Join Liz Ferrin of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and Frank Schaefer of SXSW and travel industry leaders for a networking session and moderated discussion about sustainable travel, both at the SXSW Eco conference and beyond. ATTA and SXSW Eco are co-hosting this AdventureConnect/Sustainable Travel Meet Up on Tuesday, October 8 at 4:30PM at the Meet Up Pavilion.
Discussion topics will include: ecological and cultural conservation, poverty reduction, public policy, sustainable business development in the areas of infrastructure, transportation, food, agriculture, hotels, restaurants, tour operators.
Meet with key thought leaders in micro-finance, academia, conservation, tourism development, film, policy, gear development, activism, and tour operations.
This is your chance to be a founder in the development of a steering committee that will help shape sustainable travel integration at future SXSW Eco conferences.
Some topics we want to see discussed include ecological and cultural conservation, poverty reduction, public policy, sustainable business development in the areas of infrastructure, transportation, food, agriculture, hotels, restaurants and tour operators. What topics can you bring to the table? What connections do you want to make?
Bring your unique viewpoint of the tourism industry to join this discussion. Ultimately, and this is a bold statement, we hope to plant the seeds of a steering committee that will help shape a Sustainable Travel component at future SXSW Eco conferences.
SXSW is proud to partner with Adventure Travel and Trade Association for this AdventureConnect/Sustainable Travel Meet Up. ATTA Members represent a thriving community of more than 800 responsible, profitable businesses, destinations and media who transform customers and businesses alike into advocates for sustainability and justice worldwide. Their members, spanning six continents and more than 60 countries, include tour operators, destination marketing organizations, tourism boards, specialty travel agents, guides, accommodations, media and service providers.