VISITFLANDERS ensured that on 12 and 13 September 2019 as part of the Travelling to Tomorrow summit in Bruges, interested parties from the hotel and guest house sector were given the opportunity to offer their ideas about the best approaches. The outlining of three interesting initiatives – Kamping Kontakt, Tabanaa and the innovative concepts from the Accor Group, which focuses on sustainability, the neighbourhood's sense of community and the well-being of their employees – offered a starting point for an interesting afternoon, packed full of ‘flourishing’ ideas.
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While WWI tourism is one way of preserving heritage and its history, it should also allow for meaningfulness and reflection. Stefaan Gheysen (Director General Westtoer), Stephen Lodewyck (Programme coordinator Centenary of the Great War) and Koen Defour (Researcher Westtoer Knowledge Centre) explain how the Westtoer team achieved this in remembrance tourism (2014-2018) during the Travelling to Tomorrow summit on 12 and 13 September 2019 in Bruges.
Rob Hopkins is best known as the founder of the Transition Network, a radically hopeful and community-driven approach to creating resilient societies powered by community-based imagination and locally generated energy. Since forming the Transition Town Network in Tones, England in 2005, Rob has witnessed and nourished several thousand initiatives in over 40 countries and has also overseen the development of numerous practical tools to assist communities in becoming better equipped to shape their own destiny.
Daniel Christian Wahl is an international consultant and educator specialising in regional regeneration, biologically-inspired whole systems design, and transformative innovation. At the Travel to Tomorrow-summit Daniel Wahl spoke about 'Tourism as a catalyst for regional regeneration & climate resilience'.