Workshop in frame of the QNeSt project
On Friday 23 November 2018 Turistica hosted the workshop in frame of the QNeST project (Quality Network on Sustainable Tourism). The main guest was Henrique Ramos, an environmentalist from the Azores, who is currently visiting Slovenia.
The main goal of the project is to raise the quality standards in the field of sustainable tourism, promotion activities and networking between tourism providers. Henrique Ramos talked about sea pollution, the problem of microplastics and waste in connection with tourism. The latter is a double-edged sword, because on one part, it raises the economy and on the other, it represents a high risk for the environment.
Like Slovenia, the Azores do not want mass tourism. They want to be a green destination. The project manager dr. Marko Kukanja stressed the brand GREEN SLOVENIA, which is already well-established and popular around the world.
In the frame of the workshop, Turistica organised a promotional event as well, visiting the fish farm Fonda, which is well-known as an example of good practice – not only for networking between tourism providers but also arranging sustainable tourism. With the Atlas vessel, powered by solar energy, we visited the pools and shellfish farm. We found out why the Piran sea brass is so special and of delicious taste, how the sea farm carefully chooses the offspring, how and with what fish are fed, how long a sea brass grows, how long do mussels live and how to really recognise fresh fish.
We kindly invite you to attend the 2nd Workshop in frame of the project QNeST (Quality Network on Sustainable Tourism), which will be carried out on 23 November 2018 at UP FTŠ Turistica, classroom nr. 001.
In the first part we will host the professional in the fisheries sector Henrique Ramos, who will hold a lecture about Sustainable development of fisheries areas (in English language), and in the second part Jana Apih (GoodPlace) will present the Green scheme of Slovenian tourism (in Slovenian Language).
Location: UP, Fakulteta za turistične študije – TURISTICA, Obala 11a, Portorož, classroom nr. 001
9:30 – 10:00 Gathering and morning coffee
10:00 – 11:30 Sustainable development of fisheries areas (Henrique Ramos)
11:30 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 13:00 SLOVENIA GREEN (national and certification programme) (Jana Apih) * in Slovenian