Looking for advice on your sustainable tourism strategy, or need someone to help you implement sustainability tools into your business operations?
We recommend the following consultants – all specialists with experience in sustainable development and management of tourism businesses and destinations:
Recommended sustainable tourism consultants
Sonderlly (Canada / Spain): tourism and development experts focused on special projects that sit at the intersection of smart destination development and sustainable tourism.
Led by Shannon Guihan
CREST, the Center for Responsible Travel, is a unique nonprofit with the mission to promote responsible tourism policies and practices so that local communities may thrive and steward their cultural resources and biodiversity.
CREST is headquartered in Washington D.C. but with projects all over the world, including research, field work, consultancies, films and conferences.
More about CREST in our interview with Martha Honey
COMUNITUR (based in Colombia) is a network of professionals working collaboratively on initiatives focused on local tourism development linked to sustainability, ethics and responsibility.
Read our interview with COMUNITUR co-founder Natalia Naranjo
Destination Sustainability is the consulting business of Brian T. Mullis, dedicated to advancing corporate responsibility and driving local economic opportunities that benefit people and the planet.
Brian is currently CEO of Tourism Guyana in South America.
Equality in Tourism (UK): independent, non-profit women’s consultancy and network dedicated to ensuring that women have an equal voice in, and share of the benefits from, tourism worldwide.
GoodPlace is a non-profit institute based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, which offers a creative environment for developing innovative solutions and tools. Its focus is on the sustainability management of travel experiences, businesses and destinations in Slovenia and the wider SEE region.
Founded and managed by Jana Apih
Placemark Solutions: sustainable tourism consultancy by Jonathon Day, USA. Helping businesses and destinations create sustainable solutions.
Raízes Sustainable Development: Get to know this social enterprise, tourism and sustainability consultancy in Brazil, led by Mariana Madureira.
Sustaining Tourism is a boutique consultancy led by Rachel Dodds, offering advice, research, product development and marketing for all aspects of the industry to help it become more responsible.
Sustentur (Mexico) sustainable tourism consulting is changing the way how tourism is perceived and developed in Mexico and Latin America. It supports governments, destinations, companies and communities to integrate sustainability and innovation in their core business.
Led by Vicente Ferreyra Acosta
ZENAT Centre for Sustainable Tourism (Zentrum für Nachhaltigen Tourismus) at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development near Berlin is one of the leading institutions in Germany for applied research and policy advice in the field of sustainable tourism. Its M.A. in Sustainable Tourism Management has been a first in Germany and is well rooted in the environmental movement. ZENAT’s approach to sustainable tourism is both critical and implementation-oriented.
More about ZENAT in our interview with Wolfgang Strasdas
Sustainable tourism consultants – full list.