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The Impact Travel Boom: An Ethical Tourism chat with Justine Abigail Yu | Wanderful

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Socially impactful travel is becoming more and more popular in today’s world.

 

Introducing Wanderful Toronto’s first speaker series. Fresh from the Women in Travel Summit, Justine Abigail Yu shares with us the insights and trends that are happening across Canada and the US in the impact travel space.

What you need to know about the Impact Travel boom:

From building homes to volunteering at animal sanctuaries to staying in eco-friendly lodging, more and more travelers are looking to give back while on the road. Some are even dedicating their whole trip to social impact. But when is impact travel helpful to a local community — and when does it hurt it? Stepping fresh off the stage from the Women in Travel Summit in Milwaukee, Justine will be opening up a conversation about this booming industry. Together we’ll learn how the rise in impact travel is driving purchasing decisions, the ethical issues that may arise as a result, and what bloggers, entrepreneurs, and travelers can do to make responsible and ethical travel the norm.

About Justine:

Justine Abigail Yu is a communications and marketing strategist for the development and social impact space where she has worked with organizations operating in North and Central America, East Africa, and Southeast Asia. She’s currently the Communications & Marketing Director for Operation Groundswell, a non-profit organization that facilitates international service learning programs.
There will be water, tea and light snacks available.
Tickets are available on Wanderful’s website here.

Details

Date:
May 2
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.sheswanderful.com/events/impact-travel-boom-wanderful/

Venue

Shecosystem
703 Bloor Street West201
Toronto, ON M6G 1L5 Canada