Earth Markets’ contribution to sustainability, heritage preservation and tourism

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April 7th at 11:00 in your time zone

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Learn from researchers and Earth Market organisers about the synergy between sustainability-focused events and tourism.

Join us on April 7 in the Heritage & Slow Tourismlab. This Lab meeting will focus on  “Earth Markets, sustainability and slow tourism.” Learn from researchers and Earth Market organisers about the synergy between sustainability-focused events and tourism. On April 7 Burçin Kalabay Hatipoğlu (UNSW, Australia) and Kıvanç İnelmen (Bogazici University, Turkey) will present their global research into Earth Markets and illustrate how these events contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and economic and social sustainability by supporting small farmers, building communities, fostering social justice, and preserving cultural heritage. The festival-like atmosphere of the markets is considered as a space for cultural exchange and has a certain appeal to the tourists.

We will discuss the Earth Markets within the framework of Sustainable Development Goals and their potential for tourism. Special guests are Earth Market organisers Guntars and Astride Rozite (Straupe Earth Market, Latvia) and Walter Orsi (Earth Market of Cairo Montenotte and the Enterprise Network “Buone Terre” in Liguria, Italy). The Heritage and SlowTourismLAB brings together researchers, business owners, tourism decision-makers and other professionals to explore the varying meanings and practices of Slow and the opportunities and challenges for Slow Tourism (including Slow destinations, Slow Travel, Slow Food Travel and Slow Retail). The LAB is a spin-off of the Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference (HTHIC), which is dedicated to the question “How can tourism destinations succeed in attracting visitors while simultaneously engaging all stakeholders in the preservation of natural and cultural heritage?” Karin Elgin-Nijhuis (Elgin & Co., HTHIC) will moderate the discussion.

The LAB meeting will take place live via Zoom, from 11:00 am until 12:30 CEST.

Participation is free, but we kindly ask you to RSVP. After registering, you will receive more information on how to prepare for the LAB, references and reading materials. For further information and contact details, click here. Event organised by HTHIC Heritage and SlowTourismLAB in collaboration with Slow Food International.


Financed by the European Union.

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