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6th Global Geoparks Network (GGN) conference

6th Global Geoparks Network (GGN) conference

The spectacular autumn colours of Atlantic Canada, formed the backdrop to the biennial GGN conference, hosted this year by the Stonehammer Geopark of Saint John and the Bay of Fundy in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. Touch TD again presented results from its on-going work around the world of Geoparks. This time we joined […]

SATTE New Delhi 2014

SATTE New Delhi 2014

SATTE exhibition and conference is ‘South Asia’s leading travel and tourism event’, and takes centre stage in the heart of New Delhi every January. As part of the busy programme organised and facilitated by UNWTO’s Silk Road programme director, Alla Peressolova, Jonathan was invited to speak on the theme of The Indian tourism jigsaw: Working […]

Planning, Forethought and Vision in Icelandic Tourism

Planning, Forethought and Vision in Icelandic Tourism

At the invitation of the Icelandic Tourist Board Julie gave a keynote paper at their conference Planning, Forethought and Vision in Icelandic Tourism, held in Selfoss this October. The one-day conference tackled the question of how to balance Iceland’s success in growing its tourist numbers with its long-term sustainability, and was a stimulating and well-supported […]

EPIC – the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference

EPIC – the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference

Since 2005, ethnographers and applied anthropologists have been convening to explore and promote the use of social science theory and thick data methods in commercial contexts. Most of these EPIC events have been held in the USA, but in September this year Touch TD joined the international gathering of ethnographers for three days of EPIC […]

12th European Geoparks Network (EGN) conference

12th European Geoparks Network (EGN) conference

Touch TD were pleased to participate again at the EGN conference, hosted this year by the Cilento and Vallo di Diano Geopark in the Campania region of Italy. With the European network now expanded to 58 individual geoparks stretching over all corners of the continent, this annual gathering is the key event to meet, learn […]

PM4SD Training

PM4SD Training

During the summer Touch TD’s core staff successfully participated in the UK’s first outing of a new project management mechanism and formal qualification process called Project Management for Sustainable Development (PM4SD). This exciting initiative is seeking to ensure that tourism projects are designed and managed more sustainably and build a stronger focus on achieving and […]