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LIVE Webinar: How Does Slow Travel Impact Local Communities?

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2023
10:00 AM EDT
Hosted by Maria Stoyanova
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Join us for a LIVE Webinar to explore how slow travel can empower local communities and entrepreneurs around the world – with Sarah Payne, Director of Impact at UnTours Foundation, and Stuart McDonald, co-founder of Travelfish.

In this webinar, powered by UnTours, we'll discuss the following topics in a panel Q&A with our experts:

• What's the connection between Slow Travel and Impact-driven initiatives?
• What is the "Reset Tourism Fund" and what does it invest in?
• How can tourism investment reach local communities
• A closer look at the SouthEast Asian tourism economy
• Examples of best practice impact-driven community tourism
• What brands and destinations can learn and improve on

Register to watch LIVE on October 25, Wednesday, at 10am EDT / 4pm CET, with host Lucia Prieto (MEET Network). Recording will be available afterwards.

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Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is for brands, destinations, travel businesses, and content creators looking for more practical tips about how to implement slow and impactful travel into their business model, and who want to learn more about slow and sustainable travel.

About Sarah Payne, Director of Impact at UnTours Foundation

Sarah Payne ( brings an interdisciplinary background in economic development and years of experience consulting with businesses to improve their social and environmental impact. An entrepreneur herself, Sarah believes passionately in using business as a force for good to create a more just, equitable, and regenerative world. She has also worked with a variety of nonprofits both in the United States and abroad to advance social change and alleviate poverty.

The UnTours Foundation invests in innovative businesses addressing poverty, injustice, and the climate crisis – and help other foundations do the same. Learn more at

About Stuart McDonald, co-founder of Travelfish

Stuart McDonald (@travelfish) is an Australian travel writer based in Indonesia. He cofounded, an independent online travel guide to SouthEast Asia in 2004 which grew to one of the most trusted resources for millions of travelers to the region over the past two decades. You'll find Stuart's musings about the tourism industry's struggles with sustainability in his Couchfish substack ( — a regular newsletter which includes news, adventures, and the occasional tall tale for anyone fascinated by SouthEast Asia.

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About The Slow Travel Network

Powered by UnTours (, the Slow Travel Network unites 500+ content creators, tour leaders, and travel insiders on a mission to develop stories and highlight outstanding and replicable ways travelers and the tourism industry are making the world better through #slowtravel.