This seminar is organized in collaboration with the TrainforTrade program and the Région Rhône-Alpes (International Relations Division- DRI) of France.
The seminar will address various and different issues pertaining to sustainable tourism as a tool for national development and will be composed of three modules.
The first will explore the benefits of tourism development carried out in a sustainable way, that is, being economically profitable, respectful of cultural and environmental resources and participative of the local populations. Possible shortcomings will also be analyzed.
The second module will be devoted to the implication and association of local civil society in the implementation of sustainable tourism projects. The module will be complemented by a case study, animated by the NGO Tetraktys, on two specific projects carried out in the Tamatave region of Madagascar.
Finally a third module will be devoted to the role of ICTs in tourism (e-tourism) and their role in local tourism promotion, social inclusion and entrepreneurship development.