International Conference on Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability: Profile on Keynote Speaker Jane Ashton Director of Group Sustainable Development, TUI Travel PLC

With a week to go until the International Conference on Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability, organised by Dr Vijay Reddy and Dean of the School of Tourism Dr Keith Wilkes, we highlight another one of the Keynote speakers for the conference.

Jane Ashton is the Director of Group Sustainable Development, TUI Travel PLC. Jane heads up the development of policy and processes to steer TUI Travel PLC towards becoming a more sustainable business.

She also works with industry peers, international organisations, NGOs and Governments to develop strategies for sustainable tourism.

Jane worked for specialist tour operators in overseas, marketing and product manager roles before joining First Choice Holidays PLC in the 1990s where her roles included Brand Manager Sovereign, Manager Long-Haul, and Product Development Manager.

Since 2002 she has pioneered sustainable tourism, becoming Head of Sustainable Development, TUI Travel PLC, in 2008, and, since March 2011, Director of Group Sustainable Development.

Jane has a degree from Bristol University, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Business from Cambridge University Programme for Industry.

For more information on the conference please visit http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/tourism/news-and-events/events/conferences/climate-change-2012.html

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