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Agenda for Workshop "Responsible Tourism Facing Impacts of Climate Change"

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism will organize a workshop on "Responsible Tourism Facing Impacts of Climate Change" with technical support from Institute of Tourism Development & Research (ITDR) and the Environmentally & Socially Responsible Tourism Programme (ESRT).

Date                 04. April 2014

Time                08:30 – 16:00

Venue              Conference room – Hall A6

Organiser         Vietnam National Administration of Tourism  (VNAT)

Implementer    Institute of Tourism Development & Research (ITDR),
Environmentally & Socially Responsible Tourism Programme (ESRT)


08:30 – 08:45    Call to order


08:45 – 9:00      Welcoming Remarks, VNAT Chairman


09:00 – 10:15    Session 1: Using Trends & Practices to grow Tourism Responsibly (ESRT)

09:00 – 09:20    Presentation 1: Trends that will drive Responsible Travel in 2014 and Beyond - Benefitting from Responsible Tourism

Kai Partale, Tourism Sector Specialist, ESRT

09:20 – 09:35    Presentation 2: Responsible Tourism – Opportunities for businesses

Dr. Ha Thanh Hai, General Manager of Lang Co Beach Resort

09:35 – 09:50    Presentation 3: Best practices in Responsible Tourism and consequences of irresponsible tourism development actions
Emmanuel Barreto, Managing Director of Eurofin Hospitality SA, Switzerland

09:50 – 10:15    Panel discussion: Market forces affecting tourism today


10:15 – 10:30    Break


10:30 – 12:00    Session 2: The roles of responsible tourism in response to climate change (ITDR)

10:30 - 10:45     Presentation 1: Impact of Climate Change: the Challenge of implementing Tourism Development Strategy of Vietnam

Dr. Ha Van Sieu, Director, ITDR

10:45 – 11:00    Presentation 2: Overview of scenarios for climate change and sea level rise in Vietnam

Dr. Mai Van Khiem, Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment

11:00 – 11:15    Presentation 3: Research findings of ITDR for impact of Climate change on tourism: Warning for Sustainable tourism development in Vietnam

Ass.Prof.Dr. Pham Trung Luong, Deputy Director, ITDR

11:15 – 12:00    Panel discussion: Dealing with the future in climate change in tourism


14:00 – 15:15    Session 3: Marketing Opportunities for the Green Lotus Programme (ESRT)

14:00 - 14:20     Presentation 1: Green Lotus Programme – How to Market and Communicate your Green Credentials

Mary McKeon, Team Leader, ESRT

14:20 - 14:40     Presentation 2: Toolkit for Green Lotus Marketing

Nguyen Thanh Binh, Vice Director Hotel Department, VNAT

14:40 - 15:15     Panel discussion: Making it work


15:15 – 15:45    Awards ceremony – ASEAN Green label
VNAT Hotel Department

15:45 – 16:00    Wrap-up, ESRT

Created Date: 3/31/2014
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