Welcome to my oneplanetblog site – a mixture of professional articles and personal blog posts on my journey to help make tourism more socially and environmentally sustainable, particularly in the mountainous and protected areas. That means not only minimising the negative and maximising the positive impacts of tourism on nature and local communities, but also ensuring they heal, thrive and flourish.

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I am a communications, stakeholder engagement and sustainability specialist, researcher and educator with over 15 years of international experience working on sustainable development programmes in the Caucasus, Western Balkans and the European Union.

I am currently conducting research on the sustainability of the mountainous expeditions for the Mount Everest Foundation, and am facilitating the Regenerative Tourism by Design course at the fantastic the Tourism CoLab.

After over a decade working in communications, including five years at the UK Department for International Development, for the last six years I have worked as a Sustainable Tourism Expert and Trainer for national and local Tourism Boards (Georgia, Poland), the World Bank (Georgia), the German Development Agency GIZ (Georgia, Armenia, Serbia, Albania), the WWF Caucasus (Georgia), the UIAA (International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) and the Mount Everest Foundation.

I hold a Master of Science (with Distinction) degree in Responsible Tourism Management as well as two other Masters (Master of Arts in Sociology and in Politics).

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For the more Caucasus-specific experience, please see  the ‘Caucasus and me’ page.

I am always interested in new opportunities to work in sustainable tourism in emerging destinations. Please contact me for any consultancy/speaking opportunities: marta@oneplanetblog.com 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marta-mills-8ab06b89/

Twitter @oneplanetblog
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