Floortje Dessing

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Floortje Dessing
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Floortje Dessing at the European premiere of the Cirque du Soleil in Amsterdam (October 2010)
Born (1970-08-31) August 31, 1970 (age 46)
Heemstede, Netherlands
Alma mater Hogeschool Diemen
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
Occupation Presenter, tv producer, interpreter
Years active 1995-present
Salary € 170,000 (2007)
Television Yorin Travel
3 op Reis
Floortje naar het einde van de wereld (WP:NL)

Floortje 'Flora' Dessing (born August 31, 1970 in Heemstede) is a Dutch radio and television presenter, producer and travel writer, best known for her various travel TV shows.

Since 1995 Dessing has covered more than 120 countries in TV programs, that were mostly made by her own production company, such as Arrivals, Yorin Travel, RTL Travel, 3 op Reis and Floortje Naar Het Einde Van De Wereld ("Flora to the Ends of the Earth"), for several Dutch TV broadcasters.

North Korea[edit]

In 2011 Dessing and her crew traveled through North Korea, being only the second crew in history to be allowed to film a travel TV-show in that country. She has also written several travel guides.

Fair trade and the environment[edit]

Dessing is a vegetarian and has two boutiques, which sell fair trade, environmentally friendly production, clothing.[1][2]

Since 2009 Dessing has been a supporter of the Greenpeace climate campaign 'You Turn the Earth.' She has made a point of traveling in more environmentally friendly ways, for example by using public transport more frequently than before. Dessing uses her travels to raise awareness about the earth's vulnerability, and to stress the importance of taking good care of it.

Dessing is also active as an ambassador to the International Red Cross and to the Dutch Max Havelaar foundation for fair trade.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Verkiezing van de meest sexy vegetariër 2007 (Vrouwen): Nominaties vrouwen 2007" (in Dutch). Wakker Dier. 2007. Archived from the original on February 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
  2. ^ "Floortje Dessing van RTL naar Omroep LLINK" (in Dutch). medianieuwtjes.nl. 2007-06-15. Retrieved 2008-06-12. 

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