I love to work on strategies and projects that maximise the benefits of tourism for local people, communities and businesses in destinations. I’m delighted to be managing the ‘Flavours from the Fields’ project in Turkey, connecting local farmers and producers with the mainstream tourism industry.
I've worked in tourism and conservation for many years and have a personal and professional passion for travel. I've worked with destinations and industry partners globally, and believe we must continue to build momentum for our movement, maximising the benefits of tourism for people and nature.
My background is in the international development sector with a particular focus on sustainable livelihoods, natural resources and multi-stakeholder engagement. I hold an MSc in International Development, and speak French and Spanish. I joined TF in January 2017 to manage the Jamaica programme.
With over 12 years’ experience at the Travel Foundation, my role is to lead and manage all aspects of the organisation’s finances. I also oversee the operational aspects of the charity, including IT, HR support and contract management, providing support to the team in the delivery of their work.
I joined the Travel Foundation in 2014, and manage the Destinations Programme team. Outbound tour operating and international development comprise most of my professional and academic experience. I also have a degree in Spanish and French and a particular interest in Latin America.
I work with Jodie, Heather and Gina in my team to communicate the fantastic work of the Travel Foundation, and I am the main point of contact for journalists. I’ve been in the role since 2012, and have a background in both charity and government communications. Of course I also love to travel!
As part of the Communications Team I make sure current and potential partners are kept up to date about our work. I have a varied background in charity communications and marketing, working for large NGOs in a range of sectors, and have a particular interest in sustainable living and travel.
I’m a trained journalist and PR practitioner and today I’m responsible for developing and managing our corporate partnerships, connecting travel brands with our fantastic destination work and helping them to engage and inspire colleagues, customers and stakeholders. I’d love you to get in touch!
As part of our small communications team, my role is all about promoting our work and its benefits - everything from creating new comms materials to managing events. I joined the Travel Foundation in 2009 having previously worked for Whale and Dolphin Conservation as their Communications Manager.
I have 20 years’ experience in tourism programme development and delivery, and an MSc in Tourism & Environmental Management. I'm responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of programmes: from strategic planning to monitoring, evaluation, and dissemination of knowledge products.
I work with tourism organisations in source market countries and destinations to develop the right training and staff engagement programmes that will inspire and guide others to improve the way that tourism operates. Having worked in, studied and taught tourism I am passionate about this.
I have nine years of experience in policy, field work, environmental education, awareness raising and project management for biodiversity, conservation and circular economy projects (especially in single-use plastics). I joined TF in 2019 as the Coordinator for Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic-free.
I am an Agricultural Engineer and Project Management Specialist with a focus on climate adaptation technology, and agriculture & environmental management. In addition, I have been an active volunteer engaging in various community, social and cultural development activities in Saint Lucia.
I've previously worked in environmental organisations (Government, UN Environment and NGOs) with over 5 years’ work experience. My background is in Chemical and Renewable Energy Engineering. On-going MSc in Project Management. I’m passionate about Environmental Sustainability.
My primary role is to engage local stakeholders and develop and deliver programme activities in Turkey. We have achieved considerable results through our agro-linkages and stewardship projects, and this success drives our ambition for the current Flavours from the Fields project.
I have worked in the tourism industry in Jamaica for over 20 years and have been with the Travel Foundation since 2014. As Programme Coordinator, I am very excited to be working on the project aimed at increasing tourist footfall and spend and spreading the benefits of tourism to the local people.
Cathy is Director of the Colorado Tourism Office, leading a $16.5M tourism promotion program and spearheading initiatives such as the Care for Colorado Coalition. She is Chair of the National Council of State Tourism Directors (NCSTD) and sits on the Executive Committee of the US Travel Association.
Rodney has 40 years’ Central and Local Government experience, latterly as Director, Marine and Fisheries in Defra. Having retired from the Civil Service, he holds various voluntary, advisory and non-executive posts. Rodney was part of the UK team at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD)