The CGTA network was featured in the kick-off event for the new Future of Tourism Coalition. (Click here to find the entire webinar).
It starts with a fantastic keynote “Reframing Tourism -And Why” by Johnathan Tourtellot, CEO of Destination Stewardship Council which beautifully and simply describes the type of work we are doing in the Gorge. (Starting at 10:38)
Samantha Hogenson Bray & Ellen Rugh of Center for Responsible Travel, then briefly outline the Coalition’s recommendation of a Stewardship Council -which is very similar to our network here in the Gorge. (Starting at 34:29)
And then (starting at 51:32) the panel feature real-world examples featuring Diannille Taylor-Williams, Assistant Permanent Secretary, St.Kitts Tourism Authority Ministry of Tourism; Katarina Thorstensson, Head of Sustainability & Smart Tourism Strategist, Göteborg & Co; and Emily Reed, Network Director, Columbia Gorge Tourism Alliance