20-22 May, Gozo-Malta: Event of the Year on Coastal Tourism!

The event of the year on coastal & maritime tourism will be held on 20-22 May on the beautiful Maltese archipelago.

On 20 May, the Maltese Ministry for Gozo is hosting the QualityCoast Event with a day trip on Gozo island, showing delegates their efforts for green and sustainable tourism. Then the QualityCoast Awards 2013 will be announced. Everyone interested in attending the QualityCoast Event, please contact secretariat@eucc.net. Arrival on Gozo on Sunday 19 May is then advised.

On 21 and 22 May  the 6th edition of European Maritime Day Conference will be held in Valletta, Malta. On 21 May the EMD Conference will stage debates about tourism and other maritime issues. On 22 May there will be many parallel workshops. EUCC’s QualityCoast workshop will present success stories and best practices in a number of QualityCoast destinations, illustrating how a focus on sustainable tourism contributes to environmental  as well as economic objectives in and around the destination. For the EMD Conference 21-22 May in Valetta, check http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/maritimeday.

QualityCoast is the largest international certification program for sustainable tourism destinations. Since 2007, already 125 tourism destinations in 23 countries have been selected for a QualityCoast Award: coastal towns, resorts and islands. As from 2013, destinations from all around the world can apply for a QualityCoast Award.