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Event program
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Master of Ceremonies: Norie Quintos

Seleni Matus: Executive Director, International Institute of Tourism Studies, the George Washington University

Martha Honey: Executive Director and Cofounder, Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)


Helen Marano, Executive Vice President of External AFfairs, World Travel & Tourism Council

Manuel Butler, Executive Director, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

keynote address

Barcelona: Albert Arias Sans, Barcelona City Council 

historic cities

Moderator: Elizabeth Becker, Author & Journalist

Charleston, South Carolina: Dan Riccio, Department of Livability and Tourism, City of Charleston

National parks & protected areas

Moderator: Richard Bangs, White Nile Media & Mountain Travel Sobek

Canadian National Parks: Ed Jager, Parks Canada 

U.S. National Parks: Kevin Schneider, Acadia National Park

world Heritage sites

Moderator: Laura Hubber, White Nile Media & BBC World Service

Machu Picchu: Sarah Miginiac, G Adventures

Indonesia: Émilienne Baneth-Nouailhetas, Embassy of France, Indonesia

Coastal & Beach Communities

Moderator: David Jessop, Caribbean Council

Great Barrier Reef: Leigh Barnes, Intrepid Group

Jamaica: Dr. Andrew Spencer, Ministry of Tourism of Jamaica

national & regional destinations

Moderator: Jonathan Tourtellot, Destination Stewardship Center

Lake Tahoe: Julie Regan, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

Iceland: María Reynisdóttir, Tourism Specialist, Ministry of Industries and Innovation

Wrap Up & Proposed Solutions
Moderator: Arnie Weissmann, Editor in Chief, Travel Weekly