Sustainable Tourism & Guernsey: Risks and opportunities

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The Sustainable Business Initiative Group is delighted to present a discussion on the possibilities for developing sustainable tourism in Guernsey with three speakers tackling various sides of the topic, followed by a panel discussion. The event will be introduced by Deputy Neil Inder, President of the Committee for Economic Development who will also be joining the panel discussion.

The future of sustainable travel is bright, and very topical as tourists increasingly confront the impact of their activities on the local environment to which they travel. We will explore the opportunities in developing the sustainability of Guernsey’s tourism offer, and risks in not doing so. The good news is that there is already much success in the island, and we risk selling ourselves short in not promoting well what is already in place.

To explore these risks and opportunities, we will hear from three speaker:

Gill Mabbett, Director of Sales, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection will be outlining efforts Red Carnation Hotels have made in sustainability to date, and plans for the future.

Mel Kite, creative marketing consultant, looking to kick start conversations on how Guernsey might embrace sustainability in its tourism offering by recalling working with Australia’s Victoria State Government (Tourism Victoria) and recent experiences of travelling around Australia.

Rollo de Sausmarez, SBI co-lead will set out our local successes and opportunities to join all the dots to create a seamless sustainable tourism experience.

Together, the speakers will consider whether Guernsey could become a Net Zero Holiday destination.

The talk will be introduced by Deputy Neil Inder, President of the Committee for Economic Development. His Committee is currently developing a post-Covid Tourism Strategy that will be published in July of this year, and Dep. Inder will join the speakers in a panel discussion after the talks and together they will all explore the issues further and invite audience Q&A.

The event is suitable for anyone interested in and working in tourism and its supporting industries such as retail, food, and sustainable travel and energy.

Lunch will be provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements by emailing on purchase of your ticket.

Tickets are free for members and £10 for non members.



12:15 lunch and networking

12:30 Event begins

1:10 Panel discussion and Q&A

1:40 close



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