TOTA’s CEO Glenn Mandziuk has been appointed as the next President of the Global Biosphere Destination Community shortly after the Thompson Okanagan region received Gold Certification from Biosphere, the first region in the Americas to do so.
“It is a tremendous honour to be appointed as next President of the Global Biosphere Destination Community. I have big shoes to fill from the previous president Agusti Colom Cabau of Barcelona and look forward to the exciting year ahead building partnerships, sharing best practices, and fostering sustainable responsible tourism,” says Glenn.
The Biosphere Destination Community is a meeting which gathers all the destinations committed to tourism sustainability through the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, contained in the Biosphere methodology. During the 2019 ceremony the change of baton from the city of Barcelona to the Canadian region of Thompson Okanagan took place, who will be the coordinator of the community of destinations during 2019.