A NEW COMMUNITY AND MARKETPLACE FOCUSED ON POSITIVE IMPACT TOURISM LAUNCHES
New trade organisation, Inspire Global, launches to promote positive impact tourism, diversity, equality, and inclusion
LONDON, UK (7th September 2022): Inspire Global is a member-driven trade organisation whose purpose is to provide a global community and marketplace for the promotion of sustainable, positive impact tourism. Its members benefit from an innovative marketplace to do business and an inspiring and collaborative community to share news, resources, and knowledge.
Byron Shirto, CEO of Inspire Global, observes, “With the realisation that there was a heart-warming shift in attitudes post-pandemic, towards rebuilding tourism sustainably and ethically, it seemed a natural decision to launch a new and refreshing kind of trade community. Building a proactive, credible, and accountable community will promote best practice amongst members, encouraging them to fulfil their potential to do better.”
Inspire Global’s diverse and inclusive travel community of members include destinations, suppliers, tour operators, travel agents, media, and industry partners. All members are driven by a collective passion for sustainable, positive impact tourism, that works to enrich the lives of both visitors and the host communities.
Early member applications have been buoyant with South Africa Tourism already on board as well as Swiss Travel and ELOHI Collection, and tour operators such as Steppes Travel, Audley Travel, Holiday Architects, and impact partners ANIMONDIAL, Travel Without Plastic and ecollective.
Shirto continues “Inspire Global and its growing membership will promote a wider understanding of tourism as a vital contributor in creating socio-cultural, environmental and economic benefits for destinations and its people around the globe”.
Justin Wateridge, Managing Director at Steppes Travel, and an Inspire Global Ambassador, adds “Collaboration and sharing best practice is the only way that the travel industry can become the force for good that it has the potential to be. Inspire Global enables such communication, creativity, and commitment.”
Jo Hendrickx, Founder at Travel Without Plastic, states “It can be difficult and time consuming to connect with other businesses that truly share the same values and objectives around sustainability. Inspire Global’s community makes this much easier, and we look forward to contributing to and learning from the experiences of other members.”
About Inspire Global
Inspire Global is a privately held, for-profit industry organisation whose purpose is to provide a community and marketplace for the promotion of sustainable, positive impact tourism. We believe travel, when done responsibly, safely, and respectfully, can be a catalyst for positive change for communities, the environment, wildlife, and culture. Inspire Global currently serves a growing membership of suppliers, destinations, outbound Tour Operators, Agents, media, and industry partners, with a vested interest in positive impact tourism.
Byron Shirto, CEO
Telephone: +44 (0)1242 506 444 | Email: [email protected]