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WTM Latin America 2022

April 18, 2022
Harold Goodwin
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5th April

Sustainability: The new must-have item in luxury tourism?
The luxury tourism market has evolved towards new approaches in its relationships with the destinations where it operates. A growth can be seen in the sector’s investments aimed at taking responsibility for a more responsible socioeconomic development and an increased connection with the management of the environmental impacts of the activities of hotels, resorts, etc. In this panel, which has been organized in partnership with the Brazilian Luxury Travel Association - BLTA, we will hear the stories of those who are leading our perspective for the sector.
Silmara Ambrósio, CEO - Rancho do Peixe
Daniel Martins, Sustainability Manager - Unique Garden
Gustavo Pinto. Advisor for Responsible Tourism WTM Latin America
Simone Scorsato, CEO of Brazilian Luxury Travel Association - BLTA

Showcase: Finalists of WTM Latin America’s Responsible Tourism Award
Showcase: Finalists of WTM Latin America’s Responsible Tourism AwaIn the year that we commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Cape Town Declaration for Responsible Tourism in destinations, we celebrated the second edition of WTM Latin America’s Responsible Tourism Awards. The day after the awards are presented, come and learn more about some of our sector’s most inspiring stories for more sustainable tourism.
Gustavo Pinto, Advisor for Responsible Tourism WTM Latin America
André Ribeiro, Director - Diaspora.Black
Salvador Ribeiro, Mecenas da Vida

Responsible Tourism, Innovation and Technology.
At this panel, we will learn how the travel and tourism market has been looking for technological solutions to innovate and promote the sector’s sustainable development, based on product diversification, expanding business opportunities for both buyers and suppliers, qualifications and events.
Bruno Barroso, Founder & Director - Bora Experiências
Fernando Simões Filho, Managing partner - Bemtevi Investimento Social
Gustavo Pinto, Advisor for Responsible Tourism WTM Latin America
Ana Taranto, Managing partner - Braziliando

6th April

Build Back Better: Rebuilding a better world after the pandemic
The travel industry found itself faced with an economic crisis the likes of which had never been seen before. Along with the losses came the opportunity to build back more responsibly, with regard to natural resources, adjustments to meet carbon emissions targets and their offsets, socio-economic impact improvements for the communities that receive travellers, etc. In this session, which has been organized in partnership with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, we will hear stories of Adventure Tourism ventures that took responsibility and decided to build back a better tourism sector in the wake of the pandemic.
Camila Barp, Director - Gondwana Brasil / Gond Local
Tomás Garcia, Director Smartrip Chile
Gustavo Pinto, Advisor for Responsible Tourism WTM Latin America
Gustavo Timo, Director of Destinations and Products - ATTA

Production of Responsible Content for Responsible Tourism
Claudia Carmello, one of the founders of the NGO Garupa and creative director of the PiU Comunica agency, moderates a panel with the publicist and journalist German Carmona, from The Summer Hunter (ex-GOL, Air France, KLM), and the journalist Daniel Nunes, professor and conscientious tourism columnist for Rádio Nova Brasil FM, in relation to the responsibility of communicators and brands to produce reliable content and promote responsible tourism in a contemporary world threatened by a lack of socio-environmental care and the cancel culture.
Cláudia Carmelo, Co-founder and communication manager - NGO Garupa
Daniel Nunes, Jounalist
German Carmona, Journalist - The Summer Hunter
Gustavo Pinto, Advisor for Responsible Tourism WTM Latin America

2nd WTM Latin America  Responsible Tourism Awards

7th April

Showcase: Finalists of WTM Latin America’s Responsible Tourism Award
Showcase: Finalists of WTM Latin America’s Responsible Tourism AwaIn the year that we commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Cape Town Declaration for Responsible Tourism in destinations, we celebrated the second edition of WTM Latin America’s Responsible Tourism Awards. The day after the awards are presented, come and learn more about some of our sector’s most inspiring stories for more sustainable tourism.
Gabriel Martorell, Director of Sustainability America at Iberostar Group
Gustavo Pinto, Advisor for Responsible Tourism WTM Latin America
Lotte Kuijstermans,  Programme Manager - TUI Care Foundation

Community-Based Sustainable Tourism in the Age of Instagram: Ecotourism or Egotourism?
Sustainable and community tourism has become a fashionable concept. From the Government to Instagram, many claim to be benefactors of tourist destinations and their communities. But the question remains: is it enough just to say that you are investing money and taking some pictures to really make it responsible tourism?
Mariana Madureira, Director - Raízes Desenvolvimento Sustentável
Bruno Mangolini, Coordinator - Poranduba
Gustavo Pinto, Advisor for Responsible Tourism WTM Latin America

 

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