Thursday, July 4, 2024

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The Global Summit in Tenerife was held by the University of La Laguna, in association with the University of Strathclyde and Turismo de Tenerife, from June 19 to 21 in the Canary Islands, Spain, with the central theme “Tourism: The State of the Art”. This event was the third installment in the series, following previous gatherings in Scotland in 1994 and 2004.

This international conference attracted experts from 15 countries and 20 different universities, including a mix of public and private sectors, research institutes and various institutions.

Mr. Luigi Cabrini, GSTC ChairAttended the program and participated in an innovative discussion about “Sustainable Tourism – Environmental Responsibility and Environmental Transition” With colleagues: José Juan Lorenzo, Promoter Government of the Canary Islands, Rachel Dodds of the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (Canada), Christoph Kiessling of the Loro Park Foundation and Manuel Ferreira of the TUI Care Foundation; Turespa General Manager D. The discussion was moderated by Miguel Sanz Castedo.

Mr. Cabrini emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts in the field of sustainable tourism, said, “Only through collective action and shared responsibility can we ensure that the future of tourism is environmentally and economically sustainable. We must work together across sectors and borders to implement practices that protect our natural resources, support local communities and build resilient tourism economies. Our collective commitment to sustainability will shape the future of travel and tourism for generations to come.”

The agenda was packed with workshops, keynote addresses and panel discussions, providing a rich environment for the exchange of ideas and industry best practices. Attendees participated in dynamic sessions, connected with leading figures in the field, and explored creative solutions addressing both current and anticipated tourism issues.

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