2014 Green Tourism Conference

Villa Roma Resort

356 Villa Roma Road, Callicoon, NY 12723

Monday, April 7- Tuesday, April 8 2014

Starting at $99 per person! Pre-registration ends April 3.

ECCE Bed and Breakfast overlooking the Delaware River

Who should attend?

Regional lodging facilities, food service businesses, tourism agencies, “eco” product suppliers and recreational activity businesses who are interested in learning how to become more economically and environmentally sustainable, as well as students pursuing careers in hospitality, food service, tourism marketing or environmental stewardship are encouraged to attend.


What if my business isn't green? Can I still attend?

Know that there are many shades of green! Whether you are a lodging facility just grasping recycling, a restaurant wanting to source local food, or a business in the process of energy upgrades, there is always room for improvement! Going green is a journey, and we welcome all shades to this conference!


View our most recent press release.



Kayaking the rapids
What's Included in Conference Admission?

Registrants will be entitled to attend the Monday “Taste of the Region” reception, entry to the exhibit hall and information center, Tuesday’s recognition luncheon, and be given a choice of trainings and workshops. Each attendee will be given a custom coupon package for regional products and services valued at $100, plus an information packet of events, sites, tours and fun stops to explore en route to or from the Villa Roma.




Conference Schedule At-A-Glance

Click here to download and print the conference brochure, or view the brochure online.


*TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders is a 3 tiered program which recognizes lodging properties who practice and can verify environmental best practices. This training will teach how to qualify for the program.


**A Green Ambassador is an existing employee of a lodging, food service or retail facility trained in customer  service and on how to locate events and activities in the region, and convey this information to guests.


Our Sponsors


Delaware River Highlands     Hospitality Green     DCNR


Pocono Mountain Visitors Buerau     Sullivan County Visitors Association     Sullivan Renaissance



Ticket Costs


Conference admission starting at $99 per person!*


Conference Admission for 6+ people  $99/person
Conference Admission for 1-5 people  $109/person



*Discounted rate for 6 or more attendees who register together. Hotel rooms are sold separately.


To Register

*Pre-registration ends April 3 at 5pm. After that date, you may register and pay at the conference.

  1. Register Online
  2. Download the Attendee Registration Form, or
  3. Call HospitalityGreen at 845-798-9468845-798-9468.


Hotel Accommodations

We are proud to be able to host this conference at the Villa Roma, not only because it is a beautifully renovated, all-inclusive resort hotel in pastoral Callicoon, NY, but because they are starting on their journey to green. In March of 2013, the Villa Roma enrolled in HospitalityGreen’s Green Concierge Certification® Program, and they joined the Green Lodging Partnership, a project of the Conservancy. View photos of the property and amenities available to overnight visitors at


Villa Roma Conference Hotel Room Prices


Single Occupancy Hotel Room




Double Occupancy Hotel Room



To reserve your hotel room, Register Online or download the Attendee Registration Form.

Directions to the Conference

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“The purpose of the conference is to unite our geographical neighbors around a common cause, to promote sustainable tourism and a pride of place.”

About the conference organizers:

The Green Tourism Working Group is a public-private sector collaboration group initiated and chaired by Sue Currier of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and Evadne Giannini of HospitalityGreen LLC, and is comprised of tourism associations, economic development organizations, state agencies and local foundations from five counties of New York; Delaware, Greene, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster and three counties of Pennsylvania; Wayne, Monroe and Pike. The interstate collaboration has been initiated in order to increase regional revenue through sustainable tourism initiatives.


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