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Interview with Rami Abdel from Alter Experiences

This week on Live to Sustain we sit down with Co-Founder of Alter Experiences, Rami Abdel. He and his wife Shantel Seoane, who is CEO & Co-Founder of Alter Experiences, started their company in 2016.

Glamping is a growing trend in the US right now. According to Rami, Glamping and similar outdoor hospitality has been popular in many other parts of the world and the US is behind on catching up with this travel trend.

Listen to hear more about this low impact method of travel and hospitality.

Below are the bios for Rami and Shantel taken from alterexperiences.com.

Rami Abdel
Co-Founder

Rami Abdel is a serial entrepreneur and specializes in internet technology, web development & digital media. He owns & manages several businesses in various industries out of his hometown San Diego. He’s the Managing Director of Countywide Wholesale, as well as the Founding Member of Alter Experiences LLC. As Vice-president of the San Diego Backcountry Visitors Bureau, he’s also involved in various volunteer efforts & community led initiatives in his hometown of San Diego, California. Rami is also a board member of the Julian Chamber of Commerce & has helped initiate various sustainable business models in San Diego’s backcountry.

Rami has a deep passion for cyber-culture & its capacity for disruption & geo-political change, having witnessed firsthand the its transformative capabilities during the Arab Spring in 2011.

Many of his years were spent traveling while working in the international tourism & hospitality industry. He’s worked with various NGO’s & world-renowned eco-tourism destinations in various capacities over the past decade. It was during these travels that he was deeply inspired by the application of internet culture towards community empowerment, socio-economic change & grassroots movements.

After visiting & working at some of the most pristine & exotic habitats in the world, he was also influenced by the environmental conservation & concepts of sustainable development.

A product of the dot.com generation, Rami has worked extensively applying internet technology towards raising awareness, activism, community outreach, & business automation.

Rami is currently dedicated to encouraging sustainable business models in San Diego’s backcountry, as well as applying his IT knowledge & experience towards helping entrepreneurs achieve their on-line business goals.

He loves nature more than anything and spending quality time with friends and family.

Shantel Seoane
C.E.O. & Founder

Shantel Seoane was born & raised in San Diego, California & currently resides in Julian. She’s a driven entrepreneur with a passion for filming & digital media. She uses her creative skills to help empower like-minded individuals to achieve their personal & business dreams. Creative Flow Media was founded as a way for her to help entrepreneurs, businesses, organizations & non-profits alike to enhance their branding & captivate their audiences.

Shantel’s passions are nature & wildlife, sustainable living, conservation & video production. She has nearly 10 years experience in digital media development, specializing in graphic design & video. She has experience with leading graphic design & photography programs such as Adobe In Design, Illustrator, Lightroom, Photoshop, Adobe Premier Pro and After Effects. Her international client portfolio spans the globe including; BBC, Discovery Channel, Green Peace & The Egyptian Tourism Ministry.

Links from the show:

Alter Experiences: https://alterexperiences.com/

Tensile: https://www.tentsile.com/

Tentree: https://www.tentree.com/

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