Interview with Amine Ahlafi on his sustainable architecture firm 2d Dama and how the Mohammed VI Foundation works to ensure sustainability in Morocco’s tourism sector.
In this interview, Albert Teo, Managing Director of Borneo Eco Tours and Sukau Rainforest Lodge, shares his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities of tourism development in South East Asia. Mr. Teo has been in the hospitality and tourism industry for over three decades and draws from his experiences diverse experience as a pioneer of sustainable business.
In this interview, Glenn Jampol shares his experiences in sustainable tourism, both past and present, and the successes and challenges he has faced along the way. He also explains what sets GEN – the recently founded Global Ecotourism Network – apart from other organizations in the sustainable tourism world and why it fills an important void.
In this interview, Sustainable Riviera Maya founder Beatriz Barreal tells us how she went from communications and marketing guru to Mexico’s sustainable tourism development champion. We learn what lead to the founding of the successful NGO and what challenges Sustainable Riviera Maya has faced and still struggles with today. She also explains to us the importance of cooperation among stakeholders in order to achieve sustainability at a destination level.
This Sustainability Leaders interview with Gopinath (Gopi) Parayil of India is part of a special series featuring board members of the recently founded Asian Ecotourism Network. A social entrepreneur and expert in sustainable tourism for more than a decade, Gopi introduces us to his projects and research in India, how tourism impacts the community and makes a positive difference to local people, environment, and the destination itself.