On 19-22 June 2018, Green Destinations implemented a Sustainable Destinations Training Course under the theme "Tourism for Peace and Prosperity" in connection to the 3rd International Water Safety Symposium in Incheon, Korea.
Catherine GERMIER-HAMEL, Founder & CEO of Millennium Destinations, partner of Green Destinations for France and French overseas territories, attended the training course together with 20 tourism professionals from the public and private sectors in various Asian countries
The course was organized in cooperation with Asian Ecotourism Network, Sustainable Travel Taiwan, the Foundation for Environmental Education Korea, and PlayForest.
The course was presented by an international team of five trainers, with strong expertise in destination sustainability:
The contents of the course included:
On July 5, 2018, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announced that Green Destinations had achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status. The awarded status affirms Green Destinations’ commitment to promoting sustainable destinations.
Read GSTC's release here.
About Green Destinations
Green Destinations has developed a GSTC-Recognised destination standard and a GSTC-Accredited certification scheme. Green Destinations works with 250 destinations in various programs and in partnership with National Tourism Board Slovenia, QualityCoast, the Sustainable Top 100, and ITB Top 100 Awards, a.o.
In all its work, Green Destinations support places, regions and countries in adopting its so-called G.R.E.E.N. values:
On June 16, 2018, the French-Korean expert group "Ensemble" organized its first Eco-Quartier Seminar in Suwon city, Korea.
Titled "Urban Agriculture and Carbon Negative", this seminar inaugurated a series of monthly mini-conferences in Suwon under the theme "Future cities and ecology", with a variety of topics such as eco-design and architecture, sustainable & smart urban tourism & hospitality, citizen sciences, biophilic cities etc.
The members of "Ensemble" ("together" in English) are: Catherine GERMIER-HAMEL, Founder & CEO of Millennium Destinations, Hortense SERRET, Doctor in Ecology and Post-doctoral Researcher at Ewha Womans' University in Seoul, KIM Tae-Hyun, Founder & CEO of In Vitro Plant, specialist in Urban Agriculture, and KIM Seong-hun, Eco-Architect, Co-Director of Geeum Plus.
The 2018 Korea World Travel Fair - KOTFA - took place in Seoul in June 14 to 17.
At the initiative of Michalis TOANOGLOU, Head of Department of Global Hotel Management Department of Woosong University, Catherine GERMIER-HAMEL, Founder & CEO had a meeting with members of the Greek delegation to discuss future collaboration for the promotion of Greece to the Korean tourism market.
The delegation was led by Mr. Michael MICHAILIDIS, Head of the Market Research Department at the Greek National Tourism Organization, Ministry of Tourism.