Sustainable Tourism Mobility Forum

27 May 2024 09:00-17:30 BUas Campus

At this Forum we discuss the key catalysts and bottlenecks for international and national sustainable tourism mobility. You get inspired by the stories of the frontrunners in sustainable mobility. And we set the first steps in establishing a roadmap for sustainable tourism mobility (in the Netherlands).

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The Sustainable Tourism Mobility Forum on 27 May 2024 in Breda, hosted by Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas) and the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions (NBTC). In collaboration with CELTH, Polis, NECSTouR, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, we aim to address the challenges of carbon emissions in the tourism industry. We will focus on the necessary transition and solutions to more sustainable tourism transportation modes like rail, coaches, and cycling. 


Forum themes 

Through this Forum we bring together European transport and tourism stakeholders with speakers from Austria, Germany, France and the Netherlands. We will discuss sustainable pathways for long-haul and local tourism mobility, as well as business mobility.  


For the theme of long-haul and local tourism mobility, we will explore: 

  • collaboration between tour operators and rail transport providers,  
  • experiences with night train operations,  
  • realities behind decarbonisation in the aviation industry and its impacts on the tourism sector 
  • experiences from integration of tourism into urban and rural mobility planning 
  • the role of consumers in shaping sustainable tourism mobility needs. 

We will inspire each other through the approach that France took to the development of mobility for the Olympic Games (summer 2024). Austria is following suit by facilitating night trains and will focus on directions of the future Dutch tourism and leisure mobility policy.  

Business mobility will be addressed by looking into modern technologies to reduce business travel and by exploring possibilities for cross-learning between business and leisure tourism. To this end, you will be triggered by modern technology in our XR Stage (Virtual Production Studio). We will learn and get inspired by the experiences from the Travel Smart Campaign, led by Transport & Environment within a coalition of partners across Europe, North America and Asia. 


For whom 

This event aims to unite public authorities, industry players, start-ups, and universities at national, regional and European levels in tourism and transport. 


More information 

Please check out the event page for more information about the programme, moderators and panel members.  


No costs 

The Forum is free of charge, but participants will be accepted only by registration. To confirm your attendance, we kindly ask you to fill in the registration form by 13 May 2024. We encourage sustainable travel options to this event, underlining the fact that we are not only talking, but also acting on sustainable mobility.