What a privilege and pleasure it has been to stay with Steve Noakes in his beautiful home in Lamington National Park (Queensland, Australia) – a stone’s throw away from iconic Binna Burra eco-lodge. Steve is among the very few sustainable tourism professionals who have been involved internationally and across the bench long enough to have an extremely comprehensive understanding of the sustainable tourism field, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.
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.
Rainforest Alliance President Tensie Whelan was one of the first Sustainability Leaders in our interview series. Today, we travel back to Rainforest Alliance HQ in Costa Rica to introduce you to Ronald Sanabria, the organization’s Head of Sustainable Tourism. He tells of the Rainforest Alliance’s achievements in Costa Rica, his personal and professional perspectives related to sustainable tourism development, the importance of social media and what it takes to be a sustainability leader.
Following our last interview with Susanne Becken, Professor of Tourism at Griffith University in Australia, today we’d like to introduce you to another sustainable tourism stalwart from Down Under. Meet Stewart Moore, founder and CEO of EarthCheck, Asia Pacific’s leading organization in the business of measuring and benchmarking sustainability in travel and tourism. “If you can’t measure it-you can’t manage it”. In this interview, he tells us about the success of EarthCheck and offers profound advice to tour operators and new businesses.