The Future of Sustainability - Shared screen with speaker view
Happy birthday Jessica
I’m seeing a big re-trench in travel sustainability due to COVID. Disposables, in particular, have become rampant. What types of solutions are being proposed so that we don’t lose the hard-won forward momentum on sustainability achieved over the last decade or two?
You can say that again.
Yes, happy birthday, Jessica! :)
I have never seen so much plastic.
Great initiative - from a great company, for sure.
My first experience with &Beyond 21 years ago (when it was called Conservation Corporation Africa) in Zimbabwe and Botswana remains one of the most magical and enriching experiences of my life.
Very interesting (and smart!) to see a city hotel in the mix, because country/nature-based hotels seem to get more attention for sustainability initiatives. Are there fundamental differences between how city vs. country hotels operate when it comes to sustainability? For example, do city hotels have different limitations imposed by government resources? (Forgive stereotypical terms to describe city/country difference…)
As Bob mentioned, more than ever, journalists are key to making travelers aware of the true reality of sustainability practices at today’s properties, destinations, attractions, activities, tours—we need boots on the ground. It’s no longer viable as it may have been in the past to write about places you’ve never been or haven’t been in ten years, etc. Mission statements and news releases about sustainable practices are great, but travelers can’t make good choices unless they have the chance to learn from journalists/photographers/videographers about what’s up and what;s true in “real time.” That means getting us out to your properties/tours/destinations pronto!
It’s Karen Misuraca last message — for some reason my name doesn’t show up.
more specific examples please about ways to protect the environment while keeping guests safe
Another important element of the holistic approach to sustainability — one that has always been there, but now has been thrust to the forefront — is identity (race, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability etc.). I’d love to hear a thought or few about how this is being taken into consideration when people think about sustainability.
David, I’ll have to tell you about my first game drive in SA, at &Beyond’s Phinda Lodge. Mind. Blowing. Truly epic - even the South African travel advisors in my truck were blown away.
Great point (as always) Ethan.
Can anyone talk about the problem with oceans? plastics? affect on our seafood and food chain? What are you all doing to address this?
Must run. Brilliant panel and topic. Thank you to the producer and organizers (and of course the panelists). Please keep up the great work all!
Thanks for a very important topic--much appreciated.
Great info! Thanks, all!
That's is an inspiring topic and needs long term efforts. Thanks for orgainising the session.
Thanks so much to everyone. Feels good to hear the topic of sustainability becoming part of a more mainstream conversation. Travel as change for the good!
Excellent speakers and information. Thank you!
great info. Bob. Love tourism funding the educational opportunities. That is sustainability
Thank you all!
From someone who has been writing about sustainability for 30 years, this has been excellent. Thank you all!
Excellent - thank you so much!
Thank you all !
Quite a complex topic and a good start.
Thanks. Really great chat and always good to have sustainability spotlit.
thank you, everyone!
Great session, thanks!