The Third World Conference on Responsible Tourism was slated to be held in Belize in May 2009, but was postponed due to the H1N1 Influenza A virus pandemic. Now it will be held on October 19-23, 2009.
The Third International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (RTD-3) will be held at the University of Belize’s Auditorium in the Capital City of Belmopan. The conference is being co-chaired by Belize’s Ministry of Tourism and Professor Harold Goodwin of the ICRT of Leeds Metropolitan University-UK, with sponsorship from the Belize Tourism Board and other local and international organizations.
The Conference Agenda will focus on six themes, each particularly relevant to tourism in Belize and the immediate Caribbean and Central American regions, and the world. These topics include tourism and local economic development, impacts of tourism on the marine and coastal zone, impacts of cruise tourism in Belize and around the world, second homes and condominiums and their impact on local communities, climate change and tourism, and tourism planning for global pandemics and natural disaster.
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