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ITB Workshops Day 2


March 10, 2016

12:30 - 17:45

Hall 4.1, Room Regensburg


How do city destinations manage the rising influx of tourists? New research on Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lisbon and Munich shows remarkable solutions. The European Tour Operators Association ETOA and selected cities will present new scenarios on how to manage the high visitor pressure and discuss with the workshop participants how to prevent future problems in city destinations. 

Moderated by:
Hans Dominicus, Managing Director, Centre of Expertise Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality

Panel guests:
Nick Greenfield, Head of Tour Operator Relations, ETOA - European Tour Operators Association
Dr. Ko Koens, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Albert Postma, Stenden University
Ir. Eric van de Kooij, Head of the Metropolitan Team, City of Amsterdam

Destinations, islands and hotels need a reliable, sustainable and cost efficient energy supply for their operations. The exclusive use of Diesel fuel is getting more and more complicated. The combination of conventional power generation (e.g. diesel generators) with renewable energies has been established and proven successfully in projects all over the world. Using projects from the Maldives, Thailand, Namibia, and the Caribbean it will be shown how this technological concept works and which economic returns can be achieved. The participants are invited to bring their energy bills or energy consumption details to let them be analyzed.

Benedikt Böhm, Member of the Executive Board & Sales Director, DHYBRID

Pippa Hankinson, Producer, Blood Lions

Should the international travel trade be supporting these projects? How can operators identify ethical predator sanctuaries and volunteer projects? How are lion interactions linked to canned hunting?

Moderated by:
Marion Hammerl, President, Global Nature Fund

Panel guests:
Manuel Bollmann, Program Development Manager, Fair Trade Tourism
Pippa Hankinson, Producer, Blood Lions
Reinhart Mecklenburg, Owner, Afrosales
Dr. Simon Morgan, Director, Wildlife ACT
Nigel Vere Nicoll, CEO, ATTA