The Philippines, through the International School for Sustainable Tourism (ISST), is set to host the International Ecotourism Travel Mart (IETM 2023), the world’s first ecotourism-themed expo.
ISST has recently sealed its partnership with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) for the ecotourism fair, which will be held on March 29 to April 2, 2023 in Silang, Cavite.
SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio said “SEARCA and ISST share the common objective of promoting ecotourism to encourage economic productivity and income.”
Organized by the Japan-based Asian Environmental Network, the IETM 2023 will share best practices on ecotourism from global experts and provide networking opportunities for ecotourism authorities and advocates.
The first green travel mart and selling fair in the world will promote the country’s ecotourism sites, indigenous practices, and culture. It will also push for measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Expected to participate are delegates and exhibitors to showcase products and services that have a strong ecotourism component, green technology, and sustainable green practices.