Webinar: Taking Climate Action for the Future of Tourism Webinar


There is a good reason why many of those who have signed up to our guiding principles for the future of tourism has also joined Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency. In this webinar, jointly hosted by Tourism Declares and the Future of Tourism Coalition, you can hear how these two initiatives, launched within a few months of each other last year, are complementary and connected. We’ll look at what is involved in declaring a climate emergency, measuring your carbon footprint, and preparing a climate action plan, and we’ll update you on our collaboration to develop climate action blueprints and raise the profile of tourism in the build-up to the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow in November.



Marco Lucero, Co-founder of Cuidadores de Destinos and Turismo Declara

Jeremy Sampson, Chair of the Future of Tourism Coalition, CEO of the Travel Foundation

Paloma Zapata, CEO at Sustainable Travel International

Jeremy Smith, Co-founder of Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency

Arica Sears, Deputy Director of Oregon Coast Visitors Association

The Reset Tourism Webinar Series: Tourism is at a crossroads. This webinar series focuses on the three things the tourism industry must focus on in order to move past business as usual and toward a more resilient, regenerative, equitable, and sustainable tourism economy.

Destination Stewardship and Stakeholder Engagement: The first in the series, the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) and the Destination Stewardship Center (DSC) discuss innovative forms of governance and collaboration that will enable a more holistic approach to tourism management and development, and bring new skills, resources, and levers for change, to develop resiliency, community contentment, and each destination’s unique intrinsic appeal.


Measuring Tourism’s Impacts and Success: We will discuss new, simple, measures of success that go beyond visitor numbers and overall spend, recognizing the true value of tourism - both its costs and benefits – and understanding how it will contribute to a destination’s health and community wellbeing.


Local and Sustainable Supply Chains: We will discuss local entrepreneurship and product innovation to boost employment and increase the amount of locally owned businesses in the tourism supply chain, to create authentic, positive, low-impact experiences, and to transition to a low-carbon, circular economy.