Eric Ricaurte

Lead Consultan, UNWTO report, Sustainable Cruise Development Strategies: Tackling the Challenges in Itinerary Design in South-East Asia

Eric Ricaurte

Lead Consultan, UNWTO report, Sustainable Cruise Development Strategies: Tackling the Challenges in Itinerary Design in South-East Asia

Biography

Founder of Greenview, Eric has helped several global hospitality companies and events measure and report on sustainability, in addition to his 10 years of experience in operations and consulting in diverse nature and cultural tourism projects globally. Eric is a frequent speaker, organizer, and researcher in the topic of sustainability within the industry. His notable industry work includes authoring the Cornell study “Developing a Sustainability Measurement Framework for Hotels: Toward an Industrywide Reporting Structure” and serving as technical consultant for Phase 1 of the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative, a joint program of the International Tourism Partnership and the World Travel & Tourism Council to standardize carbon metrics across the industry. Eric has consulted globally for hotel properties; hospitality companies; hospitality vendors; tour operators, attractions and complexes; industry associations; citywide event organizers; and tourism DMOs/CVBs. Eric is an adjunct instructor in sustainable tourism at New York University, a research associate at the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research, a member of the International Standards Working Group of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, a member of the ASTM Technical Committee 60.02 for Sustainable Events Practitioner Panel, and a judge for the National Geographic Society & ITB Berlin 2015 World Legacy Awards. Eric earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and a Master of Science degree in Tourism & Travel Management from New York University.

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