The Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) took place between 23 and 24 November, 2017 at UniSey campus Anse Royale, Mahe. The event took place during the was open to tourism professionals from public and private sector, NGOs involved in tourism, academics and students. Besides tourism stakeholders from Seychelles, the conference convened 30 international delegates from 18 other countries.
In addition to keynote presentations, the two-day conference included seven sessions on (1) the evaluation of financial and economic benefits of tourism in protected areas, (2) destination management and the application of standards and certification tools for protected areas, (3) impacts on biodiversity of protected area tourism, (4) tourism concessions and partnerships, (5) community-benefits and socio-economic linkages from protected area tourism, (6) sensitization and awareness: tools and best practices to involve local populations and tourists in sustainable tourism, as well as (7) employment and training in sustainable tourism: tools to reduce poverty in SIDS.
Links to the presentations are provided below, via the IUCN WCPAs’ Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group’s Slideshare page.
Video presentation: Sustainable Tourism? Be my guest! – The case of Aruba’s Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort
Held during the UN International Year on Sustainable Tourism, this was an initiative contributing to: