In this episode, Josie and Debbie interview Eliza Raymond, Co-Founder of GOOD Travel. Eliza shares honestly and openly the way her life journey has challenged and changed her thinking about what it means to be a global citizen, and the role travel can play in that. It’s a reminder that we’re all evolving as we try to understand what regenerative thinking means for travel and tourism.
Eliza describes how global citizenship requires an understanding of our interconnectedness and interdependency with each other and our planet, echoing the living systems principles we have been exploring as we seek to reframe our communities and visitor economy as diverse, living ecosystems. She highlighted the leading role social enterprises can play in this shift to a regenerative model, and also allowed us to explore the responsibility of the traveller to join us in this journey.
We’re thrilled to share Eliza’s story, as both a tourism operator and an academic, bridging the gap between research, advocacy, and action. We hope you find much to ponder from the thoughts Eliza shares.