Category Archive for "Encounters"

Videos – Interviews during the ESTC15 Conference, Quito, Ecuador

Florie Thielin

I had the chance to be able to give my help, as a volunteer, to the TIES (The International Ecotourism Society)  team during the 10th edition of the ecotourism and sustainable tourism ESTC15 conference, in Quito, Ecuador. The event gathered each year, in a…

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Meet Kelly Bricker – TIES (The International Ecotourism Society)

Florie Thielin

Florie had the chance to meet Kelly Bricker, Research and Education Council Chair at TIES (The International Ecotourism Society), during the international ESTC15 conference in Quito (Ecuador) in April 2015. We invite you to learn about the mission undertaken by TIES for ecotourism in the article below…

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Meet Sandra Naranjo, Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador

Florie Thielin

I had the chance to make an interview with the Minister of Tourism of Ecuador, Sandra Naranjo, along D’Arcy Dornan sides, Brazil Country Representative for GSTC, during the international ESTC15 conference in Quito (Ecuador) in April 2015. I invite you to meet her by our side on…

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Meet Randy Durband and Luigi Cabrini – GSTC

Florie Thielin

  The GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council) is an international and independent organization working on the development of international criteria to give a global definition and framework to sustainable tourism. The GSTC is working with the approval and recognition of the World Tourism…

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Meet Albert Salman – Green Destinations

Florie Thielin

I had the chance to meet Albert Salman, Founder and Director of Green Destinations, during the international ESTC15 conference in Quito (Ecuador) in April 2015. I invite you to meet him by my side on the above video. Watch the videos that I made during…

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Meet Edwin Bernal, Cotelco, Hotel Association of Colombia

Florie Thielin

I had the opporunity to meet with Gustavo Toro Velásquez, President of COTELCO, and Edwin Bernal, Director of Quality, during the tourism profesionnal fair ANATO in Bogotá.  Cotelco is the main hotel and tourism association of Colombia. Florie The Hospitality Tour

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Meet Teo, HopTriper

Teo, new HopAmbassador! We’ve been knowing Teo for a bunch of months now, but it’s on February 3rd, 2015, that he answers our HopInterview. A better world ? Sustainable Tourism ? And Hopineo ? Answers in video…

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Meet Pedro Medina, Fondation "Yo Creo en Colombia"

Florie Thielin

Video (in spanish), subtitles soon, article to be translated shortly! More information: www.yocreoencolombie.com

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Meeting Marion and Capucine, HopTripers

Meeting potential HopTripers Beginning of February 2015, Justine and Mahery are solicited by Marion and Capucine, who are considering flying to South America by Autumn. One would go to Argentina, the other one to Brazil. After the usual introductions and…

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Meeting with the CST : Certification for Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rica

Florie Thielin

On my way through the capital of Costa Rica, after my meeting with the Rainforest Alliance, I have had the chance to be received in the offices of the ICT (Costa Rican Tourism Board by MSc. Gustavo Alvarado Ch., the…

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