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Sustainable Tourism International Ltd.

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Mr. Geoff Hyde M.Sc. (Tourism Planning/Development Economics), B.A. (Leisure Planning) is the Managing Director and Principal Consultant of Sustainable Tourism International Ltd. (STIL), a registered tourism consultancy company dedicated to the principles of sustainable tourism as a tool for socio-economic development. He has 30 years of work experience, mainly in Developing Island countries, as a Tourism Development Planner, Project Manager, Team Leader, Technical Adviser, Industry Trainer, Lecturer, Author and Business Consultant. He is currently assisting the Vanuatu Department of Tourism with their Tourism Recovery Plan to tackle the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic which has closed borders and shut down the tourism sector. He is assisting with the implementation of the Vanuatu Sustainable Tourism Strategy 2021 to 2025, which is aligned to the GSTC Destination Criteria, the National Sustainable Development Plan, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, focused on the following four themes, :
o    Wellbeing: through High Value, Low Impact Tourism
o    Resilience: through Niche Tourism Product Development
o    Diversification: through Agritourism
o    Sustainability: through Certification, Investment and Ni-Vanuatu Entrepreneurship
He is involved in projects and programs that include capacity development, tourism investment, destination marketing, infrastructure development, product development and human resource development. All of which are guided by climate change education.
Climate Action Plan Pending