“Together in the Other Direction – Linking host communities and sustainable tourism and travel practitioners”.

Together in the ‘Other direction’
Conference on sustainable tourism
September 10th & 11th 2015

Kabani – the other direction has now reached its 10th year of action and facilitation. It was in May 2005 that we officially registered as a not-for-profit organization to work and campaign for a tourism which is sustainable and just.

We initiated this organization as a creative space for likeminded people to work together for a meaningful change, with a call for a grassroots transformation of the tourism industry in India. Today, Kabani represents the culmination of many years of experience, expertise, community outreach and passionate dreaming.

As a voluntary initiative, in all these10 years we went through many challenges, felt happy in our achievements, learnt from our mistakes, had many ups and downs, welcomed new ideas and diverse involvement. At this juncture we would love to share our experiences, achievements and aspirations with a larger audience.

We are organizing a get together of tourism affected communities, researchers, activists, sustainable tourism practitioners, entrepreneurs, and travel enthusiasts at ‘The Bamboo Village’ Thrikkaipetta, in Wayanad district, Kerala, South India on 10th and 11th of September 2015. This gathering will bring people together – those facing the ill effects of tourism and those working on better tourism models to build a ‘Thoughtful Travel movement’. The theme of the gathering is “Together in the Other Direction – Linking host communities and sustainable tourism and travel practitioners”. The event will contain workshops, discussions, experience sharing, exposure visits, and cultural programmes on various subjects related to tourism.

Some prominent researchers, affected communities, sustainable tourism practitioners and representatives of organizations from various parts of the world have already confirmed their participation. There will be an exhibition space to showcase posters, publications, products and work to a larger audience. The event will also organise exposure trips and encourage networking among participants.

Kabani warmly invites you to be a part of the event and to share your valuable experience and meaningful suggestions in the meeting and further. Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information or clarification.