Responsible Tourism declaration and conference papers
on: May 28, 2008, 4:02 am
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Release Summary: Conference papers and declaration adopted at
the Incredible India Second International Conference on Responsible
Tourism are now published on web.
Release Body: Kerala declaration on Responsible
Tourism adopted at the Incredible India Second
International Conference on Responsible Tourism and fifteen
papers presented at the conference are now available on internet.
conference on Responsible Tourism, inaugurated by Mr. Kodiyeri
Balakrishnan, Minister for Tourism, Government of Kerala and presided
over by Mr. Shailabhadra Banerjee, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism,
Government of India, was attended by 503 delegates from 29 countries.
declaration was developed through a participatory process
that was moderated by Dr. Venu V., Co-chair of
the conference and Secretary, Kerala Tourism.
the concluding session of the conference academicians, representatives
from Government agencies, NGOs, media and the travel and tourism
industry from Kerala, India and international arena participated.
The delegates shared their expertise and experience to take forward
the agenda of Responsible Tourism and Sustainable Tourism
development across the world.
declaration on Responsible Tourism was a sequel to the
Cape Town declaration, adopted at the
Cape Town Conference organized by the Responsible
Tourism Partnership and Western Cape Tourism
preceding the World summit on Sustainable Development
in Johannesburg in the year 2002.
Dr. Harold Goodwin, International Centre for Responsible Tourism
(ICRT), Leeds Metropolitan University, Co-chair of the Conference,
eminent persons like, Dr. Harsh Varma, Director, The United Nations
World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Ms. Fiona Jeffery, Chairman,
World Travel Market, Mr. Adama Bah, Travel Foundation, Mr. Hiran
Cooray, Secretary & Treasurer, Pacific Asia Travel Association
(PATA), made speeches at the inaugural session of the conference.
Juan Carlos Bonilla, Mr. Felix Francis, Ms. Nicole Frey, Ms. Rachel
Dodds, Dr. P. K. Manoj, Ms. Lucy Mccombes, Ms. Maria Lusia Rendon
Puertas, Dr. Anna Spenceley, Mr. Prem Subramaniam and Mr. Gordon
Sillence presented academic papers and Dr. Venu V., Ms. Sarada
Muraleedharan, Mr. Sudhir Sahi, Ms. Yumnaa Firfirey and Ms. Archana
Capoor presented International Conference papers.
conference papers of Responsible Tourism can
be accessed through the homepage of the website www.keralatourism.org,
official website of Department of Tourism, Government
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