General Session II: People

General Session II: People

People: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Harnessing Equity, Education, and Empowerment in Tourism 

The session will explore the pivotal role of nurturing diversity, fostering equity, ensuring inclusion, and advancing education within the tourism sector to empower individuals and drive sustainable development.

Recognizing that people are at the heart of the tourism industry, this session will explore strategies to ensure that the rights and needs of all individuals, across the tourism value chain, are respected as well as equitably represented.

From the workforce to host communities, marginalized groups and visitors alike, the session will examine strategies to prioritize people-centric approaches that promote diversity, inclusion, and well-being.

Through engaging discussions and real-world examples, the aim is to share actionable insights that will cultivate a thriving and inclusive tourism sector that benefits all stakeholders.