VICTORIA — The IMPACT Sustainability Travel-and-Tourism Conference is finalizing its program for Jan. 23 to Jan. 26, 2022. The purpose of this conference is to provide resources and solutions to ensure Canada’s tourism industry recovers with a deeper focus on sustainability and re-generation.

The conference will kick-off with the Canadian Tourism: The Great Re-start panel discussion to explore ways that Canada’s tourism industry can not only recover but thrive in the coming years. Panelists include Marsha Walden, president and CEO, Destination Canada (DC); Keith Henry, president and CEO, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC); and Beth Potter, president and CEO, Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC).

Additional programs include:

  • Annual Climate Reality Check with Robert Sandford
  • Decolonization of Tourism with the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada
  • Pecha Kucha: Clean Tech Solutions for Tourism
  • Biodiversity Reality Check with Dr. Harvey Locke
  • Ancient Ecosystems: Why Biodiversity Matters to Canadian Tourism
  • Vision for Re-generative Tourism
  • Doughnut Economics & Tourism
  • Pathways to Decarbonize Tourism
  • Fundamentals of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Greg DeShields of Tourism Diversity Matters
  • Destination Master Planning
  • Case Studies for Re-generative Tourism
  • Shouldering the Invisible Burden with Jeremy Sampson of The Travel Foundation

In addition to the conference, IMPACT is offering a Day of IMPACT on Jan. 22, 2022, where delegates can experience the Saanich Peninsula and explore a variety of purpose-driven businesses that prioritize re-generative tourism practices. The cost is additional, with transportation, food and drink included.

Early-bird registration for the conference closes on Nov. 30, 2021.


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