The forum organizers have reached out to industry representatives who are at the forefront in supporting Indigenous tourism and related issues. The Industry Group will help ensure that discussions started at the forum remain a critical point of discussion in the tourism industry into the future.
Adventure Travel Trade Association
The ATTA is a privately held, for-profit industry trade group that serves to network, educate, professionalize and promote the adventure travel industry. We succeed only by serving our members and advancing responsible, sustainable adventure travel practices. The ATTA recognizes that tourism, when done well, has a great ability to provide positive opportunities for Indigenous community development. The travel industry has a tremendous responsibility to ensure that indigenous peoples are part of the economic equation of tourism that involves them and that the Indigenous communities visited are being respected and treated fairly, and that their ancestral rights, history, and cultural assets are being maintained. We believe it is an honor to provide Indigenous community experiences to travelers and that we as an industry has a moral obligation to strive to manage this relationship and experience as responsibly as we can.
Conservation International – Indigenous and Traditional Peoples Program (ITPP)
Conservation International (CI) works to spotlight and secure the critical benefits that nature provides to humanity. CI values partnerships with indigenous and local communities who are often stewards of incredible biodiversity within their traditional lands. CI has been working with indigenous peoples and local communities for 30 years, developing expertise, credibility and trust with our partners. The ITPP works to strengthen the capacities of indigenous and traditional peoples and conservationists to work through policy, practice and partnership toward mutual goals like strengthening cultural identities and livelihoods.