The following was prepared
as a reference index for the Role
of Communication in Sustainable Tourism e-conference (June
A formal summary of this discussion was delivered to the World
Congress on Communication for Development and is available
as a PDF
ABOUT THE EVENT
Toward Effective Communication in Responsible Travel and Ecotourism
Communication and Sustainable Tourism (review)
in Sustainable Tourism - World Bank (PDF)
for Development - WTO
- Google News
SUMMARY -- The 2006 e-conference Role of Communication
in Sustainable Tourism opened a global dialogue.
STRENGTHS -- Interesting subject matter and
excellent dialogue. A summary will be presented at a meeting
in October 2006.
WEAKNESSES -- Little advance notice or lead
time. It's not a good sign when information about a conference
about communication is distributed after the event has begun.
The e-conference had scant promotion from the organizers --
World Bank, World Tourism Organization and supporting institutions,
including the Communications Initiative. Within the forum, the
organization of the topics was confusing. Participants could
introduce new topics and there was considerable overlap. Posting
was offline for at least two days during the second week of
the event. Archives
are no longer available.