Explore provocative travel trends and innovations through interviews with some of the most fascinating people in tourism and gain insights into issues facing the industry from fresh perspectives.
Sally Pederson - International Travel Writer
Sally Pederson is an award-winning travel writer, English tutor, and international house & pet sitter. Born and raised in Canada, she has also lived in Italy, Costa Rica, and Spain. To date, she has been to over 35 countries and 250 cities. In this month’s episode, we speak to Sally about her career in the travel and tourism industry and her experiences as a travel writer. Sally mentions the impact on COVID-19 towards the industry and common misconceptions about her career.
To find more information about Sally Pederson, please visit https://lovingspainlife.com/ where Sally shares her experiences living in Spain.
Joanna Jagger - Women in Tourism
To celebrate International Women’s day this month, we are joined with Joanna Jagger to speak about women in the tourism and hospitality industry. Joanna Jagger is the President and founder of WORTH Association, a society for women of recreation, tourism and hospitality. Joanna is a Convenor and Instructor in the School of Tourism Management at Capilano University. She is passionate about educating future leaders and moving the dial for gender equity. In this episode, we talk about occupational gender segregation, gender bias for working mothers, and the gender wage gap.
To find more information about WORTH association follow them at @worth.assocation on Instagram and sign up for their newsletter at www.worthassociation.com.
Alessia Boarato - Ethical Voluntourism in South Africa
Alessia Boarato is the former Lead Volunteer Project Coordinator at Glen Afric Country Lodge, South Africa. As a conservation specialist and animal handler, Alessia speaks about the beautiful endangered animals, impacts from COVID-19, and the terrifying reality of poaching.
If you are interested in finding more information about volunteering in South Africa, visit www.volunteersa.com.
Rick Antonson - Impact of Tourism
Rick Antonson is the former President and CEO of Tourism Vancouver, published author, world traveller, and Olympic ambassador. In this episode, we speak to Rick about his experiences at Tourism Vancouver and the types of challenges the tourism industry faces.
Megan Epler Wood - Sustainable Tourism & Ecotourism
Megan Epler Wood is the founder of EplerWood International that designs tourism development projects for sustainable tourism in over 35 countries worldwide. She currently teaches at Harvard and Cornell universities.
Tune into this episode as Megan speaks with hosts Alanna Marrington and Yasemin Dogar about sustainable and ecotourism, the tourism impacts from COVID-19, and the TIAC Tourism Congress Convention that Megan will speak at on November 17-18, 2020.
Claire Bennett - Responsible Tourism
Claire Bennett, International Experiential Tour Guide and Author of Learning Service: The Essential Guide to Volunteering Abroad speaks her knowledge about learning service, orphanage tourism and the social and environmental impacts of responsible tourism.
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