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Jerusalem Tourism Talk- Responsible Tourism in East Jerusalem

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Time Topic Who
09.00 – 09.10 Welcome Remarks GIZ
09.10 – 09.20 Introduction of Training Program; Q & A Maeve O’Brien, Dr. Nicole Haeusler, mascontour – Sustainable Tourism Consulting, Berlin
09.20 – 9.30 Brief Introduction of trainers and participants; identification of expectations All
9.30 – 10.30 What is sustainability and what is sustainable tourism?

Why supporting sustainable tourism in Jerusalem and Palestine?

Dr. Nicole Haeusler (based on online presentation at HUB in May 2022), supported by guest speaker
10.30 – 10.45 Coffee Break
10.45– 12.30 How? Tourism industry stakeholders at all levels, ranging from the taxi driver and hotel staff at grass roots level, through to international organisations and national Government, have an obligation to facilitate responsible tourism – presenting examples


Discussion: How do you do it and what are you challenges?


Dr. Nicole Haeusler and Maeve O’Brien supported by guest speaker






12.15 – 13.15 Lunch break
13.15 – 14.15 Group work on sustainable practices: How can you implement sustainable practices in your businesses?

(e.g. energy/waste/water management, sustainable procurement, ethical marketing, capacity building of staff)


supported by Dr. Nicole Haeusler and Maeve O’Brien

14.15 – 15.00 Presentation and complementation Participants
15.15 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 16.00 Demand /target groups for sustainable tourism Dr. Nicole Haeusler
16.00 – 16.45 The move from package tours to experimental tours – what makes a unique travel experience? Maeve O’Brien
16.45 – 17.00 Summary, feedback – what next? Dr. Nicole Haeusler and Maeve O’Brien & GIZ


Who can join? All tourism stakeholders such as tour Operators, Hoteliers, Guides, Restaurant owners – whoever is interested to learn more about sustainable/responsible tourism

Max. number of participants: 15

Where: EJTDP Hub

Language: English

This is an in-person workshop that will take place in our Jerusalem office.

Kindly note that you must register below in order to take part in this workshop.

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September 21
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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