TEST Membership

TEST Membership

Destination & Association Member Opportunities



TIES offers tourism boards, governments, DMOs and other national organizations representing destinations various Destination Member Services. If you are seeking ways to incorporate sustainability in your national tourism strategy, or to improve your ecotourism branding and messaging, find out more about these services and learn how TIES can be a key supporter in achieving your goals.


TIES seeks to partner with national and regional ecotourism associations to strengthen our global network and to enhance education and knowledge-sharing opportunities related to ecotourism in various destinations. TIES Association Network Program is designed for multi-stakeholder and non-profit associations working actively in related fields, supporting members in their countries and regions.


Organization Membership


Tour Operators


Suppliers & Service Providers

NGOs & Educational Institutions

Tour Operator Accomodations Tourism Suppliers and Service Providers Tourism NGOs and Educational Institutions
Take advantage of partnership-building, promotion and professional development opportunities for in-bound and out-bound operators - from local to international, from grassroots to global. Spread the word about the sustainability efforts and ecotourism opportunities at your hotel, hostel, lodge, retreat, b&b - a great way to engage your team, community members and guests. Grow your market through business-to-business connections and networking opportunities! Increase your visibility among industry leaders and decision-makers from around the world. Strengthen your outreach, networking and marketing efforts through TIES' global community, and help further your mission supporting conservation, communities and sustainable travel.



Organization Member Benefit Overview

Marketing and Publicity Tools



Premium Plus

Featured Member Listing on TIES Homepage What's This?

Listed as a "Featured Member" on TIES homepage (40K+ visitors/mo) for 3 months.


Featured Member Listing in TIES eNewsletter What's This?

Reach TIES 35K+ newsletter subscribers with a prominent listing in 3 editions.


Event Promotion What's This?

Distribution of organization brochures at trade shows and events TIES participates in.

  Yes Yes

SEO Assistance with Your Member Profile What's This?

Additional staff time to assist with SEO of you member profile page and links/backlinks.

  Yes Yes

Member Profile What's This?

Customized member profile page on Ecotourism.org, with direct link to your website.

Yes Yes Yes

Social Media Posting What's This?

Promotion on TIES Facebook page (11K+ Likes) and TIES Twitter feed (6K+ Followers).

Yes Yes Yes

Listing in TIES eNewsletter What's This?

Listing in TIES monthly newsletter, with a link to your member profile page.

Yes Yes Yes

Promotional Materials What's This?

Use of TIES Member Logo and other member-only promotional materials.

Yes Yes Yes

Opportunity to Publish Articles and Press Releases What's This?

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

Yes Yes Yes

Networking & Capacity Building Opportunities


Free Professional Memberships for Employees What's This?

All your employees (with organization email) can join as Professional members for free.


Free TIES-EXCHANGE Accounts for Employees What's This?

All your employees (with organization email) can access TIES-EXCHANGE for free.



Member Discount on the ESTC Registration Rate What's This?

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




Access to TIES-EXCHANGE What's This?

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

Yes Yes Yes

Job Board Access What's This?

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

Yes Yes Yes

Multimedia Library Access What's This?

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

Yes Yes Yes

eLibrary Access What's This?

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

Yes Yes Yes

TIES Member Meetings What's This?

Opportunity to participate in TIES Member Meetings.

Yes Yes Yes

Membership Tools


Member Center

Manage your member profile, update email subscriptions, and view member benefits.

Yes Yes Yes

Member-Only eNews 

Special monthly emails exclusively for TIES members, with industry news and updates.

Yes Yes Yes

Partner Offers 

Discount and service offers from partnering organizations.

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


US$ 550/year

US$ 1,250/year

Questions? Contact us at membership[at]ecotourism.org, or +1 202 506 5033 x11
to discuss the best membership options for your organization.

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Member Benefit Details


Member Profile

Member Profile features include:

  • Custom URL: Profile page link with individualized URL (e.g. Ecotourism.org/the-international-ecotourism-society).
  • Link Back: Your Organization Member name is linked directly to your website
  • Profile Picture: Your member profile features a profile picture of your choice (e.g. your company logo, picture of your lodge).
  • 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.
  • Sustainability Practices: Highlight your commitment to sustainability! Your organization description includes a section on your green practices, community initiatives and sustainability achievements.
  • Team Members: Your Organization Member profile includes links to your employees and staff members' Professional Member profile pages.
  • Social Media Links: You can link to all your social media profiles on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and more.

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SEO Assistance with Your Member Profile

SEO Assistance with Your Member Profile

(Premium & Premium Plus Levels Only) Take advantage of your dedicated member profile page on ecotourism.org, a high traffic website with a visitor base relevant to your target audience. Make sure your member profile page is set up correctly to maximize search engine visibility. TIES staff will assist you with the settings of your member profile page, and links/backlinks to and from your website.


*This service is limited to basic settings related to member profile pages on ecotourism.org, and is not intended to replace a professional SEO service.

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Featured Members

Featured Member Listing on TIES Homepage

(Exclusive to Premium Plus Level) Reach a potential of 40,000+ monthly website visitors! Your member profile picture (thumbnailed picture, 105px x 105px) and a link to your member profile page will be on TIES home page, providing a prominent visibility on this highly ranked website. The Featured Members section on TIES home page is updated every quarter (March, June, September, December), listing all "Premium Plus" level members who join or renew during the pervious quarter.

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Social Media Posting

Social Media Promotion

Take advantage of TIES prominent online presence in the social media sphere to raise awareness of your organization! What makes social media interactions interesting is that they are, well, social. Rather than just advertise your product or talk about your company, our aim is to highlight you, our members and to engage our audience in conversations about your ecotourism initiatives and sustainability efforts. 


All Organization Members have the opportunity to be mentioned on TIES Facebook page (11K+ Likes) and TIES Twitter feed (6K+ Followers), as well as other social media platforms (e.g. Google+, Pinterest). Posts will be produced by TIES staff with expertise in social media marketing.

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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.


In addition, Premium Plus members are featured in TIES eNews, with a thumbnailed profile picture, a short description (up to 160 characters, and a link to the member profile page, for three (3) editions. The featured member listing in TIES eNews corresponds with the listing in the Featured Members section on TIES home page, and is updated every quarter (March, June, September, December).

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Member Logo

Member-Only Promotional Materials

Showcase your commitment to sustainability by using TIES Member Logo, Member Certificate and other member-only promotional materials on your website, blog or email signature. All web-based member-only promotional materials (logos and banners) are available for download from the Member Center, and custom Member Certificate (print-quality electronic file) can be provided upon request.

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Event Promotion

Event Promotion

(Premium & Premium Plus Levels Only) TIES Member Event Promotion is a great way to extend your marketing efforts, by taking advantage of the regional and international exposure at trade shows and industry events TIES participates in - including the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) and ITB Berlin, as well as other local and global meetings. At these events, TIES will distribute your brochures on your behalf at TIES booth, as part of our efforts to highlight the members of our network. TIES will announce each Member Event Promotion opportunity through the member-only newsletter and TIES-EXCHANGE.

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Articles & Press Release

Publish Articles & Press Releases

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

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Additional Employees

Free Professional Memberships for Employees

(Exclusive to Premium-Plus Level) Allow your employees to become Professional Members at no additional costs. With a Professional Membership, your employees can create their member profile page, have access to all Professional Member benefits, including TIES-EXCHANGE, and promote the organization throughout TIES network.

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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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Unlimited TIES-EXCHANGE Access

Unlimited Employees Access to TIES-EXCHANGE

(Exclusive to Premium-Plus Level) All your employees with valid organization email addresses (for example "@ecotourism.org") can join TIES-EXCHANGE for free. This is a great way to maximize your organization's membership benefits and to extend to your team members the networking and professional development opportunities available through TIES global community.

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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.


TIES Organization Members at the Basic, Premium and Premium Plus member levels can apply the special member discount on the ESTC registration fee to one (1), two (2) and four (4)+ employees respectively.

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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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