Travalyst Global Summit - EMEA & Americas

Travalyst Global Summit - EMEA & Americas

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Join us for Travalyst’s first virtual Global Summit with feature discussions specific to the EMEA & Americas region.

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30 July 2020

0800 PST / 1100 ET / 1600 BST / 1700 CEST

The Global Summit will be hosted in two sessions to accommodate participants from around the world. This session will feature discussions specific to the EMEA & Americas region.

If you are based in the APAC region, we recommend that you register for the second Global Summit session by clicking here.

How to rebuild tourism for a sustainable and balanced future?

Join us to discuss the path forward for the travel and tourism sector and how Travalyst can help the sector to be reimagined, with communities at the heart of the revival and recovery.

The COVID-19 global pandemic has had a devastating impact on the travel and tourism sector, with forecasts that more than 100 million jobs in the industry around the world are at risk; representing a loss of over a third of all tourism-related jobs.

Now, there is a critical need for a global reimagining of the international travel and tourism industry, as one of the world’s largest service sectors seeks to recover from an unprecedented shutdown. Through the collective power of our partners and platforms, Travalyst is bringing the industry together to build back better, and with more resilience; by working alongside communities and destinations who are reliant on the tourism industry, to ensure sustainability is part of their recovery efforts. Together, we have the opportunity to rebuild for a more balanced and equitable future.

In order to understand the greatest challenges and priorities to recovery, Travalyst is hosting a virtual Global Summit to bring together stakeholders from across the travel and tourism industry to listen, learn and explore how we can help the sector to be reimagined with communities at the heart of the revival and recovery.

Join the Global Summit for discussion on:


  • Moderator - Dr Sally Uren, Chief Executive Officer, Forum for the Future

Travalyst Partner Insights and Industry Resources

  • Marianne Gybels; Director of Global Sustainability,
  • Jo McClintock; Global Brand Director and Charlotte Clancy; COVID-19 Response and Recovery Research Project Lead, Skyscanner
  • Fabrizio Orlando; Senior Manager Industry Relations, Global, Tripadvisor
  • Kate Xiong-Britton; UK General Manager, Group
  • Stacy Pourfallah; Vice President Social Impact, Visa

Destination Spotlight - Scotland: How can a robust responsible travel and tourism strategy aid in the recovery of the sector?

  • Mark Tate; CEO of Cairngorms Business Partnership
  • Zakia Moulaoui; Founder and CEO, Invisible Cities
  • Malcolm Roughead OBE; CEO, VisitScotland
  • Chris Greenwood; Senior Tourism Insight Manager, VisitScotland

Listen and Learn: How to rebuild tourism for a more sustainable and balanced future?

  • Maria O’Connor; Head of PR & Storytelling, Good Hotel Group
  • Kyle Wiggins; Co-Founder & CEO, Keteka
  • Edwin Sabuhoro; Assistant Professor - Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, Penn State University and Founder, Rwanda Eco-Tours

About Travalyst

Travalyst is a global sustainable travel and tourism non-profit, founded by The Duke of Sussex in September 2019 together with, Skyscanner, Group, Tripadvisor and Visa, with the ambition to change the impact of travel for good; by protecting people, places and ecosystems, and to secure a positive future for destinations and local communities for generations to come.

This first-of-its-kind initiative is dedicated to exploring and promoting solutions that will make travel and tourism more sustainable through collaborative partnerships that bring together the collective expertise and perspectives of local communities, policymakers, governments, non-governmental organisations, other leading businesses and social entrepreneurs; leveraging technology and strategic initiatives to help scale the global supply of sustainable travel options to meet the growing market demand from consumers.

Individuals and organizations can learn more about supporting this work by visiting

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