Vicky Smith: responsible tourism networker and entrepreneur by heart. In this interview, learn about her new initiative Earth Changers, what she thinks about the current state of tourism sustainability and how to use social media and influencers for better tourism business and destination marketing.
Open Eyes is a social enterprise founded in 2011 with the aim to identify the skills of communities, mainly vulnerable women excluded from the tourism value chain, to train them and together create immersive and meaningful experiences to connect them to travellers in urban and rural settings.
Katie Hallaran introduces us to the Soksabike and Kinyei Café projects in Battambang, Cambodia. She explains how the pioneering responsible tourism businesses are creating employment for the local youth, and at the same time unforgettable, authentic travel experiences.
Raj Gyawali on how his tour business socialtours in Nepal approaches sustainability, the responsible tourism development challenges in Nepal, and how the NepalNOW campaign helped the mountain destination after the 2015 earthquake.
Which are the key challenges which sustainability entrepreneurs in tourism have to overcome to be successful? Leading sustainable tourism professionals identify 11 potential pitfalls which entrepreneurs should avoid.