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Yuri Horowitz

Faculty at Georgetown University and Co-founder and Partner at Navigo International, Yuri Horowitz has 20 years of experience working throughout the travel and tourism industry, across the entire value chain – from front-line hospitality to high-level tourism planning and policy.

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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. Mr. Horowitz has a Master of Tourism in Sustainable Destination Management from George Washington University’s Business School and a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder. A traveler at heart, he has been to over 60 countries on 6 continents and worked on tourism development projects all over the world from Peru to Port-au-Prince and Tajikistan to Timbuktu.