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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 commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Since 1990, TIES’ global network of travel professionals, responsible companies, industry associations, sustainability advocates and travel enthusiasts has demonstrated the tangible and intangible benefits that ecotourism can provide for local 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 ecotourism 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, communities and sustainable travel around the world, one eco-trip at a time.

Sincerely,

Dr. Kelly Bricker Chair of the Board


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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Contents

Travel Green Guide

Guide

What’s Inside... 6 About TIES

116 Affiliated Businesses

16 TIES World Map

127 Professionals

19 Associations

168 Indices

30 Colleges &

183 Membership

Universities

Application Form

39 Institutions 46 NGOs 54 Lodging Facilities 75 Tour Operators

Responsible # Travel Myth

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Myth: I have to sacrifice quality and luxury of accommodations.

Reality: Many lodges, hotels,

and B&Bs have high standards for quality, bringing nature and culture within your reach, while still 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 countries, 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. Want to get involved? Visit www.ecotourism.org/membership and become a member today!

Become a Member


What is Ecotourism? ecotourism: responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the wellbeing 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, environmental, and social climate.

Why is Ecotourism Imporant?

Offering market-linked longterm solutions, ecotourism provides effective economic incentives for conserving bio-cultural diversity and protecting the natural and cultural heritage of our beautiful planet. Offering local capacity building 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. Travelers who choose ecotourism are responsible consumers interested in sustainability, 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 wisely 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.

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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

Donate to TIES Ecotourism Fund

www.ecotourism.org/ecotourism-fund


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

One of the European Charter parks Parco Naturale Alpi Marittime, Italy

Konso Villages Ethiopia

‘Getting to know one’s hosts’ Madagascar, Africa


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Do’s and Don’ts While Traveling


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

www.ToursToNicaragua.com

naturally wonderful

Voted a Top 7 Natural Attraction in the U.S.!

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s one of Chattanooga, Tennessee’s favorite attractions, we have been thrilling visitors for more than 75 years with our thundering 145 foot waterfall.

One of our entertaining and informative tour guides will lead you through Lookout Mountain Caverns to the natural phenomenon known as Ruby Falls.

rubyfalls.com


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?

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In general, nationally or regionally accredited certification schemes offer a useful tool for distinguishing responsible businesses. Particularly, certification programs that require more stringent audit and monitoring processes demonstrate participating businesses’ commitment to social and environmental responsibility. On the other hand, it is a rather tricky question because sometimes smaller companies cannot afford more demanding certification programs, even if they may be very qualified.

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Our advice for conscious travelers looking for green hotels, resorts and tour operators would be to look for green labels and certification seals, but also to look beyond those labels, and ask questions before booking. Ask for information about their environmental policy, CSR initiatives, and educational resources 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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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 ecoholiday easy! 2. Consult guidebooks: Choose guidebooks with information on your destination’s environmental, social and political issues, and read before 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 websites of all accommodations. 4. Ask questions: Let tour operators/hotels know that you are a responsible consumer. Before you book, ask about their social and environmental policies. For instance - What is your environmental policy? What percentage of your employees are local citizens? Do you support 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 estimated 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 carbon offsetting programs that support conservation, renewable energy, and other energy saving projects.


Ecotourism Associations

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roviding the vital links between governments, NGOs, businesses and citizens, our partners in local, national and regional ecotourism associations are a crucial part of our efforts to further TIES mission.


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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

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: www.ecobenin.org

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he mission of EcoBenin is ensuring better living standards of communities at local and national level through ecotourism and eco-development promotion as a sustainable management of natural resources. The Benin Ecotourism Concern (ECOBENIN 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.

Chitral Association for Mountain Area Tourism (CAMAT) Chitral, Pakistan Phone: +92 943 413540 Email: camatchitral@yahoo.com

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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 alleviating 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 environment and traditional culture of both the Kalash and Khow communities.


22 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

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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.

Eco & Sustainable Tourism Israel Tel Aviv, Israel Phone: +972-54-9989922 Email: info@ecotourism.org.il Web: www.ecotourism.org.il

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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 industry 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 different 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


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

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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 development 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 tourism through the participation in public affairs, information and education for a responsible development of the tourism sector.

Ecotourism Australia Fortitude Valley, Australia Phone: +61 7 3252 1530 Email: Admin@ecotourism.org.au Web: www.ecotourism.org.au

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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 diverse membership that includes key industry sectors and including ecotourism accommodation, tour and attraction operators; tourism planners; protected area managers; academics and students; tourism, environmental, interpretation and training consultants; local and regional tourism associations and travellers.

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


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

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cotourism Kenya is a civil society organization that was founded in 1996 to promote ecotourism and sustainable tourism practices in Kenya. Founded with enormous 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 sustainable, 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.

Ecotourism Norway Oslo, Norway Email: malau@innovasjonnorge.no Web: www.ecotourismnorway.org

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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.


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

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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. Ecoturismo 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.

Ectourism Society Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan Phone: +92314-5121476 Email: ecomail@comsats.net.pk Web: www.ecotourism.org.pk

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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 disseminating information about mountain research and mountain development throughout 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

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e are the main body for the promotion and marketing of ecotourism & responsible 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.

Indonesian Ecotourism Network Jakarta, Indonesia Phone: +62 21 8378 6736 Email: indecon@indecon.or.id Web: www.indecon.or.id

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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 development in Indonesia. Skillful staff and professional associates have supported Indecon’s works. Several innovations in development process and policy have also been identified during Indecon’s involvement in promoting sustainable tourism in Indonesia.

Instituto EcoBrasil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Phone: +55 21 2512 4187 Email: ariane@ecobrasil.org.br Web: www.ecobrasil.org.br

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coBrasil - Brazilian Ecotourism Association, a not-for-profit non-governmental organisation, was founded in 1993 by ecotourism professionals and was the first national NGO to focus on ecotourism. Our vision is to forward ecotourism and sustainable 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 contacts in Brazil and internationally.


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

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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 Japanese environmentally-friendly technologies and products. Please make an enquiry from our website mail form.

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

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apan Ecotourism Society (JES) was established in 1998 to promote the ideas of ecotourism 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.

National Ecotourism Center Tokyo, Japan Phone: +81-(0)3-6457-3952 Email: jimukyoku@ecotourism-center.jp Web: www.ecotourism-center.jp

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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, organizations and individuals interested and involved in ecotourism, offering the opportunities to share local information and help enhance the collective knowledge of the network.


Associations Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF) Madapatha, Sri Lanka Phone: +94 777 631334 Email: ecotourismsl@sltnet.lk Web: www.ecotourismsrilanka.net

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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 committed to ensuring economic benefits of ecotourism to uplift the living standards of the rural communities in Sri Lanka. SLEF encourages private and public sector participation in developing ecotourism business ventures which incorporate community benefits.

The Ontario Ecotourism Society Haliburton, Canada Phone: 705-457-1680 x.6754 Email: admin@toes.ca Web: www.toes.ca

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he Ontario Ecotourism Society is the first province-wide organization for the development 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.

The Swedish Ecotourism Society Ăƒâ€“stersund, Sweden Phone: (466) 312-1244 Email: info@ekoturism.org Web: www.naturesbest.nu

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he Swedish Ecotourism Society is a national NGO that works with ecotourism and nature based tourism service providers in Sweden. The Society provides an ecotourism quality labeling program called Nature’s Best, which is a leading examples of ecotourism certification program.


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Colleges Universities

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An investment

in knowledge always pays the best interest.” - Benjamin Franklin

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.

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Online Courses UCC Program Online certificate program: Earn a professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Management.

For students seeking a holistic understanding 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

UCC University Consortium Certificate in Sustainable Tourism

For Universities & Colleges

For Students

• The opportunity to offer unique experiential 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.

• 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 opportunities through direct field contacts.

www.ecotourism.org/ucc


32 Flinders University

University of Belize

Phone: +61 8 8201 3820

Phone: (501) 223-0256

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

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

Adelaide, Australia

Area(s) of Study:

Sustainable Tourism

Belize, Belize

Areas of Study:

Adventure Tourism, Cultural Tourism, Ecotourism, Hospitality, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Business Management

Offered Programs:

Undergrad: Tourism Management, Associate and Bachelor degrees

Capilano University

North Island College

Vancouver, Canada

Campbell River, Canada

Phone: (604) 986-1911

Phone: (250) 923-9798

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

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

Area(s) of Study:

Sustainable Tourism

Area(s) of Study:

Adventure Tourism, Hospitality, Tourism Business Management

Royal Roads University

Thompson Rivers University

Phone: (250) 391-2530

Phone: (250) 574-2840

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

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

Victoria, Canada

Area(s) of Study:

Ecotourism, Hospitality, Sustainable Tourism

Offered Programs:

Undergrad: BA International Hotel Management Postgrad: MA Tourism Management

Kamloops, Canada

Area(s) of Study:

Hospitality, Sustainable Tourism


University & Colleges Nipissing University

Area(s) of Study:

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hile the roots of Nipissing University extend back to the 1900’s, Nipissing University College was formed in 1967 as an affiliate of Laurentian University. Today, Nipissing is proud to be a primarily undergraduate university with a reputation for excellence in teacher education, arts, science, business and nursing. Students will find themselves in a high-quality academic environment that is studentfocussed and based on personal teaching practices, innovative approaches to learning, and a growing research culture.

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

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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. Sustainable 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 internationally 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 service. Meet with us, tourist hand tool with the principles of sustainable development to combine, both theoretically and in daily practice!

Area(s) of Study:

Sustainable Tourism

Eberswalde, Germany Phone: 0049 3334 657-304 Email: wstrasdas@fh-eberswalde.de Web: www.fh-eberswalde. de/tour


34 Alamo Colleges

California U. of Pennsylvania

Phone: (210) 485-0086

Phone: (724) 938-4593

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

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

Area(s) of Study:

Area(s) of Study:

San Antonio, Texas, United States

California, Pennsylvania, United States

Sustainable Tourism

Hospitality, Sustainable Tourism

Johnson & Wales University

Schiller International University

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Largo, Florida, United States

Phone: (401) 598-1475

Phone: (727) 738-6333

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

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

Area(s) of Study:

Areas of Study:

Hospitality

Ecotourism, Hospitality, Hotel Management, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Business Management

Offered Programs:

Undergrad: Associate and Bachelor’s Postgrad: MBA

Responsible # Travel Myth

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Myth: It’s expensive! Reality: Responsible tours

and accommodations come in a range of prices, depending on the level of comfort and convenience you desire.


University & Colleges California Polytechnic State University University Consortium Certificate (UCC) member Undergrad programs: Rec, Parks and Tourism Admin. PostGraduate Program: Recreation

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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 individuals, communities, and society. The curriculum focus is on the development of appreciation, knowledge, understanding, and skills in leadership, planning, and administration of park, recreation and tourism programs and services. The program was initially accredited in 1986 by the National Recreation and Park Association/American Alliance of Leisure and Recreation. Since then, we have received re-accreditation every five years.

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

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

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he Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, including the International Institute of Tourism 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.

Area(s) of Study:

Tourism Business Management Washington, DC United States

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


36 North Carolina State University University Consortium Certificate (UCC) member

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he Tourism Extension Program is housed in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, 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.

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/tourismextension/ties.html

www.ecotourism.org/online-courses www.ecotourism.org/online-courses


University & Colleges University of Minnesota Tourism Center University Consortium Certificate (UCC) member

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ince 1986, the University of Minnesota Tourism Center 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.

Area(s) of Study:

Ecotourism, Hospitality, Tourism Business Management St. Paul, Minnesota, United States Email: tourism@umn.edu Web: www.tourism.umn.edu

University of Utah University Consortium Certificate (UCC) member

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ur mission is to create, share, and apply knowledge about park, recreation, and tourism resources and phenomena in order to advance the intellectual and professional development of students, serve social needs, inform policy, promote economic development, and foster health and the quality of life for individuals, families, communities, and the environment.

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


38 West Virginia University University Consortium Certificate (UCC) member

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elcome to the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources (RPTR) Program at West Virginia University! 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 welfare of West Virginia and beyond.

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


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Institutions

overnment organizations, tourism departments, destination marketing organizations, science centers, research institutes, are among the Quick Index of TIES many faces of TIES Institution Members Institution members whose contributions demonstrate the collective power of TIES Convention and Visitor Bureaus (CVBs) 40 multi-stakeholder netDestination Marketing work. Organizations (DMOs) 41 TIES Instituion members are made up of 6 categories and you can find them on the following pages:

Education/ Research Organizations Government Organizations Industry Associations Tourism Offices

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Convention & Visitors Bureau

40 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

Areas of Expertise:

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ilton Head with its regional brand experience is internationally recognized as a conveniently accessible Government Relations, Desand premier ecologically sustainable beach and golf retination Management, Edusort destination in America. The Visitors & Convention cation, Information & ComBureau is the destination marketing arm of your chammunication Technologies, ber. It provides destination information to visitors, meetMarketing/Public Relations ing planners, travel industry professionals and the media, 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

San Mateo County CVB

Convention & Visitors Bureau Naples, Florida, United States

Burlingame, California, United States

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

Convention & Visitors Bureau

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

he Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB is the official destination marketing organization for Collier County, Florida. The CVB creates and distributes key information products about the destination, including the annual visitors guide magazine, Discover Florida’s Last Paradise.

Stevens Point Area CVB

Areas of Expertise:

Area(s) of Expertise:

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

Convention & Visitors Bureau

Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States Phone: +1 (715) 344-2556 Email: sara@stevenspointarea.com Web: www.spacvb.com Communication, Community Development, Destination Management, Marketing/Public Relations, Tourism Operation, Tourism Planning


Institutions Convention & Visitors Bureau Portland, Oregon, United States Phone: +1 (503) 275-9756 Email: grege@travelportland.com Web: www.travelportland.com

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ravel Portland is the official destination marketing organization for the city of Portland, Oregon. Its misDestination Management, sion is to strengthen the local economy by marketing the Tourism Planning Greater Portland region as a preferred destination for meetings, conventions and leisure travel. Travel Portland works to maintain the vibrancy of the region by promoting the Portland metropolitan area as a preferred destination for meetings, conventions and leisure travel. A private non-profit destination marketing organization with a membership of more than 1,000 businesses, Travel Portland operates a busy visitor information center, supports a climate of year-round hospitality, and helps our city, state and region reap the rewards of a thriving visitor industry.

Areas of Expertise:

Thompson Okanagan Tourism

Destination Marketing Organization Kelowna, Canada Phone: +1 (250) 860-5999 Email: info@totabc.com Web: www.lifeisgood.travel

Tourism Wells Gray

Destination Marketing Organization Clearwater, Canada Phone: +1 (250) 587-6444 Email: info@skihike.com Web: www.wellsgraycountry.ca

Stark Communications Pvt

Azores Tourism Association

Trivandrum, India

Ponta Delgada, Portugal

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

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

Destination Marketing Organization

Area(s) of Expertise: Communication

Destination Marketing Organization

Convention & Visitors Bureau & Destination Marketing Organization

Travel Portland


Destination Marketing Organization

42 Puerto Rico Tourism Company Destination Marketing Organization

Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Destination Marketing Organization Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

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

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

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 Management, Parks & Protected Areas, Tourism Operation, Tourism Planning

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n Native American word, “Atchafalaya” 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 varied regions in the United States, home to the Cajun culture as well as a diverse population of European, African, Caribbean and Native-American descent.

Areas of Expertise:

Destination Management

Travel Oregon Destination Marketing Organization Salem, Oregon, United States Phone: +1 (503) 378-2104 Email: kristin@traveloregon.com Web: www.traveloregon.com

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ravel Oregon is the official travel guide to planning an Oregon vacation. Whether your Oregon vacation Destination Management, destination is Portland Metro, Mt. Hood or the Oregon Geographic Information Coast, start your trip here! From suggestions on places Systems (GIS), Hotel/Lodge to go in Oregon and things to do in Oregon to places Operation, Parks & Protected to stay in Oregon and where to eat—and of course our Areas, Tourism Operation, Tourism Planning abundant outdoor recreation—you’re cordially invited to roam TravelOregon.com. Why Oregon? Because Oregonians 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.

Areas of Expertise:


Institutions 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 Development, Environmental Impact Assessment, Indigenous Communities,Tourism Planning

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

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

Desert Botanical Garden

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

Education/ Research Organization

Vancouver Aquarium

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

Vancouver, Canada

Area(s) of Expertise:

Education/ Research Organization

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

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Biodiversity/Ecosystems, Ecology, Environmental Education, Interpretation/ Guiding, Outdoor Education/Training, Wildlife Conservation

Education/ Research Organization

ETC- Africa


Education/ Research Organization & Government Organization

44 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

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 Education/Training,Tourism Operation

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, Natural Resource Management, Public-Private Partnerships,Tourism Planning

US Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry Government Organization San Juan, Puerto Rico Phone: (787) 766-5335 Email: jerrybauer1@mac.com


Institutions Tehran Tourism Guides Association

Industry Association

Tehran, Iran

Guatemala, Guatemala

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

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

Industry Association

Botswana Tourism Board

District of Clearwater

Gaborone, Botswana

Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada

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

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

Tourism Office

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 Office

Squaxin Island Tribe Tourism Department Tourism Office Shelton, Washington, United States Phone: +1 (360) 432-3838 Email: LJohnson@ieinc.org Web: www.squaxinislandmuseum.org

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he Squaxin Island Tribe resides within the Southern Puget Sound region. Squaxin Island is uninhabitable by today’s standards but remains pristine and important to the Squaxin Island Tribe members. The Department promotes cultural tourism, itineraries with 10-member Tribes.

Areas of Expertise:

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

Industry Association & Tourism Office

Sustainable Comission of Guatemala Exporters Associations


NGOs

Non-Governmental Organizations

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IES supports NGO members to help strengthen the voices of non-profit, non-governmental organizations around the world dedicated to conservation, communities and sustainable travel. We invite you, our fellow NGO local leader and global player, to showcase your commitment to a better world through TIES global network.


“

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater 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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Community Development

48 Rural Development Centre (RUDEC) NGO Category: Community Development Belo-Bamenda, Cameroon Phone: +23777239994 Web: www.rudec.org

Email: rudeccig@yahoo.com

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he mission of the RUDEC is to promote diverse community efforts focused towards the generation of income, social wellbeing, 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 individuals 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.

Planeterra

NGO Category: Community Development Toronto, Canada Phone: +1 (416) 260-0999 Web: www.planeterra.org

Email: info@planeterra.org

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laneterra is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and support of small communities around Environmental Education, the globe. Formalized in 2003 by G.A.P Adventures, PlanIndigenous Communities, eterra evolved out of a long history of travelers committed Parks & Protected Areas to finding ways to give back to the people and places they visit. Planeterra Projects span the arenas of health, education, employment skills training, cultural heritage preservation and environmental conservation. Where there is a need, we recognize it, and we act quickly to meet it.

Areas of Expertise:

Want to get Involved? By travelling on one of our Voluntours you have the opportunity to be a part of Planeterra 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!


NGOs Basecamp Foundation

PLAN4theLAND Society

Nairobi, Kenya

Tehran, Iran

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

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

NGO Category: Community Development

NGO Category: Conservation

Tourism

Naucrates

Trees For Life

Cori (LT), Italy

Forres, United Kingdom

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

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

Area(s) of Expertise:

Area(s) of Expertise:

NGO Category: Conservation

NGO Category: Conservation

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

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

Ways to Get Involved:

Angel Conservation

Norman Bird Sanctuary

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Middletown, Rhode Island, United States

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

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

Area(s) of Expertise:

Area(s) of Expertise:

NGO Category: Conservation

Environmental Impact Assessment, Indigenous Communities,Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Conservation

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

NGO Category: Conservation

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

Conservation

Area(s) of Expertise:


Conservation & Education/ Capacity Building

50 Pacific Whale Foundation NGO Category: Conservation

Sancturary Friends Foundition of the Florida Keys

Wailuku, Hawaii, United States

NGO Catergory: Conservation

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

Key West, Florida, United States

Area(s) of Expertise:

Biodiversity, Ecology, Environmental Education,Wildlife Conservation

Santa Catalina Island Conservancy

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

NGO Category: Conservation Avalon, California, United States

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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

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

Area(s) of Expertise:

Area(s) of Expertise:

Biodiversity, Environmental Education

Ways to Get Involved:

Biodiversity, Environmental Education, Wildlife Conservation

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

Ecotourism Training Center

MP Ecotourism

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

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

Area(s) of Expertise:

Area(s) of Expertise:

NGO Category: Education/ Capacity Building Amphur Takuapa, Thailand

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

NGO Category: Education/Capacity Building Bhopal, India

Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Education


NGOs NGO Category: Education/ Capacity Building San Juan, Puerto Rico Phone: (304) 766-3003 Email: mlriveragrajales@gmail.com

Kamchatka Ecotourism Society NGO Category: Policy & Guidelines

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

Yelizovo Kamchatka, Russian Federation

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

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

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

Area(s) of Expertise:

Area(s) of Expertise:

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

Accreditation/Standards, Environmental Impact Assessment, Tourism Planning

Ways to Get Involved:

View our membership, certification program,& events schedule on our web site

Routes to Learning Canada

Peace and Slow Project

Kingston, Canada

Tomigusuku, Japan

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

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

NGO Category: Travel & Tourism

NGO Category: Travel & Tourism

Policy Guidelines & Travel and Tourism

Leader for the World, Inc.


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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

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ongolia Sunrise to Sunset aims to preserve Hovsgol National Park by promoting it as an eco- tourism desDestination Management, tination to an environmentally aware and culturally open Parks & Protected Areas public and also by sponsoring various protection and cleanup efforts in the park. We aim to do so by providing an international 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.

Areas of Expertise:

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


NGOs NGO Category: Travel & Tourism White Salmon, Washington, United States Phone: (800) 276-7764 Email: info@sustainabletravel.com Web: www.sustainabletravel.com

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ustainable Travel International (STI) is a global leader in sustainable tourism development. The 501(c)(3) Business Development, non-profit organization’ s mission is to promote sustainCertification Standards, able development and responsible travel by providing Green Hotels programs that enable consumers, businesses and travelrelated 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.

Areas of Expertise:

Want to get Involved? You can offset your carbon footprint though high-quality, verified carbon offset projects or give back to the destinations you visit through our travel philanthropy program. 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.

Responsible # Travel Myth

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Myth: It’s too difficult to be a responsible traveler!

Reality: The internet

makes it easy to plan and book responsible travel. When you arrive at your destination, there are simple steps you can take to make your trip environmentally and socially responsible.

Travel and Tourism & Wildlife

Sustainable Travel International


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:

Australia Belize Brazil Ecuador Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia Canada, China Costa Rica Fiji, France, Greece, Guatemala India Jamaica Malaysia Mexico Micronesia, Nepal Peru, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania Thailand, Turkey United States

55 55, 58 58 57, 62 57 60 60-63 64 65 65, 66 66 66, 67 67 68 69 69-74

What makes a nature accommodation facility an ecolodge? An ecolodge embodies the main principles of ecotourism: conserving nature, benefiting local people, and offering educational activities. In addition, ecolodge operations should take into account the following: sustainable water use, waste reduction, use of renewable energy sources, environmentally friendly sewage treatment, attention to local context, sustainable building materials, use of traditional building techniques, and local community involvement.


Lodging Facilities Avalon Coastal Retreat

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

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort PO Box 330 Bangalow, Australia Phone: 61 2 6687 1996 Email: sunrise@breakofday.com.au

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Glasshouse Mountains Ecolodge

Belize Green Investments Corp

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

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

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort

Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort

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

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

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

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

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

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

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort Hopkins Village Dangriga, Belize

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

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

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

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

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

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

Australia & Belize

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

Ecolodges Indonesia via Break of Day Investments


THE PHILOPSOPHY OF ECOLODGES by Hitesh Mehta

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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 encourage 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 environment is critical to its successful performance. Within these natural environments, what is important 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 atmosphere that is appropriate to the site’s specific setting. Local distinctiveness to the physical environment is important. All natural or humanmade 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 & semiprivate to private. Design layouts and details should conform to Islamic cultural traditions. 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 communities if there are no profits made by the lodge. The ecolodge must be run as a business for it to be successful.


Lodging Facilities Opuntia Lodges

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

Accomodation Type: Hotel Playa de Oro San Cristobal, Ecuador

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

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

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Yachana Lodge

Harby’s Place

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

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Wadi Mahash Nuweiba, Egypt

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

Email: harby@harbysplace.com

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La Cocotera Resort & Ecolodge

Strawberry Fields EcoLodge

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

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

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

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

Web: www.harbysplace.com

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

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

Black Sheep Inn Ecolodge


58 The Lodge at Chaa Creek

Belize & Brazil

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

Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort Praรงa. Auxiliadora,04,Centro Manasus, Brazil Email: info@amazonecopark.com.br Web: www.amazonecopark.com.br

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching,Camping,Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours

Araras Pantanal Ecolodge Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort 132 km (82 mi) south west of Cuiabรก 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

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

Cristalino Jungle Lodge

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

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

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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

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/ Canoeing, Safari,Sightseeing,Wildlife Tours


Lodging Facilities Etnia Pousada & Boutique

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 Climbing, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Trekking

Brazil & Canada

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


60 Canada, China, Costa Rica

Great Bear Nature Tours

Island Lake Lodge

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

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

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

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

Tourist Activities: Wildlife Tours

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

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

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

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he Pacuare Lodge was built with a minimum impact on the river and rainforest site where it is located. Lanterns 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

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Playa San Josecito Golfito, Costa Rica Phone: 0050688215398 Email: info@golfodulcelodge.com Web: www.golfodulcelodge.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Horseback Riding,Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Trekking

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

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

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a Cusinga Lodge is a coastal rainforest eco lodge dedicated to marine and terrestrial conservation and Agricultural Tours, Bird environmental education. Its location on the southern Watching, Culinary Tours, Pacific coast provides guests with sweeping ocean views Cultural/Heritage Tours, and a relaxing beach vacation. In addition La Cusinga is Horseback Riding, part of a private nature reserve that supplies the visiKayaking/Canoeing tor with an unparalleled look at Costa Rican wildlife and rainforest. The reserve consists primarily of 250 hectares 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 rural 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

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

Golfo Dulce Lodge


62 Lapa Rios Ecolodge Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort

Costa Rica

Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Phone: 011-506-2735-5130 Email: info@laparios.com Web: www.laparios.com

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et in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America’s last remaining lowland Agricultural Tours, Bird Watching, Camping, Canopy tropical rainforest in Costa Rica, Lapa Rios Ecolodge overlooks the pristine point where the Golfo Dulce Zip Line Tours, Culinary meets the wild Pacific Ocean, making it an ideal destiTours 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, experienced 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

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort PO Box 56 Golfito, Costa Rica

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

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

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Agricultural Tours

laya Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is an environmentally sensitive lodge set on a 165-acre private preserve in the undeveloped 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


Lodging Facilities Samasati Nature Retreat

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

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

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

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

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

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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 finest: 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.

Costa Rica, Ecuador

Pacuare Lodge


Fiji, France, Greece, Guatemala

64 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, Kayaking/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 Riding, Rock Climbing, Sightseeing, Trekking/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, Scuba 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

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ropical rainforests with rare native birds and spectacular waterfalls, pristine 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, Sailing/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, Wildlife Tours


Lodging Facilities Sinclairs Hotels Ltd

Accomodation Type: Farm Stay Wayanad Kerala, India

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

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

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

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The Ranthambhore Bagh

Tropical ForRest

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

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

Agricultural Tours,Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Mountain Climbing, Sightseeing,Trekking/Hiking

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

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

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

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Waxpol Hotels & Resorts Ltd.

Hotel Mocking Bird Hill

Bird Watching,Safari, Wildlife Tours

Agricultural Tours, Biking, Bird Watching, Spa, Mountain Climbing, Sightseeing, Hiking, Volunteer Activities, Yoga

Accomodation Type: Hotel

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

PO Box 254 Port Antonio, Jamaica

Tourist Activities:

Agricultural Tours, Bird Watching, Culinary Tours, Cultural Tours, Rafting, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Sightseeing, Hiking

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

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

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India, Jamaica

Hiliya Resort Wayanad


66 Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico

Strawberry Fields Together Accomodation Type: Beach Resort Robins Bay, St. Mary, Jamaica Phone: 876-337-6127 Email: kim@strawberryfieldstogether.com Web: www.strawberryfieldstogether.com

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estled on a stunning 18 acres with 2 private beach coves on the north coast of Jamaica is our little Camping,Cultural/ Heritage piece of Paradise called “Strawberry Fields Together!”. Tours, Horseback Riding, In the early 1970’s it became a very popular camping Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, and cottage get-away. Named after the popular Beatles Hiking song, ”Strawberry Fields Forever,” it drew people from all over the world seeking its “irie” feeling. After 20 years of operation under “Sonrise Beach Retreat,” we proudly return to the original name... Now that unique feeling of peace, beauty, and adventure in our friendly community is back, come and enjoy nature at her best! Situated 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.

Hotel Mingood

Balamku Inn on the Beach

Accomodation Type: Hotel 164 Argyll Road George Town, Malaysia

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

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

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

Tourist Activities:

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


Lodging Facilities Hotel Eco Paraiso

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

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

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, Hiking, Volunteer Activities

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

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

El Retono Eco Lodge


Peru, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Thanzania

68 Amazon Expeditions | Palo Verde Lodge

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Iquitos, Peru Phone: 1-(866)-439-7933 Email: mike@amazonexpeditions.com Web: www.amazonexpeditions.com

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

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Hotel Vila Park

Ranweli Holiday Village Ltd.

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

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

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

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

Agricultural Tours, Bird Watching, Camping, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Kayaking, Sightseeing, Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Bird Watching, Horseback Riding, Sightseeing, Trekking/Hiking, Volunteer Activities, Wildlife Tours

Tourist Activities:

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

Chumbe Island Coral Park

Koh Ra Ecolodge

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

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort PO Box #10 Thailand

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

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

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Culinary Tours, Educational Tours, Sailing/Cruising, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Whale Watching

Kayaking/Canoeing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Trekking/Hiking


Lodging Facilities Indigo Group of Companies

Accomodation Type: Beach Resort PO Box 5 Kuraburi, Thailand

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

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

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

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Culinary Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Events/Festivals, Horseback Riding, Sightseeing,Trekking/Hiking

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

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uilt entirely from locally collected driftwood, Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge stands as a testament to Bird Watching, Kayaking/ what one man can do with a little imagination and a lot Canoeing, Sailing/Cruisof determination. Using only hand tools, Sadie Cove has ing, Trekking/Hiking, Whale been a labor of love for owner/operator Keith Iverson since the early 1970’s. Today the lodge offers 5 private Watching, Wildlife Tours cabins, free use of lodge kayaks and fishing gear, wonderful 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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Thailand, Turkey, United States

Lost Horizon Resort Co. Ltd.


United States

70 Armadillo Acres

Bear’s Den Cottages, LLC

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

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

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

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

Tourist Activities:

Agricultural Tours, Bird Watching, Canopy/Zip Line Tours, Spa, Rock Climbing, Hiking, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

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

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

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Bunk House at Zion Bed & Breakfast

Casa Grande Mountain Retreat

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

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

Biking, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Horseback Riding, Rafting, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

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

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

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

Tourist Activities:

Culinary Tours, Educational Tours, Yoga/Wellness Retreats


Lodging Facilities Copperbank Inn

Accomodation Type: Bed and Breakfast 1181 NW 51 St, Apt 343 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Accomodation Type: Guest House/ Inn 660 Alabama Street Imperial Beach, Alabama, United States

Phone: 305 5039033

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

Email: Conrayrolle@gmail.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Educational Tours, Spa, Horseback Riding, 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

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

Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast

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

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

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort 2559 Main Street Lake Placid, New York, United States

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

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

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

United States

Cat’s Cradle


United States

72 Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls

La Finca Caribe

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

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

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

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

Tourist Activities:

Little St. Simons Island

Biking, Bird Watching, Educational Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

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

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

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co- friendly vacation cottages and country retreat overlook lake in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, 15 miles NW of Charlottesville, 10 min. from the Sugarhollow Shenandoah National Park Entrance & Mormon’s River. 129 acres of Hiking trails,Mountain Bikes, Canoe, Fishing. Pets Welcome! Rustic lodge for weddings, retreats and reunions.

Tourist Activities:

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


Lodging Facilities The Allison Inn & Spa

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

Accomodation Type: Hotel 3113 Crestview Drive, P.O. Box 1060 Newberg, Oregon, United States

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

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

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

The Alpine House Inn and Cottages

The Cottages at Spring House Farm

Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Kayaking, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Trekking/ Hiking,Yoga/Wellness Retreats

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

Agricultural Tours, Biking, Culinary Tours, Health Tours/Spa, Horseback Riding, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

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

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:

Tourist Activities:

TL Reserve Development Company, Inc.

Vagabond Ranch

Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Educational Tours, Spa, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Hiking, Wildlife Tours

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

Agricultural Tours, Biking, Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours,Horseback Riding, Sightseeing

Accomodation Type: Guest House/ Inn 2815 7th St. Boulder, Colorado, United States Phone: (303) 641-2194 Email: joshhw@mac.com Web: www.vagabondranch.org

United States

Northside Valley


74 Virgin Islands Campground

United States

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:

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n Eco Sensitive Resort introducing the concept of “Upscale Camping”! The cottages at Virgin Island Biking, Bird watching, campground reinvent the idea of a Caribbean vacation. Camping, Yoga/Wellness Our wood-frame and canvas cabins provide the perfect Retreats, Canoeing, combination of closeness to nature and the comforts Surfing, Hiking 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 snorkel 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 Cannondale bikes that you can rent for the day, or for the entire length of your stay. Biking is a great way to explore Water Island!

Waianuhea

WildSpring Guest Habitat

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

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

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

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

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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

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


Tour Operators Quick Index of TIES Tour Operator Members TIES Tour Operator members are divided into 12 regions of the world based on area(s) of operation, and you can find them on the following pages:

Worldwide Africa Antarctica Central Asia Eastern Asia Southeastern Asia South Asia Central America and the Caribbean Europe North America Oceania South America

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Authentic experiences... Amazing encounters... Adventures of a life time...

Your journey starts here!


76 AdventureSmith Explorations

Worldwide

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

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

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:

Tourist Activities:

Classic Journeys

Coast to Coast Tours

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

La Jolla, California, United States

Auckland, New Zealand

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

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

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Coffee Culture Tours Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Cosmopolitan Adventure Tours

Oakland, California, United States

Larkspur, California, United States

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

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

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

Educational Tours

Tourist Activities:

Cultural/Heritage Tours

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

Agricultural Tours,Bird Watching, Culinary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Tourist Activities:

Safari, Cruising, Scuba Diving, Sightseeing, Surfing, Hiking, Volunteer Activities, Wildlife Tours,Yoga/ Wellness Retreats


Tour Operators Country Walkers Regions of Operation: Worldwide Waterbury, Vermont, United States

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Conshohocken. Pennsylvania, USA Phone: +1 (610) 564 7500 Email: experts@down2earthadventures. com

Tourist Activities: Trekking/ Hiking

EastQuest, Inc

EcoQuest Travel, Inc.

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

New York, New York, United States

Four Oaks, North Carolina, United States

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

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

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Educational Tours, Safari, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

Elevate Destinations

Expedition Trips

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Seattle, Washington, 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

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

Worldwide

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

Down2earth Adventures, LLC


78 GAP Adventures Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Worldwide

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

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n 1990, Bruce Poon Tip launched Gap Adventures with the belief that other travellers would share his desire Biking, Cultural Tours, Fes- to experience authentic adventures in an authentic and tivals, Kayaking/Canoeing, sustainable manner. Gap Adventures has grown from a one-man show to an award winning company of over Rafting, Sailing/Cruising, 700 employees. A world leader in adventure travel, Gap Hiking, Wildlife Tours Adventures offers more than 1,000 small group experiences, 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.

Tourist Activities:

Holbrook Travel Regions of Operation: Worldwide Gainesville, Florida, United States Phone: +1 (352) 377-7111 Email: travel@holbrooktravel.com Web: www.holbrooktravel.com

Tourist Activities: Bird Watching, Cultural/ Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Safari, Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours

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olbrook Travel was founded on the mission of establishing a true connection between our travelers and nature and people of our destinations. Through a careful translation of the needs of our clients, Holbrook combines experienced, reliable travel support with a deep knowledge and network within our destinations to create experiences that last a life-time.


Tour Operators International Expeditions Regions of Operation: Worldwide Helena, Alabama, United States

R

ely on International Expeditions’ unmatched expertise to discover the captivating wildlife, inspirBird Watching, Educational ing landscapes and fascinating cultures of the amazon, Tours, Safari, Sailing/ Galapagos Islands, Africa and beyond. Join the World Leader in Nature Travel, where world-class local guides, Cruising, Volunteer award-winning itineraries and engaging experiences Activities, Wildlife Tours make all the difference in the world! For almost 30 years, International Expeditions has made it our mission 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.

Tourist Activities:

Intrepid Travel Regions of Operation: Worldwide Fitzroy, Victoira, Australia Phone: +61 394732656 Email: rt@intrepidtravel.com Web: www.intrepidtravel.com

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ntrepid Travel operate small group adventure trips in more than 90 countries worldwide. We employ over Cultural Tours, Educational 800 staff and have offices in more than 20 countries. Tours, Safari, Trekking/ The Intrepid style is for those with a yearning for adHiking, Volunteer Activities, venture, a sense of fun and a wish to escape the humdrum of mainstream tourism. We take the rough with Wildlife Tours the smooth, have a respect for local cultures and environments 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.

Tourist Activities:

Worldwide

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


Worldwide

80 Global Basecamps

Kepri

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Encinitas, California, United States

Montreal, Canada

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

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

Tourist Activities: Educational Tours

MundoExplora - Exotic Travels & Expeditions

Myths and Mountains

Valencia, Spain

Incline Valley, Nevada, United States

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

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

Nature & Kind

Peregrine Adventures / Gecko’s Adventures

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Regions of Operation: Worldwide London, United Kingdom Phone: 0845 299 7776 Email: andrew@natureandkind.com Web: www.natureandkind.com

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

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


Tour Operators Southern Explorations

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Denver, Colorado, United States

Seattle, Washington, United States

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

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

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Educational Tours, Safari, Snorkeling, Hiking, Volunteering, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

Tourist Activities:

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

The Wayfarers

Viajes Planeta Azul

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Newport, Rhode Island, United States Phone: 1-401-849-4620 Email: walk-info@thewayfarers.com Web: www.thewayfarers.com

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

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Culinary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Trekking/Hiking

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Wildlife Tours

Wilderness Travel

Wildland Adventures

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Berkeley, California, United States

Seattle, Washington, United States

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

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

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

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

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

Worldwide

Reefs to Rockies, LLC


Worldwide, Africa

82 Worldwide Ecolodges

Zegrahm Expeditions

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Calgary, Canada

Seattle, Washington, United States

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

Phone: (206) 285-4000 Email: scottf@zeco.com Web: www.zeco.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Hills of Africa Travel

Wilderness Safaris

Regions of Operation: AfricaBotswana,Mozambique,South Africa, Zambia,Zimbabwe

Regions of Operation: Africa Botswana,Malawi,Namibia,Seychelles, South Africa,Zambia,Zimbabwe

Huntersville, North Carolina, USA Phone: (704) 464-3273 Email: hoainfo@hillsofafrica.com Web: www.hillsofafrica.com

Rivonia, South Africa

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Culinary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Health Tours/Spa, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Horseback Riding, Kayaking/Canoeing, Safari, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Educational Tours, Cruising, Scuba Diving/ Snorkeling, Sightseeing,Whale Watching

Phone: +27 11 807 1800 Email: enquiry@wilderness.co.za Web: www.wilderness-safaris.com Bird Watching, Safari, Scuba Diving/ Snorkeling, Wildlife Tours

Fiema Crafts and Tours

Vintage Africa LTD

Regions of Operation: AfricaGhana

Regions of Operation: AfricaKenya

Hungerford, United Kingdom

Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: +44 1488 686 222 Email: john@fiema.com Web: www.fiema.com

Phone: 254-23742 450 Email: nina@vintageafrica.com Web: www.vintageafrica.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Educational Tours, Events/Festivals, Canoeing, Hiking, Volunteer Activities


Tour Operators Deeper Africa

Regions of Operation: AfricaKenya,Tanzania,Uganda

Regions of Operation: AfricaKenya,Rwanda,Tanzania,Uganda

Arusha, Tanzania Phone: +255 27 2543082 Email: info@theclassictours.com Web: www.theclassictours.com

Boulder, Colorado, United States

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching,Camping,Mountain Climbing,Safari,Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Phone: +1 303 415 2574 Email: Karen@deeperafrica.com Web: www.deeperafrica.com

Tourist Activities:

Safari,Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Wildlife Tours

AfricaWildTruck

Naturally Morocco Ltd

Regions of Operation: AfricaMalawi

Regions of Operation: Africa- Morocco

Lilongwe, Malawi

Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom

Email: info@africawildtruck.com Web: www.africawildtruck.com

Phone: (0)1239 710814 Email: info@naturallymorocco.co.uk Web: www.naturallymorocco.co.uk

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Sahara Soul Travel

Summit Expeditions & Nomadic Experience

Bird Watching, Camping, Cultural Tours, Horseback Riding, Mountain Climbing, Safari, Sailing, Snorkeling, Hiking

Regions of Operation: AfricaMorocco New York, New York, United States Phone: +1 646 643 1420 Email: info@saharasoultravel.com Web: www.saharasoultravel.com

Tourist Activities:

Cultural/Heritage Tours

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

Regions of Operation: AfricaTanzania Moshi, Tanzania

Phone: 1-866-417-7661 Email: info@nomadicexperience.com Web: www.nomadicexperience.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking,Bird Watching, Mountain Climbing, Safari, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Africa

Classic Tours & Safaris Ltd


84 Classic Africa Safaris Regions of Operation: AfricaRwanda, Uganda

Africa

Shepherdstown, West Virginia, United States Phone: (304) 876-1315 Email: phil.ward3@juno.com Web: www.classicuganda.com

Volcanoes Safaris

Regions of Operation: Africa- Uganda

London, United Kingdom Phone: +44 870 870 8480 Email: salesuk@volcanoessafaris.com Web: www.volcanoessafaris.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Safari, Trekking/Hiking

Africa Adventure Company

Aim 4 Africa Ltd

Regions of Operation: Africa

Regions of Operation: Africa

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Phone: (954) 491-8877 Email: safari@africanadventure.com Web: www.africa-adventure.com

Phone: +44 114 255 2533 Email: inquiries@aim4africa.com Web: www.aim4africa.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Busarialao Travels and Tours

ecoAfrica Travel

Regions of Operation: Africa

Regions of Operation: Africa

Ilorin, Nigeria

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Phone: +2348058740070 Email: my.mail.gafar@gmail.com Web: www.batt-travelsandtours.com

Phone: +27 21 809-2180 Email: clarissah@ecoafrica.com Web: www.ecoafrica.com

Bird Watching, Safari, Wildlife Tours

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

Madagascar Eecotours Regions of Operation: Africa Antananarivo, Madagascar Phone: (261) 20 22 262 15 Email: ecotours@madagascar.hypermart.net Web: madagascar.hypermart.net

Safari

Tourist Activities:

Safari, Wildlife Tours


Tour Operators Adventure Life

Regions of Operation: Africa, Europe

Regions of Operation: Antartica,Central America, the Caribbean,South America

Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Missoula, Montana, United States

Phone: +1 (703) 835-9378 Email: lrivero@peacethroughtravel.net Web: www.peacethroughtravel.net

Phone: +1 (406) 541-2677 Email: trip.center@adventure-life.com Web: www.Adventure-Life.com

Tourist Activities:

T

Agricultural Tours

he Andes, Amazon, Galapagos, Central America & Antarctica - the treasures of Latin America are endless! Destination specialists, our trips are designed to provide authentic experiences to some of our world’s most legendary locations, but are also intended to make travel through the region effortless and easy.

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Cultural Tours, Kayaking, Rafting, Scuba Diving, Sightseeing, Trekking/Hiking

KarmaQuest Ecotourism and Adventure Travel

Borderlands Group

Half Moon Bay, California, United States

Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone: +1 (650) 560-0101 Email: KarmaQuest@earthlink.net Web: www.KarmaQuest.com

Phone: 977 014700894 Email: info@borderlandsgroup.com Web: www.borderlandsgroup.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Regions of Operation: Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Mountain Climbing, Sightseeing, Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Regions of Operation: Central AsiaBhutan,India,Nepal

Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Cultural Tours, Kayaking, Mountain Climbing, Rafting, Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Africa, Antartica, Central Asia

Peace Through Travel LLC


Central Asia

86 Yama Aventures

Nomadic Journeys Ltd

Regions of Operation: Central AsiaBhutan,India,Nepal

Regions of Operation: Central AsiaMongolia

Leh - Ladakh, India Phone: 0091-1982-250833 Email: namgial@gmail.com Web: www.yamatreks.com

Ulaanbaatar 13, Mongolia Phone: +976 11 328737 Email: infomongolia@nomadicjourneys. com Web: www.nomadicjourneys.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Trekking/Hiking

Bird Watching, Camping, Cultural Tours, Horseback Riding, Rafting, Sightseeing, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Peak to Peak Travel Regions of Operation: Central AsiaNepal, Tibet, Kenya, Peru, United States Fort Collins, Colorado, United States Phone: 1-970-631-7377 Email: dawa@peaktopeaktravel.com Web: www.peaktopeaktravel.com

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elcome to Peak to Peak Travel - We provide trekking and mountaineering guide service for the Mountain Climbing, Himalayas, specializing in Nepal and Tibet. Our proTrekking/Hiking fessional guides have over 25 years of trekking and technical climbing experience in the Himalayan high mountains. Peak to Peak Travel is committed to providing comfort, safety and security, and enjoyment on your journey. Come join us for a unique mountain experience at the top of the world. We specialize in peak climbing in the Himalayas. There are so many beautiful Himalayan minor peaks that are open for mini or light expeditions. Among them, 10 peaks are very popular for alpine climbing.

Tourist Activities:


Tour Operators Nomadic Expeditions

Regions of Operation: Central AsiaPakistan

Regions of Operation: Eastern AsiaBhutan,China,Mongolia

Isalamabad, Pakistan

Monroe Twp, New Jersey, United States

Phone: 0092-51-2260820 Email: oxus21@gmail.com Web: www.atp.com.pk

Phone: 1-800-998-6634 Email: info@nomadicexpeditions.com Web: www.NomadicExpeditions.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Rafting, Safari, Trekking/Hiking

Biking, Camping, Cultural Tours, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Sightseeing, Hiking, Volunteer Activities, Wildlife Tours

WildChina Regions of Operation: Eastern AsiaChina Beijing, China Phone: 1 888 902 8808 Email: info@wildchina.com Web: www.wildchina.com

Tourist Activities:

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

Responsible # Travel Myth

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Myth: It means traveling to tropical jungles!

Terralaya Travels Regions of Operation: Eastern AsiaIndia Gangtok, India Phone: 0091 3592 252516 Email: info@sikkim.ch Web: www.terralaya.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Cultural Tours, Mountain Climbing, Rafting,Rock Climbing, Safari, Hiking

Reality: Responsible travel often brings to mind images of exotic tropical locations, but the reality is that destinations, accommodations, and tour packages exist on every continent.

Central & Eastern Asia

Adventure Tours Pakistan


88 Eastern & Southeast Asia

Spirit of Japan Travel Regions of Operation: Eastern AsiaJapan Kyoto Japan Phone: +81-[0]75-204-8965 Web: www.eco-tourism.jp Email: info@eco-tourism.jp

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pirit of Japan Travel offers a collection of unparalleled private tours within the ancient island country Agricultural Tours,Cultural of Japan for travelers to experience and encounter its Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, rich culture and fascinating people. Each and every tour is planned and operated by a local community, only Mountain Climbing, Trekopen to one small group at a time to ensure the quality king/Hiking, Wildlife Tours of comfort and service. Visit unspoiled countrysides as guests of friends and leave nothing but good memories with the new friends you made. Our destination tours offer a privileged few the finest local guides and personalized services, and all the benefits of being away from big concrete cities. A portion of our profits is allocated to benefit the local people and help protect the environment.

Tourist Activities:

NAC Tours Bangladesh

Buffalo Tours

Regions of Operation: Southeast AsiaBangladesh

Regions of Operation: Southeast AsiaCambodia,Laos,Thailand,Vietnam

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Email: info@nactours.com

Hanoi, Vietnam Phone: (844) 3328-0702 Email: christine.andrews@buffalotours. com Web: www.buffalotours.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Phone: 880-2-9566468

Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Cultural Tours, Sailing/Cruising, Sightseeing, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Biking, Culinary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Trekking/Hiking, Volunteer Activities


Tour Operators Khiri Travel Regions of Operation: Southeast AsiaCambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

Phone: (662) 968-6828 Email: trade.travel@khiri.com Web: www.khiri.com

Regions of Operation: Southeast AsiaCambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia Waterlooville, United Kingdom Phone: 08451232845 Email: enquiry@symbiosis-travel.com Web: www.symbiosis-travel.com

Tourist Activities:

S

ymbiosis Expedition Planning offers a complete holiday & expedition planning services for people looking for something beyond the normal package tour — particularly those concerned about the impact of tourism on the developing world’s highly sensitive environments and cultures.

Biking,Bird Watching,Culinary Tours,Cultural/Heritage Tours, Events/Festivals,Sightseeing

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird Watching,Cultural/Heritage Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Wildlife Tours

Borneo Eco Tours Regions of Operation: Southeast AsiaMalaysia Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Phone: (608) 843-8300 Email: albert@borneoecotours.com Web: www.borneoecotours.com

B

orneo Eco Tours – The Borneo Specialist! Multi ecotourism award winners Borneo Eco Tours specializes Bird Watching, Cultural in nature based tours including exotic cultures, botaniTours, Scuba Diving/ Snor- cal, bird watching, wildlife river safari, jungle and mountain trekking in Borneo. Set up in 1991 by Albert Teo keling, Hiking, Volunteer with offices in Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and Sukau, it Activities, Wildlife Tours has a team of 100 well trained and motivated staff and operates the award winning 20 rooms ecolodge, Sukau Rainforest Lodge and Borneo Backpackers. The group also funds and operates a non profit foundation (Borneo Ecotourism, Solutions and Technologies - BEST) with a annual grant of RM50,000.00 to develop social entrepreneurship programs and for its community and environmental projects in Sabah.

Tourist Activities:

Southeast Asia

Nonthaburi, Thailand

Symbiosis Expedition Planning


Southeast & South Asia

90 Salika Tour Co. Ltd

TBF Travel

Regions of Operation: Southeast AsiaLaos

Regions of Operation: Southeast AsiaThailand

Luangprabang, Laos

Rocklin, California, United States

Phone: (418) 643-0754 Email: salikalpb@salikalaos.com

Phone: (916) 202-3006 Email: bill@totalbodyfitness.com Web: www.thailandadventuretravel.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Chalukya Grace Tours Pvt Ltd

Frontier Treks & Tours India

Trivandrum, India

Lawrence, Kansas, United States

Phone: +914712470660 Email: mail@chalukyatours.com Web: www.keralaindia.travel

Phone: (785) 371-4929 Email: info@frontiertreksindia.com Web: www.frontiertreks.com

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Tourist Activities:

Ibex Expeditions Pvt Ltd

India Footprints

Regions of Operation: South AsiaIndia

Regions of Operation: South AsiaIndia

New Delhi, India

Jabalpur, India

Phone: 91-11-26460244 Email: ibex@ibexpeditions.com Web: www.ibexexpeditions.com

Phone: 917614046105 Email: indiafootprints@hotmail.com Web: www.indiafootprints.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Cultural/Heritage Tours

Regions of Operation: South AsiaIndia

Camping, Rafting,Sailing/Cruising, Trekking/Hiking

Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Mountain Climbing,Safari, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Biking, Canopy/Zip Line Tours, Spa, Kayaking, Rafting, Rock Climbing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Sightseeing, Hiking

Regions of Operation: South AsiaIndia

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

Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Wildlife Tours


Tour Operators Treks ‘n Rapids (P) Ltd.

Regions of Operation: South AsiaIndia

Regions of Operation: South AsiaIndia

New Delhi, India

Rishikesh, India

Phone: +91 11 65969433 Email: holidays@indiannaturetours.com Web: www.indiannaturetours.com

Phone: +91 1352435710 Email: pranav@treksnrapids.com Web: www.treksnrapids.com

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Tourist Activities:

Wilderness Resorts Pvt Ltd

Advent Journeys

Regions of Operation: South AsiaIndia

Regions of Operation: South AsiaIndia

Bangalore, India

Jaipur, India

Phone: +91 8041000000 Email: enquiries@theserai.in Web: www.cicadaresorts.com

Phone: +91 9414024011 Email: info@adventjourneys.com Web: www.adventjourneys.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Grass Routes Journeys

Frontier Treks and Tours Maldives

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Safari, Wildlife Tours

Wildlife Tours

Regions of Operation: South AsiaIndia Puri, India Phone: +91 6752 250560 Email: info@grassroutesjourneys.com Web: www.grassroutesjourneys.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Culinary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Sightseeing, Trekking/Hiking

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Trekking/Hiking

Events/Festivals, Spa, Horseback Riding, Mountain Climbing, Rafting, Safari, Sightseeing, Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Regions of Operation: South AsiaMaldives Male, Maldives

Phone: (960) 334-4638 Email: info@frontiertreksmaldives.com Web: www.frontiertreks.com/maldives

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Surfing, Volunteer Activities

South ASia

Indian Nature Tours


92 Dream Nepal Travels & Tours Pvt. Ltd.

South Asia

Regions of Operation: South AsiaNepal Kathmandu, Nepal Phone: 977 1 4413690 Email: stt@mos.com.np Web: www.dreamnepal.com.np

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Mountain Climbing, Safari, Trekking/Hiking

Explore Kamchatka Regions of Operation: South AsiaRussian Federation Yelizovo, Russian Federation Phone: +7 (41531) 2-66-01 Email: info@explorekamchatka.com Web: www.explorekamchatka.com

Tourist Activities: Wildlife Tours


Tour Operators Costa Rican Adventures

Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean- Bahamas

Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean- Costa Rica

Andros Island, Bahamas

Berkeley, California, United States Phone: +1 (510) 649-1000 Email: requests@costaricanadventures. com Web: www.costaricanadventures.com

Email: C_fernander@yahoo.com

Tourist Activities:

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

Foto Verde Tours Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean- Costa Rica Zarcero, Costa Rica Phone: 011-506-2463-0053 Email: greg@fotoverdetours.com Web: www.fotoverdetours.com

Greenway Nature Tours Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean- Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica Phone: 1-800-895-6978 Email: info@naturalistjourneys.com Web: www.costarica-ecotourism.com

Memorable Costa Rica

PacificTradeWindsCR

Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean- Costa Rica

Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean- Costa Rica

Rockville, California, United States Phone: +1 (301) 217-0158 Email:mmikowski@memorablecostarica. com Web: www.memorablecostarica.com

Stevensville, Maryland, United States

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Culinary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Health Tours/Spa, Yoga/Wellness Re-

Phone: +1 (410) 604-2986 Email: pacifictradewindscr@yahoo.com Web: www.costaricavacationpac.com Bird Watching, Camping, Culinary Tours, Educational Tours, Horseback Riding

Central America & the Caribbean

Andros Island Adventures


Central America & the Caribbean

94 Rios Tropicales

Seascape Kayak Tours

Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean- Costa Rica

Regions of Operation: Caribbean,North America- Costa Rica, Canada

San Jose, Costa Rica

Richardson (Deer Island), NB, Canada

Phone: 506-2233-6455 Email: rgallo@riostropicales.com Web: www.RiosTropicales.com

Phone: (866) 747-1884 Email: info@seascapekayaktours.com Web: www.seascapekayaktours.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Vesatours

Cuban Adventures

Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean- Costa Rica

Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean- Cuba

Heredia, Costa Rica

Maroubra, Australia

Phone: (506) 239-6767 Email: silvia@vesatours.com Web: www.vesatours.com

Phone: +61430369284 Email: cuban.adventures@gmail.com Web: www.cubagrouptour.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Tequia Experiences

EcoColors

Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean- Dominican Republic

Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean- Mexico

Miami, Florida, United States

Cancun, Mexico

Phone: (809) 563-0019 Email: info@tequiaexperiences.com Web: www.tequiaexperiences.com

Phone: (52)(998) 8843667 Email: sales@ecotravelmexico.com Web: www.ecotravelmexico.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Canopy/Zip Line Tours, Horseback Riding, Kayaking/Canoeing, Rafting, Volunteer Activities

Bird Watching, Culinary Tours, Educational Tours, Volunteer Activities

Agricultural Tours, Biking, Camping, Cultural Tours, Educational Tours, Kayaking, Mountain Climbing, Rafting, Hiking

Bird Watching, Camping, Educational Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Wildlife Tours, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

Biking, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Sightseeing, Trekking/Hiking, Volunteer Activities

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


Tour Operators Careli Tours

Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean- Mexico

Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean- Nicaragua

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Managua, Nicaragua

Phone: (984) 859-3020 Email: info@protoursmexico.com Web: www.protoursmexico.com

Phone: 00505 22786919 Email: info@carelitours.com Web: www.carelitours.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Dosel S.A.

Elemento Natural Costa Rica

Bird Watching, Canopy/Zip Line Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Trekking/ Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean San Jose, Costa Rica Phone: (506) 2257-5961 Email: esolano@rfat.com

Tourist Activities:

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

Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean Escazu, Costa Rica Email: robertolizano@elementonatural. com Web: www.elementonatural.com

Canopy/Zip Line Tours

Tourist Activities:

GreenSpot.Travel

Horizontes Nature Tours Costa Rica

Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean Billings, Montana, United States Phone: (877) 891-3539 Email: info@greenspottravel.org Web: www.greenspot.travel/

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Canopy/Zip Line Tours, Horseback Riding, Rafting,Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Bird Watching, Camping, Sightseeing, Trekking/Hiking, Volunteer Activities, Wildlife Tours

Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean San Jose, Costa Rica Phone: (506) 22 22 20 22 Email: info@horizontes.com Web: www.horizontes.com

Central America & the Caribbean

Protours Mexico


Central America & the Caribbean

96 Detour, The Adventure Travel Marketplace

Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean, South America Helena, Montana, United States Phone: (720) 246-8884 Email: info@detourdestinations.com Web: www.detourdestinations.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Kayaking/Canoeing, Rafting, Sailing/Cruising, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Go South Adventures Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean,South America Seattle, Washington, United States Phone: (206) 301-0567 Email: info@go-south-adventures.com Web: www.go-south-adventures.com

Tourist Activities:

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Rafting, Sailing/ Cruising, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Tropical Nature Travel, Inc

Vaya Adventures

Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean, South America

Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean, South America

Gainesville, Florida, United States

Berkeley, California, United States

Phone: (352) 376-3377 Email: travel@tropicalnaturetravel.com Web: www.tropicalnaturetravel.com

Phone: (510) 548-8487 Email: info@vayaadventures.com Web: www.vayaadventures.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Amerika Venture Ecotours

EcoTeach

Regions of Operation: Central America, Caribbean,North America,South America

Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean,North America

San Jose, Costa Rica

Poulsbo, Washington, United States

Phone: 1-866-679-7070 Email: info@amerikaventure.com Web: www.amerikaventure.com

Phone: 1-800-626-8992 Email: stephanie@ecoteach.com Web: www.ecoteach.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

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

Biking, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Rafting, Sailing/Cruising, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Agricultural Tours, Canopy/Zip Line Tours, Cultural Tours, Educational Tours, Rafting, Volunteer Activities


Tour Operators Elftours

Regions of Operation: EuropeGreece

Regions of Operation: Europe- Iceland

New York, New York, United States

Egilsstadir, Iceland

Phone: (800) 867-1753 Email: info@aegeaadventures.com Web: www.AegeaAdventures.com

Phone: (354) 861-3677 Email: info@elftours.is Web: www.elftours.is

Tourist Activities: Trekking/Hiking

Kayak Montenegro

Lofoten Aktiv AS

Regions of Operation: EuropeMontenegro

Regions of Operation: Europe- Norway

Herceg Novi, Montenegro

Kabelvag, Norway

Phone: +382 (0)67 382 472 Email: Amy@kayakmontenegro.com Web: www.kayakmontenegro.com

Phone: (0047) 9923-1100 Email: eco@lofoten-aktiv.no Web: www.lofoten-aktiv.no

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Maka Ecotourism

Pathfinderlapland/ V채gvisaren

Bird Watching, Camping, Cultural/ Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Sightseeing

Regions of Operation: Europe- Spain

Biking, Camping, Cultural Tours, Educational Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Safari, Scuba Diving, Hiking, Whale Watching

Regions of Operation: Europe- Sweden

Barcelona, Spain

G채llivare, Sweden

Phone: 0034931121675 Email: info@makaecotourism.com Web: www.makaecotourism.com

Phone: +46706881577 Email: info@pathfinderlapland.se Web: www.pathfinderlapland.se

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Horseback Riding, Kayaking/Canoeing, Hiking

Cultural/Heritage Tours

Europe

Aegea Adventures


Europe & the Middle East

98 Wilderness Scotland

Wildabout Orkney

Regions of Operation: EuropeUnited Kingdom

Regions of Operation: EuropeUnited Kingdom

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Stromness, United Kingdom

Phone: 0131 625 6635 Email: polly@wildernessscotland.com Web: www.wildernessscotland.com

Phone: +44 (0) 1856 851011 Email: info@wildaboutorkney.com Web: www.wildaboutorkney.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Go Global Travel Group Inc.

Alanaka Tours

Regions of Operation: Europe

Regions of Operation: Middle EastOman

Carlsbad, California, United States

Stamford, United Kingdom

Email: sales@goglobaltravelgroup.com

Phone: +44 7747844176 Email: will@alanakatours.com Web: www.alanakatours.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

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

Biking, Culinary Tours, Cultural Tours, Educational Tours, Health Tours/Spa, Horseback Riding, Sailing

Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Sightseeing, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Safari


Tour Operators Creative Western Adventures

Moose Cree Outdoor Discoveries Adventures

Calgary, Canada Phone: (403) 571-2380 Email: manuelle.prunier@creativewestern.com Web: www.creativewestern.com

Moose Factory, Canada

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Canadian Mountain Holidays

WildExodus Adventure Travel

Regions of Operation: North AmericaCanada

Regions of Operation: North AmericaCanada Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada Phone: 1.800.661.0252 Email: info@cmhinc.com Web: www.CanadianMountainHolidays. com

Tourist Activities: Trekking/Hiking

Churchill Nature Tours Regions of Operation: North AmericaCanada Erickson, Canada Phone: (204) 636-2968 Email: mail@churchillnaturetours.com Web: www.churchillnaturetours.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Safari, Sailing/Cruising, Wildlife Tours

Phone: (705) 658-4619 Email: info@creeadventures.com Web: www.creeadventures.com Educational Tours

Regions of Operation: North AmericaCanada Timmins, Canada Phone: (705) 266-1555 Email: inquire@wildexodus.travel Web: www.BorealForest.travel

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dventure Vacations by WildExodus of Timmins in Ontario’s Wilderness Region. A four season wonderland of unparalleled opportunities for interaction with nature and wilderness exploration of part of the world’s largest ecosystem. The Canadian Boreal Forest has been developing and adapting its complex ecological system for over 60 million years.

Tourist Activities:

Camping, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Safari, Wildlife Tours

North America

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Horseback Riding, Kayaking/Canoeing, Trekking/Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

Regions of Operation: North AmericaCanada


100 Timberwolf Tours Ltd.

North America

Regions of Operation: North AmericaCanada Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada Phone: (780) 470-4966 Email: info@timberwolftours.com Web: www.timberwolftours.com

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

Regions of Operation: North AmericaCanada Colllingwood, Canada Phone: (705) 444-8230 Email: info@sceniccaves.com Web: www.sceniccaves.com

Tourist Activities:

Educational Tours, Mountain Climbing, Trekking/Hiking

Eco-librium Sustainable Adventures

Regions of Operation: North America, Oceania, South America Elliot Lake, Canada Email: info@eco-libriumadventures.com Web: www.eco-libriumadventures.com

Tourist Activities:

Educational Tours, Health Tours/ Spa,Surfing, Trekking/Hiking,Volunteer Activities, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

Bluewater Adventures Regions of Operation: North AmericaCanada, United States North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Phone: 1.888.877.1770 Email: explore@bluewateradventures.ca Web: www.bluewateradventures.ca

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Educational Tours, Canoeing, Sailing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours, Yoga Retreats

Ziptrek Ecotours Inc.

Maple Leaf Adventures

Regions of Operation: North America, Oceania- Canada, USA, New Zealand

Regions of Operation: North America, South America- Canada, USA, Ecuador

Whistler, Canada

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Phone: (604) 935-0001 Email: info@ziptrek.com Web: www.ziptrek.com

Phone: (250) 386-7245 Email: Info@MapleLeafAdventures.com Web: www.MapleLeafAdventures.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Canopy/Zip Line Tours

Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Sailing/Cruising, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours


Tour Operators Maya Nature

Salsa Retreat, LLC

Regions of Operation: North AmericaMexico

Regions of Operation: North AmericaMexico

M

aya Nature provides high quality nature and archaeology tours on the Yucatan Peninsula. We have extensive knowlege of this region where you find 3 Reserves of the Biosphere rich in fauna and flora and many other protected areas, as well as 4 sites on the list of UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites and one on the Natural Heritage UNESCO list.

Tourist Activities:

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

ยกUn Buen Viaje! Regions of Operation: North AmericaNicaragua Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States Phone: (612) 386-0839 Email: info@ToursToNicaragua.com Web: www.ToursToNicaragua.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Culinary Tours, Cultural Tours, Events/Festivals, Kayaking/Canoeing, Trekking/Hiking

Seattle, Washington, United States Phone: (206) 234-3720 Email: info@salsaretreat.com Web: www.salsaretreat.com

Tourist Activities:

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

North America

Campeche, Camp, Mexico Phone: 52-981-811-1620 Email: ventas.mayanature@gmail.com Web: www.mayanature.com


North America

102 Go Native America

Northwest EcoExcursions

Regions of Operation: North AmericaUnited States

Regions of Operation: North AmericaUnited States

Billings, Montana, United States

Depoe Bay, Oregon, United States

Phone: (888) 800-1876 Email: gonative@nemontel.net Web: www.salsaretreat.com

Phone: (541) 921-1983 Email: tracie@nwecoexcursions.com Web: www.nwecoexcursions.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

OC Wildlife & Beach Tour Inc

Tarpon Bay Explorers

Regions of Operation: North AmericaUnited States

Regions of Operation: North AmericaUnited States

Laguna Beach, California, United States Phone: (949) 500-6981 Email: ocwildlifebeachtour@cox.net Web: www.ocwildlifebeachtour.com

Sanibel Island, Florida, United States Phone: (239) 472-8900 Email: feedback@tarponbayexplorers. com Web: www.tarponbayexplorers.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Wolfe Adventures & Tours

Yellow Bear Journeys

Regions of Operation: North AmericaUnited States

Regions of Operation: North AmericaUnited States

Shirley, Massachusetts, United States

Olympia, Washington, United States

Phone: (978) 448-3600 Email: taunya@wolfetours.com Web: www.wolfetours.travel

Email: journeys@yellowbearjourneys. com Web: yellowbearjourneys.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Wildlife Tours

Bird Watching, Educational Tours, Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours

Agricultural Tours, Camping, Canopy/Zip Line Tours, Culinary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Festivals

Horseback Riding, Trekking/Hiking, Whale Watching

Biking, Bird Watching, Cultural/ Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Wildlife Tours

Educational Tours, Sightseeing, Trekking/Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours


Tour Operators Alaska Wildland Adventures Regions of Operation: North America- United States

Phone: +1 (907) 783-2928 Email: info@alaska-wildland.com Web: www.alaskawildland.com

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ince 1977, Alaska Wildland Adventures (AWA) has led high-quality, small group guided eco-tours, alBird Watching, Kayaking/ lowing guests to experience Alaska in the spirit of apCanoeing, Rafting, preciation and participation. Whether your dream trip to Alaska means hiking the tundra, capturing the perTrekking/Hiking, Whale fect wildlife photograph or simply relaxing at a remote Watching, Wildlife Tours Alaska lodge, Alaska Wildland Adventures has crafted truly inspiring tours that fully involve you, the traveler. Raft the Kenai River. Seek out bears, moose, and more in Denali National Park. Paddle a sea kayak under the midnight sun. Watch for calving glaciers and breaching whales in Kenai Fjords National Park. Experience unforgettable adventures each day before relaxing in the rustic elegance of our wilderness lodges; each night, return to delicious meals and cozy private accommodations.

Tourist Activities:

Hawaii Shark Encounters

Regions of Operation: North AmericaUnited States Haleiwa, Hawaii, United States Phone: +1 (808) 351-9373 Email: Info@hawaiisharkencounters.com Web: www.hawaiisharkencounters.com

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eet sharks in their natural environment. Located on the North Shore of Oahu, this tour takes people into Educational Tours, the open ocean, where they can observe Galapagos and Scuba Diving/ Snorkeling, sandbar sharks in their natural environment from the safety of a cage. The shark cage floats on the surface; Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours no scuba experience necessary. All that is needed is a bit of courage and a swimsuit. A very important part of our shark adventure is education. An estimated 60 percent of the world sharks have been killed and the numbers continue to rapidly decline. Through a personal encounter we hope to show the beauty and importance of sharks, and that sharks have much more to fear from us than we do from them. A healthy ocean needs sharks, and they need out understanding and protection.

Tourist Activities:

North America

Girdwood, Alaska, United States


North America

104 EverGreen Escapes

Earhart Adventures LLC

Regions of Operation: North America-

Regions of Operation: North America, Oceania,South America,Southeast Asia

Seattle, Washington, United States Phone: +1 (206) 650-5795 Email: experience@evergreenescapes. com Web: www.evergreenescapes.com

Los Angeles, California, United States

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Canoeing, Mountain Climbing, Rafting, Rock Climbing, Safari, Cruising, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Surfing, Hiking

Phone: +1 (818) 979-6412 Email: kelsey@earhartadventures.com Web: www.earhartadventures.com Agricultural Tours,Camping,Canopy/Zip Line Tours,Culinary Tours,Cultural/Heritage Tours,Educational Tours, Festivals

OARS (Outdoor Adventure River Specialists) Regions of Operation: North & South AmericaCanada, United States, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Fiji Angels Camp, California, United States Phone: +1 (209) 736-4677 Email: reservations@oars.com Web: www.oars.com

O

ur roots lie deep in the Grand Canyon. O.A.R.S. was the first oar-powered outfitter permitted to run the Biking, Horseback Riding, Colorado through the Grand Canyon back in 1969. Over Kayaking/Canoeing, 30 years we’ve built our operations - based upon deRafting, Trekking/Hiking livering superior personal service, hiring only the best guides, and using the highest quality, impeccably maintained equipment - to cover more rivers of the West than any other river company. As the largest and most diverse river company in the West, running rivers throughout Idaho, Utah, California, Oregon, Wyoming the Grand Canyon, and even internationally, O.A.R.S. is uniquely positioned to build for you a spectacular vacation or quick getaway that you’ll treasure forever.

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Tour Operators Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience

Rosseau, Canada Phone: (705) 732-8254 Email: info@eskakwa.ca Web: www.eskakwa.ca

Streaky Bay, Australia

Regions of Operation: North AmericaCanada

E

skakwa is a diverse company operating on the strength of the multitalented individuals that work as guides, instructors, and employees. We are andventure company offering wilderness canoe trips, unique eco retreats and educational clinics. We are one of the few professional sustainable trailbuilding companies in Canada, reigsterd with the IMBA and the Ontario Trails Council.

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Kayaking/Canoeing, Trekking/Hiking

Regions of Operation: OceaniaAustralia

Phone: (088) 626-5017 Email: sealions@bigpond.com Web: www.bairdbay.com

Tourist Activities:

Educational Tours,Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

Small World Journeys Regions of Operation: OceaniaAustralia Cairns, Queensland, Australia Phone: 61 7 4053 2878 Email: info@smallworldjourneys.com.au Web: www.smallworldjourneys.com.au

Tourist Activities: Wildlife Tours

Tread Lightly Ecotours Regions of Operation: OceaniaAustralia Blue Mountains N,S.W., Australia Phone: 61 247 881 229 Email: ecotours@treadlightly.com.au Web: www.treadlightly.com.au

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Safari, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

North America & Oceania

Eskakwa Eco-Adventure Company Inc.


106 Rivers Fiji Regions of Operation: Oceania- Fiji

Oceania

Fiji Islands, Fiji Phone: 1-800-446-2411 Email: info@riversfiji.com Web: www.riversfiji.com

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he mission statement of Rivers Fiji is to enhance visitors and indigenous peoples’ awareness of, and apRafting, preciation for the culture and environment by providing activities that promote conservation and preservation Kayaking/ Canoeing through socially responsible and environmentally sensitive interaction with the people, landscape and ecosystems which make the Fijian Highlands so distinct and unique. The formation of the company has its roots firmly established in both the outfitting and whitewater water equipment manufacturing industries. This unique blend of commercial river outfitting and inflatable boat / equipment manufacturing spans a period greater than 30 years and brings to Fiji a multidimensional partnership whose focus is on the development the entire whitewater industry not just river trips.

Tourist Activities:

Tahiti Expeditions Regions of Operation: OceaniaFrench Polynesia Moorea, French Polynesia Phone: +689.28.37.22 Email: contact@tahitiexpeditions.com Web: www.TahitiExpeditions.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Wildlife Tours

Wet’n’Wild Rafting Company Ltd

Regions of Operation: OceaniaNew Zealand Rotorua, New Zealand Phone: (00647) 348-3191 Email: info@wetnwildrafting.co.nz Web: www.wetnwildrafting.co.nz

Tourist Activities:

Camping,Educational Tours, Rafting


Tour Operators Photo Safari Hawaii

Regions of Operation: Oceania, Southeast Asia- Papua New Guinea, Nepal

Regions of Operation: Oceania

Southland Centre, Australia

Paia, Hawaii, United States

Email: info@noroads.com.au Web: www.noroads.com.au

Phone: (888) 565-3185 Email: brian@photosafariHawaii.com Web: www.PhotoSafariHawaii.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Kayaking/Canoeing, Mountain Climbing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Trekking/Hiking

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Safari, Sightseeing

Trans Niugini Tours Regions of Operation: Oceania Papua New Guinea Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea Phone: (675) 542-1438 Email: service@pngtours.com Web: www.pngtours.com

T

RANS NIUGINI TOURS is Papua New Guinea’s leading inbound tour operator. Trans Niugini Tours owns and Tourist Activities: operates a number of award winning Wilderness Lodges Bird Watching, Cultural/ in Papua New Guinea. In addition, Trans Niugini Tours Heritage Tours, Events/ owns and operates mini-coaches in Port Moresby, the Festivals, Sightseeing, Highlands and Madang. In the Sepik and Western Province, we own and operate boats on the Sepik, Karawari Trekking/Hiking and Bensbach Rivers. We also have our own aircraft which service these Lodges. At each of Trans Niugini Tours wilderness lodges are comprehensive cultural and ecological touring programs, which take you on a journey to unique cultures, over rugged landscapes and through amazing ecosystems. With over thirty years of operating in Papua New Guinea, you can be assured of a consistently high standard of service while with Trans Niugini Tours.

Oceania

No Roads Expeditions


108 Cascada Expediciones

South America

Regions of Operation: South AmericaArgentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru Santiago, Chile Phone: (562) 232-9878 Email: info@cascada.travel Web: www.cascada.travel

Tourist Activities:

C

ascada Expediciones is a Chilean in-bound tour operator dedicated mainly to develop eco-friendly Horseback Riding, Mountrips in the Patagonia, Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. We tain Climbing, Safari, have more than 15 years offering a wide range of exSightseeing,Trekking/ citing trips in the region and most of our clients come Hiking,Wildlife Tours from America and Europe. Our headquarters are located in Santiago de Chile. Additionally Cascada owns and operates the EcoCamp Patagonia, Torres del Paine NP – the first sustainable accommodation in the region, from which depart most of our trips in this Park including trekking, hiking, horseback riding, and fauna observation trips. We provide the best life conditions for all the ones working at Cascada Expediciones, assuring it to become a tool for personal and professional development.

Southern Cross Tours

Green Roots Travel

Regions of Operation: South AmericaArgentina,Brazil,Chile

Regions of Operation: South AmericaBrazil

Trelew, Argentina

Panama City Beach, Florida, USA

Phone: +54 2965 428662 Email: agt@argentina-tours.us Web: southern-cross-patagonia.com

Phone: 1-888-335-5875 Email: Info@greenrootstravel.com Web: www.greenrootstravel.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Educational Tours, Canoeing, Sightseeing, Hiking,Whale Watching,Wildlife Tours

Bird Watching,Wildlife Tours


Tour Operators La Paz on Foot Regions of Operation: South AmericaBolivia

Phone: 591-2-225-9205 Email: info@lapazonfoot.com Web: www.lapazonfoot.com

Tourist Activities:

Regions of Operation: South AmericaBolivia,Brazil,Ecuador,Peru Cuzco, Peru Phone: (800) 704-6234 Email: info@southerncrossings.com Web: www.southerncrossings.com

Agricultural Tours,Bird Watching, Culinary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Trekking/Hiking

Tourist Activities:

Brazil Ecojourneys

Recanto Ecol贸gico Rio da Prata

Regions of Operation: South AmericaBrazil Florianopolis, Brazil Phone: 55 48 33895619 Email: info@brazilecojourneys.com Web: www.brazilecojourneys.com

Tourist Activities:

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

Regions of Operation: South AmericaBrazil Jardim, Brazil Phone: 55 67 33213351 Email: luiza@bonitoweb.com.br Web: www.bonitoweb.com.br

Horseback Riding, Surfing, Trekking/ Hiking, Volunteer Activities, Whale Watching

Tourist Activities:

Tunibra Travel Turismo Ltda

Ecotour Expeditions, Inc.

Regions of Operation: South AmericaBrazil

Regions of Operation: South AmericaBrazil, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Jamestown, Rhode Island, United States

Phone: 5511 3346-8200 Email: tunibra@tunibra.com.br Web: www.tunibra.com.br

Phone: (401) 423-3377 Email: info@naturetours.com Web: www.naturetours.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

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

Bird Watching, Horseback Riding, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours

South America

La Paz, Bolivia

Southern Crossings Tours and Travel


South America

110 Southern Nature Ltda

Tropic Journeys in Nature

Regions of Operation: South AmericaChile

Regions of Operation: South AmericaEcuador

Concon, Chile

Quito, Ecuador

Phone: 56 (32) 2857810 Email: southernnature@gmail.com

Phone: 00 593 2 2225907 Email: info@tropiceco.com Web: www.tropiceco.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Ecoventura - Galapagos Network Regions of Operation: South America- Ecuador Miami, Florida, United States Phone: (305) 262-6264 Web: www.ecoventura.com Email: info@galapagosnetwork.com

E

coventura is a family-owned company based in Guayaquil, Ecuador with sales offices in Quito and Bird Watching, Kayaking/ Miami. The cruise company transports 3,000+ passenCanoeing, Sailing/Cruising, gers annually aboard a fleet of three expedition vessels; Eric, Flamingo & Letty identical, superior first-class Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, 20-passenger motor yachts with 10 double cabins. The Wildlife Tours company also operates the Sky Dancer, a 16-passenger dedicated dive live-aboard offering 7-night weekly itineraries visiting the northern islands of Wolf and Darwin. Through its core commitment to the ongoing sustainability of this fragile and at-risk ecosystem, Ecoventura is a case study for communities and regions seeking to discourage the negative effects of irresponsible tourism.

Tourist Activities:


Tour Operators Ecuador Adventure

Regions of Operation: South AmericaEcuador

Regions of Operation: South AmericaEcuador

Santa Cruz, Ecuador Phone: 00447545256799 Email: info@galapagospureadventures. com Web: galapagospureadventures.com

Quito, Ecuador

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Biking,Cultural/Heritage Tours,Educational Tours,Kayaking/ Canoeing,Sightseeing,Wildlife Tours

Phone:(593) 222-3720 Email: info@ecuadoradventure.ec Web: www.ecuadoradventure.ec Biking,Cultural/Heritage Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing,Rafting, Trekking/Hiking

Latin Trails : Galapagos Journey Fleet Regions of Operation: South America- Ecuador, Peru Quito, Ecuador Phone: +593229867377 Email: reservations@latintrails.com Web: www.latintrails.com

W

e are a small family owned business based in Ecuador. We operate small yacht and catamaran Biking, Bird Watching, Zip cruises in the Galapagos Islands. Our 2 catamarans Line Tours, Cultural Tours, Galapagos Journey I and II, abide to the strict environmental standards required for operation the archipelago, Spa, Horseback Riding, as well as our luxury class Galapagos Odyssey yacht. Kayaking, Wildlife Tours Apart from being a green cruise operator we offer the most complete Galapagos experience and the highest level of comfort available on a small yacht in Galapagos. Our ground handling services in Ecuador include the use of local suppliers and interaction with indigenous communities. We give preference to boutique hotels and small properties, and organize voluntourism programs with indigenous family home stays. Your vacation with us is totally carefree.

Tourist Activities:

South America

Pure Adventures


South America

112 Amazonia Expeditions

Ancient Summit

Regions of Operation: South AmericaPeru

Regions of Operation: South AmericaPeru

Tampa, Florida, United States

Wellington, Florida, United

Phone: (212) 255-9880 Email: Paul.Beaver@gte.net Web: www.perujungle.com

Phone: (561) 228-1729 Email: info@ancientsummit.com Web: www.ancientsummit.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Peru Treks and Adventure

Qasana Tours

Regions of Operation: South AmericaPeru

Regions of Operation: South AmericaPeru

Cusco, Peru

Cusco, Peru

Phone: (518) 450-5863 Email: info@perutreks.com Web: www.perutreks.com

Phone: 51-84-984235163 Email: qasanatours@yahoo.es Web: www.qasanatours.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Rainforest Expeditions

South American Travel Services

Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours

Cultural/Heritage Tours

Regions of Operation: South AmericaPeru Miraflrores, Peru Phone: (511) 421-8347 Email: sales@perunature.com Web: www.perunature.com

Tourist Activities: Educational Tours

Culinary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Sightseeing, Trekking/Hiking, Volunteer Activities

Bird Watching, Camping, Cultural Tours, Educational Tours, Sightseeing, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Regions of Operation: South AmericaPeru Cusco, Peru Phone: (518) 423-7887 Email: info@satsperu.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Cultural Tours, Horseback Riding, Rafting, Hiking, Volunteer Activities, Wildlife Tours


Tour Operators InkaNatura Travel Regions of Operation: South America- Peru

Phone: (511) 440-2022 Email: postmaster@inkanatura.com.pe Web: www.inkanatura.com

I

nkaNatura Travel is the only leading tour operator in Peru owned by a nonprofit conservation group, Peru Bird Watching, Cultural/Her- Verde. The mission of InkaNatura is to provide the best itage Tours, Trekking/Hiking, travel services in Peru for those particularily interested in nature, culture and archaeology. Our work is part of Wildlife Tours Peru Verde’s overal strategy to protect the country’s unique cultural and biological diversity. InkaNatura contributes heavily to the maintenance of national parks, reserves, and archaeological sites while at the same time treating local people with respect and dignity.

Tourist Activities:

Jungle Expeditions Regions of Operation: South America- Peru Lima, Peru Phone: (51 - 065) 262-340 Email: junglex@junglex.com Web: www.junglex.com

O

ur main tourist product is the ecological cruise and lodging programs in the Amazon jungle, which are Bird Watching, Cultural/ characterized always for a first class service with a faHeritage Tours, Sailing/ miliar and customized touch. Since we launched “La Esmeralda” our first boat, many international ecologiCruising, Wildlife Tours cal groups have considered our program as one of the most exotic and amazing destinations all over the world. JUNGLE EXPEDITIONS has as philosophy to promote the sustainable ecological tourism, protecting and preserving the jungle areas visited by our boats. Our company assigns economic resources to monitor and protect of these areas, performing at the same time reforestation plans. We also help the surrounding communities of the Amazon River to develop alternative incomes preventing the use of the forest as their main survival source.

Tourist Activities:

South America

Lima Peru


114 Sun Gate Tours

South America

Regions of Operation: South AmericaPeru Cusco, Peru Phone: 005184237197 Email: info@sungatetours.com Web: www.sungatetours.com

T

ravel to PERU, enjoy our cultural and adventure tours, walks, hikes and train trips. Start from Lima, the Ballestas islands, Nazca, the White city Arequipa and the magnificent Colca Canyon, the mysterious Titicaca Lake, Cusco and its Inca citadel. Observing River, lakes, mountains, canyons, dances, customs, food, rituals, cultures and beaches.

Tourist Activities:

Camping, Culinary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Sightseeing, Trekking/Hiking

Earthbound Adventures Regions of Operation: South AmericaArgentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru Evanston, Illinois, United States Phone: 847 6445538 Email: tony@earthboundadventures.com Web: www.earthboundadventures.com

O

Madness Adventures in Bolivia and Peru

Regions of Operation: South AmericaBolivia, Peru La Paz, Bolivia Phone: (591-2) 2312628 Email: info@madness-bolivia.com Web: www.madness-bolivia.com

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Canopy/Zip Line Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Rafting, Trekking/Hiking

Heliconia Lodge - Amazon River Expeditions Regions of Operation: South AmericaPeru Lima, Peru Phone: (511) 421-9195 Email: info@amazonrex.com Web: www.amazonrex.com

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Camping, Canopy/Zip Line Tours, Educational Tours, Kayaking, Sailing/Cruising, Trekking/Hiking

ur trips were created specifically for the adventurous traveler. Whether your trip involves a late night canoe trip through the Amazon Rain Forest,or a swim with Sea Lions in the Galapagos Island, by combining our carefully crafted itineraries with the leadership of our local naturalist guide,you will leave the area with a true taste of the culture.

Akanan Travel & Adventure

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Horseback Riding, Kayaking/Canoeing, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Regions of Operation: South AmericaVenezuela Caracas, Venezuela Phone: 58 212 7155433 Email: akanantours@akanan.com Web: www.akanan.com Camping, Zip Line Tours, Cultural Tours, Canoeing, Mountain Climbing, Rafting, Rock Climbing,Safari, Wildlife Tours


Tour Operators Angel-Eco Tours, Inc. Regions of Operation: South AmericaVenezuela

Phone: (212) 656-1240 Email: info@angel-ecotours.com Web: www.angel-ecotours.com

Tourist Activities:

Regions of Operation: South AmericaVenezuela MĂŠrida, Venezuela Phone: + 58-274-2524216 Email: ino@natoura.com Web: www.natoura.com

Bird Watching, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Tourist Activities:

America Tours Srl.

Andean Trails

Regions of Operation: South America

Regions of Operation: South America

La Paz, Bolivia

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Phone: 591-2-2374204 Email: info@america-ecotours.com Web: www.america-ecotours.com

Phone: 00441314677086 Email: kathy@andeantrails.co.uk Web: www.andeantrails.co.uk

Camping, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Tourist Activities:

Biking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking/ Canoeing, Mountain Climbing, Trekking/ Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Southwind Adventures

Surtrek Tour Operator

Regions of Operation: South America

Regions of Operation: South America

Littleton, Colorado, United States

Quito, Ecuador

Phone: (800) 377-9463 Email: info@southwindadventures.com Web: www.southwindadventures.com

Phone: 00(593)2-223-1534 Email: info@surtrek.com Web: www.surtrek.com

Tourist Activities:

Tourist Activities:

Bird Watching, Camping, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Sightseeing, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Cultural/Heritage Tours, Wildlife Tours

South America

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Natoura Travel And Adventure Tours Inc


116

Affiliated Businesses Quick Index of TIES Affiliated Business Members TIES Affiliated Business members are made up of 11 categories and you can find them on the following pages:

Architecture/ Landscape Architecture Consulting Event Planning IT/ Multimedia Financial Services Marketing/ Public Relations Media/ Publishing Product Supplier Transportation Service Travel Agency Travel Technology

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Affiliated Businesses AFH Design, LLC

Business Type: Architecture/ Landscape Architecture Bangalore, India

Business Type: Architecture/ Landscape Architecture St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Phone: +91 8042995200 Email: mahesh@iyermahesh.com Web: www.iyerandmahesh.com

Phone: +1 (314) 963-0747 Email: ana@afhdesign.com Web: www.afhdesign.com

Region(s) of Operation:

Region(s) of Operation:

India

Products/Services:

Greening Building, Green Technology

Central America, Caribbean, S. America

Products/Services:

Zoos, Aquariums, Animal Parks

Edward Stone & Associates

Mithun

Business Type: Architecture/ Landscape Architecture Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Business Type: Architecture/ Landscape Architecture Seattle, Washington, United States

Phone: +1 (954) 524-3330 Email: info@edsaplan.com Web: www.edsaplan.com

Phone: +1 (206) 623-3344 Email: richardf@mithun.com Web: www.mithun.com

Region(s) of Operation:

Region(s) of Operation:

Worldwide

United States

Greening Building, Green Technology

Greening Building, Green Technology

Products/Services:

Products/Services:

PBR Hawaii

RooTourism

Business Type: Architecture/ Landscape Architecture Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Business Type: Consulting

Phone: +1 (808) 521-5631 Email: sysadmin@pbrhawaii.com Web: www.pbrhawaii.com

Phone: +61 8 89782239 Email: info@rootourism.com Web: www.rootourism.com

Region(s) of Operation:

Region(s) of Operation:

Hawaii

Oceania

Adelaide, Australia

Products/Services:

Wildlife Tours, Print/ E-Publication

Architecture/ Landscape Architecture & Consulting

Hozman


118 Canadian Ecotourism Services

MacLeod Farley & Associates

Phone: (250) 587-6444 Email: margaret@canadianeco.com Web: www.canadianeco.com

Phone: (519) 370-2332 Email: ecot@macfar.ca Web: www.macfar.ca

Region(s) of Operation:

Region(s) of Operation:

Consulting

Business Type: Consulting Winnipeg, Canada

Business Type: Consulting Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

Products/Services: Green Products

Central America, Caribbean, North America, South America Products/Services: Green Building

Peak Planning Associates

Sustaining Tourism

Business Type: Consulting

Business Type: Consulting

Kamloops, Canada

Toronto, Canada

Phone: (250) 571-1482 Email: sydney.johnsen@gmail.com

Phone: +1 416-825-7228 Email: rdodds@sustainabletourism.net Web: www.sustainabletourism.net

Region(s) of Operation:

Region(s) of Operation:

North America

Worldwide

Destination Marketing

Mas Contour

Business Type: Consulting

Business Type: Consulting

Prague, Czech Republic

Berlin, Germany

Phone: 420731606369 Email: katerina.rotterova@destmark.eu Web: www.destmark.eu

Phone: 0049-30-61625747 Email: contact@mascontour.info Web: www.mascontour.info

Region(s) of Operation:

Region(s) of Operation:

Europe- Czech Republic

Worldwide

North America

Products/Services:

Green Product,Visitor Center


Affiliated Businesses Badra Estates & Industries Ltd

Business Type: Consulting Bangalore, India

Mangalani Consult Business Type: Consulting Segou, Mali Phone: +22373257884 Email: mangalani_info@orangemali.net Web: www.mangalani-consult.org

Tuzachi Turismo

Hotels Ahead B.V.

Business Type: Consulting

Business Type: Consulting

Maputo, Mozambique

De Rijp, Netherlands

Phone: +258 826717964 Email: tuzachi@realnet.co.sz Web: www.tuzachiturismo.com

Phone: +31 299 417 326 Email: info@hotelsahead.com Web: www.hotelsahead.com

Region(s) of Operation:

Region(s) of Operation:

Africa

Worldwide

Products/ Services: Green Products

Mari足a de los A Sanchez

JLAG ltd

Business Type: Consulting

Business Type: Consulting

San German, Puerto Rico

London, United Kingdom

Email: mariadelosasanchez@hotmail. com

Email: silvia@j-lag.com

Region(s) of Operation:

Region(s) of Operation:

Central America and the Caribbean

Worldwide

Products/ Services: Website Development

Consulting

Phone: 91-80-22867085 Email: badracoffee@hotmail.com Web: www.canadianeco.com


Event Planning/ Management, IT/ Multimedia,Travel Insurance

120 Tamarind Management Ltd

ERISS

Business Type: Event Planning/ Management

Business Type: IT/ Multimedia

Nairobi, Kenya

Carlsbad, California, United States Phone: (858) 722-2177 Email: bjn@eriss.com Web: www.eriss.com

Email: jbseex@tamarind.co.ke Web: www.tamarind.co.ke

Region(s) of Operation: Worldwide

Products/ Services:

VenueQuest

Green Technology

Business Type: Event Planning/ Management Lakewood, Colorado, United States Phone: +232 33 375037 Email: jen.harpaz@venuequest.com Web: www.venuequest.com

Region(s) of Operation: Worldwide

WorldNomads.com Business Type: Travel Insurance Company Sydney, Australia Phone: (618) 263-0400 Email: chris@worldnomads.com Web: www.worldnomads.com

W

orldNomads.com aims to be a part of every adventurous travellers journey. We do so by providing a See our Footprints program: range of travel safety products and services to advenwww.footprintsnetwork.org turous travellers from over a 150 countries around the world. Our global travel insurance offering allows World Nomads to buy, extend and claim online, 24/7, even whilst already travelling. Our travel safety advice, language guides and free online travel journals keep our members informed and safe when travelling to some of the remotest parts of the world. The experienced team bring global marketing experience in off and online media, extensive international underwriting experience, and excellent technical delivery making us the number one choice for many of the world’s leading adventure travel brands.

Sustainabilty Practices:


Affiliated Businesses Business Type: Marketing/Pubilc Relations New Delhi, India Phone: +91-11-27032136 Email: india@rajivtomar.com Web: www.himalayanecodrive.com

Region(s) of Operation: Southeast Asia- India

Reliable Business For Commercial Services

Business Type: Marketing/Pubilc Relations Riaydh, Saudi Arabia Phone: 0096612632726 Email: yousifalnaam@rbiz.sa.com

Region(s) of Operation: Middle East

Products/Services: Camping Site

Burditch Marketing Communications Adventure Travel Media Source

Business Type: Marketing/Pubilc Relations Wellington, Colorado, United States Phone: +1 (970) 568-7423 Email: nancy@atmstravelnews.com Web: www.atmstravelnews.com

Region(s) of Operation: Worldwide

Business Type: Marketing/Pubilc Relations San Fransisco, California, United States Phone: +1 (415) 874-9696 Email: paul@burditchmc.com Web: www.burditchmc.com

Green Team Advertising Busines Type: Marketing/ Public Relations New York, New York, United States Phone: +1 (212) 966-6365 Email: hank@greenteamusa.com Web: www.greenteamusa.com

W

Good for Business Business Type: Marketing/Public Relations Madison, Wisconsin, United States Phone: +1 (608) 250-5148 Email: jim@goodforbusiness.com Web: www.goodforbusiness.com

e are brand awakeners. We help brands succeed in a new world that demands responsible business. Green Team is a full-service communications agency that focuses on the Awakening Consumer, a rapidly growing group of millions of influencers whose value-based purchases are driving this demand for responsibility.

Region(s) of Operation: Worldwide

Products/ Services: Website Development

Marketing/ Public Relations

Mystical Journeys (India) Private Limited


Media/ Publishing & Product Supplier

122 Ecotourism Magazine Canada

Business Type: Media/ Publishing Hawkstone, Canada Phone: (705) 487-3462 Email: vtelford@gmail.com

Products/Services: Print/E-Publication

ECOCLUB - International Ecotourism Club Business Type: Media/ Publishing Athens, Greece Email: a@ecoclub.com Web: www.ecoclub.com

Region(s) of Operation: Worldwide

Products/Services:

Print/E-Publication,Website Development

America Live, Inc. / ECHO Encounters Business Type: Media/ Publishing

Alpharetta, Georgia, United States Phone: +1 (770) 448-4479 Email: rwelti@americaliveads.com Web: www.americaliveads.com

TheFamilyTravelFiles.com Business Type: Media/ Publishing Granbury, Texas, United States Phone: +1 (817) 573-6920 Email: editor@theFamilyTravelFiles.com Web: www.theFamilyTravelFiles.com

Region(s) of Operation: Worldwide

Products/ Services: E-Publication

Eco Crown Hospitality

Klean Industries Inc.

Business Type: Product Supplier

Business Type: Product Supplier

Canmore, Canada

Vancouver, Canada

Phone: +1 (403) 609-2229 Email: andrea101@ecocrown.com Web: www.ecocrownhospitality.com

Email: j.klinkhamer@kleanindustries. com Web: www.kleanindustries.com

Products/ Services: Green Product


Affiliated Businesses SP Cattle Company Ltd. Business Type: Product Supplier

Email: topofthemountainbeef@live.com

Business Type: Product Supplier San Rafael Norte, Costa Rica

Phone: (540) 349-9848 Email: ann@rainmakercostarica.org Web: www.rainmakercostarica.org

Region(s) of Operation:

Central America and the Caribbean

Sukkiri

Products/Services:

Bird Watching,Educational & Wildlife Tours

Business Type: Product Supplier Tokyo, Japan Email: aphillips@sukkiricorp.com Web: www.Sukkiridetox.com

Constantia Woods Estate (Pty) Ltd. Business Type: Product Supplier Cape Town, South Africa

Phone: +27 (0) 21 794 5888 Email: info@constantiawoods.com Web: www.constantiawoods.com

Bonsai Design, Inc. Business Type: Product Supplier Grand Junction, Colorado, United States Phone: 970 255-7393 Email: info@bonsai-design.com Web: www.bonsai-design.com

Green Concierge Travel LLC Business Type: Product Supplier Madison, Wisconsin, United States Phone: (608) 204-2717 Email: info@greenconciergetravel.com Web: www.greenconciergetravel.com

Product Supplier

Elkwater, Alberta, Canada

Rainmaker Conservation Project


Product Supplier, Transportation Service, Travel Agency

124 MIR Corporation

West Coast Air Ltd

Business Type: Product Supplier

Business Type: Transportation Service

Seattle, Washington, United States

Vancouver, Canada

Phone: +1 (206) 624-7289 Email: info@mircorp.com Web: www.mircorp.com

Phone: +1 (604) 648-4400 Email: rick@westcoastair.com Web: www.westcoastair.com

Products/ Services: Air Transportation

Mapache Rent a Car Business Type: Transportation Service San Jose, Costa Rica Phone: 506-25-86-63-09 Email: mapache@racsa.co.cr Web: www.mapache.com

Mother Lode River Center Business Type: Transportation Service Coloma, California, United States Phone: +1 (530) 626-4187 Email: malode@malode.com Web: www.malode.com

Geco Travel Business Type: Travel Agency

Nature Travel Specialists

Costa Rica

Business Type: Transportation Service

Phone: 248-225-4341 Email: info@gecotravel.com Web: www.gecotravel.com

Alabaster, Alabama, United States Phone: +1 205 663 6018 Email: ask_us@naturetravelspecialists. com Web: www.naturetravelspecialists.com

Products/ Services:

Booking Service, Green Product

Region(s) of Operation: Costa Rica


Affiliated Businesses Erawan Travel Sweden

Business Type: Travel Agency Seoul, Republic of Korea

Business Type: Travel Agency

Phone: +82-(0)2-737-7051 Email: specialtour@naver.com Web: www.specialtours.kr

S

pecial Tour Corporation is one of the frontier travel agancy in the ecotourism field. We tried to develop the ecology travel destination with the government, local labs, and the local peoples.

Stockholm, Sweden Phone: (468) 654-9961 Email: info@erawantravel.se Web: www.erawantravel.se

Region(s) of Operation: Southeast Asia- Thailand

Products/Services:

Air Transportation,Booking Service, Ground Transportation, Website Development

Vildmark i Vaermland Business Type: Travel Agency Torsby, Sweden Phone: +46(0)560 14040 Email: info@vildmark.se Web: www.vildmark.se

Products/ Services:

Camping,Kayaking/Canoeing, Rafting, Safari Region(s) of Operation: Europe

whl.travel Business Type: Travel Technology Provider Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Wiser World Travel LLC Business Type: Travel Agency Boulder, Colorado, United States Phone: +1 (303) 443-0604 Email: peggy@wiserworldtravel.com Web: www.wiserworldtravel.com

Phone: 852 8303 1772 Email: len@whl.travel Web: www.whl.travel

Products/ Services: Booking Service,Website Development

Region(s) of Operation: Worldwide

Travel Agency & Technology

Special Tour Corporation


Consulting & Event Planning/ Management

126 Eco Tourism International

IDGroup

Business Type: Consulting

Business Type: Consulting Pensacola, Florida, United States

Boulder, Colorado, United States Phone: +1 (303) 938-1375 Email: ed_sanders@comcast.net Web: www.ecotourisminternational.com

Region(s) of Operation: Worldwide

Legendary World Business Type: Consulting Tucson, Texas, United States

Phone: +1 (850) 438-7823 x.22 Email: mona@idgroupusa.com Web: www.idgroup.us

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dgroup is an innovative consulting and creative firm specializing in branding, organization development, marketing communications and design. Since 1989, idgroup has worked with organizations to build unparalleled customer experiences, energized employee engagement and strong marketplace recognition.

Region(s) of Operation: Worldwide

Phone: +1 (520) 886-7447 Email: scott@legendaryworld.com Web: www.LegendaryWorld.com

Region(s) of Operation:

North America- United States

Proximea Travel Business Type: Event Planning/ Management Boulogne Billancourt, France

Dali Global Village Eco-Tourism Ltd

Business Type: Event Planning/ Management Dali Old City, China Phone: +86 872 2670730 Email: terif@greendali.com Web: www.GREENdali.com

Region(s) of Operation: Eastern Asia- China

Products/Services:

Greening Building, Green Product

Phone: +33174311165 Email: eric@conventions.fr Web: www.conventions.fr

Region(s) of Operation: France, Mexico, United States


Professionals Quick Index of TIES Professional Members TIES Professional members are made up of 14 categories and you can find them on the following pages:

Architecture/ Landscape Architecture Conservation Consulting Corporate Social Responsibility Destination Management Planning Education/ Research Graphic/ Website Design Green Operations and Technologies Guiding/ Interpretation Hospitality Services Marketing/ Public Relations Media/ Publishing Organization Management More Professionals

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128 Architecture/ Landscape Architecture

Victor Montero

Victor Montero Arquitectos & Asociados San Jose, Costa Rica Email: info@victormonteroaa.com Web: www.victormonteroaa.com Professional Category: Architecture/Landscape Architecture Regions of Operation: Central America & the Caribbean

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eveloper for a methodology for sustainable planning call “Macrosystem� and showed at international Environmental Economics, panels about Climate Change, Tourism, Ordaining and Ecolodge Development, En- Planning, Environmental Law and other intersectorial vironmental Impact Assess- fields. Winner of 1st award on the 1st Biennal on Architecture and Urbanismo under the category of Planning, ment, Green Hotels Research and History on 1993. Founder of the Sustainability and Peace Institutional Programme for the University of Costa Rica in 1996. Former Urban Development and Planning Director of a Montes de Oca County (local government) 2002-2006.

Areas of Expertise:

Desmond Kaplan Desmond Kaplan Architects & Development Planning Consultants D.N. Misgav, Israel Email: deskap@netvision.net.il Web: www.desmondkaplan.com

Dominique Gettliffe Gettliffe Architecture Boulder, Colorado, United States Email: info@gettliffe.com Web: www.gettliffe.com

Professional Category: Architecture/Landscape Architecture Regions of Operations: South Africa, Israel, Dominican Republic

Professional Category: Architecture/Landscape Architecture Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

Architecture/Building Design,Ecolodge Development,Green Hotels,Land Use Management,Tourism Planning

Architecture/Building Design,Community Development,Ecolodge/Resort Development

Catherine A Wiley North Dakota State University Fargo, North Dakota, United States Professional Category: Architecture/Landscape Architecture Regions of Operations: United States


Professionals DHM Design Corporation Denver, Colorado, United States Web: www.dhmdesign.com Professional Category: Architecture/ Landscape Architecture Regions of Operation: Canada,Honduras,Mexico,Trinidad & Tobago,United States of America

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liff has worked as a resort planner and designer since 1996. His responsibilities include conceptual Community Development, design through construction documents, construction Ecolodge Development, administration, planning, graphics, business development and project management for tourism planning and Land Use Management, design projects. He works with communities and develParks & Protected Areas opers to create lasting memories for their visitors. Of special interest to Cliff are the cultural integration, ecological sensitivity, and economic sustainability of his work. In every project he seeks solutions that maintain or enhance their local communities, and reduces their environmental impact. Cliff seeks to balance the needs of the guests with the needs of the environment that they came to enjoy.

Areas of Expertise:

Hitesh Mehta HM Design Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States Web: www.dhmdesign.com Professional Category: Architecture/ Landscape Architecture Regions of Operation: Worldwide

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r. Hitesh Mehta is one of the world’s leading authorities, practitioners and researchers on ecotourism Architecture/ physical planning and both the landscape architectural Building Design and architectural aspects of ecolodges. He also has vast experience in protected area physical planning and has worked on sustainable tourism plans for national parks that protect the last remaining endangered species such as Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda and DR Congo. After ten years of working with EDSA (Florida), the world’s largest landscape architecture and planning firm, he has re-started his firm HM Design which began in Kenya in 1991. He is the main editor of the International Ecolodge Guidelines and the author of the chapters on “Site Planning” and “Architectural Design.”

Areas of Expertise:

Architecture/ Landscape Architecture

Cliff Lind


Architecture/ Landscape Architecture & Conservation

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OZ Architects, Inc. Scottsdale, Arizona, United States Email: info@ozarchitects.com Web: www.ozarchitects.com Professional Category: Architecture/ Landscape Architecture Regions of Operation: Worldwide

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s founder and sole owner of Oz Architects, Don Ziebell leads this creative and impressive team to Architecture Design, success on every project. Ziebell is an award-winning Ecolodge /Resort Developarchitect with more than a quarter centruy of project design and planning experience behind him. He is rement, Landscape Architecsponsible for the design of all company projects and ture, Land Use Planning maintains an intimate connection throughout the design and construction phases. Ziebell has been responsiblefor the design of buildings that have received numerous local, regional and national awards. Ziebelle received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arizona in 1981 and is a licensed architect in both Arizona and California.

Areas of Expertise:

Rik N Hendriks

Rosabel Miro

Dutch Couple Eco Treks-Kayak & trips Banlung City, Cambodia

Panama Audubon Society Panama, Panama

Email: info@banlung.info Web: www.ecotourismcambodia.info

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Conservation Regions of Operations: Cambodia

Professional Category: Conservation Regions of Operations: Panama

Areas of Expertise:

Ecosystems, Environmental Education, Interpretation/Guiding, Outdoor Education/Training, Wildlife Conservation


Professionals Rafael Benet

American Bird Conservancy Washington, DC, United States

Patillas Eco Resort Patillas, Puerto Rico, United States

Email: harnal@abcbirds.org Web: www.abcbirds.org

Email: licbenet@hotmail.com Web: www.patillasecoresort.com

Professional Category: Conservation Regions of Operations: Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela

Professional Category: Conservation Regions of Operations: Central America and the Caribbean

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

Ecosystems, Ecolodge Development, Ecolodge/Resort Management, Parks & Protected Areas, Tourism Planning

Hotel/Lodge Operation

Mikael Castro

International League of Conservation Photographers Bethesda, Maryland, United States Email: mikaelcastro@gmail.com Web: www.ilcp.com Professional Category: Conservation Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean, North America, South America

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onservation and travel have been my passion since I was young. I’ve been fortunate to have Communication, Ecolodge/ visited over 50 countries and have explored the Resort Management, Event cultural diversity of 5 continents. My experiences living, studying and working in Central and South Planning/Management, America have enriched not only my language Photography/Videography skills but also first-hand knowledge of ecotourism and sustainable development. In Costa Rica, studying at Centro Internacional para el Desarrollo Humano, I began to learn about the principles of ecotourism, both in the classroom and in the field. Currently I am working with iLCP (www.ilcp.com) in their preparations for WiLD SPEAK, a Conservation Photography Symposium at the WILD9, in Merida, Mexico, November 6-13th.

Areas of Expertise:

Conservation

Hugo Arnal-Delgado


Conservation

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Alison Hillegeist

Sydney’s Thumb Seattle, Washington, United States

Moore, Oklahoma, United States

Email: jdc@sydneysthumb.com Web: www.sydneysthumb.com

Email: ahillegeist@mac.com Web: N/A

Professional Category: Conservation

Professional Category: Conservation Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Kayleigh King

Luis Lora

Bellingham Parks and Recreation Bellingham, Washington, United States

wikiverde.org Rockville, Maryland, United States

Email: kking@cob.org Web: www.cob.org

Email: N/A Web: wikiverde.org

Professional Category: Conservation Regions of Operations: North America

Professional Category: Conservation Regions of Operations: Central America and the Caribbean

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

Journalism

Stephen Spencer Machias, Maine, United States Email: swspencer1@gmail.com Web: N/A Professional Category: Conservation

Alternative Energy, Ecosystems, Business Development, Community Development, Ecolodge/Resort Management


Professionals Andrew Fairley

Alpine Resorts Coordinating Council Toorak, Victoria, Australia Email: andrew@boroko.com.au Web: N/A

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ndrew practices as a specialist equity and commercial lawyer in Melbourne as a Consultant to Holding Destination Management, Redlich. He has had a long association with sustainable Ecolodge/Resort Developtourism having been a Director of Turtle Island Fiji for ment & Management, Policy over 20 years until December 2006. He played a significant role in elevating Turtle Island to achieve inter& Legislation, Zoology national recognition for its commitment to destination stewardship and capacity building. He is also Chairman of Zoos Victoria, which comprises of three zoos in and around Melbourne. In 2004 he was appointed Chairman of the Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council by the Victorian Government. This Council has responsibility for overseeing Victoria’s five Alpine Resorts. Andrew is a member of the Council of Deakin University.

Areas of Expertise:

Chris Warren

Deneen Allen

Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, Australia

Watermark Hospitality Inc. Creemore, Canada

Email: cjwarren@optusnet.com.au Web: www.chriswarrenonline.com.au

Email: N/A Web: www.watermarkhospitality.com

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Canada

Areas of Expertise:

Marketing/Public Relations

Consulting

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operation: Australia


Consulting

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Cheeying Ho

Independant Calgary, Canada

Whistler Centre for Sustainability Whistler, Canada

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Email: cheeying@shaw.ca Web: N/A

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Peru

Professional Category: Consulting

Areas of Expertise:

Nancy Krieg

Indigenous Communities, Interpretation/Guiding, Parks & Protected Areas, Tourism Planning,Wildlife Conservation

Judy Karwacki

Whitepine Consulting Limited Salt Spring Island, Canada Email: nancy.krieg@shaw.ca Web: N/A

Small Planet Consulting North Vancouver, Canada

Professional Category: Consulting

Email: info@smallplanet.travel Web: www.smallplanet.travel

The Tourism Company Toronto, Canada

Mike Robbins

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Email: M/A Web: www.tourismco.com

Areas of Expertise:

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Business Development, Community Development, Destination Management, Aboriginal Tourism, Marketing

Carole Patterson Consultant (works a lot in SE Asia) Calgary, Canada Email: info@kalahari-online.com Web: N/A Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Canada, Iceland, Malaysia

Areas of Expertise:

Community Development

Areas of Expertise:

Business Development, Community Development, Destination Management, Resort Development


Professionals Trish Sare BikeHike Adventures Inc Vancouver, Canada

Professional Category: Consulting

Jack Ewing Hacienda Baru Lodge and Ecotours San Isidro, Costa Rica Email: info@haciendabaru.com Web: www.haciendabaru.com

WILD International Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Email: wild@travel-net.com Web: N/A

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operation: Worldwide

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arolyn Wild is President and owner of WILD International, a tourism consulting company with offices in Ottawa, Canada, and Adelaide, Australia. Carolyn has experience in tourism development which extends from the Arctic to the Australian Outback. Carolyn is recognized internationally for expertise in ecotourism and community-based tourism.

Professional Category: Consulting

Areas of Expertise:

Aboriginal Tourism, Natural Resource Management, Tourism Operation, Tourism Planning, Wildlife Conservation

Samantha Foster

Gorana Stanojevic

Spa Source Asia Limited Shanghai, China

Split, Croatia

Email: N/A Web: www.spasourceasia.com

Email: N/A Web: www.ekoturizam.info

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

Business Development,Ecolodge/Resort Development,Product Development/ Design

Business Development, Customer Relations, Destination Management, Market Trends & Demographics, Marketing

Consulting

Email: info@bikehike.com Web: www.bikehike.com

Carolyn Wild


Consulting

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Jem Winston

EuroAmerican Travel Frederikssund, Denmark Email: N/A Web: N/A

Rosalie Forest eco Lodge Rosalie, Dominica

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Argentina

Areas of Expertise: Climate Change

Email: info@rosalieforest.com Web: www.rosalieforest.com Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Central America and the Caribbean

Areas of Expertise:

Ecology, Environmental Education, Ecolodge /Resort Development, Green Hotels, Aboriginal Tourism

Geoff Hyde

Maria Mero

Sustainable Tourism International Nadi, Fiji

Avara Maailma Helsinki, Finland

Email: hydegeoff@hotmail.com Web: www.stourismint.com

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Consulting

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Finland

Sylvie Blangy

Guillaume Cromer

Montpellier III University Montpellier, France

SPE Tourism PARIS, France

Email: sblangy@gmail.com Web: www.aboriginal-ecotourism.org

Email: contact@spetourism.com Web: www.spetourism.com

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Cameroon

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

Ecosystems, Certification Standards, Community Development, Destination Management

Community Development


Professionals Michiko Ebato

GreenStep Milano, Italy

Nippon Koei Co., Ltd. Asahi, Chiba, Japan

Email: N/A Web: www.greenstep.it

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Italy

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Ethiopia, Uganda, India, Indonesia

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

Thomas van de Loo

Christina Cavaliere, M.Tour

Amsterdam, Netherlands

University of Otago Dunedin, New Zealand

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

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Consulting

Professional Category: Consulting

Claude L’Hoiry

Torhild J. Solbakken

Managua, Nicaragua

Norsk Turistutvikling AS Lillehammer, Norway

Certification Standards, Communication, Destination Management, Environmental Education, Event Planning

Email: N/A Web: N/A Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:

Business Development, Certification/Accreditation/Standards, Community Development, Organization Management

Community Development,Indigenous Communities,Natural Resource Management,Organization Management

Email: post@ntu-as.no Web: www.ntu-as.no Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Norway

Areas of Expertise:

Business Development, Community Development, Ecolodge Development, Market Trends & Demographics

Consulting

Raffaella Caso


138 Pal Knutsson Medhus

Consulting

Hove Stott AS Geilo, Norway Email: post@hovestott.no Web: www.hovestott.no

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operation:

Aftab-ur-Rehman Rana Sustainable Tourism Foundation Pakistan Islamabad, Pakistan Email: stfpak@gmail.com Web: N/A Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Pakistan

Areas of Expertise:

Community Development, Environmental Education, Parks & Protected Areas, Tourism Operation

Mallika Naguran

Dobbin Callahan

Gaia Discovery Eco Solutions Singapore, Singapore

Skye Con Ringgold

Email: admin@gaiadiscovery.com Web: www.gaiadiscovery.com

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: South Asia, Southeast Asia

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: North America

Areas of Expertise:

Alternative Energy, Architecture/Building Design, Ecosystems, Ecolodge/Resort Development, Green Products

Karen Killebrew Nature Media Network Applegate, California, United States Email: N/A Web: N/A Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: North America

Areas of Expertise: Agriculture

Areas of Expertise:

Certification/Accreditation/Standards


Professionals Richard Denman The Tourism Company

Hereford, United Kingdom Email: rdenman@thetourismcompany.com Web: www.thetourismcompany.com

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ichard Denman graduated in economics from the University of Cambridge followed by a doctorate Marketing/Public Relations, from the University of Edinburgh based on a definitive Product Development/ study of rural tourism in Scotland. For ten years he Design, Policy & Legislation, worked at the Heart of England Tourist Board, as development and marketing manager and subsequently Tourism Planning as deputy director. He became a tourism consultant in 1987. He has a wide portfolio of experience covering research, policy studies, tourism planning, marketing and project development. He has a retained a specialist interest in rural and sustainable tourism, in which he has developed a global expertise, working for clients such as the European Commission and WWF International.

Areas of Expertise:

Simon Woodward International Centre for Responsible Tourism

Scarborough, United Kingdom Email: s.c.woodward@leedsmet.ac.uk Web: www.simonwoodward.info Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operation: Worldwide

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r Simon Woodward is an tourism and heritage industry consultant and educator with some 20 years’ experience of advising public, private and voluntary sector clients on a wide range of issues associated with the development and management of responsible tourism practices. In 2008 Simon joined the International Centre for Responsible Tourism at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Areas of Expertise:

Business Development, Community Development, Destination Management, Market Trends & Demographics, Parks

Sotiris Avgoustis IUPUI Indianapolis, Indiana, United States Email: N/A Web: N/A Professional Category: Consulting

Alexa Bach McElrone Independent Consultant Vallejo, California, United States Email: alexabach@hotmail.com Web: N/A Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:

Corporate Sponsorship, Community Development, Ecolodge/Resort Development, Natural Resource Management

Consulting

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operation: Worldwide


Consulting

140 Dina Belon

Lauren Bohatka

RUSH Hospitality Titusville, Florida, United States

Avon Lake, Ohio, United States

Email: N/A Web: N/A Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: United States

Email: N/A Web: N/A Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

Michael Conroy

Connie Cornelius

Architecture/Building Design, Certification/Accreditation/Standards, Product Development/Design

Community Development, Destination Management, Product Development/ Design, Policy & Legislation

Colibri Consulting - Certification for Sustainable Development

Cornelius Consulting Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Email: connie@corneliusconsulting.us Web: www.corneliusconsulting.us

Email: michael@colibriconsult.net Web: www.certificationrevolution.com Professional Category: Consulting

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: North America

Areas of Expertise:

Product Development/ Design, Tourism Operation, Tourism Planning, Transportation

Mindi Crabb

Frederick Dure

Western Horizons Tourism Marketing Pinedale, Wyoming, United States

Boreal Wilderness Alaska LLC Austin, Texas, United States

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Email: solar@alaskaecolodge.com Web: www.AlaskaEcoLodge.com

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: United States

Professional Category: Consulting

Areas of Expertise:

Destination Management, Hotel/Lodge Operation, Marketing/Public Relations, Tourism Operation, Tourism Planning


Professionals Megan Epler Wood

Arthur G Foster

EplerWood International Burlington, Vermont, United States

Portland, United States

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Central America and the Caribbean, Europe, North America

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

Michael Givens

Chuck Lennox

Janas Consulting Koloa, Hawaii, United States

Cascade Interpretive Consulting LLC Seattle, Washington, United States

Email: N/A Web: Janas corp.com

Email: chuck.lennox@interpconsulting.com Web: www.interpconsulting.com

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Bhutan, United States

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

Destination Management

Tourism Operation, Tourism Planning

Agriculture, Architecture/Building Design, Destination Management, Interpretation/Guiding, Landscaping

Communication, Environmental Education, Interpretation/Guiding, Land Use Planning & Management, Tourism

Trent Milam

Brian Nilsson

West Virginia University Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

Silver Sage San Luis, Colorado, United States

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Kyrgyzstan

Areas of Expertise:

Community Development, Destination Management, Ecolodge/Resort Development, Indigenous Communities

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: United States

Consulting

Email: info@eplerwood.com Web: www.eplerwood.com

Email: N/A Web: N/A


Consulting

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Richard Payne

Chemonics International Alexandria, Virginia, United States

R. H. Payne & Associates Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Email: N/A Web: N/A Professional Category: Consulting

Email: N/A Web: N/A Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:

Alan Robinson National Parks and Tourism Advisor Buena Vista, Colorado, United States

Advocacy/ Government Relations, Community Development, Destination Management, Parks & Protected Areas

Email: N/A Web: www.sustainabletourismconsultant.com Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Louise Twining-Ward

Brookly, New York, United States

Areas of Expertise:

Ecolodge Development, Aboriginal Tourism, Interpretation/Guiding, Product Development, Parks, Partnerships

Joe Staiano Independent Seattle, Washington, United States Email: N/A Web: www.joestaiano.com Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:

Business Development, Community Development, Destination Management, Market Trends & Demographics, Tourism

Email: louisetward@mac.com Web: N/A Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operation: Worldwide

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ith sixteen years in international research, monitoring, and indicator development Dr. Twining-Ward is a thought leader in sustainable tourism. During the past year, Dr Twining-Ward has assisted with the development of the world’s first Net Zero Carbon Five Star Resort brand. Previously she consulted for Tourism Resource Consultants, in New Zealand.

Areas of Expertise:

Community Development, Destination Management, Ecolodge Development, Environmental Impact Assessment


Professionals Michael Haynes

Green Earth Travel Cabin John, Maryland, United States

Hanoi, Viet Nam

Email: greenearthtravel@aol.com Web: www.vegetariantravel.com Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:

Customer Relations, Event Planning/ Management, Green Hotels, Sales, Tourism Planning

Email: N/A Web: N/A Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: United Kingdom, Kenya, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam

Areas of Expertise:

Advocacy/Government Relations, Environmental Education, Interpretation/ Guiding, Parks & Protected Areas

Liz Ferguson

Richard Everett

Hostelling International-Canada-Pacific Mountain Region Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Associates for Global Change Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Email: N/A Web: N/A Professional Category: Corporate Social Responsibility Regions of Operations: North America

Email: N/A Web: N/A Professional Category: Corporate Social Responsibility Regions of Operations: Africa

Areas of Expertise:

Government Relations, Renewable Energy, Corporate Sponsorship, Environmental Economics, Indigenous Tourism

Justin Lee Stratford, CT, United States Email: N/A Web: N/A Professional Category: Corporate Social Responsibility Regions of Operations: North America

Consulting & Corporate Social Responsibility

Donna Zeigfinger


Destination Management / Planning

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Steve Suard

Tourism British Columbia Victoria, Canada

Tahiti Ecotourism Papeete, French Polynesia

Email: wendy.magnes@tourismbc.com Web: www.HelloBC.com

Email: N/A Web: www.tahitiecotourism.com

Professional Category: Destination Management/Planning Regions of Operations: Canada

Professional Category: Destination Management/Planning Regions of Operations: Oceania

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

Community Development, Destination Management, Tourism Planning

Zel Lederman Israel Travel Company Jerusalem, Israel

Certification Standards, Green Hotels, Marketing/Public Relations, Tourism Operation & Planning,Website Development

Marilena Schirripa Roma, Italy

Email: info@israeltravelcompany.com Web: www.israeltravelcompany.com

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Destination Management/Planning Regions of Operations: Israel, Jordan, Turkey

Professional Category: Destination Management/Planning Regions of Operations: Italy

Areas of Expertise:

Destination Management, Ecology, Event Planning/Management, Indigenous Communities,Tourism Management

Shinkyum Kang Chonnam National University Gwangju, Republic of Korea Email: N/a

Web: N/A

Areas of Expertise: Tourism Planning

Michael Oneka AYA Press Schiedam, Netherlands Email: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Destination Management/Planning Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Professional Category: Destination Management/Planning Regions of Operations: Botswana, Ethiopia, Gabon, Mali, Uganda

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

Business Development, Community Development, Marketing/Public Relations, Public-Private Partnerships, Tourism

Biodiversity, Ecology, Environmental Education, Land Use Planning & Management, Natural Resource Management


Professionals Peter Brumis

National Tourist Board of Sierra Leone Freetown, Sierra Leone

Ecomentum LLC South Lake Tahoe, California, United States Email: peter@ecomentum.com Web: ecomentum.com

Email: donwood2000@yahoo.com Web: www.salonetour.com Professional Category: Destination Management/Planning

Karen Fraley Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Bradenton, FL, United States

Professional Category: Destination Management/Planning Regions of Operations: Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, USA

Areas of Expertise:

Business Development, Community Development, Ecolodge Development, Event Planning/Management

Email: karen@aroundbend.com Web: N/A

Keith Godwin

Professional Category: Destination Management/Planning

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Grand Prairie, TX, United States

Professional Category: Destination Management/Planning Regions of Operations: Panama

Areas of Expertise:

Community Development, Destination Management, Ecolodge/Resort Management, Marketing/Public Relations

Alex Naar

Nancy Nelson-Duac

Center for Sustainable Tourism at East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina, United States

theFamilyTravelFiles.com Granbury, Texas, United States

Email: N/A Web: www.sustainabletourism.org Professional Category: Destination Management/Planning Regions of Operations: United States

Email: editor@thefamilytravelfiles.com Web: www.thefamilytravelfiles.com Professional Category: Destination Management/Planning

Destinatino Management/ Planning

Umaru Woody


Destination Management/ Planning

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Devon Radosevich

Micato Safaris New York, New York, United States

Center for Park Management Washington, DC, United States

Email: inquiries@micato.com Web: www.Micato.com

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Destination Management/Planning Regions of Operations: Africa, South Asia

Professional Category: Destination Management/Planning Regions of Operations: Central America and the Caribbean

Katherine L Sleeman

Daniel Snyder

Grueninger Travel Group Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Trek the Planet Travel Eden, New York, United States

Email: katie.sleeman@gmail.com Web: N/A

Email: travel@trektheplanet.net Web: www.trektheplanet.biz

Professional Category: Destination Management/Planning Regions of Operations: North America

Professional Category: Destination Management/Planning Regions of Operations: Central America and the Caribbean, North America

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

Event Planning/Management

Floyd A Thompson III USDA Forest Service

Warrenton, Virginia, United States Email: floydt51@gmail.com Web: www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/tourism Professional Category: Destination Management/Planning Regions of Operations: Chile, China, Italy, United States

Areas of Expertise:

Government Relations, Climate Change, Community Development, Destination Management, Landscape Management

Green Hotels, Tourism Planning


Professionals Heather Zeppel

Charles Darwin University Darwin, Australia

James Cook University Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Email: aggie.wegner@cdu.edu.au Web: www.cdu.edu.au/sspr/wegneraggie.htm

Email: Heather.Zeppel@jcu.edu.au Web: www.jcu.edu.au/business/staff/az/ JCUDEV_010

Professional Category: Education/ Research

Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:

Fernando Kanni

Carbon Offset, Climate Change, Community Development, Environmental Education, Indigenous Tourism, Parks

Centro University Rio SENAC SP Sao Paulo, Brazil

Paul Eagles

Email: fernando.nkanni@sp.senac.br Web: N/A

University of Waterloo Waterloo, Canada

Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operations: Brazil

Email: eagles@uwaterloo.ca Web: www.ahs.uwaterloo.ca/~eagles/index.html

Areas of Expertise:

Destination Management

Professional Category: Education/ Research

Yun Ching (Jenny) Liang

Thomas Lyons

Thompson Rivers University Kamloops, Canada

Educational Awareness Toronto, Canada

Email: jennyliang0124@gmail.com Web: N/A

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Education/Research

Professional Category: Education/Research Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:

Environmental Education, Ecolodge Development, Indigenous Communities, Land Use Planning,Tourism Management

Education/ Research

Aggie Wegner


Education/ Research

148 Robert Pfister

Thomas Opoku

Vancouver Island University Nanaimo, Canada

West African examinations Council Sunyani, Ghana

Email: N/A Web: http://web.viu.ca/pfister

Email: tommmy_lee18@yahoo.com Web: N/A

Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Professional Category: Education/ Research

Areas of Expertise:

Certification/Accreditation/Standards

Reza Mirzabayati Pnu Univeristy Neyshabour, Islamic Republic of Iran Email: N/A Web: N/A Professional Category: Education/ Rsearch

Junko Oshima

Yurie Kaizu

University of the Ryukyus Okinawa, Japan

Bunkyo University Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan

Email: Joshima@tm.u-ryukyu.ac.jp Web: N/A

Email: kaizu@shonan.bunkyo.ac.jp Web: www.bunkyo.ac.jp/faculty/kokusai

Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operations: Japan

Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operation: Eastern Asia, Oceania, South America

Areas of Expertise:

Community Development

Areas of Expertise:

Community Development, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Public-Private Partnerships, Tourism Planning


Professionals Matilde Somarriba

Tribhuvan University Kathmandu, Nepal

Universidad Nacional Agraria Managua, Nicaragua

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Email: N/A Web: www.una.edu.ni

Professional Category: Education/ Research

Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operations: Central America and the Caribbean

Areas of Expertise:

Randi Alampay Asia Pacific Projects, Inc. Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines Email: randi.alampay@gmail.com Web: www.asiapacificprojects.com Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operations: Eastern Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia

Areas of Expertise:

Natural Resource Management, Organization Management, Outdoor Education, Product Development, Parks

Aleksandra Machnik University of Physical Education Pozna, Poland Email: alex-m@wp.pl Web: N/A

Community Development, Destination Management, Land Use Planning & Management, Policy & Legislation

Professional Category: Education/ Research

Aji Divakar

Natalia Shovkoplias

EASB Institute of Management Singapore, Singapore

The Union of Towns and Cities of Slovakia Bratislava, Slovakia

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Email: umosr@gtinet.sk Web: N/A

Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operations: India,Singapore

Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operations: Slovakia, Ukraine

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

Community Development

Destination Management,Ecology

Education/ Research

Chhabi Ram Baral


Education/ Research

150 Shang-Shu Shih

Victoria Edwards

Taiwan International Institute for Water Education (TIIWE) Taipei City, Taiwan

University of Portsmouth Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Email: uptree@tiiwe.org.tw Web: N/A Professional Category: Education/ Research

Email: N/A Web: N/A Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:

Government Relations, Ecosystems, Community Development,Environmental Education,Forestry,Indigenous Tourism

Cem Basman

Keith W Bosak

Indiana University Bloomington Bloomington, Indiana, United States

University of Montana Missoula, Montana, United States

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Education/ Research

Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operations: North America

Areas of Expertise:

Community Development

Erve Chambers

John Confer

University of Maryland College Park, Maryland, United States

California University of PA California, Pennsylvania, United States

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Email: jconfer@ufl.edu Web: http://workforce.cup.edu/confer

Professional Category: Education/ Research

Professional Category: Education/ Research


Professionals Chris Desmond

Sea Excursions Inc.

Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operation: North America- United States

C

hris Desmond is Founder/Director of Sea Excursion’s 10,000 Islands Dolphin Project. Launched February Corporate Sponsorship, 1 2006, the project focuses on the abundance, distribuInterpretation/Guiding, tion, movement, association patterns and behavior of Journalism, Public Relations, bottlenose dolphins in Southwest Florida. Prior to his work with dolphins, Mr. Desmond’s career was in the Tourism Operation media industry. His background combines entrepreneurial start-up venture experience with major corporate high level line and staff management experience in television, publishing and other media. Some of his prinicpal accomplishments are national White House news events, Electronic News Gathering and the #1 rated television show, Dinah!

Areas of Expertise:

Jonathon Day

Doug Keran

Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

Central Lakes College Baxter, Minnesota, United States

Email: gjday@purdue.edu Web: N/A

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Education/ Research

Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:

David Jones University of Southern Maine Portland, Maine, United States Email: dbjones@usm.maine.edu Web: N/A Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operations:

Alternative/Renewable Energy, Biodiversity/Ecosystems, Certification/Accreditation/Standards, Climate Change

Education/ Research

Marco Island, Florida, United States Email: dolphinproject@comcast.net Web: www.dolphin-explorer.com


Education/ Research

152 James Kimmel

Rena Koesler

Texas State University San Marcos, Texas, United States

Longwood University Farmville, Virginia, United States

Email: jk02@txstate.edu Web: N/A

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Education/ Research

Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operations: North America

Areas of Expertise:

Environmental Education, Outdoor Education/Training

Diane Kuehn

Lawrence Lopez

SUNY ESF Syracuse, New York, United States

Keiser University Miami, Florida, United States

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Email: llopez@keiseruniversity.edu Web: N/A

Professional Category: Education/ Research

Professional Category: Education/ Research

Edward McCrea

Bill Obenour

Environmental Education and Conservation Global Coudersport, Pennsylvania, United States

East Carolina University - Recreation and Leisure Studies Greenville, North Carolina, United States

Email: N/A Web: www.eecg.org

Email: N/A Web: www.ecu.edu/rcls

Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operations: Africa, South Asia

Professional Category: Education/ Research

Areas of Expertise:

Environmental Education, Information & Communication Technologies, Interpretation/Guiding, Outdoor Education


Professionals Steven Richards

Jeremy Schultz University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Email: ucfc@ecotourism.org Web: www.utah.edu

Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operation: Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, Belize, United States

Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operations: United States

Areas of Expertise:

Environmental Education, Natural Resource Management, Parks, Tourism Planning,Wildlife Conservation

Areas of Expertise:

Certification Standards, Climate Change, Food & Beverage Services, Green Hotels, Parks, Photography/Videography

Jeremy Shearer

Patrick Tierney

IUP Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States

San Francisco State University San Francisco, California, United States

Email: N/A Web: N/A Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Email: N/A Web: http://recdept.sfsu.edu Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operations: North America

Areas of Expertise:

Business Development, Customer Relations, Destination Management, Event Planning, Food & Beverages Services

John Walker University of South Florida Bradenton, Florida, United States Email: johnniewalkergold@hotmail.com Web: N/A Professional Category: Education/ Research

Education/ Research

West Virginia State University Institute, West Virginia, United States


Education/ Research & Graphic/ Website Design

154 Yang Xing The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio, United States Email: N/A Web: N/A Professional Category: Education/ Research Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:

Alternative Energy, Agriculture, Ecosystems, Community Development, Environmental Education

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Abe Connally

WexZone

Loving, New Mexico, United States Email: abe@wexzone.com Web: www.wexzone.com Professional Category: Graphic/ Website Design Regions of Operation: Worldwide

A

be Connally specializes in bringing advanced web tools to small and medium sized businesses and orRenewable Energy, Business ganizations. Abe has over 12 years experience in develDevelopment, Marketing/ oping web systems and applications. Public Relations, Website Abe Connally designed and constructed the Development Ecotourism Explorer Map system on www.ecotourism. org, as well as several custom features to provide an integrated map application. For more information, please contact: abe@wexzone.com.

Areas of Expertise:


Professionals William Young

Olongol LLC Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Florida Solar Energy Center Titusville, FL, United States

Email: ulziitsetseg@yahoo.com Web: N/A

Email: fl_byoung@hotmail.com Web: N/A

Professional Category: Green Operations & Technologies Regions of Operations: Central Asia

Professional Category: Green Operations & Technologies

Areas of Expertise: Ecology

Karen Lewis

Owner, Lapa Rios Ecolodge, Costa Rica Seattle, Washington, United States Professional Category: Green Operations & Technologies Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean

K

aren Lewis grew up in Minneapolis and has been involved in Girl Scouting, the American Field Service Environmental Education, (Chile) and was a Peace Corp Volunteer in Kenya. For Ecolodge/Resort over 20 years, Karen was a professional keyboard muManagement, Wildlife sician and educator in Minnesota and holds degrees in Conservation music and geography from the University of Minnesota. In 1990, she and John Lewis took their bird watching avocation to a contributory level and purchased over 1,000 acres of tropical rain forest in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. To maintain this bio-diverse reserve, and only use the land as an economic and educational vehicle to sustain the Osa community, they created Lapa Rios Ecolodge. Lapa Rios demonstrates and educates sustainable tourism standards to its staff members and its guests.

Areas of Expertise:

Green Operations & Technologies

Ulziitsetseg Dorj


Guiding/ Interpretation

156 Christoph Hrdina

Annie Young

Andre Safari & Tours Ltda Curitiba, Brazil

Ecocircuitos, Panama Panama, Panama

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Email: annie@ecocircuitos.com Web: www.ecocircuitos.com

Professional Category: Guiding/ Interpretation Regions of Operations: Brazil

Professional Category: Guiding/Interpretation Regions of Operations: Panama

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

Oana Soare

Peter Brack

CarpatBike Bucharest, Romania

Nomad Tanzania Ltd Usa River, United Republic of Tanzania

Email: home@carpatbike.ro Web: www.carpatbike.ro

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Guiding/ Interpretation Regions of Operations: Eastern Europe

Professional Category: Guiding/ Interpretation Regions of Operations: Botswana, Tanzania

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

Sue Blankman

Arleen Levy

San Francisco, California, United States

The International Ecotourism Society Washington, DC, United States

Biodiversity/Ecosystems, Environmental Education, Interpretation/Guiding, Tourism Operation, Tourism Planning

Communication, Community Development, Customer Relations, Ecology, Environmental Safety, Green Hotels

Email: sue_blankman@yahoo.com Web: N/A Professional Category: Guiding/ Interpretation

Tourism Operation,Tourism Planning

Ecolodge Development & Management, Hotel/Lodge Operation, Interpretation/ Guiding, Photography/Videography

Email: arleenlevy@starpower.net Web: N/A Professional Category: Guiding/ Interpretation


Professionals James Macletchie

Web: www.hebrideanadventures.co.uk Professional Category: Guiding/ Interpretation Regions of Operation: Worldwide

J

ames Macletchie has devoted much of his life to promoting and preserving the environment and indigAreas of Expertise: enous culture of the Hebrides through his work as a Destination Management, ranger, with the media and through his own consulting Environmental Education, business abroad. His enthusiasm for island cultures has Indigenous Communities, seen him travel and develop niche tourism in the FalkMarketing/ Public Relations land islands, Iceland and into Europe and his love of remote places recently was promoted on the first ever green travel guides tv. James is a Qualified Professional Countryside Ranger, a Qualified International Tour Guide and a Manager.

Kelly Bricker

University of Utah, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Kaysville, Utah, United States Email: kelly.bricker@health.utah.edu Professional Category: Guiding/ Interpretation Regions of Operation: Worldwide- North America, Oceania

D

r. Bricker completed her Ph.D. research with The Penn State University focused on sustainable tourDestination Management, ism and natural resource recreation management, with Environmental Education, special interest in ecotourism and sense of place. Internationally, she has been employed as guide, tourism Natural Resource Managemanager, scuba, and sailing instructor; and served as ment, Outdoor Education faculty for the University of the South Pacific and West Virginia University. She is currently Chair/Executive Director of The International Ecotourism Society, and Associate Professor at the University of Utah, with a specific research interest in sustainable tourism and recreation.

Areas of Expertise:

Guiding/ Interpretation

A Taste of the Best North Uist, United Kingdom


Hospitality Services & Marketing/ Public Relations

158 Edwin Sabuhoro

Jordan Amon

Rwanda Eco-tours Kigali, Rwanda

Four Points by Sheraton Kamloops, Canada

Email: esabuhoro@rwandaecotours.com Web: www.rwandaecotours.com

Email: N/A Web: www.starwoodhotels.com/fourpoints/index.htm

Professional Category: Hospitality Services

Professional Category: Marketing/Public Relations Regions of Operations: North America

Areas of Expertise:

Hotel/Lodge Operation

Barbara Best

Paul Sloan

StrayDog Productions Aurora, Canada

Tahiti Expeditions Moorea, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Email: N/A Web: www.straydog.ca

Email: paul@tahitiexpeditions.com Web: www.TahitiExpeditions.com

Professional Category: Marketing/Public Relations Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:

Professional Category: Marketing/Public Relations Regions of Operations: Oceania

Destination Management, Event Planning, Journalism, Marketing/Public Relations, Photography/Videography

Areas of Expertise:

Paula Kehoe

Tevz Korent

Hotsolutions Cascais, Portugal

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Email: N/A Web: www.hotsolutions.com.pt

Ecosystems, Business Development, Destination Management, Marketing, Tourism Operation & Planning

Email: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Marketing/Public Relations Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Professional Category: Marketing/Public Relations Regions of Operations: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia,Slovenia

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

Business Development, Hotel/Lodge Operation, Marketing, Real Estate,Tourism Operation, Website Development

Destination Management, Food & Beverage Services, Marketing/Public Relations, Tourism Operation & Planning


Professionals The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) Washington, DC, United States Email: ayako@ecotourism.org Web: www.ecotourism.org Professional Category: Marketing/Public Relations Regions of Operation: Central Asia, Eastern Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia

A

yako Ezaki is director of communications for The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), and has Communication, Information been with TIES since 2005. She leads TIES’ commu& Communication Technolo- nications, marketing and media outreach initiatives, gies, Journalism, Marketing, and is the editor of TIES blog and newsletters. Ayako joined TIES in 2005 as a project coordinator focusing Media/Publication on building and strengthening a regional communication network for TIES members and supporters in the Asia Pacific region. As part of her work facilitating TIES’ partnerships with national and regional ecotourism associations, she was the main organizer of the first Global Ecotourism Conference 2007 (Oslo, Norway, May 2007). Ayako graduated from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Social Studies.

Areas of Expertise:

Julia Fisher Washington, DC, United States Email: julia.barba.fisher@gmail.com Web: N/A Professional Category: Marketing/ Public Relations Regions of Operation: Worldwide

J

ulia Fisher believes that those who love the land love life, and envisions a world in which all tourism is ecoBiodiversity, Corporate Part- tourism. She was the former TIES ecoDestinations mannership, Communication, ager. Julia originally joined TIES in June 2007 to assist in the coordination of the North American Ecotourism Community Development, Conference, bringing to the organization a combination Destination Management of public and private sector experience, and a life-long passion for ecotourism. While collaborating on the development of the official Tourism Office of the Brazilian Embassy in Washington she built key relationships between public and private tourism stakeholders, both locally and internationally, and gained an understanding of effective tourism strategies and policy initiatives.

Areas of Expertise:

Marketing/ Public Relations

Ayako Ezaki


Marketing/ Public Relations & Media/ Publishing

160 Laura Ell

Tom Garrett

Sustainable Tourism Elements Washington, DC, United States

McMurry Carefree, Arizona, United States

Email: laura@tourismelements.com Web: N/A

Email: tomgarrett07@gmail.com Web: www.mcmurry.com

Professional Category: Marketing/Public Relations Regions of Operations: Central America and the Caribbean

Professional Category: Marketing/Public Relations Regions of Operations: North America

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

Agriculture

Celine Girot Washington, DC, United States Email: N/A Web: N/A Professional Category: Marketing/Public Relations Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Advocacy/Government Relations, Business Development, Communication, Destination Management,Event Planning

Michelle Nowak The Farm Stay Handbook Montreal, Canada Email: N/A Web: N/A Professional Category: Media/Publishing Regions of Operations: Canada, Mexico, United States of America

Areas of Expertise:

Agriculture, Community Development, Environmental Education, Green Products, Journalism, Media/Publication

Erika H. Lloyd Hans Tammemagi Pender Island, Canada Email: N/A Web: N/A

The Away Network Washington, DC, United States Email: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Media/Publishing Regions of Operations: North America

Professional Category: Media/Publishing Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

Climate Change

Journalism


Professionals Frederic Spangler

Hawaii-arukikata Web Magazine Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

ProQuest-USGS Partnership Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Email: rsnozaki@msn.com Web: N/A

Email: N/A Web: http://ejournal.nbii.org/

Professional Category: Media/Publishing Regions of Operations: United States

Professional Category: Media/Publishing Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:

Biodiversity/Ecosystems, Communication, Ecology, Environmental Impact Assessment, Journalism, Media/Publication

Young Ng

Piero Ponce

Association for Geoconservation, Hong Kong Hong Kong, Hong Kong

CEDRO Ayacucho, Peru

Email: N/A Web: www.rocks.org.hk Professional Category: Organization Management Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:

Certification Standards, Environmental Education, Environmental Impact Assessment, Media/Publication, Parks

Email: N/A Web: N/A Professional Category: Organization Management Regions of Operations: South America

Areas of Expertise:

Indigenous Communities

Media/c Publishing & Organization Management

Sai Nozaki


162 Organization Management & More Professionals

Ferdinand Weps

The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) Washington, DC, United States Email: fweps@ecotourism.org Web: www.ecotourism.org Professional Category: Organization Management Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean, Europe, North America, Southeast Asia

I

am TIES Director of Membership and Operations, managing TIES membership department and overCorporate Sponsorship, seeing general operational tasks at TIES. From February Information & Communica- to June 2007, I worked as the Global Ecotourism Conference 2007 Assistant. I’m originally from Germany, tion Technologies, Marketand have a B.A. in Cultural Geography and Area Studies ing/Public Relations with concentrations on livelihood assurance in developing countries, sustainable tourism, urban studies, and migration research. Aside from my academic career, I have a background in the luxury hotel industry. Through work and travel, I’ve gained a breadth of learning and volunteering experience: assisting community development and education, conservation projects in Central America.

Areas of Expertise:

Antonio Pedro Alem Sobrinho

Los Angeles, California, United States

Carole Astley

Kenneth Backman

Ribeirao Preto-SP, Brazil

Angelica Arreola

Web: www.traveloregon.com

Clemson Univeristy Clemson, South Carolina, United States Email: frank@clemson.edu Web: N/A

Julie Barnes

John Bass

Durham, North Carolina, United States

Intrinsic Tourism Solutions Fort St. John, Canada

Travel Oregon Salem, Oregon, United States


Professionals Nick Biddle

Premier Tours Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Mindo Cloud Forest Foundation Ligonier, Pennsylvania, United States Email: info@mindocloudforest.org Web: www.mindocloudforest.org

Kara Black

Wayne Blanchard

A Closer Look Travel Bellingham, Washington, United States

Green Mountain College Indian Lake, New York, United States

Web: www.acloserlook.travel

Ed Blume

Susan Cartier

Eco-Yucatan Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Ecotourism Business Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Email: edblume@mailbag.com Web: http://eco-yucatan.blogspot.com/

Email: srliebl@yahoo.com

Nick Charlesworth

Doreen Cortez

Santiago, Chile

UP Visayas Scarborough, Canada

Web: www.nickcharlesworth.co.uk

Email: camps731@yahoo.com

Kristin Dahl

Pravin Desai

Travel Oregon Salem, Oregon, United States

Pravin Desai Architects phoenix, Mauritius

Email: kristin@traveloregon.com Web: www.TravelOregon.com

Email: archides@intnet.mu

Casey Desharnais

G Ferell

Santa Barbara, California, United States

Henderson, Nevada, United States

Email: cas2kayak@yahoo.com

Ana Ines Figueroa

Laura Gholar

Ana Ines Figueroa Salta, Argentina

Houston, Texas, United States

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Robert Berghaier


More Professionals

164 Christine Gruninger

Eric Hall

Rohnert Park, California, United States

Elon University Elon, North Carolina, United States

Karen Hobson

Wayne Jenvey

Hobson Associates, Ltd. New York, New York, United States

Ecotourism Australia Brisbane, Australia Email: wayne.jenvey@hwlebsworth.com.au

Sue Kennedy

Yanto Kono

Consultant Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Kupang, Indonesia Email: yantociwil@yahoo.co.id

Chris Kornmayer

Adam Krivatsy

Choice Hotels International Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

INTRA Sausalito, California, United States

Web: www.choicehotels.com

Cecile Lallemand

Email: krivatsy@aol.com

Tom Lamb

Destination Eco Lamentin, Guadeloupe

Lamb Studio Laguna Beach, California, United States

Web: www.destination-eco.com

Email: lambstudio@iname.com Web: www.lambstudio.com

Mark Leech

Sarah Leonard

University of Wyoming Laramie, Wyoming, United States

The Nature Conservancy Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Email: leechmark@gmail.com

Kimberly Lisagor EndangeredPlaces.com San Luis Obispo,

Dragon London Ketchikan, Alaska, United States Email: dlondon@visit-ketchikan.com


Professionals Mimi Mather

Sanchez & Maddux Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Shapins Belt Collins Boulder, Colorado, United States Email: mail@shapins.com Web: www.shapins.com

Grace Mbinglo

Taja McKinney Zisler

Weslaco, Texas, United States

Marina Del Rey, California, United States

Email: mamibenji@yahoo.mr

Kevin Mearns

Sara Mimick

University of South Africa Pretoria, South Africa

Vancouver, Canada

Email: mearnkf@unisa.ac.za Web: www.unisa.ac.za

Peter Mkumbo Victoria University of Wellington Wellington, New Zealand

Catherine Moores Victoria, Canada

Email: petermkumbo@yahoo.com Web: www.vuw.ac.nz

Gilbert Moukheiber

Domician Njau

Mada Association Beirut, Lebanon

Tanzania National Parks Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania

Web: www.mada.org.lb

Claudia Notzke

Abdel Oliveros

University of Lethbridge Lethbridge, Canada

Guayana, Venezuela Email: viajerotourist@gmail.com

Web: www.uleth.ca

Cathryn Paish

Yukon Department of Tourism & Culture Whitehorse, Canada

Paul Regnier

Door County Nature and Travel Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin, United States Email: paul@doorcountynatureandtravelcompany.com

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Phillip Maddux


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166 Ravi J. Ruparel

Pieter Sampson

World Bank Bethesda, Maryland, United States

MACFARLANE Consultancy N.V. Arnhem, Netherlands Email: info@macfarlane.nl Web: www.macfarlane.nl

Andrea Schuweiler

Valerie Sheppard

Roseville, Minnesota, United States

BC Partnership for Sustainable Tourism Victoria, Canada

Jon Silcox

Lorna & Darrell Smith

Guided by Nature experiences Calgary, Canada

Atenas, Costa Rica

David Sollitt

Mirjana Svagusa

Treeline Marketing Winnetka, Illinois, United States

Zagvozd, Croatia

Email: smithsnoh@aol.com

Email: dsollitt@rspjh.com

Namitha Tamirisa

Stephen Turnbull

McLean, Virginia, United States

University of New Brunswick Quispamsis, Canada Email: sturnbull@sharkconservation.ca Web: www.sharkconservation.ca

Daniel Ulysse

tourinordhaiti.com Brooklyn, New York, United States Web: tourinordhaiti.com

Kazem Vafadari Mehrizi United Nation University UNU, Institude of Advanced Studies IAS Kanazawa (Ishikawa-ken), Japan Email: kazemv@gmail.com Web: www.ias.unu.edu/

Shah Wali

Scott Wayne

CNFA Mansehra, Pakistan

SW Associates, LLC Washington, DC, United States

Web: www.cnfapakistan.org

Web: www.sw-associates.net


168 Associations

Colleges & Universities

Benin Ecotourism Concern Eco-Benin.............................21 CAMAT [Chitral Association for Mountain Area Tourism]..........21 Canaeco......................................24 Dominican Sustainable Tourism Association (ODTS)................22 Eco & Sustainable Tourism Israel....22 Ecotourism Australia.....................24 Ecotourism Kenya.........................25 Ecotourism Norway.......................25 Ecoturismo Italia..........................26 Ecotourism Society Pakistan..........26 Estonian Ecotourism Association (ESTECAS)...........26 French Ecotourism Association.......27 Indonesian Ecotourism Network.....27 Instituto EcoBrasil........................27 Iran Ecotourists Association...........26 Japan Ecolodge Association...........28 Japan Ecotourism Society..............28 National Ecotourism Center............28 Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation....29 The Ontario Ecotourism Society......29 The Swedish Ecotourism Society.....29

United States Alamo Colleges...........................34 California Polytechnic State University...........................35 California University of Pennsylvania......................34 George Washington University.......35 Johnson & Wales University..........34 North Carolina State University.....36 Schiller International University.....34 U of MN Tourism Center................37 University of Utah........................37 West Virginia University................38

Colleges & Universities by: country Australia Flinders University..................32 Belize University of Belize.................32 Canada Capilano University.................32 Nipissing University................33 North Island College...............32 Royal Roads University............32 Thompson Rivers University.....32 Germany Fachhochschule Eberswalde, University of Applied Sciences..33

Institutions

by: category

by: country

Convention & Visitor Bureaus (CVB) United States

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce & VCB............40 Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB..................40 San Mateo County Convention & Visitors Bureau...................40 Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau...................40 Travel Portland............................41 Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO) Canada Thompson Okanagan Tourism.......41 Tourism Wells Gray......................41 India Stark communications Pvt Ltd.......41 Portugal Azores Tourism Association...........41 South Africa ETC-Africa..................................43


Indices Institutions

Institutions

United States Atchafalaya National Heritage Area..................42 Puerto Rico Tourism Company....42 Ruby Falls...............................42 Travel Oregon..........................42 Education/ Research Organizations Canada BC Partnership for Sustainable Tourism.........43 Vancouver Aquarium.................43 Islamic Republic of Iran Kish Free Zone Organization.......43 United States California Academy of Sciences...43 Desert Botanical Garden............43 National Wildlife Federation........44 Oregon Paleo Lands Institute......44 Virign Islands Sustainable Farm Institute..................44 Wallowa Mountain Institute........44 Government Organization United States Nebraska Division of Travel & Tourism........................44 US Forest Service, International Inst Tropical Forestry.........44 Industry Association Guatemala Sustainable Comission of Guatemala Exporters Associations........45 Islamic Republic of Iran Tehran Tourism Guides Association.......................45 Tourism Office Botswana Botswana Tourism Board............45

Canada District of Clearwater...................45 United States Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism....45 Squaxin Island Tribe Tourism Department.......................45

NGOs

by: category by: country Community Development Cameroon Rural Development.....................48 Centre (RUDEC) Canada Planeterra..................................48 Kenya Basecamp Foundation..................49 Conservation Islamic Republic of Iran PLAN4theLAND society.................49 Italy Naucrates..................................49 United Kingdom Trees for Life..............................49 United States Angel Conservation.....................49 Norman Bird Sanctuary................49 Pacific Whale Foundation..............50 Sancturary Friends Foundition of the Florida Keys.................50 Santa Catalina Island Conservancy......................50 Tirimbina Rainforest Center..........50


170 NGOs

Lodging Facilities

Education/ Capacity Building India MP Ecotourism.........................50 Thailand Ecotourism Training Center........50 United States Leader for the World Inc...........51 Recursos de Santa Fe...............51 Policy & Guidelines Russian Federation Kamchatka Ecotourism Society....51 United States The Society for Ethical Ecotourism in Southwest Florida.............51 Travel & Tourism Canada Routes to Learning Canada.........51 Japan Peace and Slow Project..............51 Palau Dolphins Pacific, Inc..................52 Switzerland Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset.........52 United States Rainforest Alliance.....................52 Sustainable Travel International...53 Wildlife United States SEE Turtles..............................53

Australia Avalon Coastal Retreat.................55 Ecolodges Indonesia via Break of Day Investments Pty Ltd......55 Glasshouse Mountains Ecolodge....55 Belize Belize Green Investments Corp.....55 Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort........................55 Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort......55 The Lodge at Chaa Creek.............58 Brazil Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge......58 Araras Pantanal Ecolodge.............58 Cristalino Jungle Lodge................58 Etnia Pousada & Boutique............59 Juma Lodge...............................58 Canada Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.......................59 Clayoquot Wilderness Resort........59 Great Bear Nature Tours..............60 Island Lake Lodge......................60 Wickaninnish Inn.......................60 China Village China.............................60 Costa Rica Arenas Del Mar Beach & Nature Resort....................60 Aventuras Naturales Pacuare Lodge...................60 Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn................................61 Golfo Dulce Lodge.......................61 Hotel Villa Roca...........................61 La Cusinga Eco Lodge..................61 La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge........62


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Lodging Facilities

Costa Rica cont. Lapa Rios Ecolodge..................62 Pacuare Lodge.........................63 Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge..62 Samasati Nature Retreat...........63 Ecuador Black Sheep Inn Ecolodge Ecuador.............57 La Selva Jungle Lodge...............63 Opuntia Lodges........................57 Yachana Lodge.........................57 Egypt Harby’s Place...........................57 El Salvador La Cocotera Resort & Ecolodge...57 Ethiopia Strawberry Fields Eco Lodge.......57 Fiji Matava - Fiji’s Premier Eco Adventure Resort..............64 Nakia Resort & Dive, Fiji.............64 France l’Orri de Planès Trailside Eco-lodge............64 Greece P.A.P Corp S.A..........................64 Guatemala Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Adventure Spa..................64 India Hiliya Resort Wayanad................65 Sinclairs Hotels Ltd....................65 The Ranthambhore Bagh............65 Tropical ForRest........................65 Waxpol Hotels & Resorts Ltd.......65 Jamaica Hotel Mocking Bird Hill...............65

Jamaica cont. Strawberry Fields Together!.........66 Malaysia Hotel Mingood...........................66 Sepang Goldcoast Sdn Bhd.........66 Mexico Balamku Inn on the Beach..........66 El Retono Eco Lodge...................67 Hotel Eco Paraiso.......................67 Micronesia, Federated States of Kosrae Village Ecolodge..............67 The Pathways Hotel....................67 Nepal Tiger Mountain (Pvt) Limited........67 Peru Amazon Expeditions Palo Verde Lodge...............68 The Condor Lodge Conservatory...68 Portugal Hotel Vila Park...........................68 Puerto Rico Casa Grande Mountain Retreat.....70 La Finca Caribe..........................72 Sri Lanka Ranweli Holiday Village Ltd..........68 St. Croix Northside Valley..........................73 Tanzania, United Republic of Chumbe Island Coral Park............68 Thailand Koh Ra Ecolodge.........................68 Lost Horizon Resort Co. Ltd..........69 Turkey Indigo Group of Companies..........69 United States Alaska’s Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge ...............69


172 Lodging Facilities

United States cont. Armadillo Acres...........................70 Bear’s Den Cottages, LLC.............70 Bentwood Inn.............................70 Blair Hill Inn at Moosehead Lake...70 Bunk House at ZION Bed & Breakfast.................70 Cat’s Cradle...............................71 Copperbank Inn.........................71 Creekwalk Inn and Cabins at Whisperwood Farm.............71 Dragon’s Village..........................71 Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort.......71 Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls..............72 Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast....71 Little St. Simons Island................72 Montfair Resort Farm...................72 The Allison Inn & Spa..................73 The Alpine House Inn and Cottages......................73 The Cottages at Spring House Farm.......................73 TL Reserve Development Company, Inc.....................73 Vagabond Ranch.........................73 Waianuhea.................................74 Wilderness Gate..........................74 WildSpring Guest Habitat.............74 Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Campground...........74

Tour Operators

by: Regions of Operation

Worldwide AdventureSmith Explorations........76 Boundless Journeys.....................76 Classic Journeys..........................76 Coast to Coast Tours....................76 Coffee Culture Tours....................76 Cosmopolitan Adventure Tours......76 Country Walkers..........................77 Down2earth Adventures, LLC........77 EastQuest, Inc............................77 EcoQuest Travel, Inc....................77 Elevate Destinations....................77 Expedition Trips..........................77 Gap Adventures..........................78 Global Basecamps.......................80 Holbrook Travel...........................78 International Expeditions..............78 Intrepid Travel............................78 Kepri.........................................80 Mundoexplora Exotic Travels & Expeditions...........80 Myths and Mountains...................80 Nature & Kind.............................80 Peregrine Adventures Gecko’s Adventures.............80 Reefs to Rockies, LLC...................81 Southern Explorations..................81 The Wayfarers............................81 Viajes Planeta Azul......................81 Wilderness Travel........................81 Wildland Adventures....................81 Worldwide Ecolodges...................82 Zegrahm Expeditions...................82


Indices Tour Operators

Africa Africa Adventure Company..........84 AfricaWildTruck..........................83 Aim 4 Africa Ltd.........................84 Busarialao Travels and Tours........84 Classic Africa Safaris...................84 Classic Tours & Safaris Ltd...........83 Deeper Africa.............................83 ecoAfrica Travel Fiema Crafts and Tours................82 Hills of Africa Travel.....................82 Madagascar Ecotours...................84 Naturally Morocco Ltd..................83 Sahara Soul Travel......................83 Summit Expeditions & Nomadic Experience............83 Vintage Africa Ltd........................82 Volcanoes Safaris........................84 Wilderness Safaris.......................82 Peace Through Travel LLC.............85 Antartica Adventure Life............................85 Asia Central Asia Adventure Tours Pakistan.............87 Borderlands Group......................85 KarmaQuest Ecotourism and Adventure Travel.................85 Nomaic Journeys Ltd. ..................86 Peak to Peak Travel.....................86 Yama Adventures........................86 Eastern Asia Nomaic Expeditions.....................87 Spirit of Japan Travel...................88 Terralaya Travels.........................87 WildChina...................................87 Southeast Asia Borneo Eco Tours........................89 Buffalo Tours..............................88 Earhart Adventures LLC..............104 KarmaQuest Ecotourism and Adventure Travel.................85

Tour Operators

Southeast Asia cont. Khiri Travel.................................89 NAC Tours Bangladesh.................88 No Roads Expeditions.................107 Salika Tour Co. Ltd......................90 Symbiosis Expedition Planning......89 TBF Travel..................................90 South Asia Advent Journeys.........................90 Chalukya Grace Tours Pvt Ltd.......90 Dream Nepal Travels & Tours Pvt.Ltd......................92 Explore Kamchatka......................92 Frontier Treks & Tours India..........90 Frontier Treks and Tours Maldives....................91 Grass Routes Journeys.................91 Ibex Expeditions Pvt Ltd...............90 India Footprints...........................90 Indian Nature Tours.....................91 KarmaQuest Ecotourism and Adventure Travel................85 Treks ‘n Rapids (P) Ltd.................91 Wilderness Resorts Pvt Ltd...........91 Central America and the Caribbean Adventure Life Amerika Venture Ecotours............96 Andros Island Adventures.............93 Careli Tours................................95 Costa Rican Adventures...............93 Cuban Adventures.......................94 Detour, The Adventure Travel Marketplace..............96 Dosel S.A...................................95 EcoColors...................................94 EcoTeach....................................96


174 Tour Operators

Central America and the Caribbean Elemento Natural Costa Rica.........95 Foto Verde Tours.........................93 Go South Adventures...................96 GreenSpot.Travel........................95 Greenway Nature Tours................93 Horizontes Nature Tours Costa Rica.........................95 Memorable Costa Rica..................93 PacificTradeWindsCR....................93 ProTours Mexico..........................95 Rios Tropicales............................94 Seascape Kayak Tours..................94 Tequia Experiences......................94 Tropical Nature Travel, Inc............96 Vaya Adventures.........................96 Vesatours...................................94 Europe Aegea Adventures.....................97 Elftours....................................97 Go Gloal Travel Group Inc...........98 Kayak Montenegro.....................97 Lofoten Aktiv AS........................97 Maka Ecotourism........................97 Pathfinderlapland/Vägvisaren.......97 Peace Through Travel LLC............85 Wildabout Orkney......................98 Wilderness Scotland...................98 Middle East Alanka Tours.............................98 North America ¡Un Buen Viaje!.......................101 Amerika Venture Ecotours............96 Alaska Wildland Adventures........103 Bluewater Adventures................100 Canadian Mountain Holidays Inc...99

Tour Operators

North America cont. Chruchill Nature Tours.................99 Creative Western Adventures........99 Earhart Adventures LLC..............104 Eco-librium Sustainable Adventures......................100 EcoTeach...................................96 Eskakwa Eco-Adventure Company Inc....................105 EverGreen Escapes....................104 Go Native America.....................102 Hawaii Shark Encounters............103 Maple Leaf Adventures...............100 Maya Nature.............................101 Moose Cree Outdoor Discoveries Adventures........99 Northwest EcoExcursions............102 OARS (Outdoor Adventure River Specialists)..............104 OC Wildlife & Beach Tour Inc.......102 Salsa Retreat, LLC.....................101 Scenic Caves Nature Adventures......................100 Seascape Kayak Tours.................94 Tarpon Bay Explorers.................102 Timberwolf Tours Ltd.................100 WildExodus Adventure Travel........99 Wolfe Adventures & Tours...........102 Yellow Bear Journeys.................102 Ziptrek Ecotours Inc..................100 Oceania Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience.................105 Earhart Adventures LLC..............104 Eco-librium Sustainable Adventures.......................100


Indices Tour Operators

Oceania cont. No Roads Expeditions.............107 Photo Safari Hawaii................107 Rivers Fiji..............................106 Small World Journeys...............105 Tahiti Expeditions....................106 Trans Niugini Tours.................107 Tread Lightly Ecotours..............105 Wet’n’Wild Rafting Company Ltd.................106 Ziptrek Ecotours Inc................100 South America Adventure Life Akanan Travel & Adventure......114 Amazonia Expeditions..............112 America Tours Srl...................115 Amerika Venture Ecotours..........96 Ancient Summit......................112 Andean Trails..........................115 Angel-Eco Tours, Inc................115 Brazil Ecojourneys...................109 Cascada Expediciones...............108 Detour, The Adventure Travel Marketplace.............96 Earhart Adventures LLC.............104 Earthbound Adventures.............114 Eco-librium Sustainable Adventures......................100 Ecotour Expeditions, Inc.............109 Ecoventura Galapagos Network...110 Ecuador Adventure....................111 Go South Adventures...................96 Green Roots Travel....................108 Heliconia Lodge Amazon River Expeditions..114 InkaNatura Travel......................113

Tour Operators

South America cont. Jungle Expeditions....................113 La Paz on Foot..........................109 Latin Trails : Galapagos Journey Fleet...................111 Madness Adventures in Bolivia and Peru...............114 Maple Leaf Adventures..............100 Natoura Travel And Adventure Tours Inc..........115 OARS (Outdoor Adventure River Specialists)..............104 Peru Treks and Adventure...........112 Pure Adventures........................111 Qasana Tours............................112 Rainforest Expeditions................112 Recanto Ecológico Rio da Prata....109 South American Travel Services...112 Southern Cross Tours.................108 Southern Crossings Tours and Travel................109 Southern Nature Ltda.................110 Southwind Adventures...............115 Sun Gate Tours.........................114 Surtrek Tour Operator................115 Tropic Journeys in Nature...........110 Tropical Nature Travel, Inc............96 Tunibra Travel Turismo Ltda........109 Vaya Adventures.........................96


176 Affiliated Businesses by: Category by: Country of Origin

Architecture/ Landscape Architecture India Hozman...................................117 United States AFH Design, LLC........................117 EDSA (Edward Stone & Associates)....................117 Mithun.....................................117 PBR Hawaii...............................117 Consulting Australia RooTourism...............................117 Canada Canadian Ecotourism Services.....118 MacLeod Farley & Associates.......118 Peak Planning Associates............118 Sustaining Tourism....................118 Czech Republic Destination Marketing................118 Germany Mas Contour..............................118 India Badra Estates & Industries Ltd....119 Mali Mangalani Consult.....................119 Mozambique Tuzachi Turismo.........................119 Netherlands HotelsAhead B.V........................119 Puerto Rico Mari足a de los A Sanchez...............119 United Kingdom JLAG Ltd..................................119 United States Eco Tourism International...........126

Affiliated Businesses Consulting cont. United States Idgroup....................................126 Legendary World.......................126 Event Planning China Dali Global Village Eco-Tourism Ltd................126 France Proximea Travel........................126 Kenya Tamarind Management Ltd.........120 United States VenueQuest.............................120 Financial Services WorldNomads..........................120 IT/ Multimedia ERISS.....................................120 Marketing/ Public Relations India Mystical Journeys (India) Private Limited.................121 Saudi Arabia Reliable Business For Commercial Services.........121 United States Adventure Travel Media Source...121 Burditch Marketing Communications...............121 Good for Business......................121 Green Team Advertising.............121 Media/ Publishing Canada Ecotourism Magazine Canada...122


Indices Affiliated Businesses

Affiliated Businesses

Media/Publishing cont. Greece ECOCLUB - International Ecotourism Club...........122 United States America Live, Inc. / ECHO Encounters.........122 TheFamilyTravelFiles.com.......122 Product Supplier Canada Eco Crown Hospitality.............122 Klean Industries Inc...............122 SP Cattle Company Ltd............123 Costa Rica Rainmaker Conservation Project..123 Japan Sukkiri.....................................123 South Africa Constantia Woods Estate (Pty) Ltd.................123 United States Bonsai Design, Inc.....................123 Green Concierge Travel LLC........123 MIR Corporation........................124 Transportation Service Canada West Coast Air Ltd....................124 Costa Rica Mapache Rent a Car..................124 United States Mother Lode River Center...........124 Nature Travel Specialists LLC......124

Travel Agency Costa Rica Geco Travel..............................124 Korea, Republic of Special Tour Corporation............125 Sweden Erawan Travel Sweden...............125 Vildmark i Vaermland................125 United States Wiser World Travel LLC..............125 Travel Technology Provider Hong Kong whl.travel.................................125

Professionals by: Category

by: Country of Origin

Architecture/ Landscape Architecture Costa Rica Victor Montero.........................128 Israel Desmond Kaplan......................128 United States Dominique Gettliffe..................128 Cliff Lind.................................129 Hitesh Mehta...........................129 Catherine A Wiley....................128 Don Ziebell.............................130 Conservation Cambodia Rik N Hendriks........................130


178 Professionals

Professionals

Conservation cont. Panama Rosabel Miro..........................130 Puerto Rico Rafael Benet..........................131 United States Hugo Arnal-Delgado...............131 Mikael Castro........................131 Jim Currie.............................132 Alison Hillegeist.....................132 Kayleigh King........................132 Luis Lora...............................132 Stephen Spencer....................132 Consulting Australia Andrew Fairley.......................133 Chris Warren.........................133 Canada Deneen Allen.........................133 Isabelle Alvarez......................134 Cheeying Ho..........................134 Judy Karwacki........................134 Nancy Krieg...........................134 Carole Patterson.....................134 Mike Robbins..........................134 Trish Sare..............................135 Carolyn Wild...........................135 China Samantha Foster.....................135 Costa Rica Jack Ewing.............................135 Croatia Gorana Stanojevic...................135 Denmark Elisa Larsen.............................136 Dominica Jem Winston..........................136

Consulting cont. Fiji Geoff Hyde...............................136 Finland Maria Mero...............................136 France Sylvie Blangy............................136 Guillaume Cromer......................136 Italy Raffaella Caso...........................137 Japan Michiko Ebato...........................137 Netherlands Thomas van de Loo....................137 New Zealand Christina Cavaliere.....................137 Nicaragua Claude L’Hoiry...........................137 Norway Pal Knutsson Medhus.................138 Torhild J. Solbakken...................137 Pakistan Aftab-ur-Rehman Rana...............138 Singapore Mallika Naguran........................138 United Kingdom Richard Denman........................139 Simon Woodward.......................139 United States Sotiris Avgoustis.......................139 Alexa Bach McElrone.................139 Dina Belon...............................140 Lauren Bohatka........................140 Michael Conroy.........................140 Connie Cornelius.......................140 Mindi Crabb..............................140 Frederick Dure..........................140


Indices Professionals

Professionals

Consulting cont. United States Megan Epler Wood.....................141 Arthur G Foster..........................141 Michael Givens..........................141 Chuck Lennox...........................141 Trent Milam..............................141 Brian Nilsson.............................141 Jennifer Park............................142 Richard Payne...........................142 Alan Robinson...........................142 Joe Staiano...............................142 Louise Twining-Ward..................142 Donna Zeigfinger.......................143 Vietnam Michael Haynes.........................143 Un Dobbin Callahan........................138 Karen Killebrew.........................138 Corporate Social Responsibility Canada Liz Ferguson.............................143 United States Richard Everett.........................143 Justin Lee.................................143 Destination Management/ Planning Canada Wendy Magnes..........................144 French Polynesia Steve Suard..............................144 Israel Zel Lederman............................144 Italy Marilena Schirripa......................144 Korea, Republic of Shinkyum Kang.........................144

Destination Management/ Planning cont. Netherlands Michael Oneka...........................144 Sierra Leone Umaru Woody...........................145 United States Peter Brumis.............................145 Karen Fraley..............................145 Keith Godwin............................145 Alex Naar.................................145 Nancy Nelson-Duac...................145 Dennis Pinto.............................146 Devon Radosevich.....................146 Katherine L. Sleeman.................146 Daniel Snyder............................146 Floyd A Thompson III.................146 Education/ Research Australia Aggie Wegner............................147 Heather Zeppel.........................147 Brazil Fernando Kanni........................147 Canada Paul Eagles..............................147 Yun Ching (Jenny) Liang............147 Thomas Lyons..........................147 Robert Pfister...........................148 Ghana Thomas Opoku........................148 Iran, Islamic Republic of Reza Mirzabayati......................148 Japan Yurie Kaizu...............................148 Junko Oshima...........................148 Nepal Chhabi Ram Baral......................149


180 Professionals

Professionals

Education/ Research cont. Nicaragua Matilde Somarriba.....................149 Philippines Randi Alampay..........................149 Poland Aleksandra Machnik...................149 Singapore Aji Divakar................................149 Slovakia Natalia Shovkoplias....................149 Taiwan, Province of China Shang-Shu Shih........................150 United Kingdom Victoria Edwards........................150 United States Cem Basman............................150 Keith W. Bosak..........................150 Erve Chambers..........................150 John Confer...............................150 Jonathon Day............................151 Chris Desmond..........................151 David Jones..............................151 Doug Keran..............................151 James Kimmel...........................152 Rena Koesler.............................152 Diane Kuehn.............................152 Lawrence Lopez.........................152 Edward McCrea.........................152 Bill Obenour..............................152 Steven Richards........................153 Jeremy Schultz..........................153 Jeremy Shearer.........................153 Patrick Tierney..........................153 John Walker..............................153 Yang Xing.................................154

Graphic/ Website Design United States Abe Connally.............................154 Green Operations and Technologies Mongolia Ulziitsetseg Dorj........................155 United States Karen Lewis..............................155 William Young...........................155 Guiding/ Interpretation Brazil Christoph Hrinda.......................156 Panama Annie J. Young..........................156 Romania Oana Soare..............................156 Tanzania, United Republic of Peter Brack..............................156 United Kingdom James Macletchie.....................157 United States Sue Blankman...........................156 Kelly Bricker..............................157 Arleen Levy..............................156 Hospitality Services Rwanda Edwin Sabuhoro........................158 Marketing/ Public Relations Canada Jordan Amon............................158 Barbara Best............................158 French Polynesia Paul Sloan................................158 Portugal Paula Kehoe..............................158 Slovenia Tevz Korent..............................158


Indices Professionals

Professionals

Marketing/ Public Relations cont. United States Laura Ell..................................160 Ayako Ezaki..............................159 Julia Fisher................................159 Tom Garrett..............................160 Celine Girot..............................160 Media / Publishing Canada Michelle Nowak........................160 Hans Tammemagi.....................160 United States Erika H. Lloyd...........................160 Sai Nozaki................................161 Frederic Spangler.......................161 Organization Management Hong Kong Young Ng.................................161 Peru Piero Ponce..............................161 United States Ferdinand Weps........................162 More Professionals Argentina Ana Ines Figueroa.....................163 Australia Wayne Jenvey...........................164 Brazil Antonio Pedro Alem Sobrinho......166 Cambodia Sue Kennedy.............................164 Canada John Bass.................................162 Doreen Cortez...........................163 Sara Mimick..............................165 Catherine Moores......................165 Claudia Notzke..........................165

More Professionals Canada cont. Cathryn Paish............................165 Valerie Sheppard.......................166 Jon Silcox.................................166 Stephen Turnbull.......................166 Chile Nick Charlesworth......................163 Costa Rica Lorna & Darell Smith..................166 Croatia Mirjana Svagusa........................166 Guadeloupe Cecile Lallemand.......................164 Indonesia Yanto Kono...............................164 Japan Kazem Vafadari Mehrizi..............165 Lebannon Gilbert Moukheiber.....................165 Mauritius Pravin Desai..............................163 Netherlands Pieter Sampson.........................166 New Zealand Peter Mkumbo...........................165 Pakistan Shah Wali.................................166 South Africa Kevin Mearns............................165 Tanzania, United Republic of Domician Njau..........................165 United States Angelica Arreola........................162 Carole Astley.............................162 Kenneth Backman......................162 Julie Barnes..............................162


182 Professionals More Professionals United States cont. Robert Berghaier................163 Nick Biddle.......................163 Kara Black........................163 Wayne Blanchard...............163 Ed Blume..........................163 Susan Cartier.....................163 Kristin Dahl.......................163 Casey Desharnais...............163 G Ferell.............................163 Laura Gholar......................163 Christine Gruninger............164 Eric Hall............................164 Karen Hobson....................164 Chris Kornmayer.................164 Adam Krivatsy....................164 Tom Lamb..........................164 Mark Leech........................164 Sarah Leonard....................164 Kimberly Lisagor.................164 Dragon London...................164 Phillip Maddux....................165 Mimi Mathes......................165 Grace Mbinglo.....................165 Taja McKinney Zisler.............165 Paul Regnier........................165 Ravi J. Ruparel....................166 Andrea Schuweiler...............166 David Sollitt.......................166 Namitha Tamirisa................166 Daniel Ulysse......................166 Scott Wayne.......................166 Venezuela Abdel Oliveros....................165


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