17 Oct Travel Unity Summit to be held in Adirondacks, Oct 27-28
Travel Unity Announces Speaker Lineup for the 4th Annual Travel Unity Summit.
Event in the Adirondacks will focus on Economic Development Through Diversity
September 30, 2018 – New York, NY. In anticipation of its 4th Annual Travel Unity Summit, Travel Unity, a nonprofit organization focused on increasing diversity in the travel space, is pleased to announce the speaker lineup for its 2018 Travel Unity Summit.
With a focus on “Economic Development Through Diversity,” the 4th annual Travel Unity Summit will be held October 27-28, 2018 in New York State’s Adirondack region. On Saturday, October 27, Travel Unity will welcome attendees to Conference Center in Lake Placid and on Sunday, October 28, at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake.
The summit’s extensive speaker lineup includes: Markly Wilson, Director of International Marketing for the New York State Division of Tourism (I Love NY); Stephanie Ratcliff, Executive Director, Wild Center; Laura DiBeta, Director of Outdoor Recreation at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Michelle Clement, Director of Marketing for the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) and Ernest White II, a producer and host of the global reality based TV series Fly Brother.
The summit’s theme of “economic development through diversity” reflects how demographic shifts across New York State, like those nationally, demand changes in how destinations and attractions market and prepare for new visitors.
“Travel Unity is extremely excited to be working with such an illustrious group of thought leaders to discuss this topical and needed issue,” said Roni Weiss, Executive Director of Travel Unity. “This is a big step for Travel Unity. Our summit is expanding our footprint outside of New York City, bringing our network to the benefit of the rest of the state. We look forward to this being the start of the deepening of relationships with our friends from New York State’s various regions.”
The workshops and sessions on Saturday, October 27, look first at the state of accessibility, diversity and inclusion in tourism before shifting to how businesses, non-profits, and tourism professionals can address the needs of changing populations in an authentic and welcoming manner.
The presentations on Sunday, October 28, will feature speakers looking at the intersection of sustainability and diversity, along with cultural exchange in the Adirondacks.
For a complete list of speakers on both days, visit: travelunity.org/speakers.
For more information about the Travel Unity Summit, including online registration and the summit agenda, go to travelunity.org.