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SEE YOU IN PORTLAND ECOTOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2010 “AMERICA’S GREENEST CITY”
SEE YOU IN PORTLAND
ECOTOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE
TOURISM CONFERENCE
SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2010
“AMERICA’S GREENEST CITY”
- POPULAR SCIENCE MAGAZINE

Dear Conscious Traveler,

Travel can be much more than simply visiting places, taking pictures and buying souvenirs. When executed mindfully, and with the minimum impact, travel can be a powerful tool for positive change, inspiring awareness, tolerance, and commit- ment to social and environmental responsibility.

Since 1990, TIES’ global network of travel professionals, responsible companies, industry associations, sustainability advocates and travel enthusiasts has demon- strated the tangible and intangible benefits that ecotourism can provide for lo- cal communities and destinations. Our sccesses and the numerous achievements of the ecotourism communities worldwide are a testament to the strength of this vastly diverse and dynamic segment of the global tourism industry.

In 2010, TIES is celebrating 20 years of leadership and innovation by the members of our global network. As we look back and recognize the important roles that our members have played in promoting the growth of ecotourism worldwide, we are also marking this important occasion with renewed and strengthened commitment to supporting our members’ work ensuring a sustainable future for communities and destinations around the world.

As you will see in the extensive list of members in this guide, the world of ecotour- ism and sustainable travel is made up of numerous voices representing a diverse array of knowledge and expertise that will help you, the traveler, make responsible travel choices.

By choosing wisely, you can make positive contributions to conservation, commu- nities and sustainable travel around the world, one eco-trip at a time.

nities and sustainable travel around the world, one eco-trip at a time. Sincerely, Dr. Kelly Bricker

Sincerely,

nities and sustainable travel around the world, one eco-trip at a time. Sincerely, Dr. Kelly Bricker

Dr. Kelly Bricker Chair of the Board

Voluntourism: an adventure that gives back One big world. One really great idea. Voluntourism is
Voluntourism:
an adventure that gives back
One big world. One really great idea. Voluntourism is
an important way to make tourism more sustainable,
letting travelers and local people learn from new
friends, appreciate each other’s cultures, and work
toward a better future.
Give back to a community you’re visiting, lend a
helping hand to someone in need, work toward
a cause you believe in, and find a way to make a
positive impact through your travels.
Our Voluntour adventures are an exciting way to
benefit the communities you visit. Spend some time
exploring the sights, and then immerse yourself in
a project that will make a very real difference in the
quality of life of local communities…and your life, too.
Satisfy your soul
Come on your next voluntour adventure with us!
Project Costa Rica: 15 days from $809
5 days volunteering at a sea turtle conservation project
after exploring lush rainforests and beaches.
Project Brazil: 14 days from $499
10 days volunteering at a day care center in Rio’s favelas,
with free time to enjoy all Rio has to offer.
Project Machu Picchu: 13 days from $1589
Volunteer at a home for street children, then set off
trekking the Inca Trail to the iconic Machu Picchu.
Project South Africa: 14 days from $1859
Volunteer in local villages and schools, hike waterfalls &
rainforests and search for the “big 5”.
Project India: 15 days from $1279
Volunteer at a center for street children and discover
India’s kaleidoscopic culture.
For more information on voluntourism and all the trips we offer please visit our website

www.planeterra.org

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TIES World Map

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Associations

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Colleges & Universities

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Institutions

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Affiliated Businesses Professionals Indices Membership Application Form

Professionals Indices Membership Application Form # 1 Responsible Travel Myth Myth: I have to sacrifice
# 1 Responsible Travel Myth Myth: I have to sacrifice quali- ty and luxury of
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Myth: I have to sacrifice quali-
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Reality: Many lodges, hotels,
and B&Bs have high standards for
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assuring your level of comfort.

About TIES

Uniting Conservation, Communities and Sustainable travel

The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) a non-profit association com-

mitted to promoting responsible tourism practices that benefit conservation and communities. Representing the voices of stakeholders from all corners of the world, TIES’ global network supports and is supported by members from over 90 coun- tries, who are leading the vital efforts to make travel and tourism more sustainable.

TIES Mission

1) Creating an international network of individuals, institutions and the tourism industry.

2) Educating tourists and tourism professionals.

3) Influencing the tourism industry, public institutions and donors to integrate the principles of ecotourism into their operations and policies.

principles of ecotourism into their operations and policies. Want to get involved? Visit www.ecotourism.org/membership

Want to get involved? Visit www.ecotourism.org/membership and become a member today!

Become a Member

What is Ecotourism?

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ecotourism: responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well- being of local people (TIES, 1990)

Ecotourism Principles

• Minimize impact.

• Build environmental and cultural awareness and

respect.

• Provide positive experiences for both visitors and

hosts.

• Provide direct financial benefits for conservation.

• Provide financial benefits and empowerment for

local people.

• Raise sensitivity to host countries’ political, envi- ronmental, and social climate.

political, envi - ronmental, and social climate. Why is Ecotourism Imporant? Offering market-linked long-

Why is Ecotourism Imporant?

Offering market-linked long- term solutions, ecotourism provides effective economic incentives for conserving bio-cultural diversity and pro- tecting the natural and cultural heritage of our beautiful planet.

Offering local capacity build- ing opportunities, ecotourism is also an effective vehicle for empowering communities around the world to fight against poverty and to achieve sustainable development.

Who Are Eco- Tourists?

Ecotourism appeals to a wide range of travelers, of all ages and interests. Travel- ers who choose ecotourism are responsible consumers interested in sustainabili- ty, authentic local experiences and opportunities to give back to the communities they visit.

Increasingly, eco-tourists are also seeking to minimize the carbon footprint of their travel, traveling with climate in mind by planning wise- ly and choosing consciously.

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Ecotourism Fund

Become an active supporter of ecotourism and its benefits by contributing to TIES efforts in uniting conservation, communities and sustainable travel.

TIES supports and promotes ecotourism initiatives worldwide that focus on solutions, implementation, and action, and we seek innovative ways to strengthen responsible business and empower communities.

TIES utilizes the Ecotourism Funds to support the following priority areas and projects.

• Indigenous Communities and Business Leaders

Ecotourism Research and Development

• Sustainable Business Development for SMEs

Preserving Ecotourism Experiences in Destinations

Educational Opportunities for Youth and Students

Interested in learning more about how to help TIES support and promote ecotourism initiative worldwide? Or interested in donating to the Ecotourism Fund?

Learn Where the Fund’s Money Goes

to the Ecotourism Fund? Learn Where the Fund’s Money Goes Donate to TIES Ecotourism Fund

Donate to TIES Ecotourism Fund

the Ecotourism Fund? Learn Where the Fund’s Money Goes Donate to TIES Ecotourism Fund www.ecotourism.org/ecotourism-fund

www.ecotourism.org/ecotourism-fund

Richard Denman and the Tourism Company I live in Herefordshire, in the little known border

Richard Denman

and the Tourism Company

I live in Herefordshire, in the little known border country

between England and Wales. A timeless area of woolly cattle, orchards, cider and black and white cottages. Our ecotourism comes from the birds, butterflies, bees and trees but is none the worse for being small scale and domestic. It is a great place from which to run The Tourism Company, together with my two colleague directors (but they are based in London!).

We are a small consultancy specialising in tourism, and not to be confused with our fellow TIES members from Canada who trade under the same name.

Mainly we work for destinations, helping them plan for a sustainable tourism future. Strategies, marketing plans, feasibility studies and research are our normal fare but we also do a lot of global work on tourism policy and promoting good sustainability practice amongst tourism enterprises.

My projects are essentially divided between three areas – the UK, Europe and developing countries. This year we completed the cycling tourism strategy for Wales, which is typical of our UK work. It was about anticipating where the market for mountain biking and cycle touring is going and how the Welsh forests, trails and rural communities can benefit more from the opportunities.

My European experience started in Eastern Europe after the changes in the early nineties. Now I am closely involved with the Sustainable Tourism Charter for Europe’s national parks and protected areas. I think this is a great initiative as it requires parks to work together with their local business and conservation interests to create good sustainable destinations. Through the Charter we have been able to point out what they need to do better – often in the areas of stronger partnerships, better interpretation and provision for car free holidays. There are now over 80 Charter Parks and they have formed their own network.

I started to become active globally and in developing countries around 2002, when I

produced the Guidelines for Community-based Ecotourism for WWF and got very involved with the Global Ecotourism Summit in Quebec. I have continued to work closely with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), especially on their tourism and poverty alleviation programme. As well as addressing policy issues, this has involved a number of missions in Asia and Africa to identify projects. An example was work with the Konso – a tribe in the south of Ethiopia which was seeing many visitors to their amazing enclosed villages but receiving little material benefit from them. A far cry from cycling in Wales – yet somehow the whole process of relating places to markets, or more meaningfully visitors to hosts, throws up similar issues across the world. It’s certainly a challenge but one I have been delighted and privileged to accept.

Richard Denman- TIES Member The Tourism Company - www.thetourismcompany.com

Waiting for the bikers’ at a forest centre
Waiting for the bikers’ at a
forest centre
One of the European Charter parks Parco Naturale Alpi Marittime, Italy
One of the European Charter
parks Parco Naturale Alpi
Marittime, Italy
Charter parks Parco Naturale Alpi Marittime, Italy Konso Villages Ethiopia ‘Getting to know one’s hosts’
Konso Villages Ethiopia
Konso Villages
Ethiopia
‘Getting to know one’s hosts’ Madagascar, Africa
‘Getting to know one’s hosts’
Madagascar, Africa

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Do’s and Don’ts While Traveling

! Do’s and Don’ts While Traveling
! Do’s and Don’ts While Traveling
Volcanoes, cloud forests, sweet waters and beaches. Vibrant faces and historical places. Let us show
Volcanoes, cloud forests, sweet waters and beaches. Vibrant faces and historical places. Let us show
Volcanoes, cloud forests, sweet waters and beaches. Vibrant faces and historical places. Let us show

Volcanoes, cloud forests, sweet waters and beaches. Vibrant faces and historical places. Let us show you natural Nicaragua!

Volcanoes, cloud forests, sweet waters and beaches. Vibrant faces and historical places. Let us show you
sweet waters and beaches. Vibrant faces and historical places. Let us show you natural Nicaragua! www.ToursToNicaragua.com

www.ToursToNicaragua.com

us show you natural Nicaragua! www.ToursToNicaragua.com naturally wonderful Voted a Top 7 Natural Attraction in the
naturally wonderful Voted a Top 7 Natural Attraction in the U.S.! A s one of
naturally wonderful
Voted a Top 7 Natural Attraction in the U.S.!
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attractions, we have been
thrilling visitors for more than
75 years with our thundering
145 foot waterfall.
One of our entertaining and
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Mountain Caverns to the
natural phenomenon known as
Ruby Falls.
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Don’t be fooled by

“Green-Washing”

“Eco” is a fashionable label used widely in the tourism industry. It sounds appealing, but much of what is marketed as “eco” is simply conventional tourism with superficial changes. So it’s important to check behind the labels.

How can travelers make a genuine choice with so many green labels being offered to a variety of hotels/resorts and other businesses these days?

1) In general, nationally or regionally accredited cer-

tification schemes offer a useful tool for distinguishing responsible businesses. Particu- larly, certification programs that require more stringent audit and monitoring processes demon- strate participating businesses’ commitment to social and envi- ronmental responsibility. On the other hand, it is a rather tricky question because sometimes smaller companies cannot afford more demanding certification pro- grams, even if they may be very qualified.

2) Our advice for conscious travelers looking for green

hotels, resorts and tour op- erators would be to look for green labels and certification seals, but also to look beyond those labels, and ask questions before book- ing. Ask for information about their environmental policy, CSR initiatives, and educational re- sources they have available. By asking those questions, you are also letting the businesses know that consumers care about those issues, which may influence them to implement efforts to improve their sustainability practices.

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xplorer

Five Easy Steps:

Planning Your Trip

1. Search the web: Look for information and resources on responsible

travel, ecotourism, or sustainable tourism. Ecotourism Explorer, TIES’ interactive online directory, makes searching for your perfect eco- holiday easy!

2. Consult guidebooks: Choose guidebooks with information on your

destination’s environmental, social and political issues, and read be-

fore booking. Guide books vary in quality, even within a series, but Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, and Moon are among the best.

3. Make contact: Call or email tour operators that have firsthand

knowledge of the place you are considering visiting. Check the web- sites of all accommodations.

4. Ask questions: Let tour operators/hotels know that you are a re-

sponsible consumer. Before you book, ask about their social and envi- ronmental policies. For instance - What is your environmental policy? What percentage of your employees are local citizens? Do you sup- port any projects to benefit the local community?

5. Choose wisely: Are the businesses you’re considering certified? Do

they have eco-label ratings, or have they won eco-awards?

Flying Responsibly

Your flight can be the most polluting aspect of your travel. It is estimat- ed that air traffic accounts for 10% of greenhouse gases worldwide.

Opt for more environmentally friendly transport such as trains, buses, and passenger boats. Plan your trip so that you minimize air travel, and choose, whenever possible, to stay longer in a destination instead of making many short trips.

You can help offset unavoidable footprint by contributing to credible car- bon offsetting programs that support conservation, renewable energy, and other energy saving projects.

Ecotourism

Associations

P roviding the vital links between governments, NGOs, businesses and citizens, our partners in lo-

cal, national and regional ecotourism associations are a crucial part of our efforts to further TIES mission.

雨垂れ石を穿つ

(Ama-dare-ishi-o-uga-tsu) ‘Constant dripping wears away a stone’

by: Masaru Takayama, TIES Board Member

wears away a stone’ by: Masaru Takayama, TIES Board Member Are you a green traveler? Are

Are you a green traveler? Are you a member of any ecotourism association? Let me guess your first answer is ‘yes’. Second answer, I hope is also ‘yes’, but if ‘no’, you are missing out on the world of opportunities! Local, national and regional ecotourism associations not only provide information on authentic ecotourism products and destinations, but, more importantly, they provide opportunities for education, employment and connecting with the right people. And above all, we join ecotourism associations to ‘walk the talk,’ showing that we care for people and the planet. The more of us who support these associations, the bigger impact they can make to change our world for the better.

In Japan, we have a saying ‘Constant dripping wears away a stone’ (雨垂れ石を穿つ: Ama-dare-ishi-o-uga-tsu). Every drop in the rain may be small and powerless, but over time the drops can make a hole through a stone. The point is we need a good number of drops that hit the same point on the stone from the same direction. While ineffective in the short run, small steps, with diligent efforts and joining forces with others over time, can bring about big changes. It is more important to be the drop, rather than a bucket full of water just wetting the stone.

Masaru Takayama

Executive Director, Japan Ecolodge Association

Associations Benin Ecotourism Concern - Eco-Benin Calavi, Benin Phone: (229) 21042268 Email: contact@ecobenin.org Web:
Associations Benin Ecotourism Concern - Eco-Benin Calavi, Benin Phone: (229) 21042268 Email: contact@ecobenin.org Web:

Associations

Benin Ecotourism Concern - Eco-Benin

Calavi, Benin

Phone: (229) 21042268 Email: contact@ecobenin.org Web: www.ecobenin.org

T he mission of EcoBenin is ensuring better living standards of communities at lo- cal and national level through ecotourism and eco-development promotion as a

sustainable management of natural resources. The Benin Ecotourism Concern (ECO- BENIN NGO) was created in 1999 as a working group for nature promotion in Benin through ecotourism to establish and maintain good working relationship between local and international non governmental organisations, regional and international wildlife societies, travel industries, and other bodies.

Want to get Involved? Beocme a sponsor or a volunteer. We’re, presently, seeking sponsors/donators for the construction of the eco-village of Lac Ahémé and are seeking volunteers and trainees to help in the implementation of community ecotourist circuits in the South - Benin.

of community ecotourist circuits in the South - Benin. Chitral Association for Mountain Area Tourism (CAMAT)

Chitral Association for Mountain Area Tourism (CAMAT)

Chitral, Pakistan

Phone: +92 943 413540 Email: camatchitral@yahoo.com

C AMAT (Chitral Association for Mountain Area Tourism) was established in 1998 by a wide spectrum of tourism stakeholders for the promotion of ecotourism in Chitral

and Northern Areas. It is a registered not-for-profit association with the objectives of diversifying local people’s livelihood opportunities by creating off-farm jobs, and alle- viating pressure on land resources in order to restore local natural biodiversity. From 2003-2007, CAMAT worked, through the financial and technical support of UNESCO, on a project on “promotion of ecotourism in the mountainous region of Central and South Asia.”

Want to get Involved? Though UNESCO project came to an end, CAMAT is continuing its activities mostly by the voluntary support of its Board of Directors, cultural groups and natural clubs throughout the Chitral district. We encourage like-minded NGOs around the world to come forward and support CAMAT in its efforts to protect the virgin natural environ- ment and traditional culture of both the Kalash and Khow communities.

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22 Dominican Sustainable Tourism Assoc. Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic Phone: +1 (1)809 / 801

Dominican Sustainable Tourism Assoc.

Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Phone: +1 (1)809 / 801 0000 Email: odt@dominicana.net.do Web: www.odt.org.do

T he Dominican Sustainable Tourism Organization (Organización Dominicana de Turismo Sostenible, ODTS) was established in 1995 to promote the sustainability

and diversification of tourism activities within the Dominican Republic. Our national organization integrates communities, the private sector and governmental authorities, working together to maximize tourism opportunities, to share correct information, and to showcase the Dominican culture, natural resources, and attractions, welcoming visitors into high-quality, fun and exciting experiences that are truly representative of Dominicana.

Want to get Involved? Become a member of ODTS! Why become a member? To promote business, secure new customers or interested persons, connect with the local or international sector, and be updated, informed, and attended, everything for your company’s progress in the context of a sustainable tourism industry.

progress in the context of a sustainable tourism industry. Eco & Sustainable Tourism Israel Tel Aviv,

Eco & Sustainable Tourism Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel

Phone: +972-54-9989922 Email: info@ecotourism.org.il Web: www.ecotourism.org.il

E co & Sustainable Tourism Israel is a non-profit organization, established on March 2006, in order to promote sustainability and ecotourism in Israel – on both the

supply and demand levels. The organization’s vision: “Turning the Israeli tourism in- dustry into a vehicle for conserving natural and cultural resources and enhancing local communities’ self sufficiency and empowerment capabilities”. Our work is focused on raising awareness and providing knowledge and tools to stakeholders through differ- ent platforms and frameworks, including our website.

Want to get Involved? We are seeking for volunteers who could promote our web site on the web - so people all over the world will know there is ecological and sustainable tourism in Israel.

Associations

Associations

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24 CANAECO Sto Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica Phone: +506 2507-8197 Email: info@canaeco.com Web: www.canaeco.com T

CANAECO

Sto Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica

Phone: +506 2507-8197 Email: info@canaeco.com Web: www.canaeco.com

T he Costa Rica National Chamber of Ecotourism (CANAECO), is a private non-profit organization that includes individuals and businesses related to the ecotourism

sector in our country. It collaborates with the promotion and the marketing of the ecotourism sector and affirms that ecotourism is an instrument for the economic de- velopment and the conservation of natural and cultural resources of Costa Rica. The mission of CANAECO is “to be a chamber that impulse sustainable practices in the tourism sector to treasure and protect the natural and cultural heritage, promoting socio-economic development of the country.” In addition, CANAECO will be known as the tourism chamber that leads and promotes the differentiation of sustainable tour- ism through the participation in public affairs, information and education for a respon- sible development of the tourism sector.

for a respon- sible development of the tourism sector. Ecotourism Australia Fortitude Valley, Australia Phone: +61

Ecotourism Australia

Fortitude Valley, Australia

Phone: +61 7 3252 1530 Email: Admin@ecotourism.org.au Web: www.ecotourism.org.au

E cotourism Australia was formed in 1991 as an incorporated non-profit organisation, and is the peak national body for the ecotourism industry. The Association has a di- verse membership that includes key industry sectors and including ecotourism accom- modation, tour and attraction operators; tourism planners; protected area managers; academics and students; tourism, environmental, interpretation and training consul- tants; local and regional tourism associations and travellers.

Want to get Involved? Become a part of Ecotourism Austraila’s Eco Certification Program, a globally recon- gized brand that assists travelers to choose and experience a genuine and authentic tour, attraction, cruise or accomodation that is environmentally, socially and economi- cally sustainable.

Associations Ecotourism Kenya Nairobi, Kenya Phone: 254 20 2724403 Email: info@ecotourismkenya.org Web:

Associations

Ecotourism Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: 254 20 2724403 Email: info@ecotourismkenya.org Web: www.ecotourismkenya.org

E cotourism Kenya is a civil society organization that was founded in 1996 to pro- mote ecotourism and sustainable tourism practices in Kenya. Founded with enor-

mous industry support, the society was charged with the responsibility of providing the required support for the development of ecotourism and sustainable tourism in the country.

Today, the society continues to pursue the vision of making Kenya’s tourism sustain- able, in terms of concern for the environment and the welfare of local populations. As a membership organization, Ecotourism Kenya brings together individuals, community based organizations (CBOs) and corporate organizations in a forum where they can discuss the concept of ecotourism and use this knowledge to improve practices in their respective fields.

knowledge to improve practices in their respective fields. Ecotourism Norway Oslo, Norway Email:

Ecotourism Norway

Oslo, Norway

Email: malau@innovasjonnorge.no Web: www.ecotourismnorway.org

E cotourism Norway is owned by Innovation Norway, but was developed through a three year process in cooperation with a test group of tourism companies and

destinations, GRIP - The Norwegian foundation for sustainable development and the Norwegian directorates for Cultural Heritage and Nature Management.The Norwegian government is funding the project. As a result of the project a certification scheme for Norwegian Ecotourism was officially presented in January 2008 and the first twelve companies are now certificatied.

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26 Ecoturismo Italia Cagliari, Italy Phone: +39.3929280834 Email: alessio.satta@ecoturismo-italia.it Web:

Ecoturismo Italia

Cagliari, Italy

Phone: +39.3929280834 Email: alessio.satta@ecoturismo-italia.it Web: www.ecoturismo-italia.it

E coturismo Italia was formed as a result of the increased knowledge and interest in the field of ecotourism. It aims to highlight and improve the environmental and

cultural benefits that ecotourism offers to destinations around the world. Ecoturismo Italia is used by planners, students, administrators and of course, ecotourists. Eco- turismo Italia is a non profit association with the purpose of facilitating sustainable development through the promotion of tourism and in particular, ecotourism. This is performed by protecting the environment and promoting traditional local cultures in Italy and abroad.

promoting traditional local cultures in Italy and abroad. Ectourism Society Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan Phone:

Ectourism Society Pakistan

Lahore, Pakistan

Phone: +92314-5121476 Email: ecomail@comsats.net.pk Web: www.ecotourism.org.pk

E SP an organization working in the field of tourism has basic aim of of helping the poor living in northern areas of Pakistan and to promote tourism in Pakistan. It has

supported around 502 students during this time to have Ecotourism courses with the support of Federal Ministr of Tourism and provincial Ministry of Tourism of Punjab. ESP can be considered as an association for the purpose of advancing knowledge and dis- seminating information about mountain research and mountain development through- out the world. The ESP tries to promote sustainable mountain development through improved communication among institutions and individuals.

Estonian Ecotourism Association

Joesuu, Estonia

Phone: (372) 506-1896 Email: info@ecotourism.ee Web: www.ecotourism.ee

Iran Ecotourists Association

Tehran, Iran

Email: maziar_niazmand@yahoo.com

Associations French Ecotourism Association Toulouse, France Email: info@ecotourisme.info Web: www.ecotourisme.info W e

Associations

French Ecotourism Association

Toulouse, France

Email: info@ecotourisme.info Web: www.ecotourisme.info

W e are the main body for the promotion and marketing of ecotourism & responsi- ble travel in France. Our award-winning website www.voyagespourlaplanete.com

is the main sustainable travel portal in France, and lists eco-hotels and ecotourism

operators from France and around the world.

and ecotourism operators from France and around the world. Indonesian Ecotourism Network Jakarta, Indonesia Phone: +62

Indonesian Ecotourism Network

Jakarta, Indonesia

Phone: +62 21 8378 6736 Email: indecon@indecon.or.id Web: www.indecon.or.id

I ndonesian Ecotourism Network (Indecon) is a non-profit organization focusing its activities in developing and promoting ecotourism in Indonesia. Established in 1995,

Indecon have facilitated some various ecotourism stakeholders in ecotourism develop- ment in Indonesia. Skillful staff and professional associates have supported Indecon’s works. Several innovations in development process and policy have also been identi- fied during Indecon’s involvement in promoting sustainable tourism in Indonesia.

involvement in promoting sustainable tourism in Indonesia. Instituto EcoBrasil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Phone: +55 21

Instituto EcoBrasil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Phone: +55 21 2512 4187 Email: ariane@ecobrasil.org.br Web: www.ecobrasil.org.br

E coBrasil - Brazilian Ecotourism Association, a not-for-profit non-governmental or- ganisation, was founded in 1993 by ecotourism professionals and was the first

national NGO to focus on ecotourism. Our vision is to forward ecotourism and sustain- able tourism through building knowledge networks and participate in and/or develop projects that helped advance the knowledge about good ecotourism practices and planning in Brazil. We are small dedicated organization with a large network of con- tacts in Brazil and internationally.

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28 Japan Ecolodge Association Kyoto, Japan Phone: +81-(0)75-344-5254 Email: ecomail@japan-ecolodge.org Web:

Japan Ecolodge Association

Kyoto, Japan

Phone: +81-(0)75-344-5254 Email: ecomail@japan-ecolodge.org Web: www.japan-ecolodge.org

J apan Ecolodge Association (ECOLA)endeavors to disseminate the ecolodge concepts by offering certification scheme based on 110-item Japan Ecolodge Checklist. We

firmly believe that locally operated nature-based lodges of low-impact facility with

educational and interpretative programs can lead to help conservation and improve sustainability of surrounding nature while revitalizing local economy.

Want to get Involved? On your ecolodge or ecovillage projects, we can support to introduce the lastest Japa- nese environmentally-friendly technologies and products. Please make an enquiry from our website mail form.

Please make an enquiry from our website mail form. Japan Ecotourism Society Tokyo, Japan Phone:

Japan Ecotourism Society

Tokyo, Japan

Phone: +81-(0)3-5437-3080 Email: ecojapan@alles.or.jp Web: www.ecotourism.gr.jp

J apan Ecotourism Society (JES) was established in 1998 to promote the ideas of eco- tourism in Japan and to bring up as many eco-tourists as possible throughout the

nation. JES has been active in handing over the beautiful earth and enjoyable trips to

the future generations.

earth and enjoyable trips to the future generations. National Ecotourism Center Tokyo, Japan Phone:

National Ecotourism Center

Tokyo, Japan

Phone: +81-(0)3-6457-3952 Email: jimukyoku@ecotourism-center.jp Web: www.ecotourism-center.jp

T he National Ecotourism Center’s mission is to empower local communities through ecotourism, while at the same time, promoting ecotourism as a “popular” concept

in Japan. The Center represents a nationwide network of ecotourism operators, orga- nizations and individuals interested and involved in ecotourism, offering the opportuni- ties to share local information and help enhance the collective knowledge of the net- work.

Associations Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF) Madapatha, Sri Lanka Phone: +94 777 631334 Email:

Associations

Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF)

Madapatha, Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 777 631334 Email: ecotourismsl@sltnet.lk Web: www.ecotourismsrilanka.net

T he primary focus of SLEF is the socio-cultural and socio-economic development of rural communities in Sri Lanka through community-based ecotourism operations.

From its inception, SLEF has dedicated itself in promotion of ecotourism as a tool for poverty alleviation and sustainable community development in Sri Lanka. SLEF is com- mitted to ensuring economic benefits of ecotourism to uplift the living standards of the rural communities in Sri Lanka. SLEF encourages private and public sector participa- tion in developing ecotourism business ventures which incorporate community ben- efits.

business ventures which incorporate community ben- efits. The Ontario Ecotourism Society Haliburton, Canada Phone:

The Ontario Ecotourism Society

Haliburton, Canada

Phone: 705-457-1680 x.6754 Email: admin@toes.ca Web: www.toes.ca

T he Ontario Ecotourism Society is the first province-wide organization for the de- velopment and promotion of ecotourism and sustainable tourism practices. We

are a not for profit network led by a volunteer board of directors, with a supporting membership of ecotourism operator, organizations, educational institutions, concerned public and visitors of Ontario. Our mission is to provide support and promotion for the sustainable use of our natural and cultural tourism resources through education and responsible marketing of ecotourism in Ontario.

and responsible marketing of ecotourism in Ontario. The Swedish Ecotourism Society Östersund, Sweden Phone:

The Swedish Ecotourism Society

Östersund, Sweden

Phone: (466) 312-1244 Email: info@ekoturism.org Web: www.naturesbest.nu

T he Swedish Ecotourism Society is a national NGO that works with ecotourism and nature based tourism service providers in Sweden. The Society provides an eco-

tourism quality labeling program called Nature’s Best, which is a leading examples of ecotourism certification program.

Colleges

&

Universities

An investment

in knowledge always pays the best interest.”

- Benjamin Franklin

T IES offers College & University members unique

opportunities to reach prospective & students, and

to create vital links between today’s industry leaders

and students and educators who shape the future of travel & tourism.

Online Courses UCC Program

Online certificate pro- gram: Earn a profes- sional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Management.

For students seeking a holistic understand- ing of programming and implementing ecotourism.

TIES eLibrary

Access our digital collection: download e-publications, articles and other online resources.

www.ecotourism.org/learning-center

University & Colleges

University & Colleges UCC University Consortium Certificate in Sustainable Tourism For Universities & Colleges •

UCC

University Consortium Certificate in Sustainable Tourism

For Universities & Colleges

• The opportunity to offer unique ex- periential learning options.

Enhanced recruitment opportunities for the University and department.

Increased program offerings without increasing faculty teaching loads.

Opportunities for creative faculty involvement.

Increased industry and professional contacts.

For Students

Industry-wide and academically recognized endorsement.

Access to potential employers and research projects.

Practical hands-on experiences, projects, and skill development.

Opportunities in relevant study abroad programs and coursework.

Professional employment opportu- nities through direct field contacts.

www.ecotourism.org/ucc

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Flinders University

Adelaide, Australia

Phone: +61 8 8201 3820

Email: deidre.bociulis@flinders.edu.au Web: www.flinders.edu.au

Area(s) of Study:

Sustainable Tourism

Capilano University

Vancouver, Canada

Phone: (604) 986-1911

Email: rjantzen@capilanou.ca Web: www.capilanou.ca

Area(s) of Study:

Sustainable Tourism

Royal Roads University

Victoria, Canada

Phone: (250) 391-2530

Email: tourism@royalroads.ca Web: www.royalroads.ca/tourism

Area(s) of Study:

Ecotourism, Hospitality, Sustainable Tourism

Offered Programs:

Undergrad: BA International Hotel Management Postgrad: MA Tourism Management

University of Belize

Belize, Belize

Phone: (501) 223-0256

Email: kgeban@ub.edu.bz Web: www.ub.edu.bz

Areas of Study:

Adventure Tourism, Cultural Tourism, Ecotourism, Hospitality, Sustainable Tour- ism, Tourism Business Management

Offered Programs:

Undergrad: Tourism Management, Associate and Bachelor degrees

North Island College

Campbell River, Canada

Phone: (250) 923-9798

Email: dpinel@nic.bc.ca Web: www.nic.bc.ca

Area(s) of Study:

Adventure Tourism, Hospitality, Tourism Business Management

Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops, Canada

Phone: (250) 574-2840

Email: adventure@tru.ca Web: www.adventurestudies.ca

Area(s) of Study:

Hospitality, Sustainable Tourism

University & Colleges

Nipissing University

W hile the roots of Nipissing University extend back to the 1900’s, Nipissing University Col-

lege was formed in 1967 as an affiliate of Laurentian University. Today, Nipissing is proud to be a primar- ily undergraduate university with a reputation for excellence in teacher education, arts, science, busi- ness and nursing. Students will find themselves in a high-quality academic environment that is student- focussed and based on personal teaching practices, innovative approaches to learning, and a growing research culture.

Area(s) of Study:

Sustainable Tourism

North Bay, Canada

Phone: (705) 474-3450 Email: johnk@nipissingu.ca Web: www.nipissingu.ca

Fachhochschule Eberswalde, University of Applied Sciences

PostGraduate Program: Sustainable Tourism Management

T ourism is one of the world’s main economic sectors have become - with all the opportunities and risks

associated with a dynamic growth are connected. Sus- tainable development is the concept of the future in a globalized world with limited resources. This applies also and especially for tourism, as hardly any other industry on a healthy environment and vibrant cultures depends.

In response to these challenges, the FH Eberswalde the Sustainable Tourism Management Course developed since 2004 and officially accredited and international- ly recognized qualification for the Master of Arts leads. The accreditation for the “senior” is since April 2007 and opened to all college graduates access to higher ser- vice. Meet with us, tourist hand tool with the principles of sustainable development to combine, both theoreti- cally and in daily practice!

to combine, both theoreti- cally and in daily practice! Area(s) of Study: Sustainable Tourism Eberswalde, Germany

Area(s) of Study:

Sustainable Tourism

Eberswalde, Germany

Phone: 0049 3334 657-304 Email: wstrasdas@fh-eber- swalde.de Web: www.fh-eberswalde. de/tour

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Alamo Colleges

San Antonio, Texas, United States

Phone: (210) 485-0086

Email: jjarrell@mail.accd.edu Web: www.accd.edu

Area(s) of Study:

Sustainable Tourism

Johnson & Wales University

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Phone: (401) 598-1475

Email: eldad.boker@jwu.edu Web: www.jwu.edu

Area(s) of Study:

Hospitality

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California U. of Pennsylvania

California, Pennsylvania, United States

Phone: (724) 938-4593

Email: ryan@cup.edu Web: www.cup.edu

Area(s) of Study:

Hospitality, Sustainable Tourism

Schiller International University

Largo, Florida, United States

Phone: (727) 738-6333

Email: admissions@schiller.edu Web: www.schiller.edu

Areas of Study:

Ecotourism, Hospitality, Hotel Manage- ment, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Busi- ness Management

Offered Programs:

Undergrad: Associate and Bachelor’s Postgrad: MBA

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University & Colleges

California Polytechnic State University

University Consortium Certificate (UCC) member

Undergrad programs: Rec, Parks and Tourism Admin. PostGraduate Program: Recreation

T he Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration major is an interdisciplinary degree program with

a mission to provide a dynamic learning environment dedicated to the development of effective leadership and the advancement of knowledge to benefit individu- als, communities, and society. The curriculum focus is on the development of appreciation, knowledge, under- standing, and skills in leadership, planning, and admin- istration of park, recreation and tourism programs and services. The program was initially accredited in 1986 by the National Recreation and Park Association/Ameri- can Alliance of Leisure and Recreation. Since then, we have received re-accreditation every five years.

George Washington University

Undergrad programs: Bachelor in Business Admin. Certificate Program: Event and Tourism Professional Education (Certificate) Programs PostGrad Programs: Masters- Tourism Admin.

T he Department of Hospitality and Tourism Manage- ment, including the International Institute of Tour-

ism Studies, is a world-renowned institution offering graduate, undergraduate, and certificate programs in sustainable tourism destination management, sports management, events management, and hospitality management. With over 35 years of experience, our Department is TedQual certified by the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

certified by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Area(s) of Study: Sustainable Tourism San Luis Obispo,

Area(s) of Study:

Sustainable Tourism

San Luis Obispo, California, United States

Phone: +1 (805) 756-2702 Email: jbgreenw@calpoly. edu Web: http://nrm.calpoly. edu/rpta/index.ldml

edu Web: http://nrm.calpoly. edu/rpta/index.ldml Area(s) of Study: Tourism Business Management Washington,

Area(s) of Study:

Tourism Business Management

Washington, DC United States

Phone: +1.202.994.0767 Email: klam@gwu.edu Web: www.gwutourism.org

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North Carolina State University

University Consortium Certificate (UCC) member

T he Tourism Extension Program is housed in the De- partment of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Manage-

ment, in the College of Natural Resources at NC State University. Tourism Extension is part of North Carolina Cooperative Extension. The goal of the program is to improve the quality of tourism provision across rural NC by helping individuals and communities develop healthy, prosperous and enduring tourism enterprises that will boost economic and community development efforts.

that will boost economic and community development efforts. Area(s) of Study: Sustainable Tourism Raleigh, North

Area(s) of Study:

Sustainable Tourism

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Phone: +1 (919) 515-4260 Email: stacy_tomas@ncsu. edu Web: www.ncsu.edu/tour- ismextension/ties.html

edu Web: www.ncsu.edu/tour- ismextension/ties.html w w w . e c o t o u r i

www.ecotourism.org/online-courses

www.ecotourism.org/online-courses

University & Colleges

University of Minnesota Tourism Center

University Consortium Certificate (UCC) member

S ince 1986, the University of Minnesota Tourism Cen- ter has been a source of education and research

for Minnesota, the United States, and many countries. Similar Centers exist across the US. The Tourism Center conducts tourism research and provides education and outreach programs for the tourism industry, community groups and students.

University of Utah

University Consortium Certificate (UCC) member

O ur mission is to create, share, and apply knowledge about park, recreation, and tourism resources and

phenomena in order to advance the intellectual and pro- fessional development of students, serve social needs, inform policy, promote economic development, and fos- ter health and the quality of life for individuals, families, communities, and the environment.

individuals, families, communities, and the environment. Area(s) of Study: Ecotourism, Hospitality, Tourism

Area(s) of Study:

Ecotourism, Hospitality, Tourism Business Management

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

Email: tourism@umn.edu Web: www.tourism.umn.edu

States Email: tourism@umn.edu Web: www.tourism.umn.edu Area(s) of Study: Adventure Tourism, Sustainable Tourism

Area(s) of Study:

Adventure Tourism, Sustainable Tourism

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Phone: +1 (801) 581-8542 Email: ucfc@ecotourism. org Web: www.health.utah. edu/prt/tourism/index.html

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West Virginia University

University Consortium Certificate (UCC) member

W elcome to the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Re- sources (RPTR) Program at West Virginia Univer-

sity! We are a recognized leader in training the future managers of recreation, park, and tourism areas and organizations in America and internationally. With a rich tradition of 56 years as an academic program at West Virginia University, we are proud of our contributions to enhancing the economic, community, and citizen wel- fare of West Virginia and beyond.

and citizen wel- fare of West Virginia and beyond. Area(s) of Study: Sustainable Tourism Morgantown, West

Area(s) of Study:

Sustainable Tourism

Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

Phone: (304) 293-2941 Email: David.Smaldone@ mail.wvu.edu Web: www.forestry.caf. wvu.edu/wvu_parks

United States Phone: (304) 293-2941 Email: David.Smaldone@ mail.wvu.edu Web: www.forestry.caf. wvu.edu/wvu_parks
United States Phone: (304) 293-2941 Email: David.Smaldone@ mail.wvu.edu Web: www.forestry.caf. wvu.edu/wvu_parks
United States Phone: (304) 293-2941 Email: David.Smaldone@ mail.wvu.edu Web: www.forestry.caf. wvu.edu/wvu_parks
United States Phone: (304) 293-2941 Email: David.Smaldone@ mail.wvu.edu Web: www.forestry.caf. wvu.edu/wvu_parks

Institutions

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overnment organizations, tourism departments, destination marketing organizations, science cen- ters, research insti-

tutes, are among the many faces of TIES Institution members whose contributions demonstrate the col- lective power of TIES multi-stakeholder net- work.

Quick Index of TIES Institution Members

TIES Instituion members are made up of 6 categories and you can find them on the following pages:

Convention and Visitor Bureaus (CVBs) Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) Education/ Research Organizations Government Organizations Industry Associations Tourism Offices

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Areas of Expertise:

Government Relations, Des- tination Management, Edu- cation, Information & Com- munication Technologies, Marketing/Public Relations

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce & VCB

Convention & Visitors Bureau

Hilton Head, South Carolina, United States

Phone: +1 (843) 341-8366 Email: sthomas@hiltonheadisland.org Web: www.hiltonheadisland.org

H ilton Head with its regional brand experience is in- ternationally recognized as a conveniently accessible

and premier ecologically sustainable beach and golf re- sort destination in America. The Visitors & Convention Bureau is the destination marketing arm of your cham- ber. It provides destination information to visitors, meet-

ing planners, travel industry professionals and the me- dia, while fostering professionalism and ethical business practices among the tourism industry. This division works to increase quality visitation through its marketing efforts, to cultivate convention and group business and strives to improve awareness and understanding of the economic and social contributions of tourism to the community.

Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB

Convention & Visitors Bureau Naples, Florida, United States

Phone: +1 (239) 252-2425 Web: www.jumalodge.com Email: paradisecoast.com

T he Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB is the official destination mar-

keting organization for Collier County, Florida. The CVB creates and distributes key information products about the des- tination, including the annual visitors guide magazine, Discover Florida’s Last Paradise.

Areas of Expertise:

Communication, Destination Management, Journalism, Media/Publication, Tourism Planning

San Mateo County CVB

Convention & Visitors Bureau

Burlingame, California, United States

Phone: +1 (650) 348-7600 Email: Annel@smccvb.com Web: www.smccvb.com

Stevens Point Area CVB

Convention & Visitors Bureau

Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States

Phone: +1 (715) 344-2556 Email: sara@stevenspointarea.com Web: www.spacvb.com

Area(s) of Expertise:

Communication, Community Develop- ment, Destination Management, Market- ing/Public Relations, Tourism Operation, Tourism Planning

Convention & Visitors Bureau & Destination Marketing Organization

Institutions

Bureau & Destination Marketing Organization Institutions Travel Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau Portland,

Travel Portland

Convention & Visitors Bureau

Portland, Oregon, United States

Phone: +1 (503) 275-9756 Email: grege@travelportland.com Web: www.travelportland.com

Areas of Expertise:

Destination Management, Tourism Planning

T ravel Portland is the official destination marketing or- ganization for the city of Portland, Oregon. Its mis-

sion is to strengthen the local economy by marketing the

Greater Portland region as a preferred destination for

meetings, conventions and leisure travel. Travel Portland works to maintain the vibrancy of the region by promot- ing the Portland metropolitan area as a preferred des- tination for meetings, conventions and leisure travel. A private non-profit destination marketing organization with a membership of more than 1,000 businesses, Travel Port- land operates a busy visitor information center, supports a climate of year-round hospi- tality, and helps our city, state and region reap the rewards of a thriving visitor industry.

Thompson Okanagan Tourism

Destination Marketing Organization

Kelowna, Canada

Phone: +1 (250) 860-5999 Email: info@totabc.com Web: www.lifeisgood.travel

Stark Communications Pvt

Destination Marketing Organization

Trivandrum, India

Phone: +91 471 4082707 Email: praseeda.praveen@stark.in Web: www.stark.in

Area(s) of Expertise:

Communication

Tourism Wells Gray

Destination Marketing Organization

Clearwater, Canada

Phone: +1 (250) 587-6444 Email: info@skihike.com Web: www.wellsgraycountry.ca

Azores Tourism Association

Destination Marketing Organization

Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Phone: +351 296 288 084 Email: turismoacores@visitazores.travel Web: www.visitazores.travel

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Destination Marketing Organization

Puerto Rico Tourism Company

Destination Marketing Organization

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Phone: 787-721-2400 Ext. 21 Email: ndiaz@prtourism.com Web: www.gotopuertorico.com

Ruby Falls

Destination Marketing Organization

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

Phone: +1 (423) 821-2544 Email: info1@rubyfalls.com Web: www.rubyfalls.com

Area(s) of Expertise:

Green Products, Natural Resource Man- agement, Parks & Protected Areas, Tour- ism Operation, Tourism Planning

Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

Destination Marketing Organization Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Phone: +1 (225) 219-0768 Email: dcredeur@crt.state.la.us Web: www.atchafalaya.org

A n Native American word, “Atchafala- ya” means long river. Established in

2006, the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area stretches across 14 parishes in south-central Louisiana. It is among the most culturally rich and ecologically var- ied regions in the United States, home to the Cajun culture as well as a diverse population of European, African, Carib- bean and Native-American descent.

Areas of Expertise:

Destination Management

descent. Areas of Expertise: Destination Management Travel Oregon Destination Marketing Organization Salem,

Travel Oregon

Destination Marketing Organization

Salem, Oregon, United States

Phone: +1 (503) 378-2104 Email: kristin@traveloregon.com Web: www.traveloregon.com

Areas of Expertise:

Destination Management, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Hotel/Lodge Operation, Parks & Protected Areas, Tourism Operation, Tourism Planning

T ravel Oregon is the official travel guide to planning an Oregon vacation. Whether your Oregon vacation

destination is Portland Metro, Mt. Hood or the Oregon Coast, start your trip here! From suggestions on places to go in Oregon and things to do in Oregon to places to stay in Oregon and where to eat—and of course our abundant outdoor recreation—you’re cordially invited to

roam TravelOregon.com. Why Oregon? Because Orego- nians are wild, adventurous and inquisitive. Oregon is a place where people often find themselves roaming endlessly with no other goal than the next great meal, powdery slope, lighthouse view or salmon run. We encourage you to approach Oregon the way

Oregonians do, with a sense of humor and adventure.

Education/ Research Organization

ETC- Africa

Destination Marketing Organization

KZN, South Africa

Phone: +27832255960 Email: contactus@etc-africa.com Web: www.etc-africa.com

Area(s) of Expertise:

Community Development, Destination Management, Ecolodge/Resort Develop- ment, Environmental Impact Assess- ment, Indigenous Communities,Tourism Planning

California Academy of Sciences

Education/ Research Organization

San Fransisco, California, United States

Phone: +1 (415) 379-5397 Email: dskeoch@calacademy.org Web: www.calacademy.org

Kish Free Zone Organization

Education/ Research Organization

Kish Island, Iran

Phone: 0098 936 260 80 86 Email: s.mar50@yahoo.com Web: www.kish.ir

Vancouver Aquarium

Education/ Research Organization

Vancouver, Canada

Phone: +1 (604) 659-3445 Email: information@vanaqua.org Web: www.vanaqua.org

Institutions

BC Partnership for Sustainable Tourism

Education/ Research Organization

Victoria, Canada

Phone: +1 (250) 686-2452 Email: vsheppard7@shaw.ca Web: www.cotabc.com/sustainability

Area(s) of Expertise:

Certification/Accreditation/Standards, Environmental Education, Green Hotels, Tourism Planning

Environmental Education, Green Hotels, Tourism Planning Desert Botanical Garden Education/ Research Organization

Desert Botanical Garden

Education/ Research Organization

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Phone: +1 (480) 481-8164 Email: egarton@dbg.org Web: www.DBG.org

Area(s) of Expertise:

Biodiversity/Ecosystems, Ecology, En- vironmental Education, Interpretation/ Guiding, Outdoor Education/Training, Wildlife Conservation

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Education/ Research Organization & Government Organization

National Wildlife Federation

Education/ Research Organization

Reston, Virginia, United States

Phone: +1 (800) 822-9919 Web: www.nwf.org

Virign Islands Sustainable Farm Institute

Education/ Research Organization

Frederiksted, Virgin Islands

Phone: +1 (706) 534-5033 Email: Info@visfi.org Web: www.visfi.org

Nebraska Division of Travel & Tourism

Government Organization

Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

Phone: (402) 471-7755 Email: tom.tabor@nebraska.gov Web: www.VisitNebraska.gov

Area(s) of Expertise:

Community Development, Environmental Economics, Land Use Management, Natu- ral Resource Management, Public-Private Partnerships,Tourism Planning

Oregon Paleo Lands Institute

Education/ Research Organization

Fossil, California, United States

Phone: +1 (541) 763-4480 Web: www.paleolands.org

Wallowa Mountain Institute

Education/ Research Organization

Enterprise, Oregon, United States

Phone: +1 (541) 426-8053 Email: troy@wallowaresources.org Web: www.wallowaresources.org

Area(s) of Expertise:

Community Development,Environmental Education,Interpretation/Guiding,Natural Resource Management,Outdoor Educa- tion/Training,Tourism Operation

US Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry

Government Organization

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Phone: (787) 766-5335 Email: jerrybauer1@mac.com

Industry Association & Tourism Office

Sustainable Comission of Guatemala Exporters Associations

Industry Association

Guatemala, Guatemala

Phone: 502 24223502 Email: comiturs@agexport.org.gt Web: www.export.com.gt

Botswana Tourism Board

Tourism Office

Gaborone, Botswana

Phone: 00 (267) 391 3111 Email: rmalesu@botswanatourism.co.bw Web: www.botswanatourism.co.bw

Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism

Tourism Office

Palm Springs, California, United States

Phone: +1 (760) 778-8418 Email: tourism@palm-springs.org Web: www.VisitPalmSprings.com

tourism@palm-springs.org Web: www.VisitPalmSprings.com Institutions Tehran Tourism Guides Association Industry

Institutions

Tehran Tourism Guides Association

Industry Association

Tehran, Iran

Phone: +98(0)21 66932033 Email: info@ttga.ir Web: www.ttga.ir

District of Clearwater

Tourism Office

Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada

Email: admin@districtofclearwater.com Web: www.districtofcolumbia.com

Squaxin Island Tribe Tourism Department

Tourism Office Shelton, Washington, United States

Phone: +1 (360) 432-3838 Email: LJohnson@ieinc.org Web: www.squaxinislandmuseum.org

T he Squaxin Island Tribe resides with- in the Southern Puget Sound region.

Squaxin Island is uninhabitable by to- day’s standards but remains pristine and important to the Squaxin Island Tribe members. The Department pro- motes cultural tourism, itineraries with 10-member Tribes.

Areas of Expertise:

Government Relations, Event Planning, Indigenous Communities & Tourism, Marketing, Tourism Planning

NGO s Non-Governmental Organizations T IES supports NGO members to help strengthen the voices of

NGOs

Non-Governmental Organizations

T IES supports NGO members to help strengthen the voices of non-profit, non-governmental organi-

zations around the world dedicated to conservation,

communities and sustainable travel. We invite you, our fellow NGO local leader and global player, to showcase your commit- ment to a better world through TIES global net-

fellow NGO local leader and global player, to showcase your commit- ment to a better world

work.

“ You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order
“ You are not here merely to make a
living. You are here in order to enable
the world to live more amply, with great-
er vision, with a finer spirit of hope and
achievement. You are here to enrich the
world, and you impoverish yourself if you
forget the errand.” - Woodrow Wilson
Quick Index
of TIES NGO Members
TIES NGO members are made up of 6
categories and you can find them on the
following pages:
Community Development
Conservation
Education/ Capacity
Building
Policy Guidelines
Travel & Tourism
Wildlife
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Rural Development Centre (RUDEC)

NGO Category: Community Development

Belo-Bamenda, Cameroon

Phone: +23777239994 Web: www.rudec.org

Email: rudeccig@yahoo.com

T he mission of the RUDEC is to promote diverse community ef- forts focused towards the generation of income, social wellbe-

ing, improved nutritional status, and enhanced livelihood for all. The purpose of the RUDEC is to create employment opportunities and support small farm and home-based small businesses using organic farming, thus fighting poverty in rural areas by creating awareness on the sustainable management of natural resources. The means of fulfilling the mission and purpose of the RUDEC is to provide training, education, support, and other learning and health activities that enhance the quality of life of groups and indi- viduals including children, youth, adults and older adults.

Want to get Involved? We are currently looking for volunteers in all areas of our work, as well as sponsors and private donations. We have very limited resources and appreciate any help offered to expand our budding program.

appreciate any help offered to expand our budding program. Planeterra NGO Category: Community Development Toronto,

Planeterra

NGO Category: Community Development

Toronto, Canada

Phone: +1 (416) 260-0999 Web: www.planeterra.org

Email: info@planeterra.org

Areas of Expertise:

Environmental Education, Indigenous Communities, Parks & Protected Areas

P laneterra is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and support of small communities around

the globe. Formalized in 2003 by G.A.P Adventures, Plan- eterra evolved out of a long history of travelers committed

to finding ways to give back to the people and places they visit. Planeterra Projects span the arenas of health, edu- cation, employment skills training, cultural heritage preservation and environmental conservation. Where there is a need, we recognize it, and we act quickly to meet it.

Want to get Involved? By travelling on one of our Voluntours you have the opportunity to be a part of Plane- terra community projects while on tour. These visits are a hands-on experience of true cultural immersion in local communities. In addition, Planeterra helps your donation dollar go farther and reach the people you want to help with double the impact!

Conservation

Basecamp Foundation

NGO Category: Community Development

Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: +254 20 38 77 490 Email: info@basecampfoundation.org Web: www.basecampexplorer.com

Naucrates

NGO Category: Conservation

Cori (LT), Italy

Phone: +393334306643 Email: info@naucrates.org Web: www.naucrates.org

Area(s) of Expertise:

Environmental Education, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Outdoor Education/Training,Wildlife Conservation

Angel Conservation

NGO Category: Conservation

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Phone: +1 (212) 656-1240 Email: info@angelconservation.org Web: www.angelconservation.org

Area(s) of Expertise:

Environmental Impact Assessment, In- digenous Communities,Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Conservation

NGOs

PLAN4theLAND Society

NGO Category: Conservation

Tehran, Iran

Phone: 0098-21-22838389 Email: info@plan4land.org Web: www.plan4land.org

Area(s) of Expertise:

Tourism

Trees For Life

NGO Category: Conservation

Forres, United Kingdom

Phone: 0845045803505 Email: trees@findhorn.org Web: www.treesforlife.org.uk

Area(s) of Expertise:

Biodiversity, Ecology, Forestry, Land Use, Parks, Wildlife Conservation

Ways to Get Involved:

Trees for Life runs over 50 Conservation Work Weeks a year and hosts volunteers from all over the world.

Norman Bird Sanctuary

NGO Category: Conservation

Middletown, Rhode Island, United States

Phone: +1 (401) 846-2577 Email: info@normanbirdsanctuary.org Web: www.normanbirdsanctuary.org

Area(s) of Expertise:

Ecosystems, Environmental Education Guiding, Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Conservation

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Conservation & Education/ Capacity Building

Pacific Whale Foundation

NGO Category: Conservation

Wailuku, Hawaii, United States

Phone: +1 (800) 942-5311 Email: info@pacificwhale.org Web: www.pacificwhale.org

Area(s) of Expertise:

Biodiversity, Ecology, Environmental Education,Wildlife Conservation

Santa Catalina Island Conservancy

NGO Category: Conservation Avalon, California, United States

Phone: +1 (310) 510-2595 x 104 Email: shansen@catalinaconservancy.org Web: www.catalinaconservancy.org

Area(s) of Expertise:

Biodiversity, Environmental Education

Ways to Get Involved:

Our Volunteer Program matches inter- ested individuals and small groups with projects related to the conservation of Santa Catalina Island.

Ecotourism Training Center

NGO Category: Education/ Capacity Building Amphur Takuapa, Thailand

Phone: (667) 648-6258 Email: reid@etcth.org Web: www.etcth.org

Area(s) of Expertise:

Ecology, Environmental Education, Conservation. Certification, Natural Disaster Reconstruction

Sancturary Friends Foundi- tion of the Florida Keys

NGO Catergory: Conservation

Key West, Florida, United States

Phone: +1 (847) 612-4712 Email: rusellpeggy@msn.com Web: www.sanctuaryfriends.org

Area(s) of Expertise:

Ecology, Environmental Education

Tirimbina Rainforest Center

NGO Category: Conservation

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Phone: +1 (414) 272-2702 Email: tirimbina@tirimbina.org Web: www.tirimbina.org

Area(s) of Expertise:

Biodiversity, Environmental Education, Wildlife Conservation

MP Ecotourism

NGO Category: Education/Capacity Building Bhopal, India

Phone: 91-755-2768798 Email: mpecotourism@sancharnet.in Web: www.mpecotourism.org

Area(s) of Expertise:

Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Education

Policy Guidelines & Travel and Tourism

Leader for the World, Inc.

NGO Category: Education/ Capacity Building

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Phone: (304) 766-3003 Email: mlriveragrajales@gmail.com

Kamchatka Ecotourism Society

NGO Category: Policy & Guidelines

Yelizovo Kamchatka, Russian Federation

Phone: +7 (914)7818308 Email: kamchatkaecotourism@yandex.ru Web: www.kamchatkatourism.com

Area(s) of Expertise:

Policy & Guidelines, Environmental Education, Tourism Planning, Wildlife Conservation, Community Development

Routes to Learning Canada

NGO Category: Travel & Tourism

Kingston, Canada

Phone: +1 (613) 530-2222 Email: information@routestolearning.ca Web: www.routestolearning.ca

NGOs

Recursos de Santa Fe

NGO Category: Education/Capacity Building Sante Fe, New Mexico, United States

Phone: (505) 982-9301 Email: bradbury@recursos.org Web: recursos.org

The Society for Ethical Ecotourism in Southwest Florida

NGO Category: Policy & Guidelines Fort Myers, Florida, United States

Phone: +1 (239) 432-2163 Email: kisedajb@leegov.com Web: www.seeswfla.org

Area(s) of Expertise:

Accreditation/Standards, Environmental Impact Assessment, Tourism Planning

Ways to Get Involved:

View our membership, certification pro- gram,& events schedule on our web site

Peace and Slow Project

NGO Category: Travel & Tourism

Tomigusuku, Japan

Email: info@peaceslow.org Web: www.peaceslow.org

and Slow Project NGO Category: Travel & Tourism Tomigusuku, Japan Email: info@peaceslow.org Web: www.peaceslow.org

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Travel and Tourism

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Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset

NGO Category: Travel & Tourism Zurich, Switzerland

Phone: +41 78 888 6951 Email: steen@ultramongolia.org Web: www.ultramongolia.org

Areas of Expertise:

Destination Management, Parks & Protected Areas

M ongolia Sunrise to Sunset aims to preserve Hovsgol National Park by promoting it as an eco- tourism des-

tination to an environmentally aware and culturally open

public and also by sponsoring various protection and clean- up efforts in the park. We aim to do so by providing an in- ternational standard ultramarathon race. It is a race set in a unique national park with rare flora and fauna in one of the most beautiful natural environments of the world. The park has two small Mongolian towns as well as scores of local nomadic groups and families, and therefore any conservation efforts must go hand in hand with these local users of the park.

Want to get Involved? You can participate in the race! By joining our main event “Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset” you can see what we are doing and what we are trying to protect. At the same time you can also meet with all the organizers and local people.

Dolphins Pacific, Inc.

NGO Category: Travel & Tourism

Koror, Palau

Phone: (680) 488-5381 Email: aliibelau@gmail.com Web: www.dolphinspacific.com

Area(s) of Expertise:

Environmental Education

Rainforest Alliance

NGO Category: Travel & Tourism

New York, New York, United States

Phone: +1 (212) 677-1900 Email: sustainabletourism@ra.org Web: www.rainforest-alliance.org

York, New York, United States Phone: +1 (212) 677-1900 Email: sustainabletourism@ra.org Web: www.rainforest-alliance.org

Travel and Tourism & Wildlife

NGOs

Travel and Tourism & Wildlife NGOs Sustainable Travel International NGO Category: Travel & Tourism White Salmon,

Sustainable Travel International

NGO Category: Travel & Tourism White Salmon, Washington, United States

Phone: (800) 276-7764 Email: info@sustainabletravel.com Web: www.sustainabletravel.com

Areas of Expertise:

Business Development, Certification Standards, Green Hotels

S ustainable Travel International (STI) is a global leader in sustainable tourism development. The 501(c)(3)

non-profit organization’ s mission is to promote sustain-

able development and responsible travel by providing

programs that enable consumers, businesses and travel- related organizations to contribute to the environmental, socio-cultural and economic values of the places they visit, and the planet at large. STI is dedicated to providing education and outreach services that will lessen the toll that travel and tourism takes on the environment and local cultures.

Want to get Involved? You can offset your carbon footprint though high-quality, verified carbon offset proj- ects or give back to the destinations you visit through our travel philanthropy pro- gram. In addition, you can pursue education and training opportunities for individuals and businesses.

SEE Turtles

NGO Category: Wildlife

Beaverton, Oregon, United States

Phone: +1 (503) 608-9679 Email: info@seeturtles.org Web: www.seeturtles.org

Area(s) of Expertise:

Biodiversity/Ecosystems,Wildlife

Conservation

Ways to Get Involved:

Travelers can join our unique trips to community- based turtle conservation projects in Costa Rica, Baja Mexico, and Trinidad & Tobago.

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Lodging Facilities

“Your accommodation choice can make a huge difference both to the local communities and to the conservation of fragile ecosystems.” - Hitesh Mehta

Quick Index of TIES Lodging Facility Members

TIES Lodging Facility members are listed alphabetically by their countries of operations:

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What makes a nature accom- modation facil- ity an ecolodge?

An ecolodge embod- ies the main princi- ples of ecotourism:

conserving nature, benefiting local peo- ple, and offering ed- ucational activities.

In addition, ecolodge operations should take into account the following: sus- tainable water use, waste reduction, use of renewable energy sources, environmen- tally friendly sewage treatment, atten- tion to local context, sustainable building materials, use of tra- ditional building tech- niques, and local com- munity involvement.

Lodging Facilities

Avalon Coastal Retreat

Accomodation Type: Beach Resort 11922 Tasman Hwy,Rocky Hills Swansea, Tasmania, Australia

Phone: (130) 036-1136 Email: stay@avaloncoastalretreat.com.au Web: www.avaloncoastalretreat.com.au

Tourist Activities:

Biking,Bird Watching,Kayaking/ Canoeing,Sailing/Cruising,Trekking/ Hiking,Wildlife Tours

Glasshouse Mountains Ecolodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort 198 Barrs Road Glasshouse Mountains, Australia

Phone: 61-7 54930008 Email: info@glasshouseecolodge.com Web: www.glasshouseecolodge.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Mountain Climbing, Hiking, Volunteer Activities,Whale Watching,Yoga/Wellness Retreats

Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort Hopkins Village Dangriga, Belize

Phone: (501) 570-7073 Email: reservations@hamanasi.com Web: www.hamanasi.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking,Bird Watching,Canopy/Zip Line Tours, Educational Tours, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Scuba Diving

Ecolodges Indonesia via Break of Day Investments

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort PO Box 330 Bangalow, Australia

Phone: 61 2 6687 1996 Email: sunrise@breakofday.com.au

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching,Safari,Sailing/ Cruising,Scuba Diving/ Snorkeling,Wildlife Tours

Belize Green Investments Corp

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort 4521 Surf Street N Myrtle Beach, United States

Phone: 18775195961 Email: mariasmith@belizegreen.com Web: www.belizegreen.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Canopy/Zip Line Tours, Horseback Riding, Rafting, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Sightseeing

Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort Mile 19.2 Southern Highway, PO Box 150 Dangriga, Belize

Phone: 011-501- 520-8048 Email: kanantik@kanantik.com Web: www.kanantik.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching,Cultural Tours,Kayaking/ Canoeing,Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Trekking/Hiking,Wildlife Tours

Australia & Belize

THE PHILOPSOPHY OF ECOLODGES

by Hitesh Mehta

I t is the basic principles that differentiate ecolodges from traditional nature lodges and hotels.
I t is the basic principles that differentiate
ecolodges from traditional nature lodges and
hotels. The design of an ecolodge and the
activities provided within the facility should en-
courage close interaction with the natural and
cultural environment and have an atmosphere
that is appropriate to the site’s specific setting.
It is this metaphysical ‘sense of place’ that is one
of the key ingredients in distinguishing ecolodges
from traditional hotels. Location and resource
protection of the Ecolodge operational environ-
ment is critical to its successful performance.
Within these natural environments, what is im-

portant for an Ecolodges general atmosphere is the sense of “isolation” and “wilderness”, and of being away from the impact of modern civilization.

The activities provided in the Ecolodge are usually based on sensory experience with the natural and cultural resources of the area to enhance the visitor’s appreciation and to support the conservation of these resources. The general atmosphere of Ecolodges is characterized by their friendly, relaxed, flexible and educational environment. The design of an Ecolodge and the activities provided within the facility should then encourage close interaction with the natural environment. However, each Ecolodge must enjoy an atmo- sphere that is appropriate to the site’s specific setting.

Local distinctiveness to the physical environment is important. All natural or human- made elements which contribute to this distinctiveness should be addressed in the ecolodge layout and design. In particular, local materials should be used; local building styles used as an influence and native plant species used in the soft landscape schemes. Local climatic differences should be addressed by the architectural and landscape design (in particular, the temperature, rainfall and wind).

Additionally, incorporating the local cultural attractions is the key to the success of an ecolodge development. It is in those ecosystems where the indigenous peoples inhabit that opportunities exist to involve them in more than just demonstrating traditional skills and customs. There are significant opportunities in ensuring that they have an economic stake in management in order to use conservation as a tool to bring marginal economic groups into mainstream economic development.

In respect of local cultural traditions, for example in Islamic regions, there is a need to design ecolodges with a more gradual transition from public through semi-public & semi- private to private. Design layouts and details should conform to Islamic cultural tradi- tions. For example, in consideration of a majority of the guests at the desert ecolodges in Oman, Egypt, orientation to Mecca should be built into the various elements of the ecolodge. Indigenous design styles (Bedouin, Nubian) should also be respected. Islamic attitudes to the family etc. should also be respected and therefore spatial privacy is an important concept for an Islamic Desert Ecolodge. Local appreciation of the desert, its beauty and its wildlife must be considered when planning a desert ecolodge.

Financial sustainability is crucial as one cannot conserve nature or help local communi- ties if there are no profits made by the lodge. The ecolodge must be run as a business for it to be successful.

Lodging Facilities

Black Sheep Inn Ecolodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort PO Box 05-01-240, Chugchilan Sigchos Road Chugchilan, Cotopaxi, Ecuador

Phone: 593-3-281-4587 Email: info@blacksheepinn.com Web: www.blacksheepinn.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Climbing,Trekking/Hiking, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

Yachana Lodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Málaga N24-739 y Valladolid Quito, Ecuador

Phone: +593 2 223 7133 Email: hugh.yarbrough@yachana.com Web: http://yachana.com

Tourist Activities:

Agricultural Tours,Bird Watching, Culinary Tours, Trekking/Hiking, Volunteer Activities,Wildlife Tours

La Cocotera Resort & Ecolodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort

La Barra de Santiago, El Salvador

Phone: +503 2245-3691 Email: joe@astepahead.com Web: www.lacocoteraresort.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Surfing, Trekking/ Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Opuntia Lodges

Accomodation Type: Hotel Playa de Oro San Cristobal, Ecuador

Phone: (593) 222-3720 Email: sales@casaopuntiagalapagos.com Web: www.casaopuntiagalapagos.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking,Bird Watching,Kayaking/ Canoeing,Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Trekking/Hiking,Wildlife Tours

Harby’s Place

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Wadi Mahash Nuweiba, Egypt

Email: harby@harbysplace.com

Web: www.harbysplace.com

Tourist Activities:

Cultural/Heritage Tours,Safari,Scuba Diving/Snorkeling,Sightseeing,Trekking/ Hiking,Yoga/Wellness Retreats

Strawberry Fields EcoLodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort PO Box 14 Konso, Ethiopia

Phone: 00251118101149 Email: info@permalodge.org Web: www.permalodge.org

Tourist Activities:

Camping,Cultural/Heritage Tours,Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia

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Belize & Brazil

The Lodge at Chaa Creek

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort P.O. Box 53, 77 Burns Avenue San Ignacio, Belize

Phone: (501) 824-2037 Email: naturalhistory@chaacreek.com Web: www.chaacreek.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching,Cultural/Heritage Tours,Health Tours/Spa,Horseback Riding,Kayaking/Canoeing,Wildlife Tours

Araras Pantanal Ecolodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort 132 km (82 mi) south west of Cuiabá Cuiaba, Brazil

Phone: +55 65 3682-2800 Email: contact@araraslodge.com.br Web: www.araraslodge.com.br

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching,Cultural/Heritage Tours,Educational Tours

Cristalino Jungle Lodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Av. Perimetral Oeste, 2001 Alta Floresta/MT, Brazil

Phone: +55-66-35211396 Email: vitoria@cristalinolodge.com.br Web: www.cristalinolodge.com.br

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching,Camping,Kayaking/ Canoeing,Sailing/Cruising,Trekking/ Hiking,Wildlife Tours

Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort

Praça. Auxiliadora,04,Centro Manasus, Brazil

Email: info@amazonecopark.com.br Web: www.amazonecopark.com.br

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching,Camping,Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours

Bird Watching,Camping,Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours Juma Lodge Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort Juma Lake,

Juma Lodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort Juma Lake, Manaus, Brazil

Phone: +55 92 32322707 Email: reservas@jumalodge.com.br Web: www.jumalodge.com

J uma region is remote and relatively untouched. It is located 100 km (62

miles) southeast of Manaus and can be reached in approximately three hours by boat, van and boat again. The trip can also be made by seaplane (25 minutes) upon request.

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching,Canopy/Zip Line Tours,Educational Tours,Kayaking/ Ca- noeing, Safari,Sightseeing,Wildlife Tours

Lodging Facilities

Etnia Pousada & Boutique

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Rua Principal 25, Bahia Trancoso, Brazil

Phone: +55 73 3668 1137 Email: etniabrasil@etniabrasil.com.br Web: www.etniabrasil.com.br

Tourist Activities:

Biking,Horseback Riding, Sailing/Cruising

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort 33 Maadookii Rd., R R # 5 Wiarton, Canada

Phone: +1 (519) 534-1077 Email: propmgr@nawashfn.ca Web: www.nawash.ca

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort PO Box 130 Tofino, Canada

Phone: +1 888 333-5405 Email: info@wildretreat.com Web: www.wildretreat.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Horseback Riding,Kayaking, Rock Climb- ing, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Trekking

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Canada, China, Costa Rica

Great Bear Nature Tours

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort PO Box 1168 Port Hardy, Canada

Phone: +1 (250) 949-9496 Email: info@greatbeartours.com Web: www.greatbeartours.com

Tourist Activities:

Wildlife Tours

Village China

Accomodation Type: Bed and Breakfast Winterless Center 6th Fl., No. 1 West Dawang Road, Chaoyang District Beijing, China

Phone: 861086025009 Email: info@villagechina.org Web: www.villagechina.org

Tourist Activities:

Agricultural Tours,Biking,Cultural/ Heritage Tours,Surfing,Trekking/ Hiking,Volunteer Activities

Arenas Del Mar Beach & Nature Resort

Accomodation Type: Beach Resort Manuel Antonio Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Phone: (506) 2777-2777 Email: info@arenasdelmar.com Web: www.arenasdelmar.com

Island Lake Lodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort 602 a 2nd Ave, Box 1229 Fernie, Canada

Phone: +1 (250) 423-3700 Email: christa@islandlakeresorts.com Web: www.islandlakeresorts.com

Wickaninnish Inn

Accomodation Type: Beach Resort Box 250, 500 Osprey Lane Tofino, Canada

Phone: +1 (250) 725-3100 Email: info@wickinn.com Web: www.wickinn.com

Aventuras Naturales - Pacuare Lodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort Avenida 5, calles 33 y 35 San Jose, Costa Rica

Phone: (506) 225-3939 Email: luz@crna.co.cr Web: www.junglelodgecostarica.com

T he Pacuare Lodge was built with a minimum impact on the river and

rainforest site where it is located. Lan- terns and candles provide light, as there is no electricity at the lodge. No trees were cut to build the bungalows and main lodge.

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching,Educational Tours,Trekking/Hiking,Wildlife Tours

Lodging Facilities

Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn

Accomodation Type: Guest House/ Inn Apdo Postal 41-3009 Sta Barbara de Heredia, Costa Rica

Phone: +506 2269-3333 Email: elgrandote@hotmail.com Web: www.fincarosablanca.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Horseback Riding,Kayaking, Rock Climb- ing, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Trekking

Golfo Dulce Lodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Playa San Josecito Golfito, Costa Rica

Phone: 0050688215398 Email: info@golfodulcelodge.com Web: www.golfodulcelodge.com

Hotel Villa Roca

Accomodation Type: Hotel Km 5 road to Manuel Antonio National Park Quepos, Costa Rica

Phone: 27771349 Email: info@villaroca.com Web: www.villaroca.com

27771349 Email: info@villaroca.com Web: www.villaroca.com La Cusinga Ecolodge Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort Apdo

La Cusinga Ecolodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort

Apdo 533-8000 San Isidro De Pz San Jose, Costa Rica

Phone: 506-2770-2549 Email: info@lacusingalodge.com Web: www.lacusingalodge.com

Tourist Activities:

Agricultural Tours, Bird Watching, Culinary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Horseback Riding, Kayaking/Canoeing

L a Cusinga Lodge is a coastal rainforest eco lodge dedicated to marine and terrestrial conservation and

environmental education. Its location on the southern Pacific coast provides guests with sweeping ocean views and a relaxing beach vacation. In addition La Cusinga is part of a private nature reserve that supplies the visi-

tor with an unparalleled look at Costa Rican wildlife and rainforest. The reserve consists primarily of 250 hect- ares of virgin rainforest that borders thousands of more acres of privately protected forest. On Costa Ricas still wild south-western Pacific coast, La Cusinga Lodge borders Ballena Marine National Park which was developed to protect the humpback whales that frequent the coast. La Cusinga Lodge was established in order to share the unique site with Costa Ricans as well as international visitors. Besides getting exposure to ru- ral Costa Rican culture and beautiful vistas, visitors have access to highly prolific areas of primary tropical rainforest and unspoiled coast, all conveniently accessible.

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Costa Rica

62 Costa Rica Lapa Rios Ecolodge Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Phone:

Lapa Rios Ecolodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort

Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Phone: 011-506-2735-5130 Email: info@laparios.com Web: www.laparios.com

S et in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America’s last remaining lowland

tropical rainforest in Costa Rica, Lapa Rios Ecolodge overlooks the pristine point where the Golfo Dulce meets the wild Pacific Ocean, making it an ideal desti-

Tourist Activities:

Agricultural Tours, Bird Watching, Camping, Canopy Zip Line Tours, Culinary Tours

nation for travelers from around the world. All guided tours in the Lapa Rios Reserve help support the ongoing maintenance and land preservation of the rich Osa Peninsula biodiversity. Choosing to hike and learn about the rain forest interconnectedness with our several trained, ex- perienced local guides provides both you an authentic local interpretation and also the community employees continued economic support.

La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort PO Box 995, 1007 Centro Colon San Jose, Costa Rica

Phone: (506) 289-8163 Email: lagarto@racsa.co.cr Web: www.lagarto-lodge-costa-rica.com

Tourist Activities:

Agricultural Tours

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort PO Box 56 Golfito, Costa Rica

Phone: +506 2258 8250 Email: info@nicuesalode.com Web: www.nicuesalodge.com

P laya Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is an en- vironmentally sensitive lodge set on

a 165-acre private preserve in the unde- veloped Pacific Coast Osa Peninsula/Golfo Dulce region of Southern Costa Rica. The lodge embraces conservation and harmony with the natural environment and caters to travelers interested in ecotourism, nature, adventure

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Canopy / Zip Line Tours, Horseback Riding, Kayaking/Canoeing, Trekking

Costa Rica, Ecuador

Lodging Facilities

Pacuare Lodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort PO Box 11071-1000 San Jose, Costa Rica

Phone: (506) 225-3939 Email: luz@crna.co.cr Web: www.pacuarelodge.com

225-3939 Email: luz@crna.co.cr Web: www.pacuarelodge.com Samasati Nature Retreat Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort

Samasati Nature Retreat

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort PO Box 203-2070 San Jose, Costa Rica

Phone: (800) 563-9643 Email: samasati@samasati.com Web: www.samasati.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Canopy/Zip Line Tours, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Rafting, Scuba Diving, Hiking, Voluntours

Riding, Kayaking, Rafting, Scuba Diving, Hiking, Voluntours La Selva Jungle Lodge Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort La

La Selva Jungle Lodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort

La Pradera, PO Box 17-12-635 Quito, Ecuador

Phone: 1-843-724-3215 Email: info@laselvajunglelodge.com Web: www.Laselvajunglelodge.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Health Tours/Spa, Trekking/ Hiking, Wildlife Tours

W e are convinced that the encounter we offer at our Ecotourism Lodge, La Selva, is unique in the entire

world. We have been refining our skills toward providing this ultimate experience, deep in the Amazon rainforest, in its friendly Amazon Jungle, since 1986, even before the dawn of ecotourism.

Our friendly native staff will become like your own family in no time and join in your festival of marvel and wonder. Our motto says it all: “…in the jungle anything is possible…” A real adventure travel event, ecotourism at its fin- est: living and walking in the Amazon jungle lodge with the best naturalists and native trackers. La Selva is the friendliest Amazon Jungle Lodge, a boutique, dedicated to fulfilling even the childhood fantasies of our far-flung guests.

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Fiji, France, Greece, Guatemala

Matava - Fiji’s Premier Eco Adventure Resort

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort PO Box 63, Vunisea Kadavu, Fiji

Phone: (679) 333-6222 Email: info@Matava.com Web: www.matava.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Kayak- ing/Canoeing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Surfing, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

l’Orri de Planès - Trailside Eco-lodge

Accomodation Type: Guest House/ Inn l’Orri de Planès, le Village Planès, France

Phone: +33 (0)468042947 Email: contact@orrideplanes.com Web: www.orrideplanes.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird Watching, Horseback Rid- ing, Rock Climbing, Sightseeing, Trek- king/Hiking

P.A.P Corp S.A

Accomodation Type: Beach Resort Tsimiski & Salaminos 9 Thessaloniki, Greece

Phone: 00302310505500 Email: paphotels@papcorp.gr Web: www.papcorp.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Health Tours/Spa, Sailing/Cruising, Scu- ba Diving/Snorkeling, Wellness Retreats

Nakia Resort & Dive, Fiji

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort PO Box 204 Waiyevo, Taveuni, Fiji

Phone: (679) 888-1111 Email: info@nakiafiji.com Web: www.nakiafiji.com

T ropical rainforests with rare native birds and spectacular waterfalls, pris-

tine beaches and world-class coral reefs

await you at Nakia Resort & Dive, Fiji. Intimate and family-owned, Nakia is the only eco resort on Taveuni Island; Trip Advisor’s top-rated resort in Fiji; and consistently rated in Trip Advisor’s top five in the entire South Pacific.

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Horseback Riding, Sail- ing/Cruising, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Surfing

Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Adventure Spa

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort No1 Tzantizotz Santa Cruz, Guatemala

Phone: 502-57626753 Email: lagunalodge@gmail.com Web: www.lagunalodgeatitlan.com

Tourist Activities:

Culinary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Rock Climbing, Wild- life Tours

Tourist Activities: Culinary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Rock Climbing, Wild- life Tours

Lodging Facilities

Hiliya Resort Wayanad

Accomodation Type: Farm Stay Wayanad Kerala, India

Phone: +914936211575 Email: hiliyaresort@yahoo.com Web: www.hiliyaresort.com

Tourist Activities:

Agricultural Tours,Bird Watching, Cul- tural/Heritage Tours, Mountain Climbing, Sightseeing,Trekking/Hiking

The Ranthambhore Bagh

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Ranthambhore Road Sawai Madhopur, India

Phone: 91 7462 221728 Email: tiger@ranthambhore.com Web: www.ranthambhore.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching,Safari, Wildlife Tours

Waxpol Hotels & Resorts Ltd.

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort City Office: 9 Mitter House, 2nd Floor, 71 Ganesh, Chandra Avenue Kolkata, India Phone: 033-22375012/13 Email: info@sunderbantigercamp.com Web: www.riverwoodretreat.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Camping, Safari, Sailing/Cruising, Volunteer Activities, Wildlife Tours

Sinclairs Hotels Ltd

Accomodation Type: Hotel Pressman House, 10A Lee Road Kolkata, India

Phone: +91 33 2280 1317 Email: sinclairs@vsnl.com Web: www.sinclairshotels.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Events/Festivals, Rafting, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Sightseeing, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

Tropical ForRest

Accomodation Type: Home-Stay Lakkidi, Opp Oriental School of Hotel Management, Vythiri Wayanad, India

India, Jamaica

Email: hello@tropicalforrest.in Web: www.tropicalforrest.in

Tourist Activities:

Agricultural Tours, Biking, Bird Watch- ing, Spa, Mountain Climbing, Sightsee- ing, Hiking, Volunteer Activities, Yoga

Hotel Mocking Bird Hill

Accomodation Type: Hotel

PO Box 254 Port Antonio, Jamaica

Phone: (876) 993-7267 Email: info@hotelmockingbirdhill.com Web: www.hotelmockingbirdhill.com

Tourist Activities:

Agricultural Tours, Bird Watching, Cu- linary Tours, Cultural Tours, Rafting, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Sightseeing, Hiking

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Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico

66 Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico Strawberry Fields Together Accomodation Type: Beach Resort Robins Bay, St. Mary, Jamaica

Strawberry Fields Together

Accomodation Type: Beach Resort

Robins Bay, St. Mary, Jamaica

Phone: 876-337-6127 Email: kim@strawberryfieldstogether.com Web: www.strawberryfieldstogether.com

N estled on a stunning 18 acres with 2 private beach coves on the north coast of Jamaica is our little

piece of Paradise called “Strawberry Fields Together!”.

In the early 1970’s it became a very popular camping and cottage get-away. Named after the popular Beatles song, ”Strawberry Fields Forever,” it drew people from

Tourist Activities:

Camping,Cultural/ Heritage Tours, Horseback Riding, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Hiking

all over the world seeking its “irie” feeling. After 20 years of operation under “Sonrise Beach Retreat,” we

proudly return to the original name

adventure in our friendly community is back, come and enjoy nature at her best! Situ- ated at the end of a road that turns into miles of coastal trails, empty beaches, hidden

waterfalls, and old Colonial Ruins, we offer adventure tours with your choice of ATV’s, horseback riding, hiking, snorkeling, fishing, or boat excursions to these spectacular spots.

Now that unique feeling of peace, beauty, and

Hotel Mingood

Accomodation Type: Hotel 164 Argyll Road George Town, Malaysia

Phone: (604) 229-9922 Email: sales@hotelmingood.com Web: www.hotelmingood.com

Sepang Goldcoast Sdn Bhd

Accomodation Type: Property 1, Jalan Juruanalisis U1/35, Section 1 Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park Shah Alam, Malaysia

Phone: 603-55690800 Email: info@sepanggoldcoast.com Web: www.sepanggoldcoast.com

Balamku Inn on the Beach

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort 5.7 kms south beach road Mahahual, Mexico

Phone: 011 521 9838395332 Email: information@balamku.com Web: www.balamku.com

Tourist Activities:

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Kayaking/ Canoeing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling

Lodging Facilities

El Retono Eco Lodge

Accomodation Type: Bed and Breakfast 5 de mayo #7, Centro Coatepec, Mexico

Phone: 011 52 228 816 1428 Email: info@elretonoecolodge.com Web: www.elretonoecolodge.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Health Tours/Spa, Rafting, Sightseeing

Educational Tours, Health Tours/Spa, Rafting, Sightseeing The Pathways Hotel Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort 718

The Pathways Hotel

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort 718 Pathways Blvd., Box 718 Colonia Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

Phone: 691-350-3310/3309 Email: waayan@gmail.com Web: www.pathwayshotel.com

Hotel Eco Paraiso

Accomodation Type: Beach Resort Km 10 del viejo camino a Sisal Municipio de Celestun Celestun, Mexico

Phone: 011 52 988 916 2100 Email: info@ecoparaiso.com Web: www.ecoparaiso.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird Watching, Health Tours/ Spa, Kayaking/Canoeing, Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours

Kosrae Village Ecolodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort PO Box 399 Kosrae, FM, Federated States of Micronesia

Phone: (691) 370-3483 Email: info@kosraevillage.com Web: www.kosraevillage.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Surfing, Hik- ing, Volunteer Activities

Tiger Mountain (Pvt) Ltd.

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort GPO Box 242, Dhapasi Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone: +977 61 691887 Email: tmpkr@tigermountain.cm Web: www.tigermountain.com/pokhara

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Sightseeing, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

Mexico, Micronesia, Nepal

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Peru, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Thanzania

Amazon Expeditions | Palo Verde Lodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Iquitos, Peru

Phone: 1-(866)-439-7933 Email: mike@amazonexpeditions.com Web: www.amazonexpeditions.com

Tourist Activities:

Agricultural Tours, Bird Watching, Camping, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Kaya- king, Sightseeing, Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Hotel Vila Park

Accomodation Type: Hotel Av. de Sines Vila Nova de Santo Andre, Portugal

Phone: +351269750100 Email: info@vilapark.com Web: www.vilapark.com

Chumbe Island Coral Park

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort PO Box 3203 Zanzibar, Tanzania

Phone: 255-24-2231040 Email: chumbe@zitec.org Web: www.chumbeisland.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Culinary Tours, Educa- tional Tours, Sailing/Cruising, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Whale Watching

The Condor Lodge Conservatory

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort A-7 Urubambilla, Urb. Cusco, Peru

Phone: (518) 424-4714 Email: info@thecondorlodge.com Web: www.thecondorlodge.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Horseback Riding, Sight- seeing, Trekking/Hiking, Volunteer Ac- tivities, Wildlife Tours

Ranweli Holiday Village Ltd.

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort No. 50, Hyde Park Corner Colombo 2, Sri Lanka

Phone: (94) 31 2277359 Email: ranwelihol@sltnet.lk Web: www.ranweli.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking,Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Wildlife Tours

Koh Ra Ecolodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort PO Box #10 Thailand

Phone: +66 (0) 89-867-5288 Email: kobermeyer@gmail.com Web: www.thaiecolodge.com

Tourist Activities:

Kayaking/Canoeing, Scuba Diving/Snor- keling, Trekking/Hiking

Lodging Facilities

Lost Horizon Resort Co. Ltd.

Accomodation Type: Beach Resort PO Box 5 Kuraburi, Thailand

Phone: +66818922208 Email: info@goldenbuddharesort.com Web: www.goldenbuddharesort.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Culinary Tours, Kayak- ing/Canoeing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

Indigo Group of Companies

Accomodation Type: Hotel Orta mah. Uzundere sok., Goreme Nevsehir, Turkey

Phone: +903842712351 Email: info@indigo.com.tr Web: www.indigo.com.tr

Tourist Activities:

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Events/Festivals, Horseback Rid- ing, Sightseeing,Trekking/Hiking

Thailand, Turkey, United States

Sightseeing,Trekking/Hiking Thailand, Turkey, United States Alaska’s Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge Accomodation Type:

Alaska’s Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge

Accomodation Type: Beach Resort

In Kachemak Bay State Park // Box 2265 Homer, Alaska, United States

Phone: +1 907-235-2350 Email: mail@sadiecove.com Web: www.sadiecove.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Kayaking/ Canoeing, Sailing/Cruis- ing, Trekking/Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

B uilt entirely from locally collected driftwood, Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge stands as a testament to

what one man can do with a little imagination and a lot of determination. Using only hand tools, Sadie Cove has been a labor of love for owner/operator Keith Iverson since the early 1970’s. Today the lodge offers 5 private

cabins, free use of lodge kayaks and fishing gear, won- derful meals, and more - all included. Whale watching, bear viewing, wildlife photography, bald eagles, seals, sea otters and their pups, sea ducks, moose, and mountain goats are some of the wildlife that can be seen from the lodge decks. A tree is planted for every guest of the lodge.

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Armadillo Acres

Accomodation Type: Camping Site 1714 Timbers Dr. Irving, Texas, United States

Phone: (972) 253-7766 Email: katie@armadillo-acres.com Web: www.armadillo-acres.com

Bentwood Inn

Accomodation Type: Bed and Breakfast PO Box 561, 4250 Raven Haven Road Jackson, Wyoming, United States

Phone: (307) 739-1411 Email: info@bentwoodinn.com Web: www.bentwoodinn.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Horse- back Riding, Rafting, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Bunk House at Zion Bed & Breakfast

Accomodation Type: Bed and Breakfast 149 E. Main St, P.O. Box 630146 Rockville, Utah, United States

Phone: (435) 772-3393 Email: reducereuserecycle@BunkHouse- atZION.com Web: www.BunkHouseatZION.oom

Bear’s Den Cottages, LLC

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort 8640 Bear Run Road Logan, Ohio, United States

Phone: (614) 505-6437 Email: bearsdencottages@columbus. rr.com Web: www.bearsdencottages.com

Tourist Activities:

Agricultural Tours, Bird Watching, Can- opy/Zip Line Tours, Spa, Rock Climbing, Hiking, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

Blair Hill Inn at Moosehead Lake

Accomodation Type: Guest House/ Inn 351 Lily Bay Road Greenville, Maine, United States

Phone: (207) 695-0224 Email: info@blairhill.com Web: www.blairhill.com

Tourist Activities:

Health Tours/Spa, Kayaking/Canoeing, Rafting, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Casa Grande Mountain Retreat

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Road 612, Int. 140, bo. caonillas Utuado, Puerto Rico, United States

Phone: (787) 894-3939 Email: tarzan@coqui.net Web: www.hotelcasagrande.com

Tourist Activities:

Culinary Tours, Educational Tours, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

Lodging Facilities

Cat’s Cradle

Accomodation Type: Bed and Breakfast

1181 NW 51 St, Apt 343

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Phone: 305 5039033

Email: Conrayrolle@gmail.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Educational Tours, Spa, Horseback Rid- ing, Kayaking, Sailing, Scuba Diving

Creekwalk Inn and Cabins at Whisperwood Farm

Accomodation Type: Farm Stay 166 Middle Creek Road Cosby, Tenneessee, United States

Phone: (423) 487-4000 Email: janice@creekwalkinn.com Web: www.creekwalkinn.com

Copperbank Inn

Accomodation Type: Guest House/ Inn

660 Alabama Street

Imperial Beach, Alabama, United States

Phone: (619) 423-1453 Email: info@copperbankinn.com Web: www.copperbankinn.com

Dragon’s Village

Accomodation Type: Bed and Breakfast

779 Madrona Walk Apt F

Goleta, California, United States

Phone: (661) 599-2103

Email: natesiemens@gmail.com

United States

Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort

2559 Main Street

Lake Placid, New York, United States

Phone: (518) 523-3353 Email: jennifer@golden-arrow.com Web: www.golden-arrow.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking/Canoeing, Rafting, Rock Climbing,Sightseeing

Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast

Accomodation Type: Bed and Breakfast W7843 County P Browntown, Wisconsin, United States

Phone: (608) 329-7056 Email: john@innserendipity.com Web: www.innserendipity.com

Tourist Activities:

Agricultural Tours, Biking, Culinary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours,Sightseeing

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Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls

Accomodation Type: Guest House/ Inn 21190 State Route 374 Logan, Ohio, United States

Phone: (800) 653-2557 Email: info@innatcedarfalls.com Web: www.innatcedarfalls.com

Little St. Simons Island

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort PO Box 21078 St. Simons Island, Georgia, United States

Phone: (912) 638-7472 Email: Lodge@LittleStSimonsIsland.com Web: www.LittleSSI.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird Watching, Educational Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours La Finca Caribe Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort PO Box

La Finca Caribe

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort PO Box 1332, Bo Pilon Carr 995 KM 2.2 Vieques, Puerto Rico, United States

Phone: (787) 741-0495 Email: manager@lafinca.com Web: www.lafinca.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird Watching, Educational Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Scuba Div- ing/Snorkeling, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

Montfair Resort Farm

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort 2500 Bezaleel Drive Crozet, Virginia, United States

Phone: (434) 823-5202 Email: montfair@ntelos.net Web: www.montfairresortfarm.com

E co- friendly vacation cottages and coun- try retreat overlook lake in the Blue

Ridge Mountains of Virginia, 15 miles NW of Charlottesville, 10 min. from the Sugar- hollow Shenandoah National Park Entrance & Mormon’s River. 129 acres of Hiking trails,Mountain Bikes, Canoe, Fishing. Pets Welcome! Rustic lodge for weddings, re- treats and reunions.

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird watching, Camping, Yoga/ Wellness Retreats, Canoeing, Surfing, Hiking

Lodging Facilities

Northside Valley

Accomodation Type: Villa 2 Estate Northside, P.O. Box 281 Frederiksted, St. Croix, United States

Phone: (708) 848-6148 Email: gingervbown@yahoo.com Web: www.northsidevalley.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Kayak- ing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Trekking/ Hiking,Yoga/Wellness Retreats

The Alpine House Inn and Cottages

Accomodation Type: Guest House/ Inn PO Box 1126, 285 North Glenwood Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States

Phone: (307) 739-1570 Email: info@alpinehouse.com Web: www.alpinehouse.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Edu- cational Tours, Spa, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Hiking, Wildlife Tours

The Allison Inn & Spa

Accomodation Type: Hotel

3113 Crestview Drive, P.O. Box 1060

Newberg, Oregon, United States

Phone: (503) 476-0600 Email: pierre@theallison.com Web: www.theallison.com

Tourist Activities:

Agricultural Tours, Biking, Culinary Tours, Health Tours/Spa, Horseback Rid- ing, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

The Cottages at Spring House Farm

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort 219 Haynes Road Marion, North Carolina, United States Phone: (828) 738-9798 Email: thecottages@springhousefarm. com Web: www.springhousefarm.com

Tourist Activities:

Agricultural Tours, Biking, Bird Watch- ing, Cultural/Heritage Tours,Horseback Riding, Sightseeing

United States

TL Reserve Development Company, Inc.

Accomodation Type: Home-Stay 3131 E. Camelback Road, Suite 211 Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Phone: (602) 489-5087 Email: taber@taberanderson.com Web: www.thereservegcs.com

Vagabond Ranch

Accomodation Type: Guest House/ Inn

2815 7th St.

Boulder, Colorado, United States

Phone: (303) 641-2194 Email: joshhw@mac.com Web: www.vagabondranch.org

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74 United States Virgin Islands Campground Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort PO Box 306411 St. Thomas, Virgin Islands,

Virgin Islands Campground

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort

PO Box 306411 St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, United States

Phone: (340) 776-5488 Email: info@virginislandscampground.com Web: www.virginislandscampground.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird watching, Camping, Yoga/Wellness Retreats, Canoeing, Surfing, Hiking

A n Eco Sensitive Resort introducing the concept of “Upscale Camping”! The cottages at Virgin Island

campground reinvent the idea of a Caribbean vacation.

Our wood-frame and canvas cabins provide the perfect combination of closeness to nature and the comforts

of home. Each Cottage is fully appointed with electrical outlets, comfortable beds and linens and your private ocean-view terrace. We’ve got a great selection of snor- kel gear ready to use at very reasonable rates. Take them down to Honeymoon Beach and explore the local sea life - maybe spot a lobster in the rocks! We’ve also got Can- nondale bikes that you can rent for the day, or for the entire length of your stay. Bik- ing is a great way to explore Water Island!

Waianuhea

Accomodation Type: Bed and Breakfast PO BOX 185 Honokaa, Hawaii, United States

Phone: (808) 775-1118 Email: info@waianuhea.com Web: www.waianuhea.com

Wilderness Gate

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 2100 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Phone: (312) 345-3257 Email: dmkagan@hotmail.com Web: www.northsidevalley.com

WildSpring Guest Habitat

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort 92978 Cemetery Loop, Box R Port Orford, Oregon, United States

Phone: 541-332-0977 Email: michelle@wildspring.com Web: www.wildspring.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird Watching, Sightseeing, Trekking/Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

Tour Operators

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South Asia
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AdventureSmith

Explorations

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Tahoe City, California, United States Phone: +1 (530) 583-1775 Email: Travel@AdventureSmithEx- plorations.com Web: AdventureSmithExplorations.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Sailing/Cruising, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Classic Journeys

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

La Jolla, California, United States

Phone: +1 (858) 454-5004 Email: moreinfo@classicjourneys.com Web: www.classicjourneys.com

Tourist Activities:

Educational Tours

Coffee Culture Tours

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Oakland, California, United States

Email: coffeeculturetours@earthlink.net Web: www.coffeeculturetours.com

Tourist Activities:

Cultural/Heritage Tours

Boundless Journeys

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Stowe, Vermont, United States

Phone: +1 (800) 941-8010 Email: info@boundlessjourneys.com Web: www.boundlessjourneys.com

Tourist Activities:

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Safari, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Coast to Coast Tours

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Auckland, New Zealand

Phone: (649) 411-7080 Email: info@coast2coastnz.com Web: www.coast2coastnz.com

Tourist Activities:

Agricultural Tours,Bird Watching, Cu- linary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours

Cosmopolitan Adventure Tours

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Larkspur, California, United States

Phone: +1 (415) 924-4627 Email: info@cosmopolitanadventuretours.com Web: cosmopolitanadventuretours.com

Tourist Activities:

Safari, Cruising, Scuba Diving, Sightsee- ing, Surfing, Hiking, Volunteer Activities, Wildlife Tours,Yoga/ Wellness Retreats

Country Walkers

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Waterbury, Vermont, United States

Phone: +1 (802) 244-1387 Email: info@countrywalkers.com Web: www.countrywalkers.com

Tourist Activities:

Trekking/ Hiking

EastQuest, Inc

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

New York, New York, United States

Phone: +1 (212) 741-1688 Email: eastquest1@aol.com Web: www.east-quest.com

Elevate Destinations

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Phone: +1 (617) 661-0203 Email: info@elevatedestinations.com Web: www.elevatedestinations.com

Tourist Activities:

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Safari, Trekking/Hiking, Volunteer Activities, Wildlife Tours

Tour Operators

Down2earth Adventures, LLC

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Conshohocken. Pennsylvania, USA

Phone: +1 (610) 564 7500 Email: experts@down2earthadventures. com

EcoQuest Travel, Inc.

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Worldwide

Four Oaks, North Carolina, United States

Phone: +1 (919) 963-3038 Email: info@ecoquesttravel.net Web: www.ecoquesttravel.net

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Educational Tours, Sa- fari, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

Expedition Trips

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Seattle, Washington, United States

Phone: +1 (206) 547-0700 Email: info@expeditiontrips.com Web: www.expeditiontrips.com

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Tourist Activities:

Biking, Cultural Tours, Fes- tivals, Kayaking/Canoeing, Rafting, Sailing/Cruising, Hiking, Wildlife Tours

GAP Adventures

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Toronto, Canada

Phone: +1 (800) 708-7761 Email: travel@gap.ca Web: www.gapadventures.com

I n 1990, Bruce Poon Tip launched Gap Adventures with

the belief that other travellers would share his desire

to experience authentic adventures in an authentic and sustainable manner. Gap Adventures has grown from a one-man show to an award winning company of over 700 employees. A world leader in adventure travel, Gap

Adventures offers more than 1,000 small group experi- ences, safaris and expeditions on all seven continents to more than 100,000 travellers a year. The company’s worldwide adventures focus on cultural interaction, wildlife encounters, and active travel.

interaction, wildlife encounters, and active travel. Tourist Activities: Bird Watching, Cultural/ Heritage

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Cultural/ Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Safari, Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours

Holbrook Travel

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Gainesville, Florida, United States

Phone: +1 (352) 377-7111 Email: travel@holbrooktravel.com Web: www.holbrooktravel.com

H olbrook Travel was founded on the mission of estab- lishing a true connection between our travelers and

nature and people of our destinations. Through a careful translation of the needs of our clients, Holbrook com- bines experienced, reliable travel support with a deep knowledge and network within our destinations to cre- ate experiences that last a life-time.

Tour Operators

Tour Operators International Expeditions Regions of Operation: Worldwide Helena, Alabama, United States Phone: +1 (800)

International Expeditions

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Helena, Alabama, United States

Phone: +1 (800) 633-4734 Email: nature@ietravel.com Web: www.ietravel.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Educational Tours, Safari, Sailing/ Cruising, Volunteer Activities, Wildlife Tours

R ely on International Expeditions’ unmatched ex- pertise to discover the captivating wildlife, inspir-

ing landscapes and fascinating cultures of the amazon, Galapagos Islands, Africa and beyond. Join the World Leader in Nature Travel, where world-class local guides, award-winning itineraries and engaging experiences

make all the difference in the world! For almost 30 years, International Expeditions has made it our mis- sion to enhance guests interest, understanding and appreciation for the natural and cultural wonders of the world. Our small-ship voyages to the Amazon and Galapagos Islands, along with escorted land journeys and safaris are enriching, educational and great fun.

and safaris are enriching, educational and great fun. Intrepid Travel Regions of Operation: Worldwide Fitzroy,

Intrepid Travel

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Fitzroy, Victoira, Australia

Phone: +61 394732656 Email: rt@intrepidtravel.com Web: www.intrepidtravel.com

Tourist Activities:

Cultural Tours, Educational Tours, Safari, Trekking/ Hiking, Volunteer Activities, Wildlife Tours

I ntrepid Travel operate small group adventure trips in more than 90 countries worldwide. We employ over

800 staff and have offices in more than 20 countries. The Intrepid style is for those with a yearning for ad- venture, a sense of fun and a wish to escape the hum- drum of mainstream tourism. We take the rough with

the smooth, have a respect for local cultures and envi- ronments and a flexible, relaxed approach that benefits our international travellers of all ages. We offer a range of 10 different trip styles that include our original style, where we use mostly public transport and stay and eat in small-scale, locally-owned establishments, active, overland, comfort and volunteering trips. The company remains independently owned and in 2009 is celebrating its 20th birthday.

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Global Basecamps

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Encinitas, California, United States

Phone: (866) 577-2462 Email: info@globalbasecamps.com Web: www.globalbasecamps.com

MundoExplora - Exotic Travels & Expeditions

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Valencia, Spain

Phone: +34963924097 Email: info@mundoexplora.com Web: www.mundoexplora.com

Nature & Kind

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

London, United Kingdom

Phone: 0845 299 7776 Email: andrew@natureandkind.com Web: www.natureandkind.com

Kepri

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Montreal, Canada

Phone: (514) 667-3377 Email: asosejo@kepri.com Web: www.kepri.com

Tourist Activities:

Educational Tours

Myths and Mountains

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Incline Valley, Nevada, United States

Phone: (775) 832-5454 Email: info@mythsandmountains.com Web: www.mythsandmountains.com

Peregrine Adventures / Gecko’s Adventures

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Melbourne, Australia

Phone: +61 3 8601 4301 Email: becky@peregrineadventures.com Web: www.peregrineadventures.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking,Culinary Tours, Cultural/ Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Reefs to Rockies, LLC

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Denver, Colorado, United States

Email: sheridan@reefstorockies.com Web: www.reefstorockies.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Educa- tional Tours, Safari, Snorkeling, Hiking, Volunteering, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

The Wayfarers

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Phone: 1-401-849-4620 Email: walk-info@thewayfarers.com Web: www.thewayfarers.com

Tourist Activities:

Culinary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Trekking/Hiking

Wilderness Travel

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Berkeley, California, United States

Phone: (800) 368-2794 Email: info@wildernesstravel.com Web: www.wildernesstravel.com

Tourist Activities:

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Kayaking/Ca- noeing, Safari, Sailing/Cruising, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Tour Operators

Southern Explorations

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Seattle, Washington, United States

Phone: (206) 784-8111 Email: info@southernexplorations.com Web: www.southernexplorations.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching,Camping, Kayaking/Ca- noeing, Rafting, Sailing/Cruising, Trek- king/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Viajes Planeta Azul

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Madrid, Spain

Worldwide

Phone: +34 912981034 Email: info@planetaazul.net Web: www.planetaazul.net

Tourist Activities:

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Wildlife Tours

Wildland Adventures

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Seattle, Washington, United States

Phone: (206) 365-0686 Email: whitney@wildland.com Web: www.wildland.com

Tourist Activities:

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Safari, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

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Worldwide Ecolodges

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Calgary, Canada

Phone: (403) 451-4939 Email: info@worldwideecolodges.com Web: www.worldwideecolodges.com