Sustainable toursim further plans on Carpathian Convention COP 5

Sustainable toursim further plans on Carpathian Convention COP 5

As we already informed our readers, on the 5th Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Carpathian Convention, held on 10-12. October 2017 in Lillafüred, Hungary one of the Plenary sessions was dedicated to the Sustainable Tourism. After various interesting presentations such proposals we made:

The Slovak Delegation presented its proposals for the future priorities of the Working Group on Sustainable Tourism: 

  • Establishing of the Marketing plan in every member country and than produce General marketing plan for whole Carpathian Convention.
  • Slovakia will provide the counter for Carpathian Convention (CC) in its exhibition stand during some exhibitions like ITB Berlin, ITB London, ITB China in Russia.
  • Slovak Republic will provide one work force responsible for communication among CC member countries regarding CC web page.
  • Slovak Republic is proposing to the CC Sekretariat to produce the List of „communicators“ from all member countries who will be responsible for communicating marketing questions.

 The Hungarian Delegation informed that Hungary will host the 2018 World Tourism Day, on 27 September in Budapest. 

 Carpathian Sustainable Tourism Platform – Centre Ukraine offered to host the next meeting of the Working Group on Sustainable Tourism in Uzhgorod in the first half of 2018.

Beside the official programme it was an opportunity to observe, learn the experience and taste local products branded by the Bukk National Park.

In addition a meeting of the Carpathian sustainable tourism experts of the CSTCs Ukraine and Romania, led by Michael Meyer from Ecological Tourism in Europe was conducted. The European Wilderness Society is operating jointly with ETE and the Ukraine the CSTC Ukraine. Participants discussed potential project applications to be submitted to the recent and coming calls of donors and scheduled further work on the implementation of the Strategy for Sustainable Tourism Development of the Carpathians.

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