The 8th Baltic Sea Tourism Forum was held in Gdańsk between 22-23rd September 2015. The event was organized by the Polish Ministry of Sport and Tourism and the Pomorskie Voivodeship in close cooperation with the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Tourist Board and the Ministry of Economics, Construction and Tourism; Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – in its role as the coordinator of Priority Area Tourism (EUSBSR).
The annual convention brought professionals from economics, politics and academics together to examine the development of tourism in the Baltic Sea region. In 2015 the Forum focused on four thematic priority areas such as:
- Maritime Policy as a fundation for tourism development in coastal areas,
- Demands on improved and sustainable transnational cooperation in BSR tourism,
- Impact of meetings and events industry for developing the BSR as a common tourism destination
- Challenges of future trends in the XXI century and their effects on tourism.
In addition, organizations, ongoing projects and new project initiatives had possibility to present themselves with a stand during the two conference days at the Tourism Networking Village to encourage creativity, ideas and cooperation.
The presentation from the event are available under this link
Full text of Forum’s declaration is can viewed here.