Conscious Travel has been influenced and shaped by many innovative individuals over a long period. Far too many to list here. I am particularly grateful to the following colleagues who are an on-going source of knowledge, wisdom and inspiration. I strongly recommend you follow the links to their web sites – gold is to be found there!
Consultant, Author, Thought Leader
Gina has been involved in developing organisational talent for over twenty years and is a leading proponent of Conscious Business. She is Co-founder and Director of the Global Centre for Conscious Leadership, serves on the Steering Group of the Conscious Capitalism Institute (UK) chapter, runs a very successful consulting firm, Sphere Consulting Services and has developed a Conscious Leadership Coaching methodology. Her book Becoming a Conscious Leader will be published in November, 2017.
Author, Speaker, Thought Leader
Giles Hutchins is a provocateur at the leading-edge of next generation transformational leadership and organisational development. He is an accomplished author of three important books, The Nature of Business, The Illusion of Separation and Future Fit. He is also Co-founder of Biomimicry for Creative Innovation and an international speaker whose grasp of the the inter-related aspects of business and social transformation is second to none. Web site.
Dr. Rebecca Hawkins
Consultant, Author, Professor
Rebecca is a leader in the development of strategies and policies for sustainable tourism. As founder of RHPLtd in 2019, she has provided resource saving advices to numerous hospitality and tourism related firms around the world. Her book Responsible Hospitality, Theory and Practice is considered to be the most complete handbook on the subject. Dr. Hawkins is also Research and Consultancy Fellow in Hospitality at Oxford Brookes School of Hospitality management. Web site.
Editor, Author, Consultant
Jeremy Smith is co-founder of sustainable tourism communication consultancy Travindy and editor of its online news magazine. He writes the WTM blog on responsible tourism and the World Travel and Tourism Council’s monthly responsible tourism newsletter. He wrote Rough Guides’s only guidebook dedicated to sustainable tourism and is a former editor of The Ecologist magazine
Dr. Font is Professor of Sustainability Marketing at the University of Surrey and a highly respected international speaker/expert on both a full range of sustainability issues and creative ways of communicating sustainability. He has conducted over 100 courses for over 2000 businesses on how to market and communicate sustainability. He is also a partner in Travindy. Website.
Leader in Responsible Tourism, Tour operator
Gopinath Parayil is a man of enormous vision and passion. His in-bound tour company The Blue Yonder based in Kerala, India is an acclaimed example of responsible tourism at work and, in my view, he epitomises what it means to be a Conscious Host. Gopi founded the Responsible Tourism Network whose Facebook page has several thousand members. He is a well-respected pioneer, thought leader and speaker on the international stage and has been a major source inspiration for Conscious Travel since its inception. Web site