2017 Global Summit

The travel industry represents 10% of global GDP and employs 1 in 11 around the world. Yet on average, only $5 out of every $100 spent by travelers remains in the countries visited.
Our industry possesses the power to impact every issue our global community faces. There is an immense amount of potential to harness the power of the travel industry and transform it into a force for good.
We can change our world through travel.
Now in its fourth year, the 2017 Travel+SocialGood Global Summit will draw together 150 innovators in the travel industry to collectively tackle a single issue facing the travel industry. Our goal is to develop concrete and actionable solutions to push the industry forward.


Backed by a rapidly growing community of 10,000 changemakers in the TSG community, now is the time to push forward with our collective vision. The United Nations has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism in conjunction with the Global Goals, an ambitious set of targets set to help solve some of the world’s most pressing issues by 2030.
We look to the Global Goals as inspiration for the issues the travel industry can help to solve, and hope the  TSG Summit will inspire radical change throughout the tourism sector to help achieve these goals through both innovative business practices and consumer behavior.  


Building off of the momentum and format of previous Summits, this year’s event will be focused on different workshops and activations aimed at finding actionable solutions to push the industry forward. In the coming weeks, we will announce a central theme and challenge for this year’s Summit for our attendees to help develop solutions for at the Summit. We are proud of tangible results from previous Summits, including the Ritz-Carlton’s Impact Experiences, a program which has now launched in locations worldwide.


Thursday and Friday, November 16 and 17 in New York City


Thursday, Nov. 16
Morning: Welcome and keynote speeches
Afternoon: Networking
Friday, Nov. 17
Morning: Sustainable tours of New York City
Afternoon: Design-thinking session
Evening: Wrap party


The 2017 Global Summit is invite only.
Please click below to apply or nominate someone for attendance:


Launched in partnership with the UN Foundation and +SocialGood in 2013, Travel+SocialGood has grown from its original Summit into a nonprofit and global community with Hubs in more than 15 cities worldwide. Through our initiatives, TSG is building a collaborative community that provides the tools and network to propel the travel industry toward a more sustainable and impactful future.


We are dedicated to building lasting relationships with each of our partners, and crafting authentic, customized promotions. If you represent a brand that would be interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please email us at hello@travelsocialgood.org.


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