading the revenue to more communities and households, providing authenticity and mitigating over-crowding at popular mature destinations.

The two-day workshop is held on 2-3 November 2017, immediately after the International Conference on Sustainable Tourism (31 October – 1 November) conducted by the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism.

The program will consist of a series of presentations and training sessions with an interactive, participatory workshop format where destination managers, their supporters, and policy-makers will review good practices currently applied in managing emerging destinations sustainably; including how to engage and motivate local stakeholders for continuous improvement, and apply the GSTC Destination Criteria. Destination development and promotion authorities will learn how to communicate sustainability in sustainable tourism products, and will promote their destination to tour operators present at the workshop.

Who should attend? managers, promoters, and leading stakeholders at emerging tourism destinations from Indonesia and throughout ASEAN countries, South Asia, and beyond, plus practitioners from NGOs and national public agencies engaged in tourism development including infrastructure and human resources development. Tour operators that are interested in including emerging destinations in their itineraries will be invited to speak directly with destination managers/promoters and to participate in workshop segments regarding the marketing of the destinations attending the workshop.

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