California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and the Monterey Bay Ecotourism Region (MBETR) initiative hosted the 2nd Monterey Bay Sustainable Hospitality Summit on January 11, 2019 at the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA. The Summit brought together policy makers and public officials, hospitality leaders and tourism officials, and developers and educators in the hospitality, tourism and wellness industries to focus on key sustainability issues and bring together the human and physical assets of the region in an integrated manner.
The Summit was designed to inspire the Monterey Bay community and region to establish leadership in the development and implementation of sustainable practices in the hospitality, ecotourism, eco-recreation, and wellness products. Summit goals included:
- Providing an understanding of the return on investment of sustainable practices.
- Establishing a baseline of regional sustainable practices currently in place and possibilities of sustainable actions to pursue.
- Acknowledging impending state regulations and providing tools for compliance.
The two-day Summit featured a full day of inspiring and sharing best practices in sustainable hospitality, ecotourism, eco-recreation and wellness in the Monterey Bay region at the Portola Hotel Summit.