Tourism Minister Speaks at Évora Forum

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The Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Dr. Memunatu B. Pratt is currently heading a delegation including the Director of Tourism and the General Manager, National Tourist Board to the first edition of one of the biggest conferences ever on sustainable tourism in Portugal. The “Évora Forum – A World For Travel” is taking place on September 16th and 17th, 2021, at the University of Évora and brings together the main stakeholders of the public and private sectors of the tourism industry, with the purpose of raising awareness of the changes of the sector.

More than 140 international speakers are present at the conference including Rita Marques (Secretary of State for Tourism in Portugal), ZurabPololikashvili (Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization) and Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (Secretary of State for Tourism in France).

This first edition of the event will focus on the key components of the tourism industry – for which change is mandatory – identifying the steps that will allow consolidating the solutions to be implemented.

Sustainability-related topics such as variations in the economic model, climate impact, environmental impact of tourism, coastal and maritime changes, as well as agricultural and carbon neutral policies will be debated over these two days by recognized experts from different areas. These personalities are meeting in Évora, for the first time, to jointly develop new ways of acting and establish commitments for the Tourism industry.

The Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs for Sierra Leone will participate in two panel discussion sessions on the topics “TRAVEL, PEACEKEEPER AND SMART POWER” and “TOURISM’S POSITIVE IMPACT.

The fact that this forum was able to bring together more than 140 speakers of world reputation shows not only the resilience of the Travel and Tourism Sector, but also the commitment and dedication of its leaders to urgently solve problems that the world currently faces.

For Christian Delom, Secretary General of “A World for Travel”, “the travel industry has never had to deal with so much pressure, whether in relation to the environment, climate, technology, social responsibility, safety and to health risks, all simultaneously. This event, “A World for Travel – Évora Forum”, will pave the way for an inevitable transformation of the sector for the good of humanity.”

Évora Forum is organized by Eventiz Media Group, the largest French media group in the sector, in partnership with the Global Travel & Tourism Resilience Council and with the support of Turismo de Portugal, the OMT (World Tourism Organization) and the World Travel and Tourism Organization (WTTC).