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  • Communicating Responsible Tourism: Securing Market Advantage

    Other, WTM London, 2013 Four practitioners will talk about how they have used their Responsible Tourism ethos to benefit their business – learn about how to use Responsible Tourism enhance product quality,...

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  • Everyone Deserves a Holiday: Social Inclusion

    Human Rights/Disabilities, WTM London, 2014 The UN Declaration on Human Rights asserts that everyone has the right to rest and leisure and to travel. The UNWTO Global Code of Ethics promotes a universal...

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  • How can businesses report on their Responsible Tourism Impact?

    Other, WTM London, 2016 The UN Sustainable Development Goals apply to developed and developing economies alike. There are opportunities for businesses to use this framework to report on their positive...

    Page 14 Jul 2017

  • Reducing Energy and Water Consumption – Good for the Environment and the Bottom Line

    Wildlife and Environment, WTM London, 2014, Resource efficiency makes sense for the bottom line and for the environment, costs are rising and climate change is impacting on the distribution of water....

    Page 17 Jul 2017

  • Responsible Tourism & Heritage: What is the economic contribution?

    Culture, WTM London, 2013 It has long been recognised that tourism contributes to the maintenance of our world’s natural and cultural heritage. This year we are asking the panellists to focus on what...

    Page 17 Jul 2017

  • Round Table on Travel & Tourism and Carbon Pollution

    Climate Change, WTM London, 2013 The travel and tourism industry is beginning to address the challenge of its greenhouse gas emissions and its contribution to climate change. As we saw in the UK outbound...

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  • Taking Responsibility People with Disabilities

    Disabilities, WTM London, 2013 In 2011 we focused on the market, in 2012 we asked whether the industry was doing enough and concluded that it needed to do more. This year we have four panellists talking...

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  • The Stephen Sackur round table interview

    Climate Change, WTM London, 2015 This year the interview focuses on how the industry is responding to climate change, initially looking at the practical steps the industry can take and then at the major...

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  • What does Responsible Tourism have to offer in the MENA Region?

    Destinations, ATM, 2015 Responsible Tourism is about making better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit. Many consumers, businesses and destinations are increasingly aware of...

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  • 15 Years of Responsible Tourism in The Gambia

    Destinations, WTM London, 2016 The Gambia adopted a Responsible Tourism approach in 2002, much innovative work has been done in The Gambia, securing market access for the craft works, fruit sellers and...

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  • Aaron Heslehurst roundtable interview

    Other, WTM London, 2016 Twenty years ago the post-Apartheid government in South Africa adopted the principles of Responsible Tourism in their national tourism policy and the campaign for Responsible...

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  • Better Wildlife Tourism – Whose Responsibility?

    Wildlife & Environment, WTM London, 2014 Wildlife viewing has always been a big attraction for tourists, game viewing in Africa and Asia, bird watching and diving. In recent years people have sought closer...

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  • Can you taste the difference?

    Local Tourism/Culture, WTM London, 2015 Food and drink are major parts of the experience of being somewhere different, an important way of savouring and appreciating another culture, and for many learning...

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  • Captivity, Wildlife and Tourism

    Wildlife and Environment, WTM London, 2016 Over the last year increasing concern has been expressed about the use of wildlife in tourism with campaigns focussed on elephants, lions and orcas. Four...

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  • Carbon Debate – is the travel and tourism industry doing enough to address climate change?

    Climate Change, WTM London, 2015 The industry and its critics will explore what the industry is doing to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, to improve it carbon efficiency and to reduce its contribution...

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  • Carbon Resource Efficiency good practice

    Climate Change, WTM London, 2015 Carbon efficiency is a major issue for all parts of the tourism industry, how can the greenhouse gases emitted by airlines, road transport, accommodation and cruise lines...

    Page 14 Jul 2017

  • Child Protection

    Child Protection, WTM London, 2015 In last year’s debate we learnt much about the scale of the challenge for the industry of child protection. Child abuse and neglect occurs in outbound families and the...

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  • Communicating Responsible Tourism: advocacy & marketing

    Other, WTM London, 2016 Four very different perspectives on the challenges of communicating responsibility for two very different purposes: marketing, to offer a better experience and to secure sales,...

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  • Culture and Tourism

    Culture, ATM, 2017 The Middle East and North Africa has a rich cultural heritage. A region rich in archaeology, tangible artefacts and built heritage and intangible living cultures. As tourists seek for...

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  • Destination and Place Management

    Destinations, WTM London, 2016 It is in destinations that Responsible Tourism is achieved or not. Four panellists will share their experience of managing tourism in destinations and reflect on how they...

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  • Destination Partnerships Panel: Barcelona & Venice, coping with success

    Destinations, WTM London, 2015 Industry leaders, outbound tour operators and destinations, discuss how the industry can work with others to realise the aspiration of using tourism to make better places to...

    Page 14 Jul 2017

  • Disintermediation and Destination Management

    The growth of budget scheduled airlines, Airbnb and a host of other intermediaries enabling travellers and holidaymakers to engage directly without the services of a tour operator or registered and...

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  • Doug Lansky

    Destinations, WTM London, 2016 Fundamental to Responsible Tourism is making destinations better for their occupants, because great places to live, are often great places to visit. How do we continue to...

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  • Employment Conditions in the Tourism Industry

    Employment, WTM London, 2014 There are very large numbers of people employed in travel and tourism around the world, the sector directly employs 3% of the global workforce and if indirect and induced...

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  • Employment in Travel and Tourism: the Responsible Tourism Agenda

    Employment, WTM London, 2013 Many outside the industry dismiss tourism jobs as low paid casual labour and part of the candy floss economy. Our panel will address the challenges the industry faces, pointing...

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  • Enhancing the Tourist Experience in Africa

    Destinations, WTM London, 2016 Responsible Tourism is about using tourism to make better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit. 2017 is the UN’s International Year of...

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  • Environmental Responsibility: Carbon and Water

    Climate Change, ATM, 2015 Resource efficiency cuts costs and improves the bottom line, as well as being good for the environment. The panellists will share their experience of reducing the carbon and water...

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  • Freshwater and Marine Cruising

    Wildlife & Environment, WTM London, 2015 The cruise sector has been growing rapidly, there is some good sustainability practice but there is also a great deal of criticism of the negative social, economic...

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  • Guides – educators and cultural brokers

    Destinations, WTM London, 2016 We have brought together a group outstanding guides to talk about how they approach their challenging role of enabling tourists to have positive encounters with local...

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  • How can we ensure the travel and tourism are accessible to all?

    Destinations, WTM London, 2016 A hosted conversation on the Responsible Tourism Stand on the show floor to look at some examples of what is being done to make travel and tourism accessible to all and to...

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  • How can you use Responsible Tourism to drive sales?

    Other, WTM London, 2014 Responsible Tourism is good business, but how you market and present the product matters. It’s not about hair shirts and cold showers; it is about the quality of the experience,...

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  • How Much Responsibility Should Tourism Take for Animal Welfare?

    Wildlife & Environment, WTM London, 2014 It is often said that UK outbound operators get more letters about animal welfare than about any other ethical issue. This panel provides an opportunity to hear...

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  • How to Choose a Responsible Volunteering Opportunity Abroad

    Volunteering, WTM London, 2014 There has been considerable debate in the industry and amongst consumers about the provision of volunteering opportunities abroad. This year we are focussing on helping the...

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  • How tourism can help the refugee crisis

    Other, WTM London, 2016 2016 year has revealed even more about how Europe and the rest of the world is affected by the refugee crisis. Our tourism businesses are affected by these conflicts, and tourists...

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  • Human Rights

    Human Rights, WTM London, 2016 The debate about what account holidaymakers, travellers and tourism businesses should take of the human rights situation in destinations is ongoing. How important are human...

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  • Increasing the local economic benefits of tourism

    Other, WTM London, 2015 Generally the success of ministers of tourism is judged by the scale of the increase in international visitor arrivals on their watch, sometimes account is taken of length of stay....

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  • Increasing the Local Economic Impact of Tourism

    Local Tourism, WTM London, 2014 Tourism has established itself as one of the world’s leading economic sector, a powerhouse for economic development. However, local communities often feel excluded when the...

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  • India: Enhancing the Tourist Experience

    Destinations, WTM London, 2016 This session was opened by Secretary of Tourism Mr Vinod Zutshi Responsible Tourism is about using tourism to make better places for people to live in and better places for...

    Page 14 Jul 2017

  • Is the tourism industry doing enough to reduce its water consumption?

    Climate Change/Wildlife & Environment, WTM London, 2013 The United Nations have declared 2013 the International Year of Water Cooperation arguing that water resource management is crucial as it impacts on...

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  • Key Note Speaker: Professor Kevin Anderson

    Climate Change, WTM London, 2015 Kevin Anderson is Professor of Energy and Climate Change in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. He is Deputy Director...

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  • Partnerships for Better Tourism in Destinations

    Destinations, WTM London, 2014 A discussion amongst industry leaders about how partnerships between outbound tour operators from originating markets can co-operate with destination management organisations...

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  • Resource Efficiency: Good for the Environment and the Bottom Line

    Wildlife & Environment, WTM Latin America, 2015 Resource efficiency cuts costs and improves the bottom line, as well as being good for the environment. The panellists will share their experience of...

    Page 14 Jul 2017

  • Resource Efficiency: Good for the Environment and the Bottom Line

    Climate Change, WTM Africa, 2015 Resource efficiency cuts costs and improves the bottom line, as well as being good for the environment. The panellists will share their experience of reducing the carbon...

    Page 14 Jul 2017

  • Responsibility and Resilience – how can tourism be more resilient?

    Other, WTM London, 2016 While the growth in international tourism remains robust at the global level, destinations and tourism businesses have been hit hard by terrorist attacks, extreme weather events,...

    Page 17 Jul 2017

  • Responsible “Better” Volunteering

    Volunteering, WTM London, 2016 Angela Benson has just completed a series of research seminars on responsible volunteering engaging the industry, academics and NGOs. Angela will be hosting a discussion...

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  • Responsible Tourism and Snowsports

    Wildlife & Environment, WTM London, 2015 Skiing, snowboarding and sleigh rides are growing in popularity, in this panel we’ll look at some of the environmental and social impacts that the development of...

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  • Responsible Tourism approaches to maximising local economic development

    Local Tourism, WTM London, 2013 There are a number of new business models emerging which create economic value in the destination for local communities and businesses and for outbound businesses in the...

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  • Responsible Tourism Potential of the Republics of Central Asia

    Destinations, WTM London, 2016 Come and meet representatives of the new and emerging sustainable tourism destinations and hear first hand what they have to offer in sustainable and eco-tourism. Discover...

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  • Responsible Tourism: Examples from South America

    Destinations, WTM Latin America, 2017 Responsible Tourism makes good business sense. Three winners of the World Responsible Tourism Awards will why they have taken responsibility for using tourism to make...

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  • River & Lake Cruising

    Wildlife & Environment, WTM London, 2014 Cruising, on rivers, lakes, canals, lagoons and backwaters raises some particular issues of social, economic and environmental sustainability. Floating hotels and...

    Page 17 Jul 2017

  • Sustainability in MENA 2015-2020

    Destinations, ATM, 2017 2017 is the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Development through Tourism and in 2020 the United Arab Emirates will host the Expo 2020. One of the three themes of the...

    Page 14 Jul 2017

  • Taking Responsibility for Child Protection

    Child Protection, WTM London, 2013 In 2011 the issue of internal trafficking and orphanage tourism was raised during one of the panels. Last year we looked at the scale of the problem: trafficking,...

    Page 17 Jul 2017

  • Taking Responsibility for Decarbonising Travel and Tourism

    Climate Change, WTM London, 2013 Climate change remains a major challenge for the industry. Last year we debated whether the industry was doing enough to tackle its carbon emissions. Last year’s audience...

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  • Taking Responsibility for Volunteering

    Volunteering, WTM London, 2013 Following last year’s lively panel on volunteering, this year we are focusing on what the industry can do to improve the experience for the volunteers and to ensure that the...

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  • Taking Responsibility for Wildlife and National Parks

    Wildlife & Environment, WTM London, 2015 If well marketed and managed tourism can contribute to the maintenance of natural habitat and the species which depend on it. Tourism can generate revenues for...

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  • Taking Responsibility: Change Makers

    Other, WTM London, 2015 Individuals make change, it is individuals in companies, NGOs, communities and government who take responsibility for making tourism better, more sustainable.It is individuals who...

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  • The 2015 World Responsible Tourism Awards

    WTM Responsible Tourism Awards, WTM London, 2015 View theWorld Responsible Tourism Awards Gold and Silver Winners WTM Responsible Tourism Awards, WTM London, 2015 View theWorld Responsible Tourism...

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  • The Commercial Advantage: Authenticity and the Tourism Experience

    Other, WTM Africa, 2015 In many source markets there is an increasing premium being placed by consumers on EFM, experience for money. The quality of the tourism experience is central to maintaining the...

    Page 14 Jul 2017

  • The Gorillas, Tourism and Poverty Reduction at Bwindi in Uganda

    Wildlife & Environment, WTM London, 2016 All round the world when land and habitat is protected for wildlife local communities lose out, more needs to be done to ensure that they too benefit from the...

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  • The Responsible Tourism Debate: Child Protection

    Child Protection, WTM London, 2014 Child protection was put on the WTM agenda in 2011 when we heard about the internal trafficking of orphans in Cambodia to populate orphanages which attract significant...

    Page 17 Jul 2017

  • Tourism and Social Responsibility

    Local Tourism/Child Protection, WTM Latin America, 2015 Tourism has significant positive and negative social impacts, the potential to do good and harm. Your panellists will reflect on the contribution of...

    Page 14 Jul 2017

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