Contributor Profile

Dr Shaun Vorster

Job TitleAdvisory Board

Company NameWorld Tourism Forum Lucerne & Professor Extraordinaire, University of Stellenbosch Business School


Shaun has specialised as strategy practitioner in complex, multi-stakeholder environments for the past three decades. During his 17 year track record in the travel and tourism industry and sustainable mega-project development, he served as special adviser to the South African tourism and environment minister and as vice president for commercial at Expo 2020 Dubai. Social impact and environmental stewardship cut across his portfolio of professional activities during his career in the private sector, government, think tanks and academia. He holds a doctorate in International Political Economy and a mid-career MBA cum laude. He is a widely published author across different disciplines, including scenario studies, corporate governance, sustainable tourism, low-carbon aviation, and climate change. He previously served on the judging panel for the WTTCs ‘Tourism for Tomorrow’ awards, and was one of the architects behind the inaugural T.20 (G20) Tourism Ministers’ Meetings when it was originally launched in South Africa in 2010.

Conference Sessions

  • Tourism and Biodiversity, Friend or Foe

    Tuesday14:00 - 15:0010 Nov 2020
    WTM Virtual Responsible Tourism Theatre

    Biodiversity is declining faster than at any time in human history. Biodiversity loss is one of two inextricably linked existential crises which confront us. Po...

    • Language: English (United Kingdom)