Sustainability Leaders Asia Interview: Susan Santos de Cárdenas on Sustainable Tourism in the Philippines

Sustainability Leaders Asia Interview: Susan Santos de Cárdenas on Sustainable Tourism in the Philippines

This interview with Susan Santos de Cardenas of the Philippines is the first of a series featuring board members of the recently founded Asian Ecotourism Network. A sustainability and ecotourism champion, Susan shares with us her view on the current state of sustainable tourism in the Philippines, what motivated her to establish The Coron Initiative, and the main challenges regarding the sustainable development of tourism in a country known for its many paradise-like islands.

Sustainability Leaders Expert Interview: Eduard Müller, Founder University for International Cooperation

Sustainability Leaders Expert Interview: Eduard Müller, Founder University for International Cooperation

While in Europe momentum for sustainable tourism is growing, Latin America still has a long way to go, as Eduard Müller tells us in this interview. Education is key to turn the laggard into an eager follower, and Professor Müller has been a leading figure in educating and training Latin American tourism managers, entrepreneurs and future leaders through the University for International Cooperation.

Destination Check: Current State of Sustainable Tourism in Cuba

Destination Check: Current State of Sustainable Tourism in Cuba

Swen Waterreus sends us this update on the current state of sustainable tourism in Cuba, a country whose slow opening up to international markets and massive economic needs have attracted much attention lately. Community tourism is particularly strong in Cuba, and Swen takes us to Las Terrazas, a tourism development and destination which has become exemplary for pioneering sustainable tourism in Cuba.

Sustainability Leaders Expert Interview: Professor Jafar Jafari on Sustainable Tourism Research

Sustainability Leaders Expert Interview: Professor Jafar Jafari on Sustainable Tourism Research

It is a true honor to be able to share with you this short interview with Professor Jafar Jafari, whose pioneering work has been crucial for establishing tourism as respected academic discipline in its own right. Jafar Jafari is Professor of Hospitality and Tourism at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, founder of the academic journal Annals of Tourism Research of which he was the Editor-in-Chief for 35 years and the International Academy for the Study of Tourism. He is also the recipient of the 2005 UNWTO Ulysses Award.

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