I am a sustainable tourism specialist with communications and stakeholder engagement background, working on planning and implementing responsible tourism in emerging destinations. Specialising in the Caucasus region, with practical experience in tourism potential and impacts assessment, DMO development, mountain and Protected Areas sustainable tourism, community engagement, sustainability training and destination marketing. I have advised on projects for the World Bank (Georgia), GIZ (Georgia, Armenia and Serbia) and WWF Caucasus, and was recently invited as guest speaker for the online course portion of the PM4SD blended training program for UN Development Programme in Armenia.
I have first-hand, in-depth knowledge of the tourism sector and its environmental, economic and social impacts in the Caucasus region. Please see more here and my LinkedIn profile for more information.
Following recent projects’ work for the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Georgia, I am currently working for the GIZ in Serbia on tourism development potential in rural regions of the country.
I have spoken at conferences related to sustainable tourism, written several articles, and completed the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council in July 2017. I am always interested in new opportunities to work in sustainable tourism in emerging destinations. Please contact me for any consultancy/speaking opportunities: firstname.lastname@example.org