apply for Regenerative Travel's

Scholarship Program

Apply now for the chance to win a scholarship

Apply now for the chance to win one of two scholarships to join our upcoming Regenerative Retreat in Portugal and enrollment in our May 2024 Leadership Accelerator Program.

We invite applicants to detail their idea, project or business and describe how participation in the retreat could enhance their impact and address their current challenges.

Our mission is to nurture a new generation of hospitality leaders committed to fostering diversity within the travel industry.

We welcome applications from individuals whose projects or businesses are related to either the travel industry, regeneration or sustainability.

Through this initiative, we aim to cultivate leaders equipped to enrich the travel sector with values of equity and inclusion through mentorship support.

Our scholarship program

The Regenerative Travel advisory board will internally review the applications and two individuals will receive:

Supporting a new generation

We will grant ten individual scholarship seats for our Regenerative Travel Learning Series Foundations Course. 


Apply for our scholarship program to join our May 2024 cohort by April 30, 2024.


Our first cohort begins on May 16, 2024.

Winners will be announced on May 6, 2024.

 

Meet our judges

Paul Salmon

Rockhouse Hotel

Paul is chairman of Rockhouse Hotel and Skylark Negril Beach Resort in Negril, Jamaica. As a native of Australia, Paul moved to New York City in 1991 to work in the finance industry, a few years later transitioning into hospitality. With over 25+ years Paul is a thought leader in regenerative and sustainable tourism and is also a co-founder and chairman of the Rockhouse Foundation – the charitable arm of Rockhouse and Skylark – which has raised over $6 million USD to help transform Jamaica’s childhood education system.

Nicole Robinson

andbeyond

Nicole is the Chief Marketing Officer of andBeyond Travel, an impact and conservation-driven travel company which operates numerous lodges and luxury tours across Africa, South America, and Asia. She has been at the helm of andBeyond’s marketing team as the CMO for 8 years and has been with the company for 24 years. Her oversees the implementation, benchmarking and measurement of andBeyond’s future impact goals, including all impact plans, initiatives, reporting and communications.  

Wazha Dube

index select

An alumnus of Hawaii Pacific University’s Hospitality & Management program, Wazha has carved a niche in luxury travel, creating exclusive experiences in New York. With over 12 years in the industry, Wazha now manages the Africa Collection at Index Select, passionately promoting African destinations. His adventures range from trekking in Botswana to canoeing the Zambezi and beyond. A member of the Northeast board of APTA and other industry boards, Wazha continues to explore the world from his NYC base.

Jennine Cohen

Women travel leaders

Jennine is a renowned travel industry leader as co-founder of Women Travel Leaders and serves on the International Galápagos Tour Operators Association’s Board and is an active member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association. Beyond travel, Jennine thrives as a coach and speaker, guiding travel professionals to success in their careers and personal lives, while passionately living her dreams and inspiring others to do the same. 

Brittany DeGirolamo

Phocus Creative Group

As Founder of Phocus Creative, Brittany is a New York native and climate storyteller with a passion for the intersection of sustainability, food and travel. She has 10+ years of expertise in experiential marketing, brand strategy, social media content as well as cultivating strategic corporate partnerships and sponsorships in the climate sector including working with small to large NGO’s and official United Nations and government agencies.

Dana Krauskopf

Hamanasi Resort

Dana, alongside her husband Dave, co-founded and owns the acclaimed Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort, a boutique eco-resort in Belize known for its commitment to sustainability. As a founding member of Regenerative Travel, Dana has demonstrated a deep passion for conservation through their 31-acre coastal forest property, ensuring that both the marine environment and the local community are at the forefront of their efforts.

Craig Zapatka

Elsewhere - a Lonely Planet company

Craig Zapatka is the Co-Founder of Elsewhere. With a strategic vision, they have played a pivotal role in shaping the company’s success. Craig’s approach is marked by meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that Elsewhere delivers exceptional travel experiences. Craig’s commitment to the travel industry is evident through their dedication to continuously learn and adapt. 

Bárbara Büchel

Viatu

As the Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer at Viatu, Bárbara’s mission is to make sustainable travel accessible to all. With a background in managing global teams and a passion for sustainability, she leads initiatives to disrupt the travel industry, empowering travelers to make positive impacts on communities and the environment. At Viatu, she spearheads initiatives that empower travelers to make conscious choices, seamlessly integrating sustainability into their journeys.

Gayle Higginbothan

Oculus Travel

Gayle is the visionary founder of Oculus Travel. With roots in South Africa and a base in New York, Gayle blends her intimate local insights with global convenience. Drawing from her personal African odysseys, she curates unparalleled journeys, while her network of expert providers ensures every adventure exceeds expectations. Gayle’s mission is clear: to share her cherished continent with fellow explorers seeking the extraordinary.



Submit application

Applications open until April 30, 2024

FAQs

Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

Professional or Project Experience:

Industry Experience: Candidates with experience working in the hospitality industry, particularly in roles related to sustainability.

Project Involvement: Engagement in projects or activities focused on sustainable practices within hospitality.

Leadership and Initiative:
Positions of leadership in academic, professional, or community settings, especially those related to environmental or hospitality initiatives.

Innovative Projects: Involvement in the development or initiation of innovative projects or startups focusing on sustainability within the hospitality sector.

Community Engagement and Impact:
Active participation in community service, particularly in environmental or sustainability-focused organizations.

Impact Initiatives: Contributions to projects or campaigns that have a tangible impact on environmental sustainability in the hospitality industry.

Future Goals and Potential Impact:
Clearly defined career aspirations in sustainable hospitality. Applicants provide a vision of how they plan to contribute to sustainability in the hospitality industry in the future.

7. **Financial Need:**
– **Income Assessment:** Consideration of the applicant’s financial background to determine need, which can help prioritize resources to those who might otherwise be unable to pursue their educational goals.

Diversity and Inclusion:
Encouraging applications from underrepresented groups within the hospitality industry to promote diversity.

Global Perspectives: Consideration of international applicants who can bring diverse perspectives to sustainability practices in hospitality.

Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

 

Professional or Project Experience: Candidates with experience working in the hospitality industry, particularly in roles related to sustainability.

 

Project Involvement: Engagement in projects or activities focused on sustainable practices within hospitality.

 

Leadership and Initiative: Positions of leadership in academic, professional, or community settings, especially those related to environmental or hospitality initiatives.


Innovative Projects: Involvement in the development or initiation of innovative projects or startups focusing on sustainability within the hospitality sector.

 

Community Engagement and Impact: Active participation in community service, particularly in environmental or sustainability-focused organizations.

 

Impact Initiatives: Contributions to projects or campaigns that have a tangible impact on environmental sustainability in the hospitality industry.

 

Future Goals and Potential Impact: Clearly defined career aspirations in sustainable hospitality. Applicants provide a vision of how they plan to contribute to sustainability in the hospitality industry in the future.


Financial Need: Consideration of the applicant’s financial background to determine need, which can help prioritize resources to those who might otherwise be unable to pursue their educational goals.


Diversity and Inclusion: Encouraging applications from underrepresented groups within the hospitality industry to promote diversity. Consideration of international applicants who can bring diverse perspectives to sustainability practices in hospitality.

If you have any questions about our scholarship program
please email: [email protected]