Is Tourism a Strategy for Development?

Is Tourism a Strategy for Development?

4 Nov 2019, 10:15 - 11:45

Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone

How effective is tourism as a development strategy? Which forms of tourism can create inclusive growth contributing to growing a diversified local economy, creating local employment and raising the standards of living of local people in a sustainable way? Can tourism bring local economic benefit and conserve the environment? What kinds of tourism can be used by local people for their economic development? This panel presents a wide range of ways of using tourism for development.

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  • Harold Goodwin


    Responsible Tourism Advisor


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

  • Cillian Murphy



    Cillian Murphy Consulting

    Cillian believes a sustainable tourism industry can only be created through prioritizing community involvement in destination development. Co-founder...

  • Glynn O'Leary



    Transfrontier Parks Destinations (TFPD)

    Glynn is co-founder and Chief Executive of TFPD, a company specialising in rural tourism development. He has a degree in Business Science.  Before...

  • Jay Rosen


    Head of Finance & Investment

    The Red Sea Development Company

    Jay Rosen joined the organization as Head of Finance and Investments in May 2018, and is responsible for driving long-term strategic value by...

  • Paul Rogers


    Co-Founder & Director

    Planet Happiness

    Paul Rogers PhD is one of Asia’s most experienced tourism for development practitioners. Supporting and advising national and local tourism...

  • Moses Ngobeni


    Director of Tourism Planning & Development

    Limpopo Provincial Department of Economic Development, Environment & Tourism

    Moses Ngobeni is the Director of Tourism in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. He contributed immensely to the development of various policies and...

  • Krissy Roe


    Head of Values

    Responsible Travel

    Krissy has worked with NGOs and big travel brands alike; including Expedia, British Airways, Hilton Hotels and Rough Guides. She now heads up the...

  • Adama Bah



    Institute of Travel & Tourism for The Gambia

    Adama Bah founded the International Centre for Responsible Tourism-West Africa. It was established as a network of tourism professionals and regional...

  • H.E. Hon. Memunatu Pratt


    Minister of Tourism & Cultural Affairs

    Sierra Leone

    Prior to her recent appointment as Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs by the New Administration of H. E. Julius Maada Bio, Hon. Memunatu...