The Future Of Travel: “People are becoming more socially responsible travelers!” with Tauseen Malik and Candice Georgiadis

Candice Georgiadis
Aug 6 · 8 min read

Sustainability, environmental and corporate social responsibility will be at the fore-front. Companies will have to include them in their strategies and plans, it cannot be an afterthought anymore. Meeting planners and individual travelers are inquiring from hotels, before booking, as to what practices they have in place for sustainability. People are becoming responsible travelers!

As part of my series about “exciting developments in the travel industry over the next five years”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tauseen Malik. Currently, Malik is the general manager for the centrally located, 16-story Portland hotel, The Porter. Given Portland’s recent hotel boom, Malik believes hotels need to take strategic steps to remain relevant to all guests. He and the team at The Porter are continuously creating unique, quintessentially Portland experiences through the property’s amenities, programming and community experiences. Specifically, The Porter offers its guests four unique dining options, including a fine dining experience, lively rooftop bar, pizza window and artisan shop. The Porter also boasts an expansive library, wellness level, meditation spa and indoor pool. As for programming, The Porter has led initiatives such as “flower bombing” the presidential suite for Valentine’s Day, an over the top New Years Eve Party and more. Lastly, The Porter engages with its community, including a partnership with Classic Wines Auction in support of five local nonprofits. And it’s not just Portland’s hotel market that’s hot. Vacation rental companies see great opportunity here, too; Vacasa (a growing vacation rental management company) is based in Portland, and Airbnb also has one of its 21 offices here. Malik believes it is his responsibility, as a hotelier, to sell Portland as a destination and increase tourism rather than just shifting the share from one hotel or vacation rental to the other.


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Candice Georgiadis

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Candice Georgiadis is an active mother of three as well as a designer, founder, social media expert, and philanthropist.

Authority Magazine

Leadership Lessons from Authorities in Business, Film, Sports and Tech. Authority Mag is devoted primarily to sharing interesting feature interviews of people who are authorities in their industry. We use interviews to draw out stories that are both empowering and actionable.

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