Panel discussion 1

Destinations - Catalysts for sustainable and regenerative development



Dr. Dirk Glaesser

Director, Sustainable Development of Tourism, UNWTO

Petra Stušek

Director General, Ljubljana Tourism and President of (CityDNA), Slovenia

Ronald Sultana

Director of the Directorate for Tourism and Economic Development, Ministry of Gozo, Malta

Yaiza Castilla

Councilor of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Government of the Canary Islands, Spain

Ellen Walker-Matthews

Chief Executive Officer, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), Canada


Destinations often lead the implementation of tourism policy objectives. In addition, destination managers can be a source of inspiration through the impact of their actions beyond the tourism sector.

Destinations often provide the framework for effective sustainable and regenerative development, where stakeholders agree on objectives, monitor and analyze the success of their actions.

This Panel discussion provides a reflection on the key elements and policy factors that facilitate inclusive and resilient sustainable development.

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