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Raj Gyawali

Founder, socialtours

Raj has over two decades of experience working specifically on responsible tourism in practice – on the ground developing his company socialtours as the first tour company in Asia to be sustainability certified.

As a consultant he helps governments and communities develop more sustainable practices, and inserts sustainability strategies in government plans.

Raj’s work ranges from training guides in more sustainable practices, to educating customers on the practice of responsibility in tourism as travellers, developing more sustainable tourism offerings, as well as guiding governments and stakeholders in putting sustainable procedures into action.

Currently, Raj is working with the Nepal Tourism Board Crisis Cell helping stranded travelers through the collaborative #strandedinnepal campaign and on a recovery campaign to revive tourism post COVID19. He also leads the travel industry online lighthouses from Kathmandu for the Transformational Travel Council every Monday. Also working to recovery plans for his companies socialtours in Nepal, Ethical Travel Portal in Norway, and the Karma Coffee boutique also in Nepal.

Based in Kathmandu, Nepal

 

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