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Travel Weekly to host first Sustainability Summit

Travel Weekly is to host its first Sustainability Summit this autumn as the travel industry looks to rebuild following the crippling effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The half-day event will be held in central London on Wednesday, November 24, shining a light on the future of the industry just weeks after the conclusion of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference.

The summit will feature panel discussions, presentations and interviews featuring industry leaders and experts in the field, with confirmed speakers so far including:

  • Steve Heapy, chief executive, Jet2
  • Jane Ashton, sustainability director, easyJet
  • Alistair Pritchard, lead partner, travel & aviation, Deloitte
  • Xavier Font, professor of sustainability marketing, Surrey University, and advisor to the Duke of Sussex’s Travalyst coalition
  • Ukko Metsola, European director general, Clia
  • Giles Hawke, chief executive, Cosmos and Avalon Waterways

Lucy Huxley, editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly Group, said: “The priority for the industry is to rebuild following the devastating impact of the pandemic, but it is clear that it must do so in a sustainable way to ensure it has a long-term future.

“The topic of sustainability has been a mainstay of Travel Weekly in-person and virtual events prior to and during the enforced shutdown of the industry, and with the COP26 conference taking place shortly, we felt it was an appropriate time to expand our focus with this half-day summit dedicated to the subject.”

Attendance at the Travel Weekly Sustainability Summit will be by invitation-only. However, if you would like to register your interest in attending should places become available, please complete the form below.

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