3 - Day Workshop by the unwto

9 to 11 April 2019

UNWTO - Sustainability in Tourism Destinations





The UAE Tourism Leadership Programme is a series of executive education workshops in tourism that take place every year with a different theme. This year’s 3-day workshop is designed to equip participants with capacity, knowledge and skills in the field of Sustainability in Tourism destinations, as a major part of the national tourism strategy and overall sustainable development.


Delivered by two international sustainability experts, this workshop will follow a step-by-step practical methodology, with short presentations, discussions, debates, extensive group work and practical activities. The intention of this approach is for participants to fully understand the topic of Sustainable tourism, to stimulate the co-creation of knowledge and learning and to enable them to implement the acquired knowledge and skills in their work.

Workshop Overview

The workshop may share the following content, in an interactive and practical manner.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the destination

  • What are the SDGs
  • Sustainability and the SDGs
  • Tools to guarantee sustainability of the destination


Competitiveness in sustainable tourism destinations

  • What is competitiveness
  • How is the destination competitive
  • Competitiveness and sustainability together

Profitability of sustainability

  • How is sustainability profitable
  • Case studies


Models and tools to measure quality in
sustainable tourism destinations

  • Models of competitiveness
  • Official Sustainable certifications
  • Sustainable Tourism indicators



Ana Baez

President at Turismo & Conservacion Consultores Works as a consultant for most of Latin America and the Caribbean countries and also in Europe, Africa & Asia.

Ana Baez was Deputy Director of Costa Rica National Museum; Director of Ecotourism Master Degree Program and Dean of Tourism Faculty at Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología; Director of the first Ecotourism Program for Central America;. Academic: Professor and director of academic programs for American University, Stanford University, Florida State University, Universidad de Valencia, Universidad para la Paz, Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional, Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología.



Tim Clancy

Sustainable Development and Tourism consultant with a focus on post-conflict societies, eco-tourism, and environment.

Tim Clancy has 18 years of experience in sustainable tourism development (adventure, eco-tourism, mountain tourism, nation branding, travel writing, promotion, marketing, protected areas). He has worked as GIZ Tourism Expert / UNESCO Cultural Tourism Expert, UNDP/USAID International Tourism Expert, UNWTO - Trainer for Silk Road Project, Bradt Travel Guide to Bosnia and Herzegovina 2004 (5 editions), Thomas Cook guide to Sarajevo, Thomas Cook guide to Tirana, Thomas Cook regional guide - MN, Serbia, BiH, and Don’t Miss Travel Magazine - BiH



Prof. Dr. Edith M. Szivas

Programme Director for Tourism & Hospitality Department, MU Dubai
Director, SeaStar Consultancy, UAE

Dr. Edith M Szivas, a British national, is a leading international expert in the area of Tourism and Hospitality with the track record in strategy and development of over 25 years. Her involvement into a number of Governmental projects aimed at strategic development of the hospitality industry across several countries in Europe and Middle East.


Workshop Schedule

Deadline for Registration

30 March 2019


09 – 11 April 2019


8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Venue Location

MODUL University Dubai

4th Floor ONE JLT, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, UAE

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