In episode 19 of the Impact India podcast, I chat with fellow Sustainable Travel Network co-founder, Kelsey White.
Originating from the foothills of Alberta, Kelsey was raised on the values of local living with awareness of global impact. As the head of Tour Operations at Hara World, she develops and leads multi-day tours across north India focused on sustainability and community development.
Kelsey’s background in educational leadership includes working with all ages as an experiential learning facilitator. From early childhood development through play, to guiding wilderness treks in both the Canadian Rockies and the Indian Himalayas.
Kelsey is one of four co-founders of Sustainable Travel Network, alongside myself, Himanshu Shekhar of Delhi By Cycle and Jen Fanucci of Big Picture Travel.
Sustainable Travel Network is a community of sustainable travel leaders breaking the silos of the industry and fostering collaboration across the sector. We provide tourism organizations and travellers with resources that help create a sustainable tourism industry and support sustainable development in India.
In this episode, Kelsey and I dive into the unique challenges of the tourism industry in India and the “why” behind the STN story. We also reflect on the past year in strategizing and shifting STN’s services to keep up with the needs of sustainable travel organizations, and what to expect at the 2020 Tourism Shala in Gurgaon, India this upcoming World Tourism Day on Saturday, September 27th.
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I am a social entrepreneur. That means I use business as a catalyst for social goodness. I am deeply passionate about sustainable travel, zero waste living, ethical fashion and social good. I currently run North India's first zero waste guesthouse, Hara House, and am the Content Director at Causeartist.