Ambassador Dho Young-shim, Republic of Korea

Ambassador Dho Young-shim, Chairperson of UN World Tourism Organization’s Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty Foundation. The SDG Advocates are 17 inspiring, influential people raising global awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the need … More

Alain St. Ange, Seychelles

Alain St.Ange is the Former Seychelles Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine for the Republic of Seychelles. He is currently competing in the presidential election of the country. He was appointed as the … More

Maricar Donato, Washington DC USA

Maricar is a brand ambassador for the World Federation of Tourist Guide Association and based in the US Capital City Washington DC. She also runs Washington Tours & Events She explains about herself: I work … More

Vijay Poonoosamy, Singapore

Vijay Poonoosamy is the Singapore-based Director International and Public Affairs of QI Group, an Honorary Member of the Hermes Air Transport Organisation, a Non-Executive Member of the Board of Veling Group, a member of the … More

Eng Dr. Walter Mzembi, Zimbabwe

Former Foreign Minister and Minister of Tourism for Zimbabwe, Eng. Walter Mzembi: Dr. Mzembi’s story is of one who has refused to succumb to adversity both political and in health scare. He continues to serve … More

Tom Jenkins, CEO ETOA, London, UK

Tom Jenkins has been CEO of ETOA for twenty years. Tom ensures ETOA’s financial viability and oversees the strategic development of all ETOA projects and practices. This includes keeping ETOA at the forefront of travel … More

Louis D’Amore, IIPT, New York, USA

Louis D’Amore is Founder and President of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT). He has been instrumental in promoting the travel and tourism industry as the world’s first “Global Peace Industry” since the … More

Dr. Taleb Rifai, Jordan

Dr. Taleb Rifai  was born in 1949. He is a Jordanian economist who was the Secretary-General of the  United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)  based in Madrid, Spain, until December 31, 2017, having held the post since being unanimously … More

The Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica

The Hon. Edmund Bartlett today was welcomed to the International Tourism Hall of Heroes recognizing his wide-ranging expertise and accomplishments in the political arena. Honorable Edmund Bartlett has given over thirty-five years of service to … More

Prof. Geoffrey Lipman, Brussels, Belgium

Professor Geoffrey Lipman is Creative Disruption Architect and Director of greenearth.travel, a global think tank network promoting green growth & travelism (travel & tourism) and specializing in strategy, innovation & funding. Prof. Lipman is an Adjunct Professor … More

Responsible Tourism Partnership, UK

by Peter Nizette | www.responsibletourismpartnership.org | peternizette@gmail.com Specialist in the fields of Sustainable & Integrated Economic Development, Responsible Tourism, Eco-tourism product development, Community integration, facilitation, market linkages to the Value Chains in the Tourism/Visitor Economy … More

Hon. Secretary Najib Balala, Kenya

This is the reason: Tourism is one of the world’s leading industries and a major economic development tool, and as such, security (crime and terrorism) has a major impact on the tourism, cruise, and event-oriented … More

Dale Evans, CEO Charley’s Taxi Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Charley’s Taxi has provided transportation services to Hawaii since 1938. It is proud to be a 3rd generation, woman-owned business, and Hawaii’s premier transportation provider. Safer Tourism safety and security experts evaluated Charley’s Taxi and … More

Peter Byrne, Tanzania

Tanzania and Zanzibar have reopened to a new kind of tourism. Peter Byrne, CEO of Mafia Island in Tanzania, developed a 20-point approach and introduced it at the rebuilding.travel platform: “Let’s build a persona around the idea of … More