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Ethan Gelber

The Travel Word / Outbounding
Greater New York City Area
@thetravelword | For 20 years, Ethan Gelber has worked as a professional communications strategist and freelance writer, including as a Lonely Planet author, Huffington Post blogger, AFAR Ambassador, Open Places eco-columnist and staff writer for the now-defunct Travelllll.com. He maintains a focus on agitating for responsible/sustainable travel practices, keeping things local, and quality and relevance in publishing and destination marketing. Among many other things, Ethan is the Director of Content for RW Social, which provides content creation, event management, and consulting services; Director of Digital Media for the Family Travel Association; and a co-founder of Outbounding.org, a community-driven platform for identifying, celebrating and sharing excellent travel content. For five years, Ethan was chief communications officer of the WHL Group, the largest local-travel company in the world, for which he founded and edits The Travel Word, a now-independent website that showcases responsible, sustainable and local travel. Find Ethan on Twitter at @thetravelword and on Google+.