Yuri Horowitz

Yuri Horowitz serves on the faculties of the Urban & Regional Planning and Global Hospitality Leadership programs and is a co-founder and partner at Navigo International.

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Horowitz has over 20 years of experience working throughout the travel and tourism industry across the entire value chain, from front-line hospitality to strategic tourism planning and industry development. Specializing in community engagement, emerging destinations, and sustainable tourism, he focuses on developing a shared vision among stakeholders and implementing programs that have far-reaching social benefits. 

He has worked with a wide range of organizations in both the public and private sector, including the World Bank, Clinton Foundation, U.S. State Department, U.S. Peace Corps, USAID, U.S. Travel Association, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, Tourism Cares, Solimar International, and Starwood Hotels. A traveler at heart, he has visited over 82 countries on 6 continents and worked on tourism development projects all over the world from Peru to Port-au-Prince to Tajikistan to Timbuktu.

He holds a Master of Tourism in Sustainable Destination Management from the George Washington University and a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder.