Lineup announced for GX, the world’s first community tourism summit, including afterparty performance by iconic band, Village People.
G Adventures and Planeterra have announced the speaker and performer schedule for the inaugural GX event, taking place in Peru from 22 September. The day will be packed with informative and eye-opening discussions, and will conclude at an afterparty with a private performance for GX attendees by iconic, world- renowned music group Village People.
During GX, 13 UK agents and partners from across the industry will join G Adventures’ community of suppliers, media, team members and travellers, as they gather from around the globe to experience firsthand the positive impact community tourism can have on a destination. The event culminates on World Tourism Day, 27 September, where all groups will be brought together for a day of uplifting and informative keynote talks and lively discussions.
Inspirational and adventurous travel personalities Jessica Nabongo, Tyson Mayr and Mario Rigby will deliver powerful keynote presentations highlighting how community tourism has impacted them on their travels and shaped who they are as travellers. Thought-provoking conversations tackling important issues such as how community tourism can have a positive impact on local communities – especially for women – will also be held.
Thought leaders, including influential travel media, will come together to discuss community tourism’s role in the climate crisis, as well as to tackle issues in travel that are currently prevalent in the press such as overtourism in popular hotspots.
Bruce Poon Tip, founder of both G Adventures and Planeterra, says GX will be a groundbreaking and life-changing event for guests, as they see firsthand the power community tourism can have to impact positive change.
“This event is going to be a celebration like no other. I can’t wait to show our community of communities just how transformative travel can be when it’s done right – not just for local people, but also for our guests as they see what a pivotal role they play in empowering people working in the tourism sector,” Poon TIp adds.
Source : TTG Media