7th Meeting of the Carpathian Convention WG on Sustainable Tourism
The 7th Meeting of the Carpathian Convention Working Group on Sustainable Tourism took place on 18 – 20 May 2015, in Aggtelek National Park, Hungary.
Greentourism Ecological Association, represented by Mr. Constantin Serban, the president of the association and the founder of greentourism concept in Romania contributed as observer together with representatives of several NGOs like ETE, CEEWEB, European Wilderness Society and ARD Zakarpattya and representatives of the seven Carpathian countries.
The main goal of the meeting was the review of progress on first year implementation of the Protocol on Sustainable Tourism and of the Strategy for Sustainable Tourism Development of the Carpathians.
The discussion focused on establishing an online Carpathian platform to facilitate networking among interested stakeholders, to exchange information and best practices, to share common mechanisms and resources to support the implementation of the Protocol and the Strategy on Sustainable Tourism.
Mr. Constantin Serban underlined the need to respect sustainable criteria in developing the Carpathian platform and in the same time to promote only sustainable tourism products. He also proposed that Carpathia logo to use mostly the green color letters on white background in order to emphasize the idea of sustenability.