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01 Tue Sep, 2020

NYU Tisch Center, 7E 12th St, New York

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To be cautious of everyone’s safety and respectful of everyone’s time when dealing with a pandemic, we decided together with NYU to postpone in person, and online www/Travel event to fall 2020. For now be safe, healthy and in social distance!



Join us on Tuesday April 7 at What's Wrong With Travel? Part 1. We will have a diagnostic panel discussion on current and future trends by bringing together progress makers in travel, and have a collaborative ideation on solutions for a sustainably better future.

The travel industry has been undergoing a renaissance of sorts over the past few years. We’re seeing a trend towards increasing personalization and an ability to curate your own travel experience rather than going through a travel agency or staying at an all-inclusive resort. This allows for more culturally immersive travel experiences, and consequently more interactions between locals and tourists. Sustainability has also become a driver within the industry, as environmental concerns - especially among younger generations - have led to the emergence of eco-tourism and travel companies that synthesize tourism and social action. 

Some questions to consider:
- How will sustainability factor into the future of travel?
- How will nationalism and xenophobia affect the future of travel?
- What is the difference between a traveler and a tourist?
- How will the international hotel industry develop?
- What are the environmental consequences of mass tourism?
- How has Airbnb affected the industry's landscape?
- What are the consequences of increased tourist/local interaction?
- How do and should we react to global crises? 


Date: April 7, 2020
Time: 6-8.00pm
Location: 3rd floor, Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, NYU - (wheelchair accessible)
Address: 7 East 12th Street, New York, NY, USA



6.00 - 6.30pm Registration

6.30 - 6.45pm Keynote by Christopher Gaffney, Clinical Associate Professor at the Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism

6.45 - 7.45pm Panel Session
Thomas Blackburn, US Director of Gold Standard
Rafat Ali, CEO & Founder of Skift
Cabell T. Rosanelli, General Manager NYC of Sonder
Andrew Ochoa, CEO & Founder of Waverly Labs

7.45 - 8.00pm Q&A and Closing Remarks

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Meet the Change Makers
Christopher GaffneyClinical Associate Professor at the Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism
Thomas BlackburnUS Director at Gold Standard
Rafat AliCEO & Founder of Skift
Cabell RosanelliGeneral Manager of New York of Sonder
Andrew OchoaCEO & Founder of Waverly Labs