Event: From Traveler to Change Maker 5:30 – 7:30pm, September 19th 2023 in New York City with andBeyond

Words Amanda Ho | Regenerative Travel
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In collaboration with andBeyond, Virtuoso, and Bhutan Tourism, we extend this invitation to join an evening with Jessica Nabongo (travel expert and writer) as we gather unique voices to discuss the power and agency that individual travelers have to turn the switches, move the dials and catalyze positive change within the travel industry.

In a world where travel has the potential to be a catalyst for positive change, individuals are realizing the immense power they hold. Beyond being explorers of new horizons and collectors of experiences, travelers are stepping into the role of change-makers, using their voices to reshape the travel industry and the world at large. The question is no longer “What can one person do?” but rather “What can we achieve together?”

Join us during Climate Week 2023 for an inspiring and enlightening panel discussion featuring four distinguished travel industry experts and changemakers. Moderated by the renowned travel expert and writer, Jessica Nabongo, this event will bring together five voices with unique and profound experiences in the world of travel. Together, they will delve into the power and agency that individual travelers possess to ignite transformation within the travel industry and beyond.

Date: Tuesday, September 19th, 2023
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Museum of Arts and Design

Featured Change-Makers

Jessica Nabongo – Expert Travel Writer and Author

Jessica Nabongo, a global citizen, master storyteller, and travel expert, has achieved the remarkable feat of being the first black woman to visit every country in the world. Her best-selling book, “The Catch Me If You Can,” published by National Geographic, and her captivating TED Talk, “The World is Our Neighborhood,” have cemented her status as a celebrated keynote speaker and advocate for global travel.

Amanda Ho – CEO & Co-Founder, Regenerative Travel

Amanda Ho, a Chinese American based in New York, is a brand strategist, community builder, and change-maker dedicated to transforming the travel, tourism, and hospitality sector into a force for regeneration and healing. Representing a leading voice in the travel industry, Amanda is recognized for her commitment to making travel a force for positive change. As the Co-founder & CEO of Regenerative Travel, Amanda has spearheaded a global movement towards regenerative tourism.

Javier Arredondo – Vice President Sustainability, Virtuoso

With over two decades of experience in the travel and media industries, Javier Arredondo currently serves as the Vice President of Sustainability at Virtuoso, following his role as General Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining Virtuoso, he founded and ran Travesias Media for 20 years up until 2021. As founder of Travesías Media he had a hand in creating one of the leading luxury travel media brands in Latin America – as well as Gatopardo, Local.mx, travel guides, books, apps, and websites.

Costas Christ – Sustainable Travel Pioneer, Author, and Speaker

Costas Christ, one of the world’s foremost sustainable tourism experts, played a pivotal role in defining ecotourism more than 30 years ago. He has been a strategic advisor to heads of state, travel corporations, conservation organizations, and non-profit associations, connecting tourism to the protection of natural and cultural heritage and community-based economic development.

Tshewang Wangchuk – Executive Director of the Bhutan Foundation

Tshewang Wangchuk serves as the Executive Director of the Bhutan Foundation, contributing to the preservation and advancement of Bhutan’s cultural and environmental heritage.

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