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.
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.