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It Takes an Island: Sustainability and the New Traveler

Category: Tourism, Posted:03 Jul 2020 | 10:13 am

A  special virtual sustainable event from C9 Hotelworks and Delivering Asia Communications will be held on  Thursday 9th July at 3:00 pm BKK / 4:00 pm Singapore.

Registration is free

While the present global crisis has effectively stopped travel in its tracks, one of the side effects has been the restoration of nature into many of Asia’s most popular destinations. While the reset has been a remarkable green shoot, the issue of sustainability needs to again become a key talking point for the travel, tourism and hotel sectors.

This virtual event is set to take a critical look at real life examples of positive outcomes in the face of adversity. From the hard decisions at Thailand’s Maya Bay, to creating hotel benchmarking; from the underwater view of a luxury resort nation to using green as a tourism attraction theme, the event topics are a fast-moving commentary of what is the best way forward for Asia in a post-crisis recovery climate.

The web event is also a prelude to the upcoming PHIST 2020 – A Virtual Event. PHIST stands for Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism and has over the past two years become the largest green hospitality event in Asia. This year, its set to evolve into an even larger platform for change.

Speakers

  • Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat, Thailand’s leading marine biologist and the man instrumental in closing Thailand’s Maya Bay. Take a look at before, during and after in this ground-breaking initiative on how to restore nature into an area impacted by mass tourism.
  • Eric Ricaurte, CEO of environmental benchmarking and consulting group Greenview and PHIST (Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism) co-organiser. He will speak about the metrics and benchmarking sustainability in hotels.
  • Dirk De Cuyper, CEO S Hotels & Resorts Public Company Limited will give insight on the Maldives’   Marine Discovery Centre which has taken a natural history view and integrated the underwater history of the island nation in a unique initiative.
  • Matt Carlisle Operations Manager, XCO2. A leading global environmental consultancy will get back into the hotel box and take a deep dive into creating sustainable hotel rooms from the ground up as well as retro-fitting older properties.
  • Claudine Nagiah, Sustainability Director, Blue Tree Phuket on how they have built an eco-focused tourism attraction in one of Asia’s most popular resort destinations and dared to be different.
  • Bill Barnett, Managing Director of leading consulting group C9 Hotelworks and co-organizer of PHIST (Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism) takes an inside look at the upcoming Green Planet Learning Hub educational initiative for Thai school children and previews the September PHIST 2020 Virtual Event.

Moderator

  • David Johnson, CEO, Delivering Asia Communications Heads Asia’s leading hospitality PR company. Based in Bangkok, DACspecialises in strategic communications, media relations and digital marketing  across every Asian marketplace.

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