Decent Employment

Decent Employment

6 Nov 2019, 14:15 - 15:30

Americas Inspiration Zone

The industry suffers from a reputation for low paid casual work. What can the industry do to counter this perception and to demonstrate the opportunities which exist within the sector for progression? Our panel includes people from hotels and tour operating who will share with you their initiatives, all designed to open the sector for employment and progression to those struggling to find employment. These are all great examples of our industry reaching out to give the vulnerable and excluded a helping hand into employment and promotion.


  • 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...

  • Alan Moussa



    BC Hospitality Group

    Alan Moussa Zaari is a waiter and mentor at BC Hospitality Group in Denmark. Alan is himself a refugee from Iraq, who participated in the company’s...

  • Zina Bencheikh


    Regional General Manager EMEA

    Peak DMC

    Born in Marrakech, Zina’s passion for travel started very early when, at the age of just one, her parents decided to move to Canada to explore new...

  • Shiksha Khemani


    YCI Partnerships Manager for South Asia, Business in the Community

    International Tourism Partnership

    Shiksha Khemani is the YCI Partnerships Manager for South Asia and has been working with ITP since May 2016. Based out of Delhi, India, Shiksha is...

  • Kathryn Porter


    Director of Youth Strategy


    Kathryn Porter is the director of youth strategy for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and has worked in the hospitality industry for over 20 years,...

  • Priscila Costa



    YCI Partnership

    Priscila joined the global YCI team in 2011, after ten years working for the hotel sector in Brazil. She had contact with YCI in 2009 at Grand Hyatt...