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GREEN DESTINATIONS 2022 & FUTURE OF TOURISM SUMMIT IN ATHENS

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GD Partners Day

Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Green Key certified)

Invitation Only - This event is only for Green Destinations Representatives and Partners
The first day of the conference is dedicated to the partners and representatives of Green Destinations and is intended to give them the opportunity to discuss current topics and events of the last years.. A half-day meeting is planned for this purpose, with several thematic tables contributing to an interactive exchange.

City Tours – Athens

Greece

After the conference, you are welcome to join tailor made city tours designed by This is Athens and operated by a local tour operator. Εxplore local life and venture off the beaten path to discover the authentic side of Athens and it’s hidden spots.

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Opening Ceremony

Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Green Key certified)

Conference Room: Silver Forest Plenary
Welcoming words by hosts and keynote speakers.

Workshop by Grow with Google

Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Green Key certified)

Conference Room: Silver Forest Plenary
Learn how to communicate your hotel's eco-friendly story online through digital tools in order to grow your business.

Regional Event: Sustainable Tourism Balkans (Part 1)

Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Green Key certified)

Conference Room: Green Garden - B
Discussions focusing on sustainable development in the Balkan Region developed by Balkan Green Group.

GD Tools for Sustainable Development

Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Green Key certified)

Conference Room: Silver Forest Plenary
Good Travel Program and Good Travel Scan: unique tools to develop more sustainable private companies of tourism destinations

Lunch Break

Gallo Nero Restaurant Leof. Alexandras 10, Athina 106 82, Athens

National Event: Sustainable Tourism Greece Conference

Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Green Key certified)

Conference Room: Silver Forest Plenary
The focus of this event, the first Sustainable Tourism Greece Conference, will be on the sustainable development of both destinations and businesses in Greece, highlighting various initiatives and projects both from Greece and abroad.

Regional Event: Sustainable Tourism Balkans (Part 2)

Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Green Key certified)

Conference Room: Green Garden - B
Panels and discussions focusing on sustainable development in the Balkan Region developed by Balkan Green Group.

Presentation + Workshop: The magic of open tourism content

Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Green Key certified)

Conference Room: Silver Forest - C
This panel will focus on private sector initiatives and will provide insights on their contribution to a more sustainable development.

Top 100 Ceremony and Celebration

Kypseli Municipal Market Fokionos Negri 42, Athens, Athens

Join us in unveiling the list of the 100 best sustainability stories from destinations committed to a responsible future of tourism.

GD2022 Gala Dinner: Returning to the Athenian Agora

Kypseli Municipal Market Fokionos Negri 42, Athens, Athens

Evening event
The locally-sourced dinner will be followed by the Green Destinations Awards and Certification Ceremony.

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Opening Session

Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Green Key certified)

Conference Room: Silver Forest Plenary
The Opening on the second day will focus on how countries and destinations can develop towards more sustainable tourism with greater benefits to local communities, while at the same time remaining competitive.

Panel: Governance, Reset and Recovery

Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Green Key certified)

Conference Room: Green Garden - B
This panel covers destination strategies aimed at reset and recovery related to COVID-19 and the Climate breakdown; destination regeneration; innovative ways of stakeholder involvement and collaboration and ‘destination stewardship councils’.

Panel: Culture & Tradition

Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Green Key certified)

Conference Room: Green Garden - C
This panel covers presentations about heritage protection and celebration; respect for a sense of place and local life such as authentic tourism experiences.

Panel: Nature & Scenery

Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Green Key certified)

Conference Room: Silver Forest - C
This panel includes discussions about ecotourism, biodiversity conservation and regeneration. The question shell be answered on how the natural environment can be integrated in destination development to make it an integral part of a destinations strategy.

Lunch Break

Gallo Nero Restaurant Leof. Alexandras 10, Athina 106 82, Athens

Panel: Assessing and Managing Risks in Tourism

Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Green Key certified)

Conference Room: Silver Forest Plenary
This session are intended to show the possibilities of identifying risks, managing them and how tools can contribute to effective management.

Panel: Environment & Climate

Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Green Key certified)

Conference Room: Silver Forest - C
Priority issues in this panel include efforts related to the climate crisis such as climate mitigation and adaptation and to single-use plastics and waste pollution.

Panel: Business & Marketing

Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Green Key certified)

Conference Room: Green Garden - B
This panel serves to engage the private sector in sustainability with a focus on how businesses can contribute to sustainable development. Additionally innovative ways to communicate about sustainability will be highlighted.

GD National and Regional Initiatives – Global discussions

Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Green Key certified)

Conference Room: Silver Forest Plenary
This global round table discussion is intended to highlight the use of products and services for sustainable destination development in the global discussion and to focus on the implementation of the Green Destinations product range as a complete package at national level.

Panel: Thriving Communities

Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Green Key certified)

Conference Room: Green Garden - C
This panel covers presentations about community-based tourism and community development, involving local communities, producers, and stakeholders in the tourism supply chain.

Closing Session by Sponsors and Partners

Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Green Key certified)

Conference Room: Silver Forest Plenary
This session serves to reflect and summarize the first two conference days including closing words by hosts and sponsors.

Reception hosted by the Mayor of Athens (invitation only)

Athens City Hall Athinas 63, Athina 105 52, Athens

Invitation only
This is Athens cordially invites Green Destinations Global Leaders members to be part of a unique networking event at Athens City Hall.

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DAY 3 | Future of Tourism Summit

Technopolis City of Athens - Innovathens 100 Pireos str., 11854, Athens, Greece

Conference event
The integration of the Future of Tourism Coalition with their one-day summit will provide an opportunity to bring together destinations, communities, and the travel industry towards climate resilience and climate action.

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