Welcome to the 2019 Travel Daily Sustainability Summit website. On April 30 this year the Australian travel and tourism sector will gather for a special one-day event to showcase the industry’s strong commitment to a sustainable future.


Sustainability is simply “the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary. It is currently a topic on everyone’s lips, but when it comes to travel and tourism, sustainability is much more than simply a buzzword. Tourism and travel sustainability means ensuring that the delights of exploring the world that we all take so much for granted will continue to be available future generations, and the sector continues to show leadership with initiatives across a wide variety of sustainability areas.

Whether it’s sustainable aviation fuels, minimising our carbon footprint, nurturing local communities across the globe, keeping the environment pristine, looking after wildlife, managing the impact of large numbers of visitors or simply giving back, many in the industry are constantly working to care for the world. The Travel Daily Sustainability Summit aims to provide a forum where we can share best practice, provide encouragement, discuss ideas and learn from one another as we press on to have a positive impact.

The Summit will also provide an opportunity to recognise industry leaders in sustainability through the inaugural Australian Travel Industry Sustainability Awards.  We look forward to showcasing some of the innovative initiatives being undertaken.

The Travel Daily Sustainability Summit will dovetail in with our various Business Publishing Group publications, including a special “Sustainability” issue of travelBulletin as well as features in Travel Daily, Cruise Weekly and Business Events News.

What’s on the agenda?

The content for the 2019 Travel Daily Sustainability Summit is currently under development. It will include an intriguing mix of high profile keynote speakers, panel discussions and debates covering the key issues of sustainability in today’s world.

Key topics will include:

  • Overtourism
  • Aviation sustainability
  • Cruise industry sustainability
  • Supply chains
  • Plastics, paper and brochures
  • Animal protection
  • Travel with purpose
  • Supporting local communities
  • Giving back

Register for updates on our contact page to receive the full agenda once it is finalised.

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Summit Agenda

Sustainability – A European Perspective. This keynote address by Giles Hawke of the Globus family of brands UK takes a distinct look at sustainability from a European perspective and explores the challenges unique to this region, what Governments and industry are doing, what are the solutions in play and what are the successful outcomes we …

Travel Daily 2019 Travel & Tourism Sustainability Awards

In 2019, Travel Daily is presenting the inaugural Travel & Tourism Sustainability Awards. Entries must demonstrate the ability to show leadership and excellence in the establishment and delivery of initiatives that contribute to sustainable outcomes in the travel and tourism sector. The categories for the awards are: Best sustainable travel or tourism initiative – Culture …


Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2019 Travel Daily Sustainability Summit. To express your interest in receiving a prospectus please email summit@traveldaily.com.au, call us on 1300 799 220 or complete the information below.