The Travelopers

Find expert help to navigate your travel business.

Turn your destination into the setting for your customers’ personal adventures. Show them what you can do to make their dreams come true.

Tourism Consulting focused on helping Destinations and Luxury Hotels attract consumers and in tourism product development.

Culinary/ Gastronomy Consulting in marketing, brand communication and go-to-market strategy: finding right targets, positioning, defining USP’s and gaps

Creating engaging stories based on culinary heritage and local culture, finding local heroes, USPs and unique travel experiences.

Culinary Expert cooperating with worldwide star chefs and gastronomy industry through organizing events, live cooking shows, fine dining festivals, and study tours

Professional Journalist and content creator, reviewer of top luxury hotels worldwide, culinary and wine columnist.

Travel Passionate creating unique concepts and experiential itineraries with a focus on culinary heritage, sustainability, women empowerment, and social inclusion.

Travel Consultant cooperating with top hotels, DMCs and tourist boards worldwide.

Team Leader dedicated to motivating and mentoring people

Dr. Anna Spenceley is an independent consultant who works on sustainable tourism issues. She has been analyzing the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism sector in protected areas for the EU, UNEP, UNESCO and Luc Hoffmann Institute, and has compiled a blog post of over 1200 materials on “COVID-19 and sustainable tourism” for public use. She is a signatory to both the “Future of Tourism” and “Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency”. Anna is Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS Group), is on the Board of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, and sits on the Independent Advisory Panel of Travalyst. She is editor of the new “Handbook for sustainable tourism practitioners” from Edward Elgar, and co-author of “Private sector tourism in conservation areas in Africa” from CABI.

Dr Anna Spenceley

Good tourism is a well balanced combination of running a profitable business and doing good. The Good Tourism Institute helps you do both. The gained experience in the sustainable tourism and online marketing sector was used to create the success formula behind the institute.

Anne de Jong (co-owner) is a sustainable tourism consultant from the Netherlands. Wanting to contribute to a futureproof tourism industry, she supports tour operators and destinations to become more resilient and sustainable.

Her main focus lies upon working towards a sustainable and profitable business while making a positive impact on local communities and the environment. She emphasises on making sustainability easier, more accessible and attractive.

She’s working together with certification programs Travelife for Tour Operators and Green Destinations and is certified as coach and auditor and has extensive experience in guiding businesses in implementing sustainability. And ensuring they commit to contributing to a futureproof tourism industry in the long run.

She can work with you to understand sustainable tourism better, to implement sustainable practices, to involve staff members, to comply with certification standards or simply to brainstorm on how to become a better tour operator.

If you’re interested in learning more, visit the online library of the Good Tourism Institute, which is full of relevant and practical articles and good tourism best practices.

Since over 30 years I am in the travel industry, having lived in different countries and continents and worked hands-on in most tourism areas.

Since 1998 I have my company Authenticore in the MICE (Meeting-Incentives-Conferences-Events) field and have developped destinations and experiences for my own groups in a innovative and new thinking way. I KNOW out of practical experience what and how experiences are most effective.With my company we won the IMEX Green Award .
Within the last 23 years we have realized in Norway projets nobody has done before and based on that experience I give and have given workshops, lectures and assisted destinations to think new and innovative.

My focus is GRASSROOT which means practical and international experience and approach. In addition I have access to the international market.I believe the travel industry needs to move from an industry of consumption to an industry of meaning. I speak 5 languages and am fascinated by cultural decoding which is essential when reaching out to different cultures and individuals.

A strategist in luxury marketing and branding with advanced critical, conceptual, analytic and quantitative skills, I apply a unique approach to solving brand problems. I have developed frameworks specifically applicable to the challenges of the luxury market based on methodologies that I draw from my training in design, the humanities, and business.

As advisor, speaker, and author, I help clients launch, grow, and successfully manage luxury brands. I actively study, value, and report on companies or funds that operate and invest in luxury retail. I leverage my training in business, design, and art/cultural criticism to provide clients with cultural insights that help differentiate their brands, products, and creative campaigns while also meeting their business objectives.

I have worked with international clients in the following industries:
Fine jewelry, luxury fashion, fashion brands, men’s accessories, travel/leisure/hospitality, wines & spirits.

I am a career CEO with more than 25 years of leadership experience in the private, public and civil sectors. I have in-depth experience in destination management, development, and marketing, working in more than 70 countries at the intersection of business, conservation and sustainable development. I offer a global perspective and proven solutions on policy, strategy, planning, product development, and marketing that enables organizations and destinations to harness the power of travel and tourism to create positive socio-economic and conservation outcomes at scale. I am most passionate about sharing my knowledge, experience, and lessons learned with future leaders through mentorship.

Hello, I am a French entrepreneur, international consultant and trainer specialized in sustainable development, management and marketing for the ​tourism, hospitality and leisure sectors.
For over 15 years, I have built up international experience in promoting sustainable tourism destinations, experiences and practices as tools for local development and community empowerment, both in rural and urban environments.

My core mission is to provide guidance and assistance to my clients and partners in their efforts to stand out and thrive in their markets as positive impact creators.
I am a certified Trainer of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.
I speak French, English and Spanish.

Social interaction between people is what makes our homes, streets, neighbourhoods and city’s architecture come alive. We mediate the scales between the need for privacy and the longing for spontaneous contact. Playing with how we instantaneously perceive these space sequences as they trigger powerful emotions in us.

We aim to match the excitement of uniqueness with a strong sense of natural belonging.

We exploit research and technology’s potential to understand and improve life, hence we love innovation, bio-based materials as well as the active use of solar energy, shading, natural ventilation and daylight in our designs. Enhanced with the beauty of plants, to serve our greatest asset, our health.

I’m Chris, videographer, nature lover, conservationist and overlanding, adventure & road trip fanatic. Living my best life and making the most of each & every day and new experience. After many years in the digital marketing space, I decided that corporate life wasn’t for me, sold my business and adopted the overlanding life. And I’ve not regretted it for a single minute.

Headed by Chris Corbet, a veteran in the digital space, Kangela is a digital marketing & content creation specialist geared for the mobile age. I’m well versed with Google Ads, social media marketing & management, organic SEO, creative design and website development & usability. And, with a strong focus on video, I can help with the setup, management and optimisation of YouTube, Facebook & Instagram channels.

Based in South Africa, and in the future Mauritius, I bring a personal, mobile focused & creative approach to using video to promote your brand. You won’t find me in a city centre office, with massive overheads, but it’s not a one-man show. Working remotely with a global network of experts I can handle projects of any size, efficiently and at a lower cost.

– YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine after Google, with 30 million users watching 5 billion videos every single day.
– 72% of customers would rather learn about a product or service by way of video.
– 59% of executives say they would rather watch a video than read text. Viewers retain 95% of a message when they see it on video, compared to 10% when reading text.
– By 2022, online videos will make up more than 82% of all consumer internet traffic.
– 75% of all video plays are on mobile devices, and 92% of users watching video on mobile will share it with others.
– 78% of people watch online videos every week, and 55% view online videos every day.
~ (According to Biteable)

I create all ORIGINAL video, photographic and written content, and I achieve maximum engagement for that content using digital marketing skills learned over more than 20 years.

I also have a large, growing social media following: 18k+ on Instagram, 6k+ on Facebook, and 12k (and growing) on YouTube which I can leverage to boost the profile of selected brands in a tangible and measurable way.

Let’s talk about how I may help energise your online brand through video.

Kangela: Explore / Discover / Experience
Available for collaborations:

Crowd is an independent global marketing agency that specialises in the creation and delivery of environmentally sustainable product and service promotions, specially in the Travel space. We proudly amplify demand for new and established brands with a conscience.

We provide local, regional and international promotional expertise to organisations, governments, corporations and businesses of all sizes. With an experienced in-house team and direct access to a skilled global network of proven marketing professionals, we can build the right crowd to exceed your marketing goals and amplify demand.

Taking a strategic approach based on data and research, our marketing solutions aim to transform your business in a cost-effective and efficient way; we make your marketing budget go further.

Read our e-book on the Travel and Tourism sector:


Projects management from A to Z . Outsource provider to deliver services that meet budgets and expectations in all areas of the tourism

industry and online trade sales. Develop expertise in sales and lead conversion into business. Extensive knowledge in digital marketing and e commerce projects.

Emilie Hagedoorn is a responsible tourism & market access expert and owner of niche consultancy business Green Heart Tourism. She has over 10 years of experience in sustainable tourism certification working for Fair Trade Tourism, Travelife for Tour Operators and Green Globe both in a training, coaching and auditing capacity ( focusing on tour operators, DMCs and accommodation providers).

She has extensive knowledge of the latest responsible tourism developments globally and an in-depth insight into of the demand for responsible tourism experiences by the European travel trade and travellers.
Her ongoing work for European tourism market access programs such as CBI (Netherlands) and the Import Promotion Desk (Germany) centers around improving the ability of tourism SMEs to get their products market ready, improve tourism export capabilities, meet buyer requirements and do B2B networking.

She has a large network of tour operator contacts in Europe as well as a great understanding of the needs of smaller responsible tourism businesses and improving their route to market (both online and offline).
She likes to break down complex topics into understandable everyday actions that all tourism SMEs can implement and enjoys helping them not ‘re-invent the sustainability wheel’ but rather make use of all the useful information and best practice examples that are already out there.

Erlend works with strategies and measures that make experience-based tourism greener.

Erlend is a trained social anthropologist and puts people at the center of product and service development. In addition to starting and selling his own services, Erlend participates in several development projects related to green mobility. Since 2016, Erlend has advised destinations and national parks in the work of creating sustainable visitor strategies.

For the last 10 years he has started the services TurApp, Applaus and Outtt. The Outtt experience platform was sold to Outdooractive in 2020, a global service for hiking and outdoor experiences.

Erlend has extensive experience in tailoring messages and services to reach the right target group with the right message at the right time.

Helene is an expert advisor and speaker on sustainable tourism, hospitality, and economic development. She has over 20 years of international experience gained across the private, public, and third sectors. Her extensive knowledge and skills cover a broad spectrum of key issues ranging from tourism strategy formulation to sustainable destination planning and from assessment of financial viability to enhancing destination competitiveness.

Her book Overtourism: the role of effective destination management was published by Business Experts Press in April 2021.

I write engaging, Search Engine Optimized (SEO) content that drives traffic and maximises inbound lead generation.

Using some of the the best tools in the industry, I can help to reduce your bounce rate AND ensure your content ranks high on google.

I can also write Conversion Rate Optimized (CRO) long and short-form copy for:
✅ Email Newsletters
✅ Landing Pages
✅ Articles
✅ Blog Posts
✅ White Papers
✅ Social Media

I specialise in B2C travel content so if you need a travel writer to spark your consumers’ wanderlust, contact me to discuss how I can help you create content that will not only drive traffic to your site but that your consumers will love.

Copywriter ● Content Writer ● Travel Writer ● Blogger

Kari Hasselknippe offers branding and communications strategies to hotels, destinations and service companies. Kari has hospitality branding experience that spans over 25 years, including 14 years as Sales and Marketing Director for the prestigious Grand Hotel in Oslo, Norway. Her consulting company, Hasselknippe AS (2016) has delivered strategic branding concepts (based on a sustainability story) and crafted new concepts to well-known Scandinavian brands including Haut Nordic (now Lily Hospitality Group), Marawell Hotels and Frogner House Apartments, where personalized service to the savvy modern traveler are in focus.

Boutique and special concept hotels are some of Kari’s favorite projects and during the past two years she has turned her focus to uncovering some of Norway’s unique locations to the international traveler. As a destination expert, she is focused on telling a sustainability story, bringing forth some of the best Norway has to offer in the way of hospitality, cuisine and wellness. Many of the properties she has revealed are a must “stay” when travelling to Scandinavia.

Kari keeps her followers entertained with travel tips and trends, niche properties and unique getaway ideas also beyond the shores of Norway. She showcases an interesting variety of options for the mature as well as trendy traveler, who is in search of an authentic hospitality experience. With a solid network of experts, Kari can provide consulting services from simple to more comprehensive branding projects with focus on creating profitable service concepts.

Kari is passionate about creating commitment around the brand, whether it is concept development, service delivery, content production, press launches or other measures that contribute to the company´s success.

Kyla is the founder of Impactful Tourism Consultancy and a Rural Tourism Development Specialist for Tourism Vancouver Island.

Her expertise in sustainable tourism and rural development has taken her across the globe to work on community projects in Mexico, Guyana, Bali, Uganda, and Nunavut.

Kyla uses an evidence-based approach to tackle complex issues and addressing critical pain points that hinder sustainable growth for her clients. A diverse toolkit in business strategy, marketing, education, and development allow her to approach complex problems with innovation and curiosity. Above all, she consider myself an advocate for the responsible tourism industry and care deeply for both people and our planet.

Impactful Tourism Consultancy

LightBlue is a for-profit social enterprise with a vision to reconcile sustainability with business excellence.

Since 2013, we have gained a unique expertise on food waste prevention through more than 45 projects in 10 countries. Our approach is holistic, human-centered & cross-disciplinary coupled with the right tech. We design and implement solutions to cut operational expenses, increase employees’ efficiency and loyalty, and to improve the reputation of organizations operating more responsibly.

We have developed FIT Food Waste Monitoring Tech (application and software), methodologies, and capacity-building workshops to minimize food waste and raise awareness for international hotel groups (Marriott, Accor, Hyatt), restaurant (Cofoco Denmark, Bo.lan. J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain), international organizations (Michelin Guide Thailand, GIZ Laos, WWF), government agencies (TCEB), and higher education (Republic Polytechnic Singapore, ESCP Business School, Institut Paul Bocuse, FERRANDI Paris, ESSEC Business School), as well as supporting The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste certification and benchmarking system.

More details on:
First Zero Food Waste Event: video
JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok (food waste prevention program): video
FIT Food Waste Monitoring Tech: website video
Full Course on Food Waste Prevention (online workshops): website video

Our solutions help achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Goal 2: Zero Hunger, Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, Goal 13: Climate Action, and Goal 17: Partnerships to Achieve the Goal.

I realize, evolve and elevate brands with a simple, creative and strategic approach. ‘Dot the i’ is a micro-global studio and consultancy guiding top executives and decision makers on brand, communication and design strategy. Through my work with clients and my own entrepreneurial adventure I have 15+ years of experience within design, gourmet, travel & lifestyle, for the past 5 years I have taken a deep dive into the challenges around responsible travel.

I also run a media-publishing-guidebook business = At Travel Kollekt we can offer bespoke itinerary, guidebook & journal creation for responsible professionals – a unique service and platform for conscious brands, organizations & delegations. We collect, curate & publish personalized, unique & responsible guides in a handy format to guests, teams, visitors or audience.

Maggioni Gretz Tourist Marketing & PR in Berlin is a communications and marketing agency specifically focusing on the international tourism industry. The agency’s multilingual team specialises in developing strategies aimed at promoting international tourist destinations within their main target markets, with specific focus on the German speaking markets.

The company strives to develop individual communication and marketing solutions in order to maximise the visibility of a particular destination on a specific market or to launch it as a new destination of interest.

Maggioni Gretz Tourist Marketing & PR offers a fully integrated trade representation service to clients providing a full range of travel and tourism support, with the express aim of increasing visitation and sales from the German speaking markets. The agency’s strategies are aimed both at the trade market and the general public.

Public transport is an underused resource, especially by tourists. If you come to a foreign country or just a different area in your own country, you may not know how the public transport system works and therefore choose other solutions for getting around.

In Møre and Romsdal county in Norway, the county authority’s department for public transport has developed the concept “Travel like the locals”, “packaged trips” with public transport. Trips are easily awailable for booking online, and makes it easy for visitors to undertake “complicated” trips by public transport without having to get familiar with all the quirks of the local public transport system.

As project manager for the “Travel like the locals” offering, Marit Holen has developed the concept from the very early days and is responsible for the daily management of the solution.

Marit has also helped the neighbouring Vestland county adopt the concept.

Marit is available to present the “Travel like the locals” solution to interested parties and share insights and experience.

Matthias Beyer is Founder and Managing Director of mascontour GmbH, a Berlin based international consulting firm for resilient and sustainable tourism development. He has been working as an international consultant and expert for resilient and sustainable tourism management for 19 years (around 170 projects in 60 countries).

Since 2016, he has been an associated partner of the Centre for Sustainable Tourism (ZENAT) at the Eberswalde University of Applied Sciences for Sustainable Development. He is a quality coach of the QMS “ServiceQualität Deutschland” and holds certificates in “Capacity WORKS” and “Project Management for Sustainable Development – PM4SD” (APMG International), as well as a certificate as sustainability manager (2021-2024) with TÜV Rheinland approved qualification.

Moreover, he is an accredited trainer of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and member of various associations, including the Sustainability Committee of the German Travel Association (DRV). Matthias has been a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen since 2008.

Join the grand network of Hotelovate!

We promote old and new technology that really makes a difference for our hospitality industry!

Mr Zen have been optimising online experiences for customers and reducing the burden of administration and management for a variety of Global Travel Brands over 13 years.

Our Services

Our team have been developing Travel Systems for Product Management, Operation, Sales and Online Bookings for over 20 years. We specialise in developing online solutions for travel companies including Tour Operators, Ground Suppliers and Travel Agents.
– Custom Website development and Integration
– Custom Booking / Enquiry Forms
– Reservations Systems Integration
– Website Optimisation & SEO
– Systems Architecture & AWS support
– Online Strategy and Business Development
– Training and Development

Orioly is an Online Booking and Management Software for tours, activities, excursions and attractions.

That means if you are in the Tours & Activities industry we have the right tool to improve your online sales
and business management.
Orioly was developed for experience providers: Tour Operators, Activity Providers, Adventure Companies,
Transfer Companies, Destinations and Attractions.
Basically, anyone running their own tours or activities can use Orioly to achieve a better result in the business.


Pedro is an experienced Hospitality professional with strong luxury and lifestyle background, natural business acumen and passion for service excellence, who possesses a well-established track record in all aspects of hospitality operations, brand experience, profitability and strategy.
His experience encompasses all aspects of owner relations, development of strong team leaders through coaching and mentoring and a solid ability to drive operational optimization. Very well versed in Labor relations and Union negotiations.
Specialties: Customer Service Excellence, Team building, Revenue/Yield Management, Business Strategy and Operational Optimization, Project Management, Labor Negotiations, Cost Control.

Our mission is to focus the attention of all tourism stakeholders on the well-being agenda; and use tourism as a vehicle for development that demonstrably strengthens destination sustainability and the quality of life of host communities.

You can learn more about us by watching this 2 min introductory video

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Patented sensor-embedded, IoT-connected cover with which to manage resort and lido deck lounger estate capacity utilisation in real time via devices, kiosks and real time situational big data.

Let guests find and locate vacant loungers via their devices and neutralise inequality in physical mobility and other protected characteristics to prevent the “sunrise sunlounger stampedes” widely reported on social and other media. Mitigate claim risk in accessibility and disability discrimination under UN CRPD 2008 and UDHR `1948 and national equality and human rights laws (without prejudice).

Improve performance in at least 6x UN SDGs including:
SDG3: Configurable UV alerts to reduce societal skin cancer treatment cost and impact on the consequential patient
SDG10: Reduce inequalities across protected characteristics including but not limited to physical mobility
12: Drive responsible consumption of lounger utility. Everyone gets their fair share. No more lounger hogging dragging down your reviews
SDG`16: Drive trust and strong institution throughout the domain by digitally generating a Single Version of the Truth of lounger occupation and vacation to ensure a fairer sunbathe(TM) for all and enjoy better financing terms as a result

Also monetise latent areas of the estate and increase sales whilst mitigating risks, thereby improving performance overall.

Now seeking the leaders, pioneers, visionaries, challengers and disruptors to enjoy the benefits of early system adoption.

I`ve been working in the field of sustainibility for more tha 20 years now. Still searching for those right tools to improve every step, and every part of the business.


When it comes to creativity and experience economy: Mister Creative! This fellow thinks, every moment of the day. And when he doesn’t think, you can be sure that he talks. But he tries to do one thing at the time.

Pål founded Høve Støtt and is the brain behind most activities. He gives sparkling lectures and he doesn’t mind exchanging his experiences with you! Pål is living The Experience Economy and the LEO Experience Pyramid every single day. No one has more experiences with The Experience Business, than Pål in Norway. Running courses, lectures and devoloping experience businesses all over the country. Pål K. Medhus is an experience unto himself. Bright, creative, energetic and not afraid to speak his mind. As one of the first people in Norway to become a Certified Experience Economy Expert, Pål has in-depth training and unique skills to envision, design, and stage memorable and meaningful experiences that take advantage of the wonders of nature. If you are looking for a leader who will challenge the very perception of what makes a great experience, Pål is your man.

— Scott Lash, Partner, Strategic Horizons LLP

Dr. Rachel Dodds is an independent consultant as well as university Professor whose aim is to try to make tourism more sustainable.
Rachel is passionate about change within the industry and has over 25 years of experience including a number of books including: Overtourism: Issues, Realities and Solutions and Sustainable Tourism in Island Destinations.

Based in Canada, Rachel has been invited to work and speak about issues in tourism globally and has travelled to over 80 countries.
Past work includes projects for governments, large and small businesses as well as NGO’s and community groups. She was invited to sit on Canada’s Federal Government Advisory Council and has contributed to multiple global initiatives about sustainable tourism.

Organization that promotes sustainable tourism development in Chile and Latin America as a tool for families, communities and territories to embrace the principles of sustainable development, improving the quality of life and well-being of its inhabitants and the nature that surrounds them.

Rocket is a boutique agency specialising in creative travel marketing, communications, and representation services in the UK & Ireland. Our team are proud to have worked for some of the biggest and brightest brands in travel; experience that we leverage to craft bespoke sales and marketing strategies that help hotels, destinations, travel tech and other global travel businesses grow.

We do things differently, which sets us apart. If we’re not visible then neither are our clients. We invest heavily in our relationships and networks, and demonstrate what it really means to be ‘high-touch’. So whether you are a destination marketing organisation looking to increase visitation, or a hotel keen to improve occupancy, we invite you to lean on our expertise and network to achieve long term, sustainable growth.

My mission is to help organizations and destinations achieving
– sustainability (Plan and manage strategies to reach sustainability and the responsibility in tourism)
The service that is offered becomes a simplification and translation of international rules for the certification of sustainability in each country, valuation of clients status, plan the needed actions and help the client to implement them;

– sustainable development strategy. Design of sustainable tourism offer as a key project for a wider
Tourism experience design.

We help small to medium-sized travel companies grow.

Our marketing campaigns are ROI-focused, measurable and proven to succeed.

And we give 100% of our profit to good causes.

Our services include SEO, PR, Web Design, Email Marketing and Paid Social.

We’re nice people too 🙂


We work on regional destination development, in the tourism and economic development
environments. We provide our clients with unbiased, frank advice and strategic choices
designed to protect or establish long-term sustainability of businesses and destinations. We
focus on three key areas of the tourism environment:
1. Diagnosis and planning
2. Product development
3. Feasibility assessments

Core strengths
Our core strength is in developing innovative product that reflects specific target market needs to strengthen the competitive advantage of a destination or business. We are really strong in this because our team is totally capable of being creative and analytical at the same time – we generate innovative experiences and can test and verify their strength. We specifically:
1. Understand how to identify unmet market needs;
2. Are skilled in shaping differentiated product; and
3. Understand development and operational risk.

We have concentrated this specialisation through ecotourism, cultural tourism and food and
wine sectors. We are not ex bureaucrats – we have been directly responsible for funding, developing and operating tourism businesses. So we practice what we preach.

Steve Noakes has been involved in the travel and tourism industry for 40 years, and is a long term advocate for sustainable tourism practices across the Asia Pacific region. He is founder of Pacific Asia Tourism, an international project management company focused on tourism’s capacity to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism. He is also Director/part-owner of Ecolodges Indonesia & EcoSafari Indonesia, operating ecolodges and inbound tours with a wildlife and biodiversity conservation focus across Indonesia, and Chairperson of the Board of Binna Burra Mountain Lodge in the world heritage listed Lamington National Park in Australia.

In 2008, Steve was honoured with the inaugural Ecotourism Australia Medal, recognizing his active engagement in the Australian and international ecotourism industry. He was the lead Asia Pacific representative in the development of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

He has also been an active participant on the UNWTO Panel of Tourism Experts and the World Committee on Tourism Ethics, contributing to a number of UNWTO projects in Asia and East Africa. He the past two decades, has served as an Adjunct/Visiting Professor in Sustainable Tourism, at Universities in Australia, Norway and Finland. Nowadays, he is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Griffith Institute for Tourism, Griffith University, Australia, and teaches the full semester Sustainable Tourism & Indigenous Cultures, subject at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia.

TEAM is a specialist international tourism consultancy which focuses exclusively on working for tourism destinations and attractions, across all aspects of destination development, management and marketing. TEAM has a team of 30+ consultants in the UK and many other countries across the world. Our consultants combine extensive experience as hands-on practitioners, managing destination operations, with many years of consultancy experience working for tourism-related organisations worldwide.

The scope of our work focuses on consultancy and training relating to:
– Strategy and Master Planning
– Destination Marketing
– Digital Strategy and Operations
– Organisational Development
– Market Analysis/Segmentation

– Visitor Services
– Business Tourism
– Sustainability in Tourism
– Culture and Heritage Tourism.

A substantial proportion of our work involves the preparation of tourism development and marketing strategies and plans for destinations. In addition, we undertake a wide variety of other work relating to destinations. For example, over recent years, we have had a particular focus on: Visitor experience development, Themed routes, Food tourism, Case studies, International benchmarking, Application of digital technologies.


We are the authors of the Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism ( – a national scheme for the development of sustainable tourism in destinations and tourism businesses, which we are developing together with the owner and manager of the scheme, the Slovenian Tourist Board. As accredited partners, we are regularly evaluating and upgrading the scheme, carrying out educational workshops, training sustainability coordinators and providing assistance with sustainability certification. As proud holders of the Green Destinations assessment license we audit destinations according to this GSTC-recognized standard.

We are thrilled to share the story of Slovenia Green with other destinations, while taking into account their local characteristics and needs. It is our pleasure to show other destination managers how to successfully build a national or regional sustainable tourism development scheme using globally recognized standards and certification programs.

Check out our references in this field: (


The GDS-Movement unites and enables destination management professionals to create flourishing and resilient places to visit, meet and live in. Our mission is to co-create sustainable and circular strategies, mindsets and skill sets that will enable destinations of the future to thrive, and society and nature to regenerate.

The Lost Compass is on a mission to connect travellers with conservation projects around the world. The Lost Compass is a combination of education, conservation, art, history & culture woven into a traveller’s unique journey!


The Raven DigiMark is an International Travel and Tourism Digital Marketing Company. We work with tour operators, travel agencies and attractions to rank their products or website on Google first page.

We are great at helping our customers generate more enquiries and revenue. In fact, if we may be so bold, we would say we are amazing at.

The Safari Collective is a brains trust for your safari business, be it a tour operation, lodge or camp. With a massive combined expertise in content creation, website design and development, content marketing and brand development and management, we work with you to take your business to the next level.

Tourism Unlimited is a boutique agency based in Germany. We offer a broad of range of services from dedicated projects up to full representation services. Whether you want to re-start your business, are looking for new distribution partners, just need a promotional booster or would like to benefit from our 12+ years of being your “local office” to address your needs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, we are fully at your disposal. And we come with a big smile, too!



TravelIQ Nordic is a company that delivers consulting services and knowledge resources to the whole Travel Value Chain. Knowledge and experience to succeed when you need it! Check out our website for our services.


Vanessa Mbenoun is a tourism entrepreneur and travel brand architect with over 10 years’ experience in the travel industry. She is based in South Africa and is the founder of Creative And Moving, a tourism and hospitality marketing agency and of Kamaroutes, an award-winning inbound tour operator.

For the past 6 years, Vanessa has been assisting entrepreneurs in Southern Africa in building and growing their travel brands. She has also partnered with institutions like ATLAS school of tourism in France, the University of Johannesburg and Nedbank to assist young professionals and final year university students with their transition into the world of entrepreneurship.
Vanessa is a staunch advocate of diversity and inclusion and recently launched the Tourism Entrepreneur Network, the first global platform for travel and hospitality entrepreneurs. The Network is also a media company producing a podcast aiming to connect African “tourismpreneurs” to the rest of the world. Less than a year after its launch, the talk-show was named one of the 10 best travel industry podcasts to follow.

Vanessa holds a postgraduate diploma in Tourism Management and is currently completing her MBA. She was one of the few African entrepreneurs selected by Airbnb for their prestigious African tourism innovators programme. In 2019 she won the coveted African Tourism Leadership Forum’s outstanding entrepreneurship award and in 2020, she also made the list of Tropics Magazine’s top 500 African Doers.

Veronica Stoddart is an award-winning editorial executive and content strategist who offers content marketing solutions to the travel industry via her consultancy, VS Content Strategies LLC. Through vibrant storytelling, she creates custom content for travel brands to help them build audience, enhance loyalty, and drive profitability. Using a global network of top journalists, photographers, and videographers, she produces high-value content that increases digital traffic, revenue, and brand awareness. The former travel editor of USA TODAY, Veronica is a high-profile expert in travel and tourism who speaks frequently to travel industry groups. She has received nearly three dozen awards for editorial excellence during a long career in travel journalism. In addition, she has been selected as one of “40 best content marketing experts,” “top 16 leaders in hospitality to follow on Twitter,” and a “top hospitality marketing influencer.”

Agile, inventive thinker and results-oriented business development executive with 7 years of management experience. Equipped with a successful record in providing integrated business and sales solutions across diverse global industries.

Zimbabwe and Norway based

Headquartered in New York City, with offices in London and Tel Aviv, Xhibition is an award-winning agency that offers a global outlook on PR while maintaining the local sensibility and hands-on approach of a boutique firm. Xhibition’s clients are diverse and range from a tiny, historic hotel in Northern Israel to a leading New York City real estate developer. Xhibition tailors its PR approach to provide each client with the specific support and guidance needed to deliver world-class results

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