Under the caption "Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean", the United Nations World Oceans Day 2022 takes place on June 08 – an opportunity to take stock of the role and responsibilities, obligations and opportunities the hospitality sector holds in regards to the health of the largest ecosystem of our Blue Planet. The oceans play a key role in regulating climate and support a rich, biodiverse habitat. Communities across the globe rely on the oceans for economic activities, especially tourism and hospitality.
In this episode of HNtv INSIDERS, we learn how hotel businesses can connect the dots between research, management and operations in catalysing actions on the ground - from coral reef restoration to sand dune protection, from sustainable procurement of blue food to standards available to help guide actions. It is about empowering individuals, communities, and industries to create a positive change, rolling up sleeves and be part of the solution, whether or not you are located close to an ocean – how? Tune in and find out.
Discussing hospitality on UN World Oceans Day are: Megan Morikawa, Global Director of Sustainability Office at Iberostar Group, Cassia Patel, Ocean Conservation & Sustainability Professional and Director of Programs at Oceanic Global and Willy Legrand, Professor of Hospitality Management at the IU International University of Applied Sciences in Germany.