Laura Ell, Director of Marketing Services
Laura has over 15 years of tourism experience working for the private and non-profit sectors, academia, development agencies and governmental organizations. Her qualifications are focused in the area of niche tourism marketing and public relations for eco / sustainable lodges, tour companies and destinations. Laura's experience includes representing award-winning Jungle Bay Eco Resort as well as being advisor to destination marketing organizations including as the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau, Uganda Tourism Board, Bocas Sustainable Tourism Alliance and the Discover Dominica Authority. She is also past Director of Communications and Membership for The International Ecotourism Society (TIES).
Laura has lived in 7 countries and traveled or worked in 42 giving her a comprehensive understanding of cultural, socio-economic and environmental issues relevant to sustainable tourism development and Marketing. In addition, she has a personal in indulging and helping promote eco-spas and wellness.
She holds a Degree in Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership from Mount Royal University, Alberta Canada where she now teaches part time. Laura was honored with the 2010 Horizon Award, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of Mount Royal University alumni early in their careers. Laura is also an Inbound Marketing Specialist with certification by HubSpot.