Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Forum 2015& AGM - 22nd - 23rd April 2015
Ecotourism Kenya will be hosting the 2015 Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism Forum under the theme ‘Tourism Sustainability – It’s our Time to Lead’ on 22nd and 23rd April 2015 at AMREF Training Centre (Langata), Nairobi. Participants will be drawn from the Ecotourism fraternity, tourism industry players, government institutions, training institutions, conservation and environmental organizations, community based organizations and individuals.
The Ecotourism Forum seeks to build the capacity of tourism businesses in Kenya and individual professionals through training in standards and best practices for the promotion of sustainable tourism. The themed two day forums prime objective is to provide easy access for a wide range of stakeholders involved in ecotourism to exchange experiences and voice their comments. It is envisioned that a tour operator’s certification program and a CBTE standards framework might be two definite outcomes of the forum.
- To promote, develop and integrate ecotourism standards in tourism businesses and tourist product development in Kenya;
- To create a forum and network for exchanging ideas and information focused on promoting Kenya as a leading sustainable ecotourism destination
Delegates fee to participate:
Full conference fee for the two days - Kshs. 9,000
Ecotourism Kenya paid up Members - Kshs. 7,000
Day pass conference fee Kshs. 5,000
Exhibition Space for Green Products & Services: Kshs. 18,000
Early Bird Rate applies for bookings made and paid for before 30th March 2015
How to register:
To view forum program visit http://www.ecotourismkenya.org/conference/
For further information about the Forum, Exhibition and AGM, contact:
Anne Mwangi or Terryann Mutindi on email@example.com
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The colorful and vibrant awards ceremony dubbed "Kenya Night" was attended by over 600 guests, including over 180 hosted buyers who attended the Magical Kenya Travel Expo. The keynote speaker was Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie, who presented the 14 Eco Warrior trophies to the following individuals and organizations ... Read more
For photos of the event, visit the Ecotourism Kenya Facebook page.
The Eco-rating Certification Scheme
The Eco-rating certification Scheme is a sustainable tourism certification program that aims to promote responsible tourism in Kenya. Launched in 2002 by Ecotourism Kenya in cooperation with tourism stakeholders in Kenya, the programs focus is to recognise best practices in environmental conservation, responsible resource use and socio-economic investment among tourism accommodation facilities by awarding qualified applicants assessed under the scheme with a Bronze, Silver or Gold eco-rating certification based on their performance.
The Eco-rating certification scheme follows a systematic procedure that assesses a tourism accommodation facility on its environmental, economic and socio-cultural performance. The criteria has been designed to suit local requirements and is aligned to the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC) formed under the umbrella of the United Nations (UN). Through the Eco-rating certification scheme, Ecotourism Kenya aims to promote environmental, economic and social best practices by accommodation facilities within the tourism industry...Read the Eco-rating Certification Guide