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Selected recent consulting projectsNorway Fjords

  • Blue Flag beaches consumer research
  • Sogn og Fjordane County sustainable tourism policy integration
  • Greening festivals in Ontario

Some past consulting projects also include:

  • Conducting a waste audit and sustainability strategy for the Irie festival
  •  TIFF Sustainable Best Practices
  •  Ontario Region 7 Sustainable Tourism Strategy and Toolkit
  • Evergreen Brickworks Market Match strategy
  • Three Year Strategic Plan for the Ontario Cycle Tourism Partnership
  • Community Based Tourism Development and Policy in Jamaica
  • Course development about sustainable tourism issues for universities and colleges nation-wide
  • Assisting Kuoni Travel Ltd with corporate sustainability and developing KPI’s
  • Strategic business advice and development plans for small business
  • Training in marketing for small tourism companies about how to access markets and ensure sustainability in product development
  • Development of a community benchmarking guide for sustainable tourism development
  • Tourism research and reports for Caribbean Tourism Organization, World Bank, etc.
  • Examining potential and feasibility of development soft adventure in the Caribbean
  • Assessing global CSR in the tourism industry for the World Bank
  • Developing and writing an environmental benchmarking guide for hotels

Rachel’s work includes or has included:

  • Professor, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ryerson University (current)
  • Director, Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Research (current)
  • Environmental Advisor, The International Tourism Partnership (a programme of the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF).
  • communications and PR for tour operators and hotels/lodges
  • working with a landscape architect firm, a leisure centre, tour operators, hotels and tourist attractions
  • and work for charities such as Friends of Conservation, OMEC and other ecotourism or start-up tourism ventures.

Rachel has helped develop sustainable tourism policies, marketed companies
internationally, developed and executed PR strategies and developed partnerships.

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“Rachel was nothing short of
EXCELLENT at getting great
press and exposure for our product.”

Gary Murtagh, President,