Last month, we were invited to attend the International Sustainable Tourism Summit organized by the Instituto de Turismo Responsable (ITR), the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and the Basque Tourism Authority (Basquetour), held in the region’s capital city of Vitoria-Gasteiz. The event attracted over 200 inspiring (and aspiring) local sustainable tourism professionals, and many other experts from worldwide leading organizations. The official conference highlight was the signing of the Sustainable Tourism Charter, a declaration of intent by the conference attendees to promote a more sustainable and responsible tourism.
Luigi Cabrini, chairman of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and UNWTO advisor, in this interview shares on career highlights and emphasizes the need for more sustainability in travel and tourism.
In this interview, D’Arcy Dornan, sustainability and tourism teacher, researcher and consultant, shares his thoughts and expertise on sustainable tourism in Brazil and beyond.
Randy Durband, CEO of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), shares his thoughts on sustainable tourism, why effective destination management is so important, and why sustainability presents at least as many opportunities as it poses challenges to tourism businesses and destinations.