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Ethan Gelber

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Writer, Editor, Publisher, Communicator at Freelance

Brooklyn, NY

Professional Bio

I have been a travel content creator for more than 15 years, including as a Lonely Planet author, Huffington Post Travel blogger and AFAR Ambassador. No matter the outlet, I have been a tireless agitator – in all parts of the industry – for responsibility and sustainability in travel, and quality in writing and destination marketing. 

For example, in recent years, I co-founded Destination Accelerator, which provides education and networking opportunities for destination marketers; am on the organizing committee of the recent New York Travel Festival, a reinvention of the consumer travel show; was a staff writer for Travelllll.com; and was the chief communications officer of the WHL Group, the largest local-travel company in the world, through which I worked with scores of local operators on content creation and marketing, and for which I founded The Travel Word, a website showcasing responsible, sustainable and local travel.

Prior to that, I ran a Europe-based bicycle tour operator, was an editor for GORP.com, and was publications manager of the French Government Tourist Office in NYC. 

Today, I am a founding member of several other new ventures, like EcoAdventure Media, a group offering media and marketing solutions for sustainable brands; and Keento, a revolutionary and game-changing voluntourism platform.

Where I Write

These days: AFAR Media, BBC Travel, Lonely Planet, Huffington Post, Immersion Travel Magazine, The Independent, The Travel Word, 

Those days: Travelllll.com, GORP.com, Away, FranceGuide, Open Places / Trazzler, Hotelier International, Lifestyle Asia Travel, Business Review Australia, Serendib (inflight magazine), Travel Sri Lanka, Local Travel Movement 

Recent Activity

  1. Ethan Gelber added an article #StopOrphanTrips: How will volunteer tourism organisations respond?
  2. Ethan Gelber added an article Why every father should bring his toddler out for a mini adventure
  3. Ethan Gelber added an article In the Mountains of Bolivia, Encounters With Magic - The New York Times
  4. Ethan Gelber added a comment on Doesn’t tourism’s Faustian pact need a review? Ask Italy
    Carrying capacity rears its ugly head again. About time. More of the world needs to think the impact of its pleasure seeking. Gotta say this, though: the contention that “ecotourism is a blatant…
  5. Ethan Gelber added an article Doesn’t tourism’s Faustian pact need a review? Ask Italy
  6. Ethan Gelber added an article How the Sharing Economy Helps in the Fight Against Climate Change
  7. Ethan Gelber added an article The Horrible Truth about Palm Oil
  8. Ethan Gelber added an article First Man in the Congo: The Baka of Central Africa
  9. Ethan Gelber added a discussion FTA Spotlight: Re/Defining Family Travel > Easing the Anxiety of Flying with Children
  10. Ethan Gelber added a discussion FTA Spotlight: Re/Defining Family Travel > How Travel Can Change a Family