Roi Ariel has been focusing on responsible travel and sustainable tourism over the past decade. Before acting as GSTC General Manager, Roi managed GSTC’s communications and events.
He previously worked with UN-ESCAP researching sustainable development and green growth, and on sustainability issues with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). Prior to his move to Asia, Roi worked with Friends of the Earth Middle East in Israel as the Green Economy Initiative Advisor, a project between Israelis, Palestinians, and Jordanians, to build cross-border cooperation of tour operators.
Roi holds a master degree in Applied Economic and Social Development from the National Chengchi University in Taipei, and a bachelor degree in International Relations and Comparative Religion with a focus on Development and Asia from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. With his master thesis titled “Common Pool Resource Management and Benefit Distribution in Community Based Tourism: Two Case Studies from Smangus and Cinsbu-Xinguang, Atayal Indigenous Communities in Taiwan”, he speaks as a guest lecturer at universities and presents at academic conferences.
Roi is based in Taiwan, and in his spare time, he learns Chinese idioms and practices meditation. He is fluent in English, Hebrew, and Mandarin, with basic understanding of Thai, German, and Arabic. He also studied Sanskrit and Pali.
Consultancy for NGOs, projects, SMEs, ecolodges and ecotourism tour companies:
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Talks, lectures, workshops, and advocacy:
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Research of sustainable tourism and related fields:
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Marketing, promotion, and online presence:
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