How do you stop elephants from being exploited on the streets of Bangkok? How do you create an ethical future for Mahouts (Person who tends / rides elephants)? Is there such thing as a conservation friendly Hotel business model?

John Roberts is the “Director of Elephants” at the Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa – & Elephant Camp. Anantara has made world headlines with their elephant conservation programme, finding the right balance between tourism and hotels, conservation, science and education.

In this episode of Inteltalk, John shares with Stuart Jay Raj and the history of this amazing programme along with the secret recipe of how they made it a viable and successful hotel business model, all the while saving elephants and providing income and education to the community.