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  • Is Tourism a Strategy for Development?

    Monday10:15 - 11:454 Nov 2019
    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, crea...

    • Language: English

  • Using Technology to Manage Accommodation & Tourism Responsibly in Barcelona

    Monday11:45 - 12:304 Nov 2019
    Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone

    The travel industry has been growing for decades and popular tourist destinations must manage the negative effects of attracting a large number of visitors. Bar...

    • Language: English

  • The Challenge of Building Sustainable Hotels

    Monday12:30 - 13:304 Nov 2019
    Europe Inspiration Zone

    The major hotel brands no longer own many hotels, they operate them using a variety of agreements: managed, franchised, or licensed. Operation has been increasi...

    • Language: English

  • Taking Responsibility for Safety & Security

    Monday13:45 - 14:454 Nov 2019
    Europe Inspiration Zone

    For countries and destinations, reputational risks can be high when incidents happen whether they are caused by natural disasters, health scares, crime, conflic...

    • Language: English

  • Tourism for All: The Business Case for Inclusive Tourism

    Monday14:45 - 15:304 Nov 2019
    UKI & International Inspiration Zone

    At previous WTMs we have organised a number of panels addressing the challenge of accessible travel and accommodation. Few will forget the Campo and Parque dos ...

    • Language: English

  • Transparent Reporting

    Monday15:30 - 16:154 Nov 2019
    UKI & International Inspiration Zone

    Transparency is a core value for Responsible Tourism. Businesses, destinations and communities determine the issues which need to be addressed. Businesses and d...

    • Language: English

  • Managing Crowded Sites

    Monday16:15 - 17:004 Nov 2019
    UKI & International Inspiration Zone

    Last year we looked at the challenges of overtourism at the destination level. This year our focus is on sites which experience crowding either seasonally or th...

    • Language: English

  • Youth Career Initiative (YCI) Celebration

    Monday17:00 - 17:454 Nov 2019
    UKI & International Inspiration Zone

    Join us at a reception for International Tourism Partnership’s youth employment programme, Youth Career Initiative (YCI), to celebrate how the hospitality indus...

    • Language: English

  • Water Security: An Urgent Issue for Business and the Community

    Tuesday10:15 - 11:005 Nov 2019
    Asia Inspiration Zone

    Increasing population, rising standards of living and climate change are long term trends which exacerbate the problem of ensuring that everyone has access to p...

    • Language: English

  • Travel Broadens the Mind: Can We Do More?

    Tuesday11:00 - 11:305 Nov 2019
    Asia Inspiration Zone

    Tourists are increasingly demanding memorable experiences, opportunities for meaningful connections with local people,  One of the great benefits of travel and ...

    • Language: English

  • Child Protection: What is Better Than Orphanages?

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:155 Nov 2019
    Asia Inspiration Zone

    The issue of the exploitation of children in orphanages to create lucrative attractions for tourists was first raised at WTM London in 2011.  There has been a s...

    • Language: English

  • Cities: Tourism, Sustainability & Resilience

    Tuesday12:45 - 13:455 Nov 2019
    Americas Inspiration Zone

    Tourism to cities is booming, facilitated by budget airlines and the increasing popularity of city breaks, particularly amongst millennials. Increasingly DMOs a...

    • Language: English

  • What Can the Travel Industry Contribute to the Conservation of Wildlife and Habitats?

    Tuesday14:45 - 15:455 Nov 2019
    Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone

    This year’s wildlife and habitats panel reflects the wide range of ways in which tourism can contribute to conservation. Ol Pejeta has a new Technology lab focu...

    • Language: English

  • Plastic Waste: What Should the Industry Do?

    Tuesday15:45 - 17:005 Nov 2019
    Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone

    Attenborough has raised the issue of single-use plastic and many, but by no means, all, have stopped using plastic straws. The challenge is a bit bigger than th...

    • Language: English

  • World Travel Market Means Responsible Business

    Wednesday11:00 - 11:156 Nov 2019
    Europe Inspiration Zone

    Responsible Tourism is fundamental to the future of travel and tourism and the success of our industry.  Simon Press, Director of WTM, London opens World Respon...

    • Language: English

  • Decarbonising Travel and Tourism: Is the Industry Doing Enough?

    Wednesday11:15 - 12:156 Nov 2019
    Europe Inspiration Zone

    There is a growing awareness of the climate change crisis with school strikes and the Extinction Rebellion movement. Business as usual is no longer sensible and...

    • Language: English

  • The World Responsible Tourism Awards with Interviews by Tanya Beckett

    Wednesday12:15 - 13:006 Nov 2019
    Europe Inspiration Zone

    The highlight of World Responsible Tourism Day with the presentation of the Gold and Silver 2019 World Responsible Tourism Awards. Again this year the Awards wi...

    • Language: English

  • Responsible Tourism Networking

    Wednesday13:00 - 14:006 Nov 2019
    Europe Inspiration Zone

    An informal drinks and canapes session with an opportunity to meet and celebrate the World responsible Tourism award-winning finalists.

    • Language: English

  • Enhancing Employment in Hospitality

    Wednesday13:30 - 14:006 Nov 2019
    Americas Inspiration Zone

    The hospitality sector is often seen as providing low skilled low paid jobs. Can employment in hospitality be made more rewarding either by increasing pay or of...

    • Language: English

  • Decent Employment

    Wednesday14:15 - 15:306 Nov 2019
    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 ...

    • Language: English

  • The Future of Aviation

    Wednesday14:30 - 15:306 Nov 2019
    Press Conference Theatre- International Media Centre

    Aviation has been described as the Achilles heel of the travel industry. There are challenges in all sectors of travel and tourism but the elephant in the room ...

    • Language: English

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