TRAVEL & TOURISM LAW: Participation at Second International Conference on Sustainable Tourism Law

Adv. Dr. Jacqueline Tanti-Dougall was guest speaker at the Second International Conference on ‘Sustainable Tourism Law’ held in October, 8 – 9-11, 2017 at the Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies in Lisbon, Portugal. She delivered a presentation on the ‘Legal Provisions pertaining to Sustainable Tourism for the Accommodation Sector and their applicability thereto’ addressing relative policies and governance, the GSTC industry criteria, eco-certification, persons with special needs and the hotel industry, social and economic benefits for the local community,  employees’ training, control of chemicals, energy saving initiatives, water and air qualities, building and green areas, cultural heritage as well as certain legal recommendations to amend the Malta Travel and Tourism Services Act.

Other leading experts on the subject matter from different countries participated at the successful International Conference with speakers coming from Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Costa Rica, East-Timor, France, Ireland, Austria, Uruguay, Argentine, the United States of America, China, Brazil and Portugal to mention but a few.

The subjects addressed included sustainable tourism and consumer protection, the evolution of sustainable tourism in the EU tourism policy, the role of the Widespread Hotel, booking for sustainable tourism services, sustainable tourism in the accommodation sector, planning and sustainable development of tourism resources, taxation of sustainable tourism, sustainability of adventure tourism, global code of ethics for tourism, world charter for sustainable tourism,