The Good Company: Sustainability in Hospitality, Tourism, and Wine


“At last, a book that tackles the topic of sustainability in the global travel industry, but with a real understaning of its economic importance as a better alternative–a must read.” – Michael McCloskey, former Chairman of The Sierra Club.

“This much-needed work is essentially a cookbook, filled with inspiring recipes for sustainable travel. This will be a valuable resource, for everyone from students to industry leaders, for many years to come.” – Jeff Greenwald, Executive Director, Ethical Traveler The Good Company tells the stories of over 30 inspiring companies around the world that are among the ethical leaders in the industry. The broad positive message is encouraging and enervating; each of the companies seeks to live up to the highest standard. The authors tell the steps they have taken and what has motivated them or enabled them to pursue such noble aims.

This book includes case studies from of hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, agri-tourism, wineries and much more. Throughout the book, the authors address a variety of questions innovators and entrepreneurs have and note the lessons these companies can teach to those who want to build sustainable businesses that address the world’s social and environmental problems.


About the Author(s)

Robert Girling

Robert Girling, PhD, is a professor in the School of Business at Sonoma State University where he teaches in the graduate program. He received his PhD from Stanford University and has taught and consu…

Heather Gordy

Heather Gordy is the founder of Healing Water Journeys, LLC; a sustainable tour company which focuses on exploring hot springs, nature, and local holistic practices around the world. She has a Master’…

Pamela Lanier

For over a decade, Pamela Lanier has focused her work and advocacy on international issues in conservation and ecotourism. In 2017, Pamela and her team established a United Nations World Touris…

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August 28, 2015





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