Portugal to host maiden edition of sustainable travel conference this September

TD Editor

Organisers of the ‘A World for Travel – Évora Forum’, the new annual sustainable travel industry event, have confirmed dates for 16-17 September of this year and registrations are well under way.

Évora Forum – A World For Travel – was developed with the purpose of transforming the industry, bringing together stakeholders from the public and private sectors to create a common platform that will reshape Tourism as a more sustainable and responsible activity.

The first edition of the event will focus on key components of the industry where change is mandatory, identifying the steps that need to be taken and consolidating solutions to be implemented. The conference will approach themes intrinsic to sustainability such as economic model variations, climate impact, tourism’s environmental impact, coastal and marine shifts as well as agricultural and carbon neutral policies.

With the aim of creating actionable pledges from all delegates and form a new blueprint for the travel industry, top specialists in travel economics, environment, city planning, cultural heritage travel, climatology, food development, aeronautic development and cruise will come together for the first time. Over 140 high level speakers from around the world will participate in a stellar line up of workshops and presentations.

Speakers will include Mike Horn, Professional Explorer, Adventurer and Survival Expert with his speech ‘Courage and Perseverance in Difficult Times’. Mike is globally acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest, modern day explorers. Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne – Secretary of State for Tourism, France; Zurab Pololikashvili – Secretary General, UNWTO and Rita Marques – the Portuguese Secretary of State for Tourism are all confirmed to take the stage.

The event is run by Eventiz Media Group, the largest travel media group in France, in partnership with the Global Travel & Tourism Resilience Council and with the support of Visit Portugal, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Organization (WTTC).


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