The TSG Summit is an annual collaborative conference to address the current state of the industry, and to ideate on concrete, actionable solutions to push the industry forward.

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. 

TSG is proud to be teaming up with Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)Sustainable Travel International (STI)Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) and Tourism Cares to present the 2017 TSG Summit.


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 (IY2017) 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. The TSG Global Summit is an official IY2017 partner event. 

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. 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: Sustainable tours of New York City
  • Afternoon: Welcome and keynote speeches

Friday, Nov. 17

  • Morning: Facilitated networking
  • Afternoon: Design-thinking session
  • Evening: Wrap party

Apply or nominate an attendee

The 2017 Global Summit is invite only.

Our goal is to bring together the brightest innovators within the industry, connecting both private and public sector, as well as established and entrepreneurial travel professionals.

What Our Attendees Are Saying

The Travel+SocialGood Summit is an opportunity to join forces with the changemakers of the travel industry, those committed to creating a positive impact on our planet through the love of travel.

Jessica BlotterCEO & Co-founder, Kind Traveler

The Summit provides excellent opportunity for learning, being inspired, and building partnerships to affect positive change.

Randy DurbandCEO, Global Sustainable Tourism Council

It's critical to stay relevant get a current pulse on the industry and there's no better place to do it than the Travel+SocialGood Summit. My time there was invaluable.

Jeremy CowartFounder, The Purpose Hotel

The TSG Global Summit is a great way to learn from peers about the latest thinking on sustainable travel and social enterprise in tourism.

Kelly GalaskiProgram Manager, Americas & Europe, Planeterra Foundation and G Adventures






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.


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