We are very excited to bring you this interview with Rachel Dodds, sustainable tourism consultant, researcher and Associate Professor at Ryerson University (Ted Rogers School of Management) in Toronto, Canada, where she directs the Hospitality and Tourism Research Institute. She uncovers how leadership and personal conduct affect the direction of sustainable tourism and how tourism intersects with other disciplines. She also tells us about her favorite sustainable tourism success story: How Fogo Island Inn improved their supply chains issues when it comes to local food production.
In this interview, sustainable tourism consultant and university lecturer Natalia Naranjo shares her experience and thoughts on the current state of sustainability in travel and tourism in Latin America, why she decided to represent Colombia in the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and what Colombia can learn from Canada.
Here’s our interview with Megan Epler Wood. We can’t help but marvel at the amount and quality of initiatives and programs that have evolved under Megan’s leadership – including The International Ecotourism Society, and more recently, the very promising International Sustainable Tourism Initiative at Harvard.
If there were an award for best networker in sustainable tourism, D’Arcy Dornan would have a good chance at taking it home. In this interview, the sustainability and tourism teacher, researcher and consultant shares his thoughts and expertise on sustainable tourism in Brazil and beyond.
In this interview, sustainable tourism communication expert Xavier Font reflects on his academic and consulting career, where he sees the main sustainability challenges and opportunities, and how tourism businesses and destinations should (not) communicate their sustainability initiatives. He also shares some useful tips for emerging sustainable tourism researchers and professionals, and how his consulting company, Respondeco, has helped more than 60 businesses and destinations around the world with their communication strategies.