Presentatie Simon Pickup - ABTA


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Presentatie Simon Pickup, ABTA, over de Global Guidance for Animals in Tourism tijdens de Groeneveld Conferentie die op 13 juni 2013 plaats vond.

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Presentatie Simon Pickup - ABTA

  1. 1. Simon PickupSustainable TourismManager ABTA
  2. 2. ABTA: Animal Welfare approach in overviewSimon PickupSustainable Tourism ManagerABTA
  3. 3. In this session1. About ABTA2. Why we’re working on animal welfare3. Animal welfare approach and outputs4. Next steps5. Questions
  4. 4. About ABTA• Confidence at the heart of travel• Largest travel association in the UK• 750 tour operators• 5000 travel agencies• Collective turnover = £30billion + /annually
  5. 5. Sustainability approach• Confidence that the industry isbuilding a sustainable futureThriving DestinationsResponsibility in a finite wordConfident CustomersABTAMembershipSupplyChainSupportiveDestinationPolicyDevelopmentAreas
  6. 6. In practiceMEMBERSHIPPROGRAMMESSUPPLY CHAINDESTINATIONPROGRAMMESDEVELOPMENTSTC Travelife System Egypt Animal Welfare WGCruise Overseas Agents Turkey Human RightsCommunications Thailand Climate ChangeSMO Dominican RepublicVolunteer Tourism LobbyingRetailIndicatorsTraining
  7. 7. Business case:1. Increasing in number / popular with consumers2. Strong tour operator commitments tosustainability3. Known history of issues4. External scrutiny5. Legal dimension against a global supply chainWhy animal welfare?
  8. 8. Business caseAnimal attractions are very common in destinationsCommercially - valuable relationships for tour operatorsUK consumers – very emotional link with animalsFrom a sustainability standpoint – poor welfare is unacceptableSPANA 2012:52% of consumers advised that seeing an animal being mistreatedabroad would put them off visiting a destination againComplaints:2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013*1 1 5 5 22 29 29 51 35 10
  9. 9. The approach• Working Group on Animal Welfare issues in tourism• Industry strategy:1. Understand the scope of our impact2. Raise awareness of best practice with suppliers,governments and customers3. Assess and improve performance4. Reviewing and reporting on our actions5. Setting targets for improvements6. Influencing and encouraging government policy
  10. 10. • Starting point – what is out there already?• What’s needed?• How does the supply chain currently perform?• What could progress look like?• How do we reach the supply chain?Raising awareness:
  11. 11. OUTPUT: 7 GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS• Global welfare guidance for animals intourism• 5 best practice handbooks:– Captive animal attractions– Elephants in captive environments– Dolphins in captive environments– Working animals (horses, donkeys, camels)– Wildlife viewing- Unacceptable and DiscouragedPractices- E.g Bear Bile Farms, Photographic Props
  12. 12. Key headlines:• 3 sets of minimum requirementsA. For all instances involving animals in tourism (10requirements)B. For suppliers with captive whales and dolphins (9requirements)C. For suppliers with working animals(4 requirements)
  13. 13. Unacceptable practices• These activities divide into three categories andare listed below:1. Unacceptable practices involving animals incaptive attractions.2. Unacceptable practices involving animals incultural events and activities.3. Unacceptable practices involving free-roaminganimals in the wild.Unacceptable Practices
  14. 14. Multi-stakeholder approach
  15. 15. Next steps• Release date: 18th June in Brussels• Members developing auditing and inspectionprocesses in line with business practices• Tracking progress and performanceimprovements within the supply chain• Pilot process over Summer 2013
  16. 16. QUESTIONS
  17. 17. Thank you