Roundtable at ITB 2018

Roundtable Panel 2018

The Roundtable was represented again with an information desk at the booth of Bread for the World / Tourism Watch (hall 4.1, stand 224) and informed the trade visitors about human rights in tourism and corporate responsibility. 
On Wednesday, 7th March from 12:00 to 12:45 the Roundtable hosted the panel talk "Human Rights in practice - Land and resource rights of coastal fishing communities in the era of tourism development" on PowWow-stage in hall 4.1:
Herman Kumara, National Convener, National Fisheries Solidarity Movement; Sri Lanka
Peter-Mario Kubsch, Chief Executive Officer, Studiosus Reisen; Germany
Camilo Alvarado, Coordinator South America, VSocial Foundation; Colombia

The panel was moderated by Antje Monshausen (Chairwoman, Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism; Head, Tourism Watch – Brot für die Welt; Germany) and issued the following questions:
The majority of global tourism takes place in coastal areas – and especially small islands focus on tourism as a strategy for diversifying their economy and fostering economic development. As tourism grows, pressure increases on resources and land. How does tourism affect fishing communities and how can tour operators empower coastal communities? 
Around 30 participants followed the discussion. 
Read also an article about the second TO DO Human Rights Award (our panelist Herman Kumara was the winner of this year's award)