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Solving the sustainable travel puzzle: preserving the environment while keeping the machine working.

October 3, 2022
18:00 - 21:00

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The travel & Tourism industry has developed very fast in the last decades, taking communities out of poverty, showcasing remote or less known cultures and even becoming an important part of GDP in several countries.

Moreover, travel became a desired lifestyle and created a whole new hobby category for people across the globe.

And what about the Social side? Despite many gains, tourism also creates losses, leading to “modern” slavery or disturbing the real estate market.

So if we add plastic pollution, garbage & waste management in tourism, local economy and communities, we face many environmental challenges.

There is no other industry so prominently two-faced as this one, where both too much or too little can create imbalances across the globe. So How can we apply environment and social filters to this otherwise enriching and mind-opening life experience: travelling?

The next Züri Walk & Talk event, on October 3d, invites you to solve the classical sustainability puzzle: how can we do what we like while doing what is right? This time with a focus on tourism and travel.

In other words: HOW can we preserve the environment while keeping the machine working?

We will go through the different dimensions of the topic with various speakers to collect and discuss more points of view.

You will meet

  • The Sustainable Travel Entrepreneur speaks about how entrepreneurial spirit can bring innovation and frugality. Meet Hilary Matson, MBA from Yugen Earthside
  • The Research & Academia introduces how research and data can help transition to more sustainable tourism. Meet Paola Ossola teacher, researcher and social entrepreneur
  • The Tourism Destination covers the perspective of policy, strategy, and community benefits. Meet Nadin Santer from South Tyrol
  • The Hospitality & Events perspective, to see how we can transform the industry from the bottom up. Meet Théo Roblot from Betreat
  • The Association represents one of the most used forms of travel & tourism, the Business niche. Meet  the president of the ASTM – Association of Swiss Travel Management

Please, book your ticket here. 

Looking forward to meeting you,

The Züri Walk & Talk team 

COVID certificate: please note that we will be closely following the measures prescribed by the Federal Council at the time of the event.

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