Riley Resmer
Fanshawe College
Riley Resmer
My travel style:
Thrill-seeking, adventurous, meaningful.
Countries I’ve visited:
I chose to study travel & tourism because:
I knew I loved travelling, so why not study something you have a passion for?
My greatest strength:
My ability to understand and communicate with other people.
The most exciting travel trend right now:
Eco tours. Tour operators that think about how we are affecting the environment and how tourism is so beautiful but so destructive at the same time. These tours are designed to give back or to leave zero impact in their surroundings.
I can’t travel without my:
Planned outfits. I prepare for all types of weather and try to make myself look cool but not like a tourist..
Most memorable travel experience:
My first trip outside of Canada was to the Netherlands. I saw a poster advertising it at school and knew this was my chance to do something outside of my comfort zone. I was saving up for a car but decided that the trip was more worth it. Amsterdam was the most beautiful town I have ever visited, it’s full of history and mystery and has a calm and peaceful environment that I can’t wait to visit again one day.
First place I will visit post-pandemic:
Antarctica. Something about the coldest place on Earth and the ice and the wildlife is calling my name. I want to learn about tourism at the bottom of the world and how it survives.
On my bucket list:
Every country in the world! I have a scratch off map that I’ve been keeping track of where I visited and it’s slowly filling in.
My greatest achievement:
Graduating college, being named the Baxter Ambassador, and having the privilege to see and learn as much as I have. I’m excited to see what my future holds. I know it will be full of adventures, love, and opportunities to better myself and others.
A positive and lasting outcome of the pandemic on the travel industry:
The health and safety of travellers, which should have been a priority a long time ago. Also, governments are now understanding how important tourism is and the impact that the lack of tourists have on an economy.