Rebecca has focused throughout her career on the development of strategies and policies for sustainable tourism. As well as identifying the steps required to make the practices and programmes of the tourism industry more sustainable, she has been involved in the theoretical and practical implementation of sustainability in other industrial sectors. She has contributed to a number of major projects which include the development of a voluntary energy efficiency agreement and a voluntary waste agreement between Government and the hospitality sector, the development of an on-line sustainability benchmarking tool for hotels, a major review of tourism ecolabelling programmes (for the Worldwide Fund for Nature), guidelines on mainstreaming biodiversity protection for tourism (for UNDP) and delivered a significant resource saving programme for an international tour operator (for TUI). She is also a sustainable tourism expert on selected EU projects.
Alongside her role as Research and Consultancy Fellow at Oxford Brookes University, Rebecca is the Managing Director of RHP Ltd, a specialist tourism consulting company in Thame that manages contracts for a range of global organisations.