Best Practices at Borneo Eco Tours: Sukau Rainforest Lodge

About Borneo Eco Tours


Borneo Eco Tours is a Malaysian ecotourism company that specializes in community and nature based tour packages. It follows ecotourism and sustainability standards by focusing on four key areas: Planning effective sustainability, maximizing social and economic benefits for the local communities, enhancing cultural heritage and reducing negative impacts to the environment.


Ecotourism ‘ripple effect’ swells for Fiji

The islands of Fiji are still unique and rare gems in an ever-developing world. It is in this idyllic setting that the Island Spirit was born; revolutionizing the way tourism affects the island and its inhabitants.

The Intrepid Foundation- Travelers Making a Difference

The Intrepid Foundation

'Trade before aid' has become a common catch-cry in contemporary approaches to sustainable development. Bring business opportunities to a community and you'll help support the local economies, support employment and empower local people to improve their standard of living on their terms. This has been the approach of Intrepid Travel, as the company has grown the adventure tour operating business to more than 100 countries on 7 continents, and employing more than 2000 people.




Letter from TIES' Chair (December, 2013)

Dear Friends,


The International Ecotourism Society + Adventure Travel Trade Association




Mara Naboisho Becomes First Wildlife Conservancy “Early Adopter” of Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations

Kenyan destination recognized for good practices and desire for improvement


Apply Now - TO DO! 2013 International Contest for Socially Responsible Tourism Projects

The 19th annual TO DO! Contest for Socially Responsible Tourism Project is announced worldwide by Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V. (Institute for Tourism and Development).

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

Pledge to Travel Plastic Water Bottle Free

Are You Leaving a Trail of Plastic Water Bottles When You Travel?

Be Part of Conservation Solutions

Support Trips That Are Win-Win For Conservation and Communities

Travel Actively and Make a Difference

Find Responsible Adventures That Give Back

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.

Stay Responsibly, Sleep Locally

Many Shades of Local Eco-Stay Experiences

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About TIES

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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