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Saturday, April 18 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
The Ethics of Travel: Should You Stay or Should You Go

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When deciding where to go, travelers take into account many factors, including cost, climate, distance and safety. Too often, though, we overlook ethical considerations. Travel can impact the environment, politics and culture in positive and negative ways. This panel will explore what's at stake, how to travel in harmony with your values, and more.

Moderators
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Sara Clemence

A Travel Editor, Wall Street Journal
@SaraClemence | Sara Clemence is a travel editor at The Wall Street Journal. She has been an editor at Forbes, Condé Nast Portfolio and the New York Post, and co-founded Recessionwire. She is also an experienced commentator who has appeared on CNN, CNBC, VH-1 and ABC’s Good Morning America, among other media outlets.

Speakers
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Alejandro Castro Alfaro

Director of Marketing, Costa Rica Tourism Board
@visit_costarica | Alejandro Castro Alfaro is the director of marketing of the Costa Rica Tourism Board, which he first joined in 2014. He specializes in marketing sustainable developments within the tourism, public transportation and social entrepreneurship industries. | Topics of Expertise: Ethics, Sustainability, Voluntourism, Tourism and Surfing Destinations of Expertise: Costa Rica  
avatar for Deirdre Campbell

Deirdre Campbell

Founder, Tartan
President, Tartan Group | | @Tartangroup | | Deirdre launched Tartan 14 years ago and today she encourages the North American market to explore her client experiences in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, the Caribbean and Ecuador as well as in Western Canada. She helped place Clayquot Wilderness Resort at the top of the glamping craze, expand Nimmo Bay beyond heli-fishing, bring national attention to the growth of aboriginal tourism and show how much... Read More →
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Sandra Guzman

Contributing Writer, NBC News
@sandrasepigram | Sandra Guzman is an Emmy award-winning journalist, author, and yogi who is currently a contributing writer for NBC News. She was associate editor and culture writer for The New York Post and editor in chief of Latina and heart & soul magazines. Her byline has been on Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Univision, and PBS.
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Pegi Vail

Anthropologist (NYU); Documentary Filmmaker, Gringo Trails
@gringotrails | Dr. Pegi Vail is an anthropologist, documentary filmmaker, and curator at NYU’s Center for Media, Culture, and History. Her award-winning documentary Gringo Trails looks at the impact of tourism on cultures and environments. Right of Passage, a book based on Vail’s research among backpackers in Bolivia as a Fulbright scholar is forthcoming (Duke University Press). She serves as a judge for National Geographic’s... Read More →


Saturday April 18, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Concert Hall 150 W. 83rd St. NY, NY 10024

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