"Great discussion with Nosheen Bukhari for her podcast ‘Reply All’. We talked extensively about the challenges facing the development and management of sustainable tourism in Pakistan, environmental degradation on land and sea and how we can develop opportunities from the impact of global warming. Finally, we considered what implications AI is having for authors."
A potentially nerve-wracking experience for me conversing the other day with 70+ small persons between the ages of 4 and 6. We talked about the oceans and the impact that pollution is having on them.
You’ll see from the recording just how engaged they are on environmental sustainability, both on land and in the sea. I had no need to be nervous, they were fabulous. With children as switched on as this, the world will be in safer hands than those of previous generations who’ve collectively made such a mess of things.
My thanks to École des Lumières for inviting me to talk to such an enthusiastic and self-possessed group of children and also to Najib Ahmed and his team from Power99 for recording and editing this video.
Interview on ‘Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability –
Implications for Tourism and Hospitality in Pakistan’.
28 November 2022
Produced by Najib Ahmed, Power99 – Interviewer Dr Fahad Abbasi
Talk to the Anthropology Department at Quaid e Azam University, Islamabad
18 November 2022
In celebration of UN World Oceans Day, here is a short video in support of sharks, featuring 'Sharksavers' Adam (4 yo) and his sister
Amal (2 yo).
Promotional video to launch 'The Maritime Betrayal' in coordination with World Ocean Day 2020.
It is the story of one woman's fight to protect the oceans' most endangered species from the predations of organised crime.
Sustainability is a comprehensive concept that acts as the base of all environmentally friendly systems; in ecology, it means to maintain a process or cycle at a rate that can continue on its own. Sustainable processes avoid inputs that consume natural resources in an effort to uphold ecological harmony. Whether it’s in tourism, agriculture, energy use, or personal habits, prioritizing sustainability is crucial to reduce a system’s environmental impact.
Emerging from COVID
and Sustainability Issues
Some thoughts for getting your business back on track after the ravages of Covid, and how HSCS can help you.
UN World Ocean Day
08 June 2020
In celebration of UN World Oceans Day, interview on RTHK Radio 3 on Skype in Hong Kong, hosted by Phil Whelan and with Andrea Richey, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Shark Foundation and myself.
My career in hospitality and tourism, work on marine conservation, world feeding programmes, environmental issues and my books;
all covered in a great interview on Pakistan Television (PTV) with Sharmeen Ali in the 'Sky is the Limit'.
This is about sustainability issues and the responsibility that the tourism and hospitality industries must have towards the preservation of the oceans.
Sadly, our track record is appalling and needs to be vastly improved.
20 August 2018 - A great occasion launching my second novel on BBC Radio Oxford with Kat Orman
20 October 2019 - Presentation, talk and book signing for the Asian Study Group, Islamabad, Pakistan.
'How life as a General Manager in Hospitality provided the background for writing The Iraqi Deception and The Brown Envelope Club.'