This Working Group focuses on the opportunity for responsible tourism to support local economies and cultures while also providing a positive environmental and social impact through sustainable business practices, education and inspiration.
One of the world’s top sustainable tourism experts; served as National Geographic Senior Advisor for Sustainability, helped establish UN Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria, and author of “Tourism and Biodiversity: Mapping Tourism's Global Footprint.”
(Mongolia/USA), Sustainable tourism business leader, Chairman of Nomadic Expeditions, Board Member of Captain Planet Foundation, philanthropist and supporter to conservation and cultural nonprofits.
(Kenya), Founding Director, Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda, Publisher East Africa Sustainable Tourism Report, Convenor Green Tourism Summit Africa.
(Australia), Founder and President, Tony Charters and Associates. Former Director of Tourism Queensland; Co-Founder EcoAustralia; leader in establishing sustainable tourism policy for the Great Barrier Reef.
(Japan), Founder and Chair of The Asia Ecotourism Network, Member of Sustainable Tourism Committee for Japan Tourism Agency and advisor to Green Destinations.