Chief Travel Consultant Joanne Ruddell is Today’s Honoree

Joanne RuddellJoanne Ruddell brings a sustainability focus to Turpial
Travel, a travel service based in Venezuela and Chile. She evaluates every activity offered by Turpial for its impact on the environment and local people.

Because of Joanne, Turpial guarantees responsible travel, which promotes the economic development of local communities, reduces each traveler’s carbon footprint (by promoting public transportation), and minimizes any negative environmental and social effects which may be attributed to foreign travel. Joanne fostered the development of relationships between Turpial Travel and Fundación AndígenA (a neotropical biodiversity conservation organization dedicated to the Venezuelan Andean Region environment) and Sustainable Travel International (STI)’s Carbon Management

She even encourages travelers to volunteer within their host communities, which fosters greater global consciousness among both travelers and locals and creates a unique and rewarding travel experience for travelers.

Joanne was born in Peru, but has since traveled the world. She received a Bachelor in Business Administration from Lake Forest College and an MSc in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics. Upon graduating, she lived and worked in the USA, Europe, and Latin America, collecting 8+ years experience in local, regional, and international development. She is fluent in Spanish and English and is well-versed in French, Italian, and Portuguese.

Visit Joanne Ruddell for more information.

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