The Future of Tourism

This will mark the first time the Future of Tourism series hits Calgary! Don't miss out on this incredible event!


Calgary | April 30, 2013


Theatre Junction GRAND

608 1st Street Southwest
Calgary, AB T2P 1M6
Doors open at 6:30PM
Starts at 7PM sharp!


Event is now sold out.

A Discussion on The Future of Tourism with Bruce Poon Tip, Founder of G Adventures.

Can tourism be a force for growth, change and global good? Can a travel company change the world for the better? We're about to find out. Join G Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip as he headlines a special event about the future of travel, tourism and our planet.

The event will feature speakers Bruce Poon Tip of G Adventures and Matthew Kepnes of Nomadic Matt. Together, they will explore the roles travel and sustainable tourism play in the modern world, and look to set the agenda for the future of the travel industry and our planet.

There will be a Special Introductory Message from David Suzuki - Co-Founder of the David Suzuki Foundation.

There will also be a special video message from Tony Wheeler - Founder of Lonely Planet

Our Expert Speakers

G Adventures Founder Bruce Poon Tip

Bruce Poon Tip, Founder, G Adventures

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

David Suzuki

David Suzuki, Co-Founder, David Suzuki Foundation

David Suzuki is one of the world’s most recognized authors, environmental activists and broadcasters, best known for his work as the host of The Nature of Things, a science documentary program that airs in over 40 countries. In 1990, he co-founded the David Suzuki Foundation, which focuses on sustainable ecology.

Tony Wheeler

Tony Wheeler, Founder, Lonely Planet

Travelling across Asia on the ‘hippie trail’ of the 1970s led to the creation of Lonely Planet Publications. From those early guidebooks Lonely Planet Publications has grown to become the world’s largest independent guidebook publisher with more than 500 titles in print, over 500 staff and offices in London and Oakland as well as the head office in Melbourne. One hundred million books – plus websites, digital publications, smart phone apps, a photo library and TV productions. In 2011 we completed the sale of Lonely Planet to BBC-Worldwide which hasn’t stopped Tony travelling. In the past year he’s climbed volcanoes in the Congo and tracked down the wreckage of Admiral Yamomoto’s Betty bomber in the jungles of Papua New Guinea.

The Future of Tourism is Presented By:

G Adventures - the Great Adventure People

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.