Healthy, safe and natural destinations: options for tourism recovery
23 Jun 2021

Healthy, safe and natural destinations: options for tourism recovery.

Highlight the importance of safety, health and nature for recovering after the health crisis, seeking to build a tourism that values and generates knowledge of these destinations and that allows environmental education in relation to climate change.

Joël Capo-Chichi

President ISTO Africa (Moderator)
Joel Capo Chi Chi

Joël has a Master's degree in tourism and hotel management

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Passionate about hotel management and the management of quality and sustainable tourism, He took his first professional steps as director of accommodation and events manager for Accor hotel group. Since 2011 he is the founder of Vision Solidaire International, an organisation that promotes solidarity tourism and international volunteering. His actions since 20 years aim at contributing on how to balance environmental, economic and socio-cultural benefits and concerns in social and solidarity tourism. Director of operations of the eco-tourism centre (tourism and environmental education complex) in Burkina Faso. President of the Africa section of the International Social Tourism Organisation (ISTO).

Gabriella Stowell

Directora Regional para América Latina & Caribe, Adventure Travel Trade Association – ATTA (Estados Unidos)
Gabriela Stowell

Gabriella is the Latin America & Caribbean Director for ATTA for the last 8 years.

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She started as a regional manager with the organization in 2012. As the director, Gabriella manages a team of managers based in Brazil, Peru and Colombia, a group of ambassadors based all over the region (including Central America and Caribbean countries). She was born in Brazil but it is an US citizen. She graduated in Ecology and has an MBA degree. Gabriella has done many other specific courses and certifications on the subjects of safety management, guiding, service, quality, sustainability, human resources, among others. Gabriella has more than 20 years of experience in the tourism industry, from private to public sector roles, from guiding to managing companies, from organizing events, from training and speaking, among others. She is specialized in the Latin America & Caribbean region, have traveled, lived and worked in many different countries, speaking languages English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently, but has a global perspective accomplished from projects that she has executed globally and from working for a global organization, the ATTA.

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Marco Giraldo

Managing Partner - Sustainability and CSR in Tourism, Tourcert (Germany)
Marco Giraldo

Marco has been at the head office of TourCert gGmbH in Stuttgart since 2015.

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His many experiences in the hotel industry enabled him to develop startup mentality and genuine skills such as the establishment and the management of an international innovation, consulting and certification organization. Moreover, since 2018, he sits at the Tourism Committee IHK in Stuttgart and at the Board member of the International Social Tourism Organization (ISTO).

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Juan Carlos Heaton

Responsible UOGF Turismo - DGAN, National Service of Natural Protected Areas - SERNANP (Peru)
Juan Carlos Heaton

Head of the Operational Unit of Tourism Management - SERNANP.

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He is specialist in Management of Natural Protected Areas and specialist in planning, development and implementation of tourism projects in protected areas. He works on the integral vision of the interrelation between society, nature, culture, economy and tourism for the construction of solutions through tourism as a conservation tool.

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Jacques Rayet - ISTO 23-06-2021