WTM Responsible Tourism Advisor to lead travel debate during Dcarbonise Week

WTM Responsible Tourism Advisor to lead travel debate during Dcarbonise Week

 Taking place from 4-8 October 2021, Dcarbonise Week is a virtual sustainability summit investigating the latest developments in renewable and low-carbon energy generation

Harold Goodwin, WTM’s Responsible Tourism Advisor, will help set the agenda for WTM London when he moderates sessions about travel and sustainability during Dcarbonise Week 2021.

Taking place from 4-8 October 2021, Dcarbonise Week is a virtual sustainability summit investigating the latest developments in renewable and low-carbon energy generation, with a focus on the travel and tourism sector on the final day.

The three Dcarbonise Week sessions being moderated by Goodwin on 8 October are:

Taking place at 10am (BST), the session Fossil fuel is why aviation is travel and tourism’s Achilles heel. Is hydrogen the answer? will discuss how aviation can transition quickly to zero-carbon flying, and debate issues such as carbon offsetting and sustainable aviation fuel – and the more radical alternative: hydrogen.

Expert panellists joining Goodwin are Jane Ashton, Sustainability Director at easyJet;

John Strickland, Director at JLS Consulting; Keith Bushell, UK Environmental Affairs Stakeholder Manager at Airbus; and Adam Freeman, Group Head of Environmental Strategy, MAG.

The session Reducing carbon emissions in the accommodation sector taking place at 11.30am will showcase the best practices in reducing emissions in designing and building new hotels and retrofitting existing properties – and ask: are zero-emissions hotels possible?

Expert panellists joining Goodwin are Eric Ricaurte, of Greenview, Singapore; HC Vinayaka from ITC Hotels, India; and Claire Whitely, of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance.

The last session taking place at 12:30pm Reducing carbon emissions: tour operators, ground handlers and transport providers, panellists will talk about how they have taken carbon out of their operations.

Expert panellists joining Goodwin are Sam Bruce, Much Better Adventures; Dr Susanne Etti, Intrepid Travel; and Arnaud Masson, Sightseeing Business Line.

Jonathan Heastie is Event Director at Reed Exhibitions, responsible for Dcarbonise and sister event All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable and low-carbon energy exhibition and conference.

He said: “With Dcarbonise Week in autumn 2021 and All-Energy & Dcarbonise in May 2022, we will now straddle the all-important COP26 with two key events.”

WTM London Exhibition Director, Simon Press said:

“Harold has developed WTM’s flagship Responsible Tourism programme into a world-leading, preeminent series of events, so I am delighted to see he’s taking such an influential role in Dcarbonise Week.

“The Dcarbonise debates and panellists will raise vital issues for our sector and their insights will help set the stage for further discussion at WTM London.

“As we emerge from the devastating effects of the pandemic, we have to face up to the climate crisis and WTM London is the platform for the global travel and tourism sector to take these urgent issues into 2022 and beyond.”

The WTM London Responsible Tourism sessions will take place during the first day of WTM London (1-3 November), to be followed on the second day by the UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers’ Summit, which has the theme of Investing in Tourism’s Sustainable Future.

Taking place at the WTM Global Stage, WTM Responsible Tourism sessions on 1 November are:

On 2 November, Tuesday, WTM Responsible Tourism session will take place at the Travel Forward Stage and will discuss Responsible Technology for Travel & Tourism.

The UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers’ Summit, with the theme of Investing in Tourism’s Sustainable Future, will be on Tuesday 2 November on the WTM Global Stage.


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WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend three-day exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry. Around 50,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international media visit ExCeL London every November, generating over £3.71 billion in travel industry contracts. In 2020, WTM Virtual facilitated 20,000+ meetings and held 42 live content sessions over the 3-days show.

Next live event: Monday 1 to 3 November 2021 at ExCel London

Next WTM Virtual: Monday 8 to 9 November 2021 – Virtual


Travel Forward London is the leading travel technology event, co-located with WTM London. Travel Forward is renowned for showcasing the next-generation technologies for the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. Over 19,000 travel officials and 150+ innovative solution providers attend for 3 days of cutting-edge insights, open debate and unrivalled networking opportunities. The combination of a 2-day conference, interactive exhibition and start-up showcase makes Travel Forward truly unique.

Next live event: Monday 1 November to Wednesday 3 November 2021 at ExCel London

Next Travel Forward Virtual: Monday 8 November to Tuesday 9 November 2021 – Virtual


London Travel Week, brought to you by WTM London, is the one-stop-shop for event hosts and visitors to be able to shape the next 12 months of travel together. The festival of events supports the global travel and tourism industry through capturing invaluable news and enhancing industry connections.

Next event: Friday 29 October – Friday 5 November 2021


WTM Latin America takes place annually in São Paulo and attracts around 19,000 tourism professionals during a three-day event. The show offers qualified content, as well as networking and business opportunities. In its ninth edition – the first 100% virtual – WTM Latin America followed its focus on effective business generation and reached the milestone of 4,200 meetings held between buyers, travel agents and exhibitors. Next event: Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 April 2022 – Expo Center Norte, SP, Brazil


WTM Africa launched in 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. More than 6,000 travel industry professionals attend Africa’s leading inbound and outbound travel and tourism market. WTM Africa delivers a proven mix of hosted buyers, media, pre-scheduled appointments, on-site networking, evening functions and invited travel trade visitors.

Next event: Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 April 2022 – Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town http://africa.wtm.com/

Arabian Travel Market (ATM), now on its 29th year, is the leading, international travel and tourism event in the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. ATM 2021 showcased over 1,300 exhibiting companies from 62 countries across nine halls at Dubai World Trade Centre, with visitors from more than 140 countries over the four days. Arabian Travel Market is part of Arabian Travel Week. #IdeasArriveHere

Next in-person event: Sunday 8 to Wednesday 11 May 2022, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai https://www.wtm.com/atm/en-gb.html

Arabian Travel Week is a festival of events taking place within and alongside Arabian Travel Market 2022. Providing a renewed focus for the Middle East’s travel and tourism sector, it includes ATM Virtual, ILTM Arabia, Arival Dubai, Influencers’ events and activations, as well as Travel Forward. It also features the ATM Buyer Forums, ATM Speed Networking Events as well as a series of country summits.


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