Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sustainable Tourism Leader Visits Thunder Bay to Talk Climate Change and Tourism

Sustainability is the critical cornerstone to the future of our local and regional tourism economy. Understanding how each and every tourism operation, be it consumptive or non consumptive, can implement the principals of environmental sustainability within their organization is essential to moving forward successfully. More and more, environmental sustainability converts to economic sustainability within the tourism industry. Its something we all need to embrace.

On March 11, a great opportunity for Thunder Bay tourism partners exists to learn more about the effects of climate change on tourism by one of North America's most respected academics on the subject. Dr Rachel Dodds, a founding member of the Icarus Foundation and a widely published leader on the topic, will be presenting on the link between climate change and tourism.

Her research expertise focuses on sustainable tourism development, climate change, corporate social responsibility, certification and and tourist motivations. As well as her involvement in the Icarus Foundation, she is also a member of TIAC and of the TTRA.

The Nature Based Tourism Program, Department of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism and the Faculty of Graduate Studies of Lakehead are partnering on this event. It runs from 6 PM to 8 PM at Lakehead Univerity's ATAC building room 2019.

For more information, contact Kelsey Johansen, MES Speaker's Series Coordinator at Lake head University at 343-8876.

To learn more about the Icarus Foundation, visit

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