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World Green Tourism exhibition will kick start in November

September 27, 2010

WAM Abu Dhabi, Sept. 27th, 2010 (WAM) -- The World Green Tourism conference and exhibition will hold its first session at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from November 22-24 under the patronage of Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA).

World Green Tourism Abu Dhabi is the first global event in the Arabian Gulf dedicated to the investment and development of sustainable tourism. It will bring together regional and international tourism authorities, urban city planners, hotels and resorts, property developers, airlines, key associations, tour operators, green products suppliers, museums and heritage sites organisations, and universities involved in sustainable tourism.

Gopinath Parayil, the 36-year-old founder and chief executive of India's leading responsible travel company The Blue Yonder, has joined the powerful speaker platform for November's World Green Tourism Abu Dhabi conference and exhibition.

"Parayil is something of a pioneer whose innovation has now been recognised with the 2007 Cond Nast Traveler World Savers Award and the prestigious Responsible Tourism Award," explained Rick Theobald of Streamline Group Marketing which is organising the event. "He will be able to demonstrate the proven case for socio-Economics and how responsible tourism can aid heritage survival, which is important to the modernising communities of the Middle East." The Blue Yonder's tours has created work for locals in the Bharatapuzha River region with residents now working as tour guides, folk musicians, ritualistic healers, artisans, interpreters and boatmen. The tours also raised much needed funds for the Nila Foundation which works to revive and regenerate the dying river. The Blue Yonder has since gone on to launch responsible cultural and heritage tours to Karnataka, Sikkim, Spiti Valley, Sunderbans and Rajasthan.

Another industry pioneer, the adventure-travel entrepreneur Bruce Poon Tip who founded the award-winning Gap Adventures, is to deliver a key note address at the event, which will run at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from November 22-24.


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