Professional Membership

Professional Membership


Professional Membership

Professional Membership (Individual)

for Ecotourism Professionals, Industry Experts, Professionals Working in Related Fields


Professional members receive benefits tailored to those working in ecotourism and related fields, and those interested in sharing their expertise and improving their skills.





Professional Member Benefit Overview

Marketing and Publicity Tools


Personal Member Profile What's This?

Customized member profile page on, with bio, professional expertise and direct link to your website.  Ability to manage personal profile.


Featured Article in TIES Monthly E-Newsletter

Share your article on best practices in our monthly e-newsletter (30,000 followers)


Opportunity to Publish Research and Articles What's This?

Share your best practice stories and news items on to boost your reach.


Networking & Capacity Building Opportunities

Access to TIES-EXCHANGE What's This?

Access to TIES-EXCHANGE, the global social networking platform for TIES members.


Discount on the ESTC Registration Rate What's This?

Member rate for the annual Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC).


Job Board Access What's This?

Access to Job Board on TIES-EXCHANGE: View and post jobs and project opportunities.


Multimedia Library Access What's This?

Access to workshop videos and webinar recordings through TIES-EXCHANGE.


eLibrary Access What's This?

Access to TIES eBooks and reports, and research papers by TIES members.


TIES Member Meetings What's This?

Opportunity to participate in TIES Member Meetings.


Educational Opportunities

FREE access to live webinars and discount on the Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Management

*TIES membership fees are based on an annual membership term.
For more information, please visit the Member Policies page.

US$ 80/year

Questions? Contact us at membership[at] to set up a meeting call and to discuss the best membership options for you.

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Organization & Student Member Opportunities



You are representing an organization and would not only like to provide your employees/colleagues with access to TIES network but  also promote your business at the same time? Take advantage of TIES Organization Membership, which provides partnership-building, promotion and organization development opportunities alike - from local to international, from grassroots to global.


TIES Student Membership is designed to provide students from around the world easy access to the field of ecotourism and functions as an entry point into the industry. TIES offers a discounted professional membership to students who are currently enrolled full-time in educational institutions and are interested in seeking careers in ecotourism.



Professional Member Benefit Details


Member Profile

Personal Member Profile features include:

  • Custom URL: Profile page link with individualized URL.
  • Link Back: URL link directly to your website
  • Profile Picture: Your member profile features your profile picture.
  • Like & Share Buttons: Site visitors can easily "Like" and "+1" your profile and share the link to your page through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
  • Biography & Expertise: Highlight your educational background, accomplishments, and expertise through your profile page. Reach potential clients by posting your interest area.
  • Social Media Links: You can link to all your social media profiles on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and more.

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Newsletter Promotion


Listing in TIES eNewsletter

TIES monthly newsletter (TIES eNews) reaches more then 30,000 subscribers. Each month, all new and renewed members from that month will be listed, with links to their profiles.

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Articles & Press Release

Publish Research & Articles

All TIES Professional Members have the opportunity to submit research and articles to be published on Member articles highlight best practice examples, project news and updates, and professional opportunities. All member articles include links to member profile pages. Publishing on is a great way to gain publicity, and to be featured in TIES newsletter for additional exposure.

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TIESEXCHANGE - Member Networking

Access to TIES-EXCHANGE - Member Network:

  • Network: Connect with fellow TIES members from around the world, and enhance your networking experiences.
  • Connect: Find members and use EXCHANGE Groups and other features to generate business and connect.
  • Share: Join EXCHANGE groups to find people who share your interests, participate in discussions, and post questions and answers.
  • Learn: View videos and webinars from past ESTC sessions and workshops on topics such as marketing, product development, certification programs, and more.
  • Promote: Increase your visibility among tourism industry influencers and decision makers by actively sharing information and exchanging ideas.

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Job Board

Job Board

Access various employment opportunities, job openings, consultancy gigs and project positions on the Job Board section of TIES-EXCHANGE. Members have unlimited access to the Job Board, and can post, as well as view, vacancies and job opportunities We also provide a section for internship and volunteer opportunities, where members can share and promote intern and volunteer positions at their organizations.

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Multimedia Library Access

Through TIES-EXCHANGE, members can access educational videos (workshop and conference presentation recordings, webinars). Some examples of topics include: how to effectively market sustainable tourism businesses, sustainable tourism destination development and management, and ecolodge planning, design and operations.

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eLibrary Access

Members have unlimited access TIES online document library, and can view and download e-books, case studies, reports, and research papers from around the world.

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ESTC Connections

Member Discount on ESTC Registration Rate

The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) is TIES' annual industry conference promoting sustainability in tourism. Attracting a number of leading operators, wholesalers and hoteliers, as well as the media, the ESTC offers unique opportunities to showcase sustainability stories to tourism industry influencers globally.




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TIES Member Meeting

TIES Member Meeting

Meet TIES team and your fellow TIES members! TIES Member Meeting is held annually during the ESTC, and is a great opportunity for both current and future members to connect with each other and to discuss ideas and solutions for a better future of our industry. At TIES Member Meeting, we want to hear your opinions and exchange ideas with you about TIES' strategic directions and objectives for the coming years.


In addition to the annual international meeting at the ESTC, TIES, with local partners, occasionally organizes and hosts regional gatherings for TIES members that include networking programs and educational presentations. All the member meetings are announced through the member-only newsletter and TIES-EXCHANGE. 

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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..




> The International Ecotourism Society 



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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