Fergus Maclaren is a Canadian sustainable tourism and cultural heritage management professional with 25 years of experience in North America, Africa, Asia and Europe, with much of his current professional focus involving tourism to World Heritage sites, climate change and the implementation of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals. This background is informed by a broad range of tourism planning, destination management and development expertise. His professional experience includes: coordinating international meetings and input as the Director of the UN-funded International Year of Ecotourism (IYE); teaching sustainable tourism at McGill University and lecturing on the subject at post-secondary institutions internationally; and serving as the President of the the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) International Cultural Tourism Committee. He currently works in Expert and professional capacities for UNESCO, UNWTO, ICOMOS, the Organization of World Heritage Cities, the World Monuments Fund, the Economic Innovation Institute for Africa, and the Heritage and Cultural Society for Africa (HACSA). He also has his own private consulting firm, MAC-DUFF Tourism | Heritage | Planning.
Expertise: Tourism, Planning, Conservation
Joined: March 28, 2023