Tourism is one of the most important economic factors in the Alpine region. It is in competition with other tourist destinations in and beyond Europe. Sustainable tourism offers are in increasing demand, including from guests. Improving energy efficiency thus represents a key for making tourism in the Alpine region fit for the future, while also contributing to the fight against climate change. This is a very meaningful goal in the Alps, given their high sensitivity to climate change. As the backbone of the tourism industry, the hospitality and catering sector bears a particular responsibility in this regard.
How can the hospitality sector be best supported in its energy saving efforts? What experiences have hoteliers and restaurateurs had with support programmes and energy saving efforts? To answer these questions, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) is organising a specialist dialogue as part of the current German Presidency of the Alpine Convention.
The workshop "Sustainable Economy in the Alpine Region: Climate Protection and Energy Efficiency in the Hospitality and Catering Sector” will take place on 20-21 April 2016 in Munich-Oberschleißheim (to registration).
From the programme: On the first day, participants will mainly take an inventory of existing support efforts, with the DEHOGA energy campaign naturally being included in that. On the second day, there will be many good examples from hoteliers and restaurateurs who have implemented successful measures. Additionally, participants will work on recommendations for new support measures. This is to be followed up by an excursion to the Hotel-Kompetenz-Zentrum. There, through the use of recreations of working areas, it is possible to get a clear overview of how technical systems function and how these can be consistent with design and ambience.
Participation is free, refreshments will be provided. For any questions you may have please contact Linda Mattigk and Gregor Grüttner (contact details).
You can find further information at https://alpine.adelphi.de