We see our role as a catalyst for change, ensuring the tourism industry positively impacts destinations. An important part of this is advocating for fair, inclusive, and climate-friendly tourism.
The Travel Foundation speaks at leading summits and conferences around the world, engaging with both public and private partners, such as at the COP Climate Summits, CityDNA Conference and General Assembly, Phocuswright, Skift Sustainable Tourism Summit, High-Level Thematic Debate on Tourism at the United Nations General Assembly, City Nation Place Global, WTM London, ITB Berlin. As well as directly supporting DMOs such as at the California Travel Summit, VisitScotland Journey to Net Zero, Athens AGORA Travel Trade Event, the Colorado Tourism Conference and many more.
We continue collaborating with organizations to cover topics such as measuring tourism’s impact and success, supporting stakeholder engagement, improving local supply chains, decarbonisation, equity, adaptation, financing and climate action in tourism.
In the last few years, we have presented at hundreds of events, spreading the word about rebalancing tourism to industry professionals and destination management organisations worldwide.
See our team members in action by clicking on the links below.
We recognise that many destinations face the same challenges and seek the same solutions. Our events aim to catalyze action, create community, show best practices, and innovate by bringing together under one roof those leading the way.
Together we can look at what comes next, not just sit and listen but be active, participate, and get working!
Our events are opportunities for industry leaders and members to immerse themselves in detail, giving space to learn, engage and create. Therefore, participants will return to their destinations with actionable initiatives, strong partnerships, and inspiration to accelerate change in tourism.
Explore some of our past webinars:
Creating the right mindset for action: This webinar aimed to encourage discussions on climate action in the tourism industry by sharing successful strategies and inspiring organizations to move from planning to implementation. It focuses on fostering a positive mindset for taking action, effective approaches to engaging stakeholders, and the importance of executive-level alignment and involvement in climate action initiatives.
Working with your network for increased impact: With the tourism sector increasingly on the front line of climate change, how can organisations ensure that their Climate Action Plans have the greatest possible impact? In this webinar, we explored how to maximise your impact by working with, engaging and supporting your network, supply chain, communities and members. For many organisations, it is across these networks that their greatest impacts are likely to occur and therefore where there is the greatest potential to effect change.
Applying a justice lens to climate action in tourism: Destinations have very different and unequal paths ahead of them: some will find it easier to decarbonise than others, and some are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. What might that mean for tourism businesses and governments seeking to take effective climate action? We’ll explore the concept of “climate justice” and offer a space for questions such as: In what ways is the travel and tourism sector linked with climate-related injustices? How might travel and tourism address these and support a “just transition”? What does inclusive tourism look like?