What do the top travel executives think about the state of the industry today? How do those decision makers affect the experiences of everyday traveler? And what are the next big trends in travel? Peter goes straight to the top this week, broadcasting from the World Travel and Tourism Council’s 13th Global Summit in Abu Dhabi, airing from the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers.
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Ambassador Michael Corbin, ambassador of the United States to the United Arab Emirates, talks about how the UAE has evolved into such a key player in the travel and tourism industry and the future of Abu Dhabi travel.
Costas Christ, editor at large for National Geographic Traveler and Chairman of Tourism for Tomorrow Awards for the WTTC, reveals which travel and tourism providers are making a difference in sustainability, ecotourism and community growth.
Sally Christ, judge of the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards and vice president of operations of Beyond Green Travel, shares the destinations that have embraced sustainable tourism and why travel is so important to preserving our natural and cultural heritage.
Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly and senior vice president of North Star Travel Media, talks about the latest travel trends and top news stories of the week.
Dr. Margit Gabriele Muller, director of the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, explains her work in saving and releasing falcons and how that has generated tourism for the region.
David Scowsill, president and CEO of the WTTC, tells us about the organization’s mission to promote and enhance travel and tourism on a global scale, and discusses the key messages from this year’s speakers, including President Bill Clinton.
Laura Turner Seydel, director of The Turner Foundation, shares her passion and tireless efforts toward creating a healthy and sustainable environment, and how her father’s foundation has helped shape that future.
Laurant Lamasutra, president of Ayala Group, top finalist of Tourism for Tomorrow Awards talks about how his resorts are making a huge impact on the environment in the Philippines, from sourcing reusable soap to giving back to the larger community.
By Sarika Chawla for PeterGreenberg.com