Our Members and Partners

Our Members and Partners

Partners and Supporters


TIES partners with environmental NGO's, travel associations, conservation groups and other organizations that share our commitment to responsible travel and sustainable development worldwide in various ways. We welcome innovative ideas and suggestions on potential future partnerships. Please contact us at: info[at]ecotourism.org to submit proposals and to start exploring partnership possibilities.



The foundation of our organization, TIES members. You can find all current members through our Member Search.


Ecotourism Associations

Providing the vital links between governments, NGOs, businesses and citizens, local, national and regional ecotourism associations are a crucial part of our efforts to further TIES mission. We offer complimentary Organization membership to non-profit, non-governmental and multi-stakeholder associations with primary focus on ecotourism and sustainable travel.


>> Learn more about TIES Association Network Program


Industry Partners

Our partnerships with these organizations have helped strengthen our projects and enhance our outreach efforts. We are proud to collaborate with our partners to promote and increase awareness among stakeholders.


Adventure Media

Adventure Media is the only full-service PR agency focused exclusively on the active, experiential and cultural travel markets. With over 100 worldwide clients, we are proud of our success and leadership in the markets we serve.


Adventure Travel Trade Association

Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) is dedicated to raising the profile of Adventure Travel in the world travel market and provides valuable services, knowledge and connections that will help Members succeed in their businesses, thereby contributing to industry-wide growth.



Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), based in Montréal, Québec, was established to support the goals of the Convention, the product of the 1992 Earth Summit on sustainable development.


BEST Education Network

The BEST Education Network is an international consortium of educators promoting knowledge building in sustainable tourism through an annual Think Tank sharing cutting edge research and developing educational materials.



Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is a global initiative dedicated to promoting sustainable tourism practices around the world. Momentum around this movement is growing. The GSTC is currently active in all UNWTO regions, including Africa, The Americas, East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, Europe and Middle East.


Green Path Transfers

Green Path Transfers is a global provider of airport, inter-city and inter-island transfers, offering low carbon emission vehicles to minimize carbon footprint. Green Path Transfers is part of the WHL Group's global network, with a mission to help small tourism operators in the developing world access global markets.



ITB-Berlin, as a driving force in the travel industry, gives important impulses to a continuously growing market. With more than 170,000 visitors and over 10,000 exhibitors from 180 countries, ITB Berlin is the leading B2B-Platform of all tourism industry offers.



TravMedia provides services to journalists with the latest breaking press releases from travel companies and organisations worldwide, together with access to images, company profiles and archive releases, PR contacts, online research tools and much more.


Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is providing more than $2.7 million to support 52 fish habitat projects in 26 states across the nation, restoring and enhancing stream, lake and coastal habitat, as well as to improving recreational fishing and helping endangered species.



International Culinary Tourism Association (ICTA) is a non-profit trade association that provides culinary tourism Community, Education, Development and Promotion benefits and services for its members.



International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges through scientific research and policy development.


Rainforest Alliance

Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.



TrainingAid offers a wide selection of tourism online courses for travel and hospitality professionals. We are supporting skills training for tourism professionals from around the world - from entrepreneurs to community leaders, development experts to career seekers.



United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system's designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level.



United Nations Foundation (UNF), a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner's historic $1 billion gift to support United Nations causes and activities.



United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is a specialized agency of the United ‎Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism.

Wellness Tourism Worldwide is dedicated to the development and promotion of wellness tourism and work with partners to advance the industry by bringing together stakeholders from across countries, regions, and sectors who share the collective goal of improving well-being and economic growth through travel.
Wellness Tourism Worldwide is a leader in education, development and promotion of wellness travel. We work with companies, destinations and travel entrepreneurs to deliver meaningful experiences and boost revenue by improving the well-being of clients and guests - See more at: http://www.wellnesstourismworldwide.com/#sthash.MD0ZZlTm.dpuf


Technology Partners



Podio a new type of web-based collaboration software where sharing, communicating and getting work done takes place in one online platform - fully customizable through the unique ability to create your own apps.



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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