Gavin Bate shares his adventure travel and sustainability story. Learn about his professional insights, challenges and responsible tourism successes.
Bruce Poon Tip on what got him interested in tourism and sustainability, why he founded G Adventures, and the purpose of Planeterra Foundation.
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.
Jane Ashton, Director of Sustainable Development at TUI Group, provides valuable sustainability-related insights into the tourism industry, based on her rich professional and personal experience. In this interview, she tells us where the sustainable development journey is going in tourism, where she sees the main challenges and why – despite sustainability challenges of a growing tourism sector – there is reason to be optimistic. She also explains how the world’s largest tour operator is integrating sustainability in its businesses and destinations.
Creating your own company following your passion for environmental science isn’t easy, explain the founders of STIPA, an ecotourism company and consultancy in Cuenca – the city in southeast Spain that was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. In this interview, Nuria Chacón and Alberto González tell us how it all started, why they expanded their activities towards ecotourism and what their biggest challenges are in running a small business.