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ITB Ministers’ Roundtable: Sustainable Destination Best Practices


March 4, 2020

17:00 - 17:45

CityCube Berlin, Hall A1

-In Cooperation with MC Group- 

  • Neglecting sustainability destroys the environment and culture, the local population revolts and tourists become discouraged.
  • Sustainability: the most important principle of destination planning.
  • Today: considerable differences in sustainability efforts.
  • Best practice countries explain their formulas for success.
  • Which policy measures can be used to achieve progress in sustainability and which measures are unsuccessful?
  • What economic successes do sustainability advances bring? What are the most difficult hurdles?
Moderated by:

Sasha Vakulina, Business Editor, Euronews

Panel guests:

H.E. Khalid Jassim Al Midfa, Chairman, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA)

Hon. Didier Dogley, Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, Seychelles

Dr. Dirk Glaesser, Director Sustainable Development of Tourism, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Hon. Þórdís Kolbrún R. Gylfadóttir, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation, Iceland

Hon. Mmamoloko Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane, Minister of Tourism, South Africa

Hon. Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State for Tourism, India

Hon. Savvas Perdios, Minister of Tourism, Cyprus

Hon. Maria Amalia Revelo Raventós, Minister of Tourism, Costa Rica

H.E. Ahmad bin Aqil al-Khatib, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage