A dynamic, self starter with over 20 years international experience across a wide spectrum of the tourism industry. Rachel has worked with hotels, large and small tour operators, ecotourism planners, sustainable tourism management and marketing projects, international development banks, landscape and park planning firms, governments, NGO’s, marketing organizations and hospitality and tourism attractions.

Rachel is currently the Director of Sustaining Tourism – a boutique consulting firm. She is also an Associate Professor at Ryerson University in Canada where she joined the Ted Rogers School of Tourism & Hospitality Management in 2006.
Rachel has two specialties within the tourism industry: Sustainable/responsible/ecotourism consulting and Communication, marketing and public relations implementation. Her experience includes non-profit organizations, tour companies, ecolodges and entrepreneurs.

Rachel holds a PhD from the University of Surrey in the UK and a Master of Tourism Management from Griffith University in Australia.