Debates with specialists from different regions of Latin America shed light on themes necessary for the development of the segment
São Paulo, July 14th 2021 – One of the highlights of previous editions of WTM Latin America, Responsible Tourism will also be presented by speakers in this year’s edition, which takes place on August 10, 11 and 12, starting at 8 am, in a completely virtual way. Entries can be made at this link. During the debates, actions taken to give more prominence to this segment of tourism will be addressed.
For Gustavo Pinto, Responsible Tourism Advisor at WTM Latin America, this category is important to highlight other aspects that did not receive so much attention before. “Our goal is to encourage professionals who have innovative ideas to expand social impact, who are attentive to environmental and economic causes and encourage the taking of responsibility in tourism – a sector that will be central to sustainable development in the post-pandemic world”, he explains.
The first discussion will answer the question “Is community tourism ready to do business in Latin America?” and will feature four important names who are leading community tourism development processes in Latin America. Karen Bellato Pérez, co-founder and COO of Komú (Mexico), Laura Romero, co-founder and impact leader of Awake Travel (Colombia), Angelina Martinez, communications manager for the Global Ecotourism Network, and Felipe Zalamea, founder of Sumak Travel (Costa Rica; United Kingdom) are the guests of the panel that will discuss the use of technology and how it is changing processes in communities, in addition to addressing trends in the world of travel and the search for more authentic experiences with nature and immersion in culture location, among other topics. The full content will be available on Tuesday, August 10th at 2 pm.
Another relevant subject that will be addressed at WTM Latin America Virtual is “Afrotourism: An expanding market”. In partnership with Muda! Brazilian Collective for Responsible Tourism, Solange Barbosa, CEO and founder of Rota da Liberdade, Thaís Rosa Pinheiro, CEO of Conectando Territórios, and Carlos Humberto da Silva Filho, CEO and founder of Diáspora Black, will bring the Racial Agenda on their panel. entered the agenda of the Experience Tourism Market, covering segments that involve culture, ancestry, and new narratives for the Afro universe, in addition to detailing the expansion of Afro Tourism in Brazil and worldwide. Those registered for the event will be able to follow the conversation on Wednesday, August 12th, at 2 pm.
Thaís Del Ben, marketing manager at WTM Latin America comments that “Responsible Tourism has always been present in WTM Latin America editions, but I feel that this moment we are living will make us open our eyes even more to issues as important as communities, the environment and the changes that have taken place and what the future of the planet will be in the coming years.”
WTM Latin America Virtual
Date: August 10, 11 and 12 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
From: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (BRT) or from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm (GMT)