Rajan M.

Rajan was responsible for the accounts of Uravu Eco Links Ltd. He holds a National Diploma in commerce and worked in the accounts Departments of a non-banking financial concern for around 20 years. He has vast experience as for the last two decades he has been working as an independent tax consultant and also runs a Business Process Outsourcing establishment. Rajan is also involved in various social undertakings in Kalpetta such as the Amrita Hospital for tribal communities and the Amrita Kudeeram housing scheme for below-povertylLine families.

Moncy Issac

Moncy was part of the Uravu Bamboo Grove Resort team. He offered a helping hand, in taking care of the guests and making sure they were comfortable. Before that, he worked for a detergent company as a mission operator in Tamil Nadu. He was born and raised in Thrikkaipetta village.

Vincent Weil

Vincent Weil was a final-year student of Management and Tourism at the University of Applied Sciences (HES-SO) in Sierre, Switzerland. Previously, he studied architecture at the Engineering School of Geneva for 4 years. In addition to his academic pursuits, he is also very keen on graphic conception, video editing and travelling. He shares his passion in his own travel blog and YouTube channel and tries to capture the attention of his followers by posting and editing original stories or videos. He is learning by experience about how social media and the Internet are working and evolving. He is fascinated by new technologies and news trends and always tries to keep up to date on the topics closest to his heard, such as sustainable tourism, eco-projects and alternative ways of life.

Camille Drompt

Camille Drompt was a final-year student in Management and Tourism at the University of Applied Sciences (HES-SO) in Sierre, Switzerland. Before working with Uravu Eco Links Ltd., she spent a year travelling through Oceania, Asia and South America. She discovered India during her travels and fell in love with the Indian culture, landscapes and people. Working for Uravu Eco Links Ltd. was a perfect opportunity for her, as she is especially interested in sustainable development and cultural tourism in rural areas.

Solenn Goh

Solenn Goh was a final-year student in Management and Tourism at the University of Applied Sciences (HES-SO) in Sierre, Switzerland. She is particulary interested in new trends in social media marketing. Her interest in sustainable tourism began during her travels to a number of Asian countries. She also attended courses on eco-friendly tourism and sustainable development. In parallel with her internship, she is conducting a research on community-based tourism in the Bamboo Village. In the past, she worked for a year in the Maldives, so she was very pleased to be able to work again in a different cultural setting.

Vanessa Vacante

Vanessa Vacante was a final-year student in Management and Tourism at the University of Applied Sciences (HES-SO) in Sierre, Switzerland. As part of her training, she was doing an internship with Uravu Eco Links Ltd. and was supporting its tourism activities. She has always been aware of the importance of bringing a little bit of sustainability into her everyday life. Among other things, she was working on the activities and the packages that are offered to the guests staying at the resort.

Tamara Waeber

Tamara Waeber is a final-year student in Management and Tourism at the University of Applied Sciences (HES-SO) in Sierre, Switzerland. As part of her training, she was doing an internship with Uravu Eco Links Ltd. in working with the tourism team.

Her interest in sustainability started at a young age as she grew up in natural surrounding as a farmer’s daughter. This passion combined with her theoretical background in tourism help her to develop the marketing activities of the Uravu Bamboo Grove Resort. Moreover, she is passionate about service design and applying this new methodology in her work at the Uravu Bamboo Grove Resort.

Julien Mounoud

Julien Mounoud was a final-year student in Management and Tourism University of Applied Sciences (HES-SO) in Sierre, Switzerland. He was doing the internship with Uravu Eco Links Ltd. and supporting its tourism activities as part of his training.

After initially training in IT, Julien worked as a ski instructor and in the hospitality industry. Thereafter, he worked for an NGO involved in environmental awareness and waste management in Switzerland. His passion for outdoor activities, as well as his previous experience within an environmental foundation strengthened his conviction about the need to preserve the planet and to combine sustainable development and tourism.

Téo Gürsoy

Téo Gürsoy was a final-year student in Management and Tourism University of Applied Sciences (HES-SO) in Sierre, Switzerland. He was doing the internship with Uravu Eco Links Ltd. and supporting its tourism activities as part of his training.

After a commercial apprenticeship in an insurance company, Téo had the opportunity to travel and work in different countries for two years. This enabled him to gain experience in the hospitality industry and to learn new languages. It was also during this time that his interest in sustainable living and alternatives approaches to protect the environment really grew. Thus, throughout his studies, he chose courses oriented towards sustainable development. As an outdoor lover, Téo is deeply convinced that alternative and sustainable form of tourism are the key to a better way of life.