What we wantSustainable & Social Tourism Summit is the answer of a group of Mexican professionals in the tourism field concerned about the need to create a community of leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs interested in exchanging ideas, finding solutions and promoting sustainability, solidarity and social responsibility in tourism.
Towards a tourism model for developmentTourism in the 21st Century has to be foreseen and treated integrally, with its many environmental, social and economic issues to be regarded with a broad perspective and considering that motivation and benefits should be for the tourism main actor: the people Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit is the first event of its kind, where we propose people’s development through tourism, by finding new ways to solve tourism challenges in a sustainable, solidary and socially responsible way
Our goalWe want Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit to be the main updating and meeting point in the Americas as well as an important worldwide reference for discussion and exchange among the leaders of the tourism sector. The best place to meet, exchange, find collaboration opportunities and making business regarding sustainability, social responsibility and solidarity.
Our principles of actionOur work is based in commitment, honesty, pertinence and professionalism of every one of our members and allies.
ActionBesides the main conference and exposition, Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit also works on Carbon Footprint compensation, interinstitutional management and training to ensure the turism becomes more socially responsible, solidary and sustainable every day.
What we offer
Professional to professional P2P
Training and certification
Workshops and courses
Media & press
Through our allies
Our members are:
Vicente Ferreyra Acosta
Vicente is convinced the sustainability must be the basis of every development initiative in Mexico and Latin America. He directs SUSTENTUR, a company devoted to the conservation of natural resources and to the improvement of local communities’ quality of life for communities, all through sustainable tourism.
He has worked in several tourism development projects for governments, private corporations and international institutions for more than 18 years in Mexico and other countries. He is co-founder of Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit® and presides the organizations committee.
Fernando Mandri Bellot
Fernando is a marketing expert with a long career in planning and development of destinations and products with a 20 years’ experience internationally. He is director and founder of INTEGRA Tourism For Good, a consulting company with branches in Mexico City, Barcelona and Santiago de Chile where he has keeps a section for community based tourism development.
He is co-founder of Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit®, where he makes part of the promotion committee. He is also founder of Cumbre Iberoamericana de Turismo Accesible, as a result of his commitment with sustainability, solidarity and social responsibility in tourism.
Sergio Rodríguez Abitia
With a 40 years’ experience in the tourism sector, Sergio is currently the President for the Americas section of the International Social Tourism Organization (ISTO) and counsellor in the Mexican Gastronomic Culture Conservatory, among other activities linked to a sustainable, solidary and socially responsible tourism.
As co-founder of Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit®, he makes part of its academic committee and is convinced that tourism is a means of building citizenship, with enormous benefits for countries in the human, social and environmental aspects.
María Antonieta Ortiz Bravo
María Antonieta has a 25 years’ experience in the tourism sector, where she has been in different positions both in the public and private sectors. She has been part of the organizing teams of the main tourist events in Mexico such as Tianguis Turistico and several seminars in Mexico and other countries.
She is currently the general coordinator of Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit®.
Ángela Paredes Ortega
Communicologist specialized in sustainable tourism. He has been a journalist for the media for more than 15 years. Co-founder of Sustentur, currently coordinates the news portal dedicated to sustainable and sustainable tourism. He is in charge of Communication and Public Relations at the Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit.