Nature-based travel is very high on the agenda of travelers. At the same time, hotels at destinations are keen on providing unique experiences, where the restoration of body and mind is matched with the enjoyment of exquisite natural settings. Hospitality businesses rely on nature and ecosystem services at all levels, from the beauty of the location, the guest experience, food provision and all the to material needed to furnish the facilities.
At the yearly conference organized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) HNtv INSIDERS catches up with Delphine Malleret-King - Director, The Long Run - Preferred by Nature to talk nature, conservation, regeneration and business. An explosive mix? Not so, in fact - with 23 million acres under conservation (roughly 93,000 km2) and a passionate group of entrepreneurs there are opportunities to align actions. With the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) taking place in Montréal and high hopes that the global community strikes a Paris-like agreement on conservation and restoration, this is a timely discussion.
Hospitality has a key role to play in conserving and actively regenerating biodiversity whether nature or urban based. And so do travelers by investing into holidays that make a difference - how? Tune in and find out Discussing hospitality, conservation and regeneration are: Delphine Malleret-King - Director, The Long Run - Preferred by Nature and Willy Legrand, Professor of Hospitality Management at IU International University of Applied Sciences in Germany.