Immediate challenges of fair and sustainable tourism for all to ensure the future
24 Jun 2021

Immediate challenges of fair and sustainable tourism for all to ensure the future.

World tourism sector is facing challenges that have existed since before the pandemic, but which have become even more pressing with the current crisis. For all actors in the tourism ecosystem, but in particular for those involved in tourism for all and fair tourism, these challenges also represent real opportunities that can contribute in a sustainable way to transform world tourism. Analysis of these challenges from an academic and professional perspective.

Sergio Rodriguez

President ISTO Americas (Moderator)
Sergio Rodriguez

Sergio has been in the Mexican tourism sector for more than 35 years.

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He has been an entrepreneur in the field of travel operations, public official, professor, researcher and consultant. He is currently director of CCC Consultores, member of the Advisory Board of the Conservatorio de la Cultura Gastronómica Mexicana, president of ISTO Americas and founding partner of the Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit.

Academic Perspective

Anya Diekmann

Researcher and teacher at the Université Libre de Bruxelles
Anya Diekmann

Professor in Tourism at the ULB and coordinator of the Alliance for Research of ISTO.

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Her research and publications integrate, amongst other, aspects of social tourism in Belgium and Europe with a particular focus on social tourism systems and the benefits of tourism for well-being and social inclusion. Recently she edited together with Scott McCabe the Handbook or social tourism (Elgate).

Erica Schenkel

Professor at the South National University (UNS) and researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) of Argentina
Erica Schenkel

PhD in Social Sciences with a specialisation in Political Science and Public Administration (UNCUYO).

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and researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) of Argentina. Post-doctorate in Human and Social Sciences (UBA). Member of the Alliance for Training and Research in Social Tourism of ISTO, of Alba Sud (Spain) and of the Research Group in Government, Administration and Public Policies of the University Research Institute José Ortega y Gasset (Spain). Her research focuses on tourism policy and social tourism in Latin America.

Business Perspective

Eduardo Baez

Vice President of Novojet
Eduardo Baez

Lawyer, Partner and Vice President of Novojet Group Chile

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Director of the Federation of Tourism Companies Chile (Fedetur), Member of the Ethics Committee of the Association of Operators and Travel Agencies Chile (Achet), Board of Directors of ISTO International and member of the Board of Directors of other companies in Chile.

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Stéphane le Bihan

General Director of VVF Villages
Stéphane le Bihan

Specialist for 20 years in performance management and transformation within groups or ETI.

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Various sectors of intervention; Associations and Sports, Defence, Space, Aeronautics, Food, Retail, Logistics and Transport. A course alternating change management and activity management. From the competitiveness of organisations to the development of societal impacts for companies and associations, from new economic and social models to risk management to meet new societal challenges. Holder of an MBA in strategy management and economic intelligence (EGE - ESLSCA) and a master's degree in risk management.

Jacques Rayet - ISTO 24-06-2021