CHIEH KAO (Gordon)
Creative Industries/ cultural+ social business, Heritage, Horticulture/ nature/ environment, Marketing, Tourism
Cultural tourism networks, Walk in Taiwan
Gordon is a Marketing Director in a sustainable travel agency called WALK in TAIWAN. He is also a writer and a regular columnist for The Big Issue and Social Enterprise Insights. Besides his professional work, he handles an Eco Travel project in Bali with his friend. Now his work is taking Taiwanese people to join the sustainable travel, including Eco, culture, environment, nature, farming, religion issue. His job is to initiate and use different media, social media to promote their travel product and discussion. In Taiwan, he has given more than 50 speeches at universities, high schools and enterprises. Not only to share his experience and insight of the job and life, but also to promote International Volunteerism and sustainable travel. Before he was responsible for managing volunteers and travel projects in Cambodia, Nepal, Inner Mongolia, Myanmar, Bali, and Taiwan. In the past few years, he has led more than 2,000 people to Bali, Cambodia and Nepal for responsible travel and volunteering. He was also a volunteer project manager in Cambodia for 2 years and long-term volunteer of education program for 1 year. Totally he has stayed in Cambodia for 3 years, and Cambodia is like his second home.