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Marveh Frhoodi
Founder, Ethnomad
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Joined April 2021
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About me

I am a human-centred designer, passionate about bringing people together across many axes of difference to build shared grounds and values for land and communities in harmony with Mother Nature and their roots.
This passion led my path exploring and living with many rural, indigenous, and under-resources urban communities, Studying sustainable tourism management and enabling projects that shape from within the local context and create tangible outcomes for their collective well-being.
I value tourism and travel capacity, as a strong way of sharing stories and building care and respect for diversity of cultures and ways of life, but equally as a strategic tool to generate well-being, wealth and welfare for people and places provided that it is locally initiated and owned, and grounded on the deep understanding of, and respect for ecological balance, social and economic equity.

Why did you join the community?

I am at the early stage of developing a social enterprise focused on women-led community tourism. I see this platform a great place to connect with o

What is your favorite travel destination?

Central Anatolia Region, Iran Golestan National Park and Hormoz Island

Where do you dream of traveling to?


What was your first travel job?

I volunteered in UNDP-funded projects in South part of Iran sought women leadership in creating and operating environmentally responsible livelihood utilizing local foods, handicrafts and local stories.

Three words that describe why we should travel?

Connect, Respect, Contribute


  • I will be co-hosting a series of story sharing events with grassroots social entrepreneurs from ethnic minority groups whose works are connected to hospitality, gastronomy tourism, creative and cultural experiences, aiming to create a channel for them t... show more