International training for sustainable tourism held in Akyaka

Dec 2, 2013

Concepts of and assessments on sustainable tourism were addressed in “Sustainable Tourism” organized in Akyaka.

The third and the last of the training series of Marine Protection Areas Sustainable Tourism Training (DKA 201), which is conducted under the context of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project, was completed in Akyaka.

The training was organized by WWF Mediterranean and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Protection Areas Capacity Building Programme.

Wide scale of themes

Concepts of sustainable tourism, assessments for these areas, management and monitoring of visitors’ impact, working with tourism industry to minimize these impacts, tourism based education and support and certification were the main themes addressed in the training.

Participation from various institutions

24 representatives from Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Ministry of Forest and Water, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Livestock, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, İzmir and Muğla Provincial Directorates of Environment and Urbanization, universities, chambers of commerce and NGOs, which are key stakeholders for the marine and coastal protected areas in Turkey, participated in the training.