Blue Flag National Operator Meeting 2016 in San Juan, Puerto Rico - 13 and 14 October 

Each year, all Blue Flag National Operators from the network meet to discuss and exchange about the technicalities of the programme, the strategy, best practices and other issues. This 2016 edition took place in the Municipality of San Juan in Puerto Rico.

Over 40 participants attended the two-days meeting and enjoyed excursions to Blue Flag beaches, marina and ecotourism activities in beautiful Puerto Rico. The focus this year was on the newest Blue Flag development: awarding the sustainable boating tourism operators, as a means to take further action in the marine sustainability. Many countries brought to the table their best national expertise to inspire others.

We wish to thank the Blue Flag National Operator, Organizacion Pro Ambiente Sustentable, the municipality of San Juan and all the sponsors involved for the warm welcome and the fantastic venue!

Picture Credit: Blue Flag International