FREE ONLINE WEBINAR - LINK TO REGISTER:
As part of MTU Innovation and Enterprise month 2024, join us online with your morning coffee for a thought-provoking discussion on sustainable and regenerative tourism. Our two brilliant speakers Jim Butcher and Debbie Clarke will tackle some of the big questions currently being asked about the future of tourism and the best path forward for our industry.
Dr Jim Butcher is a researcher and lecturer at Canterbury Christchurch University in the UK. He is an internationally renowned author, having published three books and numerous articles on the politics and geography of tourism. Some of his recent work is in the areas of mass tourism, over tourism and de-growth. He is an occasional commentator on industry issues on TV, radio and in print. He is a member of the American Association of Geographers and the Royal Geographical Association. Jim has also worked with ATLAS (the association for tourism and leisure education and research) on their cultural tourism research, and has been involved in many other tourism related projects.
Debbie Clarke from New Zealand is Director of Regenerative Development at The Centre for GOOD Travel, a social enterprise that has been delivering travel experiences that contribute to well-being and regeneration of the host communities for over 10 years. She is a trained regenerative practitioner, has founded her own niche tourism business serving LGBTQ+ travellers, and is now dedicated to developing capabilities of tourism and travel systems to contribute to the well-being of people, communities and natural ecosystems. Debbie co-hosts ‘GOOD Awaits’, the regenerative tourism New Zealand podcast, creating a new story for tourism, one that nurtures the wellbeing of communities and ecosystems, as well as travellers.
This forum is design to give you an opportunity to ask questions about the programme. To attend please register and we will send you a Zoom link about an hour before it starts
The CE4RT project will provide funding up to 8000€ per SME (Small Medium Enterprise) from relevant business sectors.
To qualify, please familiarise yourself with the documents below and fill in the application form online.
BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPATING SMEs
The key benefits of participation in the CE4RT programme are:
- Support and coaching in generating a profitable business.
- Guidance in tackling climate action.
- Training on how your SME can have a positive benefit on your community.
- Learning how to preserve the destination including its heritage, culture and nature.
- Education on informing visitors of their positive impact on the destination.
- Networking opportunities to share the journey with the wider European community.
Additional benefits include:
- Access to all learning materials, online training, webinars and best practice examples.
- Meeting and learning from experts.
- Networking and knowledge sharing with SMEs from other destinations participating in the programme.
- Development of a sustainability plan (strategy and action plan).
- Support in achieving a sustainable supply chain.
- Inclusion in promotional and dissemination activities at regional, national and EU level.