10th Charter Network Meeting 2017, Italy

Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park, Italy, will host the 10th Charter Network Meeting

“Charter for Sustainable Tourism: Working to support recovery and renewal”

  • Date: 25-28 October 2017
  • Location: Isola del Gran Sasso, Italy

EUROPARC Federation, Federparchi-EUROPARC Italia, and Gran Sasso National e Monti della Laga National Park invite ALL Parks, agencies, tourism businesses and tour operators involved or interested in sustainable tourism in protected areas. Come to Isola del Gran Sasso (IT), where we will meet at the Sanctuary of San Gabriele.

In the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the theme of the meeting will be “Charter for Sustainable Tourism: Working to support recovery and renewal”.

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Pre-register today

As places are limited, you must RESERVE a place for the charter net meeting by completing the online form. A small registration fee of 75€ is payable. This fee covers your shuttles, most meals, conference facilities, excursion into Gran Sasso National Park and, of course, a full programme of exciting networking opportunities with colleagues from across Europe!

Once your place is reserved and fee paid, you will receive a full registration form, for you to indicate your arrival and departure dates (for the shuttles) and your choice of workshops.

More about the Programme

Keynote speakers will reflect on the successes and challenges of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism and workshops will enable participants to learn new ways of working, from colleagues across the Charter network.

We will celebrate with the local population of and around the Gran Sasso National Park, their work towards becoming a sustainable destination; especially important after the events that affected the area last year.

We will learn also of new exciting developments in the life of the Charter for Sustainable Tourism, especially regarding the rebranding!


1. Between Communication and Promotion: Give Voice to Sustainable Destinations Communications and Marketing of the Charter

2. The revival of a territory: tourism between opportunities and challenges for sustainable development

3. Building partnerships: the role of local businesses

4. Protected Areas Sustainable Tourist Destinations: Promotion and Sale of Tourist Packages

5. Gathering the evidence: Data, Indicators and Monitoring for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas

Travel and Accommodation

There are many low-cost flights to Rome-Fiumicino. We will provide transfer from the airport to the meeting venue at the following time:

25th October, Wednesday
Departure from Rome-Fiumicino airport – 16:00
Estimated time of arrival at Isola Gran Sasso – 18:00

28th October, Saturday
Departure from Isola Gran Sasso after breakfast directly to the Field trip (participants should bring their luggage in the morning – after lunch, the shuttle will go directly to Rome-Fiumicino airport)

Estimated time of arrival at Rome-Fiumicino airport: 15:30

You will also find good deals on hotels in Isola del Gran Sasso, many for under 50€ per night. It will be a cost effective and rewarding event! All information about available accommodation can be found in the official invitation (download below).

The Charter network meeting is the gathering of Sustainable Destinations awarded with the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas and is organised every 2 years. Soon, the final programme will be available.