Dr Natasha Montesalvo is a Principal Consultant – Destinations, Strategy and Insight, at EarthCheck the leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. Natasha works with governments, regional tourism bodies, not-for-profits and tourism businesses to support the sustainable development of the tourism industry through strategy, insight and risk management.
Her expertise and knowledge lie in navigating and shaping the political systems that govern the tourism industry. Natasha completed her PhD at Griffith University, Brisbane. Her thesis focused on the relational ties between destination management organisations and tourism and hospitality organisations and the impact they have on destination brand buy-in. She has operational experience in luxury travel groups in Australia and Europe.