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STI OPENS IN CANADA

Sustainable Travel International has expanded its operations into Canada, in an effort to enhance the organization’s mission to collaborate with destinations, business and travellers to implement innovative sustainable tourism development and conservation solutions that protect the environment, support adaptation to climate change, maintain sense of place, and generate economic benefits.

The new Canada office and non-profit subsidiary boasts a high profile Canadian board of directors made up of leaders in the travel sector, and is a fully integrated extension of the organization’s international operations, which is headquartered in Washington, D.C. The new office increases the non-governmental organization’s reach and expands its global impact, while supporting the advancement of sustainable tourism in Canada.

“Our working board of directors consists of talented and diverse professionals with a shared passion for sustainability in travel and tourism,” said Brian Mullis, Sustainable Travel International’s CEO and founder. “The launch of our Canadian office is a celebration of our expanding global reach, and is evidence of the increasing demand for sustainable tourism solutions in Canada. We look forward to a future of collaborative efforts and increased positive impacts.”

Canadian executive board members include: Dave Butler, Canadian Mountain Holidays; Arthur DeJong, Whistler Blackcomb; Andrea Dixon, Algonquin College; Dr. Rachel Dodds, Ryerson University; Lindsey Goodchild, Greengage Mobile; Dr. Sonya Graci, Ryerson University; Shannon Guihan, Bannikin Travel & Tourism; Dr. Patrick Maher, University of Northern British Columbia; Dr. Edward (Ted) Manning, Tourisk Inc.; Brian T. Mullis, CEO & Founder, Sustainable Travel International. (http://www.sustainabletravel.org/local/canada)

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