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

Ahmet Başar

Sustainability Coordinator at Travelife for Tour Operators

Aivar Ruukel

Founder at Soomaa.com

Al Judge

Managing Director at AliKats Mountain Holidays

Alex Narracott

Founder at Much Better Adventures

Alexandra Michat

Director of Sustainability at EXO Travel

Alexandra Pastollnigg

Founder at Fair Voyage

Alyssa Ramirez

Global Partnerships Manager at Airbnb

Amanda Guzmán Villar

Gerente at Asociación de Ecoturismo en España

Ameer Virani

Group Sustainability Manager at Asian Trails

Amy McLoughlin

Co-Founder at Ayana Journeys

Ana Guirado Jaime

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

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.

Anjana Raza

Head of Social Sustainability at Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

Ann Becker

Founder at Travel with Ann

Annie Young

Panamanian Sustainable Tourism Foundation

Annika Sandström

Region Tourism Chief at Region Västerbotten

Antje Martins

Researcher at University of Queensland Business School

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

Arman Valesyan

Project Coordinator at UNDP

Arnfinn Oines

Social and Environmental Conscience at Soneva

Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll

Founder & Editor at Uncornered Market

Aukje van Gerven

Co-Founder, MOYO Training Foundation

Ayako Ezaki

Director of Training Strategy and Development at TrainingAid

Ben Lynam

Head of Communications at The Travel Foundation

Björn Nilse

HRS Group

Bogdan Papuc

Executive Director at Association of Ecotourism in Romania (AER)

Brad Nahill

Co-Founder & President at SEE Turtles

Brent Hyde

Managing Director at Zhiwa Ling Hotels

Brian Baker

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

Brian Cant

Vice President, Business Impact & Engagement at 4VI

Caitlin McNamara

Senior Travel Expert at Amity Tours

Carl-Éric Guertin

General Manager at ÉCONOMUSÉE Network Society

Carla Danelutti

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

Carol Hay

Founder and CEO at McKenzie Gayle Limited

Carolina Mendonça

Sustainability Coordinator at Azores DMO

Caroline Bollrich

Business Development Manager at Deutsche Kreditbank (DKB) AG

Ceillhe Sperath

Director at TIME Unlimited Ltd

Charmarie Maelge

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

Cher Chua-Lassalvy

Co-Founder at Batu Batu – Pulau Tengah

Chi Lo

Consultant at Chi Sustainability Consulting

Chiara Framassi

Coach & Auditor, UK Representative at Travelife for Tour Operators

Chris Flynn

President & CEO at World Tourism Association for Culture & Heritage

Chris Seek

CEO at Solimar International

Christine Jacquemin

Director at EXO Foundation

Claire Bennett

Learning Service at PEPY Tours

Claire Whitely

Head of Environment at Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

Cristian Carvajal Castillo

Operaciones at Regenera ONG

Daniel Verissimo

Rewilding Finance Expert at Rewilding Europe

Daniela Ruiz

Tourism Sustainability Manager at ERC Australia

Daniela Villavicencio

Analista de planificación, Fundación Municipal…

Daren Moodely

Project Coordinator at Mauritius Tourism Authority

Davina Stanford

Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University

Deb Lace-Kelly

Communications Consultant at The Lost Compass

Deirdre Shurland

Project Manager & Senior Specialist at UN Environment

Denise Landau

Co-Founder, Board Member at Linking Tourism and Conservation

Devin McConnell

Sustainability and Climate Initiatives Manager at Sonoma County Tourism

Devin Middlebrook

Government Affairs Manager at Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

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

Doriana Maltese

Regional Manager Asia & Pacific at Travelife

Dr. Anne-Kathrin Zschiegner

Technical Assistance Advisor at The Long Run - Preferred by Nature

Dr. David Ermen

Managing Director at Destination Capacity

Dr. Faith Ong

Lecturer at University of Queensland Business School

Dr. Kasia Weina

Director, Co-founder at Evergreen Labs

Dr. Kim Langmaid

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

Dr. Richard Robinson

Advance Industry Research Fellow at Queensland Tourism Industry Council

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

Dr. Sue Snyman

Group Sustainability Manager at Wilderness Safaris

Dr. Susanne Etti

Global Environmental Impact Manager at Intrepid Travel

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

Dr. Ya-Yen Sun

Senior Lecturer at UQ Business School, The University of Queensland

Dr. Yawei Jiang

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

Edith Alusa-Bosire

CEO at Ecotourism Kenya

Elisa Spampinato

Travel Writer at Traveller Storyteller

Emma Jacobs

Social Purpose and Sustainability Manager at Legacy Vacation Resorts

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

Ferdinand Weps

Head of Operations and Learning Solutions at TrainingAid

Fernanda Rodak

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

Frank Cuypers

Founder at Place Generation

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

Ged Brown

Founder & CEO at Low Season Traveller

German Garcia

Asesor Subdirección de Gestión de Destinos at Bogotá Turismo

Gina Bunton

Chief Operations Officer at Tahiti Tourisme

Gisela Purcell

Sustainability Advocate at Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Gopinath Parayil

Founder at The Blue Yonder

Graeme Jackson

Head of Strategic Partnerships at The Travel Foundation

Greg Takehara

CEO at Tourism Cares

Hans Pfister

co-founder, CEO and Marketing Director at Cayuga Collection

Hartmut Wimmer

CEO at Outdooractive

Håvard Utheim

CEO at Travelopment

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

Holger Sigmund

Co-Owner at Tourism Impact

Holly Prievo

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

Ignacio De las cuevas

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

Inês Francisco

Sales and Sustainability Manager at COMPASSO DMC

Ingunn Sørnes

Special Advisor on Sustainability at Innovation Norway

Ivory Vogt

Climate & Resilience Manager at Sustainable Travel International

Jaclyn Yost

Founder at ecomadic

Jan Knappe

Senior Sustainability Data Manager at Considerate Group

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

Jayni Gudka

CEO at Unseen Tours

Jeffery Smith

Vice President Sustainability at Six Senses

Jeppe Klockareson

Owner and Founder at Fair Travel

Jeremy Sampson

Chief Executive Officer at The Travel Foundation

Jeremy Smith

Writer, Speaker and Sustainable Tourism Consultant

Jette Tietze

Project Management at BESONDERE ORTE Umweltforum Berlin GmbH

Joe Baker

CEO at Joe Baker & Co.

Joel Callañaupa

Gerente de Programas de las Américas at Planeterra

Johanna Meissner

Training Program & Project Manager at TrainingAid

Jonathan Coleman

CEO at UnTours

Jorge Alves

Coordinator at Azores DMO

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

Kana Lauren Chan

Co-Founder and Director at INOW

Kanika Jhunjhnuwala

Executive Director, Sustainability and Environment at HIND Management

Karen Quiroga

Coordinadora Turística, Ruta del Roble de…

Karina Moreton

Co-Founder & Impact Producer at Panoramic Journeys

Karma Tshering

Founder at Bhutan Sustainable Tourism Society

Kasia Morgan

Group Head of Sustainability at Travelopia

Katharina Stechl

Program Manager at Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism

Kelly Galaski

Director of Global Programs at Planeterra

Kelsey Tonner

Founder at Be a Better Guide

Kiri Goulter

Director Destination Management at Regional Tourism New Zealand (RTNZ)

Kirsi Hyvaerinen

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

Kristin Dahl

Founder and CEO at Crosscurrent Collective LLC

Kyle Khandikian

Chief Storyteller at 2492 Travel, ONEArmenia

Laura Clarke

Co-Founder at Palau Legacy Project

Laura Kotyga

B2B Sustainability Manager at Evaneos

Laura Selenz

Tourism Consultant & Travelife Sustainability…

Lebawit Lily Girma

Founder at Tourism Lens

Lelei LeLaulu

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

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

Lissette Gil

Sustainable Tourism Expert

Livia Muto Nardone

Founder at Soft Tourism

Liz Tuck

Product & Sustainability Team Manager at World Challenge

Lorena Aristizabal

Director at Fundación Municipal Turismo para Cuenca

Lucas Labbow

Project Manager, Arabella Hospitality

Luigi Cabrini

Chairman of the Board of Directors at Global Sustainable Tourism Council

Luis Chévez

Viceministro de turismo at Secretaría de Turismo de Honduras

Luis Zapater

Gerente Comercial, Mountain Lodges of Perú

Luz Lantigua

Gerente de Sostenibilidad at Iberostar Group

Marco Lucero

Co-Founder at Cuidadores de Destinos

Maria O'Connor

Head of Community at Good Hotel

Marianela Camacho Fuenmayor

Communications Manager at Global Ecotourism Network (GEN)

Mariglo Laririt

Director of Sustainability at El Nido Resorts

Marinel de Jesus

Founder at Brown Gal Trekker & Equity Global Treks

Mario Mellado

Founder at Nave Tours

Marjan Nauwelaert

Sustainability Manager at VISITFLANDERS

Martin Heng

Communications professional and inclusive travel…

Martin Stockburger

Koncept Hotels

Matthew Newton

Founder at TourismTiger

Matthias Beyer

Managing Director at mascontour

Mayte Redondo Castuera

SUSTOUR Coach at Travelife for Tour Operators

Megan Morikawa

Global Sustainability Director at Iberostar Group

Michael Nees

Founder at Virtual Journeys NZ

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

Morgan Mingle

Director of Sustainable Tourism at Visit Park City

Muna Haddad

Founder and Managing Director at Baraka

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

Nettie Pardue

Managing Director at Lake Tahoe Destination Stewardship Council

Nia Klatte

Responsible Tourism Consultant, ESG &…

Nicola Koschel

Sustainable Tourism Consultant

Nicole Gerbrandt

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

Nishshanka De Silva

Social Entrepreneur | Founder at ZeroPlastic Movement

Oliver Hillel

Board Member at Linking Tourism and Conservation

Olivia Ruggles-Brise

Vice President, Sustainability at BCD Travel

Oscar Almgren

CEO at Uteguiden

Pablo Gordienko

General Manager at Macaw Lodge

Paola Forero

History Travelers La Guajira

Paras Loomba

Founder at Global Himalayan Expedition

Patice Talaue

Certification Manager at World Cetacean Alliance

Paul Kundel

Head of Sales at aveato Catering

Paul Stanley

Founder at Angel-Eco Tours

Paula Bonilla

Directora, ZOLITUR

Paulo Brehm

Senior Partner at Brehm & Associados - Consultoria

Pavlina McGrady

Associate Professor, Sustainable Tourism… at Southern Oregon University

Peter Richards

Responsible Tourism and Community Based Tourism…

Philip Ibrahim

General Manager at The Student Hotel Berlin

Pia Süske

Qualitätsmanagement & Nachhaltigkeit bei…

Prof. Dr. Willy Legrand

Professor at IUBH School of Business and Management

Rachel Brown

Executive Director at Visit Durango

Randy Durband

Chief Executive Officer at Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

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

Rob Rankin

CEO, Vagabond Tours / Managing Director,…

Robert Kostecki

Global Luxury & Lifestyle Learning Manager at IHG Hotels & Resorts

Robert Oliver

Executive Director & Board Chair at Pacific Island Food Revolution

Rochelle Turner

Head of Sustainability at Exodus Travels

Rodrigo Atuesta


Rosselin Rodriguez

Especialista en Desarrollo Comunitario at Fundación Planeterra

Sabrina Mehlitz (she / her)

Senior Manager for Projects, Strategic… at visitBerlin

Salli Felton

Sustainable Tourism Specialist

Sally Guillaume

Director at Undiscovered Mountains Ltd

Sam Jackson

Head of Impact at Ecologi

Sara Dolnicar

Social scientist and tourism researcher

Sara King

General Manager Purpose at Intrepid Travel

Sarah Nock

Lokschuppen-Kultur gGmbH

Sarah Twardella

Project Manager at EGTC Alpine Pearls

Sashika Kaluwahewa

Assistant Manager - Sustainability at Jetwing Hotels

Seleni Matus

Executive Director at International Institute of Tourism Studies, GWU

Shaun Mann

Senior Tourism Specialist at IFC / World Bank

Shobhana Jain

Sustainability Officer, Communications, at RARE India

Silvia Barbone

Managing Director at Jlag

Simon Collier

Owner, Nature Tourism Development / Co-Founder,…

Snjezana Derviskadic

Sustainability Expert at Green Visions

Soojin Yoon

Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility at IHG Hotels & Resorts

Sophia Hyder Hock

Founder and CEO at Papilia

Soraya Shattuck

Executive Director at Adventure Travel Conservation Fund

Steve Noakes

Chair, Director at Binna Burra Lodge & Ecolodges Indonesia

Takashi Aoki

Project Lead at IC Net Limited

Tami Fairweather

Event Media Relations Manager at Adventure Travel Trade Association

Tanuvi Joe

Freelance Writer

Tatila Downing

Vice President at HRS North America PAY & STAY

Tatjana Peters

Project Manager at Futouris e.V.

Thierry Joubert

Managing Partner at Green Visions

Tobi Gessler

Founder and Owner at Ride Albania Mountain Biking

Tom Harari

Product Manager at Pura Aventura


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

Vicente del Cid

Gerente de Mercados Responsables at Fundación MarViva

Vicente Ferreyra

Director General at Sustentur

Vicky Smith

Founder at Earth-Changers.com

Vincie Ho

Founder & Executive Director at RISE Travel Institute

Virginia Fernandez-Trapa

Programme Officer at UNWTO

Zakia Moulaoui Guery

Founder & CEO at Invisible Cities