Interview with Valere Tjolle, Sustainable Tourism Editor at TravelMole

Interview with Valere Tjolle, Sustainable Tourism Editor at TravelMole

Sustainability in tourism and travel is a broad and complex topic. Making sense of a myriad of daily announcements, awards, reports and developments requires a lot of experience and special skills. In this short interview, TravelMole sustainable tourism editor Valere Tjolle, as a catalyst and mentor, shares his story and reflects on tourism, sustainability initiatives and why so much still needs to be done, based on his almost 50 years of professional experience.

Interview with Randy Durband, CEO Global Sustainable Tourism Council

Interview with Randy Durband, CEO Global Sustainable Tourism Council

In this second of our 2015 series of interviews with sustainable tourism thinkers, shakers and doers, Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) CEO Randy Durband shares his thoughts on sustainable tourism, why effective destination management is so important, and why sustainability presents at least as many opportunities as it poses challenges to tourism businesses and destinations. Randy’s professional experience includes almost 30 years in the tourism field, with positions such as President for Travcoa, INTRAV, and Clipper Cruise Lines, and Executive Vice President of Tauck World Discovery.

Interview with Tensie Whelan, President Rainforest Alliance

Interview with Tensie Whelan, President Rainforest Alliance

Rainforest Alliance President Tensie Whelan shares her thoughts on sustainable tourism, the success of Costa Rica’s sustainable tourism certification scheme and the challenges involved in promoting sustainability. She also expounds on the increased pressure tourism is putting on Costa Rica and the high-level focus on improving the sustainability of tourism worldwide.

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