We welcome you to Helsinki, Finland, where the 15th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations is held in 9-10 June, 2022. Theme of the conference is Advancing Responsible Tourism. The conference is organized in different locations in the beautiful city of Helsinki. Share your experiences #rtdfinland2022

The tourism sector meets new challenges with vast economic, ecological, social, cultural and political changes confronting us. These changes call for the swift development of solutions to mitigate or to adapt to them. They also shape customers’ expectations and quality requirements; we fail to meet those changing expectations at our peril. Globally tourism industry struggles with overcrowding and overtourism, the consequence of our very success as an industry. For example, the cruise industry comes with positive and negative impacts and is one of the hot issues in overtourism discussion. Carbon is one of the key challenges in tourism, not only for transportation, our industry is very dependent on cheap fossil fuels. Now, after the pandemic, it is even more important to build the industry back in a responsible way.

Advancing Responsible Tourism

Tackling these challenges means creating new operational solutions for Responsible Tourism. The Responsible Tourism in Destinations Finland conference invites you to Helsinki, Finland in 9-10 June 2022 with the theme Advancing Responsible Tourism. The conference will focus on solutions in decarbonising travel and tourism, introduces possibilities to apply sustainable CleanTech innovations in tourism and presents opportunities in preventing overtourism and enhancing the resilience of the industry. The conference will enable those taking part to assess the effectiveness of the Finnish approach to taking responsibility to achieve sustainability by introducing the Sustainable Travel Finland programme.

The conference is organised by the ICRT Finland, led by JAMK University of Applied Sciences, partnering with Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and Visit Finland.

Blinnikka Petra

Blinnikka Petra

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Matkailu ja palvelut sekä YAMK, Tourism and Service Business and Master´s Degrees
Liiketoiminta, School of Business
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ICRT Finland       

Summer School: Responsible Tourism Finland

The conference is a part of our Responsible Tourism Finland Summer School programme organised by JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and ICRTHub /Responsible Tourism Partnership.