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GD2023: Presentations

In this section you can access the conference presentations made available by the speakers who have chosen to share their resources:

Ain-Hinsberg: Sustainable marine tourism and vision on the shores of the Baltic Sea

Albert Folch: A green infrastructure plan for the fight against climate change in Terres de l’Ebre, Biosphere Reserve

Alex McCaffery: A Gap Analysis of Tourism and Climate in the Caribbean

Emma Harrison: Highland Shortbread Showdown

Endri Gjoshi: Blessings Over Bunkers: How Aphrodite Taught Albanians to Fall in Love Again with their Hidden Heritage

Holger Sigmund: Go climate smart: can car and ride sharing be an effective solution to the last mile problem?

Jesse Efron: Saving the Ancient Art of Wisteria Weaving

Joe McKenna: Ireland’s Climate House – a Green Destination at the Planning Stage

Kaisa Linno: Community-led collaboration for tourism management of a protected area: example from Lahemaa national park in Estonia

Katrin Erben: How data can improve a destination’s mobility infrastructure

Ulla Tapaninen, Tallinn University of Technology: Keynote: Sustainable marine tourism and vision on the shores of the Baltic Sea

Jana Apih / Kirsi Hyvaerinen: BalkanGreen

Magda Leszczyna-Rzucidło: BSTF – Towards greener and more sustainable tourism in the Baltic Sea Region – reflections from the EUSBSR Policy Area Tourism

Masaru Takayama: Accommodations Can Save Money while Achieving Sustainability

Monique Chen: Challenges and Experience of implementing GTS in Local, East Asia Taiwan

Nuri Kim: Wellness : The Sustainable “Hyang(Sweet)” Spot for Gangwon for all seasons

Peter Henkes: The impact of the cruise sector in the destination

Simon Reuter: Smart destinations, tourism data standards, and AI: The digital future of sustainable visitor management

Susan Santos de Cardenas: Promoting the Good Travel Program in Southeast Asia- Challenges & Opportunities

Teddy Florea: Soul Dreamers Urban Stories: Crafting Empathic Immersive Experiences in Favela Tourism

Tina Felicijan: Underground and underwater stories from Šalek Valley

Ulf Sonntag: Tackling Climate Change Adaptation in Tourism Destinations – The Case of Lower Saxony, Germany

Vanessa Vivian Wabitsch: The journey to a regenerative destination – A story from the field

Yrjötapio Kivisaari: Community engagement and sustainable tourism in future European Capital of Culture

Green Destinations 2023 Sponsors & Partners


This event has only been possible thanks to the generosity and engagement of key partners. Green Destinations is proud to collaborate with industry leaders to support destinations to share their excellent initiatives and inspire the global tourism industry towards more sustainable development.

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Republic of Estonia
Port of Tallinn
Tallinn European Green Capital
Pivoine Design Studio
Global Ecotourism Network