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WTM Latin America 2017

WTM Latin America 2017                             4-6 April

Tuesday 4th April from 17:30 – 18:00

Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals

2017 is the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Development through Tourism, the spotlight is going to be shone on the industry’s contribution to sustainable development in destinations. Businesses in the sector, in originating markets and destinations, often talk about the contribution that the industry makes to development in destinations. But when the spotlight is shone what evidence will we have to share with the UN and other sectors? How convincing is our case? What evidence can we provide that out contribution is real and significant?

Frederico Levy - Diretor de Sustentabilidade BRAZTOA,  Brazilian Tour Operators Association - BRAZTOA
 Márcio Favilla - Executive Director for Competitiveness, External Relations and Partnerships at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)


Wednesday 5th April from 16:45 – 17:15

Responsible Tourism: Examples from South America

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 the world a better place for local communities and their natural and cultural environment.

Ana García Pando - General Manager Tren Ecuador

Dr. Roberto Klabin - Proprietário Refúgio Ecológico Caiman


Thursday 6th April from 13:45 – 15:00

Wildlife, Biodiversity and Animal Welfare

Animals in captivity and in the wild play an important part in tourism in South America. This panel will discuss the animal welfare issues which arise and the business case for ensuring that the captive animal and wildlife experiences which your company operates, organises or sells meet the current standards. In 2016 SeaWorld stopped breeding orcas and scrapped plans for a $100 million project called "Blue World" that would have enlarged its orca habitat at SeaWorld San Diego. more

Pedro Nassar Coordinator - Community-Based Tourism Program at Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development Uakari Floating Lodge
Berenice da Silva Projeto TAMAR Projeto TAMAR coordinator for the State of São Paulo
Roberto Vieto, Latin America Coordinator for the Wildlife Programs, World Animal Protection
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