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It will bring together sustainable tourism leaders for Mexico and Latin America

From September 6 to 9, 2021, the fifth edition of the Summit on Sustainable and Social Tourism will be held in Cancun, the aim of which is the participation of more than one hundred national and global leaders in sustainable tourism to exchange information and replicate models of sustainability in Mexico and Latin America.

Vicente Ferreyra Acosta, Chairman of the Organizing Committee and representative of Sustentur, gave details of the fifth edition of this three-day event to be held in Cancun, bringing together businessmen, academics, public officials and those interested in sustainable tourism. .

This forum has become the most important of its kind in the Americas and stands out as one of the most important in the world. “More than a hundred organizations that have signed our Manifesto for Sustainable, Solidarity and Socially Responsible Tourism are currently participating in this scheme and are part of a network,” Ferreira Acosta said.

In these years, more than 130 professionals from about twenty countries participated and this year speakers from Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the Dominican Republic, Japan and Italy, among others, will participate.

“We have attended over 1,500 people at these four previous events, all of them high-level professionals, which is one of the added values ​​of the Summit and the quality of the people who accompany us, the quality of communications we can make very relevant,” Ferreira Acosta said.

From this event, more than 300 appointments and business initiatives were created between sustainable tourism providers and companies in the sector.

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“The Summit is a very important space for generating trends, it is not just an event, it is a platform for networking and a platform for exchanging experiences, and where we communicate to set the trend,” he said.

This year the summit is an important event to restore tourism in Latin America from a sustainable perspective. This fifth edition, to be held in person and virtually, will only have the physical presence of 130 local, national and international leaders, under health security protocols.

He added, “We will take the Meliá safe stay protocols approved by the health authorities, with the aim of making it a recovery-producing event but a safe event.”

Topics such as the future, innovation, entrepreneurship, recovery, circular economy and renewable tourism, among others, will be covered under an outline of conferences, panel discussions, round tables and parallel sessions where public and private sector organizations will talk about sustainable tourism.

Edition: Laura Espejo

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