Risk management and confidence restoration
23 Jun 2021

Risk management and confidence restoration.

Many destinations and communities face risks and uncertainties due to the Covid-19 crisis and recovering tourism requires learning to manage risks through data management, reinventing the offer and restoring confidence of host communities as well as of tourists.

Vincent Bérubé

Vincent is a graduate of Laval University in Quebec, in the fields of architecture and international relations.

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He is currently a director of Hostelling International in the Quebec and Ontario region of Canada and has been an active member of the quality standards group of the same organisation for over 20 years. Finally, he has been involved in the development of youth tourism for several years in Quebec and Europe.

Brianda Lopez

CEO of International Youth Hostel Federation - IYHF
Brianda Lopez

Brianda is a committed sustainability leader and CEO of Hostelling International (HI), the non-for-profit founder organisation of the youth hostelling movement recognized by UNESCO.

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HI is the 6 th largest accommodation provider in the world with over 3,500 hostels in 88 countries and one of the largest youth global community of travellers with over 3,5 million members who seek to discover more about our world in a sustainable and ethical way. Up to date, we have welcomed over 1,5 billion travellers.

Linda Ristagno

Assistant Director, External Affairs at IATA
Linda Ristagno

Linda has been with International Air Transport Association (IATA) for over ten years holding various roles within the organization.

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She is currently IATA’s Assistant Director External Affairs, leading the development of advocacy and policy activities on accessibility, which is an industry priority. She also oversees the advocacy campaign to promote the restart of travel and tourism in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before joining IATA, Linda was with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) with a broad range of responsibilities, over more than a decade. Linda holds an Executive Master Diploma in International Negotiation and Policy-Making with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva.

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Jacques Rayet - ISTO 23-06-2021