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, Almas Jiwani of the United Nations Women Canada and Paula Vlamings of Planeterra. Together, they will explore 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.
There will also be a Special Introductory Message from Tony Wheeler - Founder of Lonely Planet
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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.
Almas Jiwani, CEO, United Nations Women Canada
Almas Jiwani has made significant contributions towards social change, helping women achieve equal rights within the domestic and economic spheres. Her primary objective of strengthening women’s economic capacity as entrepreneurs and producers has earned her accolades and she continues to travel around the world to attend speaking engagements that enrich lives and uplift the spirits and status of women. Jiwani plays a crucial role in building networks among charitable institutions and socially responsible businesses.
Paula Vlamings, Executive Director, Planeterra
Paula’s range of work included 6 years as a program development consultant where she led a national sustainable foods initiative in partnership with the National Park Service. She also has over 10 years experience in the public policy arena with positions at the California State Legislature, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the Presidio Trust of San Francisco.
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 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.