International Conference on Responsible Tourism 2013 Kerala

International Conference on Responsible Tourism 2013 Kerala

Kerala has been in the forefront of Responsible Tourism since the March 2008 International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations was held in Cochin. This time Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, India in association with RT School @ KITTS is organizing an international conference on Responsible Tourism on 27th and 28th of June 2013 at Kumarakom, Kerala,India. The theme for the conference is “Responsible Tourism: Looking Back, Moving Ahead“.

Venue – Backwater Ripples, Kumarakom, Kerala
Event Date – 27 June 2013 – 29 June 2013
Cateogry – Conference

Famous dignitaries Coming in Event

  • Dr. Harold Goodwin (Professor in Responsible Tourism Management and Director at Leeds Metropolitan University and Director ICRT)
  • Mr. Mason Florence (Executive Director, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office)
  • Mr. Srilal Miththapala(Project Director, SWITCH Asia Greening Sri Lanka Hotels Project, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce)
  • Dr. Karma Tshering (Chief, Nature, Recreation & Ecotourism Division (NRED), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan)
  • Mr. Christian Rogerson (Professor, School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • Mr. Adama Bah (Travel Foundation Programme Manager, Gambia)
  • Mr. B. Suman IAS (Secretary Tourism, Government of Kerala)

The conference will look into the progress Kerala has made after the second edition of International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (ICRTD) held at Cochin in March 2008 and will also discuss the latest advances in the field of RT across the world. The conference will also have parallel sessions on Economic Responsibility, Socio-cultural Responsibility and Environmental Responsibility on 28th June 2013. As part of the event, on 29th June 2013, Kumarakom will be declared as a global RT destination and a field trip is also being arranged on the day to visit the RT initiatives at Kumarakom.

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Conference Topics

The following is a selection of topics for which the International Responsible Tourism Conference is particularly seeking contributions.

Economic Responsibility

  • Tourism & Micro Enterprises
  • Tourism & Livelihood
  • Product Development & Marketing
  • Linkages & Leakages

Socio-cultural Responsibility

  • Gender Equity in Tourism
  • Conserving Culture and traditions through tourism
  • Accessible Tourism
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Environmental Responsibility

  • Waste Management in Tourism
  • Energy & Water Conservation Techniques in Tourism
  • Use of appropriate technologies in construction
  • Climate Change and Tourism\

Fees and Registration

The registration fees include the conference proceedings, teas, coffees and the lunch and dinner.

Category Amount
Authors / Participants 4500 INR
Students 3000 INR
Companies and Industries 5500 INR
Accompanying Person 3000 INR

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