In this interview with Manisha Pande, learn how rural tourism can bring about a positive change in the lives of local communities and get valuable insights on how to run a village tourism enterprise.
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.
9 sustainable tourism examples and business success stories to learn from in 2017: Businesses whose innovative sustainability practices impressed leading sustainable tourism professionals.
Anna Alaman in this interview introduces us to the Open Eyes project in India and explains how the social business is creating employment for blind and visually impaired women, responsible tourism opportunities and unforgettable, authentic travel experiences.
Gopinath Parayil, The Blue Yonder, discusses responsible tourism business and sustainable development in India. Part of our Asian Ecotourism Leaders series.