SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
Positive Attitudes for a
Founder and CEO of EXA Group Canada. Graduated in tourism, MBA in project management, law school and studying for a master's degree in tourism management and consulting with a focus on sustainable development.
International Scientist Consultant
Dr. Mario Carlos Beni
Professor of Tourism for the master's and doctorate programs of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Creator of SISTUR, the tourism system based on general systems theory. He has international awards and academic experiences in South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Co-founder & Creative Designer
Co-founder and Creative Designer at EXA Group Canada. BA in Creative Industries from Ryerson University, now Toronto Metropolitan University. More than 43 countries were visited and captured by her lens for international photography projects.
Advisor and public relations for Professor Dr. Mario Beni for over 20 years. Tourism teacher, speaker and writer.
ABOUT OUR STARTUP
EXA Group Canada was created in 2020 in Ontario and helped clients find solutions for risk management and contingency at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
During the research of the startup's business plan, we found an interesting and strategic market for the sustainable development of tourism and migrated our services in 2021 to Atlantic Canada, establishing the official headquarters in Timberlea, Nova Scotia.
In 2021, we carried out technical visits to 45 rural communities in Nova Scotia, to talk to residents and learn about the needs and demands of different regions of the province. During this period, we also visited three cities in Quebec and two cities in New Brunswick.
EXA Group Canada supported the 2021 TIAC Congress in Ottawa, being an official sponsor and unique sustainability partner of the national tourism event in Canada. Our first clients in Nova Scotia emerged and we started the first international project in Oaxaca, Mexico.
In the first half of 2022, EXA Group Canada conducted technical visits in three rural communities in New Brunswick and five more communities in Nova Scotia, expanding the knowledge of rural communities in the provinces of Atlantic Canada. During this period, new customers appeared in Mexico, we expanded our international work team and began developing our services in Brazil.
The 10 Year Countdown sustainable development program, in partnership with the Strong Farm Destinations program, is starting in the second half of 2022 the technical visits for research and statistics of the Sustainable Tourism System of EXA Group Canada in 25 communities in districts 2 and 4 of Eastern Shore, Nova Scotia.
Our startup is aligned with the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, with the premises of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism and the direction of the OECD Rural 3.0 program. We are helping people to develop sustainable communities as a strategy to drive new paths of economic growth and continuous improvement in these locations.