Xploring Sustainable Tourism with Robin Barker, FTMI.
Robin is a tourism leader, spokesperson and conference speaker, as well as organiser of the UK's top tourism awards schemes - holding the prestigious 'Outstanding' Awards Trust Mark - connecting with businesses and sponsors across the UK.
He is currently holding the position of Chairman for Visit Exmoor, was a past President and now Head of Events for Tourism Management Institute. He is Director of the Tourism Alliance and Services for Tourism, as well as a spokesperson for the South West Tourism Alliance. Robin is on England's premier tourism awards schemes (www.southwesttourismawards.org.uk) covering southern England involving 900+ businesses and year-round quality development, as well as the (normally) annual West Country Tourism Conference.
In our interview Robin talks about the educational needs, skills and plans required for sustainable tourism to happen at a destination management level plus examples of DMO successes executed in America.