Astrapto means to illuminate.
OUR mission is to shed light on environmental and social issues and opportunities in hospitality, travel and tourism, and meetings & events.
Our Vision is to see triple bottom line impact radiate From hospitality venues through empowered leaders and teams.
Properties with purpose.
Safe and satisfied guests.
Empowered and engaged employees.
Transformed supply chains.
By embracing sustainability as a core strategy, the global hospitality and travel industry has a significant opportunity to impact people and planet, while achieving economic goals.
Founder: Dr. Aurora Dawn Benton, ISHC, ISSP-SA
My love for hospitality began on childhood road trips. My sister and I would explore every inch of whatever hotel we were staying in and we dreamed of the sites we would see as we perused the hundreds of brochures we would collect (not exactly a sustainable practice, but that was pre-internet). I still feel that same curiosity and appreciation when I travel and experience what the world has to offer. Our planet does indeed have much to offer, but it is precious and it is limited. Our industry has a unique opportunity to shine light on sustainability issues and steward resources in a way that guarantees generations of excellent travel experiences.
Dr. Aurora Dawn Reinke 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, a LEED Green Associate, a certified Project Management Professional, and has a Certificate in Sustainable Tourism from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). She serves on sustainability committees with Global Business Travel Association and GSTC. She also serves on the APEX (sustainable meetings standards) taskforce with the Events Industry Council. Aurora is a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants.