Pacific Asia sustainable tourism

Steve Noakes has been involved in the travel and tourism industry for 40 years, and is a long term advocate for sustainable tourism practices across the Asia Pacific region. He is founder of Pacific Asia Tourism, an international project management company focused on tourism’s capacity to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism. He is also Director/part-owner of Ecolodges Indonesia & EcoSafari Indonesia, operating ecolodges and inbound tours with a wildlife and biodiversity conservation focus across Indonesia, and Chairperson of the Board of Binna Burra Mountain Lodge in the world heritage listed Lamington National Park in Australia.

In 2008, Steve was honoured with the inaugural Ecotourism Australia Medal, recognizing his active engagement in the Australian and international ecotourism industry. He was the lead Asia Pacific representative in the development of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

He has also been an active participant on the UNWTO Panel of Tourism Experts and the World Committee on Tourism Ethics, contributing to a number of UNWTO projects in Asia and East Africa. He the past two decades, has served as an Adjunct/Visiting Professor in Sustainable Tourism, at Universities in Australia, Norway and Finland. Nowadays, he is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Griffith Institute for Tourism, Griffith University, Australia, and teaches the full semester Sustainable Tourism & Indigenous Cultures, subject at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia.

Field of expertise:
Tourism and market insights
Sustainability and responsible tourism
Destination development
Product and concept development
Strategy and business development
Technology and innovation
Architecture and engineering
Sales and marketing
Investments and funding
Other
Branding, design and storytelling
Type of service:
Speech, lecture, workshop, course
Mentoring and coaching
Consulting and project management
Design and creative work
Qualification:
Industry experience
Other
Relevant higher education
Certified in the field
University lecturer/professor or similar
Traveloper type:
Agency
Freelancer
Tourism professional
Other