September 6 to 9. Cancun, Mexico

Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit

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Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit
Source: Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit
August 24, 2021

In the fifth edition of the event, personalities from more than 20 countries will share experiences and challenges for a new tourism

The pandemic has taught us many lessons, including that we are at a crucial moment and we need to renew the tourism sector. Aware of this, this is one of the central themes of the Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit, the most important sustainable and socially responsible tourism event in Latin America, which will take place from 06 to 09 September and this year reaches its 5th . edition.

“The event, which for the first time will be carried out in a hybrid way, will focus on the reinvention of tourism that is so necessary at a global level. Rebuilding, rediscovering, regenerating, recovering tourism, will be the central pillars of the forum this year ”, announced Vicente Ferreyra, President of the Organizing Committee of the event. "Speakers from countries such as the United Kingdom, Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Italy, Japan, Spain, Canada or the Dominican Republic, will share their vision of the issue that concerns us," he concluded.

Also present at the press conference were César Daniel González Madruga, General Director of Sustainable Tourism Planning, on behalf of Miguel Torruco Marqués, Secretary of Tourism of the Federal Government; Jair Urriola, Executive Secretary Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD); Juan José Álvarez Brunel, Secretary of Tourism of the Government of the State of Guanajuato; Lizzie Cole, Executive Director of the Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council; Verónica Gómez, Director of the Americas and Education Coordinator of the International Social Tourism Organization; Víctor Cortés Melo, Director of MOBILITY ADO; and Fernando Mandri Bellot and Sergio Rodríguez Abitia, Co-founders of the Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit.

During the 5th. edition of the Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit will be held conferences, tables and panels, as well as alternate sessions on innovation, corporate social responsibility in the guild, regenerative tourism, financial opportunities, the work of the private sector, investments, technological revolution and tourism, among others. In addition, on Wednesday, September 8, the Mesoamerican Reef Day will be commemorated, during which topics such as the international experience in tourism and reefs, tourism and indigenous communities, tourism in the ecoregion and the importance of networks will be discussed. of collaboration in the same, technology, blockchain and NFTs, as well as good practices.

Personalities such as 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), Simone Venturini, Tourism Advisor to the Venice Commune (Italy), David Simmons, President of the EarthCheck Global Research Institute (New Zealand) and Jake Kheel, Author and documentary maker on sustainability (Dominican Republic) will be part of the program this year. Additionally, and given the importance of having the second most important barrier reef in the world in this region, the event will dedicate a day to the Mesoamerican Reef, a shared resource between Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.  

This event, which will take place at the Convention Center of the Paradisus Cancun hotel, by Meliá, is aimed at all those professionals in tourism, environment and development who wish to update themselves on the subject. The Summit will have all the national and global biosafety protocols, and the Organizing Committee is in continuous communication with the authorities to make a safe event for the participants.

People who wish to celebrate this 5th. edition can be registered through the official website


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