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


Real Hospitality Group: The US First Hotel Management Company to Sign the Child-Protection Code of Conduct

From left to right: RHG Chief Operating Officer Rick Day, Congressional Representative for NY-14 Carolyn Maloney, ECPAT-USA Executive Director Carol Smolenski (Photo by ECPAT-USA)


Global Travel Technology Giant Sabre Holdings to Sign the Code and Join ECPAT-USA in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Sabre Holdings has joined members of the travel and tourism industry to fight sexual exploitation of children by becoming the 8th approved member to sign the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct (The Code).


TIES Members in Africa: From Wildlife Adventures to Community Voluntourism Experiences

We are pleased to welcome / welcome back the following new and returning members who are offering amazing adventure and eco-holiday experiences across Africa - Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, and more! If you're interested in getting to know various destinations in Africa and in experiencing some of what this amazing continent has to offer, meet these members (*joined or renewed in April and May, 2012).

Tour Operators Show Support for the Efforts to Reduce GHG Emissions from Aviation

Tour Operators' Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development Supports Efforts Towards a Globally Agreed Framework for the Reduction of GHG Emissions From Aviation


Center of the Earth: In Memory of Chief Randy Kapashesit, Moose Factory Island, Ontario

By David L. Andersen


In memory of Chief Randy Kapashesit of Northern Ontario, who passed away at a much too early age this past week.


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.


Travel Ambassador Program 2012: TIES Welcomes New Travel Ambassadors

Meet TIES Travel Ambassadors 2012

We're pleased to welcome the following new members to the TIES Travel Ambassador Program.


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)


UK Department for International Development Seeking Input on St. Helena's Sustainable Island Tourism Development


St. Helena's opportunity to showcase truly sustainable island tourism


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