TIES Eco-Holiday Gala to Feature Guest Presentation by Alexandra Cousteau

TIES Eco-Holiday Gala to Feature Guest Presentation by Alexandra Cousteau

Washington DC Ecotourism Gala to Feature Guest Speaker Alexandra Cousteau


Alexandra CousteauWashington, DC, April 24, 2008 - The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) is pleased to announce the guest speaker, Alexandra Cousteau, Co-Founder of EarthEcho International, for its upcoming fundraiser, Ecotourism Gala & Auction. Granddaughter of legendary explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Ms. Cousteau is an inspirational social environmental advocate dedicated to promoting conservation and sustainable management of water resources.


Ms Cousteau's presentation at the Ecotourism Gala & Auction will highlight her passion for adventure and conservation, and the importance of the roles sustainable tourism can play in preserving a healthy planet. "TIES' Ecotourism Gala & Auction will be an exciting opportunity to share my experiences and stories," says Ms Cousteau.


"I am pleased to represent EarthEcho International at this event and to share with the sustainable tourism community our messages about socio-environmental impacts of individuals’ actions." EarthEcho International is a Washington-based non-profit organization founded by siblings Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau in honor of their father Philippe Cousteau Sr. True to Cousteau Sr.'s legacy, EarthEchoInternational’s mission is to use media and experiences to empower people to use the resources that can restore and protect Earth’s ocean and freshwater systems.


Showcasing many of the finest ecotourism destinations and companies from around the world, TIES' annual Ecotourism Gala & Auction is a premier social event in the greater Washington area benefiting communities, conservation and sustainable travel. The silent and live auctions at the event will feature an exclusive collection of sustainable travel experiences, generously donated by TIES members from around the world.


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As the world's oldest and largest international ecotourism association, TIES seeks to be the global source of knowledge and advocacy uniting communities, conservation, sustainable travel..




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The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference will highlight global challenges and local opportunities, supporting sustainable development of tourism and promoting solutions that balance conservation, communities and sustainable travel.

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