17-20 August 2008
Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia
The United Nations has proclaimed 2008 to be the International Year of Planet Earth. One of the central aims of the year is to "increase interest in the Earth Sciences at large".
The inaugural Global Geotourism Conference aims to:
Promote wider community awareness and protection of our geological heritage.
Bring together geoscientists, tourism practitioners, academics and protected area managers with a view to strengthening and promoting the discipline of geotourism.
Discuss the role of geotourism as an academic discipline providing the framework and training for the practical application of geotourism.
Discuss the core content of geotourism namely: geosite attractions and development, the geopark concept, visitor management and geosite/landscape interpretation and management.
To set the scene for the integration of geological attractions as an essential component of nature-based tourism and ecotourism.
who should attend
Protected area managers
Natural area interpretation staff
Local government staff responsible for the administration of natural areas
see more: www.promaco.com.au/2008/geotm