Impact Travel Launch: Strengthening Communities Through Sustainable Tourism
March 27th, 2018 5:30PM -7:30PM
The World Affairs Council was pleased to introduce Impact Travel of Greater Seattle on March 27. At this launch event, we engaged in conversations with three panelists who shared how their respective organizations use the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) as a framework to tackle community and global challenges. Through education, advocacy and community-building around sustainable tourism, the ITA-GS Hub is one of the 30 Impact Travel Alliance Hubs worldwide.
Following this event, the Impact Travel of Greater Seattle (ITA-GS) plans to develop community interest groups that unite Greater Seattle’s tourism industry (hotels, restaurants, shops, tour operators, etc.) and community leaders in support of local initiatives that strengthen communities through the UNSDGs of sustainable cities, quality education and job creation in Washington State.
- Katherine Cheng, Head of Global Corporate Citizenship & Community Relations, Expedia Inc.
- Bradley Murg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science & Director of Global Development Studies School of Business, Government, and Economics, Seattle Pacific University.
- Emilie McGlone, UN Liaison & Executive Director, Peace Boat US
Networking and Information Reception: 5:30pm-6:00pm