We don’t just believe that travel can make the world a better place, we prove that it can.
We are thrilled that many of the world’s top travel companies, hotel groups, tourism boards and travel associations hire us to help them achieve the goal of sustainable tourism success. Our professional network and global expertise run deep - we know the people and places that are leading the way to a brighter travel future based upon innovation, impact and sustainability leadership. After all, we have helped them to get there.
As sustainable tourism pioneers and ecotourism experts, we are a team of branding and marketing professionals, and top writers and storytellers, able to craft winning content and strategies that enable businesses and destinations to reach today’s experiential traveler. Passionate in our work and tireless in our pursuit of excellence, we make travel matter for local people and our precious planet. Building more successful travel businesses and more sustainable destinations - from urban neighborhoods to countryside retreats, and from wilderness reserves to island archipelagos - is at the heart of what we do.
Global demand is steadily rising for sustainable tourism destinations, hotels and tour operators
- Virtuoso Travel Trends Report, 2018
WE HAVE WORKED WITH COMPANIES AND COUNTRIES ACROSS THE AMERICAS, AFRICA, ASIA AND EUROPE
WE ARE RECOGNIZED AS GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE TOURISM EXPERTS AND TRAVEL INDUSTRY LEADERS
WE HELP GOVERNMENTS AND BUSINESSES ADVANCE TOURISM FOR CONSERVATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
ECOTOURISM PRODUCTS AND ACTIVITIES
PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL WRITING, STORYTELLING AND BLOGGING
BRANDING, MARKETING AND WEBSITE CONTENT CREATION
CONSERVATION AND COMMUNITY-BASED TOURISM
SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION AND TRAINING WORKSHOPS
DESTINATION MANAGEMENT AND STEWARDSHIP
TRAVEL THOUGHT LEADERSHIP AND INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKING
Our consulting work for one of the world’s most famous brands includes establishing the criteria and vetting process for the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World Collection. Additionally, Costas is an Editor at Large for National Geographic Traveler magazine and serves as Senior Advisor for Sustainable Tourism for National Geographic Expeditions.
Since 2009, we have worked with Virtuoso - the world’s largest and most prestigious luxury travel network - to develop and oversee the Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Leadership Awards, and carry out sustainability trainings and workshops for Virtuoso staff, partners and travel agents. Costas serves as Virtuoso’s Global Sustainability Strategist and is a contributing writer for Virtuoso Life magazine.
When the owners of award-winning resort The Brando in Tahiti - and other Pacific Beachcomber-owned travel brands across French Polynesia - wanted to tell their company story in a dynamic and compelling way while expanding sustainable best practices across their hospitality portfolio, they came to Costas Christ | Beyond Green Travel. We work closely with The Brando and Pacific Beachcomber to develop and implement sustainability leadership initiatives, along with storytelling and brand content.
For nearly a decade, we have worked with The Travel Corporation - one of the world’s largest and most successful travel companies - from advising on sustainable tourism best practices to storytelling and brand promotion. We work closely with the Chairman and senior executive team for success, and are also actively engaged with their TreadRight Foundation to support wildlife conservation, community development and cultural heritage preservation.
When CNN Founder and renowned conservationist Ted Turner set aside more than a million acres of private wilderness in North America to advance conservation and create a world-class ecotourism destination, he hired Costas Christ | Beyond Green Travel to help tell their conservation story and serve as strategic advisors on ecotourism development and planning, along with brand building, sales and marketing.
After more than four decades of civil war, the Government of Colombia hired Costas Christ | Beyond Green Travel to develop a peace through sustainable tourism development plan for the country. Colombia’s President received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 for his work in ending the civil war and Costas received the International Peace Through Tourism Award one year later for his work in Colombia. Our team continues to work closely with ProColombia, the country’s international promotion agency, in destination branding and sustainable tourism strategies.
Other CURRENT AND PAST CLIENTS INCLUDE:
BIG FIVE TOURS AND EXPEDITIONS
ACCOR HOTEL GROUP
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA RESORTS
SIX SENSES RESORTS AND SPAS
NORTH ISLAND SEYCHELLES
NOMADIC EXPEDITIONS MONGOLIA
FAIRMONT HOTELS AND RESORTS
GULF STATE PARK, ALABAMA
WORLD TRAVEL AND TOURISM COUNCIL
BOTSWANA TOURISM BOARD
SOUTH AFRICA TOURISM BOARD
IDEA FOUNDATION (FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM PLANNING), ARMENIA
UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION
WORLD BANK GROUP
KINGDOM OF BHUTAN
MINISTRY OF TOURISM MONTENEGRO
BELIZE TOURISM BOARD
CUIXMALA WILDERNESS ESTATE
HACIENDA DE SAN ANTONIO
JETWING HOTELS AND TRAVEL
KENYA WILDLIFE SERVICE
MADAGASCAR NATIONAL PARKS (ANGAP)
INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION CAUCUS FOUNDATION