November 30, 2006 - Bruce Poon Tip, CEO of G Adventures, spoke today about our company’s commitment to Responsible Travel at the UN World Tourism Forum for Peace and Sustainable Development in Porto Alegre, Brazil. This was a very special honour for G Adventures as we were the only tour operator invited to present.
Bruce was invited by the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism to the conference which was attended by over 6,000 participants and supported by the United Nations – World Tourism Organization (WTO), United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Development Program and the United Nations Environment Program – as well as the Brazilian Government and the Tourism for Peace and Sustainable Development Foundation.
The World Tourism Forum for Peace and Sustainable Development is working to develop practices for the tourism industry worldwide that promote economic and social development, the promotion of cultural diversity, the protection of biodiversity, and the establishment of conditions for peace to prevail.
G Adventures is committed to offering low-impact tours that benefit traveller and host. We work with local communities, businesses and individuals to develop sustainable tourism opportunities that help local economies while minimizing negative environmental and cultural impacts. In recognition of our leadership of socially responsible tour operations, we have been named to Conde Nast Traveler’s Green List and have been awarded the Ethics in Action Millenium Award.
About G Adventures
G Adventures is a world leader in adventure travel. We offer unique small group adventures, safaris and expeditions on all seven continents with a focus on culture, nature and active travel to more than 40,000 travellers annually. Our unique and varied styles of award-winning trips are ideal for people with a sense of adventure - who want to travel off the beaten path, immerse themselves in the local culture and environment and experience the real world in a sustainable manner. We are also the proud owner of the legendary polar expedition ship - the M/S Explorer. Through our commitment to responsible tourism, we have developed Planeterra – The G Adventures Foundation – as a way for our company and our travellers to give back to the communities we visit on our trips. For more information, please visit us online at www.gadventures.com.