Tourism Broadens the Mind: Can We Do More?

Tourism Broadens the Mind: Can We Do More?

01 May 2019, 11:30 - 12:15

Inspiration Theatre 1

Tourists are increasingly demanding memorable experiences, opportunities for meaningful connections with local people, one of the great benefits of travel and tourism is the opportunities it creates for people from very different religions, cultures and backgrounds to meet and for the traveller or tourist to learn more of the history and way of life of the communities they visit. As Krippendorf, the founder of Responsible Tourism pointed out, "every individual tourist builds up or destroys human values while travelling". What can those of us in the industry do to foster understanding and celebrate diversity?


  • Harold Goodwin


    WTM Responsible Tourism Advisor

    Harold is WTM's Responsible Tourism Advisor, he puts together the flagship Responsible Tourism programme at WTM London which attracts 2000...

  • Nada Badran



    Wander With Nada

    Nada is a former strategy professional turned entrepreneur. She is the founder of a tourism business in the UAE called Wander With, offering cultural...

  • Husam Jubran


    Director of Tour Guide Development

    MEJDI Tours

    Husam Jubran, Director of Tour Guide Development, MEJDI Tours Husam Jubran is one of the leading tour guides in Palestine focusing on responsible...

  • Dr. Hayat Shamsuddin


    Vice President - Arts and Culture, Visitor Experience Division

    Expo 2020 Dubai

    Dr Hayat Shamsuddin is Vice President for Arts and Culture at Expo 2020 Dubai where her role includes responsibility for embedding Emirati and Arab...

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