Lebawit Lily Girma

Founder at See the Caribbean

United States

Lebawit Lily Girma is Skift’s global tourism reporter. Prior to Skift, her award-winning travel writing and photography — focused on sustainable tourism in the Caribbean — appeared in BBC, CNN, AFAR Moon Guides and Travel & Leisure, among others.

In 2020, she founded See the Caribbean to inspire travelers to make better Caribbean vacation choices. Lily holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. She splits her time between the Dominican Republic and Maryland.

You can read her tourism stories here and find her on social media @sunandstilettos

Lily shared her examples of Positive Tourism Impacts on Communities in our panel article tackling the question: „There are a lot of great examples that show tourism can be a positive force for local communities. What are some of the most inspiring examples you have experienced?