Travel + Leisure’s Global Vision Awards 2020: How We Chose the Panel and Honorees
Travel + Leisure’s Global Vision Awards aims to identify and honor companies, individuals, destinations, and organizations taking strides to develop more sustainable and responsible travel products, practices, and experiences. Not only are they demonstrating thought leadership and creative problem-solving, they are taking actionable, quantifiable steps to protect communities and environments around the world. What’s more, they are inspiring their industry colleagues and travelers to do their part.
In order to ensure a broad spectrum of innovations were represented in the Global Vision Awards, Travel + Leisure editors assembled a panel of experts (below) across the travel, hospitality, and retail industries, as well as the non-profit sector. These thought-leaders have made concerted efforts to support more eco-friendly and responsible initiatives in their personal and professional lives. Each person submitted a list of nominations, along with a short explanation for each pick. Those nominations were then vetted by contributor Jeff Chu and the editors of Travel + Leisure.
Deborah Calmeyer is the chief executive officer of luxury safari outfitter Roar Africa.
Susie Ellis is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Global Wellness Institute.
Neil Jacobs is the chief executive officer of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.
Sven-Olof Lindblad is the chief executive officer of expedition-cruise operator Lindblad Expeditions.
Nate Mook is the executive director of World Central Kitchen, an non-governmental not-for-profit organization providing food relief after natural disasters.
Nichole Powell is the founder and CEO of sustainable personal-care brand Kinfield.
And the editors of Travel + Leisure.