Jeremy Sampson is the CEO of The Travel Foundation, a leading NGO in the travel and tourism sector, and Propel: FORWARD’s adopted charity. Under Jeremy’s leadership, the Travel Foundation is working with travel companies and destinations to better understand the impacts of tourism and maximise its benefits for local people and the environment. He has also been instrumental in spearheading the launch of the Future of Tourism Coalition, and was named its Chair in October 2020.
Jeremy is speaking on: Sustainable travel: transforming travel’s impact on communities
With experience in the tourism, conservation, and sustainability arenas, Jeremy has worked extensively in more than 30 countries with the public sector, SMEs, multinationals, and civil society. As well as leadership roles at Sustainable Travel International and GreenSpot Travel, he has served as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies, served on the Executive Committee of the WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS), and currently serves on the Destination Stewardship Working Group of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.