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March 04, 2020

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Expedition Cruises: Tourism In Fragile Ecosystems

March 04, 2020
13:00 - 13:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Hall A1

  • Expedition cruises: a fast and rapidly growing market segment. 
  • Uniqueness, authenticity and luxury on board of small high-tech ships at an ultra-exclusive level of comfort in remote regions of the world.
  • What are the operational and logistical challenges in remote regions of the world? 
  • How do shipping companies deal with the ecological challenges? 
  • How can expedition cruises be made environmentally friendly and how can luxury and sustainability be reconciled? 
  • Above all, will the announced armada of new ships lead to overtourism in the Arctic and Antarctic as well?

March 05, 2020

Deep Dive Sessions

Stop The Flood Of Plastic

March 05, 2020
16:00 - 16:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Cube Club

Time to act is now: How governments and tourism industry can stop plastic leakage into the sea

-In Cooperation with WWF-

  • Every minute a truckload of plastic waste makes its way into the world’s oceans and causes a lot of damage to the environment.
  • But the flood of plastic also comes with the tourists.
  • In the summer months, the increasing volumes of plastic push waste management to its limits in our favorite holiday destinations.
  • The tourism industry is under pressure to act. Holidaymakers don’t want to lie on littered beaches and swim between plastic bags. Sensitive guests urge their hotels and tour operators to change quickly. What answers do they get?
  • But the industry cannot operate independently of its conditions in the country and holiday region.
  • A motivated hotel and tour operator quickly reaches its limits when political will and laws are insufficient. If the overall conditions are not favorable, campaigns and initiatives will fail.
  • Unlike many other holiday regions, the Government of the Balearic Islands are now taking radical action to combat the plastic waste pollution. The hotel sector will be fundamentally affected. Does Mallorca become the model for other tourism destination worldwide?

Deep Dive Sessions

Plastic-Free Holidays – But How? The Deep Dive Into Practice In Hotels And On Cruise Ships

March 05, 2020
17:00 - 17:45 h

CityCube Berlin, Cube Club

-in Cooperation with Futouris-

  • The awareness of the problem of marine pollution from plastic waste has reached the tourism industry.
  • In Futouris´ current industry project, member companies, the Balearic government and local partners are working together to reduce plastic waste in tourism.
  • How do processes need to be changed so that less waste is generated and not just shifted from plastic to other materials?
  • Are alternative solutions for the currently used disposable plastic products really more sustainable?
  • How can employees and guests be actively involved in the programs to motivate them to make their own contribution?

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