22 December 2022

Regenerative tourism unveiled: the FiturNext 2023 programme

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The FITUR Observatory, in alliance with CAF -development bank of Latin America-, has announced a preview of the programme for this fourth edition, which will take place from 18 to 21 January within the framework of the fair. In addition to the awards ceremony for the winning initiatives of the 2023 Challenge, dedicated to how tourism can contribute to the regeneration of the natural environment, FiturNext is preparing a series of talks, presentations and round tables that will highlight the value of sustainable and conscious tourism in the face of climate change.

Experts in regenerative tourism headline the programme

There are many professionals who contribute to the sustainability and regeneration of the environment through tourism. FiturNext will bring together some of them during its programme, including Marta Domènech, Director of Tourism of Catalonia, Antonia Varela, Managing Director of the Starlight Foundation, and Erika Harms, Strategic Director of Coastal Health, Iberostar Group.

The trajectory of each of them is based on the promotion and encouragement of tourism that is more responsible with nature and with the host community of the destination visited. In particular, Domènech works from the Catalan Tourism Board on regenerative tourism projects, among others. Varela promotes astro-tourism and local development through the Starlight Foundation, while Harms has focused her career on initiatives for the Sustainable Tourism Alliance and was Founding Executive Director of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).

Initiatives with a sustainable roadmap

As every year, the agenda of talks and round tables complements the high point of the edition: the award ceremony for the winning initiatives and the special mention for the finalists. Plogging Tour, the Iberostar Group and Green Pepper Travel are the winning projects of the 2023 Challenge for their contribution to the regeneration of the natural environment through tourism.

The full programme will be unveiled soon!