From education to business consulting, Rebecca Hawkins has been helping shape the sustainable tourism industry for almost twenty years. In this interview, Rebecca tells us how her Gran’s kitchen creativity helped alert her to the need to minimize waste and
Peter Richards has spent the better part of his professional life working to develop tourism products in Thailand and Myanmar. He shares with us his experiences, triumphs and frustrations and tells us what ingredients are needed to create a successful community-based tourism (CBT) product.
This expert interview with Palitha Gurusinghe of the Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF) gives us a glimpse into the current state of ecotourism in Sri Lanka, its triumphs and challenges. Mr Gurusinghe explains SLEF’s mission and vision, and how the organization works tirelessly to ensure the development and promotion of sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka. We will also learn about the importance of tourism in fighting rural abandonment and how sustainable tourism, both in Sri Lanka and worldwide, is dependent on the education of current and future stakeholders for it’s continued survival and prosperity.
In this interview, Ary Suhandi, Executive Director of the Indonesian Ecotourism Network (INDECON), shares his insights on tourism development in Indonesia. A nationally and internationally recognized expert in ecotourism, Mr. Suhandi’s work has involved establishing and supporting community-based tourism and conservation education programmes.
In this interview, Agha Iqrar Haroon, popularly known as Ekrar, shares his insights on tourism development in Pakistan and Asia. Ekrar shares his experience with various initiatives and organizations he has founded to support sustainable tourism development. He is internationally known for forming The Region Initiative (TRI) in 2009, connecting South Asia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.