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Summer School in Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism: 5-9 Oct 2016

The Summer School in Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism is back for its 4th edition, and this year it will take place at the Lonely Planet´s no 1 destination in Europe 2015: Akureyri, Iceland.

The thematic topic of the 2016 edition will be represented by United Nations (UN) decision to adopt 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. A special publication will be issued with the European Travel Commission.

The Summer School will once again brings together key representatives of the tourism sector: donors, policy makers, industry representatives, project management practitioners, academics and entrepreneurs to share practices on how to plan and manage tourism funding with sustainability, and also to improve project management and effectiveness in the tourism sector. The Summer School is the PM4SD™ annual event, promoting it as the methodology to apply in tourism projects and to discuss the professionalization of project management in sustainable tourism.

The Summer School will also feature plenty of social activities to discover the North Iceland, including visits at fishing town, museum, harbor, waterfalls and nature baths. For the last day, we have planned a one day tour to discover and taste several Iceland sustainable tourism gems.

The Summer School is organised by FEST, the host organization Icelandic Tourist Board and, the European Travel Commission

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