ESTC eNewsletter - April 2012

ESTC eNewsletter - April 2012

Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) - September 17-19, 2012, Monterey, CA, USA

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The ESTC12 Early Bird Deadline is approaching fast (June 1st, 2012). Register now to get the best registration rate! You can book your hotel room (limited discounted ESTC rates available) at the LEED-certified conference venue Portola Hotel & Spa, and book your flight early to find best deals. We recommend you fly directly into Monterey, California on Sunday September 16th and leaving on Thursday September 20th - or staying longer to explore Monterey and California!

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Are You Interested In...
ESTC Opportunities

Connecting with like-minded professionals?

Building strategic partnerships and lasting relationships?

Learning from the industry's foremost thought leaders and trend-setters?

Practical tools and lessons in ecotourism and sustainable tourism?

Fun and memorable knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities?

...then the ESTC is an event you can't miss!




>> Register today to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration Rate (by June 1st).


Featured Presenters: Global Trends, Local Solutions
Dr. Kelly Bricker Caroline Beteta Sydney Allicock

Dr. Kelly Bricker

Chair, The International Ecotourism Society and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council - Tourism and sustainability leader.

Ms Caroline Beteta

President and CEO of Visit California, Vice chair, Brand USA - Marketing guru and branding expert with a global vision.

Mr. Sydney Allicock

Executive Director, Surama Eco-Tourism - Indigenous tourism leader and community development expert in Guyana.

>> Learn More about the ESTC12 Featured Presenters


Major Sponsors

Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau Visit California


Want to sponsor the ESTC and to reach your target audience through custom promotional opportunities? We have opportunities available for every budget! Contact Mercedes Hunt at for more information.



Get Social, Do Business: Networking Opportunities


Maximize Your ESTC12 Experience


TIES-EXCHANGE (to be launched on May 15th) is a social networking platform for TIES members. All registered ESTC12 attendees will receive free access to TIES - EXCHANGE. Want to see who's attending? Want to get in touch with a fellow attendee to set up a face-to-face meeting? Get online and start connecting!

Culinary Showcase

Hosted By Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Sustainable Culinary Showcase evening networking event features the best of local sustainable culinary experiences. Creative minds from around the world + world-class sustainable local flavors = An evening to remember! Entrance to Sustainable Culinary Showcase is included in full conference registration.


80+ Presenters from 20+ Countries

The educational program of the ESTC12 features best practice examples, case studies and lessons, presented by business leaders and industry experts from Australia, Canada, China, Chile, Germany, India, Kenya, Namibia, the Philippines, and more.

>> Meet the ESTC12 speakers


More Opportunities to Get Engaged

Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference



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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