On 7-9 December 2017, Botswana Toursim Organization is hosting the 2017 International Symposium and Annual Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme (STP) in Kasane, Chobe, Makgadikgadi and Okavango Delta Ramsar Site, Botswana.
The International Symposium and Annual Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme (STP) will be held from 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.
The International Symposium is scheduled for 7 December and brings 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 Annual Conference will take place on 8 December and 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. 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.