Mike Robbins

Mike Robbins

  • Member Since

    1995
    Current Employer

    The Tourism Company
    Email

    Not Shared
    Phone

    Not Shared
    Address

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Regions of Expertise

    Africa
    Asia
    Central America and the Caribbean
    Europe
    Middle East
    North America
    Oceania
    South America

Mike Robbins

Mr. Mike Robbins


Partner | The Tourism Company

Areas of Expertise

Business Development

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Biography

Michael Robbins has over 30 years experience as a tourism consultant, having worked throughout Canada, as well as in the US, New Zealand/Australia, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean. With an environmental planning educational background it has been natural for Michael to focus his professional career on planning and developing more sustrainable tourism models. He began his career in 1979 with a large Canadian multi-disciplinary company (Marshall Macklin Monaghan), moved to New Zealand to work for a similar type of company for 3 years, and then founded his own boutique management consulting firm in 1994. Michael is a recognized expert in strategic planning and marketing, feasibility assessments for new tourism ventures, business planning, and master planning for tourism resorts and attractions. He has a particular interest in tourism as a form of economic empowerment for indigenous peoples and has worked on a wide range of assignments with First Nation, Inuit and Maori entrepreneurs.


Educational Background

Michael has past experience on public and private boards as well as charities including: Cara Operations, Blue Mountain Watershed Trust, SMARTRISK, Enerworks, Osler Bluff Ski Club, and helped to found the Ontario Ecotourism Society. He is currently a Trustee with the Pete Crompton Foundation. Through the public foundation Tides Canada, Michael has a donor directed fund (7th Generation Fund) providing assistance to various aboriginal tourism and environmental conservation initiatives across Canada. Michael lives in Toronto, Canada with his Peruvian partner and her children, and has three grown children from a previous marriage. His sport passion is international masters alpine ski racing.

 

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