Place and dates of the Congress
The 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism will be held on 27 – 28 April 2017 in Krakow, Poland. The sessions of the Congress will take place at the ICE Congress Centre (www.icekrakow.pl). The opening ceremony, which will be followed by a keynote speech, will take place on Thursday, 27 April 2017, at 14:30, at the same Congress centre. Session I will take place on the same day at 16:30 and will be followed by a debate.
Sessions II, III and IV will take place on Friday 28 April 2017, at the same ICE Congress Centre. The closing remarks of the Congress are scheduled for the afternoon of 28 April.
The 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism aims to explore ways in which the tourism sector can harness the principles of sustainability, shared responsibility and accountability of all stakeholders in developing tourism infrastructure, products and services. It will further showcase good practices of private-public cooperation through policies and strategies based on human rights, transparency and good governance which also takes into account the voice of civil society.
The Congress will draw particular attention to the following aspects: a) inclusive tourism and universal accessibility for the benefit of all groups of population and the industry’s competitiveness; b) management of natural and cultural heritage amidst the growing tourist numbers and conservation concerns; and, c) corporate social responsibility which not only fosters the implementation of the SDGs across the tourism supply chain, but also contributes to innovation and the overall service quality.
The Congress is aiming to gather an international audience comprised of policy makers, officials of national tourism administrations, representatives of travel and tourism companies and trade associations, representatives of international organizations, non-governmental organizations and civil society bodies, as well as academics and media outlets engaged in the issues of sustainable development and ethical business practices.