Lourdes Russa is a Magister Scientiarum in Environment and Ecotourism, graduated from the Universidad Nacional Experimental Francisco de Miranda – Venezuela and holds a degree in Tourism and Hotel Management from the Universidad Simón Bolívar – Venezuela in conjunction with Cornell University – United States. Has a Professional Certification in Planning and Management of Ecotourism, Metropolitan University. School of Environmental Affairs. San Juan Puerto Rico. She also has specialized courses in: Sustainability Practices for tourism leaders: Sustainable management of the tourist destination. OAS; Geographic Information System (GIS) & Global Positioning System (GPS); Municipal Planning; Statistics applied to Planning; Environmental Law applied; Environmental Audit for hotels. Lourdes has received awards such as: International Who’s Who of Professionals, as one of the 100 best international professionals for 1999; Was Venezuelan Delegate as Expert in Sustainable Tourism at the Tenth Third Assembly of the World Tourism Organization, held in Santiago, Chile, 1999; She is also accepted as a Scientific Expert in Tourism by AECIT (Spanish Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism) and Top 10 LinkedIn as Consultant Sustainable Tourism, 2016. She has worked for several organizations and institutions such as: United Nations Program (UNDP), Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic, Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, Inter-American Development Bank, Dominican Environmental Consortium, Propagas Foundation, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, José Delio Guzmán Foundation, SOH Conservation, CEBSE, Samaná Tourist Cluster, Constanza Tourist Cluster, Santo Domingo Tourist Cluster, J. Malagon Consultores and several national and international universities, among others. Lourdes Russa has a vast experience of more than 38 years in the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Panama, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Chile. Her experience as a Project Consultant is based on the realization of Market Studies, Strategic Marketing Plans, Economic and Financial Feasibility Studies, Permits, Resolution CONFOTUR; Tourism Product Development; The elaboration of Regulations, Regulations Condominium Regulation, Operations Manual, Norms and Procedures; The Development of Tourism-oriented Real Estate Projects; The execution of Feasibility Analysis or Economic Sensitivity of Projects and Business Plans. Also in the Management of Tourist Projects; Evaluation of tourist operations and the Specialized Training in Tourism and Environment. Within the environmental scope, her experience is oriented to Environmental Audit, Environmental Management and Environmental Assessment; Climate change and risk management in the Tourism Sector; To the Conservation of Coastal Marine Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism, to the advice of Public Policy, Municipal Planning, Planning and Spatial Planning.
Lourdes Russa is an Associate Consultant of Hospitality Marketing Company for new project management and planning.