Annette Cardenas, Panama

The 2024 SKAL International President Annette Cardenas brings a wealth of experience and a rich professional background to her role. Her theme for 2024, “Building Bridges in the New Era … Read More

Burkhard Herbote, Germany

Burkhard Herbote, Editor World Tourism Directory, Founding Member International Chamber of Travel & Tourism, Advisor International Institute for Peace through Tourism, board member of the World Tourism Network, an expert … Read More

Max Haberstroh, Germany

Tourism Hero Max Haberstroh lives in Germany. He has been involved in Travel and Tourism for over 30 years on long and short-term assignments, mostly for government and non-government organizations … Read More

Jeffrey Durup, Seychelles

Jeffrey Durup was nominated as a Tourism Hero by Alain St. Ange, the former minister of Tourism for Seychelles. Mr.Durup launched his scuba diving excursions from the Island of La … Read More

Anthony Barker, Da Nang, Vietnam

Anthony Barker is one of the leading figures of Vietnamese wildlife conservation in the hospitality industry and an expert in the protection of the red-shanked douc langur, a native species … Read More

Ivan Liptuga, Ukraine

Ivan Liptuga is from the beautiful Ukrainian Black Sea resort town of Odessa in southern Ukraine. It’s known for its beaches and 19th-century architecture, including the Odessa Opera and Ballet … Read More

Dov Kalmann, Israel

During the first chapter of the Covid-19 pandemic when the global tourism industry was at a full standstill, Dov renamed his marketing & PR company to “Terranova Tourism Marketing & … Read More

The Anonymous Tourism Hero

Tourism is composed of thousands of people who unselfishly create bonds between individuals, cultures and nations. These tourism stars are the industry’s unsung heroes who bring light to a world … Read More

Frank Comito, FL, USA & Bahamas

Frank has 40 years+ of experience in tourism and economic development, organization management, government affairs, project management, workforce development, research, and in providing business and investor support on a range … Read More

Karolin Troubetzkoy, St. Lucia

Karolin Troubetzkoy is the Executive Director, Marketing and Operations of Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain Resorts in Soufriere, Saint Lucia, a position she held since 1986. From March 2010 to … Read More

Paul Rogers, NSW, Australia

Founder of Planet Happiness He understands the needs of destinations in terms of building back better; shares information about our product offering; builds synergies with destinations and other partners to … Read More

Mary Rhodes, Guam

Mary Rhodes is president of the Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association. Mary Rhodes has been President of the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association. During 2020 and 2021, Mrs. Rhodes has … Read More

Michael Nahon, Paris, France

Michel Nahon is the Associate Director of Voyage Solidaire par Velvet Globe. Voyage Solidaire is an association created in 2010 as a group or laboratory of ideas between professionals of … Read More

Yanina Gavrilova, Kyiv, Ukraine

Yanina Gavrilova is the Head of the Board of the Civic Union “Ukrainian Tourist Guides Association” since the beginning (2016). Now the “Ukrainian Tourist Guides Association” is the leading trade … Read More

Nicolás Villalobos, Canary Islands, Spain

In March 2020 because of COVID-19, the Spanish government such as other administrations around the world imposed the alarm-state: Companies, schools, industries, airports, ports, trains,…everything was closed. Citizens could not … Read More

Kornelia Ferizaj, Albania

Kornelia Ferizaj is the General Director of Albania National Tourism Agency.She was nominated a a tourism hero by WTN Balkan president Aleksandra Gardasevic-Slavuljica Like the rest of the Balkan countries, Albania is facing a … Read More

Abigail Olagbaye, Nigeria

Head of ATB Technology, Innovation, Free Movement and Facilitation. Abigail is the ambassador for the African Tourism Board.She had been working in travel and tourism for 15 years. She is … Read More