With regards to responsible, sustainable – better – tourism, South Africa has been on our radar for a long time. And while our destination visit of São Tomé and Príncipe this September will give us a first taste of Africa, next year’s Grand Tour will give us the chance to get to know the continent better (Botswana confirmed, expressions of interest welcome). In this interview, you’ll meet Heidi van der Watt, founder and director of Better Tourism Africa, a lady seriously committed to boosting South Africa’s responsible tourism credentials.
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.
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.
In this interview with Vicente Ferreyra Acosta of SustenTur, learn about sustainable tourism developments in Latin America and useful advice for more tourism sustainability in Mexico.
Following our introduction of Sustainable Travel International (STI) as partner and supporter of Sustainability-Leaders.com, in this interview STI founder Brian Mullis – proud father of two children from the Gambela Region of Ethiopia – reflects on the over 13 years he dedicated to promoting sustainability across the tourism value chain. He shares his unique and profound perspectives on sustainable tourism, the success stories of Sustainable Travel International and how STI helped tourism businesses and destinations balance nature, culture and development.