Aurora Dawn Benton

Founder & CEO, Astrapto

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Dr. Aurora Dawn Benton is a passionate and dynamic speaker and consultant specializing in sustainability strategy. She has worked in a variety of industries (retail, software, financial services) and most recently spent 7 years in hospitality education, teaching and designing programs for executives and students, in the U.S. and internationally. Aurora holds a Bachelors in Business Administration in Information Systems from Georgia State University, a Masters in International Business with Latin America specialization from University of South Carolina, and a Doctorate in Business Administration in Social Impact Management from Walden University. She is a Certified Sustainability Associate from International Society of Sustainability Professionals, has a Certificate in Sustainable Tourism from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), and a Sustainable Event Professional Certificate from the Events Industry Council. She serves on sustainability committee of the Global Business Travel Association.

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Taking the “Buy Local” movement from version 1.0 to 3.0

Is your hotel sourcing from local vendors? Chances are that you are already riding this wave, at least to some degree. But while offering your guests food that is locally grown will win you praise from guests and local partners alike, this is only an “entry-level” activity compared to higher-impact measures you can take, vaulting you into the role of a true local economic driver.