WTM Arabia 2016

2015 WTM Arabia Responsible Tourism Programme

Environmental Responsibility: Carbon and Water

05 May 2015, 16:00 – 17:00

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 intensity of their businesses and reflect on the financial and environmental benefits.

Moderator: Harold Goodwin, Professor of Responsible Tourism, Manchester Metropolitan University and WTM Advisor on Responsible Tourism

Speakers:
Iftikhar Hamdani, General Manager, Ramada Hotels & Suites Ajman
Rohit Salunke, Director of Engineering,Sofitel The Palm Dubai
Maria Fernanda Garcia Rodriguez, Director and Co-Founder, Alshasha Environment Limited
Arabella Willing, Marine Biologist, Park Hyatt, Abu Dhabi Hotels and Villas

 

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

06 May 2015, 13:30 – 14:30

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 the economic, social and environmental issues which arise from tourism. In this panel we look at why Responsible Tourism matters to destinations and businesses in the region and at the commercial opportunities it offers for those who make it a part of their strategy.

Moderator: Harold Goodwin, Professor of Responsible Tourism, Manchester Metropolitan University and WTM Advisor on Responsible Tourism

Speakers:
Adam McEwan is the Managing Director of Dubai-based Platinum Heritage Tourism
Nada Roudies, Secretary General, Moroccan Ministry of Tourism
Ryan Ingram, Director of Nature Reserve and Recreation, Banyan Tree Al Wadi