march, 2022

08mar2:00 pmKeys to Sustainable Tourism Workshop


Event Details

The Lough Erne Landscape Partnership in partnership with Tourism NI are delighted to host a Sustainable Tourism online workshop with keynote speaker Mr. Ed McMahon from the Urban Land Institute. Focusing on the Power of Uniqueness, this workshop will outline the role that tourism can play in economic development and community revitalization.

Ed will share with his expertise in the field of tourism development discussing the differences between “mass market tourism” and “sustainable tourism”. The workshop will focus on the importance of community character and natural resources to the economic, social, and environmental health of rural communities and landscapes. Finally, it will set out 10 Principles that communities can use to maximize the benefits of tourism will minimizing the challenges.

Goals covered within this online workshop will include;

• Introduction to major issues and trends affecting small communities and rural landscapes and how they offer challenges and opportunities for sustainable tourism.

• Explaining the importance of community character to successful economic development in a rapidly changing world.

• Introducing tools and techniques for preserving, protecting and enhancing the unique character of a community, whilst also attracting visitors and investment.

Our Key speaker Mr Ed McMahon, holds the Charles E. Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Washington, DC where he is nationally known as a leading authority on economic development and land use policies and trends. McMahon is the author or co-author of 15 books, over 600 articles, and dozens of monographs or reports on topics as varied as sustainable tourism, conservation finance, historic preservation, green infrastructure, and innovative approaches to community development. McMahon has an MA in Urban Studies from the University of Alabama and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law School. He has been named an Honorary Member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and has received numerous other awards and recognitions.

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