Postponed: Charter Network Meeting & Star Awards

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Due to the uncertainties still posed by the coronavirus pandemic, we had to cancel our meeting in Sabugal, Portugal and postpone the 2021 Star Awards.

Twenty years ago, a group of Protected Areas and tourism professionals came together to create a new way of working, that would seek to build sustainable destinations, that were Good for Nature and Good for People. This was the beginning of the Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas, now with 107 destinations in 15 countries.

We had hoped that we could welcome our network – albeit with restrictions – during the ECST Network Meeting in Sabugal from the 14th till 16th of September to celebrate this joyous occasion. However, due to developments of the coronavirus, we have decided to cancel the meeting. It is with a heavy heart, but we know canceling is the wisest thing to do in these uncertain times. Nonetheless, we will be sure to offer you further opportunities for exciting exchanges, either online or face to face, when the situation becomes more secure. Besides, who says that we cannot celebrate our 20 Years Anniversary a year later? 🙂

Additionally, the Star Awards will have to be postponed to better times as well. Unfortunately, we did not receive the number of candidates we were expecting. Of course, we fully understand that this is not the best time to apply for an award, but do stay tuned as we will provide other opportunities to showcase the sustainability of your area and business!