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The Future of Sustainability - Shared screen with speaker view
Evelyn Kanter
27:25
Happy birthday Jessica
David Swanson
29:02
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?
Andrea Holbrook
37:12
You can say that again.
Lisa Beach
39:18
Yes, happy birthday, Jessica! :)
jacqueline swartz
41:06
I have never seen so much plastic.
Jannes Soerensen
46:22
https://www.thebeaumont.com/sustainability
Nicole Robinson
47:48
andBeyond.com/impact
David Swanson
50:09
https://www.andbeyond.com/impact/
Chez Chesak
50:36
Great initiative - from a great company, for sure.
David Swanson
52:20
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.
Pavia Rosati
52:26
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…)
David Swanson
52:43
Great question!
Karen Misuraca
54:17
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!
Karen Misuraca
55:01
It’s Karen Misuraca last message — for some reason my name doesn’t show up.
Elizabeth Hansen
56:41
more specific examples please about ways to protect the environment while keeping guests safe
Ethan Gelber
58:12
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.
Chez Chesak
58:51
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.
Chez Chesak
59:03
Great point (as always) Ethan.
Meryl Pearlstein
01:01:13
Can anyone talk about the problem with oceans? plastics? affect on our seafood and food chain? What are you all doing to address this?
Chez Chesak
01:09:18
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!
nancy wigston
01:12:24
Thanks for a very important topic--much appreciated.
Sherry Spitsnaugle
01:14:01
Great info! Thanks, all!
Karisa Lui
01:16:39
That's is an inspiring topic and needs long term efforts. Thanks for orgainising the session.
Alison Abbott
01:18:54
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!
Jane Wooldridge
01:19:32
Excellent speakers and information. Thank you!
Barbara Golden
01:19:54
great info. Bob. Love tourism funding the educational opportunities. That is sustainability
Jessica Upchurch
01:20:05
Thank you all!
Ethan Gelber
01:20:10
From someone who has been writing about sustainability for 30 years, this has been excellent. Thank you all!
Laura Bennett
01:20:19
Excellent - thank you so much!
Judi Cohen
01:20:58
Thank you all !
Lisa Beach
01:21:16
Thank you!
Joan Tapper
01:21:28
Quite a complex topic and a good start.
Juliet Kinsman
01:21:30
Thanks. Really great chat and always good to have sustainability spotlit.
Patricia Winn
01:21:35
thank you, everyone!
Karisa Lui
01:22:13
Great session, thanks!