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Sunday, November 10 • 09:00 - 10:00
Bridging the Gap Between Travel and Tourism: How WE Can Change the World

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We often think of tourism as something we ‘do’ or somewhere we go, but we rarely talk about why it matters. Understanding tourism as a whole, and not looking at it simply as a trip, is detrimental to the future of the industry - and the planet. With the aid of the United Nations SDGs, a set of 17 Global Goals adopted by the UN’s 193 Member States, we can see the real, sustainable difference our travels can make. This session will explore how our travels impact the world around us, and how we can contribute to a brighter global future, whether on the road or at home.

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Jessica Zijlstra

Jessica Zijlstra is the marketing and digital lead at ANITA MENDIRATTA & Associates, a London based global consultancy specialising in the sectors of Tourism and Development. Working directly with Anita Mendiratta, the Special Advisor of the Secretary General of the United Nations... Read More →

Sunday November 10, 2019 09:00 - 10:00 EET
Beta, Radisson Blu Hotel Elizabetes iela 55, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia