Contributor Profile

Saskia Griep

Job TitleFounder & CEO

Company NameBetter Places


Saskia Griep is the Founder and CEO of Better Places (NL), Fairaway (DE) and Better Places Travel (EN).

 With a background in tourism, anthropology and sustainable business, Saskia has over twenty years of experience in tour operating in Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe and North and South America. 

 With Better Places –  one of the first European tour operators to become a BCorp  – Saskia has been at the forefront of the movement towards a more responsible tourism industry. Better Places paved the way forward in the carbon offsetting, voluntary carbon taxation and plastic free travel, while calling on its customers to fly less and experience more through a positive impact travel campaign. 

 Saskia’s ultimate goal is to combine business opportunities with sustainability while at the same time preserving the planet's natural resources.


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