CREST (Center for Responsible Travel) is moving its annual World Tourism Day forum online this year. This year’s topic is “Lessons from COVID-19 for Tourism in a Changing Climate.”
The panel coincides with the release of CREST’s annual metanalysis, “The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics,” which will share key studies on COVID-19 and climate change and the lessons that may be applied from the former to meet the challenges of the latter. The report’s key findings will be shared during the webinar and the experts assembled will discuss consumer, business, and destination trends in the context of recovery. They will also explore the unprecedented opportunity to mitigate two existential threats, climate change and COVID-19, with one coordinated approach, truly making the world a safer, more equitable, and more resilient place for all.
The panelists include:
- Dr. Daniel Scott, executive director, Interdisciplinary Center on Climate Change (IC3), University of Waterloo
- Erin Francis-Cummings, president and CEO, Destination Analysts
- Ewald Biemans, owner and CEO, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba
The panel will be moderated by Denaye Hinds, owner and managing director, JustaTAAD, LLC.
The webinar will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST.