TIES eNewsletter - December 2012

TIES eNewsletter - December 2012

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TIES in 2012, Opportunities in 2013

As we gear up for year-end and new-year celebrations, we would like to thank everyone who has been part of our network, participated in our programs, and supported our work this past year. We look forward to more opportunities to support and promote ecotourism through our global network in 2013, and hope to see many of you at some of the upcoming events we'll be participating in, and of course at the ESTC13 (and TIES annual member meeting) in Kenya!

 

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a Great 2013!

 

- TIES Team
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LATEST NEWS FROM TIES

LATEST NEWS FROM TIES

#ESTCTalks: What Does Sustainability Mean To You?

ESTC Talks, produced in partnership with iSeeiTravel, is an interview series featuring ecotourism and sustainable tourism thought leaders, sharing ideas, opportunities and solutions that inspire positive changes in the tourism industry.

>> Watch featured interviews & follow ESTC Talks

ESTC Talks

TIES Online Eco-Auction

TIES ecoAuction features an exclusive selection of eco-holiday packages generously donated by TIES members. Current trips include wildlife vacation in Tambopata National Reserve (Peru) and green winter getaway in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (USA).

>> Learn more about and follow TIES ecoAuction

TIES Online Eco-Auction

ITB Berlin: Celebrating Heritage, Sustaining Communities

Join TIES and sustainability leaders from around the world at ITB Berlin! With the theme "Earth's Wetlands & Geoparks", the Adventure & Responsible Tourism Hall (Hall 4.1b) at ITB Berlin will provide a platform for professionals and destinations to showcase their programs and sustainable tourism practices.

>> Learn more about ITB Berlin (March 6-10, 2013)

ITB Berlin

 

CURRENT ISSUES ON SUSTAINABILITY IN TOURISM

DISCUSSION: CURRENT ISSUES ON SUSTAINABILITY IN TOURISM

Climate Change: Tourism's Roles in Promoting Climate Action

The tourism industry is both a cause of and significantly impacted by climate change. Mitigation, as well as adaptation, is a critical part of tourism businesses and destinations' climate policies and practices.

Is Carbon Offsetting an Effective Tool for Sustainable Tourism?

In order to be as truthful and effective as possible, tourism businesses and destinations should always be transparent, providing accurate information on the carbon offsetting schemes that they are engaged in.

Tourism's Contributions to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

The tourism industry has the opportunity to contribute to the Millennium Development Goals by decreasing its negative impacts on the environment while maximizing its positive impacts on many other issues.

 

MEMBER NEWS & PROJECTS

MEMBER NEWS & PROJECTS

Natural Habitat Adventures Launches New Active Expeditions Collection

The new Natural Habitat Expeditions will explore unusual and remote natural destinations via kayak, foot, wind power and determination.

EcoTrophea Award: TIME Unlimited Tours Selected as Finalist

Auckland, New Zealand-based operator TIME Unlimited Tours has been selected as a finalist in the 2012 EcoTrophea Award by the German Travel Association (DRV).

Romania Announces Framework for Voluntary Certification for Ecotourism Destinations

The Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism of Romania has developed a new framework for identifying and certifying ecotourism destinations in Romania.

 

2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

INDUSTRY NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROFESSIONALS

Conference Report: People, Places and Passion for Sustainable Tourism Highlighted at the ESTC12

The ESTC experience has reinforced the view that we're in an industry driven by passion - passion for people and places and passion for protecting the world's amazing and diverse travel experiences.

New E-Publication on Voluntourism: Helping International Operators Transform Good Intentions into Best Practices

"The International Voluntourism Guidelines for Commercial Tour Operators" was launched at the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC), in September 2012, Monterey, California, USA.

Jordan Destination Review and Industry Seminar

The purpose of the site visits and seminar (November 17th) was to help enhance existing product and develop new product that can compete in the growing global tourism marketplace.

Eco-Romania: Demonstrating the Value of Ecotourism for Destinations

Association of Ecotourism in Romania (AER)'s growing network of members and partners demonstrates the potential of ecotourism as an effective tool to bring tangible benefits to destinations and communities.

 

FEATURED MEMBERS

FEATURED MEMBERS

Girovai.com: Patagonia, Antarctica, and More

Girovai.com is a group of travellers of different professions and nationalities in search for breaking the geographical barriers of the southernmost region of the world, a place that has transcended the boundaries of time and history.

 

Girovai.com

 

Become a member of TIES international network. *Premium Plus members - supporting TIES mission to unite conservation, communities and sustainable travel - receive additional marketing and networking benefits.

 

Long-Time Members

Country Walkers - USA
Ibex Expeditions - India
Lapa Rios Ecolodge - Costa Rica
OARS - USA
Rainforest Expeditions - Peru
Trans Niugini Tours - Papua New Guinea
Wet'n'Wild Rafting Company - New Zealand

 

>> See All Members

 

National Associations

Association of Ecotourism in Romania
Benin Ecotourism Concern
Ecotourism Australia
Ecotourism Kenya
Ecotourism Korea
Indonesian Ecotourism Network
Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation

 

>> Learn more about Association Partners

 

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