The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Tourism Concern is an accredited Living Wage employer.

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.


Lidia Hejja

Lidia has started as a volunteer at Tourism Concern in 2016. She obtained two degrees, the first a BA in International Tourism and Travel  Management from London Metropolitan Univesity, the second an MSC in Responsible Tourism Management’ from Leeds Beckett University.



Samantha Jenkins

Samantha has travelled extensively and worked on development projects out in Cambodia, focusing on the impact of tourism in this region and continues to work for local communities in this area by creating video content for the outreach programs of CRDT and WWF.

Elisa Spampinato

Elisa studied Anthropology and Sociology in Rome and has completed her studies with a field research in Brazil on local governance and new experiments in direct democracy.  Since young, she travelled regularly getting involved in International Volunteering projects in Europe, including eco-tourism experiences and cultural interchanges.

Sarah Gafarou

After earning a bachelor of commerce in Canada, Sarah worked for a few years working in B2B in Canada and Australia. Having travelled extensively throughout the world, Sarah decided to return to her passion, tourism and development. She obtained an MSc in Tourism, Environment and Development from King’s College of London.

Tereza Kubistova

Tereza studies BA International Tourism Management at the University of Northampton. Her passion has always been travelling and exploring new cultures either with her family or friends. During her degree she decided to focus on violation of human rights caused by tourism, more specifically on sexual exploitation.

Clémentine Breton

Clémentine studies Communication Management MBA at ISEG Communication and Marketing School in Lyon, France. Because of her passions about travel, discoveries and photography, she’s very involved in ethical, fairly traded tourism, especially for the animals and Indigenous tourism.

Priscilla Granozio

Priscilla is new to Ethical Tourism and passionate about Tourism Concern she wants to help to amplify the positive impact that responsible travel brings to communities, local economies and ecology. She has a Master’s Degree in Enterprise and Management for Culture and in the last ten years, she has worked both in the UK and […]

Trustees (Council Members)

Roger Goode

Dr Albert Kimbu

Albert has been a Lecturer in Hospitality and Tourism at the University of Surrey, Guildford since 2010. He gained his BA in the English Language and Literature in English from the University of Yaoundé and obtained an MA in Heritage Management from the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus.

Whitney Wilkinson

Whitney comes from a corporate governance background and has worked for a number of small charities. After obtaining a BA in Politics and Law from the University of Kent, Whitney has worked in the non-profit sector for the past 5 years and has volunteered with Results UK, Street Child International and Stop the Traffik.

Juan I. Marambio

Psychologist, with a Diploma on Sustainable Tourism Management and currently studying the Msc Social Development Practice at UCL. After being an outdoors guide in San Pedro de Atacama, in 2010 funds, with Sebastian Gatica. Since then, has been its CEO. Has participated has consultant in tourism development projects with communities in Chile and Argentina.

Luca Patrignani

Luca holds a BSc. in Physics from the University of Ferrara (Italy) and a double MSc. in Applied Photonics from Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) and Imperial College London (UK). He worked for Accenture as a Business Intelligence consultant for 3 years and currently contracts in the digital sector for one of the top 5 […]

Dr. Andy Lyon

Dr. Andy Lyon is Head of Department for Marketing, Tourism and Events Management at the University of Chester. His PhD was on sustainable tourism development in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve in South Africa. He lectures on tourism sustainability and tourism planning & development.