September 14. This week, more than two dozen tourism ministers and government officials, 140 speakers, professors and industry leaders will come together at the Évora Forum-A World for Travel, where they will be announcing five sustainable commitments to accelerate the transformation of travel for a more sustainable future.
The Evora Forum, the brainchild of Christian Delom, secretary general of A World For Travel and Frédéric Vanhoutte, founder and CEO of Eventiz Media Group, aims to be a “Davos-like” forum of sustainable travel putting tourists and residents at the heart of tourism transformation while promoting best practices and collaboration across the travel industry.
The five commitments will focus on sustainability from all perspectives, including social, environmental and economic. The ambition of the Évora Forum-A World for Travel is to return one year later at Evora 2022 to hear about the successes and to revise sustainable goals for the coming year. The organizers collect 35 position papers from across the global travel industry, engaged Oliver Wyman, who has developed a baseline of where the travel industry sits vis a vis sustainable actions and goals. The results from surveys and analysis will be announced at the morning press conferences.
“We are just one week away from the first think tank about sustainability in travel,” said Delom “We know important topics will be discussed and commitments generated that will have true impact. Our goal is that the development and announcement of five commitments will be adopted and implemented by tourism businesses and organizations around the world to ensure a more sustainable future for travel, while making changes to the impact of tourism.”
Source: Insider Travel Report