Following a wildly successful webinar and industry-wide campaign calling out travel giants who are STILL failing wildlife last year, the Kiwano community is turning the hearts and minds of the industry towards elephants – all with the help of leading experts.
Below are 3 reasons why ‘Rethinking Wildlife Tourism’ is such an important topic…
1 – Tens of thousands of wild animals are being beaten, chained, and abused, all for the sake of entertaining tourists. Largely unknown to both tourists and travel operators & agents.
2 – As a travel industry professional, whatever your role or experience – we all have the POWER to call out travel brands still failing wildlife, help raise awareness, and put an end to those profiting from cruelty.
3 – With countless green claims and eco-awards being passed around within ‘sustainable travel’ why is it that animal welfare remains the elephant in the room? Most people identify themselves as animal lovers, but does this make the animals happier? We’ll answer your burning questions in a LIVE Q&A with a panel of experts.
Who will be there?
Alongside countless travel agents and industry professionals, we will be hearing from some of the world’s leading speakers and campaigners in elephant welfare and tourism.
In 2013, after finishing her Zoology degree Kerri (see below) moved to Thailand where she first witnessed the issues elephants in Asia were experiencing. She has since Co-Founded an award-winning sanctuary which won the Responsible Thailand Community-Based Tourism Award.
Katheryn, the UK’s campaign manager for World Animal Protection (see below) will also be sharing her insights with us. Alongside her team, she has been influential in turning around giant brands like Expedia.
6 reasons to register for the FREE, online event if you’re a travel professional
1 – Avoid getting LEFT BEHIND as more agents and operators step up their commitment to wildlife
2 – Get in the know FAST. Learn which questions to ask to ensure you don’t get caught out
3 – Discover the NEED-TO-KNOWS. E.g. the connection between tourism and the dark wildlife trade
4 – Hear inspiring stories from travel agents to feel more EMPOWERED and better supported
5 – Gain insight from some of the world’s leading elephant experts and build a HOLISTIC viewpoint
6- ONLY people who attend live will receive a free PDF to help them navigate who & what to book