Christopher Warren is an expert in sustainable accommodation innovation specialising in host-guest engagement. He has devised tourism experiences using persuasive communication technology and interpersonal techniques which save resources while increasing guest satisfaction. Christopher is responsible for the ICRT’s training programme design, research and consultancy. He has practical industry experience as a partner in one of Australia’s leading SME sustainable accommodation in Australia, founder of WISE (pioneers of ecofeedback systems for tourist accommodation), Winner of the prestigious EcoTourism Medal 2010 for services to the environment and tourism. Christopher has worked as a member of community, region, state and national tourism destination boards. His is also an advisory board member to the Griffith Institute For Tourism/ Griffith University.
Senior Training Designer Associate
Rebecca Hawkins is a resource management specialist for hospitality. She has conducted training and consultancy across the global. Her book ‘Responsible Hospitality Theory and Practice’ is recognised as the first complete handbook for corporate responsibility in the hospitality industry. Rebecca’s experience in resource saving in hospitality is extensive and she has led programmes both for small establishments, destinations as well large scale project like Europe wide initiatives involving 60 hotels. At the ICRT she works with Christopher to design, develop and deliver training that is customised to deliver local sustainable tourism capacity building which recognise that sustainability starts with local solutions. Rebecca is also a research fellow at Oxford Brookes University.
Harold Goodwin is the world’s leading advocate for responsible tourism having established the ICRT in the UK and its network of sister organisations, founder of Responsible Travel , convenor of the Cape Town Declaration for Responsible Tourism in Destinations (2002), expert advisor to governments, UNWTO and industry. Amongst Harold’s many achievements is his passionate pursuit of the good tourism can do for local communities through pro-poor initiative’s and sustainable development . He is the Responsible Tourism Expert Advisor to the World Travel Market (London, Dubai, Johannesburg and Rio) chairman of the World Responsible Tourism Awards Judges and was also professor of Responsible Tourism at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Expert Tourism Specialist
Caroline Bollrich is an experienced tourism professional who specialises in tourism risk management for extreme weather events and responsible marketing communications. She seeks to build tourism’s resilience to natural hazards and has worked extensively in Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and Australia in her capacity as consultant, member of national tourism bodies, PATA and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Caroline is bilingual (English & German) and has a Masters in Responsible Tourism Management from Leeds Becket University UK.
Justine Curtis is one of Australia’s most successful not for profit entrepreneurs. She has overseen the creation of Australia’s largest face-to-face fundraising agency, growing the business to 250 employees in three years where she led her team to raise $25 million for Australian not-for-profit organisations. Today she is CEO of Inspird Adventures the leading adventure fundraising agency which has developed and managed over 400 challenging adventures each raising an average of $80,000. Her inspirational leadership and love of travel has now led her to launch Inspired Travel which is destined to become a leading contributor to responsible tourism.
Janine Duffy is the co-owner and founder of Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours winner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards and President of the Koala Clancy Foundation. Janine is one of Australia’s most experienced and sought-after Wildlife Guides and Koala Conservationists. In 1998 while guiding a wildlife tour, she discovered a method of identifying wild koalas by their natural markings, which led to a scientifically-recognised wild koala research project in the Brisbane Ranges & You Yangs national parks. After 23 years guiding thousands of international travellers, Janine believes that educating people through positive travel experiences is the best way to conserve Australia’s biodiversity.