The value of biodiversity – Net positive outcomes for tourism
Daniel Turner BSc (Hons) CBiol MRSB, Director of ANIMONDIAL
Daniel Turner is an environmental biologist who has been working for the advancement of applied animal protection for over 20 years. Although UK-based, he has lived and worked in rural communities in Honduras and Peru; the latter as a tourist guide in the Tambopata Nature Reserve.
Considered by many in the tourism industry as the pioneer of animal protection policy, Daniel is vastly knowledgeable and experienced in the issues and in how to engage business to solve them. He instigated and co-drafted ABTA’s Animal Welfare Guidelines (2013) and in 2018, Daniel co-founded ANIMONDIAL, a specialist consultancy providing impartial, practical guidance to help businesses better manage impact on animals and the natural environment.
Stuart Whittington is the Head of Product for Journey Latin America, the UK’s leading specialist in tailor-made holidays and escorted small-group tours to all parts of Latin America and Antarctica.
Stuart cut his teeth as a Tour Leader where he led trips throughout Latin America, before returning to the UK to continue his career in travel with several leading UK tour operators before taking on the role at Journey Latin America.
Stuart has previously served on the LATA committee and as chair of the LATA Foundation Projects committee.
Kasia is Head of Sustainability and Community at Exodus Travels. Joining the Exodus team two years ago, her remit has included establishing the new Exodus Travels Foundation and designing Exodus’ People, Places and Planet plan – a sustainability strategy to measure and improve the environmental and social impact of Exodus’ trips.
Prior to entering the travel sector, Kasia started her career in advertising, followed by work in both international development and cross-sector corporate sustainability. She is a passionate advocate for travel’s potential to drive transformative social and environmental change, and is part of the voluntary team leading the Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency movement.
Prue is Group Head of Sustainability at Hotelplan UK, a family of specialist tour operators incorporating ski companies Inghams, Esprit Ski and Flexiski, alongside adventure travel brands Explore, Inntravel and Santa’s Lapland.
She is passionate about initiating and facilitating change as we all journey together towards a more responsible future. We must all build back better.
Please note that seminar sessions are only open to LATA Expo Exhibitors and Delegates.