This conference is the first of a planned series of global discussions by World Tourism Network
The Fires in West Maui were not only devastating for the people in Maui, but also for the travel and tourism industry in the State of Hawaii.
World Tourism Network, a global travel and tourism organization watching out for medium and small-size businesses reached out to world-renowned experts to discuss the implementation, the future, and the next step on the fires from a global point of view.
Initiated by WTN member from Australia, Dr. David Beirman, who has been one of the top consultants in crisis communication, and is also teaching at the University of Technology in Sydney, is organizing this discussion.
eTurboNews readers from across the world are invited to participate and ask questions at the end of a top-noche group of presenters who will make their points.
The participation fee is $50.00, but free for members of the World Tourism Network. The initial cost to join WTN can be as low as $9.99.
Total time 2 hours 30 minutes
Tuesday, 19 September 2023
Wednesday, 20 September 2023
|#||Time (UTC)||Speaker||Welcome, Intro, The View from Hawaii||Topic|
|Welcome, Intro, The View from Hawaii||Welcome, Intro, The view from Hawaii|
|2||20.10||Dr Eran Ketter||Lecturer in Tourism, Kinneret College: Galilee, Israel||Re-imaging a destination after a natural disaster. start 23.10,19 Sep Israel time.|
Bert van Walbeek
|Tourism Crisis Management Expert and Educator, UK. Former Thailand ChapterChair PATA|
Working effectively with the media during a crisis impacting on tourism.
Richard Gordon MBE
|Director University of Bournemouth Centre for Disaster Management, UK||Making Collaboration between tourism, government, and emergency management work to prevent, manage, and recover from natural disasters.|
|Statewide Interoperability Coordinator Readiness and Response DC, USA, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency|
Applying Interoperability to Forest Fires and Natural Disasters:
|6||20:50||Lt Col. Bill Foos||Vice President Safety and Security||Vice President of Safety and Security|
Dr Peter Tarlow
|President World Tourism Network. CEO Tourism and More -World-renowned tourism security expert|
Tourism Security and natural disasters
Professor Lloyd Waller
|President Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Center, University of the West Indies Mona||Focus on Natural Disasters and Tourism: a Jamaican and Caribbean Perspective|
|9||21:20||Dr Ancy Gamage||Dr. Ancy GamageSenior Lecture Management: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.||The HR dimension of tourism businesses and bushfire management in Victoria.|
|10||21:30||Professor Jeff Wilks||Adjunct Professor Griffith University: Specialist In Tourism, Law and Medicine||Preparing for crises. An Australian perspective|
|11||21:40||Emeritus Prof. Bruce Prideaux||Faculty of Hospitality & Tourism Prince of Songkla University, Thailand||Topic Climate Change and its links with Bushfires and climate-based disasters.|
CEO Tourism Resilience, Japan
|Building Crisis preparedness between tourism, community emergency management and government in Japan|
|13||22:00||Peter Semone||Chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association||PATA’s 30 years of commitment to tourism risk, crisis, and resilience in the Asia Pacific|
|14||22:10||Pankaj Pradhananga||CEO Four Seasons Travel Kathmandu -Specialist in Accessible Tourism- Chair WTN Nepal.||Strategies to Work with disabled travelers during natural disasters. The view from Nepal.|
|15||22:20||Dr David Beirman||Adjunct fellow Tourism & ManagementUniversity of Technology Sydney||The sum-up of the conference and directions for further action|
Short Speakers Profile
Free for WTN Members $50.00 for non-members