The goal was set for a cleaner future when The Baltic Sustainable Cruise Conference 2019 took place on May 7th.
The conference was opened by the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, who stressed the importance of maintaining the balance between the increasing cruise tourism in the Baltic Sea Region and the impact on the cities - both in terms of the environment but also the impact on the cities’ inhabitants.
But becoming the world’s most sustainable cruise destination is a matter of group effort. Thus, 29 Cruise Baltic destinations signed the crucial ‘Cruise Baltic Sustainability Manifesto’, a future cornerstone for creating the world’s top sustainable cruise destination.
And the topic of sustainable tourism is hotter than ever! The conference attracted 169 participants for a great day debating the impacts of the cruise tourism in the Baltic Sea Region and how to ensure that the Baltic Sea Region becomes the most sustainable cruise destination in the world with every guest leaving as little a footprint as possible.
The Baltic Sustainable Cruise Conference 2019 took place at Langelinie Pavillonen in Copenhagen – with direct view to the cruise terminals at the port.
Photos by Morten Hermansen
Behind the conference: Cruise Baltic, Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, City of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Malmö Port – and Maritime Development Center as organizing partners.