5th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations » Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - June 27-29, 2011

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Conference Presentations

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Monday, June 27

Innovative Ideas and Papers Program (click here)

Youth Conference on Responsible Tourism (click here)


Tuesday, June 28

Laura McGowan, ICRT Canada

Bill Werry, Deputy Minister of Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Harold Goodwin, International Centre for Responsible Tourism at Leeds Metropolitan University



Nikki White, Head of Destinations & Sustainability, ABTA  The Business Case for Taking Responsibility for Sustainability (no audio)

David Owen, Sustainable Tourism Programme Officer, United Nations Environment Programme  Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism UNEP : Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Tourism (no audio)


International Panel

Work in Progress and Outcomes of Previous Conferences

  • RTD 1 Cape Town, South Africa 2002
  • RTD 2 Kerala, India 2008
  • RTD 3 Belmopan, Belize 2009
  • RTD 4 Muscat, Oman 2010


Access for All

Moderator – Linnie Tse, Barrier-Free Administrator, Alberta Municipal Affairs

Craig Grimes, Experience Community CIC – UK   *Coming soon*

Ross Watson, William Watson Lodge, Kananaskis, Alberta Parks – Canada  *Coming soon*

Sheila King, Australia For All (no audio)



Harold Goodwin   Rethinking Responsible Tourism: 10 years on – what are the priorities for the next ten years?


Alberta Examples

Moderator – Laura McGowan

Marlene Abrams,Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development: Dine Alberta

Myron Belej, Edmonton’s Jewel

Stan Cowley, Rafter Six Ranch Resort  *Coming soon*

Ken Fiske, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation


Polar Tourism

Moderator – Ross Klein, Memorial University Newfoundland

Marie-Sylvestre Belanger, The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race – Canada

John Gunter, Frontiers North, Manitoba – Canada

Hans Lagerweij, Quark Expeditions – Canada


Wednesday, June 29


Indigenous Tourism

Moderator – Quinton Crowshoe, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Adama Bah, The Gambian Experience – Gambia

Bev Wright, Blackfoot Crossing – Canada

Justin Ferbey, Destination Carcross, Carcross-Tagish First Nation -Canada (audio only)

Bruce Whyte, British Columbia Arts and Culture Branch – Canada


The Alberta Experience

Moderator – Laura McGowan, ICRT Canada

Andrew Pratt, 10 Essentials of Inside Out Experience

Monica Knight & Brenda Campbell, Canadian Badlands Ltd. (audio file included in preceding presentation)

Julie Fafard, Conseil de développement économique d’Alberta


Local Economic Development in Developed Countries

Moderator – Wynn McLean, Growing Rural Tourism

Ken Duncan, Boomtown Trail – Alberta (audio only)

LaVerne Erikson, Rosebud, Alberta

Debbie Webster, Dames on the Range – Alberta (audio only)

Jason Freezer, Tourism and the Local Economy – The UK Experience



Moderator – Harold Goodwin

Heidi Keyser, Cape Town Experience – South Africa

Jason Freezer, Visit England

Reegan McCullough, Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Yashin Dujon, Belize Ministry of Tourism and Transportation

Panel Discussion adding

  • David Owen, UNEP – France
  • Nikki White, ABTA –UK


[important]Bill Werry, Deputy Minister, Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation Statement [/important]

[important]Alberta Declaration on Responsible Tourism in Destinations[/important]


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