The 2nd International GGN Press Conference in the International Tourism Bourse in Berlin, followed the ITB 2018 Opening Press Conference and it was the only other Press Event happening on March 6th, reaching the interest of the journalists in a day empty from other communication events.
The GGN Press Conference was officially announced by ITB to all journalists at the end of the official ITB Opening Press Conference.
At the GGN Press Conference participated 70 journalists from main German and International media.
After the presentation of the coordinator of the GGN Press Conference Mr. Traeger the following presentations took place:
Prof. Nickolas Zouros, GGN President: “UNESCO Global Geoparks as Sustainable Destinations”
Dr. Kristin Rangnes, GGN Treasurer : UNESCO Global Geoparks and Geotourism Development
Dr. Marie-Luise Frey, GGN ExB: “Collaboration of World Heritage Sites and Global Geoparks Network for Sustainable Tourism”
The journalists were greeted by
Armindo Jacinto, Mayor and President of Naturtejo UNESCO Global Geopark
Zhang Jilu, Funiushan UNESCO Global Geopark Administration Representative.
All three presentations covered important topics such as:
The Geopark concept
The UNESCO Global Geoparks
The Global Geoparks Network
Geoparks and sustainable tourism
Which are the tourist products that Geoparks are bringing to the tourism market?
Geopark common projects (Interreg – Drifting Apart, INTERREG – Danube Geo Tour, INTERREG – Atlantic, INTERREG Insular Geoparks GEO-IN, Erasmus + Geopark Project, Erasmus + GEOclimHOME, Erasmus + ESTEAM, etc)
Geoparks networking, cooperation and twinning agreements