A Discussion on The Future of Tourism with Bruce Poon Tip, Founder of G Adventures.
On May 31, 2012 G Adventures held the Future of Tourism—an evening of discussion, debate and creative exchange between visionaries from across the tourism spectrum.
Together we explored the roles travel and sustainable tourism play in the world today, and set the agenda for the future of our industry and our planet with speakers Bruce Poon Tip, Paula Vlamings, Daniel Noll & Audrey Scott.
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.
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 Co-Executive Director at Planeterra, Paula works to create lasting benefits in the communities G Adventures travels to.
Daniel Noll & Audrey Scott – Travel Blogger, UncorneredMarket.com
The husband-and-wife storytelling and photography team behind one of the world's leading travel blogs, Daniel and Audrey have been traveling the world together for over five years. As digital nomads, they have blogged and tweeted from some of the planet's most offbeat locations, challenging perceptions wherever they go. They are the perfect team to discuss and engage on the future of technology as it relates to travel.
David Suzuki, Co-Founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster
Renowned for his radio and television programs that explain the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling, easily understood way, Dr. Suzuki is also recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology. He is the recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for Science, the United Nations Environment Program Medal, UNEPs Global 500 and in 2009 won the Right Livelihood Award that is considered the Alternative Nobel Prize.
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.