TIES Workshop Program Overview

Improving Your Edge

TIES workshops, organized in collaboration with destination partners, aim to enhance knowledge and strengthen opportunities for stakeholders to benefit from sustainable tourism. Through practical training and education programs, these workshops help empower tourism professionals to make a positive impact, as well as achieving revenue goals and business priorities.

Ecotourism Principles, Sustainable Tourism Strategies

Focusing on practical skills and tangible actions, TIES workshops highlight key issues and topics including: stakeholder engagement, business plans, destination master plans, product development, sustainability standards for the tourism industry, green infrastructure in tourism, interpretation skills, communication and marketing.

TIES Expert Team

Representing a wide range of professional fields – from ecolodge design, marketing to fundraising – and diverse groups of tourism stakeholders, TIES Board of Advisors serves as a leading source of knowledge and expertise on ecotourism and sustainable tourism. TIES Advisors appoint workshop facilitators and form customized approaches to each program.


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Recent Workshops

Destination Workshop: Making Sustainable Tourism Marketable

When: September 2011 & 2012
Participants: Representatives of DMOs, CVBs, National Tourism Boards and other destination organization
Topics: Marketing Strength Inventory; Sustainability as a Marketing Edge; From Product Development to Consumer Experience; How to Make Your Story Stand Out


Authentic Ecolodge Planning, Design and Operations

Authentic Ecolodges When: September 2011 & 2012
Participants: Lodge and resort developers, owners and managers, tourism operators, architects, landscape architects and engineers, students, professors, and other stakeholders.

Topics: Physical feasibility and market potential for ecolodges; Discuss research results (and trends) in this industry; Accurately projecting costs and potential revenue; Select a site, plan and design an ecolodge; Ecolodge guidelines and certification standards; Incorporate renewable energy and efficient management systems into your design and construction.



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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