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07 Aug 2018

BY James Chapple

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TV conservationist Monty Halls to address Aito conference

Aito has announced British conservationist and TV presenter Monty Halls will appear as a keynote speaker at its conference later this year.

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TV conservationist Monty Halls to address Aito conference

Halls, presenter of Channel 4’s My Family and the Galapagos, will address delegates during the conference in Ras Al Khaimah over November 22-25.


President of the Galapagos Conservation Trust, Halls will appear with his family, his wife Tamsyn also a conservationist.


The family, including daughters Isla, six, and Molly, four, lived on the Galapagos for three months to better understand the impact of tourism and environmental change on its unique ecosystem.


His address will focus on sustainable tourism in action and how the family adapted to their new life on the island.


Aito chairman Derek Moore said: “Our delegates will have a unique chance to hear about the real-life immersive experience of an entire family unit – an experience both thrilling and worthwhile.”


Halls added: “Responsible travel is key, not only for the people involved - both the tourists and the local communities - but also for the long-term health of the environments in which we visit.


“I feel it’s such an important time in the travel industry, and organisations like Aito have a huge responsibility in upholding standards.”


My Family and the Galapagos aired on July 28 and August 4, and will wrap up this Saturday (August 11).

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