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We are happy to announce the first session of our Reset Webinar Series:

Destination stewardship and community engagement
Thursday, 25 March: 11:00 - 13:00 EDT / 15:00 - 17:00 GMT

During this session, we will discuss innovative forms of governance and collaboration that will enable a more holistic approach to tourism management and development, and bring new skills, resources, and levers for change to develop resiliency, community contentment, and each destination’s unique intrinsic appeal.

and Save the Date for these upcoming sessions:

Managing Tourism's Impacts
22 April, 11:00 - 13:00 EDT / 15:00 - 17:00 GMT
Local & Sustainable Supply Chains
6 May, 11:00 - 13:00 EDT / 15:00 - 17:00 GMT

Presenting the toolkit for the future of tourism
27 May, 13:00 - 14:30 EDT 
3 June, 9:00 - 10:30 GMT


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Engaging our Community
The Future of Tourism Coalition values inclusivity and representation in creating a strong base for our work as a collective movement. Over this past month, the founding coalition NGOs brought together leaders that represent the breadth and depth of our industry to act in an advisory capacity.  Establishing the Future of Tourism Advisory Committee acts as a first step in securing participation of diverse stakeholder groups to ensure we are integrating varied perspectives and priorities consistent with our Guiding Principles. This committee will act as a sounding board and assist the Coalition in developing its long term strategy.

Initial committee members include:

Alessandra Alonso

Founder, Women In Travel cic

Cristina Blackburn

Director, Private Sector Engagement, World Wildlife Fund​

Randy Durband

CEO, Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)​

Alicia Fajardo

Founder, #TurismoRESET​

Chris Flynn

President and CEO, World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage​

Stephanie Jones

Founder, National Blacks in Travel & Tourism Collaborative

Judy Kepher-Gona

Founder, Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda

Kelley Louise

Founder and Executive Director, Impact Travel Alliance

Ben Sherman

Chair, World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA)

Jeremy Smith

Co-Founder, Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency

Anna Spenceley

Chair, IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS Group)

Masaru Takayama

Founding Chair, Asian Ecotourism Network

Roni Weiss

Executive Director, Travel Unity

There will be an opportunity for all signatories to participate, with feedback mechanisms being developed including open listening sessions to gather feedback and ideas from a broader audience as well as a space within our community platform (to be launched this year) that fosters ongoing discussion, exchange, and opportunities to learn from each other.

Guiding Principles

Each month, we will take a deeper dive into our Guiding Principles in an effort to continue sharing further thoughts and resources . This issue we’re spotlighting Guiding Principle #5. We invite you to join the conversation on social media by posting what your company or destination is doing to embody this principle using the #FutureofTourism hashtag.

The footnotes:  Local residents should have first right of refusal for tourism jobs, with access to capacity training as needed, and real opportunity for upward mobility.  Whenever possible, there should be a link from the tourism supply chains to the local communities - for example, incorporating locally-made handicrafts in gift shops, building a circular economy with linkages to the local agricultural sector rather than mass-imports, driving business to social enterprise that through their business structure directly impact the local people, etc. Tourism revenues should support the destination’s environmental and socio-cultural programs whenever possible. A healthy community is the basis for a healthy tourism sector.

Further resources: GSTC Destination Criteria, Section A+B

The Future of Tourism Coalition is a collaborative effort to chart a new, more sustainable direction for tourism and shift the status quo. The Coalition is pursuing a shared global mission: to place destination needs at the center of tourism’s new future. Through the commitment of their Guiding Principles, the greater travel industry and destination agencies can align around a path forward for a more sustainable future for tourism.  
Coalition Advisor: The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) 
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