I’ve spend the first week of the month in Vancouver, B.C., attending the ESTC. It was only the second occurrence of the conference, but I was impressed by the turn out. The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) is behind this event, which will take place in Portland next year – mark your calendar for November 2009!
It’s quite exciting, as 2009 will be such an important year for sustainable tourism. The launch of the Global Criteria only (if you haven’t read about this yet, check out www.sustainabletourismcriteria.org) will be a huge reason to celebrate.
I went to Vancouver to introduce Portland to this year’s delegates. And in good Portland fashion – literally – I didn’t go unnoticed. A couple of Junk-to-Funk artists loaned us their dresses made out of used materials. Can you guess what mine is made of?
See you in ’09 for more.