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Responsible Travel Makers - Climate Week Edition

Wayaj participates in Climate Week NYC for the second year with “Responsible Travel Makers - Climate Week Edition”, three live panels that bring together international leaders in sustainable tourism to discuss the challenges and solutions of the industry during the current climate crisis.

The panels will take place on September 22nd, 23rd and 24th from 8.00 a.m to 8.30 am EDT, and they will be in the format of informal morning chats between sustainability experts and industry professionals.

Each discussion is going to explore the relationship between climate change and different aspects of tourism while highlighting what travelers, as well as travel professionals, can do to reduce and reverse the negative consequences of pollution and global climate change.

This topic is especially current because the travel industry has been deeply affected by the worldwide travel bans, and many industry insiders would like to take this opportunity to rebuild the industry on more sustainable premises.


Tuesday 22 September - 8.00 - 8.30 am EDT

Introduction to the human impact involved in climate change and specifically through tourism.

Guest speaker:
Jeremy Smith, Co-founder, Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency; Author, Editor.

Joined by:
Logan Cohen, Wayaj Sustainability Specialist, and Nikki Mattei, Wayaj Hotel Sustainability Marketing Manager

Wednesday 23 September - 8.00 - 8.30 am EDT

Climate change and social justice: the involvement of the tourism industry in the areas of the world most affected by climate change

Guest speakers:
Daphne Ewing-Chow, Senior contributor at Forbes
Gabriel Minas Amaya Añangu Kichwa Community Business Development (Napo Wildlife)

Logan Cohen, Wayaj Sustainability Specialist

Thursday 24 September - 8.00 - 8.30 am EDT

Tourism for the environment: what tourism operators are doing to protect the habitats that host them.

Guest speakers:
Hitesh Mehta, FASLA, FRIBA, FAAK, Fellow at Royal Institute of British Architects
Sarah Boeckmann, North American Sales and Marketing Manager,Great Plains Conservation

Logan Cohen, Wayaj Sustainability Specialist

Each panel will conclude with a Q&A session.

The panels will be available via Zoom, please register to receive the link.

Wayaj is a sustainable travel platform that provides tools and resources to travelers and travel operators to make better choices to protect our planet in the age of climate change and environmental degradation. Founded in 2017, it currently lists more than 450 sustainable hotels in over 100 countries worldwide.

“Responsible Travel Makers” is a series of webinars produced by Wayaj, featuring the best sustainable hotels worldwide. The series is aimed at travelers, who are planning their next vacations and are looking to keep their environmental impact to a minimum while maximizing the benefits for the local communities, as well as at travel operators who are looking to learn from ecotourism trailblazers.