5th Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit 2021

  • The Day of the Mesoamerican Reef will be celebrated during the event
  • Professionals from more than 20 countries will share their experiences and the challenges of a new tourism

The pandemic has taught us many lessons; among them, that this is a crucial moment which calls for renewing the tourism industry. Aware of that, this is, in fact, one of the main topics of the Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit, the most important sustainable and socially responsible tourism event in Ibero-America. It will be held September 6-9, celebrating its 5th edition this year.

This event, to be held at the Conventions Center of the Paradisus Hotel in Cancun, by Melía, is directed to all professionals in tourism, the environment, and development who wish to be current on the various topics.

“The event, which for the first time will be held in a hybrid fashion, will focus on the reinvention of tourism, so necessary worldwide. To reconstruct, rediscover, regenerate, and recover tourism, these will be the central pillars of the forum this year,” said Vicente Ferreyra, president of the event’s Organizing Committee.

The SSTS will follow all the national and global biosafety protocols, while the Organizing Committee is in constant communication with the authorities to guarantee a safe event for participants.

During the 5th edition of the SSTS there will be conferences, panel discussions, and alternate sessions on innovation, entrepreneurial social responsibility in the industry, regenerative tourism, financial opportunities, and the work of the private sector, investment, technological revolution, and tourism, among others.

“Speakers from countries such as Great Britain, Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Italy, Japan, Spain, Canada and the Dominican Republic will share their views on the topic of our concern,” he said.

Participating in this year’s program are figures such as Natalia Bayona, Director of Innovation, Education, and Investments of the World Tourism Organization (WTO), Anna Pollock, founder of Conscious Travel (Great Britain); Anna Spenceley, expert in sustainable tourism (Papua New Guinea); and Kei Shibata, co-founder and CEO of Venture Republic Group – LINE TRAVEL jp and Trip 101 (Japan), among others.

Moreover, the Day of the Mesoamerican Reef will be celebrated on Wednesday September 8th, during which other topics will be addressed, such as the international experience of tourism and reefs, tourism and the indigenous communities, tourism in the ecoregion, and the significance of collaborative networks between tourism, technology, blockchain and NFTs, as well as best practices.

In addition, and given the importance that the world’s second most barrier reef is located in our region, the event will devote a day to focus on the Mesoamerican Reef, a resource shared by Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. 

Those who wish to participate may register through the official page: www.sustainablesocialtourism.org. A proof of attendance will be provided at the end of the forum.

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