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The Tourism Recovery and Resilience Dialogue Event 3

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The Tourism Recovery and Resilience Dialogue Event 3
The Tourism Recovery and Resilience Dialogue Event 3

Time & Location

13 Jan 2021, 14:30 – 16:00

Online Event

About the event

Workshop 3 of the Tourism Recovery and Resilience Dialogue: How to turn future headwinds into opportunities

In the general public, ecological challenges, namely climate change, have been relegated to the fringe by COVID-19. However, their importance for tourism has not diminished, but will further increase in the future. Therefore, ecological sustainability will be key to long-term competitiveness.

Leading public and private executives from around the world tell you how COVID-19 has influenced their strategies and measures regarding ecological sustainability. They share with you how they (try to) gain a competitive edge by measuring, reducing, and communicating the ecological footprint of their organisation or destination, and how they improve tourism's ecological performance and resilience by strengthening local and nearby markets.

During the third workshop, you will be able to listen to and discuss with the following actors about these questions:

  • Hauser Exkursionen: Manfred Häupl, Executive Director
  • Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority: Arvind Bundhun, Director
  • The Lux Collective, Mauritius: Paul Jones, Founder & President
  • Turismo del Futuro, a public-private Mexican initiative: Miguel Torruco Marqués, Minister of Tourism (video interview); Rosi Amerena, Coordinator of "Turismo del
  • Futuro" (participation in live discussion)
  • WWF (Germany): Martina von Münchhausen, Senior Programme Manager Sustainable Tourism

The Tourism Recovery and Resilience Dialogue (TouRRD)

TouRRD is organised by the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, in cooperation with the Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, the UN World Tourism Organization, and the World Economic Forum. It takes place between November 2020 and January 2021, and provides orientation and inspiration to decision-makers by linking short-term recovery actions with medium- and long-term strategies of resilience and sustainability. How do we do that?

  • We establish a virtual, goal-oriented and documented exchange of ideas and experiences between policy makers and business leaders from advanced, emerging, and developing economies
  • We enable a direct interaction between the protagonists of this high-level dialogue and a broad audience, including small and medium-sized organisations
  • We run an online platform, which makes the statements, cases and insights of the TouRRD constantly accessible and enriches them with additional relevant information and data

What are the key features of the TouRRD?

  1. We focus on practical and concrete examples of recovery and resilience measures.
  2. We address topics related to all three dimensions of sustainable development (ecology, economy, society).
  3. We tackle challenges of general relevance that can only be overcome through partnerships along the value chain, within the public and private sector, and/or between them.
  4. Our approach is that important issues can be resolved through (improved) collection, availability, interpretation, and/or communication of data (“data perspective”).

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