About the World Ecotourism Conferences
The World Ecotourism Conference is organized by DISCOVERYMICE, an affiliate member of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). The Conference is an ambitious initiative to bring global ecotourism players together to network, collaborate and share their experiences, best practices and technologies for the advancement of nature conservation, environment protection, renewable energies, preservation of communities and their cultures and consequently the advancement of ecotourism around the world.
A key objective of the World Ecotourism Conference is to help and support host countries that are in need of a global platform to champion, position or support ecotourism policies and initiatives that will bring transformational changes for the betterment of their economies, people or environment. In addition to Government facilitation, the private sector, academia and civil societies have an obligation to pool their resources and realize common aims and objectives; a concerted commitment to enshrine ecotourism principles, sustainable development and best practices in national tourism policies.
The World Ecotourism Conference is the most prestigious ecotourism conference to be organized for both public and private sector tourism players in the ecotourism fraternity. With the support of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the Asia Pacific Ecotourism Society (APES) as well as encouragement of various ecotourism societies and associations worldwide, the World Ecotourism Conference usually invites over 30 renowned speakers and moderators and attracts between 250 to 600 key tourism players from over 30 countries. It attracts extensive media coverage in the region and around the world.
The World Ecotourism Conference will enable top industry policy makers, stakeholders, sellers and buyers of eco-based tourism products to meet and share common ideas beneficial to all parties. It provides an excellent opportunity to network with eco-tour operators, eco-hotels/resorts, travel-trade partners, industry experts and gather the latest information, trends and updates, exchanging business and development ideas and exploring other untapped market segments and opportunities in the region.
The event will feature some of world's best authority in sustainable tourism and ecotourism as well as eco-sites and projects with best practices in local community welfare and wildlife conservation, and most importantly to market and manage the business of ecotourism.