Tourism accessibility, inclusion and tackling inequality
24 Jun 2021

Tourism accessibility, inclusion and tackling inequality.

To seek answers to the socio-economic, cultural and physical barriers to accessibility and inclusion for all and to see how tourism participation levels have evolved.

Verónica Gomez

Director ISTO Americas (Moderator)
Verónica Gomez

Verónica is Director of ISTO Americas. In 2005, she joined the Montreal, Canada,

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headquarters of the International Social Tourism Organisation as coordinator of the youth programme "For a youth citizenship in tourism". In August 2006, she became Director of the Secretariat for the Americas. Between 2009 and 2014, she also directed the Youth Travel Foundation, a programme that promotes access to travel for young people aged 15 to 35 in Canada.

Victor Linarez

Director of Innovation of the Tourist Offer, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism - MINCETUR (Peru)
Victor Linarez

Bachelor in Tourism and Hotel Management,

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graduated from the San Martin de Porres University (USMP), with a master's degree in Sustainable Tourism Management at the University for International Cooperation of Costa Rica (UCI). I have more than 07 years of professional experience in the public sector, advising regional and local governments and private sector associations in the design, configuration and promotion of tourism products, experiences and destinations. Specific experience in the public management of tourism, development of community-based products and the formulation of tourism development plans (PERTUR and PDTL).

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Michel Barbier

General Director at Kéroul
Michel Barbier

Executive Director at Kéroul since December 2019,

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holder of a master’s degree in Public Administration, and a College diploma in Leisure. Involved in many partnering organizations since his arrival. Head of a city recreation department for 25 years, managing programs, infrastructures and policy in the fields of community, sports and culture sectors. Passionate about non-profit organizations and government programs who are devoted to the benefits of the social development and an inclusive society.

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Rosemary Teed

Director of the Magical Getaway Foundation
Rosemary Teed

Rosemary is the voluntary Founder/Director of the Magical Getaway Foundation based in Melbourne, Australia.

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The Foundation is currently the only national charity dedicated to gifting first ever getaways/holidays to eligible children and their families. 1 in 3 Australian children have never been on a holiday. The only criteria is that the family has never been on a getaway and that they are prepared to tell their story, so the Foundation can share with others. It’s not about the getaway, it’s what the getaway/holiday brings; hope for the future. Kat Stewart and Steven Bradbury OAM are the Foundation’s Ambassadors. The Magical Getaway Foundation is the inaugural Australian member of the ISTO.

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Jacques Rayet - ISTO 24-06-2021