Partner, Ethical Travel Portal, Norway
Founder, socialtours, Nepal
Raj has over 20+ years of experience in sustainability in travel, honed through running responsible tourism focused businesses in Nepal and Norway and consulting for governments and initiatives in Asia, Africa and Europe on sustainable destinations development. His consultancy work has ranged from raising the competence of guides and travel companies and experience design to development of sustainable destination strategies at regional and country levels and working on resilience mechanisms in tourism.
Post-pandemic, his Norwegian operation has started also working on changing consumer behaviour and demand for sustainable tourism by educating travellers through local storytelling and by measuring the environmental and social impact of travel in a transparent manner.