Economy underpinned by tourism

Friday, 01 October 2010

The UN World Tourism Organisation has predicted the Baltic Sea region will find itself positioned between the two most vibrant tourist regions in Europe until 2020. Northern and Central/Eastern are Europe’s top tourist havens and the Baltic region is set to continue to benefit from their popularity. On Thursday May 15th, the Nordic Forum hosts Creative Tourism. At this event tourism experts from Nordic and Baltic countries will detail various experiences of tourism in the Baltic Sea Region and propose innovative solutions to the current strategy. Creative Tourism takes place in Pärnu on May 15th from 10.00-16.00.

Speakers at the forum will discuss the issues and possibilities of further promoting tourism and shed light on the search to further develop the industry in the Baltic Sea region.

Delivering the opening addresses will be Pärnu County Governer Mr Toomas Kivimägi and Director of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Estonia, Mrs Carita Pettersson.

Thomas Mielke, from the Baltic Sea Tourism Commission, will speak on integration within the Baltic Sea tourism economy. Speakers from Finland and Latvia will then elaborate on tourism innovation and the director of the University of Tartu Pärnu College speaks about Pärnu tourism clusters.

The organizers of the forum are the University of Tartu Pärnu College, Foundation Pärnumaa Tourism, the Pärnu County Government and the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Estonia.

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