‘A World for Travel – Evora Forum’ Announced Will Drive Industry Transformation
London 21 September 2020: The inaugural ‘A World for Travel’ Forum 2020 takes place on 5-6 November 2020 in the beautiful medieval town of Evora, an hour and 30-minutes’ drive outside of Lisbon, Portugal. Organised by the French media group Eventiz and Turismo do Portugal, and in partnership with The Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council, ‘A World for Travel’ is set to be the first major joint virtual and physical, b2b travel event in Europe since the onset of COVID-1.
The programme includes the very top brains of the travel industry and commitment from WTTC, GTRCMC, PATA, UNWTO, ATTA, LATA, Tourism Cares, USTOA with many other key organisations from around the world pledging to participate in what some are already describing as the ‘Davos of tourism’. The event is focused on the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and will include lively discussions, difficult debates and a number of practical workshops designed to come up with a blueprint for the urgent transformation of travel and tourism.
Day one of the event will establish the current problems the industry faces, with day two designed to find ambitious solutions which embrace a more sustainable future, revamp out of date travel models, and forge new collaborations between the product and consumer for the good of humanity. The final session will reveal the Five Urgent Acts which need to be addressed and to which the delegates will be asked to pledge to undertake and report back on their progress next year. The 5 Urgent Acts that will be focused on and will constitute industry promises are in the following areas :
- Environment and Climate Change
- Risk Mitigation and Health Interconnectivity
- Social Impact
- Industry Transformation
Over 100 speakers have been invited to take part including exceptional leaders such as global explorer Michael Horn, who will join renowned economists, CEOs from leading travel companies, OTAs, Ministers of Tourism and international media commentators. The event will feature both on-site speakers as well as online contributions, to ensure that leading figures in the tourism sector who cannot travel are able to participate.
Rita Marques, Secretary of State for Tourism in Portugal commented:
“This is a truly a groundbreaking summit for an unprecedented time. The future of the global tourism sector relies on creating partnerships both within and outside of travel. The Evora Forum will be a true think tank opportunity to shape and secure the tourism of tomorrow. We will be having difficult conversations about subjects we never dreamed we would need to tackle in such magnitude. It will be mentally testing, and I hope rewarding as we come together to reimagine the future of our industry which benefits millions of people around the world and without which would be a crushing international loss.”
The event is free to attend in person. Attendees must register their interest and organizers will confirm attendance to individuals based on geographic location and sector. To attend virtually for the 2 days there is an early bird fee of €75 if booked by 15 October, or a fee of €100 after that date. www.aworldfortravel.org. To register: EvoraForumRegistration For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council
In 2016, Jacobs Media Group launched the Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council. The Council is a global platform to bring together the public and private sectors addressing crisis management, preparedness, recovery, and resilience. As an international thought leadership forum, the Council facilitates dialogue and works with best of breed companies for the benefit of destinations and the global travel industry. More information here
Eventiz Media Group is the 1 st group Digital Media Tourism. The group created by Frédéric Vanhoutte in 2017 is made up of Eventiz, the organizer of “Tourism and Digital” events, tom.travel, the information site specialized in technological innovation and the Echo Touristique, the oldest title of the Professional Tourism Press.