Responsible Tourism Events at ITB Asia, 19-21 October 2016


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September 12, 2016

ITB Asia Responsible Tourism

WHAT: Responsible Tourism Events at ITB Asia 2016, organized by Wild Asia
WHERE: Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
WHEN: 19-21 October 2016
HOW TO REGISTER: See information on attending ITB Asia as a Trade Visitor

ITB Asia Responsible Tourism Hub Events

Every year, ITB Asia offers experts, practitioners and pioneers a great stage for responsible tourism topics to be discussed. Wild Asia is ITB Asia’s official CSR partner, and has put together the Responsible Tourism events covering the latest trends, lessons from successful case studies and inspiring stories of sustainable businesses.

Responsible tourism events speakers and topics include:

  • Valérie Sfeir, International Coordinator, ChildSafe Movement - Tourism and Child Protection
  • Willem Niemeijer, CEO, YAANA Ventures - Community Based Tourism Ventures
  • Katie Malloy, Senior Marketing Manager, Ock Pop Tok - Fair Trade Slow Fashion and Responsible Tourism
  • Thomas Roth, Founder and President, Community Marketing and Insights - LGTB Tourism Market Research
  • Alison Curry, Marketing Technical Director, Sam Veasna Centre - Wildlife and Nature Tourism Marketing

For more information on these and more responsible tourism events, please see here.

Celebrating Responsible Tourism All Stars in Asia

Wild Asia celebrates the 10th year anniversary of its Responsible Tourism Awards this year, and is showcasing the stories of the ten award winners from across the region. This extraordinary two-hour special will showcase ten leaders and pioneers in responsible tourism throughout Asia.

At ITB Asia, Wild Asia will share a collection of short clips highlighting these stories, as well as having responsible tourism leaders share their successes and challenges in their journey towards creating a business that impacts positively on local communities and planet earth. In addition, Wild Asia will discuss key insights and lessons learned from a decade of assessing and awarding sustainable tourism businesses in Asia.

Responsible Tourism Leaders Series

TrainingAid, in partnership with Wild Asia, has organized a series of short online seminars featuring some of the past Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards participants, and sharing sharing both lessons learned from past experiences and inspirations for positively impacting the future of tourism in the region.

The recordings of these sessions are now available on-damand:

Part 1: Taking Sustainable Luxury to the Next Level
Recorded on: Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

How can luxury brands embrace sustainability and play an active role in creating sustainability solutions for the tourism industry? Learn from the internationally recognized sustainable luxury leaders who are redefining what it means to offer authentic luxury travel experiences, and demonstrating that socially and environmentally sound practices can - and should - be a key part of successful hospitality brands.

Part 2: Maximizing Community Benefits Through Social Innovation and Responsible Volunteer Travel
Recorded on: Thursday, August 4th, 2016

How can responsible tourism operators successfully adopt the social enterprise model? In this free Live Session, we’ll hear from responsible tourism leaders - PEPY Tours (Cambodia) and The Blue Yonder (India) - who have successfully implemented the social business approach, achieving growth both in terms of business success and positive community impact.

Part 3: How to Scale Up Sustainable Tourism Sales
Recorded on: Thursday, August 11th, 2016

What does it take to scale up the sales of sustainable tourism products? Sustainable tourism - empowering communities, valuing local natural and cultural heritage and providing unique and memorable experiences for travelers - offers exciting opportunities for tourism businesses, destinations and travelers. So what are the secrets to creating and marketing successful sustainable tourism products?


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