Costa Rica Hosted The Annual Planet, People, Peace (p-3) International Sustainable Tourism Conference

Published on : Sunday, December 1, 2013

Visit Costa RicaCosta Rica, recognized as a global leader in sustainable tourism, successfully hosted the fifth 2013 P-3 (Planet, People, Peace) conference, November 3-6, 2013. The event, which was organized by Costa Rica’s National Ecotourism and Sustainable Chamber (CANAECO) and sponsored by the Costa Rica Tourist Board, took place at the Centro Costarricense de Ciencia y Cultura (CCC) in the city of San Jose. More than 200 guests that included a number of dignitaries, tourism leaders, industry professionals, educators and students from across the globe came together to share strategies, best practices, innovations, experiences, challenges and solutions in order to promote and grow the sustainable tourism industry.


Established in 2003, CANAECO, is a private nonprofit organization within the sustainable
tourism industry that gathers professionals, educators and institutions from across the globe to create a forum that promotes the widespread of sustainable tourism options. It is the first organization of its kind in Costa Rica that provides global strategies and tactics that advance socioeconomic developments while protecting the natural and cultural heritage of its country.


“Working with CANECO is an extraordinary opportunity to share the latest innovations in sustainability, as well as to develop new programs and methods for improving sustainable tourism offerings to travelers from all over the world,” said Costa Rica’s Minister of Tourism Allan Flores. “Since Costa Rica continues to be a world leader in sustainable tourism, we have an ongoing commitment to provide a forum where everyone can share their experiences and best practices with the international community, while we
learn about other methods and tactics that are taking place in other parts world”


(Image from left to right: Carlos Alban, Director of Development and Tourism Peru; Sergio Moreno, Director of Tourism and Development, Universidad de Las Palmas, Gran Canary, Spain; Amos Bien, Advisor Consumer Sustainability and Production; Patricio Gaybor, Technical Manager of Tourism, of Quito Ecuador; Rodolfo Lizano, Director of Planning and Development for Costa Rica Tourist Board; Damcho Rinzin, Head of Communications, Ministry of Tourism of the Royal Government of Buthan)


Some of this year’s highlighted presenters included:

Judy Kepher-Gona, executive director of Kenya Land Conservation Trust, Kenya


Development (CLACDS) INCAE Business School (Alajuela, Costa Rica, and
Montefresco, Nicaragua)


Economic Development, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain


The P-3 conference presented guests and invited dignitaries, media and industry sponsors with an opportunity to network, and exchange information including marketing strategies, new scientific and technological developments in the sustainable tourism industry. The event further provided the international community within the private and public sectors with the opportunity to, link together with other industry leaders, attend a number of seminars, exhibitions and educational platforms that ultimately lead to the support of sustainable tourism initiatives worldwide.


Source:- Visit Costa Rica

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