#ESTC2011 Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference: Reasons to Get to Hilton Head Island in September
Bethany Qualls | Aug 25, 2011
Five years strong, the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) has even more to offer in 2011. A unique annual conference based on sharing practical solutions to advance sustainability in the tourism industry, the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference draws everyone from the mayor of America’s most sustainable city to the founder of the world’s largest adventure company, top authors to business visionaries. This year the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference will be held on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, September 19-21. You’ll be guaranteed a wide variety of tourism industry pioneers and influencers sharing inspiring, innovative ideas and solutions in today’s tourism; will you be part of the over 500 business leaders there?
Hilton Head Island has a long history of environmental sensitivity as it strives to preserve its natural beauty while thriving as a popular American tourism destination. Conference attendees at ESTC will be able to participate in hands-on field sessions around the island to see local sustainability initiatives in action from beach renourishment to sustainable golf courses. A culinary showcase, special interest workshops, and a variety of speakers and sessions address the many facets of ecotourism from those in the know. Pre-conference workshops on authentic ecolodges and sea island ecotourism and sustainability are the perfect compliment to the conference tracks of business sustainability practices; conservation and communities; partnerships in press, policy, and politics; and places and experiences. Don’t miss keynote speaker Fabien Cousteau, ocean explorer, environmental activist, and grandson of legend Jacques Cousteau.
There’s still time to register for this year’s Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference, with student discounts and day passes available. Families are also welcome. Be part of the visionaries leading tourism towards a more sustainable future while meeting others in the industry with similar goals. It’s no wonder that ESTC is known as an unparalleled networking and knowledge-sharing experience.
About the Author: A teacher, traveler, student of languages, and wrangler of words, Bethany harbors a love of helping others find information and communicate it in the clearest way possible. She has taught English as a foreign language in France, Serbia, and the U.S., maintained records for archeological excavations in Greece and Turkey, proofread or edited almost every kind of document known to humankind. When not finding even more delicious food at the latest restaurant or reading in the sporadic San Francisco sunshine (an art to itself) she loves storytelling, biking, and bringing people together. She finds that conferences are often a concentrated milieu for finding interesting folks and is currently working on a MA in English Literature at SFSU.