Tourism not only has a transformation effect on the traveller, it, perhaps more importantly, has a profoundly positive impact on the destination.

Creating infrastructure, alleviating poverty, providing an alternative for crime, empowering woman, celebrating culture, funding conservation and, in many cases, protecting land that would otherwise be exploited.


Holly’s passion for travelling the world responsibly started in 2008 when she set off on an around-the-world-without-flying adventure. After sailing, cycling, walking and hitchhiking oceans, deserts and mountain ranges, Holly returned to spread the word about sustainable travel working for Green Traveller and the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance.

Since 2010, Holly has been considered an expert in sustainable travel working as a writer and consultant. Projects include launching Wildlife Heritage Areas, creating Climate Action Plans for leading travel companies and publications, supporting the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, and part of the founding team at Tourism Declares A Climate Emergency. She is also Communications Manager for The Long Run, a collection of conservation-led lodges and travel businesses, and writes on sustainable travel for The Guardian,, The Times, and others. Her debut book, Sustainable Travel: The essential guide to positive impact adventures, was published by Quarto in June 2021.


Delphine is the Executive Director of The Long Run and has more than 20 years of experience as a socio-economist and professional conservationist. She has worked as a consultant across Africa, for international, national, and local NGOs specialising in natural resource management, marine and terrestrial conservation, community engagement, and socio-economic impact monitoring for local, national, and international organisations. She holds a PhD focused on the impacts of Marine Protected Areas. Delphine is part of the PPA strategist group of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) World Commission on Protected Areas and is a co-author of The IUCN Best Practice Guidelines for Privately Protected Areas, 2018.


Gary’s passion for travel started early. He was born in South Africa and then moved to the UK when he was nine. After graduating from university, he started travelling all over Latin America and eventually worked as an overland expedition leader from 2003 to 2005. After leaving the travel industry for a few years to live in Spain, he then joined Intrepid as their Ground Manager in Buenos Aires at the end of 2010, later becoming their Operations Manager in Peru. He then progressed through to different senior management roles and is now Intrepid’s Managing Director for Latin America.


Guillermo a business administrator with a specialization in Tourism and a Master’s degree in Marketing. He has 22 years of experience working in the tourism sector, with various companies in the industry. He started my career in the airline sector, where he worked with Delta Air Lines for 6 years, and then LATAM for another 6 years in different countries such as Venezuela, Colombia, and Chile. During his time at LATAM, he was always involved in the tourism area, working on its development with different tourism entities and organizations in South America.
In 2012, he became a partner and acquired a stake in Colombian Journeys DMC, which he has led since then. Since 2021, he became a member of the board of directors of ACOTUR (Colombian Association of Responsible Tourism), advising and supporting in all matters related to the association in Colombia. He has served as President of the board since 2022.

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