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Selected recent consulting projectsNorway Fjords

  • Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska Sustainable Tourism Visioning (US Forestry Service)
  • Consumer research for Blue Flag certified beaches (Environmental Defence)

Some past consulting projects also include:

  • Sogn og Fjordane County, Norway sustainable tourism policy integration
  • Facilitation for the Ontario Tourism Industry Act (TIA)
  • Sustainability and waste audits for festivals: Irie, Pride & Mariposa Folk festival
  • Sustainability strategies/best practices/assessments for TIFF, Irie Festival, Kuoni
  • Strategic / Marketing plans for the Ontario Cycle Tourism Partnership, Evergreen Brickworks, Ontario Region 7 (RTO 7)
  • Course development about sustainable tourism issues for universities and colleges nation-wide
  • Marketing training for small tourism companies on accessing markets and ensuring sustainability in product development
  • Development of a community benchmarking guide for sustainable tourism development & community based tourism policies for countries
  • Tourism research and reports for funding agencies such as the World Bank, etc.
  • Examining potential and feasibility of development soft adventure in the Caribbean (Caribbean Tourism Organization)
  • Assessing global CSR in the tourism industry for the World Bank
  • Developing and writing an environmental benchmarking guide for hotels (WWF, etc.)

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,
ElderTreks