UK, London: Can mass tourism be responsible tourism?
- Can mass tourism be responsible tourism?
Does profit have to be the price of the industry's conscience?
11 May 04 | Sheraton Park Tower London | 4 - 6pm
Special offer: Agent and tour operator delegate rate just £75
TravelMole Fast Conferences - new, high profile debates on the travel
industry's hottest topics. Our second event tackles the ethical
question of tourism versus profit.
Under pressure from campaigners and consumers, travel industry
participants are increasingly committing themselves to sustainable
tourism but is this all talk and no action? It's clear there isn't
a future for unsustainable tourism so what is the way forward, and
how can operators align responsible tourism practices with
Are groups like the Travel Foundation just making it easier for
operators to ease their guilt by asking a meagre 10p donation (set to
increase to 20p next year) per head? Where is the industry's
charitable spend going and will either the destinations or mass-
market holidaymakers see the rewards?
On the other hand, the Travel Foundation is an example of the most
successful application of sustainable tourism practices to be
accepted by the main players yet - are you in support?
For the second TravelMole Fast Conference, we've gathered industry
experts at the forefront of the debate on sustainable tourism to
discuss whether mass tourism can be reinvented to curb the social,
environmental and cultural damage that travel is inflicting on the
world, while still ensuring a profit for the travel industry.
Event moderator: Keith Richards, head of consumer affairs, ABTA
Justin Francis, co-founder, Responsibletravel.com
Tom Jenkins, executive director, European Tour Operators Association
John Gillies, AITO Council member and responsible tourism consultant
Sue Hurdle, director, Travel Foundation
Natarajan Ishwaran, chief of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee,
Natural Heritage Section
Attending TravelMole Fast Conferences
Standard delegate fee: £125 (+ VAT)
Special delegate fee for travel agents and tour operators: £75 (+
Early joiners: £30 off for the first 10 registrations (only
applicable to full delegate rate)
Register to attend two events and pay just £200 standard /£125
*Attendees are only eligible to access one discount offer per event -
i.e. Travel Agent discount OR discount for attending two events.
How to Register
Register online at http://www.travelmole.com/fastconferences
Call +44 (0)20 7691 3292