Who am I?
Fair Travel is owned by me, Jeppe Klockareson. My understanding and passion for responsible tourism comes from many years of travelling and a collective experience of operations, theory and development.
I was born and raised in Ystad, and have the Scanian blood running through my veins, although I've been based in Stockholm for over 10 years now. I'm passionate about travel, nature and sustainability issues and has worked in tourism since 2004, focusing on ecotourism and responsible tourism. I've held previous positions with Basecamp Explorer and STA Travel, as Managing Director and Product Manager, and currently sit on the board of the Swedish Ecotourism Society. In 2015 I was elected Chairman of the Steering Committee for Sustainable Tourism Management.
I've been instrumental in developing specialized sustainable tourism training programs for travel trade professionals in cooperation with higher vocational educations in Sweden and I'm a returning teacher and speaker both in Sweden and beyond, on training workshops and capacity building for sustainable tourism development.
Of all the many experiences around the world that have most influenced me, my favourites would have to be: visiting the gorillas in Rwanda; swimming with whale sharks in Mozambique; the magnificent wildlife of the Galapagos; lurking over the edge of the magnificent Kaieteur Falls in Guyana; witnessing the mystique of Easter Island; experiencing in the hospitality of Dominica and the atmosphere in Old Havana. As a result of my many travels, my most in depth knowledge (beyond Scandinavia) covers South America, Africa, Asia and Australasia.
If I could sum my approach to travel and tourism up in one phrase, it would be this: