Sustainable Tourism Consultants is an independent consulting firm with European roots and global reach. We are specialists in the tourism, hospitality and entertainment industry with extensive experience in strategy development and implementation, destination development and management, experience development, investment promotion, smart tourism and destination marketing.
After 20 years working for governments and tourist boards in Europe and the Middle East, we decided to alter direction. Now, we share our passion by helping others to create competitive and sustainable destinations and products.
We help our clients realize their goals by applying our deep industry and functional expertise to understand and address their specific needs. We offer tailored solutions for complex business environments and provide critical direction and insights that help clients make transformation real by delivering measurable growth and sustainable results. Our ramp up process is designed to empower your team.
Our consultants are passionate and highly engaged with a pragmatic, innovative and entrepreneurial mindset. We are committed to our clients and we listen and work closely with them to achieve their full potential. We are committed and passionate to deliver excellence in all our work. We operate as trusted advisors to top management and governments and provide hands-on implementation support to deliver sustainable strategies.
We are experts in delivering "Build, Operate, Transfer" projects, where we establish, develop and activate new business units and programs on behalf of our clients and support them, particularly in the start-up phase of the projects, enabling them to implement global best practices with strong supports during the initial implementation phases of the programs. Hire experts with a proven track record that can support you on your journey.
Tourism is one of the largest, most dynamic and fastest developing economic sectors in the world. It is a key driver of socio-economic progress through the creation of jobs and enterprises, export revenues and infrastructure development. Despite occasional shocks, tourism has shown continued growth and, as a result, increasing competition among destinations and tourism suppliers.
With over 1.2 billion tourists currently crossing borders each year, tourism has wide ranging impacts on societies, the environment and the economies of tourism destinations. Representing 10% of world GDP, 1 in every 10 jobs and 7% of global exports: Tourism offers enormous opportunities if developed sustainably. It can provide long-lasting benefits to countries and local communities, but it also offers the private sector opportunities to stimulate competitiveness and increase profits (UNWTO).
The challenge going forward is to maximise the economic and social benefits that tourism offers and minimise and mitigate any potential negative impacts. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has set out the path that we all must embrace to achieve these important goals. This is our vision and we want to work with partners that share these goals.
We support the achievement of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, which address the greatest challenges facing humanity. Tourism is unique, in that it has the potential to contribute, directly or indirectly, to all of the goals. Achieving this agenda, however, requires a clear implementation framework, adequate financing and investment in technology, infrastructure and human resources. As one of the largest and fastest growing economic sectors in the world, tourism has been proven to foster economic growth and development at all levels and provide income through job creation, especially at community level, promoting entrepreneurship and small businesses. We strive to be one of the top consulting firms focused on sustainable and regenerative tourism.