On the occasion of the Fête du Sport 2019, the celebration of sports initiated by the French Ministry of Sports and supported by the French Embassy in Seoul, Millennium Destinations organized a special Millennium Hikers event, aimed at promoting sustainable, international and intercultural hiking in urban environments.
The hike took place in Gyeyang mountain in Incheon, South Korea, and was hosted in partnership with Décathlon store in Songdo, and the French Institute in Seoul.
"Hikers who care"
Millennium Hikers was created in 2016 to increase awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as promoted by the United Nations, and the role of hiking experiences in promoting sustainable behaviors and mindsets. This international and intercultural group is dedicated to all sustainable and smart hikers / trekkers / walkers around the world who care about their social, environmental and economic impacts on destinations, while co-creating, promoting and sharing unique, community-based experiences between local hosts and their guests, especially in mountain destinations but not only.
Catherine GERMIER-HAMEL, Founder & CEO of Millennium Destinations attended as Panelist the 18th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students Research in Tourism (APF), which took place at Sol International School - Woosong University in Daejeon, South Korea, on June 21 to 23, 2019.
The Forum was co-organized with the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and included three general sessions;
1. Sustainability in Hospitality & Tourism Industry,
2. Travel Industry in Asia Pacific Region Trends and Developments, and
3. Hospitality & Tourism Education in the 4th Industrial Revolution Era.
Catherine GERMIER-HAMEL was a Panelist of session 2, moderated by Dr. Richard Johnson, Dean, SIS/Woosong, together with Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Dr. Jin, Hong-Seok, Chairman of the Korea MICE Convergence Leaders Forum. She particularly insisted on sustainability as a value added to tourism and hospitality, as well as the necessity to secure loyalty not only from visitors and guests, but also from employees. Finally she reminded that sustainable tourism was about promoting quality over quantity, or value over volume.
On the occasion of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019, Green Drinks Seoul and Green Drinks Songdo happily and successfully co-hosted their first joint-networking event on 20 June 2019.
Green Drinks Seoul is set-up by a group of people working on environmental issues from the private and non-profit sector. It is supported by the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea - ECCK, the French Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry - FKCCI, and the Cercle des Entrepreneurs Francophones en Corée.
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