Tour operator G Adventures is to host a series of live debates with travel industry leaders to discus how the travel industry might re-emerge from Covid-19 differently.
The small group specialist’s virtual Retravel Live series will be calling on consumers, travel agents and suppliers to help ‘shine a light on the traveller’s power to enact change and contribute to making the new way of travel better for everyone’.
Founder Bruce Poon Tip will host the first session in the series: Retravel Live: An important conversation about travel.
He said: “I’m honoured to sit alongside this panel of expert special guests who are all proven thought leaders in the world of travel. We’re all united in our vision that travel can and must be done better, and together we’ll be tackling the hottest issues facing the industry, discussing how we can ‘retravel’ the right way, and sharing tangible ways our audience can make the right decisions.”
Announcing the event, a G Adventures spokeswoman said: “The current global pandemic has given us all pause for thought. While the travel industry is meeting its gravest challenge to-date, there is a huge opportunity for a new style of travel to emerge; one that is centred around cultural exchange and ensuring local people and places benefit from all forms of travel. For too long the travel industry has been exploitative, but times are changing and travel companies and travellers need to evolve.”
The first Retravel Live event will take place on September 30, 2020 at 12pm EDT, and will cover the impact of the shift from ‘overtourism’ to ‘undertourism’, whether the new buzzword ‘regenerative travel’ will be more than just a fad, and how travellers can take actionable steps to ‘retravel’ better when they book their next holiday.
Guest panellists are Elizabeth Becker, author of Overbooked, Juliet Kinsman, sustainability editor at Conde Nast Traveller U.K. and George Stone, editor in chief of National Geographic Traveler.
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