Contributor Profile

Justin Francis

Job TitleCo-founder & CEO

Company NameResponsible Travel

About

Justin Francis co-founded Responsible Travel, the world’s first business dedicated entirely to sustainable/responsible tourism in 2001. Prior to that he spent 10 years at J. Walter Thompson Advertising and worked with Dame Anita Roddick (a seed investor in Responsible Travel) at The Body Shop as Head of Worldwide Marketing Communications.  

Justin was named one of The Times 50 most influential people in travel, and is one of the Courvoisier Future 500. In 2017 The Guardian described Justin as ‘the great activist traveller.’   In 2018 Justin was invited to join the UK Government’s Council for Sustainable Business, twenty business leaders from different sectors of industry working to help deliver the UK’s 25 Year Environment Plan. 

Conference Sessions

  • Decarbonising Travel and Tourism: Is the Industry Doing Enough?

    Wednesday11:15 - 12:156 Nov 2019
    Europe Inspiration Zone

    There is a growing awareness of the climate change crisis with school strikes and the Extinction Rebellion movement. Business as usual is no longer sensible and...

    • Language: English
  • The Future of Aviation

    Wednesday14:30 - 15:306 Nov 2019
    Press Conference Theatre- International Media Centre

    Aviation has been described as the Achilles heel of the travel industry. There are challenges in all sectors of travel and tourism but the elephant in the room ...

    • Language: English