The fifth edition of the Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit arrives in Quintana Roo
It will have international personalities in their presentations for the search for solutions and best sustainable and social practices
With the aim of exchanging, generating and promoting proposals and solutions, Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit arrives in Quintana Roo from September 6 to 9, as announced by the president of the Organizing Committee of the event, Vicente Ferreyra. The forum brings together high-level experts, businessmen, community cooperatives, international, governmental and academic organizations, and, for the first time, it will be simultaneously face-to-face and virtual to meet the needs of the current market.
With the learnings and challenges that the last year has left in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the issues of circular economy, regenerative tourism, communication, tourism in indigenous and Afro-descendant communities, social responsibility, technology, entrepreneurship, development will be addressed. local and recovery of the industry, in different keynote conferences, panels, round tables and parallel sessions. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to attend pre and post tours (FAMs) where they will be able to learn, from the voice of the experts, the process and local sustainable tourism projects. Finally, sustainability providers with a presence in the destination will also be present at the event.
“We are very proud to announce the fifth edition of the Sustainable Social & Tourism Summit that, without interruption, has taken a prominent place in Quintana Roo. Especially now we are excited by the opportunity to meet again in person, with the necessary sanitary measures and the simultaneous virtual transmission, ”said Vicente Ferreyra. He also shared that "this is the platform to strengthen the knowledge that so many changes have left us as a result of the pandemic to seek solutions around sustainability, solidarity and social responsibility."
Fernando Mandri, Co-founder of Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit and General Director of Integra Tourism and Darío Flota, General Director of the Council of Tourism Promotion of Quintana Roo, sent messages from FITUR in Madrid to invite to participate in the event and thank all those who collaborate to make it possible.
Among the international personalities that will be part of the program are Natalia Bayona, Director of Innovation, Education and Investments of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Anna Pollock, founder of Conscious Travel (United Kingdom); Anna Spenceley, Sustainable Tourism Expert (Papua New Guinea); Kei Shibata, co-founder and CEO of Venture Republic Group - LINE TRAVEL jp and Trip 101 (Japan) and Simone Venturini, Tourism Advisor of the Venice Commune (Italy).
Among the organizations that will be part of the event are the Community Tourism Network of the Mayan Zone of Quintana Roo (Mexico), the Association for Tourism Communities of Honduras (LARECOTURH, Honduras), ISTO Americas (Canada), Earthcheck (Australia, Mexico) , Welliance (Spain, Germany) and Adaptur (Mexico).
In this presentation participated Lic. Alicia Ríos Calderón, Director of Public Relations of the Secretary of Tourism of the Government of the state of Quinta Roo; Gilda Sigie, Director of the Sustainable Tourism Expo; Mónica Olivares, Marketing Manager of Alltournative and Mynor Espinoza Angulo, General Director of the Hotel Paradisus Cancún by Melia, the host hotel of this important meeting forum for professionals, which was chosen for its commitment to sustainable tourism.
Finally, within the framework of the event, as part of the activities of the Integrated Management of the Reef Account of the Mesoamerican Reef Ecoregion (MAR2R) and in coordination with the Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD) and the Secretariat for Tourism Integration Central America (SITCA) conferences and panels will be held on the importance of conservation and sustainable tourism. In addition, topics on the Mesoamerican Reef ecoregion will be taken up and there will be representatives from it (Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico).
Throughout its four previous editions, Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit has had participants from five continents, 35 countries, 160 national and international speakers and has convened around 1600 tourism professionals. People who wish to participate in this edition can register through the official website www.sustainablesocialtourism.org. For face-to-face assistance, the investment will be $ 6,500.00 (MXN), there will be all health protocols at the headquarters; In virtual mode, access will have a value of $ 1,500.00 (MXN). In both cases, a certificate of participation will be issued at the end of the forum.