Astrapto means to illuminate.
OUR mission is to shed light on environmental and social issues and hospitality, events, & Travel.
Our Vision is to see triple bottom line impact radiate From hospitality venues and Experiences through empowered leaders and teams.
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
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). In my early career, I attended conferences and through business travel got to see more of the world. In true work-hard-play-hard spirit, I made the most of these new and exciting places I visited.
I always feel 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 and meeting experiences.
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.