Side event on sustainable tourism

Together with UNECSO MAB, UNESCO-BRESCE, UNWTO, UNESCO MAB Canary Island and Travel Mole, ETE organised a side event at the III World Congress of Biosphere Reserves in Madrid, February 4-9, 2008.

Anybody interested in the topics and outcomes of this side event and anybody that would wish to join our contact list on sustainable tourism issues is welcome to contact ETE at

The agenda and the presentations are available for download here:

  • Agenda Side Event on Sustainable Tourism (63 KB, PDF)

  • Introduction: UNWTO and Global Tourism Trends (8.7 MB, PPT)

       Gabor Vereczi (UNWTO, Spain)

  • The GEF project: Tourism for Nature in Central and Eastern European Biosphere Reserves" -
       A model case for sustainable tourism management (8.5 MB, PPT)

       Michael Meyer, Stephanie Roth (Ecological Tourism in Europe - ETE, Germany)

  • Sustainable tourism development in Šumava Biosphere Reserve(13.2 MB, PPT)

       Josef Stemberk (Šumava National Park and Biosphere Reserve)

  • TravelMole: A global online community for the Travel and Tourism Industry (4.4 MB, PPT)

       Charles Kao (TravelMole)

  • Spanish experiences of Biosphere Reserve tourism (33.8 MB, PPT)

       Cipriano Marin (UNESCO Center Canary Islands)




    Contact: Michael Meyer at Ecological Tourism in Europe (ETE) | tel: +49-228-359008 | fax: +49-228-359096 | e-mail: