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Joe Staiano
Founder, Meaningful Trips. 87-country explorer. Travel Photographer. Do-gooder
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Joined January 2015
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About me

- 25 year Responsible Adventure Travel Pro.
- 87-country world explorer, tour guide, travel photographer and do-gooder. ''
- Founder of - innovative responsible adventure travel.

- Recent explorations of IRAN for last 2 seasons

-- Meaningful Trip tours offer the best in sights, activity, culture & comfort; AND support issues of women's empowerment, poverty, health, & education. Meaningful Trip is 1-of-only-7 USA tour operators to sign the Code of Conduct to help fight trafficking and exploitation of children.

-- Conference Speaker: ESTC (Eco & Sustainable Tourism, 2012, 2013)..
ICRT (Responsible Tourism).. Philanthropy Tourism..

-- Consultant: International responsible travel product development and training issues.

-- Responsible & Adventure Travel Photography

-- Tour Guide

What is your favorite travel destination?

Iran, Colombia, Turkey

Where do you dream of traveling to?

Newfoundland, South Georgia, Tasmania

What was your first travel job?

REI Adventures (10 years)

What do you want to learn more about?

Marketing success for travel startups

Three words that describe why we should travel?

Peace, Understanding, Awareness