Friday, 5 November 2010
from last years networking session
World Travel Market is round the corner. For last three years , responsible tourism networking during the WTM has been the talk of the town. A initiative started in a small pub in London by Your Safe Planet (now Tripbod.com) and The Blue Yonder to bring together travellers, small companies and organisations working in responsible / sustainable tourism has surprised us in the way it has grown. Now there are similar events happening around the world where like-minded souls working in "sustainable business" are networking and sharing their experiences and knowledge.
Past years have seen the networking sessions happening in Berlin ( as part of ITB Berlin), Singapore ( as part of ITB Asia), New Delhi ( SATTE), Kathmandu (coinciding with PATA responsible and adventure conference), Oslo and London to name a few. Both Singapore and Berlin events are endorsed by ITB Berlin, world's largest travel trade show.
This year the event is organised on Monday, the 8th of Nov at 7 Dials Club in London. Details of the event can be found here on facebook. The event will also attempt to give a live stream of 'pitches' on new initiatives on sustainable tourism. This gives an opportunity for organisations to pitch their products or services to buyers. It is also a wonderful opportunity for buyers to scout for unique tourism products from across the world. The live streaming helps people from any part of the world to connect to the network and listen to the pitches. We normally do end up with some technical glitches and hope that won't be the story this time.
Watch this place for the URL to watch the webstream live. We look forward to connecting with all the amazing people online and offline! If you have any questions write to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We will be happy to help you.