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Why STAS2020 Will be Going Virtual

The year 2020 was meant to be the start of a great year for sustainable tourism. We only have 10 years to make significant progress towards achievement of Agenda 2030 and meeting targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. The year 2020 was to be the start of the decade of action. The covid-19 epidemic changed everything, especially for tourism. The health crisis grounded global mobility and shifted concern to human wellbeing more than ever before. Tourism which relies on movement of people was the hardest hit as global travel restrictions were imposed by 72% of the world’s countries.Travelers were therefore forced to stay apart from each other or locked at home, voluntarily and involuntary. STAS2020, a sustainable tourism event, was affected by this situation.

In response to covid-19 and the need to underscore the importance of sustainability in the restart of tourism, especially for Africa, STAS2020 will be going virtual instead of cancelling. Leaders known for providing sustainable tourism solutions in development, policy and business practice will come together for a one-day webinar to engage tourism stakeholders on;
1. Tourism and covid-19; Why the sectors resilience will require reshaping alliances and partnerships
2. Revenue retention in destinations for building resilience
3. Why the restart of tourism will be about sustainability and what does this mean for policy and business practice?
4. Importance of partnerships in conservation crisis management

About
Sustainable Tourism Africa Summit

Every year, tourism businesses, leaders and professionals from Africa and the rest of the world come together for three days and for one particular purpose; to find opportunities for Modelling A Sustainable Future for Tourism in Africa.

The Sustainable Tourism Africa Summit features sustainable tourism masterclasses, presentation, workshops, side events, exhibitions and sustainable tourism awards. For three days, the businesses, leaders and professionals present their solutions, business models and innovative products. The Sustainable tourism Africa summit also supports creation of networks that drive sustainability of business and destinations.

Attended by over 100 delegates from more than 10 countries across and beyond Africa, The Sustainable Tourism Africa Summit is the only event in Africa that is committed to the promotion and support of sustainable tourism in Africa.

The Sustainable Tourism Africa Summit is the only event in Africa that is committed to the promotion and support of sustainable tourism practices in Africa. The event features sustainable tourism masterclasses, presentation, workshops,side events, exhibitions and sustainable tourism awards.

What Usually Happens
Masterclass
Sustainable Tourism Masterclasses by leading tourism business and destination management professionals
Conference
Great presentations by speakers with success in the practice and development of sustainable tourism including practical workshops
Side Events
Partner sponsored side events for introducing projects, partnership opportunities and innovative green products and services for the industry
Exhibitions and many more
Exhibitions by tourism destinations, businesses and innovators showcasing their products and services that support sustainability of tourism in Africa. Awards and Excursions
STAS2020 Goes Virtual
Zoom Webinar, July 2020
Theme:Sustainability & Optimizing Destination Africa-Our People.Our Planet.Our Prosperity
Speakers & Program
One Day Zoom Webinar
9.00 am - 10.30 am
Tourism and covid-19; Why the tourism's resilience will require reshaping alliances and partnerships
Presentation and Panel by International and Regional Travel and Tourism Associations
11.00 am - 12.30 pm
Revenue retention in destinations for building resilience
Presentation and Panel by International and Regional Development Organizations
2.00 pm -3.30 pm
Why the restart of tourism will be about sustainability and what does this mean for policy and business practice?
4.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Importance of partnerships in conservation crisis management
Presentation & Panel by Representatives of African Regional Economic blocs and development agencies
Registration Link Coming Soon
15th-17th May 2019, Severin Sea Lodge, Mombasa, Kenya
STAS2019 How It Happened
Theme: Redesigning The Product, Business and Practice for A Sustainable And Inclusive Tourism Growth in Africa
12
Countries
112
Participants (Main)
100
Participants (Side Event)
19
Speakers

The Sustainable Tourism Africa Summit is convened by Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda with the Support of Let’s Go Travel Uniglobe and other interested partners.