Talking changes in travel and tourism

At this year’s Summit, Robin joined a discussion panel titled, “Cybersecurity: Are you ahead of the curve?” Check out the video of the discussion:

With the many new technologies available to the travel and tourism industry, the issue of cyber security is front of mind and constantly evolving. Along with moderator Matt Vella from Time Magazine and fellow panelists Nick Fishwick from HSBC, Dee Waddell from IBM, and Adam Weissenberg from Deloitte, Robin discussed how we can be prepared for the security threats that new technology brings to the sector, with the aim of ensuring traveler safety and the resilience of the industry.

The panel was just one of a number of fascinating conversations held at this year’s Summit. For more highlights of the event, check out this video from the WTTC website: Global Summit 2018 Highlights.

Focusing on sustainability

Sustainable development was another subject for discussion at this year’s event. The WTTC not only encourages sustainability within the industry but is also a platform for responsible development. This was demonstrated at this year’s event through the launch of the WTTC’s Declaration against Illegal Wildlife Trade, which both takes a stand against illegal wildlife tourism and promotes responsible wildlife-based tourism.

The WTTC also hosts the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, where it recognizes organizations in the industry who work to the highest ethical standards. The awards encourage both environmental protections and the socio-economic well-being of people around the world.

Putting this commitment to sustainability into action, this year’s WTTC Summit was followed by a volunteer event jointly organized by WTTC and Tourism Cares. Robin Ingle joined other attendees of the summit to help transform a Buenos Aires ecological park into a sustainable educational facility by planting native trees, restoring a historic bridge, and putting together educational brochures.

With the example of this year’s WTTC Summit, the future of the travel and tourism industry looks bright indeed.