The Geoparks booth is awarded the 3rd Best Exhibitor Award at the International Tourism Bourse in Berlin (5-9 March 2014)

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The Global Geoparks Network (GGN) booth received the 3rd Best Exhibitor Award in the NGO/NPO category at the International Tourism Bourse (ITB) Berlin. The selection followed a rigorous evaluation process by Cologne Business School. The awards ceremony took place during a gala presentation attended by government ministers and representatives from the tourism sector.

ITB Berlin is the world’s most important tourism trade fair and the leading business-to-business platform for the tourism industry. It attracts more than 170,000 visitors, including 113,000 trade visitors representing 11,000 companies from 180 countries. Over the last few years, GGN has maintained a consistent presence at ITB Berlin, promoting Global Geoparks as destinations of excellence in sustainable tourism.

This year GGN was represented by several Global Geoparks: Basque Coast in Spain; Bohemian Paradise in Czech Republic; Harz – Brunswick Land – Eastphalia, Terra Vita and Vulkaneifel in Germany; Naturtejo in Portugal; and Rokua in Finland. The Geoparks booth acted as an information resource for regions and countries looking to learn more about Geoparks and the opportunities they present for sustainable tourism development.

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