Our Network

Our Network

We are proud of the experienced and dedicated professionals, experts, and volunteer advisors spearheading our work across the globe. From our basecamp in Germany to our network around the world, meet the people below.

Aayusha Prasain

CEO at Community Homestay Network


Adrian Ferraro

Director at STC Expeditions

United Kingdom

Ahmet Başar

Sustainability Coordinator at Travelife for Tour Operators


Aivar Ruukel

Founder at Soomaa.com


Alex Narracott

Founder at Much Better Adventures

Bristol, United Kingdom

Alexandra Michat

Director of Sustainability at EXO Travel


Alexandra Pastollnigg

Founder at Fair Voyage

Zurich, Switzerland

Alyssa Ramirez

Global Partnerships Manager at Airbnb

United States

Amanda Guzmán Villar

Gerente at Asociación de Ecoturismo en España


Ameer Virani

Founder & Partnerships Manager at Share The Wonder


Amy McLoughlin

Co-Founder at Ayana Journeys

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ana Guirado Jaime

Consultor Ejecutivo Senior del Departamento de… at Turismo y Planificación Costa del Sol

Málaga, Spain

Angela Bless

Sales Manager at Amity Tours


Angela Giraldo

Encargada de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial,… at TourCert


Angela Nagy

CEO and Co-Founder at GreenStep Solutions Inc.

Kelowna, Canada

Anjana Raza

Head of Social Sustainability at Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

United Kingdom

Ann Becker

Founder at Travel with Ann

Costa Rica

Annie Young

Panamanian Sustainable Tourism Foundation


Antje Martins

Researcher at University of Queensland Business School

Brisbane, Australia

Antonio Rivas

Senior Mentor in community and rural sustainable…


Anula Galewska

Co-founder and Managing Director at Travindy


Arica Sears

Deputy Director at Oregon Coast Visitors Association

United States

Arman Valesyan

Project Coordinator at UNDP


Arnfinn Oines

Social and Environmental Conscience at Soneva

Bangkok, Thailand

Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll

Founder & Editor at Uncornered Market

Berlin, Germany

Ben Lynam

Head of Communications at The Travel Foundation

Bristol, United Kingdom

Bogdan Papuc

Executive Director at Association of Ecotourism in Romania (AER)

Brașov, Romania

Brent Hyde

Managing Director at Zhiwa Ling Hotels


Brian Baker

Endowed Professor of Diversity, Equity and… at Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

United States

Brian Cant

Vice President, Business Impact & Engagement at 4VI

Vancouver Island, Canada

Carla Danelutti

Spatial Planning and Ecosystem Resilience… at IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation


Carol Hay

Founder and CEO at McKenzie Gayle Limited

London, United Kingdom

Caroline Bollrich

Business Development Manager at Deutsche Kreditbank (DKB) AG

Berlin, Germany

Catharina Fischer

Network Associate at Realizing Progress


Ceillhe Sperath

Director at TIME Unlimited Ltd

Auckland, New Zealand

Charmarie Maelge

Associate at Equality in Tourism International and Director, ICRT Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Cher Chua-Lassalvy

Co-Founder at Batu Batu – Pulau Tengah

Pulau Tengah, Malaysia

Chi Lo

Consultant at Chi Sustainability Consulting

Seattle, United States

Chiara Framassi

Coach & Auditor, UK Representative at Travelife for Tour Operators

United Kingdom

Chris Flynn

President & CEO at World Tourism Association for Culture & Heritage

Sydney, Australia

Chris Seek

CEO at Solimar International

Washington, DC, United States

Christine Jacquemin

Director at EXO Foundation


Claire Bennett

Learning Service at PEPY Tours

Kathmandu, Nepal

Claire Whitely

Head of Environment at Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

United Kingdom

Cristian Carvajal Castillo

Operaciones at Regenera ONG


Daniel Verissimo

Rewilding Finance Expert at Rewilding Europe


Daren Moodely

Project Coordinator at Mauritius Tourism Authority


Davina Stanford

Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University

Leeds, United Kingdom

Deb Lace-Kelly

Communications Consultant at The Lost Compass

Toronto, Canada

Deirdre Shurland

Project Manager & Senior Specialist at UN Environment

Georgetown, Guyana

Denise Landau

Co-Founder, Board Member at Linking Tourism and Conservation

United States

Devin McConnell

Sustainability and Climate Initiatives Manager at Sonoma County Tourism

Sonoma County, United States

Diana Körner

Chair of the Board at Linking Tourism and Conservation


Diego Bonilla

Director ejecutivo at Turismo Práctico & Gestión Ambiental


Dirk Radke

CEO at FairAway Travel GmbH

Berlin, Germany

Doriana Maltese

Regional Manager Asia & Pacific at Travelife


Dr. Anne-Kathrin Zschiegner

Technical Assistance Advisor at The Long Run - Preferred by Nature

Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Cherise Addinsall

Research Fellow at Southern Cross University


Dr. David Ermen

Managing Director at Destination Capacity

Parua Bay, New Zealand

Dr. Faith Ong

Lecturer at University of Queensland Business School

Brisbane, Australia

Dr. Kim Langmaid

Founder and Vice President of Sustainability… at Walking Mountains Science Center

Vail, United States

Dr. Richard Robinson

Advance Industry Research Fellow at Queensland Tourism Industry Council

Brisbane, Australia

Dr. Sreeja KG

Research Director at EQUINOCT – Community Sourced Modelling Solutions


Dr. Stefan Hartman

Head of Dept, European Tourism Futures Institute… at NHL Stenden University

Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Dr. Sue Snyman

Group Sustainability Manager at Wilderness Safaris

Johannesburg, South Africa

Dr. Susanne Etti

Global Environmental Impact Manager at Intrepid Travel

Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Vineeta Hoon

Managing Trustee at Centre for Action Research on Environment, Science and Society (CARESS)


Dr. Xavier Font

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at University of Surrey

Guildford, United Kingdom

Dr. Ya-Yen Sun

Senior Lecturer at UQ Business School, The University of Queensland

Brisbane, Australia

Dr. Yawei Jiang

Research Fellow, Lecturer, and Behavioural… at The University of Queensland

Brisbane, Australia

Edith Alusa-Bosire

CEO at Ecotourism Kenya


Elisa Spampinato

Travel Writer at Traveller Storyteller

London, United Kingdom

Emma Jacobs

Social Purpose and Sustainability Manager at Legacy Vacation Resorts

United States

Ena Buenfil

CEO at Huaxteca


Enrique Umbert

Owner at Mountain Lodges of Perú


Evie Ndhlovu

Program Manager EMEA at Planeterra


Fabio Fornari

Product Manager ‑ Supplier Audits Sustainability… at HRS Group


Fernanda Rodak

Sustainability & Social Responsibility… at Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)


Frederic Ruppel

Sales & Marketing Manager at Cafe Moskau


Freya Higgins-Desbiolles

Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Tourism at Business Unit, University of South Australia


Gabriel Calderón Maciel

Gerente General Ejecutivo at O Serviço Social do Comércio (Sesc) Mato Grosso do Sul

Bonito, MS, Brazil

Ged Brown

Founder & CEO at Low Season Traveller

United Kingdom

German Garcia

Asesor Subdirección de Gestión de Destinos at Bogotá Turismo


Gisela Purcell

Sustainability Advocate at Tourism Industry Aotearoa

New Zealand

Gopinath Parayil

Founder at The Blue Yonder

Pondicherry, India

Graeme Jackson

Head of Strategic Partnerships at The Travel Foundation

Bristol, United Kingdom

Greg Takehara

CEO at Tourism Cares

United States

Hans Pfister

co-founder, CEO and Marketing Director at Cayuga Collection

Costa Rica

Hartmut Wimmer

CEO at Outdooractive


Håvard Utheim

CEO at Travelopment

Oslo, Norway

Helga Nagy

Member of the International Advisory Committee at Ecole d’Hôtellerie et de Tourisme Paul Dubrule


Hernán Acevedo

General Manager at Intrepid DMC Colombia


Holly Prievo

Founder, Copywriter & Strategist at The Guilty Granola; GLP Films

Cocoa Beach, United States

Ignacio De las cuevas

Gerente del Centro de Excelencia en innovación… at Eurecat - Technology Centre of Catalonia

Catalonia, Spain

Inclusive Guide

United States

Inês Francisco

Sales and Sustainability Manager at COMPASSO DMC


Ingunn Sørnes

Special Advisor on Sustainability at Innovation Norway

Oslo, Norway

Ivory Vogt

Climate & Resilience Manager at Sustainable Travel International


Jaclyn Yost

Founder at ecomadic

Jan Knappe

Senior Sustainability Data Manager at Considerate Group

United Kingdom

Jasmin Hadorn

CSR Manager at ASI Reisen


Jason Bent

Tourism Development Officer at Tourisme Îles de la Madeleine


Jaume Mata

Jefe de área de sostenibilidad turística at Visit Valencia

Valencia, Spain

Jayni Gudka

CEO at Unseen Tours

London, United Kingdom

Jeffery Smith

Vice President Sustainability at Six Senses


Jeppe Klockareson

Owner and Founder at Fair Travel

Stockholm, Sweden

Jeremy Sampson

Chief Executive Officer at The Travel Foundation

Bristol, United Kingdom

Jeremy Smith

Writer, Speaker and Sustainable Tourism Consultant

London, United Kingdom

Jette Tietze

Project Management at BESONDERE ORTE Umweltforum Berlin GmbH

Berlin, Germany

Joe Baker

CEO at Joe Baker & Co.


Joel Callañaupa

Gerente de Programas de las Américas at Planeterra


Jonathan Coleman

CEO at UnTours

United States

Jorge Alves

Coordinator at Azores DMO

Azores, Portugal

Jorge Moller

Director at Regenera


Josephine Piplits

Founder at TripDoodler


Juan Ignacio Marambio Morel

Gerente de Sustentabilidad en Explora


Julia Balatka

CEO at JB travel GmbH


Juliane Zimmermann

Coach at Travelife


Julie Cheetham

Founder and Managing Director at Weeva

Cape Town, South Africa

Kana Lauren Chan

Co-Founder and Director at INOW


Karina Moreton

Co-Founder & Impact Producer at Panoramic Journeys

United Kingdom

Karma Tshering

Founder at Bhutan Sustainable Tourism Society

Thimphu, Bhutan

Kasia Morgan

Head of Sustainability and Community at Exodus Travels

United Kingdom

Katharina Stechl

Program Manager at Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism


Kelly Galaski

Director of Global Programs at Planeterra

Toronto, Canada

Kelsey Tonner

Founder at Be a Better Guide

Vancouver, Canada

Kiri Goulter

Director Destination Management at Regional Tourism New Zealand (RTNZ)

New Zealand

Kirsi Hyvaerinen

Managing Director at HYVÄ Coaching & Consulting d.o.o.


Kristin Dahl

Founder and CEO at Crosscurrent Collective LLC

Oregon, United States

Kyle Khandikian

Chief Storyteller at 2492 Travel, ONEArmenia

United States

Laura Clarke

Co-Founder at Palau Legacy Project


Lebawit Lily Girma

Founder at See the Caribbean

United States

Lelei LeLaulu

Development Entrepreneur at Earth Council Alliance, SIDS DOCK, Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism

Washington DC-Baltimore Area, United States

Leonardo Latorre Melin

Executive Director at Regenera


Leonie Bowles

General Manager at Wildlife Wonders


Linda Ambrosie

Independent Consultant and Researcher at LMA Consulting


Lindsey Reding

Client Relations Manager at Andaman Discoveries


Lindsey Walter

Director at Weeva and Head of Commercial… at Nianova Advisors

United Kingdom

Lissette Gil

Sustainable Tourism Expert

Dominican Republic

Livia Muto Nardone

Founder at Soft Tourism


Liz Tuck

Product & Sustainability Team Manager at World Challenge

United Kingdom

Lorena Aristizabal

Director at Fundación Municipal Turismo para Cuenca


Luigi Cabrini

Chairman of the Board of Directors at Global Sustainable Tourism Council


Luis Chévez

Viceministro de turismo at Secretaría de Turismo de Honduras


Luz Lantigua

Gerente de Sostenibilidad at Iberostar Group

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Marco Lucero

Co-Founder at Cuidadores de Destinos


Maria O'Connor

Head of Community at Good Hotel

London, United Kingdom

Marianela Camacho Fuenmayor

Communications Manager at Global Ecotourism Network (GEN)


Mariglo Laririt

Director of Sustainability at El Nido Resorts

El Nido, Philippines

Marinel de Jesus

Founder at Brown Gal Trekker & Equity Global Treks

United States

Mario Mellado

Founder at Nave Tours


Martin Heng

Communications professional and inclusive travel…

Melbourne, Australia

Matthew Newton

Founder at TourismTiger

Santiago, Chile

Matthias Beyer

Managing Director at mascontour

Berlin, Germany

Mayte Redondo Castuera

SUSTOUR Coach at Travelife for Tour Operators


Megan Morikawa

Global Sustainability Director at Iberostar Group

United States

Michael Nees

Founder at Virtual Journeys NZ

New Zealand

Milena S. Nikolova, PhD

Chief Behavior Officer at Behavior Smart


Miriam Alonso

Encargada de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial y… at Xcaret Experiences


Miriam Cecilia Adame Alcaraz

Dirección General de Planeación at Secretaría de Turismo del Gobierno del Estado de Guanajuato


Moises Exposito González

Coordinador de Sostenibilidad at GF Hoteles


Muna Haddad

Founder and Managing Director at Baraka

Amman, Jordan

Nabil Tarazi

Founder at EcoHotels


Nadine Pinto

Global Sustainability Manager at TreadRight and The Travel Corporation (TTC)


Natalia Bayona

Director of Innovation, Education and Investments at UNWTO


Natalia Naranjo

Colombia Representative at Catalyste+


Natalie Kidd

Managing Director Asia at Intrepid Travel

Neha Arora

Founder at Planet Abled


Netsai Bollmann

Programme Manager at Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area Secretariat

Chobe District, Botswana

Nia Klatte

Sustainability Project Manager at Considerate Group

United Kingdom

Nicola Koschel

Sustainable Tourism Consultant

Berlin, Germany

Nicole Gerbrandt

Director of Education, West Coast N.E.S.T. at Clayoquot Biosphere Trust


Oliver Hillel

Board Member at Linking Tourism and Conservation


Olivia Ruggles-Brise

Director at Greenview

London, United Kingdom

Oscar Almgren

CEO at Uteguiden


Pablo Gordienko

General Manager at Macaw Lodge

Costa Rica

Paola Forero

History Travelers La Guajira


Paras Loomba

Founder at Global Himalayan Expedition


Patice Talaue

Certification Manager at World Cetacean Alliance


Paul Stanley

Founder at Angel-Eco Tours


Paulo Brehm

Senior Partner at Brehm & Associados - Consultoria


Pavlina McGrady

Associate Professor, Sustainable Tourism… at Southern Oregon University

United States

Peter Richards

Responsible Tourism and Community Based Tourism…


Philip Ibrahim

General Manager at The Student Hotel Berlin

Berlin, Germany

pink pillow Berlin Collection

visit Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Prof. Dr. Willy Legrand

Professor at IUBH School of Business and Management

Bad Honnef-Bonn, Germany

Rachel Brown

Executive Director at Visit Durango

Durango, United States

Randy Durband

Chief Executive Officer at Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

South Korea

Raquel Saavedra Dias

Sustainability Manager at Six Senses Douro Valley


Rebecca Mackenzie

President & CEO at Culinary Tourism Alliance


Rita Montez

Coach at Travelife

Rob Holmes

Founder & Chief Strategist at GLP Films

Kennebunk, United States

Rob Rankin

CEO at Vagabon Tours


Rob Rankin

Managing Director at Sustainable Travel Ireland


Robert Oliver

Executive Director & Board Chair at Pacific Island Food Revolution

Rodrigo Atuesta


Bogoda, Colombia

Rosselin Rodriguez

Especialista en Desarrollo Comunitario at Fundación Planeterra


Sabrina Mehlitz (she / her)

Senior Manager for Projects, Strategic… at visitBerlin

Berlin, Germany

Salli Felton

Chief Executive Officer at The Travel Foundation

Bristol, United Kingdom

Sally Guillaume

Director at Undiscovered Mountains Ltd


Sam Jackson

Head of Impact at Ecologi

Sara Dolnicar

Social scientist and tourism researcher

Brisbane, Australia

Sara King

General Manager Purpose at Intrepid Travel


Sarah Nock

Lokschuppen-Kultur gGmbH


Sashika Kaluwahewa

Assistant Manager - Sustainability at Jetwing Hotels

Sri Lanka

Seleni Matus

Executive Director at International Institute of Tourism Studies, GWU

Washington DC, United States

Shaun Mann

Senior Tourism Specialist at IFC / World Bank

Washington DC, United States

Silvia Barbone

Managing Director at Jlag

London, United Kingdom

Snjezana Derviskadic

Sustainability Expert at Green Visions

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Soojin Yoon

Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility at IHG Hotels & Resorts

United States

Sophia Hyder Hock

Founder and CEO at Papilia

Washington DC, United States

Soraya Shattuck

Executive Director at Adventure Travel Conservation Fund

United States

Steve Noakes

Chair, Director at Binna Burra Lodge & Ecolodges Indonesia

Beechmont, Australia

Takashi Aoki

Project Lead at IC Net Limited

Dominican Republic

Tami Fairweather

Event Media Relations Manager at Adventure Travel Trade Association

United States

Tanuvi Joe

Freelance Writer


Tatila Downing

Vice President at HRS North America PAY & STAY

United States

Thierry Joubert

Managing Partner at Green Visions

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Tobi Gessler

Founder and Owner at Ride Albania Mountain Biking



Expert Team at TrainingAid


Urška Dolinar

Founder and Director at Iskriva, Institute for Development of Local Potentials


Valeria Croce

Head of Travel Business Intelligence, Strategy… at Eurail Group GIE

Brussels, Belgium

Vicente del Cid

Gerente de Mercados Responsables at Fundación MarViva


Vicente Ferreyra

Director General at Sustentur


Vicky Smith

Founder at Earth-Changers.com

United Kingdom

Vincie Ho

Founder & Executive Director at RISE Travel Institute

United States

Virginia Fernandez-Trapa

Programme Officer at UNWTO


Zakia Moulaoui Guery

Founder & CEO at Invisible Cities

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom