Overview

GTF Earth for Sustainability

The World Tourism Forum Institute announces the launch of the Global Tourism Forum EARTH Summit (GTF EARTH). The platform aims at enriching the sustainability think tank with all stakeholders who are acting directly and indirectly for sustainable tourism growth.

GTF EARTH is an online summit. Its theme, “Travel, Protect, Respect,” conveys the message of greener earth through greener tourism. It will be launched on March 30, 2023.

Message From Secretary General:

“Sustainability is not just a trend, it’s a necessity for the survival of tourism industry. We must prioritize preserving our natural and cultural heritage for future generations, as well as ensuring that local communities benefit from tourism. Only by embracing sustainable practices, can we create a truly sustainable tourism industry.”

Message From Secretary General:

“Sustainability is not just a trend, it’s a necessity for the survival of tourism industry. We must prioritize preserving our natural and cultural heritage for future generations, as well as ensuring that local communities benefit from tourism. Only by embracing sustainable practices, can we create a truly sustainable tourism industry.”

Travel, Protect, Respect...

Tourism is a crucial sector for many economies, but it can also significantly impact the environment and local communities. Unsustainable tourism practices can lead to the overuse of resources, pollution, and damage to natural and cultural heritage.

The event will feature online keynote speakers and panel discussions from industry experts. It will also showcase sustainable tourism businesses and organizations, allowing them to share their innovative practices and ideas.

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GTF Earth, March 30 2023

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Speakers

Tentative list of Speakers for the GTF Earth 2023:

Maria Ramos

Master of Ceremony, Journalist and TV Presenter at TRT World

Dr. Harold Goodwin

Managing Director Responsible Tourism Partnership

Susanne Andersson

CEO, Visit Sweden

Peta Milan

Principal Henmil Group Family Office

Jóhanna a Bergi

CEO of Atlantic Airways

Marie-Caroline Laurent

Director General, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe


Chi Vu ​

Managing Director, Lotus Cruises

Dr. Tom Selänniemi​

Former chairman of the Tour Operators’ Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Finland and Former Corporate Relations Director for UNICEf Finland.

Mauro Gasparotti

Director, Savills Hotels, Asia Pacific

Nelly O . Gedeon

CEO of Wayaj

Jeannette Ceja

TV Host and Travel Journalist

Anna Pollock

Founder of Conscious Travel

Johanna Fischer

Owner and Managing Director, tmf dialogue marketing GmbH

Dr. Joel Hooper

COO and Head of Product – JET Group

Paloma Zapata

Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Travel International

Catherine Germier - Hamel

Destination Mekong, CEO

Andrew Cameron

Global Sustainability Project Director, Accor

Angela Gerekou

President of Greek National Tourism Organization

Bill Reid

Principal Regenesis Consulting

Camilla Zedendahl

CEO Royal Djurgården Interest Association

Claudia Bogensperger

International Green Key Coordinator & Project Manager, Green Key

Dr. Stéphanie C. Lefrère

Author Of Climate Change in Lapland Book

Duangmala Phommavong

Co-Founder and Partner of EXO Travel Laos

Harri Kainulainen

Founder, Cuusi

Josh Thomas

CEO Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Australia

Madhu Rajesh

Senior Director, Water & Agriculture, Coca-Cola

Rodrigo Esponda Cascajares

Managing Director of Los Cabos Tourism Board, Mexico

Ville Saarelainen

CEO, Hemka

Jorge Rosilla

CEO ECO Airport Galapagos

Peter Jangbratt

Country Managing Director Sweden, Scandic Hotels

Petra Thomas

CEO Forum Anders Reisen

Caro Degryse

Co-Founder Humus Tourism Consultancy, Training & Development

Sumaira Isaacs

General Manager, Gulf Dunes DMC

Timo Saranpää

Chairman of the Board, Kontiki Finland

Jukka Räisänen

GM Hotel St. George Helsinki

Raimo Kuru

CEO Safarartica

Sophea SOK

Regional Managing Director – Asia Pacific at Planeterra Foundation

Neal Bermas

Founder & Chairperson at STREETS International, CNN Hero

Finn Bolding Thomsen

Director, International Green Key

Gürkan Özer Boğaziçi

Consultant Municipality Of İstanbul Tourism Administration and Panel of Experts – World Tourism Barometer UNWTO

David Levanthall

Founder, Playa Viva

Zeyar Myo Aung

Deputy Director General, Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Rodrigo Esponda Cascajares

Managing Director of Los Cabos Tourism Board, Mexico

Ville Saarelainen

CEO, Hemka

Adrien Marie
General Manager Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran in Bali
Budi Tirtawisata
CEO,PT. Panorama Sentrawisata
Hariyadi Sukamdani
Ida Bagus Ngurah Wijaya
Founder of Bali Village and Former Chairman of Bali Tourism Board
On Lee
CEO & CTO GDP Labs
Josianne Cutajar

Member of the European Parliament

Alphonzus Widjaja
Chairman of Indonesia Shopping Center Association
Zeynep Utku
Co-Founder of GLOBART
Adi Satria
Senior Vice President Operations and Government Relations at ACCOR
Sam Woollard
CMO, Travala.com
Chris Kerin
Ari Respati
Presiden Director of ITDC-Mandalika
István Ujhelyi
Member of the European Parliament
Quoc Bao Ngo
Founder & CEO MyReality & Beyond
Ismail Ertug
Member of the European Parliament
Dimas Surya Yaputra
CCO, Tiket.com
Dr Valerie Levine
CEO Imperial Green Capital, green project investor UK
Peta Milan
Founder / Principal Henmil Group Family Office
Yulia Stark
Founder and President of the European Women’s Association
Dr Amit Sharma

Global Expert for Sustainable Development Issues

Sachin Manocha
Publisher, Mice Affairs Media Group
Armand Steinmeyer
Vice President of Business Development, The Ascott Limited
Claudia Tapardel
CCO, Ariva
Geraldine Low
Investor and Entrepreneur Founding & Managing Partner at Berioza Associates
José Ramón BAUZÁ DÍAZ
Member of European Parliament
Minh Duc Ngo
Chairman ASIA DMC
Shirley Tan
Chief Executive Officer, Rajawali Property Group
Tan Sri Dr Rebecca Sta

Executive Director, APEC Secretariat

Conrad Clifford

Senior Vice President & Deputy Director General IATA

Jesper Palmqvist

Senior Director Asia Pacific – STR

Jeremy Oppenheim
Founder & Managing Partner Systemiq
Ahmad Arab
The Vice-minister of Tourism of Saudi
Elena Kontoura
MEP
H.E. Dr. Htay Aung
Minister of Hotels and Tourism, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Sorcha Hellyer
BBC Global News (MC)
H.E. Dr. Htay Aung
Minister of Hotels and Tourism, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Sachin Manocha
Publisher, Mice Affairs Media Group

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Organizers

In collaboration with our host nations, the World Tourism Forum Institute is reshaping economies through tourism development. We do this by working with countries that have untold tourism stories to share, as well as countries with already established tourism industries that are seeking to drive the narrative about their current and future success. Our aim is to reduce the negative impact of tourism, by increasing the more positive impact of sustainable development goals in tourism globally. As the leading international tourism development and investment brand, the World Tourism Forum Institute, is a London, UK-based organisation, committed to promoting countries in the fields of tourism development, economic growth, FDI through tourism investments, and human resource development within the industry. The World Tourism Forum Institute creates a legacy for the host country, by way of carefully selected and tailor-made initiatives aiming to promote the country’s image internationally, create greater visibility and determine the industry’s objectives through soft power. These experiences – from Global Tourism Forum conferences, WTFI’s masterclasses, and international media promotions – are designed to strengthen the nation’s brand abroad, as well as highlight the importance of the tourism sector in the economic landscape.

Supporting Partners

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