Baltic Sea Tourism Forum (BSTF)

The Baltic Sea Tourism Forum is the most important annual tourism platform for tourism stakeholders from around the whole Baltic Sea region. Initiated by Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in 2008, the Forum has attracted an ever growing number of participants from various levels and background of activity: tourist boards, (sectoral) associations, regional public authorities, national public authorities, EU representatives, academia and, increasingly, tourism enterprises. In 2015 the Forum was organized under the auspices of the Polish Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States and was supported by the Ministry of Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Poland. The organization of the Forum is a joint effort of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Tourist Board, Policy Area Tourism and the respective host region. Moreover, other interested stakeholders can get involved to organize workshops.


2017 2-3 November Turku Finland City of Turku
2016 19-20 October Pärnu Estonia Tartu University – Pärnu College
2015 22-23 September Gdansk Poland Ministry of Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Poland
2014 1-2 October Karlskrona Sweden Region Blekinge
2013 25-26 September Ringstedt Denmark Visit East Denmark
2012 14-15 November Rostock Germany  
2011   Sopot Poland  
2010   Kaliningrad Russian Federation  
2009   Vilnius Lithuania  
2008   Rostock Germany  

Baltic Sea Tourism Forum

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10th Baltic Sea Tourism Forum 2-3 November 2017, Turku

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EU Funding for the Tourism Sector

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Guide on EU Funding for the Tourism Sector 2014-2020

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Sustainability in Tourism

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Promoting a sustainable development of the sector

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Sustainable Blue Growth Agenda

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Developing an implementation strategy for the agenda

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