Caragh Curran is the founder and managing director of Sustainable Tourism Consultants Ltd., which works with governments, destinations, venture capital, public investment funds and private sector companies to build strong and sustainable businesses and successful tourism destinations. With over 20 years leadership experience in high growth, fast paced organizations in the public & private sector, she has a successful track record in building teams and companies from the ground up. She is a strong advocate and believer that tourism is a force for good in the world. She is passionate about disruptive ideas, sustainability and technology and is known as a sharp trouble-shooter.
Caragh is an experienced tourism strategist, destination manager and marketer who has played a leadership role in the successful development, management and marketing of a number of leading tourism destinations. She has been consulting since 2002 and has worked extensively in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Before setting up her own consulting firm, Caragh worked with the Public Investment Fund in Saudi Arabia as Executive Director of Marketing & Communications for the Red Sea Development Project. She also held leadership roles at Expo 2020 and RAKTDA, where she advised on the long-term vision and operations of the business as well as key growth initiatives. Prior to moving to the Middle East, Caragh spent eleven years with the Irish Tourism Development Authority in Ireland.
Her qualifications include an MBA, M.SC in Tourism Management & Marketing, BA in European Studies, Professional Qualifications in Digital Marketing & Sustainable Tourism.