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Past Conferences

2002  –  Cape Town, South Africa

The Cape Town Conference was organised by the Responsible Tourism Partnership (more) and Western Cape Tourism as a side event preceding the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002. The Cape Town Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations was attended by 280 delegates from 20 countries. The conference grew out of the South African work on responsible tourism guidelines and involved delegates field-testing the South African Guidelines on sites in and around Cape Town.

Cape Town Declaration on Responsible Tourism in Destinations

2008 – Kerala, India

The Kerala Conference saw academics and representatives from government agencies, NGOs, media and the travel and tourism industry from the state, national and international arena sharing their expertise and experiences to take forward the Responsible Tourism agenda across the world. Around 503 Indian and foreign delegates and 61 speakers from over 29 countries attended the Conference.

Kerala Declaration on Responsible Tourism in Destinations

2009 – Belmopan, Belize

The Third International Conference on Responsible Tourism was held at the University of Belize Campus in the Capital City of Belmopan from October 19-23, 2009. Over 250 Delegates representing some 21 countries converged on this tiny capital of about 13,000 residents for the weeks discourse.

Belize Declaration on Responsible Tourism in Destinations

2010 – Muscat, Oman

More than 380 delegates from 34 countries attended the the International Responsible Tourism in Destinations Conference in Muscat Oman, October 10-12, 2010.  The conference was opened by the co-chairs Dr. Rajiha Abdul Amir Oman’s Minister of Tourism and Professor Harold Goodwin of the ICRT. The other keynote opening speakers were Mr Amr Abdel Ghaffar of the UNWTO, Dr Odeh Al Jayyousi of IUCN and Mrs Lamees Dar of the Environment Society of Oman.

Oman Conference Statement