Together with colleagues from the Hotel Management School Maastricht, our colleague Prof. Dr. Gabriel Laeis and myself have put on Europe’s first 24hr Sustainable Hospitality hackathon last week, culminating with a keynote from the Director of the International Tourism Partnership on Friday June, 5th, the UN World Environment Day.
Over 24 hours, over 90 IUBH and Maastricht students worked on ways for our industry to deal with post COVID-19 in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Agreement and Convention on Biological Diversity; all this with regular virtual intervention from a dozen industry experts.
I am very pleased to announce that the full report has been published on HospitalityNet.Org.
Please pass it around in your network if that is of interest of course.
Interest on such concerted effort has been shown across many universities in Europe which may lead to future, similar hackathons on dealing with some of the greatest societal challenges.