"The only way to make positive changes for animals in tourism is to understand what motivates people to change, once you know that you can really start to make a difference".
“Collaboration and a consistent approach are essential to generating a positive future for the animals, environment, local people and destination economies where animals are used for tourist activities”.
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We are aiming to achieve worldwide positive changes to the use of animals in tourism that guarantee improved standards, better customer experiences and vibrant local economies by providing services which offer a sound investment in the future of your business.
With over 20 years tourism and business experience alongside training in animal welfare and animal attraction auditing experience, we are well informed and bring a balanced, impartial and solution orientated approach to this challenging topic.
Again, a founding partner of Global Spirit, Jo is trained in Animal Welfare, has co authored Global Spirit’s comprehensive, peer reviewed audits and created a number of post audit support tools in order to assess and drive implementation of a global set of criteria across captive and wildlife attractions.
A passionate advocate for sustainable tourism, Jo has dedicated a significant part of her tourism career to working with diverse teams of people to create tourism products which respect the natural environment, improve livelihoods opportunities and engage holidaymakers.
Galvanising these people to make a difference together with understanding the importance of delivering benefits to all project stakeholders has been the key to her success, and she continues to take a ‘solutions focused’ approach to making positive changes for Animals in Tourism and the people responsible for their welfare.
A founding partner of Global Spirit, Hayley is trained in Animal Welfare, has co authored Global Spirit’s comprehensive, peer reviewed audits and created a number of post audit support tools in order to assess and drive implementation of a global set of criteria across captive and wildlife attractions.
Originally from a professional and SME background, her drive to generate positive change and create opportunities at a community level sparked an initial interest in the responsible tourism agenda which was quickly followed with a move to the tourism industry.
Her extensive business skills allowed for an easy career transition where she became recognised within the responsible tourism network and involved in driving the agenda forward. She now harnesses her passion for community development and responsible tourism through the topic of animals in tourism.
We focus on providing services that benefit you, so what do you get from working with Global Spirit?
You have a company who knows how important it is to work with you, find solutions that fit within your budgets and achieve the outcomes that you have identified as being important to your business.
You benefit from a dual approach to all of the work we do. This unique way of working gives you access to our individual skills and methodologies which combine to provide a thorough and well informed service.
You have the solution to managing the complex issues surrounding the use of #AnimalsInTourism and the resource and expert help to support you in successfully managing your 'Animal Footprint'.
You can be confident that we bring a well informed, balanced, impartial and solution orientated approach to this challenging topic with significant tourism and business experience between us, alongside our training in animal welfare. This guarantees that we will take into account the complexity of animal welfare issues together with financial concerns, the importance of great customer experiences, the challenges faced from focused attention on the social and ethical performance of tourism businesses and the impacts of targeted campaign activity.
You will be meeting your wider CSR objectives with our commitment to supporting vibrant local economies and conserving environments, so not only will we help you master an approach to the use of animals in tourism, but we can help you on your way to building long term consumer trust as a strong foundation for a sustainable business model.
Animals in Tourism Specialists