09:45 – 10:30 Transforming Travel (ENG)
The travel industry has the potential to make lasting positive change. What can the industry improve Its impact on society and the environment, while also inspiring more tourists to enjoy sustainable ways of travelling and experiencing the places we visit? Both optimistic and realistic, this is a story of tourism transformed. Drawing together innovative examples from hotels, tours companies and destinations, it offers opportunities to engage positively with everything from overtourism and plastic waste to migration, wellbeing and climate change, and all through developing richer, more authentic ways of experiencing the world.
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11:30 – 12:00 Sustainability Panel discussion Sustainability: Directions to climate neutrality in tourism (ENG)
Climate change is one of the most urgent issues in travel & tourism. And the travel industry needs to take its responsibility to reduce the carbon footprint of travelling. On the way to carbon neutrality there will be many challenges ahead for the tourism sector. This interactive panel discussion with experts and the audience will be providing directions to taking practical measures and actions to reducing the carbon footprint of travel.
Jeremy Smith is an expert in tourism and sustainability. His latest book – Transforming Travel – Realising the Potential of Sustainable Tourism (2018) – draws together stories from the world’s most inspirational travel companies to create a positive framework for the industry’s future. He is editor of sustainable tourism newswire Travindy.com; writes regularly for industry publications, including WTM, WTTC and ATTA; and collaborates with anyone looking to develop tourism more sustainably.