Workshop Announcement

Workshop Announcement


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ESTC 2014 Bonito

  The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)          Special Announcements

Register HERE for the ESTC14 in Bonito, Brazil

Exciting New Announcements!

GSTC Annual Meeting & Destination Workshop
Authentic Ecolodges
Authentic Ecolodge Planning and Design Workshop
Travelife Workshop
Travelife Training Seminar: Sustainability for Tour Operators
Crisis Management Workshop
Crisis Management Workshop
Brazilian Visa
Visa and Flight Assistance for Travel to Brazil

GSTC Annual Meeting & Destination Workshop

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) would like to extend an invitation to ESTC14 attendees and GSTC members to participate in the GSTC Annual Meeting and Destination Partnerships Workshop.  

The GSTC Annual Meeting, Friday April 25th and the Destination Partnership Workshop on Saturday April 26th.  
Both events give individuals the opportunity to learn more about GSTC and the groundbreaking work this organization has done.  This includes learning more about destinations from around the world that have committed to adopting sustainable practices. These events also allow GSTC Members to participate and showcase their sustainable tourism efforts.    

Authentic Ecolodge Planning & Design Workshop

To develop an authentic ecolodge takes vision, skill and planning. To help facilitate a better understanding of what makes an authentic ecolodge, this workshop focuses on key aspects of planning and designing an authentic ecolodge: the site selection criteria, physical and social feasibility and analysis, site planning, building design and construction.

For more information and to register for this workshop, click here.

Travelife Training Seminar: Sustainability for Tour Operators

Sustainability is both integral and essential to the future success of
any business. During this one-day training seminar you will gain practical insights into sustainability practices for tourism businesses: what's in it for you and how can your business benefit from implementing sustainability practices? Learn from best practice examples, and find out how to meet the requirements and expectations of international buyers in terms of environmental and social sustainability practices, and generate more quality business.

For more information and to register for this workshop, click here.


Crisis Management Workshop

Learn how to create and develop a Tourism Area Response Network (TARN). Participants in a two-day TARN workshop will come away with greater education to aid in the creation of a workable sustainable tourism destination which is responsive to any tourism crisis. The workshop will obligate small businesses to think about evacuation routes, communication techniques, availability of technology to receive warnings, etc.

The desired outcome of the TARN Workshop is to increase dialogue between public and private sectors to foster stronger democratic processes and the develop responses.

For more information and to register for this workshop, click here.

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Brazilian Visa Assistance

TIES is pleased to announce a new partnership with CIBT, the world’s leading visa and passport provider. CIBT has over 40 offices in 13 countries and can support the international travel Visa Assistancedocument needs of almost anyone within the TIES International Network. In the continuing effort to sustain ecotourism, CIBT will donate a percentage of each order to TIES. In addition to supporting TIES, each traveler to use CIBT will receive a 25% discount off of all service fees. Please be sure to use the TIES account information and remove the stress from your trip preparation.   

US Travelers: TIES Account Number 100930. or call 1-800-929-2428
Canadian Travelers : Account Number 11692. or call 1-800-929-2428
**If your country is not covered by CIBT and you need visa help, we have another partnership with a Brazilian agency that can provide assistance. For more information please e-mail by: March 12, 2014

Discounts on Domestic Flights

Brazil Ecotravel, our local tour operator partner in Brazil, has negotiated discounted rates for domestic flights. Discounts include up to 20% with TAM Airlines to Campo Grande and up to 10% with Azul Airlines to Bonito Airport.
For specific rates, flight times, and booking please contact our Brazil Ecotravel Contact: Luciana Moreira Alves and

Join TIES at ITB Berlin

If you are heading to ITB in Berlin, make sure you swing by the Adventure Travel Trade Associations`(ATTA)  booth and meet Gabi Assis.  She is the TIES` representative who is also working hard on ESTC14 (April 27-30) in beautiful Bonito, Brazil! Also be sure to join this year`s AdventureConnect, March 5, 2014 event during ITB-Berlin 2014, made possible with the support of ATTA partner, ITB-Messe Berlin. It will take place in Hall 4.1.b Adventure Travel, Responsible Tourism and attendees of the show are all invited to participate.  To top it off, we also encourage you to participate in CSR day(Corporate Social Responsibility Day) in the Main Congress on Friday, 7 March, where ATTA President Shannon Stowell will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the second consecutive year.

Our Key Partners and Sponsors

Brazil Ecotravel ATTA Global Sustainable Tourism Council


Interested in being a partner or sponsor for the ESTC14? Learn about the partnership and sponsorship opportunities, and contact us to discuss your ideas and questions!

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