A panel discussion about the Future of Tourism in the world.

Tourism has the power to change the world by providing opportunity for a better future to everyone it touches. Now entering its fourth year, the Future of Tourism series has led the conversation about how travellers and travel companies can make the world a better place to live and explore.

In case you missed it, watch this years Future of Tourism.

Event Details

Mon Sep 22
Koerner Hall
273 Bloor St. W.
Toronto, ON
Doors open at 6:00PM
Event begins at 6:45PM

Event Speakers

This year’s panel of experts includes Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures; Daniel Houghton, CEO of Lonely Planet; Jamie Sweeting, president of the Planeterra Foundation; Kris Reyes, anchor and host of Global TV’s The Morning Show; and a special video address by primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall.

  • Bruce Poon Tip
    Founder G Adventures

    As the founder of G Adventures, Bruce has been one of sustainable tourism’s most active proponents for more than 20 years. As he sees it, there is no box to think outside of anymore, and concepts like freedom and happiness can – and in the case of G Adventures, do – truly make for a functional and successful business model.

  • Daniel Houghton
    CEO of Lonely Planet

    Daniel is the CEO of Lonely Planet, the world’s largest travel publisher. He has worked as a photojournalist and multimedia producer for the Seattle Times, the US Army, ABC, the Associated Press, and others. He has received multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and other journalism associations.

  • Jamie Sweeting
    President of Planeterra Foundation

    For nearly 25 years, Jamie Sweeting has been a leading advocate in recognizing the positive impact of sustainable tourism. Before becoming president of the Planeterra Foundation, Jamie was principal of Sweeting Sustainability Solutions, providing support to governments and multinational organizations on a wide range of sustainability issues.

  • Kris Reyes
    Reporter, Anchor & Host of Global’s The Morning Show

    A writer, producer, reporter, anchor, and host, Kris brings a passion for news and a wealth of experience to Global’s The Morning Show. After a stint with CTV’s Winnipeg affiliate, she spent six years as a reporter for CityTV in Toronto before taking a break from broadcasting to spend five months travelling Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii.

In a special video message, Dr. Jane Goodall discusses the importance of ethical tourism and how fostering a positive relationship that bridges both commerce and conservation can make the world a better place.

  • Jane Goodall
    Primatologist; founder, Jane Goodall Institute

    As the world’s foremost expert on wild chimpanzees, Dr Goodall has worked for over 45 years to protect the livelihood and habitats of our closes biological relatives. Today, she spends an estimated 300 days per year working as a global advocate for environmental protection and social responsibility.

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Pay What You Feel

As with every year of Future of Tourism, there is no charge of admission. We encourage people to donate what they feel the event was worth to them at the end of the evening. All proceeds go to Planeterra Foundation.

The Future of Tourism is Presented By:


G Adventures has had its collective finger firmly on the pulse of travel for over 20 years. We have worked hard to make it beat faster by offering the widest selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions across the world. We believe that every adventure begins with a single step, and that experiencing different lands and cultures can make the world a better place for all its inhabitants.


Planeterra is a non-profit organization that empowers local people to develop their communities, conserve their environments and create humane and supportive systems for their endeavours. All proceeds from the Future of Tourism event will go to fund Planeterra projects around the world.