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

Deepak RajJoshi, Kathmandu, Nepal

Nominated by Suresh SinghBudal of the PATA Nepal Chapter: Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi is currently leading Nepal’s tourism recovery initiative as a coordinator for the Tourism Recovery Task Force, TRTF-Nepal. … Read More

Agnes Mucuha, Nairobi, Kenya

Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) Josephine Kuria, Lordstown Travel Group Ltd: Mrs. Agnes has qualities of a good leader which include integrity, empathy, … Read More

Peter Byrne, Tanzania

anzania and Zanzibar have reopened to a new kind of tourism. Peter Byrne, CEO of Mafia Island in Tanzania, developed a 20-point approach and introduced it at the platform: “Let’s build a persona … Read More

Dale Evans, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Charley’s Taxi has provided transportation services to Hawaii since 1938. It is proud to be a 3rd generation, woman-owned business, and Hawaii’s premier transportation provider. Safer Tourism safety and security … Read More

Prof. Geoffrey Lipman, Brussels, Belgium

Professor Geoffrey Lipman is Creative Disruption Architect and Director of, a global think tank network promoting green growth & travelism (travel & tourism) and specializing in strategy, innovation & funding. Prof. … Read More

Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica

The Hon. Edmund Bartlett today was welcomed to the International Tourism Hall of Heroes recognizing his wide-ranging expertise and accomplishments in the political arena. Honorable Edmund Bartlett has given over … Read More

Dr. Taleb Rifai, Jordan

Dr. Taleb Rifai  was born in 1949. He is a Jordanian economist who was the Secretary-General of the  United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)  based in Madrid, Spain, until December 31, 2017, having held … Read More