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Chobe District, Kasane, North-West District

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Hosted by Botswana Tourism Organization, the 2017 International Symposium and Annual Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme (STP) will be held from 7-9 December 2017 in Kasane, Chobe, Makgadikgadi and Okavango Delta Ramsar Site, Botswana, under the theme "Empowering Tourism Destinations' Sustainability through Innovation". The events are co-organized by UNWTO and the Governments of France, Morocco and the Republic of Korea as the lead and co-leads of the programme respectively, with the support of the UN Environment and the 10YFP Secretariat.


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The International Symposium brings together stakeholders of the programme and sustainable tourism experts from around the world, who are dedicated to advancing sustainable tourism globally and particularly focusing on applying innovative approaches, tools and techniques to accelerate sustainable SCP patterns in the tourism sector in both developed and developing countries.

The symposium is open to the public and will serve as a platform to advance a number of major themes, including:

  • Tourism and conservation planning: Better data for better management
  • Circularity in tourism value chains: Supporting the Paris Agreement through a low carbon transition
  • Financing innovation in tourism: Unlocking competitiveness, sustainability and inclusion
  • Marketing of Sustainability: Driving the change in an era of 'empowered tourists'

Please follow the link to download the detailed provisional agenda.


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The Annual Conference is a meeting where annual progress, priorities and programme needs are discussed. The Conference presents opportunities for participants to exchange experiences and play an active role in shaping the priorities of the programme by using their collective intelligence to jointly develop a Call for Action.

Please follow the link to download the detailed provisional agenda.


A complimentary field visit showcasing sustainable tourism best practices will be organized on Saturday 9 December for those participants attending both the International Symposium and Annual Conference which will combine community-based initiatives with wildlife based activities in the Chobe National Park, amoung others. A provisional programme for the field visit will be soon available.


For more information on logistics, please download the information note for participants.

For any further enquiries, please contact the Coordination Desk at stp10yfp@unwto.org

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