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From Overtourism to Undertourism: Finding the Balance

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New York — Thursday, November 5, 2020From 12:00 to 13:00Los Angeles — Thursday, November 5, 2020From 9:00 to 10:00London — Thursday, November 5, 2020From 17:00 to 18:00Athens — Thursday, November 5, 2020From 19:00 to 20:00Singapore — Friday, November 6, 2020From 1:00 to 2:00Sydney — Friday, November 6, 2020From 4:00 to 5:00


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2019 seems like a lifetime ago, but it was only last year that tourism news was plagued with headlines on overtourism and its negative impacts on our world.

At yet, in 2020, the travel industry has been crippled – and it’s quickly become apparent that undertourism is equally as problematic as its counterpart.

But finding the right balance between too much tourism and too little is easier said than done.

Join us for a candid session with Kelley Louise, the Founder and Executive Director of Impact Travel Alliance (http://impacttravelalliance.org), the world’s largest community for socially and eco-conscious travelers, to discuss how we can strike the right balance.

Attendees will leave with:
— A deeper understanding of overtourism and undertourism, with case studies that go beyond what mainstream media portrays
— Five, actionable tips on how you can strike the right balance between over- and undertourism – without sacrificing the parts you love the most about travel

The session will explore how we can shift our travel habits so that our experiences empower locals and protect our environment – all while enjoying deeper, more meaningful experiences.

A travel entrepreneur passionate about storytelling and sustainability, Kelley is the founder of Impact Travel Alliance, the world’s largest community for socially and eco-conscious travelers. She also runs Elsewhere Agency, a boutique creative agency for travel brands, and was formerly Head of Marketing at ViaHero.

A leader in sustainable tourism, she was recently appointed as one of 30 global leaders serving as part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Sustainable Travel.

Kelley has presented at the United Nations, MMGY’s Vail Summit, and Women’s Travel Fest, and has been interviewed by press including the New York Times, Fast Company, National Geographic Travel, Forbes, and Mashable. She is the recipient of an award as an Outstanding Woman in Hospitality from Women in Travel & Tourism International (witti) and has been noted as one of the Top 100 Female Founders by Travel Massive.

Kelley has a bachelor's degree in Media & Culture from The New School. She is based in Brooklyn, New York.

Connect with Kelly & the Impact Travel Alliance:
— Instagram: https://instagram.com/impacttravelalliance
— Facebook: https://facebook.com/impacttravelalliance
— Twitter: https://twitter.com/impacttravelall
— Website: http://impacttravelalliance.org

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