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2010 Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference

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Organized by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) and hosted by Travel Portland and Travel Oregon, the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) (September 8-11) brought together more than 500 business leaders, tourism professionals and community stakeholders in North America.

The CBD Secretariat has partnered with TIES to host the 2010 Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award ceremony and ITBW Web 2.0 Workshop. Planeta.com will be a featured media partner during the event and Ron Mader will receive TIES 2010 Innovation Award!

On Wednesday, September 8 Global Perspective Workshop: Biodiversity and Our Lives highlight global initiatives around the International Year of Biodiversity. This free workshop (open to the public) will feature key examples of wildlife conservation, environmental education and awareness-raising efforts relevant to travelers and the tourism industry alike.

On Thursday September 9 TIES Innovation Award, 1pm-1:30pm
Oliver Hillel, 130pm – 135pm

Indigenous Tourism: Preserving Authenticity and Enhancing Experiences

On Friday September 10 Biodiversity Awards reception takes place from 6-7pm.

On Saturday September 11 Planeta.com’s Ron Mader will lead the Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Web 2.0 Workshop.

ESTC 2010 Buzzword Bingo
BiodiversitycbdClimate ChangeEngagementIndigenous – Innovation – Local Travel – Maori – Nature Deficit Disorder – OregonPortlandRelationshipsSami – Storytelling – sustainability – Transliteracy

ITBW Playlist

Innovation Award 2010 Innovation Award Winner Ron Mader

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ITBW Award Ceremony (Oregon)




Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award

Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award 2010


Engaging Events: Connecting the Virtual and Natural Worlds

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