Federico Vignati

Principal Executive at CAF - development bank of Latin America

Federico VignatiDr Federico Vignati is a tourism economy and sustainable development expert, with a proven record working with public institutions, private firms, international NGOs, and multilateral organizations in Latin America, the Caribbean and South-East Africa. He is the author on several publications on tourism economy and destinations management and serves as advisor on tourism strategy to the Board of Machu Picchu Tourism Authority. His areas of interest are related to climate-change mitigation and tourism destinations.
Insights by Federico Vignati (3)

Sustainability-driven legislation: setting the right conditions for hospitality?

The UN IPCC states that to avoid climate catastrophe, the world needs to cut its carbon emissions by almost half by 2030 (from the 2018 level) and close to 100% by 2050. That's quite imaginable for new hotels, but much more challenging for existing ones.

Driving Resiliency and Sustainability in Hospitality: Five Priorities for 2021

The temptation to type the word People 5 times was too great. But I think People X 5 is still not good enough. So I shall say People in the power of 5! Prior to COVID-19, we were talking about the great need for more hospitality people and how we entice more young people and talent in the industry.

The Future of Sustainability Certification: Micro-Certification?

Micro-certification - while certainly useful for hospitality businesses in that they could pick what they need and thus experience a lower entrance barrier to sustainability assessment - would complicate things as customers have no idea what kind of factors contribute to a specific badge or label.