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In Memory of Chief Randy Kapashesit of MoCreebec Council of the Cree Nation

The following message was written by TIES Advisory Board member Rick MacLeod Farley, who has worked with Chief Randy Kapashesit and known him personally. By sharing Rick's message, we hope to honor Randy's life and legacy, and to share some of Randy's wisdom and inspirations, which some of us have been fortunate enough to have experienced first hand. The entire team of TIES wishes to send our condolences to Randy's family, friends, Cree Village Ecolodge team and everyone in the community of MoCreebec.


VolcanoDiscovery Hawai`i: Connecting with the Heartbeat of Hawai`i's Big Island

Phil is the manager of VolcanoDiscovery Hawai`i, leading a five-person team of local specialist guides currently operating from an office in his off-grid house.


By Ayako Ezaki (The International Ecotourism Society)


Year in Review: TIES Members in 2010

From the beginning of the history of our organization 20 years ago, TIES has been a leading organization supported by members around the world dedicated to responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people. We feel, therefore, it’s very fitting to look back on the year 2010 – TIES’ 20th anniversary – with a review of our global network of members.


Ecotourism Pioneers and Sustainability Leaders: TIES members’ achievements recognized on world stage

 Randi Iverson, Co-owner, Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge Alaska (center) - Sadie Cove has received the World Travel Award as "Leading Green Resort in the US" in 2009 and 2010.

Lonely Planet and Responsible Travel: Minimizing Impact and Maximizing Connection


Michaela Caughlan, Lonely Planet

What is Lonely Planet's approach to promoting responsible travel?


Indian Ocean Tsunami - Two Years On


Many of the communities in the Indian Ocean countries affected by the disaster two years ago are well on their way to recovery. The tsunami proved the significance of the social and economic roles of tourism in many of the countries in the Asia Pacific region that depend heavily on the income from international visitors.


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