Elisa Spampinato


Elisa Spampinato is a travel writer and a Community Storyteller who has lived and worked in Italy, Brazil, and the UK where she is currently located. Practitioner, researcher, speaker, and consultant for sustainable tourism with years of experience in local development and social projects, and a passionate advocate for ethical and responsible tourism. As a writer, she has collaborated with Tourism Concern, Equality in Tourism, Gender Responsible Tourism – GRT, Travindy and Tourism Watch. She has published a book on Slum Tourism in Rio de Janeiro and she continues telling the stories of tourism encounters in local communities, especially the traditional, rural and indigenous ones. Among other things, she is the Community-Based Tourism specialist and Ambassador for the Transformational Travel Council (TTC) Elisa can be followed on her Blog, Facebook, LinkedIN and Instagram.

8 February 2021

The Relationship Between Food & Community-based Tourism: Central America III

Read Part 2 of “The Relationship between Food & Community-based Tourism: Central America” The people behind the food To conclude our journey through Central America and […]
2 February 2021

The Relationship between Food & Community-based Tourism: Central America II

Read Part 1 of “The Relationship between Food & Community-based Tourism: Central America” here During this second part of our journey through Central America, we soon […]
25 January 2021

The Relationship between Food & Community-based Tourism: Central America

Community-Based Tourism (CBT) is a type of tourism where the local communities are the protagonist of the experience offered. It usually happens in rural and traditional communities, but […]
21 December 2020

The Relationship between Food & Community-based Tourism: South America

Read Part 1 of “The Relationship between Food & Community-based Tourism: South America” here. 1. More than just a product Of course, in the context of […]
15 December 2020

The Relationship between Food & Community-based Tourism: South America

The pairing of food and community-based tourism (CBT) is a visceral relationship, and one which might assume a variety of nuances and shapes; the way the two themes […]
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