- The most important sustainable tourism event in Mexico will bring together global leaders, entrepreneurs and officials to address the challenges of sustainable tourism.
- Grupo Sunset World shares the values of this important event and will participate as a sponsor.
Cancún, Quintana Roo – With the participation of 700 sustainable tourism professionals, 70 national and international speakers and 50 exhibitions, the 2019 Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit will take place from June 23 to 26 at the Cancun Convention Center in Quintana Roo. For the second time, Grupo Sunset World will participate as a sponsor of this important international event.
In this, the third edition, Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit will analyze the different sustainable tourism challenges and opportunities such as local employment, private initiative and government and international organizations over 4 days. Several speakers will analyze case studies from various countries such as Costa Rica, Spain, Chile and Mexico.
In addition, controversial issues will be addressed, such as sargassum on the coasts of the Mexican Caribbean and the Mayan Train in the Yucatan Peninsula, whose construction will be analyzed by Rogelio Jiménez Pons, head of the National Fund for Tourism, FONATUR.
The event includes the participation of French philosopher Gilles Lipovetsky, who studies the contemporary world and its tendency to be superficial. In his numerous works, he analyzes postmodern society and recurring themes such as consumerism, hypermodernity, mass culture, hedonism, the cult of leisure and environmentalism. During the summit, he will address the idea of tourism as a tool for society, citizens and responsible construction.
The panel of Mexican tourism officials will include Michelle Fridman, Secretary of Tourism of Yucatán, Jorge Manos Esparragoza, Secretary of Tourism of Campeche and Miguel Augusto Gutiérrez Hernández, Assistant Secretary of Tourism Promotion of Guanajuato. Andrew Rhodes, National Commissioner of Natural Protected Areas, will address the important issue of tourism in Natural Protected Areas.
The 2019 Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit is an important event that will address concerns and set the course for a vital issue for Mexico, sustainable tourism as an economic engine and protector of the natural environment.
Grupo Sunset World sponsors the event and promotes actions that preserve the natural wealth of Cancún and the Riviera Maya. With a rigorous waste recycling and energy saving program, participation in beach cleaning and sea turtle protection, Sunset World actively works towards conserving the environment.
Grupo Sunset World is a Mexican company and a leader in the hospitality industry, offering authentic and unforgettable vacation experiences in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Sunset World was founded more than 30 years ago and has grown to offer four resorts, world-class travel services, amenities and a diverse network of operational and marketing solutions that focus on providing the best vacation experiences for its Members and guests. From cultural excursions to water sports, the Members of Sunset World are never far from their next great adventure.