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Regenerating Our Ocean & Coastal Communities Through Tourism

Wednesday June 22, 2022 | 10:00 AM EDT - 11:30 AM EDT

Protecting, conserving and regenerating the world’s oceans and marine ecosystems is crucial to the health of our planet. To mark World Oceans Day 2022, join our next monthly convening on June 22, where we’ll discuss Regenerating Our Ocean & Coastal Communities Through Tourism. Hear from our expert panelists about initiatives they are running to revive our oceans and how tourism can be a force for maritime good.

Featured Speakers

Matthew Saus

CEO of The Manta Resort

As the CEO and part owner of the Manta Resort, Matthew believes we have a huge responsibility that requires commitment in getting involved and contributing to Pemba Island. The island is still unexploited by tourism on a social level, but the tipping point is near and the future of the island depends heavily on the impact that tourism will have. The Kwanini Foundation has articulated a vision for the future of Pemba and found common belief in this pursuit. Our aim is to continue developing sustainable strategies for Pemba Island’s future tourism. This has the potential of securing a brighter future for the whole region. 

Zandile Ndhlovu

Founder of
The Black Mermaid Foundation

Zandile is South Africa’s first Black Female Freediving Instructor, and the founder of The Black Mermaid Foundation, an organization seeking to create diverse representation in the Ocean Arena, her work centres around enabling access to Ocean spaces to local ocean facing communities in hope to diversify Ocean spaces recreationally, professionally and in sport, while creating a new generation of Ocean guardians. As a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, she is able to make use of these skills in her advocacy while working to reshape narratives through storytelling. 

Angelique Brathwaite (PhD)

Co-founder / Director Conservation & Science at Blue Finance

Angelique is responsible for coordinating Blue Finance’s science and conservation programs for the organizations marine protected areas (MPAs). Angie is an expert in both Coral reef science and coastal management, with over 25 years global experience. She headed the Marine Research Section for Government in Barbados, for over a decade, developing coral reef related research projects; as well as management of reef systems within an integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) framework. She holds a PhD in Marine Biology from Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL) Research University.

Jake Kheel

Vice President of Sustainability of Grupo Puntacana

Jake is a sustainability innovator, author, and award-winning documentary filmmaker. For seventeen years he has confronted social and environmental challenges in the tourism industry as Vice President of Sustainability of Grupo Puntacana and Vice President of the Grupo Puntacana Foundation in the Dominican Republic. Jake’s book, Waking the Sleeping Giant: Unlocking the Hidden Power of Business to Save Our Planet, uses examples from his vast experience in Punta Cana to demonstrate how companies can drive breakthroughs in sustainability. He is also a contributing author of the book Active Coral Restoration: Techniques for a Changing Planet. 

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Past Sessions

Episode 4

How Regenerative Ranching is Revitalizing Rangelands

Our panel will share insights from their time spent stewarding private lands, and explain how a growing community of ranchers across the world are healing ecosystems and addressing climate change through regenerative practices. Learn how travelers can support ranchers and the environmental management of rangelands, while forging a connection with these biodiverse landscapes.

Episode 4

How Regenerative Ranching is Revitalizing Rangelands

Our panel will share insights from their time spent stewarding private lands, and explain how a growing community of ranchers across the world are healing ecosystems and addressing climate change through regenerative practices. Learn how travelers can support ranchers and the environmental management of rangelands, while forging a connection with these biodiverse landscapes.

Episode 4

How Regenerative Ranching is Revitalizing Rangelands

Our panel will share insights from their time spent stewarding private lands, and explain how a growing community of ranchers across the world are healing ecosystems and addressing climate change through regenerative practices. Learn how travelers can support ranchers and the environmental management of rangelands, while forging a connection with these biodiverse landscapes.

Episode 4

How Regenerative Ranching is Revitalizing Rangelands

Our panel will share insights from their time spent stewarding private lands, and explain how a growing community of ranchers across the world are healing ecosystems and addressing climate change through regenerative practices. Learn how travelers can support ranchers and the environmental management of rangelands, while forging a connection with these biodiverse landscapes.

Upcoming Convenings

May 2022

10:00 – 10:15AM EDT

mental health awareness

Exploring Regenerative Healing Through Spirituality & Plant Medicine

A welcome from the founding team behind Regenerative Travel

 

  • Amanda Ho, Co-Founder of Regenerative Travel
  • Melony van der Merwe, Community Builder at Regenerative Travel
  • O’Shannon Burns, Ecosystem Steward at Regenerative Travel

Introduction to Regenerative Travel

A welcome from the founding team behind Regenerative Travel

 

  • Amanda Ho, Co-Founder of Regenerative Travel
  • Melony van der Merwe, Community Builder at Regenerative Travel
  • O’Shannon Burns, Ecosystem Steward at Regenerative Travel

June 2022

10:15 – 10:45AM EDT

world oceans day

Regenerating Our Ocean & Coastal Communities Through Tourism

We explore through a global lens of various industry professionals, how the travel landscape has shifted in a Covid conscious world as well as positive ways to navigate this new normal. 

 

  • Juliet Kinsman, Sustainability Editor at Conde Nast Traveller (Moderator)
  • Henley Vazquez, Co-Founder at Fora
  • Jared Meyers, Co-Founder at BTOURISM
  • Luca Franco, Founder and CEO of Luxury Frontiers
  • Naledi K. Khabo, CEO, Africa Tourism Association

Shaping The Future of Travel To Be Net Positive

We explore through a global lens of various industry professionals, how the travel landscape has shifted in a Covid conscious world as well as positive ways to navigate this new normal. 

 

  • Juliet Kinsman, Sustainability Editor at Conde Nast Traveller (Moderator)
  • Henley Vazquez, Co-Founder at Fora
  • Jared Meyers, Co-Founder at BTOURISM
  • Luca Franco, Founder and CEO of Luxury Frontiers
  • Naledi K. Khabo, CEO, Africa Tourism Association

July 2022

11:00 – 11:45AM EDT 

white paper 2022

Climate Action through Regeneration: Unlocking the Power of Communities and Nature through Tourism

An exploration of how regenerative hotels keep a sustainable, low-impact back of house or supply chain.

 

  • O’Shannon Burns, Ecosystems Steward at Regenerative Travel (Moderator)
  • Jeffery Smith, Vice President of Sustainability at Six Senses
  • Dana Krauskopf, Owner at Hamanasi Resort
  • Portia Hart, Standard Bearer at Regenerative Travel and Founder of Blue Apple Beach

august 2022

12:00 – 12:45PM EDT

certifications & labels

Navigating Sustainable Travel Certifications & Labels

A discussion on how hotels can assess impact and what metrics should be considered for true regenerative impact. 

  • Portia Hart, Standard Bearer at Regenerative Travel and Founder of Blue Apple Beach (Moderator)
  • Renee Kimball, Owner of Tranquilo Bay
  • Jenny Teasdale, Director of Operations at Green Apple

A discussion on how hotels can assess impact and what metrics should be considered for true regenerative impact. 

 

  • Portia Hart, Standard Bearer at Regenerative Travel and Founder of Blue Apple Beach (Moderator)
  • Renee Kimball, Owner of Tranquilo Bay
  • Jenny Teasdale, Director of Operations at Green Apple

september 2022

1:00 – 1:45PM EDT

new york climate week

The Path To A Renewable Future: Going Off Grid

Exploring regenerative revenue models for a sustained future.  In this session we explore how we can effectively assert value that supports all stakeholders to consumers. 

 

  • Mary Holland, Journalist (Moderator)
  • Beks Ndlovu, Founder of African Bush Camps
  • Brooke Garnett, Founder of MAYAMAYA
  • Byron Thomas, Managing Director of Niarra Travel

Exploring regenerative revenue models for a sustained future.  In this session we explore how we can effectively assert value that supports all stakeholders to consumers. 

 

  • Mary Holland, Journalist (Moderator)
  • Beks Ndlovu, Founder of African Bush Camps
  • Brooke Garnett, Founder of MAYAMAYA
  • Byron Thomas, Managing Director of Niarra Travel

October 2022

2:00 – 2:45PM EDT

regenerative finance

Regenerative Finance: Raising Values-Aligned Capital

A discussion on ways of incorporating regenerative travel values and experiences into guest itineraries to shift the paradigm towards travel with transformative and positive impact.

 

  • Jen Murphy, Travel Journalist (Moderator)
  • Gregory Sacks, Co-Founder Trufflepig Travel
  • Martin Frankenberg, President Brazil Luxury Travel Association
  • Cheraé Robinson, Founder & CEO of Tastemakers Africa
  • Brett Melzer, Co-Founder & Owner Gangtey Lodge

A discussion on ways of incorporating regenerative travel values and experiences into guest itineraries to shift the paradigm towards travel with transformative and positive impact.

 

  • Jen Murphy, Travel Journalist (Moderator)
  • Gregory Sacks, Co-Founder Trufflepig Travel
  • Martin Frankenberg, President Brazil Luxury Travel Association
  • Cheraé Robinson, Founder & CEO of Tastemakers Africa
  • Brett Melzer, Co-Founder & Owner Gangtey Lodge

november 2022

3:00 – 3:45PM EDT

cop 27

On The Road To Egypt: Regenerative Tourism & The UN Climate Change Conference 2022

An overview of regenerative principles and criteria for regeneration starting from sense of place. We explore how to foster purpose-led journalism and telling engaging sustainability-pegged stories which effect positive change.

 

  • Paula Franklin, Branding Consultant and Co-Founder of Travel Is Better in Color (Moderator)
  • María Pellicer, Journalist
  • Jeralyn Gerba, Co-Founder of Fathom, Co-Founder of Travel Is Better in Color
  • Harriet Owalla, Journalist
  • Tina Aponte, Owner of Royal Chundu

 

An overview of regenerative principles and criteria for regeneration starting from sense of place. We explore how to foster purpose-led journalism and telling engaging sustainability-pegged stories which effect positive change.

 

  • Paula Franklin, Branding Consultant and Co-Founder of Travel Is Better in Color (Moderator)
  • María Pellicer, Journalist
  • Jeralyn Gerba, Co-Founder of Fathom, Co-Founder of Travel Is Better in Color
  • Harriet Owalla, Journalist
  • Tina Aponte, Owner of Royal Chundu

 

December 2022

4:00 – 4:45PM EDT

the future of travel

Exploring The Future of Crypto in Travel

The regenerative definition of wellness travel that includes as well as goes beyond spa, yoga, and traditional associations with wellness, and invites an expanded understanding of travel that serves one’s wellbeing.

 

  • Erica Hartnick, Co Founder + Creative Director of Yoga Trade (Moderator)
  • Chip Conley, Founder of Modern Elder Academy
  • Adi Shakti, Founder of SoulWork
  • Andrew Sealy, Founder at Andrew7Sealy
  • Michelle Fliegauf, Founder of International Yoga

The regenerative definition of wellness travel that includes as well as goes beyond spa, yoga, and traditional associations with wellness, and invites an expanded understanding of travel that serves one’s wellbeing.

 

  • Erica Hartnick, Co Founder + Creative Director of Yoga Trade (Moderator)
  • Chip Conley, Founder of Modern Elder Academy
  • Adi Shakti, Founder of SoulWork
  • Andrew Sealy, Founder at Andrew7Sealy
  • Michelle Fliegauf, Founder of International Yoga

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