TIES Press Release

TIES Press Release



Contact: Mercedes Hunt
Telephone: 801-585-6503
Email: info@ecotourism.org
Website: www.ecotourism.org


March 13, 2015  


TIES Announces Ecotourism Principles Revision

WASHINGTON, DC -- Effective January 1, 2015, The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) has revised its Definition and Principles, created by the founding members in 1990.  Leading up to the 25 year anniversary celebration in 2015, ecotourism experts from around the world connected to re-evaluate TIES principles of ecotourism as an initiative led by Hitesh Mehta, Judy Kepher-Gona, and Dr. Kelly Bricker.

Brazil's Ecotourism Capital, Bonito, MS, to Host Annual Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference in April 2014

Tourism Industry Stakeholders Invited to the 2014 "World Cup of Ecotourism" Hosted by The International Ecotourism Society and Brazil

Top Ecotourism and Community Development Experts Offer Online Professional Learning Series

The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) and EplerWood International have partnered to develop an interactive online learning program, to be offered in April-May 2013, focused on community benefits through tourism.

ESTC13: Leading International Industry Conference to Focus on Tourism's Role in Sustainable Community Development

Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC), Nairobi, Kenya, Sept 24-27, Explores How Tourism Can Help Alleviate Poverty and Achieve Sustainable Development.


Global Sustainable Tourism Leaders and Community Stakeholders to Gather in America's Pioneering Green Destination, Monterey, California

California prepares to roll out the "green carpet" to welcome over 400 international delegates who are champions of sustainable tourism, and to showcase its progressive sustainability initiatives, from alternative energy to organic wines.


ESTC, the Leading International Conference on Sustainability in Tourism, Presents Ecotourism Pioneers and Community Development Experts

Keynote Speakers with diverse expertise to share their passions and inspirations at the ESTC12, September 17-19, Monterey, CA, USA, offering insights into how tourism can be a positive force for change.

Ecotourism Meets Youth Travel: Global Partners Encourage Cross-Pollination to Support a Sustainable Future of the Tourism Industry

Leading International Conferences, Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (Monterey, CA, 17-19 Sept 2012) and World Youth and Student Travel Conference (San Diego, CA 18-21 Sept 2012), Collaborate to Promote Sustainability in Tourism


International Voluntourism Guidelines Research Launched

Industry Leaders Collaborate to Create Global Initiative to Transform Good Intentions into Best Practice


Tourism Community Unite to Help Victims of Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami

Support Needed for Grassroots Emergency Relief Operations in Northeastern Japan, Led by Japan Ecolodge Association and Tourism Networks.


ESTC: Tourism Industry Conference to Tackle Sustainability Head‐On

Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference Takes on Today's Key Sustainability Challenges and Opportunities – from Dolphins to Golfing


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