Brainstorming Days 2023: ISTO’s Executive Committee met in Brussels
27 Jan 2023

Brainstorming Days 2023: ISTO’s Executive Committee met in Brussels.

Every year ISTO gathers its Executive Committee and its staff to work on the upcoming priorities of the organisation. This year the meeting was held in ISTO’s headquarters in Brussels.

The meeting was led by Isabel Novoa, President of ISTO on 24 and 25 January. This 2-day event had a hands-on approach. The topics covered were the 2023-2024 Action Plan, the 60th Anniversary of ISTO which is celebrated this year, and the ongoing process of developing the Observatory of Social, Fair and Sustainable Tourism for All. Additionally, the Executive Committee also discussed the finances of the organisation as it is essential for developing the activities representing and benefiting the interests of ISTO’s international network.

It is in this context that ISTO approaches 2023, in order to strengthen its positioning around the Social Sustainability of Tourism in relation to the challenges of the climate emergency. This positioning will be set out in a new 2023-2024 Action Plan to be implemented with the members’ support, both at the level of ISTO International and through its regional sections, and one of the main axes of which is the Observatory, which will enable to analyse trends and generate new content useful to members, partners and policy makers.

You are invited to stay informed about all the upcoming events for this year which include: ISTO Africa Conference, ISTO Americas Encounter, ISTO’s General Assembly, 4th International Week of Fair and Sustainable Tourism for All, ISTO Europe Forum, ISTO Awards and the celebration of ISTO’s 60th Anniversary.

Coralie Marti, Vice-president; Vincent Berubé, Treasurer for the Americas; Pierre Thirion, membership responsible for the Americas; Verónica Gómez, Director for the Americas; Sergio Rodríguez, President for the Americas; Alain Clauwaert, Vice-president; Charles E. Bélanger, Director; Yves Godin, Secretary General; Isabel Novoa, President; Morganne Durand-Cheval, project responsible for the Americas; and Sabrina Urrutia, responsible for projects and communications.