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TOMORROW, RESET Travel 2023: Heads of Mission are encouraged to participate in the sustainable economic debate

Tourism ministers and senior government representatives from the Caribbean, Latin America, the GCC and African countries are meeting on 3 November 2023 at the London Hilton on Park Lane. RESET TRAVEL is an annual event focussed on initiatives that will have an impact on making travel and hospitality more sustainable. Senior members of London’s diplomatic community are also expected to join the day of sustainable action strategies.

Among the largest and fastest growing sectors in the world, the UN Environment Programme notes that tourism contributes 10 per cent of global GDP, so RESET wants to address how to identify, accurately measure, and address the harms that tourism is causing our destinations. The event wants to understand more how tourism can act as a positive force for people and planet.

Founder of RESET TRAVEL, Nicki Page, explains: “We want people to understand that sustainability is a rational hard business decision, with clear income and revenue benefits, not just a moral and sensible long term one…  RESET TRAVEL is action and output focused as it is imperative for our industry to make verified changes in how we reduce the negative impacts we are having on the world. Changes that will be good for people, the planet and business prosperity.”

In its third year, the forum will review technology and innovative ways to develop tourism and hospitality sustainably. The event will be both in person and livestreamed and aims to attract international delegates also in the capital for World Travel Market. The core areas for this year’s summit include: the financial case for sustainably better business in tourism, hospitality and development; women in sustainable tourism; sustainable hotel, hospitality and tourism destination development and more sustainable travel.

This year’s programme has again drawn an exceptional panel of speakers who will share insights and case studies through keynotes and interactive panel sessions. Talks are designed to inform delegates and provide a framework for action to implement change.


Speakers at RESET 2023 include:

  • Former Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, Dr Taleb Rifai
  • Tourism Minister for Jamaica, the Hon Edmund Bartlett
  • UAE’s former Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Dr Abdullah Al Nuami


Dr Rifai said: “As a former Secretary General of UNWTO (2009-17), I cannot but see the great work of TLC and particularly the great work done by Nicki Page towards a sustainable tourism development policy and framework for our industry.”

Speakers will be joined by noted sustainable travel and hospitality experts from the UK including Danny Pecorelli, MD of Exclusive Hotels, the UK’s first certified B Corp hotel brand, along with professors and academics from Surrey University’s Institute of Sustainability.

Presentations will highlight actions, demonstrable results and how the speakers’ organisations are transforming their business models to bring a positive impact on nature, people and the planet, while also having positive equitable outcomes.

RESET TRAVEL is run and managed by TLC Harmony whose vision is for a sustainable, outcome focused approach for tourism, and the construction of tourist resorts and destinations that has a net positive impact for biodiversity, prosperity and climate. Launched in 2021 during the health pandemic, the annual RESET TRAVEL summit was inspired through the support of the University of Wales Harmony Institute whose patron in King Charles III and His Majesty’s international call to ‘reset’ business to be in harmony with nature.

This event will be followed up by RESET Summit Nigeria in Abuja early next year.

Those interested should get in touch with: Nicki.Page@tlchealthtravel.co.uk

T: 07587 108522

Tickets can be booked at: Www.TLCHarmony.com/reset2023.


7.45am Coffee and Registration In support: Jean-Paul Riby, Leo Downer, Nicki page

Total Life Cycle

8.25am RESET START RESET (VIDEO) introduction
8.27 -8.37 WELCOME 1

TLC Reset Tourism Hospitality, Hotel Development Sustainably

Nicki Page, Co-Founder, Total Life Cycle and

Kevin Withane CEO Diversity X

8.38 – 8.49 Stand up for Nature

RESET by Disruption

The Maverick (VIDEO)
8.50 – 9.35 Diplomatic Community

RESET Sustainable Destination Policy and Delivery

Dr Taleb Rifai, Secretary General (former), United Nations World Tourism Council

Hon Edmund Bartlett Minister of Tourism Jamaica

Mrs Toke Benson-Awoyinka, Hon Commissioner for Culture and Arts, Lagos State, Nigeria

Dr Abdullah Al Nuami, Minister for Climate Infrastructure UAE (former)

Mrs Al Kaylani, Arab International Women’s Federation  President & Founder on sustainable travel and tourism in the MENA


The True Cost of Travel, Hospitality and Tourism Development

Leo Downer TLC Founder, Exec Director.

Measuring Planet Impacts (GABI and the Planet Tip)

Green Triangle central America case history

10.00 – 10.20am COFFEE (20 mins)
10.20 – 11.10am RESET AVIATION

Addressing the Elephant on the Wing


Carol Rose, Head of Sustainability ABTA

Andy Jefferson, CEO Sustainable Aviation Alliance (panel Chair)

Graeme Elliott, Director Government Industry Internal Affairs, Virgin Atlantic

Amy Ruddock, Director Carbon Engineering

Solange Baena, Aerospace, Engineer, Airbus

Jane Aston, Sustainability Director, Easyjet

Dr Nicole Cocolas , Lecturer in Transport Management with the University of Surrey’s Tourism and Transport Department

11.11 – 11.06 RESET Hospitality in the Maldives Sonu Shivdasani, Founder of Soneva, Maldives (VIDEO)
11.07 – 12.00 RESET Development, Hotels and Destinations

Build it sustainably they will come, spend more stay longer


Dr Diane Dumashie, President, FIG (Federation of International Surveyors) (Panel Chair)

Caroline Lassen, Global Project Director, MACE, (tbc)

Yasmin Mahmoudieh, Architect and Interior Design

Jean Paul Riby, Director TLC, Hotels Wellness Estates

Monique Dekker, VP HR, EAME Hyatt Corporation Switzerland

12.00am  – 12.15pm COFFEE and NETWORKING BREAK
12.15 – 12.45  

RESET Marketing and Mirages

Michael Moszynski, CEO London Advertising (Presenting and Chair)

David Haigh, Chair, Brand Finance PLC

Pendragon Stuart, Director, Globe Scan UK

12.45 – 12.55 El Salvador


Miguel SalvaNatura (VIDEO)

Minister of Tourism (VIDEO)

12.55 – 1.10 RESET TRAVEL It’s a women’s world Nicki Page TLC Founder

Niyanta Spelman Rainforest Partnership (VIDEO)

Dr Mervat Rashed Abrahim Mohamed, Qatar

Ola Wright, CEO, West Africa Tourism Organisation

Anna Pollock, Founder Conscious Travel, independent strategist and change maker

1.10-1.20 RESET DIVERSITY in TRAVEL Kevin Withane  CEO Diversity X
1.20– 1.25 ROUND-UP The Great Sustainability Travel Debate
Governments, Diplomats

and Ambassadors

in attendance




El Salvador





United Arab Emirates




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