GreenBiz Group will host a Sustainable Tourism Summit during its VERGE Hawaii: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, which returns to Honolulu on June 20-22. The Summit will be produced in collaboration with the Hawaii Tourism Authority and global NGO, Sustainable Travel International, and will take place on Wednesday, June 21.
Tourism is one of the fastest-growing business sectors in the world and the primary industry and producer of jobs for many island economies and developing nations, including Hawaii.
Many of tourism’s leaders, including the Hawaii Tourism Authority, are committed to seeing the industry grow sustainably while also generating increased global awareness about the need to preserve natural resources and perpetuate native cultures.
“We envision Hawaii being a global leader in showing destinations worldwide how unique, welcoming travel experiences can be created for visitors while Hawaii’s environment is preserved and its culture treasured by generations to come,” said George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority. “We are pleased to support the launch of the Sustainable Tourism Summit at VERGE Hawaii. It’s vital that tourism leaders from the Hawaiian Islands and around the world come together to build a healthier, more sustainable tourism industry.”
This is an excerpt from an article first published by Sustainable Travel International. Read the original article here: Global Tourism Stakeholders To Convene At Sustainability Summit.