Opportunities for Ecotourism in Slovakia
We invite you to watch and participate in a international online conference “Opportunities for Ecotourism in Slovakia”, which will take place in the form of online presentations with the participation of Slovak and foreign experts on sustainable and nature-oriented tourism.
In Slovakia, there is currently a discussion running about expectations and conditions of protecting nature, and besides, legitimate questions arise about the sustainable development of regions, efficient use of local natural resources, employment, the importance of nature for the future … And it is an Ecotourism that is the ideal tool that is helping to solve these issues, as evidenced by the many successful and inspiring examples abroad. The main goal of the conference is therefore to present the opportunities and possibilities for the development of Ecotourism in Slovakia.
Date: 17Th and 18Th Of September 2020
Invitation and Final Program: Download
Innovative and interesting ideas for destination management from around the world may be downloaded here.
Examples of linking sustainable tourism and nature conservation of the world can be found in this LT&C list.
- Aivar Ruukel, Soomaa National Park, Estonia: Public-private partnership and product development in Soomaa National Park Estonia
- Rastislav Mičaník, Aevis, SK: How to cook a tasty product in Ecotourism
- Eva Macuľová, Regional tourism organization Banskobystrický kraj Turizmus, SK: Ecotourism product development in the Regional Travel Agency Banskobystrický kraj Turizmus
- Ján Dobšovič, Watching.sk, SK: Product development focused on birdwatching
- Petra Tanušková, Necestouka Footour, SK: Experience of Footour in Ecotourism product development
2. section – Collaboration and search for solutions at the local level video recording
- Tim O’Donoghue, Riverwind Foundation, USA: Cooperation with stakeholders – lessons learnt on creating a common vision and bringing stakeholders together for the Jackson Hole & Yellowstone Sustainable Destination Program
- Ľudmila Elexová and Zuzana Okániková, Regional Development Agency of BBSK and OZ Pronatur, in cooperation with Management of Muránska planina National Park, SK: Challenges and Opportunities of Cooperation in Ecotourism on Local Level: Perspectives from the Protected Landscape Area Poľana and National Park Muránska Planina
3. section – Development of best practice for Ecotourism in the world video recording (incomplete)
- Andrei Blumer, Association of Ecotourism in Romania, Romania: Ecotourism in Romania: from branding to ecotourism destination management
- Diana Körner a Nina Breck, LT&C, Germany: Presentation of the Handbook: “Best practices for developing ecotourism in support of national parks in Slovakia”, Handbook
- Jan Brockmann, Regio-Ranger, Germany: Tour guiding concept and occupational profile for nature guiding – success story from Regio-Ranger® Germany
4. section – Ecotourism in Slovakia – barriers and opportunities video recording
- Rastislav Mičaník, Aevis, SK: Fewer barriers for more benefits in utilising nature
- Eva Kovačechová and Imrich Vozár, Via Iuris, SK: Analysis of selected legislation in relation to the implementation of Ecotourism in Slovakia
- Ľudmila Elexová, Regional Development Agency of BBSK, SK: Conceptual Framework of Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism Development in Natural Areas: The Case of The Banska Bystrica Region
- Zuzana Okániková, Slovak Ecotourism Association, SK: Coordination of Ecotourism development in Slovakia
5. section – Sustainable tourism – certification and green economy video recording
- Stanislava Brindzová, SK: Responsible Tourism: A Green Economy Imperative
- Petra Tanušková, Necestouka Footour, SK: Is your destination green? Find it out
6. section – Neo-localism and tourism video recording
- Christina T. Cavaliere, Colorado State University, USA: LT&C Example Costa Rica and research on neo-localism and tourism
The conference is realized within the project Fewer barriers for more benefits in utilising nature and is supported by a program ACF – Slovakia, which is financed from the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021. An administrator of the program is Ekopolis Foundation in partnership with Open Society Fundation Bratislava and Carpathian Foundation