Environmental, Business & Policy Solutions for Sustainable Tourism in the 21st Century
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tempe Center for the Arts, Lakeside Room 700 W Rio Salado Pkwy. Tempe, AZ 85281
Megan Epler Wood will speak on the surprising results of her new book, Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet , which reviews the cascading economic, social, and environmental impacts — from local to global — of the growing tourism industry, which accounts for 10% of the global economy. Her comments provide a provocative range of recommendations that demand attention to the requirements for reform in policy, business innovation, and new forms of valuing natural capital to sustain the tourism economy in the future.
Megan Epler Wood, will paint the picture of the potential consequences of rapid tourism growth in the next 30 years and bring light to how localhood can be a way to address issues like over tourism and sustainability in the industry.