Planeta.com's 10th original
event, the Financing Sustainable Tourism Conference, took place
ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE
Sustainable Tourism (FST) attracted more than 200 participants,
including entrepreneurs, government policy-makers, researchers
and academics. In addition to the summary
we have prepared longer excerpts of the dialogue in four parts:
The event was organized by Planeta
and co-sponsored by George
Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies,
Centre for Ecotourism Research, The
Shores System and Sustainable
The FST Conference examined private and public funding for
operations which support sustainable tourism principles. Conference
participants reviewed case studies in which private and public
financing have worked in the past and can work more effectively
in the future.
Key points have been published in English
Also, updated is the index
of funding sources.
Jan 2002: FST Conference Announced; Online Forum
Jan-July 2002: Background readings posted to Forum
August 1: Conference opens
September 6: Final Comments
October 14: Excerpts posted
February 2003 Presentation of Summary
Document at World Bank
October 2004 Presentation of Summary
Document in Washington, DC
Thomas Greco, Jr.
Money: Understanding and Creating Alternatives to Legal Tender,
White River Junction: Chelsea Green
Space Technology, San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 1997
and Poverty Alleviation
Tourism Bank Watch
on Sustainable Tourism Financing
of Ecolodge Economics and Finance
Bank Reflections - Ron Mader
Services Taking Off in Twin Cities - Harvey Meyer/The Green
Resumen del Encuentro del Financiamiento del Turismo Sustentable
at twentysomething - Oliver Hillel
REFERENCES AND TROUBLESHOOTING!
How to Participate
in Online Forums (Tambien disponible en Español)
in the Virtual and Natural Worlds
to Open Space Technology
Does sustainable tourism pay and is profitable tourism
How have ecotourism and sustainable tourism enterprises
What are the private and public sources of funding sustainable
tourism projects available today?
How has funding changed in the past five years and how
might funding change in the next five years?
What is the correct balance between 'outsider' and 'local'
What is the correct balance between investments in infrastructure