Animals in Tourism Specialists
“I believe that when we have animals in captivity or used within the tourist industry we have an obligation to understand their needs and to care for them as well as we can".
"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, a consistent approach and engagement with the suppliers is essential to achieve positive change"
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“My passion lies with providing the best for animals in captive care, identifying solutions which offer natural and stress-free environments whilst supporting facilities in achieving their goals".
Michael Huxley is the founder of Bemused Backpacker, one of the UKs leading travel websites, and has been featured in some of the worlds largest print and TV media including the BBC, The Guardian, USA Today and many more.
He is a passionate advocate for animal welfare within the travel industry and uses his platform to promote positive change in wildlife tourism and conservation.
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With a full career focused on the welfare of animals, Stuart brings a unique understanding and new perspective to the role of an Animals In Tourism auditor.
Having gained significant experience on rehabilitation projects within various African countries, covering rescue, capture and reintroduction then progressing to managing collections at UK zoo’s and safari parks, we are pleased to now introduce him as one of Global Spirit's skilled contractors.
“The travel industry can play a positive role in the future of animal welfare and conservation and with the right education, awareness and influence, can provide a significant change for the better."
Starting out with a diploma in Animal Science and Care and then Veterinary Nursing from Waikato Polytechnic, NZ, Jane
dedicated the start of her career working as a ZooKeeper for Hamilton Zoological Park, N.Z where she maintained the health, safety and welfare of 600 native New Zealand and exotic animals including birds, reptiles and mammals.
Taking this experience with her to the television industry, she has also worked on wildlife programs, including Wild Thing and Wild Watch for CITV and BBC’s Battersea Dog’s Home and now, Global Spirit is happy to introduce her as another of our skilled contractors.
With significant tourism and business experience alongside an indepth knowledge of industry established criteria, our team brings a well informed, balanced, impartial and solution orientated approach to the auditing of Animals In Tourism.
Previously a founding partner of Global Spirit and now one of Global Spirit Animals In Tourism auditing team. Jo also co-authored Global Spirit’s comprehensive, peer reviewed audits, is trained in Animal Welfare and has conducted audits at over 70 captive animal facilities.
As an independent contractor for Global Spirit Animals In Tourism Ltd, she continues to take a ‘solutions focused’ approach to making positive changes for Animals in Tourism and the people responsible for their welfare.
An original founding partner of Global Spirit and now the sole director of Global Spirit Animals In Tourism Ltd. Hayley co-authored Global Spirit’s comprehensive, peer reviewed audits and created the support tools and services which have been successful in facilitating the implementation of a global set of criteria across captive animal and wildlife attractions since 2015.
She is a skilled auditor, expert at building positive working relationships and trained in animal welfare. By the end of 2018, she will have conducted over 100 captive animal audits.
You have a company who knows how important it is to work with you and your suppliers, focused on providing detailed information and practical solutions to help you determine the best way forward for your business.
You receive the expert assistance needed to support you in successfully managing your 'Animal Footprint'.
You benefit from a dual approach to all of the work we do with two auditors undertaking each audit. This unique way of working gives you access to a wealth of individual skills which combine to provide a thorough and consistent service.
You can establish a pro-active response to Animals In Tourism issues, being better placed to balance the complexity of the topic with financial concerns, the importance of great customer experiences, and the impacts of targeted campaign activity.