Dr. Brooke Hansen’s Attendance at the International Workshop on Agritourism and the United Nations World Tourism Day Forum

On August 30, Dr. Brooke Hansen, PCGS Director of Sustainable Tourism, was a speaker at the International Workshop on Agritourism (IWA) in Burlington, Vermont, speaking about the development of a sustainable agritourism program in Florida that would feature regenerative agriculture and local food systems. IWA is a global network of farmers and ranchers, tourism experts, researchers, educators, agricultural service providers, and others interested in promoting agritourism. This workshop in Burlington brings together nearly 500 representatives from 55 countries to Vermont to explore how agritourism can benefit all.

In addition, Dr. Hansen was a featured panelist for the United Nations World Tourism Day Forum on September 27 hosted by the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), where she held an Academic Affiliate position. Dr. Hansen gave a speech about tourism and destination management along with panelists John DeFries, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hawaii Tourism Authority, and Seleni Matus, Executive Director, International Institute of Tourism Studies. Dr. Hansen represented USF at the Florida Governor's Conference on Tourism, along with colleague Dr. Adam Carmer, where they promoted USF's tourism programs and sustainability initiatives such as the "Keep Pinellas Beautiful" and "Keep Pasco Beautiful" sustainable tourism initiatives.