Andrew Jones grew up in the hotel business as his parents managed Country Inns and Restaurants in the United Kingdom. Over the past 50 years, he has worked in numerous senior management and corporate positions for prestigious hotels, resorts and management companies in London, Bermuda, Canada, Hong Kong and across Asia.
In 1996, Andrew embarked on a new journey. He founded and became the Guardian of Sanctuary Resorts a resort management company creating responsible and sustainable tourism experiences where people their body, mind and spirit in an environmentally friendly space.
As part of his service to Industry, Andrew is a Past Chairman of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the PATA Foundation, and Advisor on CSR and Responsible and Sustainable Tourism. Andrew was also a member of the World Travel Market World Responsible Tourism Day Advisory Panel.
In addition, Andrew is an Ambassador for Planet Happiness, and has previously served as a member of the Board of the Indian Ocean Tourism Organization and Director, Asia Pacific Affairs, for the International Hotel and Restaurant Association.
Andrew is a Certified Hotel Administrator of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, and a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality.
Andrew is a leading proponent of Corporate Social Responsibility and Wellness in Tourism, and is a knowledgeable Keynote Speaker, Moderator and Panelist on matters of Responsible and Sustainable Tourism, and Crisis Management at many Hotel, Environment and Social Enterprise Forums and Conferences as well as at Universities and Vocational Schools.
Andrew believes in directly contributing to the community in which he lives and is Chairman Emeritus of the KELY (Kid’s Everywhere Like You) Support Group, a Past President of the Rotary Club of Kowloon, and a supporter of numerous other Charitable organizations and Social Ventures in Hong Kong.