Join this roundtable discussion and learn how tourism can be used as a force for good in indigenous communities and developing countries.
In this chat, we talked about how your company can create and/or maintain partnerships with local communities & hear from our expert panel of leaders about how they are responsibly valuing the cultural and natural heritage of the lands in which they sell tours or work.
The roundtable will cover:
- How tourism can help alleviate poverty
- Appropriation vs. Appreciation – sell/offer experiences that are truly authentic
- How to aid local communities in locations you might not necessarily sell tours in
- How to give technical, marketing, or training assistance to local communities in regards to tourism
Watch Roundtable: Responsible Tourism in Rural & Indigenous Communities
Aneeqa is an avid traveler and cyclist who left her corporate career of 10 years in 2017 to start The Mad Hatters: an experiential travel company taking local and international adventure seekers to lesser-explored areas of Pakistan for a rich cultural experience. In 2020, she co-founded Root Network with an aim to create an equitable and inclusive tourism industry in Pakistan by increasing access to meaningful economic opportunities for indigenous communities, promoting local culture and heritage, and advocating for sustainable development and responsible travel practices.
ExplorEquity, a company connecting sustainable travelers to real social justice issues. Catarina smashes disability stigmas as a dynamic speaker, trainer, workshop facilitator, and DEI consultant focused on disability (as @blindishlatina). Her areas of expertise are Disability Awareness, Disability Compliance, Accessibility + Inclusion, Intersectionality + Dimensions of Diversity.
Seleni has spent more than 20 years designing and directing large, multi-stakeholder initiatives such as the Mesoamerican Reef Tourism Initiative and the Sustainable Destinations Alliance of the Americas, that have mainstreamed sustainable tourism principles into key sectors of the tourism industry. She currently serves as a member of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Sustainable Tourism Committee; the Association of Caribbean States’ Steering Committee of the Sustainable Tourism Zone of the Caribbean; and, the Belize Marine Fund Steering Committee.
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