11 Apr Sustainable Marine Tourism Panels at ADEX
CTC participated in two sustainable tourism forums at this year’s Asia Dive Expo. First was the Sustainable Diving Think Tank, a 2-hour discussion targeted towards businesses who are promoting sustainability and others who want to start their journey. The main organizer is Reef World and CTC was one of the co-organizers and facilitators this year together with ZuBlu.
The event gathers like-minded businesses that are strongly committed to the environment. CTC’s strong presence in the event could bring B2B partnerships as it brings together not just the small businesses but also the larger agencies like SSI and PADI into the room. CTC also received a copy of all participants list and contacts we can use for follow up.
The Sustainable Marine Tourism Panel featured 15 speakers with CTC Executive Director Rili Djohani in the lead and focused on the links between marine protected areas and sustainable marine tourism including regulatory frameworks, best practices and linking with government. The event was a good way to connect to change makers in the sustainable tourism industry and form future collaborations.