TIES eNewsletter - February 2013

TIES eNewsletter - February 2013

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ESTC13 Updates, Online Learning Series

Registration for the ESTC13 (Sept 24-27, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya) will open in March, and for those interested in presenting at the conference the opportunity to submit your presentation proposal is available through March 15th. Presenting at the ESTC13 will be a great way not only to share your story with the world but also to enhance your networking experience at the conference.

 

This month, we are also happy to announce the new Online Professional Learning Series for those working in ecotourism and community development. As always, discounted rates are available for TIES members, and don't miss the early-bird special (till March 1st)!

 

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LATEST NEWS FROM TIES

LATEST NEWS FROM TIES

ESTC13: Call for Presenters

Want to showcase your ecotourism business success? Got inspiring community initiatives that others in the industry can learn from? Apply now to present at the ESTC13 and share your story in front of tourism leaders from around the world!

>> Learn more & apply now

ESTC13

Top Ecotourism Experts Offer Online Professional Learning Series

Registration is now open for the online learning program on ecotourism and community development. The early-bird rate (US$160 for members / US$180 for non-members) will be offered through March 1st, 2013.

>> Learn more about the program

Professional Learning Series

ITB Berlin: Celebrating Heritage, Sustaining Communities

Join TIES and sustainability leaders from around the world at ITB Berlin! 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

How Can the Tourism Industry Improve Disaster Preparedness and Support Destinations' Recovery Efforts?

Disasters present challenges to the tourism industry not only because of their negative impact on visitor numbers, but also due to travelers’ potential positive or negative impact on recovering destinations.

How Can Travelers Find Authentic Experiences That Are Culturally Respectful?

Interacting with local people, being part of the real lives of the locals, participating in local customs... many travelers seek these in order to find unique and authentic experiences. But are we being intrusive when we seek more local and more personal experiences?

How Can Tourism Help Empower Women and Promote Gender Equality?

Did you know that women make up the majority of the tourism workforce, but that they tend to be in the lowest paid, and lowest status jobs? In order to promote gender equality and support opportunities for women, it is important to empower women as a first step.

 

 

MEMBER NEWS & PROJECTS

MEMBER NEWS & PROJECTS

Inkaterra Honored by Educational Travel Community's Responsible Tourism Showcase

Inkaterra has been recognized for its effort on promoting sustainable tourism in Peru, offering authentic experiences that focus on preserving and rescuing Peru's geography, nature, traditions and cultures.

Florida's Marco Island Named One of "100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life" by National Geographic

In the book, author Keith Bellows showcases the 10,000 Islands Dolphin Project as the premier excursion that best highlights the destination, its culture and people while providing an experience that will enrich the life of a child.

Ecoventura Helps Launch Study of Effects of Galapagos Marine Reserve

Ecoventurawhich operates an environmentally friendly fleet of small expedition yachts in the Galapagos Islands, supports shark conservation analysis in the #Galapagos Marine Reserve by the Galapagos Science Center.

Darwin's Chiloé, 12,000 Years to Today

Darwin's Chiloé promises to be an exciting eight-day excursion covering land and sea travel. Experience the vibrant ecosystems still being preserved in the Isla Chiloé archipelago, as well as the music and culture of the indigenous communities.

Tangkahan Tourism Institute Promotes Ecotourism to Combat Illegal Logging in North Sumatra, Indonesia

In 1997 many of the villagers in Tangkahan were illegal loggers. Realising the value of the forest beyond that of harvesting timber, the local community turned to ecotourism, with the aim of providing sustainable incomes that would render illegal logging obsolete.

 

ESTC TALKS: WHAT DOES SUSTAINABILITY MEAN TO YOU?

MEMBER NEWS & PROJECTS

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.

ESTC Talks

 

FEATURED MEMBERS

FEATURED MEMBERS

REI Adventures: Active Caretakers of the Environment

REI Adventures promotes high ethical standards and works to minimize environmental impact - by practicing Leave No Trace principles on all trips, utilizing reusable or recyclable materials whenever possible, and patronizing local businesses, from lodging to guides to restaurants. What makes REI Adventures trips truly unique are the steps they take to create meaningful cultural exchanges with each region's people, and to treat cultures and places with respect.

 

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Nomadic Expeditions - Mongolia
Trans Niugini Tours - Papua New Guinea
Borneo Eco Tours - Malaysia
Ecoventura - Ecuador
Angel Eco Tours - Venezuela
Canadian Mountain Holidays - Canada
Volcanoes Safaris - Uganda
 

Green Accommodations

Lapa Rio Ecolodge - Costa Rica
EcoCamp Patagonia - Chile
Kosrae Village Ecolodge - Micronesia
Tiger Mountain Limited - Nepal
The Bentwood Inn - USA
Black Sheep Inn - Ecuador
The Lodge at Chaa Creek - Belize

 

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