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.
Anna Pollock, founder of the Conscious Travel website and movement, shares her thoughts on the future of (sustainable) tourism.
Future priorities in sustainable tourism and the origins of ecotourism are two of the topics discussed in our interview with Martha Honey of the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) in the USA. Martha tells us how she went from skeptic to ecotourism convert and how CREST is “transforming the way the world travels.”
For development pros, Myanmar is among the hottest places to be. Because the country has been closed off for so long, the potential for tourism is immense. In this interview, sustainable tourism consultant Paul Rogers tells us what got him interested in this topic, explores the challenges of tourism consulting at a high level and shares his experience from working in Myanmar, and proposes two books you should definitely read.
This interview with London-based John Elkington, among world’s leading sustainability and business thinkers and advisers, is the first of a series of interviews with sustainability change-makers not directly related to tourism. The series is a response to those rightly complaining about too much ‘silo think’ in tourism, and not enough interaction with the broader sustainability agenda. This interview offers great insight into the connection between best business practices and sustainability.