Hitesh Mehta is a Protected Area Physical Planner, Landscape Architect, Architect, Interior Architect, and is an author of three books, including “Authentic Ecolodges” by world renowned publisher - Harper Collins. Hitesh is considered by his peers as one of the world’s leading authorities, practitioners and researchers on sustainable tourism/ecotourism physical planning and both the landscape architectural and architectural aspects of ecolodges. Hitesh has vast experience in Protected Area Physical Planning and has worked on Integrated Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism Plans that protect the last remaining endangered species. Hitesh has over 30 years’ experience, having worked and consulted in 64 countries on six continents. He is the go-to ecolodge consultant for National Geographic Traveller Magazine.
He is one of the co-founders of both the Global Ecotourism Network and Ecotourism Kenya and was the longest serving Board Member of The International Ecotourism Society. In July 2006, National Geographic Adventure magazine identified Hitesh as one of five Sustainable Tourism Pioneers in the world. He has been featured / interviewed / mentioned in over 145 international magazines, newspapers, books, newsletters and blogs. Mr. Mehta is also an Adjunct Professor, a Professional Photographer and a Hall of Fame Cricket Player of Kenya.
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