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Global Green Destinations Days 2019

 

Photo Credits: Zagreb Tourism Board – www.infozagreb.hr

This year, the main theme is ‘Green Solutions for Destinations’, and will bring together leading sustainability experts in government, business and academia in a series of workshops, field trips, in-depth sessions, and panel discussions.

Destination: Croatia

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Photo Credits: Croatia Tourism Board – https://croatia.hr/en-GB

This year’s GGDD will be held in two cities: Zagreb, the capital of Croatia andMali Lošinj, one of our Top 100 Destinations located in the Kvarner region.

Your visit to Croatia and Mali Lošinj provides excellent opportunities to visit the region and surroundings, as well as to learn from their sustainability challenges, dilemmas, and solutions.

 

WELCOME TO CROATIA

This year’s GGDD will be held in Croatia, The event will be held in two cities: Zagreb, the capital of the country and Mali Lošinj, one of our Top 100 Destinations located in the Kvarner region.

Your visit to Croatia and Mali Lošinj provides excellent opportunities to visit the region and surroundings, as well as to learn from their sustainability challenges, dilemmas, and solutions.

A panel of experts

This year’s event will bring together selected destination leaders representing globally important tourism destinations. A unique opportunity to learn from specialists in the field, to discover practical tools and solutions in sustainability issues.

Destinations and businesses are invited to propose presentations on Green Solutions for Destinations – Good practices on the following themes:

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Two of our Society for Sustainable Tourism Directors will be Guest Speakers.

 

WHERE IN CROATIA?

Zagreb (Day 0 – 1)

The capital of Croatia and one of the oldest cities in Central Europe. This city is considered the political, commercial and cultural heart of the country.

HOW TO GET THERE?

  • Zagreb is connected to the Franjo Tuđman airport with shuttle bus which drives every half hour (40 min ride). See the timetable here. The same shuttle bus is connected to Rijeka main bus station (Žabica). See the timetable here.
  • Other bus lines can be found here.

WHAT TO DO?

  • For any bookings in Zagreb, we recommend contacting Globtour Event.

WHERE TO SLEEP?

We recommend the Hilton Garden Inn*****  to stay in the city. Discounted rates to GGDD attendees will be available soon.

CONFERENCE VENUE:

Hotel Hilton Garden Inn*****, Radnička cesta 21.

More information about activities, accommodation, and practical information on www.infozagreb.hr

 

Gorski Kotar (Day 2)

Plan your visit

Photo Credits: Gorski Kotar, green heart of Kvarner! http://www.gorskikotar.hr/en/

This mountainous region was one of the 2016 Sustainable Destinations Top 100, 63% of its surface consists of forests so it is popularly known as ‘the green lungs’ of Croatia.

 

Mali Lošinj (Day 2- 3)

Photo Credits: Mali Lošinj Tourist Board https://www.visitlosinj.hr/

 

The town of Mali Lošinj is nationally considered as an example of good tourism management and sustainable practices. Here, great attention is being given to preserving its natural and cultural resources, they were elected the 2nd winner of the Best of the Mediterranean awards category in 2018 and the 3rd winner of the Best of Europe awards category in 2019.

HOW TO GET THERE?

WHERE TO SLEEP?

We recommend the  Hotel Bellevue*****  to stay on the island. Discounted rates to GGDD attendees will be available soon.

CONFERENCE VENUE:

Hotel Bellevue***** , Čikat ul. 9.

 

Plitvice Lakes (Optional)

Photo Credits: Plitvice Lakes National Park Official Website https://np-plitvicka-jezera.hr/en/

On Saturday 12 October*, you will have the possibility to visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of the oldest and largest national parks in Croatia and a UNESCO World Heritage.

*Subject to sufficient interest. Surcharge for the visit: €  20.

For more information and to register for the Global Green Destinations Days, visit the GGDD Event website.

 

Our Society for Sustainable Tourism & Development Inc.-SST offers LearningCapacity Building, Educational programs, Green Solutions and Services for public stakeholders: Destinations – LGUs and host communities;  Private stakeholders – Hotels, Resorts, Hospitality, Tour Operators and Businesses with Green Destinations, Global Leaders Program and Green Travel Guide platform to include Environmental Conservation and ComplianceGood Governance, Climate Resilience, to address global challenges of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): food security, poverty alleviation, environmental sustainability and climate resilience for the local host community.  

 

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