ESTC eNewsletter - July 2012

ESTC eNewsletter - July 2012

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At the ESTC, a leading international meeting place for tourism industry professionals, you will not only have access to the industry's foremost brain trust of innovation and sustainability in tourism, but also have an unparallelled networking and partnership-building opportunity that will help boost your professional career and business growth.


Register today to be part of the world's leading ecotourism and sustainable tourism community!


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Who's Attending the ESTC12?

Who's Attending the ESTC12?

Industry Movers & Shakers from around the World

Industry leaders and decision-makers from over 25 countries have already registered for the ESTC12. See the list of organizations represented at the conference, and join the ESTC12 group on TIES-EXCHANGE to see who's attending the conference and to connect with fellow attendees.


ESTC12 Pre-Conference Workshops

Evolution of Ecotourism


Evolution of Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism

Sunday, September 16th, 13:00-16:00

Join discussions on the development of ecotourism and sustainable tourism, current trends and issues, and challenges and opportunities facing the industry.




Destination Workshop



Destination Workshop: Making Sustainable Tourism Marketable

Sunday, September 16th, 9:00-16:00

Gain an insight into successful approaches to branding, product development, PR and marketing campaigns to tell your destination's stories.





Ecolodge Workshop



Ecolodge Workshop: How to Plan, Design and Market an Ecolodge

Sunday, September 16th, 9:00-16:00

To achieve a financially viable and marketable ecolodge takes skill and planning. This workshop will assess the physical feasibility and market potential for ecolodges.





Speaker Spotlights:

ESTC Speaker Spotlight

ESTC Speaker Spotlight

ESTC Speaker Spotlight

ESTC Speaker Spotlight

Sneak Previews! Interviews with ESTC12 Expert Presenters

Meet some of our expert presenters and learn about the examples and lessons that they will be presenting at the ESTC12!

Alex Adams, Coastal Tourism Research - "Planning for coastal community resilience: A practical approach to managing cruise ship tourism"

Dr. Rosemary Black, Charles Sturt University, and Dr. Stuart Cottrell, Colorado State University - "Creating and sustaining local and regional partnerships: A case study of PAN Parks certification program"

Rafael Gallo, Rios Tropicales - "The world's first certified carbon neutral international sporting event: The 2011 World Rafting Championships"

Kent Beierle, EDI (Environmental Dynamics, Inc.) - "Celebration of place: Key concepts for integrated sustainable design solutions"

Heather Arrowood, Organisation Ecotouristique du Lac Oguemoué - "Promoting willdife conservation through community-based ecotourism at Tsam Tsam, Gabon"

Wendy Brewer Lama, KarmaQuest Ecotourism and Adventure Travel - "A practicum on ecotourism as a tool for conservation and development in Sikkim"


More Opportunities to Get Engaged

  • Become an Exhibitor: Reserve your booth today to be part of the ESTC12 Exhibition program. Limited space available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Field Sessions: Many ways to explore Monterey! Included in your ESTC12 registration. Tuesday, September 18th, 2012.

Our Sponsors | See All Sponsors

Visit California Monterey Convention and Visitors Bureau Monterey Bay Aquarium Monterey Salinas Transit  
ITB Berlin Hilton Head Island Global Sustainable Tourism Council Bentwood Inn  


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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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