Greece has received a lot of media attention over the last year. With the spotlight falling on the country’s political leaders and economic woes, it is easy to forget the people who are working hard to strengthen the sustainability of tourism in Greece, which has for a long time been and is likely to continue to be one of Europe’s most sought-after holiday destinations. Meet Eleni Andreadis, Director of Sustainability at Sani Resort in Greece – part of our special interview series with sustainable tourism change makers nominated by Green Key International.
Interview with Monica Chao Janeiro, Director of Sustainability of NH Hotels in Spain, on sustainable tourism challenges and opportunities.
In this interview Eddie Ramirez, owner of Casa Sol B&B in San Juan, Puerto Rico, shares with us key insights from his remarkable career in hospitality: A truly inspiring story of a professional who followed his ambitions and dreams while staying true to his convictions.
In this interview, hotel manager Nicolas Roucos of Inspira Santa Marta in Lisbon, Portugal, tells us why and how the four-star boutique accommodation put sustainability at the core of its business strategy and operations.
Today we take you to Bangkok, Thailand and Kyoto, Japan. Meet Masaru Takayama, owner of Spirit of Japan Travel, ecotravel agency, founder of the Japan Ecolodge Association (2006) and founding chair of the Asian Ecotourism Network. In this interview, Masaru tells us why he believes in the need for a network and platform run by Asians for Asians. He also shares his thoughts on the current state of sustainable tourism in Japan – and the broader Asian continent – and his most memorable moment as site evaluator for the WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.