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Amanda Ho


Regenerative Travel




Regenerative Travel










What makes Amanda Ho a Global Shaker?

New Yorker Amanda Ho is the Co-Founder and Brand Director of Regenerative Travel, an online travel platform dedicated to connecting conscious travelers to selected luxury eco-hotels around the world.

The partner hotels, tour operators and travel agents practice good resource management within and beyond their boundaries, working with local communities to promote a healthier lifestyle. They focus on community engagement, working to improve local education, health and economic development; sustainable food sourcing; environmental initiatives; and specialise in providing authentic experiences.

“We aim to be stewards of the environment by making it easy to travel consciously and creating positive impact around the world,” the Regenerative Travel website reads.

An experienced writer and editor, Ho holds a degree in Communications, Journalism and Media from the State University of New York College at Genesco. After graduation she set up the popular Electrify magazine, a multi-media lifestyle publication, and worked as publicist at Plexi PR.

Regenerative Travel is a collaboration with David Leventhal (see profile), the co-founder of Mexican eco-luxury resort Playa Viva, who realised that guests were struggling to find similar locations around the world.

Regenerative Travel recently held its first ever 3-day virtual summit, to unite global stakeholders and independent travel companies dedicated to environmental and social impact progress in tourism and hospitality. The speakers included Dereck Joubert, a 7-time Emmy award-winning filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, who is also the founder of the Great Plains Conservation.

Writing about the event, Ho said that more than 1,800 people attended and more than 40 conservation experts, environmental economists, business owners, hoteliers, and journalists were engaged as speakers. She identified three key themes: Local communities need to be involved in travel; Collaboration and education is imperative; Diversity, whether in the representation of workers, in marketing material, or in how work is funding, is “key to enact long-lasting positive change.”

Ho has spoken as a travel leader at conferences including LE Miami, PURE Life Experiences, Conscious Festival and the Impact Travel Alliance (See Kelley Louise profile).

Tags: Responsible Travel, Sustainable Tourism, USA

Last updated: October 2, 2020