Bringing people together to discuss trends and innovation in ecotourism, sustainable tourism, mountain tourism and more, Taiwan Modern Tourism Forum takes place in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from 15 to 16 October 2019.
The Taiwan Modern Tourism Forum provides a platform where tourism trends and innovative ideas could be shared along with learning experiences benefiting local participants. The two-day event focuses on how to develop sustainable tourism through culture, ecology and economy. This is in line with the current Year of Taiwan Small Town Ramble and next year’s Year of Mountain Tourism, both designated by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau.
International speakers will convene in Kaohsiung to address topics within three main tracks: the way to develop sustainable tourism; the responsible travel – ecotourism; and the attraction of mountain tourism. Expected audiences are people from tourism related industry, government and institutions.
Keynote speakers at 2019 Taiwan Modern Tourism Forum are Mallika Naguran, Founder & Managing Editor of Gaia Discovery (Topic: Rethinking Sustainability in Tourism); Jennifer Koskelin Gibbons – Co-founder Palau Pledge (Topic: The Challenges of Ecotourism- Palau Pledge Project); and Keisuke Ootake, Director of Public Projects and Business Division of Whole Earth Nature School (Topic: Ecotourism Development of Mount. Fuji).
TMT Forum At A Glance
Theme: Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism
Dates: 15-16 October 2019
Venue: National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying)
(No.1, Sanduo 1st Rd., Fengshan Dist., Kaohsiung City 83075, Taiwan)
Post Forum Field Trip
On day two of the forum, participants are invited to go on a learning field trip to Weiwuying. What used to be a military center is now a vibrant 116-acre parkland, capturing the culture and imagination of Southern Taiwan in the performing arts.
A highlight is the 1.51million-square-foot National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts at the end of the park. It blurs the boundaries between indoors and outdoors and is both solid and void. Pre-registration is required for this tour.
More About TMT Forum
Last year, representatives from Guam Tourism Bureau, Malaysian Sarawak Tourism Bureau, and Cittaslow International were invited to share insights and practical experiences based on the following themes: "Marketing the South Island Culture from the Tribal Experience Tourism" and "Talking about the Tourism Potential of Taiwanese Towns from International Trends".
The 2019 Taiwan Modern Tourism Forum is hosted by Tourism Bureau of Taiwan and organised by Taiwan Visitors Association (TVA).
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