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t nearly 10 percent of the global GDP, tourism is the world’s largest industry, possessing the power to directly impact every living being and every issue our global community faces. With [...]
t nearly 10 percent of the global GDP, tourism is the world’s largest industry, possessing the power to directly impact every living being and every issue our global community faces.
With great power comes great responsibility: The travel industry shows an immense amount of potential for positive impact on a global scale.
Travel+SocialGood is here to usher in the travel industry of the future; when all travel will have a positive economic, environmental, cultural and social impact for traveler, destination and resident.
We are convening 150 visionaries at the nexus of travel, tech and social enterprise for our third Global Summit in New York City. Together, we will tackle the core challenge our industry faces:
How do we mainstream sustainable tourism?
Hosted at the United Nations in partnership with the coalition of member states who made 2017 the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism, we aim to ignite actionable change by convening the best and brightest. Some confirmed leaders include:
• Ambassadors from the United Nations: Representing the nations who pushed for 2017 as the Year of Sustainable Travel
• Arnie Weissmann: Editor In Chief at Travel Weekly
• Sue Stephenson: VP of Impact at Ritz Carlton
• Costas Christ: Founder of Beyond Green
• Tom Marchant: Founder of Black Tomato
• Randy Durband: CEO of Global Sustainable Tourism Council
• Rainer Jenss: Founder and President of Family Travel Association
• Norie Quintos: Editor at Large at National Geographic Travel
• Danny Marx: Director of Engagement at Hostelling International
• Bryan Kinkade: Publisher at AFAR
• Dave Krugman: Chief Creative Officer at Beautiful Destinations
• Kristin Lamoureux: Associate Dean at NYU
The agenda of the global Summit will focus on talks led by the UN Nation States who pushed for 2017 as the Year of Sustainable Travel, design-thinking activations led by The GREEN Program, and carefully curated speaking sessions from experts within the industry.
Through a mix of talks and activations centered around the main design-thinking session, our goal is to conclude the 2016 Summit with a realistic roadmap to push the travel industry toward its potential as a catalyst for positive impact: the Travel Sustainable Development Goals.
The main day, Friday, will consist of two portions:
Morning (9 AM – 1 PM), Conference Hall: Inspirational talks and an introduction to the challenge.
The morning will include of talks by ambassadors from the host nations, an introductory talk on impact in travel by Gloal Sustainable Tourism Council CEO Randy Durband, Case studies on the success of impact in the travel space by leaders such as Sue Stephenson of the Ritz Carton, and more.
Afternoon (1 PM – 4 PM) 4th floor gallery: The design-thinking session
Nourished by a healthy lunch, our 150 chosen attendees will divide into action-teams of 4, and guided by a team of design-thinking experts, will work on solutions for the industry’s greatest challenge, using a formula similar to the one that produced actionable solutions in last year’s summit. Those solutions will be collected and published in a dedicated white paper drafted by NYU.
4-5 PM, Conference Hall: Summary and final words.
The day before the Summit (Thursday, May 12) registered attendees will also be invited to a series of experiential tours and activations throughout the city of New York, meant to exemplify what impact in travel means. Private tours site visits, and other experiences will be made available to our 150 guests at no extra cost.
The Travel+SocialGood team leads with a passionate, optimistic, inclusive voice, and our global community of changemakers is convinced we can transform the travel industry into a force for good.
Launched in partnership with the UN Foundation and +SocialGood in 2013, Travel+SocialGood has grown from its original Summit into a nonprofit and global community with Hubs in more than 20 cities worldwide. Through our initiatives, TSG is building a collaborative community that provides the tools and network to help catalyze our industry’s next leaders.
TSG is an unfunded nonprofit run by the support and dedication of our passionate volunteers. We’ve set a $200,000 fundraising goal for the year in order to create an online platform for the Travel+SocialGood Academy — the first universally applicable and affordable platform for gaining a practical education on building impact into every aspect of the travel industry.
The Academy focuses on providing an outlet to learn from experts and thought leaders who can share actionable insight for three major tracks: travel/hospitality, business and content creation. Academy sessions have been hosted by local Hubs at in-person events, and last year, TSG curated a full day of courses from more than 30 speakers for our first-ever Academy Day, hosted in New York City.
We want to create an online platform so that these courses are accessible to our entire global community, a network made up of Hubs based in more than 20 cities worldwide.
We’ve based our ticket sales on a suggested donation, and will provide our community with radical transparency regarding both expenses and fundraising. Based the suggested price of $500 per ticket for 150 attendees, 54% will go toward fundraising for the online Academy (with approximately ¼ funded), 33% toward Summit costs (estimated $25,000 total) and 13% toward TSG overhead ($10,000 goal toward covering costs like legal and accounting, email/site maintenance, and incidentals for events).
The 2016 Global Summit is invite-only.
May 12 (Thursday) - June 13 (Monday)
New York, NY 10017, United States
Travel Social Good
Sigtuna invites you to the third Green Tourism CAMP Scandinavia 26th-27th May. Since 2013 Sigtuna has, in collaboration with GMIC, arranged a BarCamp about sustainability within tourism, meeting and event [...]
Sigtuna invites you to the third Green Tourism CAMP Scandinavia 26th-27th May. Since 2013 Sigtuna has, in collaboration with GMIC, arranged a BarCamp about sustainability within tourism, meeting and event industries. The idea was born when we, Destination Sigtuna, attended a German sustainability meeting, a so-called BarCamp. After attending this new kind of meeting, we felt inspired to create Scandinavia’s first Green Tourism CAMP in Sigtuna.
What is a BarCamp? It is an ”non-conference” where the participants create the agenda. The result from the previous BarCamps were fantastic involvement and engagement from all the participants, a generous exchange of knowledge about sustainability and networking on a high level.
On the 26-27 of May we will finally meet again in this creative and inventive meeting format to discuss important issues about sustainability. The main language is Swedish but all participants understand English.
Contact Camilla Zedendahl if you have any questions. The number of participants is restricted – first come, first served! Sign up here: http://www.conferencemanager.se/barcamp2016
26 (Thursday) 9:30 AM - 27 (Friday) 4:00 PM
Rektor Cullbergs Väg 1, 193 23, Sigtuna, Sweden
Main language is Swedish, but all the participants understand English
Destination Sigtuna AB in collaboration with GMIC Sweden.
Informal meet up in London for Responsible & Sustainable Tourism professionals.
The first Tuesday of every month.
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(Tuesday) 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM