Responsible Tourism Networking

Responsible Tourism Networking

As an initiative from the annual seminar Tourism, Travel and Sustainable Development, started in Stockholm in 2011, we launched the first Nordic network on Responsible Tourism. The network was the spawn of the global Responsible Tourism Networking group that started at the WTM in London 2007.

The vision of the network was to become a meeting place for the international and national tourism industries in the Nordic region. The network was to act as a driving force for change and development towards a long-term sustainable future.

The aim was to host networking events across the Nordic region in combination with the tourism and travel events in Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki, but also to facilitate the possibility of interaction within the industry through other types of events.

To achieve change on our own is hard, but together in unity we can inspire and create a change for the better to all stakeholders involved in travel and tourism. You can join the network via Facebook. Let’s connect, let’s make business and let’s change the industry for the better. Join the network!

Since the launch of the initiative, RTNN joined forces with the bigger group RTN. Please join us here!

The responsible travel commitment

Our responsible travel commitment

We are committed to taking responsibility for our direct and indirect impact on the environment, people & wildlife.

Tourism is dependent on transport, food & beverage consumption and waste, all of which can have a very negative effect on people, wildlife and nature. Fair Travel aims to be transparent about what we do to address these impacts.

Handpicked partners and suppliers

We work with handpicked partners and suppliers, all of whom are required to comply with our policies and Code of Conduct on sustainable development. Find out about the Fair Travel Code of Conduct and Sustainable Development Policy.

Fair Travel recommends this code of conduct and policy as guidance for other tourism businesses.

I work in tourism. I declare a climate emergency.

In 2019 Fair Travel signed the pledge "Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency" and accept the current IPCC and state the need to cut global carbon emissions. Read the more about the pledge here.

Jeppe Klockareson

Jeppe Klockareson
Sustainable Tourism Expert

Sustainability auditor, advisor, lecturer, keynote speaker, moderator, educator, coach and inspirer

ABOUT ME

Travel defines who I am and it's something I love doing. I will continue to explore the wonders of our world. For me, travelling has been the best education of my life.

Fair Travel is owned by me, Jeppe Klockareson. My understanding and passion for responsible tourism comes from many years of travelling and a collective experience of operations, theory and development.

I was born and raised in Ystad, and have the Scanian blood running through my veins, although I've been based in Stockholm since 2005. I'm passionate about travel, nature and sustainability issues and has worked in tourism since 2004, focusing on ecotourism and responsible tourism. I've held previous positions with Basecamp Explorer and STA Travel, as Managing Director and Product Manager, and sat on the board of the Swedish Nature & Ecotourism Association for six years, which I left in 2020.

I've been instrumental in developing specialized sustainable tourism training programs for travel trade professionals in cooperation with higher vocational educations in Sweden and I'm a returning teacher and speaker both in Sweden and beyond, on training workshops and capacity building for sustainable tourism development.

I was employed as Country Representative Sweden of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) between 2018-2020, an organization that I'm also certified by since 2017 in sustainable tourism.

Of all the many experiences around the world that have most influenced me, my favourites would have to be: visiting the gorillas in Rwanda; swimming with whale sharks in Mozambique; the magnificent wildlife of the Galapagos; lurking over the edge of the magnificent Kaieteur Falls in Guyana; witnessing the mystique of Easter Island; experiencing in the hospitality of Dominica and the atmosphere in Old Havana. As a result of my many travels, my most in depth knowledge (beyond Scandinavia) covers South America, Africa, Asia and Australasia.

Travel defines who I am and it's something I love doing. I will continue to explore the wonders of our world. For me, travelling has been the best education of my life.

If I could sum my approach to travel and tourism up in one phrase, it would be this:

Minds are like parachutes. They work better when they're open.

Jeppe holds a Certificate in Sustainable Tourism (GSTC STTP) and another Certificate in Project Management for Sustainable Development (PM4SD).

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