Saturday, December 15, 2012
Kenya to Host Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference in September
Kenya will become the first African country to host Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) in September 2013. The event which expects 500 tourism industry leaders from around the world will be co-hosted by the Kenya Tourism Board and Ecotourism Kenya.
The main objective will be to draft solutions to advance sustainability goals for the tourism industry. As well as offer The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) and its global network of members an opportunity to reflect on ecotourism’s history, evolution and future.
Founded in 1990, TIES is the world’s first organisation to dedicate all of its resources to tourism as a sustainable development mechanism. It offers guidelines and standards, training, technical assistance, research and publications on ecotourism.