Anula Galewska is a tour-entrepreneur and a sustainable tourism expert with over 12 years experience in the tourism sector.
In 2012 Anula co-founded Travindy, a sustainable tourism news platform and a consulting agency. Since then, she has helped hundreds of tourism and hospitality businesses from all around the world improve their sustainability performance and communications, including Intrepid Group, TUI, Hilton, TripAdvisor, among others.
Anula has worked as a lead consultant and trainer for a number of projects in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, including EDEN and EU’s Switch Asia Program. She specialises in sustainable tourism training and certification. Over 1000 tourism professionals participated in her workshops and seminars. She is the author of the Sustainable Tourism Crash Course, and creator of the Fast-track coaching program for tour operators and hoteliers willing to obtain one of the internationally-recognised sustainability certifications. She is also an experienced auditor and worked with leading tourism certifications (Green Destinations, Green Globe, Travelife, Good Travel Seal).
Anula holds Master’s Degrees in Sociology and in Responsible Tourism Management. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences, including ITB, WTM, Arival, Web in travel, among others.
Jo Hendrickx has worked in the tourism sector for over 20 years in a variety of roles including tour-guiding, tour-operating, health and safety auditing, quality assurance and sustainability.
Since 2007 she has worked directly with accommodation providers, excursion suppliers and tour operators to help them proactively implement sustainability strategies at a practical level and was highly commended for her personal contribution to responsible tourism at the World Travel Market Responsible Tourism Awards in 2010. Having worked on waste reduction projects in tourism since 2011, Jo founded Travel Without Plastic in 2017 out of growing concern for the increasing consumption of single-use plastic products in the sector.
Since then, she has created a wide range of digital products and services that are used by hotels, hospitality businesses and tourism authorities around the world to drive a responsible approach to single-use plastic reduction. Travel Without Plastic has become a trusted name within the industry, leading Jo to deliver waste reduction training workshops for hundreds of hospitality professionals and to project manage the Futouris “Plastic Free Holidays” Program in the Balearic Islands.
She has a Master’s Degree in Responsible Tourism management and is the author of ‘Rethinking Single Use Plastic Products in Travel & Tourism’ by UNEP and the WTTC.
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Nicolas Dubrocard has been involved in sustainable tourism for the past 15 years. Starting from Morocco where he created a consultancy agency supporting small accommodations and hotels to be more sustainable and apply to become Green Key certified. He also implemented the Every Drop Counts program for The Travel Foundation in Marrakesh, Agadir and Essaouira and finally consulted for UNEP in the south oases to propose sustainable tourism options.
Then he moved to Copenhagen to become Green Key International Director and developed the certification in forty-two countries. He finally opened a new consultancy company in Asia to deal with water management (Kuoni Water Champion) and certifications (Green Globe auditor in South Asia).
For the past six years he has been teaching sustainability in tourism schools in France, Germany and South Korea. During this time, he was also involved in micro certification schemes such as the Asian Captive Elephants Standards, The PLEDGE on Food Waste, Sustainable Glamping, Sustainable Spa and Wellness and SUP-Free.
He audited more than 250 properties in 34 countries.
Svitlana Mikhalyeva has been managing the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme for the past seven years. The programme aims at implementing sustainable and circular consumption and production patterns in the tourism industry. It has three main work streams: circular economy of plastics (Global Tourism Plastics Initiative), climate change (Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism) and food systems (including food waste prevention).
Through her career, Svitlana worked for various UN agencies including UNEP, UNOPS, UNWTO and UNESCO and is specialized in areas such as: circularity, food waste, corporate social responsibility, sustainable and connected mobility, freight efficiency.
Prior to joining the United Nations, she worked within the Division of Governmental Affairs of Michelin Company and oversaw topics such as extended producer responsibility. In addition, she was responsible for Institutional Relations with local elected officials within the French Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
She holds two higher master’s degrees in International Cooperation, Development Policies and Humanitarian Action from Sorbonne University in Paris and in Public Affairs & Diplomacy from Sciences Po Toulouse (Institute of Political Studies, France). During her studies she gained knowledge and skills in public law, economy, international relations, and sociology.
She is fluent in French, English, Ukrainian and Russian languages.
Marcel Hendrickx is a former hotel general manager with extensive experience in East and West Africa as well as the UK.
In 2017 he joined the risk and safety team at Jet2Holidays, where he carried out risk and safety audits in hotels across Europe, eventually managing a team of 7 auditors coordinating audits and follow up visits as well as supporting hotels to implement changes.
Previously an auditor for Travelife for Accommodations and an accredited consultant with The PLEDGE on Food Waste, Marcel has experience in sustainability auditing and set up his own business providing sustainability solutions for hotels and the hospitality sector in 2022.