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PORTFOLIO

 

WRITING

 

BUFFET (Building an Understanding For Food Excess in Tourism) A PATA Sustainability Report

There is a huge opportunity for the tourism and hospitality industry in the Asia Pacific region to take a bite out of the food waste problem. This report aims to evaluate the opportunities for the industry and region to step up to the plate and do our part. (May 2019)

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Perspective: Animals in Entertainment

Should animals be used for entertainment? What value – from an educational, preservation or scientific perspective – is there to animal attractions in the Asia Pacific? (May 2017)

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How to be a Responsible Traveler when Visiting an Elephant Attraction in the Asia Pacific Region

Are you planning a trip to Asia and thinking of visiting an elephant attraction? If so, here are some questions to consider in order to help you make an informed choice. (May 2017)

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Why We Launched the Food Waste Report

Globally, 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted. The hospitality and retail food industry contributes to nearly 40% of food waste.

Food that ends up in landfill emits methane, which is roughly 30 times more harmful than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. In addition, while 842 billion people worldwide go undernourished every year, as much as one third of food produced for human consumption will never reach those who need it most. (May 2019)

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The Role of Elephants in Asian Cultures and Communities

Many Asian cultures have been living and working with elephants for centuries. The first reports of elephant domestication were in the Indus Valley civilization in South Asia as early as 2500 BC[1]. Due to their high intelligence, elephants have been able to develop a unique relationship with humans, leading to their use as working animals aiding in tasks such as logging, transportation, and warfare[2]. As such, throughout Asian art and culture, elephants have come to serve as a source of admiration, symbolizing positive attributes including strength and power, royalty, intelligence, longevity, luck and fortune. (May 2017)

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Issues & Trends: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Visitor Economy – from Semantics to Integrity

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become more important to businesses. As the tourism industry is covered by many other sectors such as education, transportation and hospitality, it’s easier to spread the responsibility throughout other sectors to be better to our earth.

In this edition of Issues & Trends the subject CSR will be the main focus. How it works, how it is implemented to integration. By using some examples, as well as how PATA preaches CSR, is given throughout this Issues & Trends. (July 2013)

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IN THE MEDIA

 

No Vacancy #156: Stop Food Waste Now! Death of Room Service and What to Do About it

New No Vacancy Podcast!!! First, Bryan Estep, Chief Revenue Officer at iSeatz on how to make money off food as room service declines. Then, Chi Lo, Sustainability & Social Responsibility, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) on a new study regarding food waste and how to stop it.

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Do well by doing gooD

PATA’s Sustainability & Social Responsibility Specialist Chi Lo shares why CSR is important and examples of travel companies doing it right. (September 2018)

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Asia Pacific Ecotourism Trends

More people are travelling now than ever before. Given the rise of visitor arrivals and increased trips to natural areas including ecologically sensitive ones as well as places where local culture is a highlight, uphold ecotourism principles have become important so as to minimise negative impacts on people and the environment. Gaia Discovery’s publisher Mallika Naguran speaks to three industry experts for their views on ecotourism trends, developments and industry movements toward sustainability. (March 2017)

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Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality Alumni Spotlight

Nonprofit Tourism. Chi Lo came to the Tisch Center to change the world through tourism. (February 2015)

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Sustainable travel: Asia’s catching up

[Magazine Exclusive] The tide of sustainable travel is sweeping across Asia Pacific, thanks to a growing awareness of sustainable development, eco-conscious travellers and smart hoteliers who understand the business case for doing so. (May 2015)

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CONTRIBUTIONS

 

UN Global Report on Women in Tourism 2010

This report was commissioned to examine how and to what degree tourism can positively impact the lives of women in developing regions of the world. By examining the current status of women in tourism and establishing a set of indicators to monitor the impact of tourism on women on an ongoing basis, the study is designed to help provide a framework for improved policymaking concerning women and tourism in the future. (2010)

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COMMUNITY

 

GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE TOURISM COUNCIL

Member of the Board of Directors (2013-present)

Secretary of the Board (2013-present)


World Tourism Association for Culture & Heritage

Member of Advisory Board (2019-present)


South Seattle Cooperative Preschool

Just Walkers Class Co-Chair (2017-2018)



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