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WTM Latin America 2015

May 3, 2015
Harold Goodwin
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Responsible Tourism Programme for WTM Latin America 2015

Why Responsible Tourism makes commercial sense Weds 22 April – 18:30-19:30

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. Your panel, which includes two international Responsible Tourism award winners, will talk about why Responsible Tourism matters and about why it makes business sense.

Chair: Harold Goodwin WTM Responsible Tourism Advisor

  1. Juliane Ferreira Salvadori - Secretaria de Turismo, Bonito Brazil 
  2. José Fernandes - Parque dos Sonhos and Campo dos Sonhos, Brazil 
  3. Ms. Marlene Soto - Inkaterra
  4. Isabel Barnasque– Ministry of Tourism, Brazil


Resource Efficiency: Good for the Environment and the Bottom Line Thurs 23 April – 12:30-13:30 pm

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 at the financial and environmental benefits of doing so.
Chair: Harold Goodwin WTM Responsible Tourism Advisor

1. Fernando Beltrame – Eccaplan:
2. Suênia Souza: SEBRAE
3. Márcio Favilla – UNWTO
4. Ricardo Bezamat: Brazilian Federation of Food and Hotel
5. Ricardo Kawa: Windsor Atlantica Hotel

Tourism and Social Responsibility Fri 24 April – 12:30 pm
Tourism has significant positive and negative social impacts, the potential to do good and harm. Your panellists will reflect on the contribution of tourism to making better places for people to live in and to minimising negative impacts. We’ll be considering volunteer tourism, community-based tourism, child protection, the sensitivities of tourists visiting indigenous tribes and the role the tourism industry can play in protecting vulnerable young people through vocational training for employment.
Chair: Harold Goodwin WTM Responsible Tourism Advisor

1. Mariana Aldrigui, Researcher, University of Sao Paulo
2. Priscila Costa Regional Coordinator, Youth Career Initiative, Latin America
3. Ude Lottfi, AOKA Tours
4. Gustavo Pinto, Centre for Responsible Tourism – Manchester Metropolitan University
5. Sheila Souza Brazilidade


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