A Discussion on The Future of Tourism with Bruce Poon Tip, Founder of G Adventures.
On March 20, 2012, G Adventures hosted the Future of Tourism summit--an evening of discussion, debate and creative exchange between visionaries from across the tourism spectrum.
The event, which featured speakers Bruce Poon Tip of G Adventures, Richard Hammond of Greentraveller, Gary Arndt of Everything Everywhere and Paula Vlamings of Planeterra, explored the roles travel and sustainable tourism play in the modern world, and sought to set the agenda for the future of the travel industry and our planet. Watch this space for clips and photos from the show and updates on future events.
Our Expert Speakers
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.
Richard Hammond, Chief Executive and Founder, Greentraveller
Richard is the Chief Executive and Founder of award-winning website Greentraveller, the travel editor of GREEN magazine (distributed by The Guardian) and writer of the 'Go Green' column in National Geographic Traveller magazine. He is also the co-author of the highly acclaimed travel guidebook 'Clean Breaks - 500 new ways to see the world' and its smaller version 'Great Escapes'.
Gary Arndt, Travel Blogger, everything-everywhere.com
Creator of one of the most popular travel blogs in the world—and one of TIME's "Top 25 Best Blogs of 2010," no less—Gary has been travelling the world since 2007. Perhaps no one is as well equipped to discuss the future of communications and mobility in regards to travel than he is.
Paula Vlamings, Co-Executive Director, Planeterra
Through her work at the environmentally focused Institute at the Golden Gate, Paula became involved in sustainable tourism and the power tourism has as an economic development tool. As Associate Director at Planeterra, Paula works to create lasting benefits in the communities G Adventures travels to.
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.