Regenerative Tourism in our Great Outdoors

Category: Workshop

A three hour workshop on regenerative tourism will be facilitated by Tina O’Dwyer from The Tourism Space in La Mon Hotel and Country Club Newtownards, on Thursday 13th June from 10am until 1pm.

What is Regenerative Tourism?

Regenerative Tourism goes beyond sustainable tourism, aiming not only to minimise negative impacts but also to actively contribute to the restoration and regeneration of ecosystems, communities, and cultural heritage. Regenerative tourism focuses on fostering positive relationships between tourists, host communities, and the natural environment, while also promoting long-term resilience and well-being for all stakeholders involved.

What will the learning outcomes be?

  • Principles of regeneration and how they apply to tourism
  • Going beyond sustainability to regeneration
  • Hallmarks of a regenerative business and experience
  • Outlining how Nature and Community are key stakeholders in tourism

This session will delve into the transformative potential of regenerative tourism within outdoor environments. Attendees will be introduced to the concept of regenerative tourism, tracing its evolution, and exploring real-world applications. Through engaging discussions, participants will uncover how tourism can become a force for positive change in both local communities and ecosystems, with a special focus on the outdoor sector. A captivating case study on the Burren Ecotourism Network will underscore the significance of collaborative efforts and stakeholder engagement in achieving regenerative success within outdoor destinations.

Tina has been at the forefront of sustainable and regenerative approaches to tourism development in Ireland for nearly 15 years. Her award-winning work with the Burren Ecotourism Network and the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark 2011-2018, saw her emerge as a pragmatic and motivational change-maker in the field. She went on to set up The Tourism Space, a platform for inspiring leadership and change in tourism. The business partners with public sector agencies, industry governing bodies and other development groups in Ireland and the UK, facilitating and co-creating bespoke solutions that are regenerative, collaborative and place-centred.

Tickets are priced at £35 and with only a limited number of tickets available we advise early booking. 

If you need to arrange PO but would like your place held for you, please email Ethan@out-scape.com.

Please note this session will only run provided there is sufficient interest.

Cost

£35.00

Location

La Mon Hotel
41 Gransha Rd, Comber, Belfast

Organizer

Tourism NI

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