Parallel Session 3 – How social sustainability of tourism can accelerate inclusivity?
22 Sep 2022

Parallel Session 3 - How social sustainability of tourism can accelerate inclusivity?.

How social sustainability of tourism can accelerate inclusivity? Which lessons can we learn from policies and practices?

Presentation of best practices from stakeholders active in the field of social tourism.

Thursday 13 October | 14:30

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Sergio Rodríguez

ISTO Americas President
Sergio Rodriguez

He holds a degree in tourism from the Superior School of Tourism of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico.

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He has a Master's degree in Public Image and has completed specializations in marketing, development planning and public policy design at the College of México, the Organization of American States and Cornell University. As an official of the Mexican Ministry of Tourism, he was in charge, among other projects, of the design and dissemination of the 2010 commemorative routes, awarded at the Madrid International Tourism Fair as the Best Active International Tourism Product, and of the representation before the International Organization of Social Tourism. In the field of teaching and training, he has been a professor in more than 10 universities in Mexico, in 12 countries. His last teaching assignment was the chair of Cultural Heritage and Tourism at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters at UNAM (2011-2016). He is currently president for the Americas of the International Social Tourism Organization (ISTO Americas, Canada), advisory board member of both the Conservatory of Mexican Gastronomic Culture and the Association of Regional Foods and Cuisines of the Americas (Argentina) and Vice President of social tourism of Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit AC (Mexico), organizations all linked to the development of sustainable, supportive and socially responsible social and cultural tourism.

Rita Duarte

Member of the Board, INATEL Foundation (Portugal)

Rita Duarte is member of the board at INATEL Foundation since September 2021.

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Between 2015 and 2021, she served the Portuguese Government as Head of the Office of the Secretary of State for Tourism, as well as the Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security. Prior to this, Rita Duarte worked at the Portuguese Hotels Association and at Turismo de Portugal (National Tourism Authority), amongst other tourism jobs. She has a degree in International Relations, Economics branch, by the Instituto de Ciências Sociais e Políticas/ Universidade de Lisboa and postgraduate degrees in Tourism Products Management and Marketing Management. Rita Duarte did her ERASMUS at the Institute d' Études Politiques/ Université Robert Schuman in Strasbourg, France, and lived in São Paulo, Brazil, for INOV Contacto, an international internship program.

Enrique Francisco Galindo Ceballos

Mayor of San Luis Potosí (Mexico)

Lawyer and holder of a Master's Degree in Criminal Policy from the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí.

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He also holds a Master's Degree in Rule of Law and Good Governance and is a Doctor in Global Governance from the University of Salamanca, Spain. He has been General Director of Municipal Public Security in his hometown; General Director of the Ministerial Police of the State of San Luis Potosí; and Secretary of Public Security of the State of San Luis Potosí. In the Federal Government, he has served as General Director of Planning, General Coordinator of Advisors, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System and General Commissioner of the Federal Police. He has received eleven international decorations, including "The Grand Cross of the Order of Merit" from Spain, "The Distinguished Services Medal Exceptional Class First Time" from Colombia, as well as from Ecuador, Nicaragua, Panama and the Police Community of America (AMERIPOL). He is currently Municipal President of San Luis Potosí, #LaCapitalDelSí.

Annette Masson

President of Association Tourisme & Handicaps (France)

As a tourism professional, more particularly in the event industry and human resources, she has been active for many years within the French Federation of Tourism Technicians and Scientists (FFTST) for training and fighting against the sexual exploitation of children in tourism.

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Furthermore, as founder of the Association Tourisme & Handicaps, she coordinates actions for the development of tourism accessible for all. Also co-founder of Femmes du Tourisme en France (Women in Tourism in France), she helps women to find their natural place in high positions in tourism. She is also the coordinator of the ISTO Working Group on Accessibility in Tourism.

Beulah Mosupye

Founder & CEO, Hauweng Tourism for All Society (South Africa)
Beulah Mosupye

Beulah is a strategist and a development consultant with expertise from varied industries including tourism and recreation.

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She is founder of the non-profit Hauweng Tourism for All Society, focusing on promoting affordable and accessible tourism to grow affinity to travel amongst locals. In her career spanning over 25 years, she has worked in the private sector for various companies ranging from a large blue-chip co-operation to medium sized enterprises responsible for marketing and communications, stakeholder management, and business development. She has also worked as a senior manager in public service responsible for strategy development, organisational restructuring, and leading tourism sector transformation efforts. As a women empowerment advocate, she led the establishment of the Women in Tourism programme in 2009, a platform that has grown to have a national and regional footprint. Her development work is delivered through local and global collaborations with associates that hold a wealth of experience in the identified areas of tourism, agriculture, heritage management, and others. Through her extensive experience in strategy, capacity building, planning and exposure to different sectors of the economy she ably articulates complex business contexts, empowering stakeholders to participate meaningfully in processes of change and growth in their environments.