GREEN TOURISM SUMMIT AFRICA 2018

19th-21st JUNE 2018

THE WHITE RHINO HOTEL

NYERI, KENYA

MODELLING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR TOURISM IN AFRICA

Every year in the month of June we host the Green Tourism Summit Africa.

The Green Tourism Africa is multi stakeholder event that seeks to build a common understanding of green tourism development in Africa. Its purpose is to support aligning of current tourism and conservation models in the continent with sustainable development.  The summit achieves its purpose by providing a platform for all tourism stakeholders to participate in a situational analysis and provide practical solutions to the factors that are preventing tourism and conservation from becoming sustainable in Africa.

The summit structure involves presentations followed by plenary sessions that are intended to bring out key and emerging issues in more details as well as generate feedback from participating delegates. The presentations are based on practical experiences and innovation by tourism organizations/ businesses/professionals in both the public and private sector, academic research papers, documented lessons as well as evaluations of initiatives and research.

2018 PROGRAM PRESENTATIONS

18th JUNE 2018

PRE SUMMIT TOUR-OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

Summit opening lunch at Morani restaurant. Entry into the Endangered Species Enclosure to see Najin and Fatu the world’s last two Northern White Rhinos. General talk by Ol Pejeta wildlife management team on the conservancy’s efforts to save the species and future plans for this species.

DAY 1-19th JUNE 2018

Theme:Luxury and sustainability in the hospitality Sector

Presentations:

OPENING PANEL: How can Tourism Leverage on SDGS for Destination Competitiveness?

  1. RISKS IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY and How It Links To Sustainability in Tourism

  2. RETHINKING LUXURY IN LODGES/CAMPS- Innovative trends in sustainable luxury in lodges & camps & Impact on guest
    experience

  3. BUILDING COMPETITIVE TOURISM BRANDS- Does Certification Count? Case of Eco-rating Scheme in Kenya

  4. ARE ECO CERTIFIED PROPERTIES COMPETITIVE? Case of Eco-Certification in Tanzania

  5. FAIR TRADE TOURISM & HOLIDAYS-Opportunities for Making Africa a Competitive Tourism Destination

  6. SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN UGANDA: How Tour Operators Are Responding

DAY 2-20th JUNE 2018

Theme: Ethical issues and sustainability in the tourism sector

Presentations:

Keynote; Key considerations in progressive policies and strategies for promoting sustainable inclusive tourism

  1. ENGAGING COMMUNITIES IN SUSTAINABLE TOURISM- Opportunities & Key Success Factors: Case of Amahoro Tours Rwanda

  2. HOLISTIC RANGE LAND MANAGEMENT IN COMMUNITY CONSERVATION- Gaps, Threat and Opportunities

  3. GREENING THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY: Catalytic role of Travel Agents.

  4. GREENING MICE: Sustainable Events: What Is In A Green Meeting?

  5. WOMEN IN TOURISM-Innovative Models for Empowering Women to Engage in Tourism

  6. GREEN FINANCE- Financial Management in Tourism and Hospitality

Change Makers and Mazingira Innovation Awards- HIGH IMPACT SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS IN TOURISM DESTINATIONS

 

DAY 3-21st JUNE 2018

Theme: Sustainability and destination competitiveness

Presentations:

Keynote: Significance of high  impact social development in tourism destinations

  1. SUSTAINABLE TOURISM & LOCAL LIVELIHOODS: Pastoralism, wildlife Conservation & tourism- Case of Successful Conservancies in Kenya

  2. Challenges to Mountainous Destinations and the Innovative Approaches to saving Mountainous Destinations

  3. ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY LINKAGE TO TOURISM COMPETITIVENESS: East Africa Case Study

  4. CONSERVATION AND INDUSTRIALIZATION: Miss or Food for Thought?

  5. GREEN DESTINATIONS-Leveraging Conservation for Destination Competitiveness

  6. COMMUNITIES & GREEN TOURISM- Assessing community readiness to green tourism initiatives in less developed parks: lessons from communities around Saadani National Park

Summit will include keynotes, panel sessions and afternoon breakaway learning circles

CHANGE MAKERS AND MAZINGIRA INNOVATION AWARDS 2018

The summit also plays host to the Change Makers and Mazingira Innovation Awards, an evidence based award program by Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda that recognizes and rewards innovation in sustainable tourism and conservation for sustainable development. The award targets accommodation facilities, grass root organizations and destinations e.g. conservancies

REGISTER

Participate as a Delegate

  1. Download registration form
  2. Complete registration form and send to admin@sttakenya.org
  3. Pay registration fee: KES. 18000/USD 180* (Details inside registration form)

*Inclusive of group transport from Nairobi-Nyeri-Ol Pejeta-Nyeri-Nairobi

*Inclusive of pre tour to Ol Pejeta Conservancy

*Does not include accommodation. Book accommodation/post summit tours through Uniglobe Let’s Go Travel. Contact Paula:  paula@letsgosafari.com /(254) 722 331899/733 873625

*Does not include transport outside planned schedule

Registration and Payment Deadline: 31st May 2018

 

Participate as a Green Exhibitor

  1. Download booking form
  2. Complete booking form and submit to marketing@sttakenya.org
  3. Pay for your space: KES 50,000/USD 500 per Day or KES  135,000/USD 1,350 for the three days (Details included in the booking form)*

Booking and Payment Deadline: 8th June 2018

*Fee is for two people

Participate as a Speaker (Closed)

Participate as a corporate partner



Uniglobe Lets Go Travel

Official Green Tourism Summit Africa 2018 Travel Partners


SEE YOU THERE

For Inquiries

Delegate Registration:Contact admin@sttakenya.org

Exhibitor Registration: Contact marketing@sttakenya.org/info@sttakenya.org

Speaker Registration: Contact research@sttakenya.org/info@sttakenya.org

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