Ensemble Travel Group has announced a lineup of panels and speakers for its upcoming International Conference, which will take place October 23 – 27 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. Under the overall theme of Travel With Purpose, many of these are dedicated to how to travel sustainably, as well as with philanthropic travel and social purpose.
Responsible Travel and the Advisor Role: The Front Line for Purposeful Travel
Dr. Jonathon Day, professor of sustainable travel at Purdue University, will lead a panel of industry experts on how travelers can protect the environment while still enjoying their vacation and the vital role travel advisors play in that process. It will include Jodi Manning, VP, director of marketing, Cool Effect, who will speak about simple ways for individuals and businesses to reduce their carbon emissions and engage in the fight against climate change, and Marié Fukudome, director of environmental affairs, Hyatt Hotels, who will talk about the chain’s efforts to reduce energy and water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and waste at the company’s hotels, as well as advancing responsible supply chain initiatives.