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Sustainability at Asia Pacific Tourism Conference

Photo credits: Green Hotelier

Photo credits: Green Hotelier

Asia Pacific Tourism Destination Investment Conference to discuss sustainable development for the betterment of developing tourism destinations

Tourists are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious. What implications do these trends have on tourism destinations in Asia, parts of which have been notorious for favouring developments over environmental protection?

Upcoming destinations need to learn from the lessons of the pioneers and integrate sustainability in their development plans early on. In recent years, Asia has seen the openings of new eco-friendly hotels, such as the Rosedale Kowloon Hotel in Hong Kong and the ITC Grand Chola in Chennai, capitalizing on the global trend of eco-friendly tourism. Despite this, creating sustainable destinations takes more than individual efforts. With the aim to unleash investment potential through better policy framework, public-private partnerships and innovative business models that generate higher return, the Asia Pacific Tourism Destination Investment Conference (APTDI) 2013 will discuss sustainability and future of tourism developments.

The conference will be a one-stop platform for all stakeholders to meet and exchange information and seek projects and partnerships. Attendees will include tourism/development/urban planning authorities, private-sector investors, developers, airlines, cruise terminals/operators, attraction/concept owners, design/architect/construction master planners, lawyers and financial/valuation/specialized consultants.

To be held 21-23 October in Singapore, more than 500 top-level executives will gather at APTDI to address investment and development challenges at the destination level. Featured sessions focusing on sustainability include…

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