Webinar Regenerative Tourism Mexico

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Beyond Sustainability: Tourism Enterprises moving towards Regeneration.

Have you ever wondered what the term regenerative tourism really means, why it is important to connect with myself, others and biodiversity in tourism, what is the importance of local participation in tourism development, and how do you practice a regenerative tourism experience?

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We invite you to connect to the Webinar presented within the framework of the Call for the integration of the "National Directory of Tourism Enterprises Moving Towards Regeneration".

Target

Identify how the areas of regeneration are practiced in the experiences and/or processes of tourism activity in Mexico.

In alliance with SECTUR and RegenLab for Travel.

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Scope: Socialize issues related to the application of regenerative thinking in tourism practices from the point of view of different stakeholders and/or interest groups.

Addressed to:

MSMEs, projects, destinations or tourism initiatives that they consider are applying regenerative thinking.
Academic, public and private sectors.
Tourism professionals and students.
General public interested in the subject.

Webinar structure:

Date: Wednesday, April 27.
Time: 10 hrs / (GMT -06:00) Mexico Central Time (CDMX).

SPEAKERS

Market Ready Tourism and La Mano del Mono present the speakers and moderator of the webinar:

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Alexa Pauls

University of the Environment

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Armando Vázquez Morales

Oactli Tours, Agaveturismo Network and Nahua Yecan Yecan Encounter

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Fermín Sosa Pérez

Community of San Juan Evangelista Analco, Oaxaca.

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Manuel Miroglio

Picaso Tours

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Karla A. Rivera del Aguila

The Monkey's Hand

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Karen Bellato

Komú

TOPICS:

Alexa Pauls

Regeneration beyond sustainability?

Armando Vázquez Morales

Yecan Yecan: "The praxis of regenerative thinking".

Fermín Sosa Pérez

Importance of local participation for the benefit of tourism development.

Manuel Miroglio

Reconextour: Innovative experience of regenerative tourism in the Metropolitan Park of León, Guanajuato

Karla A. Rivera del Aguila

"Beyond Sustainability II: National Directory of Tourism Enterprises Moving Towards Regeneration".

Karen Bellato

Moderates the Webinar

M.A. in Anthropology and History from the University of Berlin in her native Germany. She has experience in different branches of tourism in Mexico since 1999: rafting guide, partner of an ecotourism company, coordinator of cultural excursions for INAH and specialized guide for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, embassies and cultural institutions, as well as quality manager of a luxury hotel. She has collaborated as coordinator in events such as the Paragliding World Cup, the Ollin Kan World Music Festival and the Walter Reuter German Journalism Award, building international networks and facilitating processes of intercultural understanding. Since 2015 she is director of the academic area of Sustainable Tourism at the Universidad del Medio Ambiente (UMA).

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ALEXA PAULS

University of the Environment (UMA)
Director of the Sustainable Tourism Area

Regeneration beyond sustainability?

The term "regenerative tourism" is becoming increasingly popular, but what does it really mean?

In the tourism sector, sustainability is often addressed in the form of technical requirements, with which companies must comply. For most, minimizing negative impacts is usually enough. But we have seen that when well managed, tourism can have positive socio-environmental impacts. It is in our hands to make this difference. In this sense, regenerative tourism seeks to create benefits for local communities, travelers and the destination environment. It works with the potential inherent in a context that has not been exploited. It regenerates the situation, creating conditions in which this potential can flourish. Regenerative tourism nurtures relationships - the relationship with self, the relationship with others, the relationship with place.

She will address the following topics:

  • Sustainability vs. Regeneration
  • Many definitions of regeneration
  • Elements in common:
  • Systemic thinking
  • History of the site
  • Codesign
  • Working with potential
  • Regeneration at three levels
  • Examples in Mexico

PRESENTATION

alexa pauls regenerative tourism

Armando has 15 years of experience as a designer of tourism experiences, certified tour guide (NOM-08 and NOM-09), tour operator, public manager and cultural promoter. He is CEO of the tour operator Oactli Tours and founding president of the Agaveturismo Network, winner of the Gourmet Excellence Award 2022, presented at the Madrid International Tourism Fair (FITUR). He holds a degree in Tourism Business Administration from Universidad Cristóbal Colón. She is currently completing her studies in the Master's program in Sustainable Tourism Management at the Universidad de la Cooperación Internacional de Costa Rica and head of the tourism promotion department of SECTUR Tlaxcala.

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ARMANDO VÁZQUEZ MORALES

Organized by Colectivo Turístico Oactli Tours, Red Agaveturismo and Encuentro Nahua Yecan Yecan
Biocultural Artilugiador

Yecan Yecan: "The praxis of regenerative thinking".

The need to change our ways of traveling gave rise to the creation of the Yecan Yecan project, focused on the use of the resources that our mountain La Malinche gives us, against the current we accompany experiences to teach you the importance of feeding the milpa system and the restorative importance of the metepantle system, through our educational tourism scheme "biocultural artifacts for regeneration" you will learn to connect with yourself, others and biodiversity, in our demonstration field you will interact with everything necessary to be able to transfer the experience to your home, after living with us and committing your passion you will be able to ensure that another reality is possible.

He will address the following topics:

  1. THE CHALLENGE: False beliefs or change vs. chip change
  2. Good weather, good weather
    2.1 Magic object "La Milpa y el Metepantle" (The Milpa and the Metepantle)
    2.2 Learning with biocultural artifacts
    2.3 The battle in the three relationships
  3. The other reality

PRESENTATION:

armando vazquez yecan regenerative tourism

Originally from San Juan Evangelista Analco, Oaxaca, a community located in the Sierra Norte of the state of Oaxaca, he is an agronomist engineer from the Instituto Tecnológico Agropecuario de Oaxaca and Master in Water Sciences from the University of Guanajuato. For more than 10 years he has worked with forest communities in Oaxaca in activities and projects aimed at a better functionality of the territories based on social management and technical accompaniment. In 2017 he was a fellow of the training program for local agents of change in open government and sustainable development of UNDP Mexico. He is currently president of the Comisariado de Bienes Comunales of his community, from where he promotes and works for the strengthening of governance.

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FERMÍN SOSA PÉREZ

Community of San Juan Evangelista Analco, Oaxaca.
President of the Comisariado de Bienes Comunales

Importance of local participation for the benefit of tourism development.

In order to move towards a true regeneration in rural territories where tourism has been seen as an alternative that contributes from the local level to endogenous development, it is first necessary to adopt or at least collectively construct the idea and the project, for which it is important to implement transversal local mechanisms of participation and co-creation, where the conservation, rescue and strengthening of the practices or ways in which communities relate to the natural environment is a priority and strategic, with the objective of achieving the functionality of tourism activity through the co-responsibility and co-participation of the community. In this sense and by the same effect, the distribution of benefits to the population would be fairer and more equitable, thus contributing to the sustainability of tourism activity.

He will address the following topics:

Tourism in the community of San Juan Evangelista Analco, Oaxaca-experience.

Background
- Current status
- Challenges
- Conclusions

PRESENTATION:

Fermin Sosa Perez sustainability

Professor, International Speaker, Guide, Trainer and Entrepreneur in sustainable and regenerative tourism, based in León, Gto. He is representative in Mexico of the IGTR (Global Regenerative Tourism Initiative) and member of the ATNAG (Association of Nature and Adventure Tourism of the State of Gto). He is founder and CEO of PiCaSo Tours, an operator that designs tourism experiences with local identity in León, which won the 2014 State Award for Innovative Idea and the 2016 National Award for Diversification of the Mexican Tourism Product. In 2022, it launches Reconextour, the first regenerative tourism experience launched in an ANP in Mexico applying the IGTR Flow Map.

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MANUEL MIROGLIO

Director / Picaso Tours

Regenerative Tourism Specialist

Reconextour: Innovative Regenerative Tourism Experience in the Metropolitan Park of Leon, Guanajuato.

The case of Reconextour will be presented, one of the first experiences of regenerative tourism implemented in Mexico in an urban center, within the framework of the NPA of the Metropolitan Park of Leon, which has the category of ecological recreational park. It is an innovative outdoor tour that includes a series of unique experiences of interaction with the natural environment of the Metropolitan Park of Leon in several of its natural settings and with different modes of transportation: by canoe, bicycle and on foot to experience the different ecosystems of the Park. The result of a methodological process based on experiential tourism and the design of regenerative tourism experiences, Reconextour also followed the principles of the Flow Map, the first global tool for diagnosis and design of regenerative tourism designed by the IGTR (Global Initiative for Regenerative Tourism) to take into account its guiding principles.

He will address the following topics:

  1. Regenerative tourism in an ANP
    1.1 Design of the Reconextour experience
    1.2 Video of the Reconextour experience
    1.3 Participant feedback
  2. Use of the RTGS Flow Map
  3. Conclusions

PRESENTATION:

manuel miroglio regenerative tourism

Planning, management and development of sustainable tourism. He has developed projects in diverse local and indigenous communities, natural areas, thematic corridors, magical towns, beaches, hotels, and ports, in order to contribute to the development of socially just and environmentally viable tourism. It is part of the Mexican System of Scientific and Technological Evaluation - CONACYT Registry of Accredited Evaluators in Sustainable Tourism. In 2018 she participated in the Open Government from the Local for Sustainable Development Program developed by UNDP-Mexico, INAI, USAID and Civil Society Organizations, and since 2019 she participates in the construction of the Open Government and Development Network. She currently works as Lead Facilitator at Mano del Mono.

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KARLA ALEJANDRA RIVERA DEL AGUILA

The Monkey's Hand / Lead Facilitator

"Beyond Sustainability II: National Directory of Tourism Enterprises Moving Towards Regeneration".

Regenerating Tourism Sustainability, A Pressing Need

Regenerative tourism in Mexico is in its infancy and there is no magic recipe to achieve the transition beyond sustainability. The first DINETUR call allowed us to identify that it is necessary to go beyond sustainability, and it became an important step to start taking action by seeking to work together with various actors. There are a large number of practices and knowledge in various national tourist destinations that involve regenerative thinking. However, it is necessary to articulate them in some way to find solutions to the urgent problems facing the tourism sector.

He will address the following topics:

  1. Context of the initiative
  2. Objectives
  3. Scopes
  4. Results
  5. Conclusions

PRESENTATION:

Karla Rivera presentation national directory of regenerative tourism

Karen Bellato | Moderator

Karen Bellato is co-founder of Komú travel, an organization that strengthens community-based tourism to consolidate it as a tool for social transformation and a way to defend rural and indigenous territories in Latin America.

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Karen Bellato, Komú Travel

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