Join Megan Epler Wood for her new V-Log where she will give her take, interview experts, and answer crowdsourced questions on the hot topics in the travel and tourism universe. The V-Log will take on the tough concepts in sustainable tourism and summarize issues for an on-line, mobile, video audience.

Producer: Tanner C. Knorr, Program Manager, EplerWood International

Episode Content:

  • My Take: Megan Epler Wood gives a summary of the topic (5 min)
  • Interview: Megan Epler Wood interviews experts on their specialty in the travel & tourism industry (10 min)

Season 1 – Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet (2019)

Ten episodes will cover industry solutions to the global travel and tourism overtourism crisis. Each industry representative from leading tour operators, aviation, cruise, and hotels will bring insights into the challenges to manage the footprint of their sector while maintaining a market edge.

Confirmed guests:

  • Justin Francis, CEO, Responsibletravel.com 
  • Amber Marie Beard, Former V.P. of Six Senses and new team member EWI 
  • Keith Vincent, CEO, Wilderness Safaris
  • Dr. Stephen M. Ervin, Assistant Dean for Information Technology, Harvard University Graduate School of Design  
  • Bret Love, Editor-in-Chief, Green Global Travel; Co-Founder, Green Travel Media
  • Dr. Mark Milstein, Director of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University
  • Kevin Molony, Leader, New Orleans Sustainable Tourism Task Force
  • Brett Tollman, CEO of The Travel Corporation 
  • Doug Lansky, Travel Writer, Author, Speaker, & Destination Development Advisor

Season 1 Episodes:

Season 1, Introduction: EplerWood International V-Log

Join Megan Epler Wood for her new V-Log where she will give her take, interview experts, and answer crowdsourced questions on the hot topics in the travel and tourism universe. The V-Log will take on the tough concepts in sustainable tourism and summarize issues for an on-line, mobile, video audience.

Most Recent Episodes:

In this episode, Megan Epler Wood discusses how GIS and Geodesign can be used in the tourism planning field to make destinations more sustainable. We are joined by Dr. Stephen Ervin, Assistant Dean for Information Technology at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture, and Senior Research Advisor to the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities.

In this episode, Megan Epler Wood discusses how tourism to New Orleans effects local residents and how measuring overtourism impacts can help manage the destination. We are joined by Kevin Molony, Leader, New Orleans Sustainable Tourism Task Force; Owner, Royal Insider.

In this episode, Megan Epler Wood discusses the state of financing of asset management and possibility of business and government working together to develop sustainable destinations. We are joined by Mark Milstein, Clinical Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University.

In this episode, Megan Epler Wood discusses the current travel media landscape and its effect on sustainable tourism reporting. We are joined by Bret Love, CEO of Green Travel Media and Editor in Chief & Co-Founder of Green Global Travel.

Season 2 – Ecotourism and Sustainable Development (2020)

Ten episodes will cover destinations in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe.  Each region will discuss business challenges, the role of ecotourism business in conservation, and the development of strategies to conserve large regions via governmental and private sector cooperation with communities as primary beneficiaries.

Host

Megan Epler Wood is an accomplished communicator and an internationally acknowledged expert on sustainable tourism and ecotourism.

She has worked for over 30 years with major international institutions to communicate key environmental themes including, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, National Geographic, and World Wildlife Fund-U.S. She has produced programs with major figures in the field of conservation including David Attenborough, Jimmy Stewart, George Plimpton, David Western, and Sylvia Earle. A former video, AV and live event producer, Epler Wood is also an award-winning natural history film producer with international and national broadcast credits. LEARN MORE

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