GSTC began designating valuable GSTC partners as Country Representative in 2014 to serve as the “eyes and ears” and in many ways the voices of GSTC in their respective countries or regions. They have played a valuable role, helping stakeholders better understand and engage with the GSTC.
The GSTC Country Representative Program will cease at the end of 2019.
GSTC Would like to thank the Country Representatives for their support and commitment to sustainable tourism and the GSTC.
Canada: Blake Rogers
Executive Director, Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon
Chile: Jorge Moller
Founder & Director, Regenera ONG; Board of Directors, GSTC
Dominican Republic: Felipe Beltrán
Ecuador & Colombia: Natalia Naranjo Ramos
Greece: Dr. Ioannis Pappas
Found & CEO, Green Evolution; Board of Directors, GSTC; Regional Director – Mediterranean, GSTC
India: CB (Ram) Ramkumar
Founder, Green Dreams for the Planet & Our Native Village; Board of Directors, GSTC; Regional Director – South Asia, GSTC
Ireland: Mary Mulvey
Founder and non-excutive director, Ecotourism Ireland
Mexico: Beatriz Barreal Danel
Founder & General Manager, Sustainable Riviera Maya; Board of Directors, GSTC
Philippines: Susan Santos Cardenas
President, Society for Sustainable Tourism & Development
South Korea: Dr. Mihee Kang
President, PlayForest Cooperative; Founding Board Member, Asian Ecotourism Network; Regional Director – Asia Pacific, GSTC
Spain: Susana Conde
Founder & Director, Agrotravel Turismo Responsable
Sweden: Jeppe Klockareson
Founder, Fair Travel
Peru: Carlos Alberto Arrarte (1954-2017)
On Friday, 13 Oct 2017, Carlos Alberto died in a traffic accident in The Sacred Valley of the Incas. He was on his way to a meeting of authorities and representatives of different public and private institutions to carry out the “Wallata Plan”, a Tourism Development Plan for Ollantaytambo, during 2016-2021, to ensure the sustainability of Ollantaytambo as a “Living Inca Town” destination.