Advances in Responsible Tourism

Advances in Responsible Tourism

6 Nov 2017, 10:00 - 11:30

WTM Responsible Tourism Theatre - AF580


Come along to hear brief presentations on a range of Responsible Tourism Issues and your chance to question the following presenters

10:10-10:20 Harold Goodwin WTM Responsible Tourism Advisor

Responsible Tourism 15 years on from the Cape Town Declaration; how much progress have we made. 

10:20 – 10:30 Libby Owen Edmunds, Sustainable Tourism Specialist,  Asia & the Pacific

How do we embed sustainability into tourism development programmes in developing countries? 

10:30 – 11:45 John Telfer Product & Operations Director, Explore

How to involve yourself in a new, free, risk management training initiative for the extended supply chain in Macedonia, Kyrgyzstan and Georgia. An update on the 3 year partnership between the German Development Agency GIZ and Explore Worldwide – a collaboration to build capacity across the tourism sector.

10:45-11:00 Chris Warren, Crystal Creek Meadows and ICRT Australia

As we face mounting environmental challenges and a zero net emissions target, scientific research suggests tourist accommodation faces a significant shortfall in required resource savings, but new research shows there’s a positive unexploited saving opportunity – active guest participation.

11:00- 11:15 Jenny Spruell & Pete Wilson – Unseen Tours

A Social Enterprise working with homeless, ex-homeless and vulnerably housed Londoners. See London in a different way. Our guides know the streets intimately and will happily show you a unique side to London, often hidden or ignored. Brilliant tour guides will certainly challenge the stereotypes and perceptions surrounding homelessness!

11:15-11:25  Alba Rodriguez, Brand Trainer and Activator, Good Hospitality Group, 

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  • Harold Goodwin


    WTM Responsible Tourism Advisor

    Harold is WTM’s Responsible Tourism Advisor, he puts together the flagship Responsible Tourism programme at WTM London which attracts 2000...

  • Libby Owen Edmunds


    Sustainable Tourism and Private Sector Development professional

      Libby Owen-Edmunds is a highly experienced Sustainable Tourism and Private Sector Development professional. She has lived and worked in Asia for...

  • John Telfer


    Product Director

    Explore Worldwide

    John has been in the adventure travel industry for over 30 years, starting as a tour-leader in Turkey and Peru and now as Product Director at Explore...

  • Alba Rodriguez


    Brand Trainer & Activator

    Good Hotel London

    With a Degree in Tourism and a Masters in Human Resources Management Alba worked in operations for 3 years within a luxury hotel in Spain, she then...

  • Pete Wilson


    Brick Lane Tour Guide

    Unseen Tours

    Pete found himself sleeping rough and squatting after leaving a well-paid job in advertising where he could no longer cope with feeling harassed by...

  • Jenny Spruell



    Unseen Tours

    Jenny Spruell coordinates the Camden Tour and manages social media at Unseen Tours.  Her day job in international development has meant she has lived...

  • Christopher Warren



    Crystal Creek Meadows

    Christopher Warren is the proprietor of Crystal Creek Meadows in Australia where he trials persuasive communication techniques to stimulate guest...

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