Focus on Travel News Gazette today covered the upcoming ITB Berlin Conference, which will feature ATTA President Shannon Stowell as a moderator for a panel on sustainable travel:
On 10 March 2011 the ITB CSR Day will discuss whether sustainable tourism represents a long-term trend in this sector or whether it is simply a fad. Among those taking part in a panel discussion entitled ”A paradigm shift or simply hype?” will be Erika Harms, Executive Director of the Tourism Sustainability Council (TSC) and Senior Advisor on Tourism at the United Nations Foundation, and Peter Liney, CEO of STA Travel. Jose Dominic, Managing Director of CGH Earth Hotels, Enrice Ducrot, Managing Director of Ecoluxury, and Farsin Walizadeh, Head of Operations & Development, Costa Navarino, TEMES S.A will discuss the following topic: “Luxury and ecological sustainability – friends or foes?“ . The panel discussion will be moderated by Shannon Stowell, President of the ATTA Adventure Travel Trade Association.
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