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.



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.


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.




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 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 Partner and Member 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



Media Partners


sustainability leaders partners and members

Sustainability Leaders is dedicated to telling the stories of leaders in sustainable tourism around the world. Their mission is to motivate and inspire travel and tourism professionals to benefit from sustainability as strategy, and to help tourism businesses and destinations communicate their sustainability initiatives to global audiences.

Voyageons autrement member and partner

Voyageons-autrement.com fait la promotion d’hébergements, de tour-opérateurs et de toutes les entreprises de tourisme en france et dans le Monde qui ont été vérifiés par un programme de certification de tourisme durable tiers et indépendant ou recommandés par un organisme reconnu. Une des visées du portail étant d’aider les voyageurs et les acteurs du voyage à choisir des destinations, pas uniquement pour la beauté des sites, mais également parce qu’ils pourront ainsi contribuer au développement des communautés locales et à la protection de la faune et de la flore.



TravelMole Media Partner

TravelMole.com is the first online community for the Travel and Tourism Industry, established in 1998. Today TravelMole.com and TravelMole.TV publishes 15 eNewsletters and broadcasts hundreds of videos to over 450,000 travel & tourism industry professional registered members and subscribers, as well as 30 million consumers in 132 countries. This includes the highly acclaimed VISION on Sustainable Tourism publication.



Green Global Travel Media Partner

Green Global Travel is an ecotourism, nature/wildlife conservation & cultural preservation website focused on inspiring people to travel more adventurously, consciously and sustainably. Co-founded by veteran journalist Bret Love and photographer/

videographer Mary Gabbett, the site has been named Best Specialist Travel Blog and has been highlighted among the best travel writing on the web numerous times by National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel. We’ve also been featured by BBC News, the Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, Huffington Post, NPR and Today.

Travindy reports on the innovations, insights and issues shaping a sustainable future for tourism. Every day we scour tourism news sites around the world to select the essential news stories affecting the industry. We then distill these stories into their essentials.



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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