We regularly interview the leading lights, emerging stars and people we think deserve to be better known in sustainable tourism. Read what they had to say here, and dip into some of our favourite interviews from other sites too...
James Sutherland, Friends International’s international communications co-ordinator, speaks with Jeremy Smith about the growth of the ChildSafe Movement and its efforts to engage the tourism industry to help protect children.
We spoke with Booking.com’s Wendy van Leeuwen, Program Manager for Booster, about why Booking.com has launched an accelerator programme for sustainable tourism startups, and what teams have the best chance to win
Kei Shibata, CEO of Venture Republic, about content generation and ways in which OTAs can influence travelers decisions on different stages of their journey.
Mario Hardy, CEO of PATA, speaks about the organisation’s commitment to sustainable tourism and what Asia needs to take sustainability to the next level.
Using transformational tourism to deliver authentic CSR (and win lots of awards): interview with Marc Van Loo from Loola Resorts
We speak to the co-founder of award winners Loola Resorts about his approach to running incredibly successful beach tourism holidays where groups of adults and children not only get to play at the beach, they get involved in deeply engaging community outreach programmes too.
Will Control Union shake tourism sustainability certification sector? – Interview with Anne Cobben–Da Costa
We asked Anne Cobben–Da Costa from Control Union Certifications about their motivations for entering the tourism sector and plans for the upcoming months.
Ioannis Pappas speaks with Anula Galewska about challenges of tourism development in Greece and reviews the sustainability efforts of the Greek tourism industry.
The need for sustainability data and new way of communicating it to consumers. Interview with Lonneke de Kort
CEO of hotel booing site BookDifferent.com Lonneke de Kort speaks about the need for authoritative sustainability data and communicating this data in ways that connect with consumers.
Jim Sano, Vice President for Travel, Tourism and Conservation, WWF speaks with Anula Galewska about the partnership between WWF and Royal Caribbean Cruises.
Anula Galewska speaks with Dr. Mihee Kang about the opportunities and challenges of the development of sustainable tourism in Korea.
Rather than recognise companies working in tourism The Blue Yonder Awards are given to remarkable people from the communities who make our holidays special.
In this interview, Susan Santos Cárdenas talks about the situation of tourism in the Philippines and the role of education in sustainable tourism development.
In this interview, Willem Niemeijer talks about the current state of sustainable tourism in Asia and engaging suppliers in a company’s sustainability efforts.
Randy Durband discusses how GSTC is seeking to making the entire tourism supply chain more sustainable, and why we all need to focus on Asia
In the “Inside Science” podcast, Conservation International’s director of data science explains the groundbreaking possibilities of the Resilience Atlas.
For 2016, Belize was the chief sponsor of the World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM. They spoke to us about their reasons for doing so
Viaggi Solidali has spent 17 years organising responsible tourism. Its latest offer enables people to discover their own cities through the eyes of migrants
For the Indian hotel chain, sustainable tourism is as miuch about hiring people from disabled and disadvantaged backgrounds as reducing energy use
The Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP) has seen the release of over 560 rescued sea turtles back into Dubai’s waters
Tanzania-based EASTCO has spent 22 years promoting community based safaris as a sustainable alternative to standard Big 5 chasing alternatives
Tren Ecuador markets its luxury train experiences on the basis of the opportunity to see the real Ecuador rather than on the comfort of its trains
How do you balance responsible consumption of resources and tourists’ perception of their ‘’right’’ to use the resources because they have paid to come?
Indonesian Misool Eco Resort ensures guests have amazing diving experiences so they become passionate ambassadors for its conservation work
How do you communicate a complex and sensitive issue like child protection? ChildSafe’s campaigning has seen them nominated for a World Responsible Tourism Award.
The setting for South Africa’s Bushman’s Kloof may be remote, but its connections to its community and the people that work with it couldn’t be closer.
From whale festivals to Mermaid Marches, the World Cetacean Alliance uses innovative, interactive communications to engage public in its work to save whales
The first ethnic minority-owned tour operator in Vietnam explains how they use social media and other channels to be transparent and avoid greenwash
For our second interview with the World Responsible Tourism Awards finalists, we spoke to Alison Curry from the Sam Veasna Centre for Wildlife Conservation.
With innovations like Buy a Trip Give a Trip and its Global Stories blog, Elevate Destinations communicates sustainability throughout its narrative
New interview by Destination.Think! with Ólöf Ýrr Atladóttir about Iceland’s tourism growth, challenges and their approach towards destination management.