Tourism Aus sustainability chief named on new advisory board

Condé Nast Traveler launches first-ever Global Advisory Board

Tourism Australia‘s Head of Sustainability, Penny Rafferty, has been named as one of a dozen members in the first-ever Condé Nast Traveler Global Advisory Board.

As to be expected, the members of the advisory board have strong links to travel, tourism and hospitality. Included are Silversea Cruises’ President and CEO, Barbara Muckermann; Preferred Travel Group’s CEO, Lindsey Ueberroth; Marriott International’s President of Luxury, Tina Edmundson; as well as &Beyond CEO, Joss Kent.

(Edmundsun and Muckermann were both in Australia in the past few days. View LATTE‘s exclusive coverage from their respective visits discussing ‘The Reimaginers’ here and the Silversea Travel Advisory Board here.)

“We formed this committee of experts from diverse sectors of the industry — and all corners of the world — to help steer our brand on the issues most pertinent to travel and our audience,” Condé Nast Traveler said. Members will engage in editor-hosted panel discussions across the year on topics including innovation in travel and global travel forecasts; participate in public-facing events; and more.

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Other members of the Condé Nast Traveler Global Advisory Board include Mei Zhang, WildChina travel company; Sharan Pasricha, Ennismore; Kalani Ka’anā’anā, Hawai’i Tourism Authority; Aditya Ghosh, Akasa Air; Frances Geoghegan, Healing Holidays; Sherwin Banda, Africal Travel and Asma Al Fahhim of Villa 88.

Luxury Lodges of Australia, of which Rafferty is Executive Chair, said of the new committee: “With a united commitment to sustainability, regenerative travel, and emerging concerns within the travel sector, the board brings a wealth of knowledge, passion, and forward momentum to guide the brand on industry-related challenges and topics relevant to its discerning audience.”

Lindsey Ueberroth, Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Travel Group, said “Preferred Travel Group believes in the transformative power of travel and its ability to enrich lives, and joining this new committee of experts offers us an additional way to work toward a better future where travel can be utilised as a force for good.”

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