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TOURISM CONFERENCE
SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2010
“AMERICA’S GREENEST CITY”
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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 commit-
ment to social and environmental responsibility.

Since 1990, TIES’ global network of travel professionals, responsible companies,


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

In 2010, TIES is celebrating 20 years of leadership and innovation by the members


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

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

By choosing wisely, you can make positive contributions to conservation, commu-


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

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
Contents
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What’s Inside...
Travel
Guide
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
Responsible #
Travel Myth
1
75 Tour Operators
Myth: I have to sacrifice quali-
ty and luxury of accommodations.
Reality: Many lodges, hotels,
and B&Bs have high standards for
quality, bringing nature and cul-
ture 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 coun-
tries, who are leading the vital efforts to make travel and tourism more sustainable.

TIES Mission

1) Creating an international network of


individuals, institutions and the tourism
industry.

2) Educating tourists and tourism


professionals.

3) Influencing the tourism industry,


public institutions and donors to integrate
the principles of ecotourism into their
operations and policies.

Want to get involved? Visit www.ecotourism.org/membership


and become a member today!

Become a Member
What is Ecotourism? 7
ecotourism: responsible travel to natural areas that
conserves the environment and improves the well-
being of local people (TIES, 1990)

Ecotourism Principles
• Minimize impact.
• Build environmental and cultural awareness and
respect.
• Provide positive experiences for both visitors and
hosts.
• Provide direct financial benefits for conservation.
• Provide financial benefits and empowerment for
local people.
• Raise sensitivity to host countries’ political, envi-
ronmental, and social climate.

Why is Ecotourism Who Are Eco-


Imporant? Tourists?
Ecotourism appeals to a
Offering market-linked long- wide range of travelers, of all
term solutions, ecotourism ages and interests. Travel-
provides effective economic ers who choose ecotourism
incentives for conserving are responsible consumers
bio-cultural diversity and pro- interested in sustainabili-
tecting the natural and cultural ty, authentic local experiences
heritage of our beautiful planet. and opportunities to give back
to the communities they visit.
Offering local capacity build-
ing opportunities, ecotourism Increasingly, eco-tourists
is also an effective vehicle for are also seeking to minimize
empowering communities the carbon footprint of their
around the world to fight travel, traveling with climate
against poverty and to achieve in mind by planning wise-
sustainable development. ly and choosing consciously.
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Ecotourism Fund
Become an active supporter of ecotourism and its benefits by contributing
to TIES efforts in uniting conservation, communities and sustainable travel.

TIES supports and promotes ecotourism initiatives worldwide that focus


on solutions, implementation, and action, and we seek innovative ways to
strengthen responsible business and empower communities.

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

• Indigenous Communities and Business Leaders


• Ecotourism Research and Development
• Sustainable Business Development for SMEs
• Preserving Ecotourism Experiences in Destinations
• Educational Opportunities for Youth and Students

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

Learn Where the Fund’s Donate to TIES


Money Goes 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 ‘Getting to know one’s hosts’


Ethiopia Madagascar, Africa
!
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.!

A 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?

1) In general, nationally or
regionally accredited cer- 2) Our advice for conscious
travelers looking for green
tification schemes offer hotels, resorts and tour op-
a useful tool for distinguishing erators would be to look for green
responsible businesses. Particu- labels and certification seals, but
larly, certification programs that also to look beyond those labels,
require more stringent audit and and ask questions before book-
monitoring processes demon- ing. Ask for information about
strate participating businesses’ their environmental policy, CSR
commitment to social and envi- initiatives, and educational re-
ronmental responsibility. On the sources they have available. By
other hand, it is a rather tricky asking those questions, you are
question because sometimes also letting the businesses know
smaller companies cannot afford that consumers care about those
more demanding certification pro- issues, which may influence them
grams, even if they may be very to implement efforts to improve
qualified. their sustainability practices.
360° of E
www.ecotourism.org/Ex
Ecotourism
xplorer
Five Easy Steps:

Planning Your Trip


1. Search the web: Look for information and resources on responsible
travel, ecotourism, or sustainable tourism. Ecotourism Explorer, TIES’
interactive online directory, makes searching for your perfect eco-
holiday easy!

2. Consult guidebooks: Choose guidebooks with information on your


destination’s environmental, social and political issues, and read be-
fore booking. Guide books vary in quality, even within a series, but
Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, and Moon are among the best.

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


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

4. Ask questions: Let tour operators/hotels know that you are a re-
sponsible consumer. Before you book, ask about their social and envi-
ronmental policies. For instance - What is your environmental policy?
What percentage of your employees are local citizens? Do you sup-
port any projects to benefit the local community?

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


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

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

Opt for more environmentally friendly transport such as trains, buses,


and passenger boats. Plan your trip so that you minimize air travel, and
choose, whenever possible, to stay longer in a destination instead of
making many short trips.

You can help offset unavoidable footprint by contributing to credible car-


bon offsetting programs that support conservation, renewable energy,
and other energy saving projects.
Ecotourism
Associations
P roviding the vital links between governments,
NGOs, businesses and citizens, our partners in lo-
cal, national and regional ecotourism associations are
a crucial part of our efforts to further TIES mission.
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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

T he mission of EcoBenin is ensuring better living standards of communities at lo-


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

Want to get Involved?


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

Chitral Association for Mountain


Area Tourism (CAMAT)
Chitral, Pakistan

Phone: +92 943 413540


Email: camatchitral@yahoo.com

C AMAT (Chitral Association for Mountain Area Tourism) was established in 1998 by
a wide spectrum of tourism stakeholders for the promotion of ecotourism in Chitral
and Northern Areas. It is a registered not-for-profit association with the objectives of
diversifying local people’s livelihood opportunities by creating off-farm jobs, and alle-
viating pressure on land resources in order to restore local natural biodiversity. From
2003-2007, CAMAT worked, through the financial and technical support of UNESCO,
on a project on “promotion of ecotourism in the mountainous region of Central and
South Asia.”

Want to get Involved?


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

Phone: +1 (1)809 / 801 0000


Email: odt@dominicana.net.do
Web: www.odt.org.do

T he Dominican Sustainable Tourism Organization (Organización Dominicana de


Turismo Sostenible, ODTS) was established in 1995 to promote the sustainability
and diversification of tourism activities within the Dominican Republic. Our national
organization integrates communities, the private sector and governmental authorities,
working together to maximize tourism opportunities, to share correct information,
and to showcase the Dominican culture, natural resources, and attractions, welcoming
visitors into high-quality, fun and exciting experiences that are truly representative of
Dominicana.
Want to get Involved?
Become a member of ODTS! Why become a member? To promote business, secure
new customers or interested persons, connect with the local or international sector,
and be updated, informed, and attended, everything for your company’s progress in
the context of a sustainable tourism industry.

Eco & Sustainable Tourism Israel


Tel Aviv, Israel

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

E co & Sustainable Tourism Israel is a non-profit organization, established on March


2006, in order to promote sustainability and ecotourism in Israel – on both the
supply and demand levels. The organization’s vision: “Turning the Israeli tourism in-
dustry into a vehicle for conserving natural and cultural resources and enhancing local
communities’ self sufficiency and empowerment capabilities”. Our work is focused on
raising awareness and providing knowledge and tools to stakeholders through differ-
ent platforms and frameworks, including our website.

Want to get Involved?


We are seeking for volunteers who could promote our web site on the web - so people
all over the world will know there is ecological and sustainable tourism in Israel.
Associations
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CANAECO
Sto Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica

Phone: +506 2507-8197


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

T he Costa Rica National Chamber of Ecotourism (CANAECO), is a private non-profit


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

Ecotourism Australia
Fortitude Valley, Australia

Phone: +61 7 3252 1530


Email: Admin@ecotourism.org.au
Web: www.ecotourism.org.au

E cotourism Australia was formed in 1991 as an incorporated non-profit organisation,


and is the peak national body for the ecotourism industry. The Association has a di-
verse membership that includes key industry sectors and including ecotourism accom-
modation, tour and attraction operators; tourism planners; protected area managers;
academics and students; tourism, environmental, interpretation and training consul-
tants; local and regional tourism associations and travellers.

Want to get Involved?


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

Phone: 254 20 2724403


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

E cotourism Kenya is a civil society organization that was founded in 1996 to pro-
mote ecotourism and sustainable tourism practices in Kenya. Founded with enor-
mous industry support, the society was charged with the responsibility of providing
the required support for the development of ecotourism and sustainable tourism in the
country.

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

Ecotourism Norway
Oslo, Norway

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

E cotourism Norway is owned by Innovation Norway, but was developed through


a three year process in cooperation with a test group of tourism companies and
destinations, GRIP - The Norwegian foundation for sustainable development and the
Norwegian directorates for Cultural Heritage and Nature Management.The Norwegian
government is funding the project. As a result of the project a certification scheme for
Norwegian Ecotourism was officially presented in January 2008 and the first twelve
companies are now certificatied.
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Ecoturismo Italia
Cagliari, Italy

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

E coturismo Italia was formed as a result of the increased knowledge and interest
in the field of ecotourism. It aims to highlight and improve the environmental and
cultural benefits that ecotourism offers to destinations around the world. Ecoturismo
Italia is used by planners, students, administrators and of course, ecotourists. Eco-
turismo Italia is a non profit association with the purpose of facilitating sustainable
development through the promotion of tourism and in particular, ecotourism. This is
performed by protecting the environment and promoting traditional local cultures in
Italy and abroad.

Ectourism Society Pakistan


Lahore, Pakistan

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

E SP an organization working in the field of tourism has basic aim of of helping the
poor living in northern areas of Pakistan and to promote tourism in Pakistan. It has
supported around 502 students during this time to have Ecotourism courses with the
support of Federal Ministr of Tourism and provincial Ministry of Tourism of Punjab. ESP
can be considered as an association for the purpose of advancing knowledge and dis-
seminating information about mountain research and mountain development through-
out the world. The ESP tries to promote sustainable mountain development through
improved communication among institutions and individuals.

Estonian Ecotourism Iran Ecotourists Association


Association Tehran, Iran
Joesuu, Estonia
Email: maziar_niazmand@yahoo.com
Phone: (372) 506-1896
Email: info@ecotourism.ee
Web: www.ecotourism.ee
Associations

French Ecotourism Association


Toulouse, France

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

W e are the main body for the promotion and marketing of ecotourism & responsi-
ble travel in France. Our award-winning website www.voyagespourlaplanete.com
is the main sustainable travel portal in France, and lists eco-hotels and ecotourism
operators from France and around the world.

Indonesian Ecotourism Network


Jakarta, Indonesia

Phone: +62 21 8378 6736


Email: indecon@indecon.or.id
Web: www.indecon.or.id

I ndonesian Ecotourism Network (Indecon) is a non-profit organization focusing its


activities in developing and promoting ecotourism in Indonesia. Established in 1995,
Indecon have facilitated some various ecotourism stakeholders in ecotourism develop-
ment in Indonesia. Skillful staff and professional associates have supported Indecon’s
works. Several innovations in development process and policy have also been identi-
fied during Indecon’s involvement in promoting sustainable tourism in Indonesia.

Instituto EcoBrasil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Phone: +55 21 2512 4187


Email: ariane@ecobrasil.org.br
Web: www.ecobrasil.org.br

E coBrasil - Brazilian Ecotourism Association, a not-for-profit non-governmental or-


ganisation, was founded in 1993 by ecotourism professionals and was the first
national NGO to focus on ecotourism. Our vision is to forward ecotourism and sustain-
able tourism through building knowledge networks and participate in and/or develop
projects that helped advance the knowledge about good ecotourism practices and
planning in Brazil. We are small dedicated organization with a large network of con-
tacts in Brazil and internationally.
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Japan Ecolodge Association
Kyoto, Japan

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

J apan Ecolodge Association (ECOLA)endeavors to disseminate the ecolodge concepts


by offering certification scheme based on 110-item Japan Ecolodge Checklist. We
firmly believe that locally operated nature-based lodges of low-impact facility with
educational and interpretative programs can lead to help conservation and improve
sustainability of surrounding nature while revitalizing local economy.

Want to get Involved?


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

Japan Ecotourism Society


Tokyo, Japan

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

J apan Ecotourism Society (JES) was established in 1998 to promote the ideas of eco-
tourism in Japan and to bring up as many eco-tourists as possible throughout the
nation. JES has been active in handing over the beautiful earth and enjoyable trips to
the future generations.

National Ecotourism Center


Tokyo, Japan

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

T he National Ecotourism Center’s mission is to empower local communities through


ecotourism, while at the same time, promoting ecotourism as a “popular” concept
in Japan. The Center represents a nationwide network of ecotourism operators, orga-
nizations and individuals interested and involved in ecotourism, offering the opportuni-
ties to share local information and help enhance the collective knowledge of the net-
work.
Associations

Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF)


Madapatha, Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 777 631334


Email: ecotourismsl@sltnet.lk
Web: www.ecotourismsrilanka.net

T he primary focus of SLEF is the socio-cultural and socio-economic development of


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

The Ontario Ecotourism Society


Haliburton, Canada

Phone: 705-457-1680 x.6754


Email: admin@toes.ca
Web: www.toes.ca

T he Ontario Ecotourism Society is the first province-wide organization for the de-
velopment and promotion of ecotourism and sustainable tourism practices. We
are a not for profit network led by a volunteer board of directors, with a supporting
membership of ecotourism operator, organizations, educational institutions, concerned
public and visitors of Ontario. Our mission is to provide support and promotion for the
sustainable use of our natural and cultural tourism resources through education and
responsible marketing of ecotourism in Ontario.

The Swedish Ecotourism Society


Östersund, Sweden

Phone: (466) 312-1244


Email: info@ekoturism.org
Web: www.naturesbest.nu

T he Swedish Ecotourism Society is a national NGO that works with ecotourism and
nature based tourism service providers in Sweden. The Society provides an eco-
tourism quality labeling program called Nature’s Best, which is a leading examples of
ecotourism certification program.
Colleges
Universities
& “ An investment
in knowledge always
pays the best interest.”
- Benjamin Franklin

T IES offers College & University members unique

&
opportunities to reach prospective students, and
to create vital links between today’s industry leaders
and students and educators who shape the future of
travel & tourism.

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• The opportunity to offer unique ex- • Industry-wide and academically
periential learning options. recognized endorsement.
• Enhanced recruitment opportunities • Access to potential employers and
for the University and department. research projects.
• Increased program offerings without • Practical hands-on experiences,
increasing faculty teaching loads. projects, and skill development.
• Opportunities for creative faculty • Opportunities in relevant study
involvement. abroad programs and coursework.
• Increased industry and professional • Professional employment opportu-
contacts. nities through direct field contacts.

www.ecotourism.org/ucc
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Flinders University University of Belize
Adelaide, Australia Belize, Belize

Phone: +61 8 8201 3820 Phone: (501) 223-0256

Email: deidre.bociulis@flinders.edu.au Email: kgeban@ub.edu.bz


Web: www.flinders.edu.au Web: www.ub.edu.bz
Area(s) of Study: Areas of Study:
Sustainable Tourism Adventure Tourism, Cultural Tourism,
Ecotourism, Hospitality, Sustainable Tour-
ism, 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 Email: dpinel@nic.bc.ca


Web: www.capilanou.ca Web: www.nic.bc.ca

Area(s) of Study: Area(s) of Study:


Sustainable Tourism Adventure Tourism, Hospitality, Tourism
Business Management

Royal Roads University Thompson Rivers University


Victoria, Canada Kamloops, Canada

Phone: (250) 391-2530 Phone: (250) 574-2840

Email: tourism@royalroads.ca Email: adventure@tru.ca


Web: www.royalroads.ca/tourism Web: www.adventurestudies.ca
Area(s) of Study: Area(s) of Study:
Ecotourism, Hospitality, Hospitality, Sustainable Tourism
Sustainable Tourism
Offered Programs:
Undergrad: BA International Hotel
Management
Postgrad: MA Tourism Management
University & Colleges
Nipissing University Area(s) of Study:

W hile the roots of Nipissing University extend


back to the 1900’s, Nipissing University Col-
lege was formed in 1967 as an affiliate of Laurentian
Sustainable Tourism

University. Today, Nipissing is proud to be a primar-


North Bay, Canada
ily undergraduate university with a reputation for
excellence in teacher education, arts, science, busi- Phone: (705) 474-3450
ness and nursing. Students will find themselves in a Email: johnk@nipissingu.ca
high-quality academic environment that is student- Web: www.nipissingu.ca
focussed and based on personal teaching practices,
innovative approaches to learning, and a growing
research culture.

Fachhochschule Eberswalde,
University of Applied Sciences
PostGraduate Program: Sustainable Tourism
Management

T ourism is one of the world’s main economic sectors


have become - with all the opportunities and risks
associated with a dynamic growth are connected. Sus- Area(s) of Study:
tainable development is the concept of the future in a Sustainable Tourism
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. Eberswalde, Germany

In response to these challenges, the FH Eberswalde the Phone: 0049 3334 657-304
Sustainable Tourism Management Course developed Email: wstrasdas@fh-eber-
since 2004 and officially accredited and international- swalde.de
ly recognized qualification for the Master of Arts leads. Web: www.fh-eberswalde.
The accreditation for the “senior” is since April 2007 and de/tour
opened to all college graduates access to higher ser-
vice. Meet with us, tourist hand tool with the principles
of sustainable development to combine, both theoreti-
cally and in daily practice!
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Alamo Colleges California U. of Pennsylvania
San Antonio, Texas, United States California, Pennsylvania, United States

Phone: (210) 485-0086 Phone: (724) 938-4593

Email: jjarrell@mail.accd.edu Email: ryan@cup.edu


Web: www.accd.edu Web: www.cup.edu

Area(s) of Study: Area(s) of Study:


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 Email: admissions@schiller.edu


Web: www.jwu.edu Web: www.schiller.edu

Area(s) of Study: Areas of Study:


Hospitality Ecotourism, Hospitality, Hotel Manage-
ment, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Busi-
ness Management
Offered Programs:
Undergrad: Associate and Bachelor’s
Postgrad: MBA

Responsible #
Travel Myth
2
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

T he Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration


major is an interdisciplinary degree program with
a mission to provide a dynamic learning environment
Area(s) of Study:
Sustainable Tourism
dedicated to the development of effective leadership
and the advancement of knowledge to benefit individu-
als, communities, and society. The curriculum focus is San Luis Obispo, California,
on the development of appreciation, knowledge, under- United States
standing, and skills in leadership, planning, and admin-
istration of park, recreation and tourism programs and Phone: +1 (805) 756-2702
services. The program was initially accredited in 1986 Email: jbgreenw@calpoly.
by the National Recreation and Park Association/Ameri- edu
can Alliance of Leisure and Recreation. Since then, we Web: http://nrm.calpoly.
have received re-accreditation every five years. 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.

T he Department of Hospitality and Tourism Manage-


ment, including the International Institute of Tour-
ism Studies, is a world-renowned institution offering
Area(s) of Study:
Tourism Business
Management
graduate, undergraduate, and certificate programs in
sustainable tourism destination management, sports
management, events management, and hospitality Washington, DC
management. With over 35 years of experience, our United States
Department is TedQual certified by the United Nations
World Tourism Organization. Phone: +1.202.994.0767
Email: klam@gwu.edu
Web: www.gwutourism.org
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North Carolina State University
University Consortium Certificate (UCC) member

T he Tourism Extension Program is housed in the De-


partment of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Manage-
ment, in the College of Natural Resources at NC State
Area(s) of Study:
Sustainable Tourism

University. Tourism Extension is part of North Carolina


Cooperative Extension. The goal of the program is to Raleigh, North Carolina,
improve the quality of tourism provision across rural NC United States
by helping individuals and communities develop healthy,
prosperous and enduring tourism enterprises that will Phone: +1 (919) 515-4260
boost economic and community development efforts. Email: stacy_tomas@ncsu.
edu
Web: www.ncsu.edu/tour-
ismextension/ties.html

www.ecotourism.org/online-courses
www.ecotourism.org/online-courses
University & Colleges

University of Minnesota Tourism Center


University Consortium Certificate (UCC) member

S ince 1986, the University of Minnesota Tourism Cen-


ter has been a source of education and research
for Minnesota, the United States, and many countries.
Area(s) of Study:
Ecotourism, Hospitality,
Tourism Business
Similar Centers exist across the US. The Tourism Center Management
conducts tourism research and provides education and
outreach programs for the tourism industry, community
groups and students. St. Paul, Minnesota,
United States

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

University of Utah
University Consortium Certificate (UCC) member

O ur mission is to create, share, and apply knowledge


about park, recreation, and tourism resources and
phenomena in order to advance the intellectual and pro-
Area(s) of Study:
Adventure Tourism,
Sustainable Tourism
fessional development of students, serve social needs,
inform policy, promote economic development, and fos-
ter health and the quality of life for individuals, families, Salt Lake City, Utah,
communities, and the environment. United States

Phone: +1 (801) 581-8542


Email: ucfc@ecotourism.
org
Web: www.health.utah.
edu/prt/tourism/index.html
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West Virginia University
University Consortium Certificate (UCC) member

W elcome to the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Re-


sources (RPTR) Program at West Virginia Univer-
sity! We are a recognized leader in training the future
Area(s) of Study:
Sustainable Tourism
managers of recreation, park, and tourism areas and
organizations in America and internationally. With a rich Morgantown, West Virginia,
tradition of 56 years as an academic program at West United States
Virginia University, we are proud of our contributions to
enhancing the economic, community, and citizen wel- Phone: (304) 293-2941
fare of West Virginia and beyond. Email: David.Smaldone@
mail.wvu.edu
Web: www.forestry.caf.
wvu.edu/wvu_parks
Institutions
G overnment organizations, tourism departments,
destination marketing organizations, science cen-
ters, research insti-
tutes, are among the
Quick Index of TIES
Institution Members many faces of TIES
Institution members
TIES Instituion members are made up of
whose contributions
6 categories and you can find them on the
following pages:
demonstrate the col-
Convention and lective power of TIES
Visitor Bureaus (CVBs)
Destination Marketing
40 multi-stakeholder net-
Organizations (DMOs) 41 work.
Education/ Research
Organizations 43
Government Organizations 44
Industry Associations 45
Tourism Offices 45
40
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber
Convention & Visitors Bureau

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:
Government Relations, Des- H
and
ilton Head with its regional brand experience is in-
ternationally recognized as a conveniently accessible
premier ecologically sustainable beach and golf re-
tination Management, Edu-
cation, Information & Com- sort destination in America. The Visitors & Convention
munication Technologies, Bureau is the destination marketing arm of your cham-
Marketing/Public Relations ber. It provides destination information to visitors, meet-
ing planners, travel industry professionals and the me-
dia, while fostering professionalism and ethical business
practices among the tourism industry. This division works to increase quality visitation
through its marketing efforts, to cultivate convention and group business and strives
to improve awareness and understanding of the economic and social contributions of
tourism to the community.

Naples, Marco Island, San Mateo County CVB


Convention & Visitors Bureau
Everglades CVB
Convention & Visitors Bureau Burlingame, California, United States
Naples, Florida, United States
Phone: +1 (650) 348-7600
Phone: +1 (239) 252-2425 Email: Annel@smccvb.com
Web: www.jumalodge.com Web: www.smccvb.com
Email: paradisecoast.com

T he Naples, Marco Island, Everglades


CVB is the official destination mar-
keting organization for Collier County,
Stevens Point Area CVB
Convention & Visitors Bureau

Florida. The CVB creates and distributes Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States
key information products about the des-
tination, including the annual visitors Phone: +1 (715) 344-2556
guide magazine, Discover Florida’s Last Email: sara@stevenspointarea.com
Paradise. Web: www.spacvb.com

Areas of Expertise: Area(s) of Expertise:


Communication, Destination Communication, Community Develop-
Management, Journalism, ment, Destination Management, Market-
Media/Publication, Tourism Planning ing/Public Relations, Tourism Operation,
Tourism Planning
Institutions
Travel Portland

Convention & Visitors Bureau & Destination Marketing Organization


Convention & Visitors Bureau

Portland, Oregon, United States

Phone: +1 (503) 275-9756


Email: grege@travelportland.com
Web: www.travelportland.com

Areas of Expertise:
Destination Management,
T ravel Portland is the official destination marketing or-
ganization for the city of Portland, Oregon. Its mis-
sion is to strengthen the local economy by marketing the
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 promot-
ing the Portland metropolitan area as a preferred des-
tination for meetings, conventions and leisure travel. A private non-profit destination
marketing organization with a membership of more than 1,000 businesses, Travel Port-
land operates a busy visitor information center, supports a climate of year-round hospi-
tality, and helps our city, state and region reap the rewards of a thriving visitor industry.

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Wells Gray


Tourism Destination Marketing Organization
Destination Marketing Organization
Clearwater, Canada
Kelowna, Canada
Phone: +1 (250) 587-6444
Phone: +1 (250) 860-5999 Email: info@skihike.com
Email: info@totabc.com Web: www.wellsgraycountry.ca
Web: www.lifeisgood.travel

Stark Communications Pvt Azores Tourism Association


Destination Marketing Organization Destination Marketing Organization

Trivandrum, India Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Phone: +91 471 4082707 Phone: +351 296 288 084


Email: praseeda.praveen@stark.in Email: turismoacores@visitazores.travel
Web: www.stark.in Web: www.visitazores.travel

Area(s) of Expertise:
Communication
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Puerto Rico Tourism Company Atchafalaya National
Destination Marketing Organization Heritage Area
Destination Marketing Organization

San Juan, Puerto Rico Destination Marketing Organization


Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Phone: 787-721-2400 Ext. 21
Email: ndiaz@prtourism.com Phone: +1 (225) 219-0768
Web: www.gotopuertorico.com Email: dcredeur@crt.state.la.us
Web: www.atchafalaya.org

Ruby Falls
Destination Marketing Organization A n Native American word, “Atchafala-
ya” means long river. Established in
2006, the Atchafalaya National Heritage
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States Area stretches across 14 parishes in
south-central Louisiana. It is among the
Phone: +1 (423) 821-2544 most culturally rich and ecologically var-
Email: info1@rubyfalls.com ied regions in the United States, home
Web: www.rubyfalls.com to the Cajun culture as well as a diverse
population of European, African, Carib-
Area(s) of Expertise: bean and Native-American descent.
Green Products, Natural Resource Man-
agement, Parks & Protected Areas, Tour-
Areas of Expertise:
Destination Management
ism Operation, Tourism Planning

Travel Oregon
Destination Marketing Organization

Salem, Oregon, United States

Phone: +1 (503) 378-2104


Email: kristin@traveloregon.com
Web: www.traveloregon.com

Areas of Expertise:
Destination Management,
T ravel Oregon is the official travel guide to planning
an Oregon vacation. Whether your Oregon vacation
destination is Portland Metro, Mt. Hood or the Oregon
Geographic Information
Systems (GIS), Hotel/Lodge Coast, start your trip here! From suggestions on places
Operation, Parks & Protected to go in Oregon and things to do in Oregon to places
Areas, Tourism Operation, to stay in Oregon and where to eat—and of course our
Tourism Planning abundant outdoor recreation—you’re cordially invited to
roam TravelOregon.com. Why Oregon? Because Orego-
nians are wild, adventurous and inquisitive. Oregon is a place where people often find
themselves roaming endlessly with no other goal than the next great meal, powdery
slope, lighthouse view or salmon run. We encourage you to approach Oregon the way
Oregonians do, with a sense of humor and adventure.
Institutions
ETC- Africa BC Partnership for

Education/ Research Organization


Destination Marketing Organization Sustainable Tourism
Education/ Research Organization
KZN, South Africa
Victoria, Canada
Phone: +27832255960
Email: contactus@etc-africa.com Phone: +1 (250) 686-2452
Web: www.etc-africa.com Email: vsheppard7@shaw.ca
Web: www.cotabc.com/sustainability
Area(s) of Expertise:
Community Development, Destination Area(s) of Expertise:
Management, Ecolodge/Resort Develop- Certification/Accreditation/Standards,
ment, Environmental Impact Assess- Environmental Education, Green Hotels,
ment, Indigenous Communities,Tourism Tourism Planning
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 Education/ Research Organization
Email: s.mar50@yahoo.com
Web: www.kish.ir Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Phone: +1 (480) 481-8164


Vancouver Aquarium Email: egarton@dbg.org
Education/ Research Organization
Web: www.DBG.org
Vancouver, Canada Area(s) of Expertise:
Biodiversity/Ecosystems, Ecology, En-
Phone: +1 (604) 659-3445 vironmental Education, Interpretation/
Email: information@vanaqua.org Guiding, Outdoor Education/Training,
Web: www.vanaqua.org Wildlife Conservation
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National Wildlife Federation Oregon Paleo Lands
Education/ Research Organization & Government Organization

Education/ Research Organization Institute


Education/ Research Organization
Reston, Virginia, United States
Fossil, California, United States
Phone: +1 (800) 822-9919
Web: www.nwf.org Phone: +1 (541) 763-4480
Web: www.paleolands.org

Virign Islands Sustainable Wallowa Mountain Institute


Farm Institute Education/ Research Organization
Education/ Research Organization
Enterprise, Oregon, United States
Frederiksted, Virgin Islands
Phone: +1 (541) 426-8053
Email: troy@wallowaresources.org
Phone: +1 (706) 534-5033
Web: www.wallowaresources.org
Email: Info@visfi.org
Web: www.visfi.org Area(s) of Expertise:
Community Development,Environmental
Education,Interpretation/Guiding,Natural
Resource Management,Outdoor Educa-
tion/Training,Tourism Operation

Nebraska Division of US Forest Service,


Travel & Tourism International Institute of
Government Organization Tropical Forestry
Government Organization
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone: (402) 471-7755
Email: tom.tabor@nebraska.gov
Phone: (787) 766-5335
Web: www.VisitNebraska.gov
Email: jerrybauer1@mac.com
Area(s) of Expertise:
Community Development, Environmental
Economics, Land Use Management, Natu-
ral Resource Management, Public-Private
Partnerships,Tourism Planning
Institutions
Sustainable Comission of Tehran Tourism Guides
Guatemala Exporters Association

Industry Association & Tourism Office


Industry Association
Associations
Industry Association Tehran, Iran

Guatemala, Guatemala Phone: +98(0)21 66932033


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

Botswana Tourism Board District of Clearwater


Tourism Office Tourism Office

Gaborone, Botswana Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada

Phone: 00 (267) 391 3111 Email: admin@districtofclearwater.com


Email: rmalesu@botswanatourism.co.bw Web: www.districtofcolumbia.com
Web: www.botswanatourism.co.bw

Palm Springs Bureau


of Tourism
Tourism Office
Squaxin Island Tribe
Palm Springs, California, United States Tourism Department
Tourism Office
Phone: +1 (760) 778-8418 Shelton, Washington, United States
Email: tourism@palm-springs.org
Web: www.VisitPalmSprings.com Phone: +1 (360) 432-3838
Email: LJohnson@ieinc.org
Web: www.squaxinislandmuseum.org

T he Squaxin Island Tribe resides with-


in the Southern Puget Sound region.
Squaxin Island is uninhabitable by to-
day’s standards but remains pristine
and important to the Squaxin Island
Tribe members. The Department pro-
motes cultural tourism, itineraries with
10-member Tribes.
Areas of Expertise:
Government Relations, Event Planning,
Indigenous Communities & Tourism,
Marketing, Tourism Planning
NGOs
Non-Governmental Organizations

T IES supports NGO members to help strengthen


the voices of non-profit, non-governmental organi-
zations around the world dedicated to conservation,
communities and sustainable travel. We invite you, our
fellow NGO local leader
and global player, to
showcase your commit-
ment to a better world
through TIES global net-
work.
“ You are not here merely to make a
living. You are here in order to enable
the world to live more amply, with great-
er vision, with a finer spirit of hope and
achievement. You are here to enrich the
world, and you impoverish yourself if you
forget the errand.” - Woodrow Wilson

Quick Index
of TIES NGO Members
TIES NGO members are made up of 6
categories and you can find them on the
following pages:

Community Development 48
Conservation 49
Education/ Capacity
Building 50
Policy Guidelines 51
Travel & Tourism 51
Wildlife 53
48
Rural Development Centre (RUDEC)
Community Development

NGO Category: Community Development

Belo-Bamenda, Cameroon

Phone: +23777239994 Email: rudeccig@yahoo.com


Web: www.rudec.org

T he mission of the RUDEC is to promote diverse community ef-


forts focused towards the generation of income, social wellbe-
ing, improved nutritional status, and enhanced livelihood for all. The purpose of the
RUDEC is to create employment opportunities and support small farm and home-based
small businesses using organic farming, thus fighting poverty in rural areas by creating
awareness on the sustainable management of natural resources. The means of fulfilling
the mission and purpose of the RUDEC is to provide training, education, support, and
other learning and health activities that enhance the quality of life of groups and indi-
viduals including children, youth, adults and older adults.
Want to get Involved?
We are currently looking for volunteers in all areas of our work, as well as sponsors
and private donations. We have very limited resources and appreciate any help offered
to expand our budding program.

Planeterra
NGO Category: Community Development

Toronto, Canada

Phone: +1 (416) 260-0999 Email: info@planeterra.org


Web: www.planeterra.org

Areas of Expertise:
Environmental Education,
P laneterra is a non-profit organization dedicated to the
development and support of small communities around
the globe. Formalized in 2003 by G.A.P Adventures, Plan-
Indigenous 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, edu-
cation, employment skills training, cultural heritage preservation and environmental
conservation. Where there is a need, we recognize it, and we act quickly to meet it.

Want to get Involved?


By travelling on one of our Voluntours you have the opportunity to be a part of Plane-
terra community projects while on tour. These visits are a hands-on experience of true
cultural immersion in local communities. In addition, Planeterra helps your donation
dollar go farther and reach the people you want to help with double the impact!
NGOs
Basecamp Foundation PLAN4theLAND Society
NGO Category: Community Development NGO Category: Conservation

Nairobi, Kenya Tehran, Iran

Conservation
Phone: +254 20 38 77 490 Phone: 0098-21-22838389
Email: info@basecampfoundation.org Email: info@plan4land.org
Web: www.basecampexplorer.com Web: www.plan4land.org
Area(s) of Expertise:
Tourism

Naucrates Trees For Life


NGO Category: Conservation NGO Category: Conservation

Cori (LT), Italy Forres, United Kingdom

Phone: +393334306643 Phone: 0845045803505


Email: info@naucrates.org Email: trees@findhorn.org
Web: www.naucrates.org Web: www.treesforlife.org.uk
Area(s) of Expertise: Area(s) of Expertise:
Environmental Education, Forestry, Biodiversity, Ecology, Forestry, Land
Natural Resource Management, Outdoor Use, Parks, Wildlife Conservation
Education/Training,Wildlife Conservation Ways to Get Involved:
Trees for Life runs over 50 Conservation
Work Weeks a year and hosts volunteers
from all over the world.

Angel Conservation Norman Bird Sanctuary


NGO Category: Conservation NGO Category: Conservation

Brooklyn, New York, United States Middletown, Rhode Island, United States

Phone: +1 (212) 656-1240 Phone: +1 (401) 846-2577


Email: info@angelconservation.org Email: info@normanbirdsanctuary.org
Web: www.angelconservation.org Web: www.normanbirdsanctuary.org
Area(s) of Expertise: Area(s) of Expertise:
Environmental Impact Assessment, In- Ecosystems, Environmental Education
digenous Communities,Natural Resource Guiding, Natural Resource Management,
Management, Wildlife Conservation Wildlife Conservation
50
Pacific Whale Foundation Sancturary Friends Foundi-
NGO Category: Conservation tion of the Florida Keys
Conservation & Education/ Capacity Building

Wailuku, Hawaii, United States NGO Catergory: Conservation

Phone: +1 (800) 942-5311 Key West, Florida, United States


Email: info@pacificwhale.org
Web: www.pacificwhale.org Phone: +1 (847) 612-4712
Email: rusellpeggy@msn.com
Web: www.sanctuaryfriends.org
Area(s) of Expertise:
Biodiversity, Ecology, Environmental Area(s) of Expertise:
Education,Wildlife Conservation Ecology, Environmental Education

Santa Catalina Island Tirimbina Rainforest Center


Conservancy NGO Category: Conservation
NGO Category: Conservation
Avalon, California, United States Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Phone: +1 (310) 510-2595 x 104 Phone: +1 (414) 272-2702


Email: shansen@catalinaconservancy.org Email: tirimbina@tirimbina.org
Web: www.catalinaconservancy.org Web: www.tirimbina.org

Area(s) of Expertise: Area(s) of Expertise:


Biodiversity, Environmental Education Biodiversity, Environmental Education,
Wildlife Conservation
Ways to Get Involved:
Our Volunteer Program matches inter-
ested individuals and small groups with
projects related to the conservation of
Santa Catalina Island.

Ecotourism Training Center MP Ecotourism


NGO Category: Education/ Capacity NGO Category: Education/Capacity
Building Building
Amphur Takuapa, Thailand Bhopal, India

Phone: (667) 648-6258 Phone: 91-755-2768798


Email: reid@etcth.org Email: mpecotourism@sancharnet.in
Web: www.etcth.org Web: www.mpecotourism.org
Area(s) of Expertise: Area(s) of Expertise:
Ecology, Environmental Education, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental
Conservation. Certification, Natural Education
Disaster Reconstruction
NGOs
Leader for the World, Inc. Recursos de Santa Fe
NGO Category: Education/ Capacity NGO Category: Education/Capacity

Policy Guidelines & Travel and Tourism


Building Building
Sante Fe, New Mexico, United States
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone: (505) 982-9301
Phone: (304) 766-3003 Email: bradbury@recursos.org
Email: mlriveragrajales@gmail.com Web: recursos.org

Kamchatka Ecotourism The Society for Ethical


Society Ecotourism in Southwest
NGO Category: Policy & Guidelines Florida
NGO Category: Policy & Guidelines
Yelizovo Kamchatka, Russian Federation Fort Myers, Florida, United States

Phone: +7 (914)7818308 Phone: +1 (239) 432-2163


Email: kamchatkaecotourism@yandex.ru Email: kisedajb@leegov.com
Web: www.kamchatkatourism.com Web: www.seeswfla.org

Area(s) of Expertise: Area(s) of Expertise:


Policy & Guidelines, Environmental Accreditation/Standards, Environmental
Education, Tourism Planning, Wildlife Impact Assessment, Tourism Planning
Conservation, Community Development Ways to Get Involved:
View our membership, certification pro-
gram,& events schedule on our web site

Routes to Learning Canada Peace and Slow Project


NGO Category: Travel & Tourism NGO Category: Travel & Tourism

Kingston, Canada Tomigusuku, Japan

Phone: +1 (613) 530-2222 Email: info@peaceslow.org


Email: information@routestolearning.ca Web: www.peaceslow.org
Web: www.routestolearning.ca
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Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset
NGO Category: Travel & Tourism
Zurich, Switzerland
Travel and Tourism

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


Web: www.ultramongolia.org

Areas of Expertise:
Destination Management,
M ongolia Sunrise to Sunset aims to preserve Hovsgol
National Park by promoting it as an eco- tourism des-
tination to an environmentally aware and culturally open
Parks & Protected Areas
public and also by sponsoring various protection and clean-
up efforts in the park. We aim to do so by providing an in-
ternational standard ultramarathon race. It is a race set in a unique national park with
rare flora and fauna in one of the most beautiful natural environments of the world.
The park has two small Mongolian towns as well as scores of local nomadic groups and
families, and therefore any conservation efforts must go hand in hand with these local
users of the park.
Want to get Involved?
You can participate in the race! By joining our main event “Mongolia Sunrise to
Sunset” you can see what we are doing and what we are trying to protect. At the
same time you can also meet with all the organizers and local people.

Dolphins Pacific, Inc.


NGO Category: Travel & Tourism

Koror, Palau

Phone: (680) 488-5381


Email: aliibelau@gmail.com
Web: www.dolphinspacific.com
Area(s) of Expertise:
Environmental Education

Rainforest Alliance
NGO Category: Travel & Tourism

New York, New York, United States

Phone: +1 (212) 677-1900


Email: sustainabletourism@ra.org
Web: www.rainforest-alliance.org
NGOs
Sustainable Travel International

Travel and Tourism & Wildlife


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

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


Web: www.sustainabletravel.com

Areas of Expertise:
Business Development,
S ustainable Travel International (STI) is a global leader
in sustainable tourism development. The 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization’ s mission is to promote sustain-
Certification Standards, able development and responsible travel by providing
Green Hotels programs that enable consumers, businesses and travel-
related organizations to contribute to the environmental,
socio-cultural and economic values of the places they visit, and the planet at large.
STI is dedicated to providing education and outreach services that will lessen the toll
that travel and tourism takes on the environment and local cultures.

Want to get Involved?


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

SEE Turtles
NGO Category: Wildlife

Beaverton, Oregon, United States


Responsible #
Travel Myth
3
Phone: +1 (503) 608-9679
Email: info@seeturtles.org Myth: It’s too difficult to be
Web: www.seeturtles.org
a responsible traveler!
Area(s) of Expertise:
Biodiversity/Ecosystems,Wildlife Reality: The internet
Conservation makes it easy to plan and
Ways to Get Involved: book responsible travel.
Travelers can join our unique trips to
community- based turtle conservation
When you arrive at your des-
projects in Costa Rica, Baja Mexico, and tination, there are simple
Trinidad & Tobago. steps you can take to make
your trip environmentally and
socially responsible.
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 What makes a


nature accom-
Lodging Facility Members modation facil-
TIES Lodging Facility members are listed alphabetically
ity an ecolodge?
by their countries of operations: An ecolodge embod-
ies the main princi-
Australia 55 ples of ecotourism:
conserving nature,
Belize 55, 58 benefiting local peo-
Brazil 58 ple, and offering ed-
Ecuador 57, 62 ucational activities.
Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia 57 In addition, ecolodge
Canada, China 60 operations should
Costa Rica 60-63 take into account
the following: sus-
Fiji, France, Greece, Guatemala 64 tainable water use,
India 65 waste reduction, use
Jamaica 65, 66 of renewable energy
sources, environmen-
Malaysia 66 tally friendly sewage
Mexico 66, 67 treatment, atten-
Micronesia, Nepal 67 tion to local context,
Peru, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania 68 sustainable building
materials, use of tra-
Thailand, Turkey 69 ditional building tech-
United States 69-74 niques, and local com-
munity involvement.
Lodging Facilities
Avalon Coastal Retreat Ecolodges Indonesia via
Accomodation Type: Beach Resort Break of Day Investments
11922 Tasman Hwy,Rocky Hills Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort

Australia & Belize


Swansea, Tasmania, Australia PO Box 330
Bangalow, Australia
Phone: (130) 036-1136
Email: stay@avaloncoastalretreat.com.au Phone: 61 2 6687 1996
Web: www.avaloncoastalretreat.com.au Email: sunrise@breakofday.com.au

Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:


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

Glasshouse Mountains Belize Green Investments


Ecolodge Corp
Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort
198 Barrs Road 4521 Surf Street
Glasshouse Mountains, Australia N Myrtle Beach, United States

Phone: 61-7 54930008 Phone: 18775195961


Email: info@glasshouseecolodge.com Email: mariasmith@belizegreen.com
Web: www.glasshouseecolodge.com Web: www.belizegreen.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Mountain Climbing, Bird Watching, Canopy/Zip Line Tours,
Hiking, Volunteer Activities,Whale Horseback Riding, Rafting, Scuba
Watching,Yoga/Wellness Retreats Diving/Snorkeling, Sightseeing

Hamanasi Adventure & Kanantik Reef &


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

Phone: (501) 570-7073 Phone: 011-501- 520-8048


Email: reservations@hamanasi.com Email: kanantik@kanantik.com
Web: www.hamanasi.com Web: www.kanantik.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Biking,Bird Watching,Canopy/Zip Line Bird Watching,Cultural Tours,Kayaking/
Tours, Educational Tours, Horseback Canoeing,Scuba Diving/Snorkeling,
Riding, Kayaking, Scuba Diving Trekking/Hiking,Wildlife Tours
THE PHILOPSOPHY OF ECOLODGES
by Hitesh Mehta

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

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

Local distinctiveness to the physical environment is important. All natural or human-


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

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

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

Financial sustainability is crucial as one cannot conserve nature or help local communi-
ties if there are no profits made by the lodge. The ecolodge must be run as a business
for it to be successful.
Lodging Facilities
Black Sheep Inn Ecolodge Opuntia Lodges
Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Accomodation Type: Hotel

Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia


PO Box 05-01-240, Chugchilan Sigchos Playa de Oro
Road San Cristobal, Ecuador
Chugchilan, Cotopaxi, Ecuador
Phone: (593) 222-3720
Phone: 593-3-281-4587 Email: sales@casaopuntiagalapagos.com
Email: info@blacksheepinn.com Web: www.casaopuntiagalapagos.com
Web: www.blacksheepinn.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Biking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Bird Watching,Kayaking/
Climbing,Trekking/Hiking, Canoeing,Scuba Diving/Snorkeling,
Yoga/Wellness Retreats Trekking/Hiking,Wildlife Tours

Yachana Lodge Harby’s Place


Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort
Málaga N24-739 y Valladolid Wadi Mahash
Quito, Ecuador Nuweiba, Egypt

Phone: +593 2 223 7133 Email: harby@harbysplace.com


Email: hugh.yarbrough@yachana.com
Web: http://yachana.com Web: www.harbysplace.com

Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:


Agricultural Tours,Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours,Safari,Scuba
Culinary Tours, Trekking/Hiking, Diving/Snorkeling,Sightseeing,Trekking/
Volunteer Activities,Wildlife Tours Hiking,Yoga/Wellness Retreats

La Cocotera Resort & Strawberry Fields EcoLodge


Ecolodge Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort
Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort PO Box 14
Konso, Ethiopia
La Barra de Santiago, El Salvador
Phone: 00251118101149
Phone: +503 2245-3691 Email: info@permalodge.org
Email: joe@astepahead.com Web: www.permalodge.org
Web: www.lacocoteraresort.com

Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:


Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Camping,Cultural/Heritage
Kayaking/Canoeing, Surfing, Trekking/ Tours,Trekking/Hiking,
Hiking, Wildlife Tours Wildlife Tours
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The Lodge at Chaa Creek Amazon Ecopark Jungle
Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Lodge
P.O. Box 53, 77 Burns Avenue Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort
San Ignacio, Belize
Praça. Auxiliadora,04,Centro
Belize & Brazil

Manasus, Brazil
Phone: (501) 824-2037
Email: naturalhistory@chaacreek.com Email: info@amazonecopark.com.br
Web: www.chaacreek.com Web: www.amazonecopark.com.br
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching,Cultural/Heritage Bird Watching,Camping,Sightseeing,
Tours,Health Tours/Spa,Horseback Wildlife Tours
Riding,Kayaking/Canoeing,Wildlife Tours

Araras Pantanal Ecolodge


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

Phone: +55 65 3682-2800


Email: contact@araraslodge.com.br
Web: www.araraslodge.com.br
Tourist Activities: Juma Lodge
Bird Watching,Cultural/Heritage Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort
Tours,Educational Tours Juma Lake, Manaus, Brazil

Phone: +55 92 32322707


Email: reservas@jumalodge.com.br
Cristalino Jungle Lodge Web: www.jumalodge.com
Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort
Av. Perimetral Oeste, 2001
Alta Floresta/MT, Brazil J uma region is remote and relatively
untouched. It is located 100 km (62
miles) southeast of Manaus and can be
Phone: +55-66-35211396 reached in approximately three hours by
Email: vitoria@cristalinolodge.com.br boat, van and boat again. The trip can
Web: www.cristalinolodge.com.br also be made by seaplane (25 minutes)
upon request.

Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:


Bird Watching,Camping,Kayaking/ Bird Watching,Canopy/Zip Line
Canoeing,Sailing/Cruising,Trekking/ Tours,Educational Tours,Kayaking/ Ca-
Hiking,Wildlife Tours noeing, Safari,Sightseeing,Wildlife Tours
Lodging Facilities
Etnia Pousada & Boutique
Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort
Rua Principal 25, Bahia
Trancoso, Brazil

Brazil & Canada


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

Tourist Activities:
Biking,Horseback Riding,
Sailing/Cruising

Chippewas of Nawash
Unceded First Nation
Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort
33 Maadookii Rd., R R # 5
Wiarton, Canada

Phone: +1 (519) 534-1077


Email: propmgr@nawashfn.ca
Web: www.nawash.ca

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

Phone: +1 888 333-5405


Email: info@wildretreat.com
Web: www.wildretreat.com
Tourist Activities:
Biking, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours,
Horseback Riding,Kayaking, Rock Climb-
ing, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Trekking
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Great Bear Nature Tours Island Lake Lodge
Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort
Canada, China, Costa Rica

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort


PO Box 1168 602 a 2nd Ave, Box 1229
Port Hardy, Canada Fernie, Canada

Phone: +1 (250) 949-9496 Phone: +1 (250) 423-3700


Email: info@greatbeartours.com Email: christa@islandlakeresorts.com
Web: www.greatbeartours.com Web: www.islandlakeresorts.com
Tourist Activities:
Wildlife Tours

Wickaninnish Inn
Accomodation Type: Beach Resort
Box 250, 500 Osprey Lane
Tofino, Canada
Village China Phone: +1 (250) 725-3100
Accomodation Type: Bed and Breakfast Email: info@wickinn.com
Winterless Center 6th Fl., No. 1 West Web: www.wickinn.com
Dawang Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China

Phone: 861086025009
Email: info@villagechina.org Aventuras Naturales -
Web: www.villagechina.org
Pacuare Lodge
Tourist Activities: Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort
Agricultural Tours,Biking,Cultural/ Avenida 5, calles 33 y 35
Heritage Tours,Surfing,Trekking/ San Jose, Costa Rica
Hiking,Volunteer Activities
Phone: (506) 225-3939
Email: luz@crna.co.cr
Web: www.junglelodgecostarica.com

Arenas Del Mar Beach &


T he Pacuare Lodge was built with a
minimum impact on the river and
rainforest site where it is located. Lan-
Nature Resort terns and candles provide light, as there
is no electricity at the lodge. No trees
Accomodation Type: Beach Resort
were cut to build the bungalows and
Manuel Antonio
main lodge.
Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Phone: (506) 2777-2777 Tourist Activities:


Email: info@arenasdelmar.com Bird Watching,Educational
Web: www.arenasdelmar.com Tours,Trekking/Hiking,Wildlife Tours
Lodging Facilities
Finca Rosa Blanca Golfo Dulce Lodge
Coffee Plantation & Inn Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort
Accomodation Type: Guest House/ Inn Playa San Josecito
Apdo Postal 41-3009 Golfito, Costa Rica
Sta Barbara de Heredia, Costa Rica
Phone: 0050688215398

Costa Rica
Phone: +506 2269-3333 Email: info@golfodulcelodge.com
Email: elgrandote@hotmail.com Web: www.golfodulcelodge.com
Web: www.fincarosablanca.com
Tourist Activities:
Biking, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours,
Horseback Riding,Kayaking, Rock Climb- Hotel Villa Roca
ing, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Trekking 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

Tourist Activities:
Agricultural Tours, Bird
L a Cusinga Lodge is a coastal rainforest eco lodge
dedicated to marine and terrestrial conservation and
environmental education. Its location on the southern
Watching, Culinary Tours,
Pacific coast provides guests with sweeping ocean views
Cultural/Heritage Tours,
Horseback Riding, and a relaxing beach vacation. In addition La Cusinga is
Kayaking/Canoeing part of a private nature reserve that supplies the visi-
tor with an unparalleled look at Costa Rican wildlife and
rainforest. The reserve consists primarily of 250 hect-
ares of virgin rainforest that borders thousands of more acres of privately protected
forest. On Costa Ricas still wild south-western Pacific coast, La Cusinga Lodge borders
Ballena Marine National Park which was developed to protect the humpback whales
that frequent the coast. La Cusinga Lodge was established in order to share the unique
site with Costa Ricans as well as international visitors. Besides getting exposure to ru-
ral Costa Rican culture and beautiful vistas, visitors have access to highly prolific areas
of primary tropical rainforest and unspoiled coast, all conveniently accessible.
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Lapa Rios Ecolodge
Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort

Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Phone: 011-506-2735-5130
Costa Rica

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

Tourist Activities:
Agricultural Tours, Bird S et in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000
acres of Central America’s last remaining lowland
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 desti-
Tours nation for travelers from around the world. All guided
tours in the Lapa Rios Reserve help support the ongoing
maintenance and land preservation of the rich Osa Peninsula biodiversity. Choosing to
hike and learn about the rain forest interconnectedness with our several trained, ex-
perienced local guides provides both you an authentic local interpretation and also the
community employees continued economic support.

La Laguna del Lagarto Playa Nicuesa


Lodge Rainforest Lodge
Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort
PO Box 995, 1007 Centro Colon PO Box 56
San Jose, Costa Rica Golfito, Costa Rica

Phone: (506) 289-8163 Phone: +506 2258 8250


Email: lagarto@racsa.co.cr Email: info@nicuesalode.com
Web: www.lagarto-lodge-costa-rica.com Web: www.nicuesalodge.com

P
Tourist Activities: laya Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is an en-
Agricultural Tours vironmentally sensitive lodge set on
a 165-acre private preserve in the unde-
veloped Pacific Coast Osa Peninsula/Golfo
Dulce region of Southern Costa Rica. The
lodge embraces conservation and harmony
with the natural environment and caters to
travelers interested in ecotourism, nature,
adventure...

Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Canopy / Zip Line Tours,
Horseback Riding, Kayaking/Canoeing,
Trekking
Lodging Facilities
Pacuare Lodge Samasati Nature Retreat
Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort
PO Box 11071-1000 PO Box 203-2070

Costa Rica, Ecuador


San Jose, Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica

Phone: (506) 225-3939 Phone: (800) 563-9643


Email: luz@crna.co.cr Email: samasati@samasati.com
Web: www.pacuarelodge.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
W e are convinced that the encounter we offer at our
Ecotourism Lodge, La Selva, is unique in the entire
world. We have been refining our skills toward providing
Tours/Spa, Trekking/ this ultimate experience, deep in the Amazon rainforest,
Hiking, Wildlife Tours in its friendly Amazon Jungle, since 1986, even before
the dawn of ecotourism.

Our friendly native staff will become like your own family
in no time and join in your festival of marvel and wonder. Our motto says it all: “…in
the jungle anything is possible…” A real adventure travel event, ecotourism at its fin-
est: living and walking in the Amazon jungle lodge with the best naturalists and native
trackers. La Selva is the friendliest Amazon Jungle Lodge, a boutique, dedicated to
fulfilling even the childhood fantasies of our far-flung guests.
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Matava - Fiji’s Premier Nakia Resort & Dive, Fiji
Eco Adventure Resort Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort
Fiji, France, Greece, Guatemala

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort PO Box 204


PO Box 63, Vunisea Waiyevo, Taveuni, Fiji
Kadavu, Fiji
Phone: (679) 888-1111
Phone: (679) 333-6222 Email: info@nakiafiji.com
Email: info@Matava.com Web: www.nakiafiji.com
Web: www.matava.com
Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Kayak-
T ropical rainforests with rare native
birds and spectacular waterfalls, pris-
tine beaches and world-class coral reefs
ing/Canoeing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, await you at Nakia Resort & Dive, Fiji.
Surfing, Yoga/Wellness Retreats Intimate and family-owned, Nakia is the
only eco resort on Taveuni Island; Trip
Advisor’s top-rated resort in Fiji; and
l’Orri de Planès - consistently rated in Trip Advisor’s top
five in the entire South Pacific.
Trailside Eco-lodge
Accomodation Type: Guest House/ Inn Tourist Activities:
l’Orri de Planès, le Village Bird Watching, Horseback Riding, Sail-
Planès, France ing/Cruising, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling,
Surfing
Phone: +33 (0)468042947
Email: contact@orrideplanes.com
Web: www.orrideplanes.com
Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort
Tourist Activities: & Adventure Spa
Biking, Bird Watching, Horseback Rid- Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort
ing, Rock Climbing, Sightseeing, Trek- No1 Tzantizotz
king/Hiking Santa Cruz, Guatemala

Phone: 502-57626753
P.A.P Corp S.A Email: lagunalodge@gmail.com
Accomodation Type: Beach Resort Web: www.lagunalodgeatitlan.com
Tsimiski & Salaminos 9 Tourist Activities:
Thessaloniki, Greece Culinary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours,
Educational Tours, Rock Climbing, Wild-
Phone: 00302310505500 life Tours
Email: paphotels@papcorp.gr
Web: www.papcorp.com

Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours,
Health Tours/Spa, Sailing/Cruising, Scu-
ba Diving/Snorkeling, Wellness Retreats
Lodging Facilities
Hiliya Resort Wayanad Sinclairs Hotels Ltd
Accomodation Type: Farm Stay Accomodation Type: Hotel
Wayanad Pressman House, 10A Lee Road
Kerala, India Kolkata, India

India, Jamaica
Phone: +914936211575 Phone: +91 33 2280 1317
Email: hiliyaresort@yahoo.com Email: sinclairs@vsnl.com
Web: www.hiliyaresort.com Web: www.sinclairshotels.com

Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:


Agricultural Tours,Bird Watching, Cul- Bird Watching, Events/Festivals, Rafting,
tural/Heritage Tours, Mountain Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Sightseeing,
Climbing, Sightseeing,Trekking/Hiking Yoga/Wellness Retreats

The Ranthambhore Bagh Tropical ForRest


Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Accomodation Type: Home-Stay
Ranthambhore Road Lakkidi, Opp Oriental School of Hotel
Sawai Madhopur, India Management, Vythiri
Wayanad, India
Phone: 91 7462 221728
Email: tiger@ranthambhore.com Email: hello@tropicalforrest.in
Web: www.ranthambhore.com Web: www.tropicalforrest.in

Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:


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

Waxpol Hotels & Hotel Mocking Bird Hill


Resorts Ltd. Accomodation Type: Hotel
Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort PO Box 254
City Office: 9 Mitter House, 2nd Floor, 71 Port Antonio, Jamaica
Ganesh, Chandra Avenue
Kolkata, India Phone: (876) 993-7267
Phone: 033-22375012/13 Email: info@hotelmockingbirdhill.com
Email: info@sunderbantigercamp.com Web: www.hotelmockingbirdhill.com
Web: www.riverwoodretreat.com Tourist Activities:
Tourist Activities: Agricultural Tours, Bird Watching, Cu-
Bird Watching, Camping, Safari, linary Tours, Cultural Tours, Rafting,
Sailing/Cruising, Volunteer Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Sightseeing,
Activities, Wildlife Tours Hiking
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Strawberry Fields Together
Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico

Accomodation Type: Beach Resort

Robins Bay, St. Mary, Jamaica

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

Tourist Activities:
Camping,Cultural/ Heritage N estled on a stunning 18 acres with 2 private beach
coves on the north coast of Jamaica is our little
piece of Paradise called “Strawberry Fields Together!”.
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! Situ-
ated at the end of a road that turns into miles of coastal trails, empty beaches, hidden
waterfalls, and old Colonial Ruins, we offer adventure tours with your choice of ATV’s,
horseback riding, hiking, snorkeling, fishing, or boat excursions to these spectacular
spots.

Hotel Mingood Balamku Inn on the Beach


Accomodation Type: Hotel Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort
164 Argyll Road 5.7 kms south beach road
George Town, Malaysia Mahahual, Mexico

Phone: (604) 229-9922 Phone: 011 521 9838395332


Email: sales@hotelmingood.com Email: information@balamku.com
Web: www.hotelmingood.com Web: www.balamku.com

Tourist Activities:
Sepang Goldcoast Sdn Bhd Cultural/Heritage Tours, Kayaking/
Accomodation Type: Property Canoeing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
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
Lodging Facilities
El Retono Eco Lodge Hotel Eco Paraiso

Mexico, Micronesia, Nepal


Accomodation Type: Bed and Breakfast Accomodation Type: Beach Resort
5 de mayo #7, Centro Km 10 del viejo camino a Sisal
Coatepec, Mexico Municipio de Celestun
Celestun, Mexico
Phone: 011 52 228 816 1428
Email: info@elretonoecolodge.com Phone: 011 52 988 916 2100
Web: www.elretonoecolodge.com Email: info@ecoparaiso.com
Web: www.ecoparaiso.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Biking, Bird Watching, Health Tours/
Educational Tours, Health Spa, Kayaking/Canoeing, Sightseeing,
Tours/Spa, Rafting, Sightseeing Wildlife Tours

Kosrae Village Ecolodge


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

Phone: (691) 370-3483


Email: info@kosraevillage.com
Web: www.kosraevillage.com
Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours,
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Surfing, Hik-
ing, Volunteer Activities

The Pathways Hotel Tiger Mountain (Pvt) Ltd.


Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort
718 Pathways Blvd., Box 718 GPO Box 242, Dhapasi
Colonia Yap, Federated States of Kathmandu, Nepal
Micronesia
Phone: +977 61 691887
Phone: 691-350-3310/3309 Email: tmpkr@tigermountain.cm
Email: waayan@gmail.com Web: www.tigermountain.com/pokhara
Web: www.pathwayshotel.com
Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours,
Sightseeing, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife
Tours, Yoga/Wellness Retreats
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Amazon Expeditions | The Condor Lodge
Palo Verde Lodge Conservatory
Peru, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Thanzania

Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort


Iquitos, Peru A-7 Urubambilla, Urb.
Cusco, Peru
Phone: 1-(866)-439-7933
Email: mike@amazonexpeditions.com Phone: (518) 424-4714
Web: www.amazonexpeditions.com Email: info@thecondorlodge.com
Web: www.thecondorlodge.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Agricultural Tours, Bird Watching, Bird Watching, Horseback Riding, Sight-
Camping, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Kaya- seeing, Trekking/Hiking, Volunteer Ac-
king, Sightseeing, Hiking, Wildlife Tours tivities, Wildlife Tours

Hotel Vila Park Ranweli Holiday Village Ltd.


Accomodation Type: Hotel Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort
Av. de Sines No. 50, Hyde Park Corner
Vila Nova de Santo Andre, Portugal Colombo 2, Sri Lanka

Phone: +351269750100 Phone: (94) 31 2277359


Email: info@vilapark.com Email: ranwelihol@sltnet.lk
Web: www.vilapark.com Web: www.ranweli.com

Tourist Activities:
Biking,Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage
Tours, Wildlife Tours

Chumbe Island Coral Park Koh Ra Ecolodge


Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort
PO Box 3203 PO Box #10
Zanzibar, Tanzania Thailand

Phone: 255-24-2231040 Phone: +66 (0) 89-867-5288


Email: chumbe@zitec.org Email: kobermeyer@gmail.com
Web: www.chumbeisland.com Web: www.thaiecolodge.com

Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:


Bird Watching, Culinary Tours, Educa- Kayaking/Canoeing, Scuba Diving/Snor-
tional Tours, Sailing/Cruising, Scuba keling, Trekking/Hiking
Diving/Snorkeling, Whale Watching
Lodging Facilities
Lost Horizon Resort Co. Ltd. Indigo Group of Companies

Thailand, Turkey, United States


Accomodation Type: Beach Resort Accomodation Type: Hotel
PO Box 5 Orta mah. Uzundere sok., Goreme
Kuraburi, Thailand Nevsehir, Turkey

Phone: +66818922208 Phone: +903842712351


Email: info@goldenbuddharesort.com Email: info@indigo.com.tr
Web: www.goldenbuddharesort.com Web: www.indigo.com.tr

Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:


Bird Watching, Culinary Tours, Kayak- Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational
ing/Canoeing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Tours, Events/Festivals, Horseback Rid-
Yoga/Wellness Retreats ing, 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

Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Kayaking/
B uilt entirely from locally collected driftwood, Sadie
Cove Wilderness Lodge stands as a testament to
what one man can do with a little imagination and a lot
Canoeing, Sailing/Cruis- of determination. Using only hand tools, Sadie Cove has
ing, Trekking/Hiking, Whale been a labor of love for owner/operator Keith Iverson
Watching, Wildlife Tours since the early 1970’s. Today the lodge offers 5 private
cabins, free use of lodge kayaks and fishing gear, won-
derful meals, and more - all included. Whale watching,
bear viewing, wildlife photography, bald eagles, seals, sea otters and their pups, sea
ducks, moose, and mountain goats are some of the wildlife that can be seen from the
lodge decks. A tree is planted for every guest of the lodge.
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Armadillo Acres Bear’s Den Cottages, LLC
Accomodation Type: Camping Site Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort
1714 Timbers Dr. 8640 Bear Run Road
Irving, Texas, United States Logan, Ohio, United States
United States

Phone: (972) 253-7766 Phone: (614) 505-6437


Email: katie@armadillo-acres.com Email: bearsdencottages@columbus.
Web: www.armadillo-acres.com rr.com
Web: www.bearsdencottages.com
Tourist Activities:
Agricultural Tours, Bird Watching, Can-
opy/Zip Line Tours, Spa, Rock Climbing,
Hiking, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

Bentwood Inn Blair Hill Inn at


Accomodation Type: Bed and Breakfast Moosehead Lake
PO Box 561, 4250 Raven Haven Road Accomodation Type: Guest House/ Inn
Jackson, Wyoming, United States 351 Lily Bay Road
Greenville, Maine, United States
Phone: (307) 739-1411
Email: info@bentwoodinn.com Phone: (207) 695-0224
Web: www.bentwoodinn.com Email: info@blairhill.com
Web: www.blairhill.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Biking, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Horse- Health Tours/Spa, Kayaking/Canoeing,
back Riding, Rafting, Trekking/Hiking, Rafting, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours
Wildlife Tours

Bunk House at Zion Casa Grande Mountain


Bed & Breakfast Retreat
Accomodation Type: Bed and Breakfast Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort
149 E. Main St, P.O. Box 630146 Road 612, Int. 140, bo. caonillas
Rockville, Utah, United States Utuado, Puerto Rico, United States

Phone: (435) 772-3393 Phone: (787) 894-3939


Email: reducereuserecycle@BunkHouse- Email: tarzan@coqui.net
atZION.com Web: www.hotelcasagrande.com
Web: www.BunkHouseatZION.oom
Tourist Activities:
Culinary Tours, Educational Tours,
Yoga/Wellness Retreats
Lodging Facilities
Cat’s Cradle Copperbank Inn
Accomodation Type: Bed and Breakfast Accomodation Type: Guest House/ Inn
1181 NW 51 St, Apt 343 660 Alabama Street
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States Imperial Beach, Alabama, United States

United States
Phone: 305 5039033 Phone: (619) 423-1453
Email: info@copperbankinn.com
Email: Conrayrolle@gmail.com Web: www.copperbankinn.com

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

Creekwalk Inn and Cabins Dragon’s Village


at Whisperwood Farm Accomodation Type: Bed and Breakfast
Accomodation Type: Farm Stay 779 Madrona Walk Apt F
166 Middle Creek Road Goleta, California, United States
Cosby, Tenneessee, United States
Phone: (661) 599-2103
Phone: (423) 487-4000
Email: janice@creekwalkinn.com Email: natesiemens@gmail.com
Web: www.creekwalkinn.com

Golden Arrow Inn Serendipity Bed &


Lakeside Resort Breakfast
Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Accomodation Type: Bed and Breakfast
2559 Main Street W7843 County P
Lake Placid, New York, United States Browntown, Wisconsin, United States

Phone: (518) 523-3353 Phone: (608) 329-7056


Email: jennifer@golden-arrow.com Email: john@innserendipity.com
Web: www.golden-arrow.com Web: www.innserendipity.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Biking, Horseback Riding, Agricultural Tours, Biking, Culinary
Kayaking/Canoeing, Rafting, Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours,
Rock Climbing,Sightseeing Educational Tours,Sightseeing
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Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls La Finca Caribe
Accomodation Type: Guest House/ Inn Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort
21190 State Route 374 PO Box 1332, Bo Pilon Carr 995 KM 2.2
Logan, Ohio, United States Vieques, Puerto Rico, United States
United States

Phone: (800) 653-2557 Phone: (787) 741-0495


Email: info@innatcedarfalls.com Email: manager@lafinca.com
Web: www.innatcedarfalls.com Web: www.lafinca.com

Tourist Activities:
Biking, Bird Watching, Educational
Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Scuba Div-
Little St. Simons Island ing/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 Montfair Resort Farm
Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort
Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours 2500 Bezaleel Drive
Crozet, Virginia, United States

Phone: (434) 823-5202


Email: montfair@ntelos.net
Web: www.montfairresortfarm.com

E co- friendly vacation cottages and coun-


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

Tourist Activities:
Biking, Bird watching, Camping, Yoga/
Wellness Retreats, Canoeing, Surfing,
Hiking
Lodging Facilities
Northside Valley The Allison Inn & Spa
Accomodation Type: Villa Accomodation Type: Hotel
2 Estate Northside, P.O. Box 281 3113 Crestview Drive, P.O. Box 1060
Frederiksted, St. Croix, United States Newberg, Oregon, United States

United States
Phone: (708) 848-6148 Phone: (503) 476-0600
Email: gingervbown@yahoo.com Email: pierre@theallison.com
Web: www.northsidevalley.com Web: www.theallison.com

Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:


Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Kayak- Agricultural Tours, Biking, Culinary
ing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Trekking/ Tours, Health Tours/Spa, Horseback Rid-
Hiking,Yoga/Wellness Retreats ing, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

The Alpine House Inn The Cottages at Spring


and Cottages House Farm
Accomodation Type: Guest House/ Inn Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort
PO Box 1126, 285 North Glenwood 219 Haynes Road
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States Marion, North Carolina, United States
Phone: (828) 738-9798
Phone: (307) 739-1570 Email: thecottages@springhousefarm.
Email: info@alpinehouse.com com
Web: www.alpinehouse.com Web: www.springhousefarm.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Edu- Agricultural Tours, Biking, Bird Watch-
cational Tours, Spa, Horseback Riding, ing, Cultural/Heritage Tours,Horseback
Kayaking, Hiking, Wildlife Tours Riding, Sightseeing

TL Reserve Development Vagabond Ranch


Company, Inc. Accomodation Type: Guest House/ Inn
Accomodation Type: Home-Stay 2815 7th St.
3131 E. Camelback Road, Suite 211 Boulder, Colorado, United States
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Phone: (303) 641-2194
Phone: (602) 489-5087 Email: joshhw@mac.com
Email: taber@taberanderson.com Web: www.vagabondranch.org
Web: www.thereservegcs.com
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Virgin Islands Campground
Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/Resort

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

Phone: (340) 776-5488


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

Tourist Activities:
Biking, Bird watching,
Camping, Yoga/Wellness
A n Eco Sensitive Resort introducing the concept of
“Upscale Camping”! The cottages at Virgin Island
campground reinvent the idea of a Caribbean vacation.
Retreats, Canoeing, Our wood-frame and canvas cabins provide the perfect
Surfing, Hiking combination of closeness to nature and the comforts
of home. Each Cottage is fully appointed with electrical
outlets, comfortable beds and linens and your private
ocean-view terrace. We’ve got a great selection of snor-
kel gear ready to use at very reasonable rates. Take them down to Honeymoon Beach
and explore the local sea life - maybe spot a lobster in the rocks! We’ve also got Can-
nondale bikes that you can rent for the day, or for the entire length of your stay. Bik-
ing is a great way to explore Water Island!

Waianuhea WildSpring Guest Habitat


Accomodation Type: Bed and Breakfast Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort
PO BOX 185 92978 Cemetery Loop, Box R
Honokaa, Hawaii, United States Port Orford, Oregon, United States

Phone: (808) 775-1118 Phone: 541-332-0977


Email: info@waianuhea.com Email: michelle@wildspring.com
Web: www.waianuhea.com Web: www.wildspring.com

Tourist Activities:
Biking, Bird Watching, Sightseeing,
Wilderness Gate Trekking/Hiking, Whale Watching,
Accomodation Type: Ecolodge/ Resort Wildlife Tours
200 East Randolph Street, Suite 2100
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Phone: (312) 345-3257


Email: dmkagan@hotmail.com
Web: www.northsidevalley.com
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 fol-
Authentic experiences...
lowing pages: Amazing encounters...
Worldwide
Africa
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82
Adventures of a life time...
Antarctica 85
Central Asia 85
Eastern Asia 87
Southeastern Asia 88
South Asia
Central America and
90
Your journey starts here!
the Caribbean 93
Europe 97
North America 99
Oceania 105
South America 108
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AdventureSmith Boundless Journeys
Explorations Regions of Operation: Worldwide
Regions of Operation: Worldwide
Stowe, Vermont, United States
Tahoe City, California, United States
Phone: +1 (530) 583-1775 Phone: +1 (800) 941-8010
Worldwide

Email: Travel@AdventureSmithEx- Email: info@boundlessjourneys.com


plorations.com Web: www.boundlessjourneys.com
Web: AdventureSmithExplorations.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Safari,
Kayaking/Canoeing, Sailing/Cruising, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours
Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

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 Phone: (649) 411-7080


Email: moreinfo@classicjourneys.com Email: info@coast2coastnz.com
Web: www.classicjourneys.com Web: www.coast2coastnz.com

Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:


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

Coffee Culture Tours Cosmopolitan Adventure


Regions of Operation: Worldwide Tours
Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Oakland, California, United States Larkspur, California, United States

Email: coffeeculturetours@earthlink.net Phone: +1 (415) 924-4627


Web: www.coffeeculturetours.com Email: info@cosmopolitanadventuretours.com
Web: cosmopolitanadventuretours.com
Tourist Activities:
Cultural/Heritage Tours Tourist Activities:
Safari, Cruising, Scuba Diving, Sightsee-
ing, Surfing, Hiking, Volunteer Activities,
Wildlife Tours,Yoga/ Wellness Retreats
Tour Operators
Country Walkers Down2earth Adventures,
Regions of Operation: Worldwide LLC
Regions of Operation: Worldwide
Waterbury, Vermont, United States
Conshohocken. Pennsylvania, USA
Phone: +1 (802) 244-1387

Worldwide
Email: info@countrywalkers.com Phone: +1 (610) 564 7500
Web: www.countrywalkers.com 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 Phone: +1 (919) 963-3038


Email: eastquest1@aol.com Email: info@ecoquesttravel.net
Web: www.east-quest.com Web: www.ecoquesttravel.net

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

Elevate Destinations Expedition Trips


Regions of Operation: Worldwide Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United Seattle, Washington, United States


States
Phone: +1 (206) 547-0700
Phone: +1 (617) 661-0203 Email: info@expeditiontrips.com
Email: info@elevatedestinations.com Web: www.expeditiontrips.com
Web: www.elevatedestinations.com
Tourist Activities:
Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational
Tours, Safari, Trekking/Hiking, Volunteer
Activities, Wildlife Tours
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GAP Adventures
Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Toronto, Canada

Phone: +1 (800) 708-7761


Worldwide

Email: travel@gap.ca
Web: www.gapadventures.com

Tourist Activities:
I 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
Rafting, Sailing/Cruising, a one-man show to an award winning company of over
Hiking, Wildlife Tours 700 employees. A world leader in adventure travel, Gap
Adventures offers more than 1,000 small group experi-
ences, safaris and expeditions on all seven continents
to more than 100,000 travellers a year. The company’s worldwide adventures focus on
cultural interaction, wildlife encounters, and active travel.

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/
H olbrook Travel was founded on the mission of estab-
lishing a true connection between our travelers and
nature and people of our destinations. Through a careful
Heritage Tours, Educational translation of the needs of our clients, Holbrook com-
Tours, Safari, Sightseeing, bines experienced, reliable travel support with a deep
Wildlife Tours knowledge and network within our destinations to cre-
ate experiences that last a life-time.
Tour Operators
International Expeditions
Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Helena, Alabama, United States

Phone: +1 (800) 633-4734

Worldwide
Email: nature@ietravel.com
Web: www.ietravel.com

Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Educational
R ely on International Expeditions’ unmatched ex-
pertise to discover the captivating wildlife, inspir-
ing landscapes and fascinating cultures of the amazon,
Tours, Safari, Sailing/ Galapagos Islands, Africa and beyond. Join the World
Cruising, Volunteer Leader in Nature Travel, where world-class local guides,
Activities, Wildlife Tours award-winning itineraries and engaging experiences
make all the difference in the world! For almost 30
years, International Expeditions has made it our mis-
sion to enhance guests interest, understanding and appreciation for the natural and
cultural wonders of the world. Our small-ship voyages to the Amazon and Galapagos
Islands, along with escorted land journeys and safaris are enriching, educational and
great fun.

Intrepid Travel
Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Fitzroy, Victoira, Australia

Phone: +61 394732656


Email: rt@intrepidtravel.com
Web: www.intrepidtravel.com

Tourist Activities:
Cultural Tours, Educational
I ntrepid Travel operate small group adventure trips in
more than 90 countries worldwide. We employ over
800 staff and have offices in more than 20 countries.
Tours, Safari, Trekking/ The Intrepid style is for those with a yearning for ad-
Hiking, Volunteer Activities, venture, a sense of fun and a wish to escape the hum-
Wildlife Tours drum of mainstream tourism. We take the rough with
the smooth, have a respect for local cultures and envi-
ronments and a flexible, relaxed approach that benefits
our international travellers of all ages. We offer a range of 10 different trip styles that
include our original style, where we use mostly public transport and stay and eat in
small-scale, locally-owned establishments, active, overland, comfort and volunteering
trips. The company remains independently owned and in 2009 is celebrating its 20th
birthday.
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Global Basecamps Kepri
Regions of Operation: Worldwide Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Encinitas, California, United States Montreal, Canada

Phone: (866) 577-2462 Phone: (514) 667-3377


Worldwide

Email: info@globalbasecamps.com Email: asosejo@kepri.com


Web: www.globalbasecamps.com Web: www.kepri.com

Tourist Activities:
Educational Tours

MundoExplora - Exotic Myths and Mountains


Travels & Expeditions Regions of Operation: Worldwide
Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Valencia, Spain Incline Valley, Nevada, United States

Phone: +34963924097 Phone: (775) 832-5454


Email: info@mundoexplora.com Email: info@mythsandmountains.com
Web: www.mundoexplora.com Web: www.mythsandmountains.com

Peregrine Adventures /
Nature & Kind
Gecko’s Adventures
Regions of Operation: Worldwide
Regions of Operation: Worldwide
London, United Kingdom
Melbourne, Australia
Phone: 0845 299 7776
Email: andrew@natureandkind.com Phone: +61 3 8601 4301
Web: www.natureandkind.com Email: becky@peregrineadventures.com
Web: www.peregrineadventures.com
Tourist Activities:
Biking,Culinary Tours, Cultural/
Heritage Tours, Educational Tours,
Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours
Tour Operators
Reefs to Rockies, LLC Southern Explorations
Regions of Operation: Worldwide Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Denver, Colorado, United States Seattle, Washington, United States

Email: sheridan@reefstorockies.com Phone: (206) 784-8111

Worldwide
Web: www.reefstorockies.com Email: info@southernexplorations.com
Web: www.southernexplorations.com
Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Educa- Tourist Activities:
tional Tours, Safari, Snorkeling, Hiking, Bird Watching,Camping, Kayaking/Ca-
Volunteering, Whale Watching, Wildlife noeing, Rafting, Sailing/Cruising, Trek-
Tours king/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

The Wayfarers Viajes Planeta Azul


Regions of Operation: Worldwide Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Madrid, Spain
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Phone: +34 912981034
Phone: 1-401-849-4620
Email: info@planetaazul.net
Email: walk-info@thewayfarers.com
Web: www.planetaazul.net
Web: www.thewayfarers.com

Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:


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

Wilderness Travel Wildland Adventures


Regions of Operation: Worldwide Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Berkeley, California, United States Seattle, Washington, United States

Phone: (800) 368-2794 Phone: (206) 365-0686


Email: info@wildernesstravel.com Email: whitney@wildland.com
Web: www.wildernesstravel.com Web: www.wildland.com

Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:


Cultural/Heritage Tours, Kayaking/Ca- Cultural/Heritage Tours, Safari,
noeing, Safari, Sailing/Cruising, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours
Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours
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Worldwide Ecolodges Zegrahm Expeditions
Regions of Operation: Worldwide Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Calgary, Canada Seattle, Washington, United States


Worldwide, Africa

Phone: (403) 451-4939 Phone: (206) 285-4000


Email: info@worldwideecolodges.com Email: scottf@zeco.com
Web: www.worldwideecolodges.com Web: www.zeco.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Culinary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Educa-
Educational Tours, Health Tours/Spa, tional Tours, Cruising, Scuba Diving/
Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours Snorkeling, Sightseeing,Whale Watching

Hills of Africa Travel Wilderness Safaris


Regions of Operation: Africa- Regions of Operation: Africa
Botswana,Mozambique,South Africa, Botswana,Malawi,Namibia,Seychelles,
Zambia,Zimbabwe South Africa,Zambia,Zimbabwe
Huntersville, North Carolina, USA Rivonia, South Africa
Phone: (704) 464-3273
Email: hoainfo@hillsofafrica.com Phone: +27 11 807 1800
Web: www.hillsofafrica.com Email: enquiry@wilderness.co.za
Web: www.wilderness-safaris.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Horseback Riding, Kayaking/Canoeing, Bird Watching, Safari, Scuba Diving/
Safari, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours Snorkeling, Wildlife Tours

Fiema Crafts and Tours Vintage Africa LTD


Regions of Operation: Africa- Regions of Operation: Africa-
Ghana Kenya

Hungerford, United Kingdom Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: +44 1488 686 222 Phone: 254-23742 450


Email: john@fiema.com Email: nina@vintageafrica.com
Web: www.fiema.com Web: www.vintageafrica.com

Tourist Activities:
Biking, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours,
Educational Tours, Events/Festivals,
Canoeing, Hiking, Volunteer Activities
Tour Operators
Classic Tours & Safaris Ltd Deeper Africa
Regions of Operation: Africa- Regions of Operation: Africa-
Kenya,Tanzania,Uganda Kenya,Rwanda,Tanzania,Uganda

Arusha, Tanzania Boulder, Colorado, United States


Phone: +255 27 2543082
Email: info@theclassictours.com Phone: +1 303 415 2574
Web: www.theclassictours.com Email: Karen@deeperafrica.com

Africa
Web: www.deeperafrica.com
Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching,Camping,Mountain Tourist Activities:
Climbing,Safari,Trekking/Hiking, Safari,Scuba Diving/Snorkeling,
Wildlife Tours Wildlife Tours

AfricaWildTruck Naturally Morocco Ltd


Regions of Operation: Africa- Regions of Operation: Africa- Morocco
Malawi
Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
Lilongwe, Malawi
Phone: (0)1239 710814
Email: info@africawildtruck.com Email: info@naturallymorocco.co.uk
Web: www.africawildtruck.com Web: www.naturallymorocco.co.uk
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Camping, Cultural Tours, Bird Watching, Culinary Tours, Cultural/
Horseback Riding, Mountain Climbing, Heritage Tours, Sightseeing, Trekking/
Safari, Sailing, Snorkeling, Hiking Hiking,Yoga/Wellness Retreats

Sahara Soul Travel Summit Expeditions &


Regions of Operation: Africa- Nomadic Experience
Morocco Regions of Operation: Africa-
Tanzania
New York, New York, United States
Moshi, Tanzania
Phone: +1 646 643 1420
Email: info@saharasoultravel.com Phone: 1-866-417-7661
Web: www.saharasoultravel.com Email: info@nomadicexperience.com
Web: www.nomadicexperience.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Cultural/Heritage Tours Biking,Bird Watching, Mountain Climb-
ing, Safari, Trekking/Hiking,
Wildlife Tours
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Classic Africa Safaris Volcanoes Safaris
Regions of Operation: Africa- Regions of Operation: Africa- Uganda
Rwanda, Uganda
Shepherdstown, West Virginia, United London, United Kingdom
States
Phone: +44 870 870 8480
Phone: (304) 876-1315 Email: salesuk@volcanoessafaris.com
Email: phil.ward3@juno.com Web: www.volcanoessafaris.com
Africa

Web: www.classicuganda.com Tourist Activities:


Safari, Trekking/Hiking
Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Safari, Wildlife Tours

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 Phone: +44 114 255 2533


Email: safari@africanadventure.com Email: inquiries@aim4africa.com
Web: www.africa-adventure.com Web: www.aim4africa.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Camping, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Edu- Safari
cational Tours, Safari,
Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Busarialao Travels and Tours ecoAfrica Travel


Regions of Operation: Africa Regions of Operation: Africa
Ilorin, Nigeria Stellenbosch, South Africa
Phone: +2348058740070 Phone: +27 21 809-2180
Email: my.mail.gafar@gmail.com Email: clarissah@ecoafrica.com
Web: www.batt-travelsandtours.com Web: www.ecoafrica.com
Tourist Activities:
Madagascar Eecotours Safari, Wildlife Tours
Regions of Operation: Africa

Antananarivo, Madagascar

Phone: (261) 20 22 262 15


Email: ecotours@madagascar.hypermart.net
Web: madagascar.hypermart.net
Tour Operators
Peace Through Travel LLC Adventure Life

Africa, Antartica, Central Asia


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

Tourist Activities:
Agricultural Tours
T he Andes, Amazon, Galapagos,
Central America & Antarctica - the
treasures of Latin America are endless!
Destination specialists, our trips are de-
signed 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, Cultur-
al Tours, Kayaking, Rafting, Scuba Div-
ing, Sightseeing, Trekking/Hiking

KarmaQuest Ecotourism Borderlands Group


and Adventure Travel Regions of Operation: Central Asia-
Regions of Operation: Central Asia, Bhutan,India,Nepal
South Asia, Southeast Asia
Half Moon Bay, California, United States Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone: +1 (650) 560-0101 Phone: 977 014700894


Email: KarmaQuest@earthlink.net Email: info@borderlandsgroup.com
Web: www.KarmaQuest.com Web: www.borderlandsgroup.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Cultur-
Tours, Mountain Climbing, Sightseeing, al Tours, Kayaking, Mountain Climbing,
Hiking, Wildlife Tours Rafting, Hiking, Wildlife Tours
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Yama Aventures Nomadic Journeys Ltd
Regions of Operation: Central Asia- Regions of Operation: Central Asia-
Bhutan,India,Nepal Mongolia
Leh - Ladakh, India Ulaanbaatar 13, Mongolia
Phone: +976 11 328737
Central Asia

Phone: 0091-1982-250833 Email: infomongolia@nomadicjourneys.


Email: namgial@gmail.com com
Web: www.yamatreks.com Web: www.nomadicjourneys.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Cultural/Heritage Tours, Bird Watching, Camping, Cultural Tours,
Trekking/Hiking Horseback Riding, Rafting, Sightseeing,
Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Peak to Peak Travel


Regions of Operation: Central Asia-
Nepal, Tibet, Kenya, Peru, United States
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

Phone: 1-970-631-7377
Email: dawa@peaktopeaktravel.com
Web: www.peaktopeaktravel.com

Tourist Activities:
Mountain Climbing,
W elcome to Peak to Peak Travel - We provide trek-
king and mountaineering guide service for the
Himalayas, specializing in Nepal and Tibet. Our pro-
Trekking/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 provid-
ing 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.
Tour Operators
Adventure Tours Pakistan Nomadic Expeditions
Regions of Operation: Central Asia- Regions of Operation: Eastern Asia-

Central & Eastern Asia


Pakistan Bhutan,China,Mongolia
Isalamabad, Pakistan Monroe Twp, New Jersey, United States

Phone: 0092-51-2260820 Phone: 1-800-998-6634


Email: oxus21@gmail.com Email: info@nomadicexpeditions.com
Web: www.atp.com.pk Web: www.NomadicExpeditions.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Rafting, Safari, Biking, Camping, Cultural Tours, Horse-
Trekking/Hiking back Riding, Kayaking, Sightseeing, Hik-
ing, Volunteer Activities, Wildlife Tours

WildChina
Regions of Operation: Eastern Asia-
China
Beijing, China

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Phone: 1 888 902 8808
Email: info@wildchina.com
Web: www.wildchina.com
Tourist Activities:
Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational
Responsible #
Tours, Sightseeing,Trekking/Hiking, Vol-
unteer Activities, Wildlife Tours
Travel Myth
Myth: It means traveling to
tropical jungles!
Reality: Responsible travel
Terralaya Travels
often brings to mind images
Regions of Operation: Eastern Asia-
India of exotic tropical locations,
Gangtok, India
but the reality is that destina-
tions, accommodations, and
Phone: 0091 3592 252516 tour packages exist on every
Email: info@sikkim.ch
Web: www.terralaya.com
continent.
Tourist Activities:
Biking, Bird Watching, Camping,
Cultural Tours, Mountain Climbing,
Rafting,Rock Climbing, Safari, Hiking
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Spirit of Japan Travel
Eastern & Southeast Asia

Regions of Operation: Eastern Asia-


Japan
Kyoto Japan

Phone: +81-[0]75-204-8965
Web: www.eco-tourism.jp
Email: info@eco-tourism.jp

Tourist Activities:
Agricultural Tours,Cultural
S pirit of Japan Travel offers a collection of unparal-
leled private tours within the ancient island country
of Japan for travelers to experience and encounter its
Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, rich culture and fascinating people. Each and every tour
Mountain Climbing, Trek- is planned and operated by a local community, only
king/Hiking, Wildlife Tours open to one small group at a time to ensure the quality
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 fin-
est 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.

NAC Tours Bangladesh Buffalo Tours


Regions of Operation: Southeast Asia- Regions of Operation: Southeast Asia-
Bangladesh Cambodia,Laos,Thailand,Vietnam
Dhaka, Bangladesh Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone: (844) 3328-0702
Phone: 880-2-9566468 Email: christine.andrews@buffalotours.
com
Email: info@nactours.com Web: www.buffalotours.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Cultur- Biking, Culinary Tours, Cultural/Heritage
al Tours, Sailing/Cruising, Sightseeing, Tours, Educational Tours, Trekking/Hik-
Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours ing, Volunteer Activities
Tour Operators
Khiri Travel Symbiosis Expedition
Regions of Operation: Southeast Asia- Planning
Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam Regions of Operation: Southeast Asia-
Nonthaburi, Thailand Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia

Southeast Asia
Phone: (662) 968-6828 Waterlooville, United Kingdom
Email: trade.travel@khiri.com Phone: 08451232845
Web: www.khiri.com Email: enquiry@symbiosis-travel.com
Web: www.symbiosis-travel.com
Tourist Activities:
Biking,Bird Watching,Culinary
Tours,Cultural/Heritage Tours,
S ymbiosis Expedition Planning of-
fers a complete holiday & expedition
planning services for people looking for
Events/Festivals,Sightseeing something beyond the normal pack-
age tour — particularly those concerned
about the impact of tourism on the de-
veloping world’s highly sensitive environ-
ments and cultures.

Tourist Activities:
Biking, Bird Watching,Cultural/Heritage
Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Scuba Div-
ing/Snorkeling, Wildlife Tours

Borneo Eco Tours


Regions of Operation: Southeast Asia-
Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Phone: (608) 843-8300


Email: albert@borneoecotours.com
Web: www.borneoecotours.com

Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Cultural
Borneo Eco Tours – The Borneo Specialist! Multi eco-
tourism award winners Borneo Eco Tours specializes
in nature based tours including exotic cultures, botani-
Tours, Scuba Diving/ Snor- cal, bird watching, wildlife river safari, jungle and moun-
keling, Hiking, Volunteer tain trekking in Borneo. Set up in 1991 by Albert Teo
Activities, Wildlife Tours with offices in Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and Sukau, it
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 an-
nual grant of RM50,000.00 to develop social entrepreneurship programs and for its
community and environmental projects in Sabah.
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Salika Tour Co. Ltd TBF Travel
Regions of Operation: Southeast Asia- Regions of Operation: Southeast Asia-
Southeast & South Asia

Laos Thailand
Luangprabang, Laos Rocklin, California, United States

Phone: (418) 643-0754 Phone: (916) 202-3006


Email: bill@totalbodyfitness.com
Email: salikalpb@salikalaos.com Web: www.thailandadventuretravel.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Cultural/Heritage Tours Biking, Canopy/Zip Line Tours, Spa,
Kayaking, Rafting, Rock Climbing, Scuba
Diving/Snorkeling, Sightseeing, Hiking

Chalukya Grace Tours Frontier Treks & Tours


Pvt Ltd India
Regions of Operation: South Asia- Regions of Operation: South Asia-
India India
Trivandrum, India Lawrence, Kansas, United States

Phone: +914712470660 Phone: (785) 371-4929


Email: mail@chalukyatours.com Email: info@frontiertreksindia.com
Web: www.keralaindia.travel Web: www.frontiertreks.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Camping, Rafting,Sailing/Cruising, Trek- Camping,Cultural/Heritage Tours, Sight-
king/Hiking seeing, Trekking/Hiking

Ibex Expeditions Pvt Ltd India Footprints


Regions of Operation: South Asia- Regions of Operation: South Asia-
India India
New Delhi, India Jabalpur, India

Phone: 91-11-26460244 Phone: 917614046105


Email: ibex@ibexpeditions.com Email: indiafootprints@hotmail.com
Web: www.ibexexpeditions.com Web: www.indiafootprints.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours,
Mountain Climbing,Safari, Wildlife Tours
Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours
Tour Operators
Indian Nature Tours Treks ‘n Rapids (P) Ltd.
Regions of Operation: South Asia- Regions of Operation: South Asia-
India India
New Delhi, India Rishikesh, India

Phone: +91 11 65969433 Phone: +91 1352435710

South ASia
Email: holidays@indiannaturetours.com Email: pranav@treksnrapids.com
Web: www.indiannaturetours.com Web: www.treksnrapids.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Cultural/Heritage Tours, Safari, Cultural/Heritage Tours,
Wildlife Tours Trekking/Hiking

Wilderness Resorts Pvt Ltd Advent Journeys


Regions of Operation: South Asia- Regions of Operation: South Asia-
India India
Bangalore, India Jaipur, India

Phone: +91 8041000000 Phone: +91 9414024011


Email: enquiries@theserai.in Email: info@adventjourneys.com
Web: www.cicadaresorts.com Web: www.adventjourneys.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Wildlife Tours Events/Festivals, Spa, Horseback Rid-
ing, Mountain Climbing, Rafting, Safari,
Sightseeing, Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Grass Routes Journeys Frontier Treks and Tours


Regions of Operation: South Asia- Maldives
India Regions of Operation: South Asia-
Maldives
Puri, India
Male, Maldives
Phone: +91 6752 250560
Email: info@grassroutesjourneys.com Phone: (960) 334-4638
Web: www.grassroutesjourneys.com Email: info@frontiertreksmaldives.com
Web: www.frontiertreks.com/maldives
Tourist Activities:
Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Cu- Tourist Activities:
linary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Biking, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Scuba
Sightseeing, Trekking/Hiking Diving/Snorkeling, Surfing,
Volunteer Activities
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Dream Nepal Travels & Explore Kamchatka
Tours Pvt. Ltd. Regions of Operation: South Asia-
Regions of Operation: South Asia- Russian Federation
Nepal
Yelizovo, Russian Federation
Kathmandu, Nepal
South Asia

Phone: +7 (41531) 2-66-01


Phone: 977 1 4413690 Email: info@explorekamchatka.com
Email: stt@mos.com.np Web: www.explorekamchatka.com
Web: www.dreamnepal.com.np
Tourist Activities:
Tourist Activities: Wildlife Tours
Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours,
Educational Tours, Mountain Climbing,
Safari, Trekking/Hiking
Tour Operators
Andros Island Adventures Costa Rican Adventures

Central America & the Caribbean


Regions of Operation: Central America Regions of Operation: Central America
and the Caribbean- Bahamas and the Caribbean- Costa Rica
Andros Island, Bahamas Berkeley, California, United States
Phone: +1 (510) 649-1000
Email: requests@costaricanadventures.
Email: C_fernander@yahoo.com com
Web: www.costaricanadventures.com
Tourist Activities:
Camping, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Kaya-
king/Canoeing, Scuba Diving/Snorkel- Foto Verde Tours
ing, Sightseeing 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 Regions of Operation: Central America
and the Caribbean- Costa Rica and the Caribbean- Costa Rica
Rockville, California, United States Stevensville, Maryland, United States
Phone: +1 (301) 217-0158
Email:mmikowski@memorablecostarica. Phone: +1 (410) 604-2986
com Email: pacifictradewindscr@yahoo.com
Web: www.memorablecostarica.com Web: www.costaricavacationpac.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Culinary Tours, Cul- Bird Watching, Camping, Culinary Tours,
tural/Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, Educational Tours, Horseback Riding
Health Tours/Spa, Yoga/Wellness Re-
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Rios Tropicales Seascape Kayak Tours
Central America & the Caribbean

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


and the Caribbean- Costa Rica America- Costa Rica, Canada
San Jose, Costa Rica Richardson (Deer Island), NB, Canada

Phone: 506-2233-6455 Phone: (866) 747-1884


Email: rgallo@riostropicales.com Email: info@seascapekayaktours.com
Web: www.RiosTropicales.com Web: www.seascapekayaktours.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Biking, Canopy/Zip Line Tours, Horse- Bird Watching, Camping, Educational
back Riding, Kayaking/Canoeing, Raft- Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Wildlife
ing, Volunteer Activities Tours, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

Vesatours Cuban Adventures


Regions of Operation: Central America Regions of Operation: Central America
and the Caribbean- Costa Rica and the Caribbean- Cuba
Heredia, Costa Rica Maroubra, Australia

Phone: (506) 239-6767 Phone: +61430369284


Email: silvia@vesatours.com Email: cuban.adventures@gmail.com
Web: www.vesatours.com Web: www.cubagrouptour.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Culinary Tours, Educa- Biking, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educa-
tional Tours, Volunteer Activities tional Tours, Sightseeing, Trekking/Hik-
ing, Volunteer Activities

Tequia Experiences EcoColors


Regions of Operation: Central America Regions of Operation: Central America
and the Caribbean- Dominican Republic and the Caribbean- Mexico
Miami, Florida, United States Cancun, Mexico

Phone: (809) 563-0019 Phone: (52)(998) 8843667


Email: info@tequiaexperiences.com Email: sales@ecotravelmexico.com
Web: www.tequiaexperiences.com Web: www.ecotravelmexico.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Agricultural Tours, Biking, Camping, Cul- Biking, Bird Watching, Kayaking/Canoe-
tural Tours, Educational Tours, Kayak- ing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Trekking/
ing, Mountain Climbing, Rafting, Hiking Hiking, Wildlife Tours
Tour Operators
Protours Mexico Careli Tours

Central America & the Caribbean


Regions of Operation: Central America Regions of Operation: Central America
and the Caribbean- Mexico and the Caribbean- Nicaragua
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Managua, Nicaragua

Phone: (984) 859-3020 Phone: 00505 22786919


Email: info@protoursmexico.com Email: info@carelitours.com
Web: www.protoursmexico.com Web: www.carelitours.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Canopy/Zip Line Tours, Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours,
Cultural/Heritage Tours, Trekking/ Kayaking/Canoeing,Trekking/Hiking,
Hiking, Wildlife Tours Wildlife Tours

Dosel S.A. Elemento Natural


Regions of Operation: Central America Costa Rica
and the Caribbean Regions of Operation: Central America
and the Caribbean
San Jose, Costa Rica
Escazu, Costa Rica
Phone: (506) 2257-5961
Email: esolano@rfat.com Email: robertolizano@elementonatural.
com
Web: www.elementonatural.com
Tourist Activities:
Canopy/Zip Line Tours Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Camping, Sightseeing,
Trekking/Hiking, Volunteer Activities,
Wildlife Tours

GreenSpot.Travel Horizontes Nature Tours


Regions of Operation: Central America Costa Rica
and the Caribbean Regions of Operation: Central America
and the Caribbean
Billings, Montana, United States
San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone: (877) 891-3539
Email: info@greenspottravel.org Phone: (506) 22 22 20 22
Web: www.greenspot.travel/ Email: info@horizontes.com
Web: www.horizontes.com
Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Canopy/Zip Line Tours,
Horseback Riding, Rafting,Trekking/Hik-
ing, Wildlife Tours
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Detour, The Adventure Go South Adventures
Travel Marketplace
Central America & the Caribbean

Regions of Operation: Central America


Regions of Operation: Central America and the Caribbean,South America
and the Caribbean, South America
Seattle, Washington, United States
Helena, Montana, United States
Phone: (206) 301-0567
Phone: (720) 246-8884 Email: info@go-south-adventures.com
Email: info@detourdestinations.com Web: www.go-south-adventures.com
Web: www.detourdestinations.com
Tourist Activities:
Tourist Activities: Cultural/Heritage Tours, Rafting, Sailing/
Biking, Kayaking/Canoeing, Rafting, Cruising, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Trek-
Sailing/Cruising, Trekking/Hiking, Wild- king/Hiking, Wildlife Tours
life Tours

Tropical Nature Travel, Inc Vaya Adventures


Regions of Operation: Central America Regions of Operation: Central America
and the Caribbean, South America and the Caribbean, South America
Gainesville, Florida, United States Berkeley, California, United States

Phone: (352) 376-3377 Phone: (510) 548-8487


Email: travel@tropicalnaturetravel.com Email: info@vayaadventures.com
Web: www.tropicalnaturetravel.com Web: www.vayaadventures.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Biking, Cultural/Heritage Tours,
Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours Rafting, Sailing/Cruising,
Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Amerika Venture Ecotours EcoTeach


Regions of Operation: Central America, Regions of Operation: Central America
Caribbean,North America,South America and the Caribbean,North America
San Jose, Costa Rica Poulsbo, Washington, United States

Phone: 1-866-679-7070 Phone: 1-800-626-8992


Email: info@amerikaventure.com Email: stephanie@ecoteach.com
Web: www.amerikaventure.com Web: www.ecoteach.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Agricultural Tours, Canopy/Zip Line
Educational Tours, Sailing/Cruising, Tours, Cultural Tours, Educational
Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours Tours, Rafting, Volunteer Activities
Tour Operators
Aegea Adventures Elftours
Regions of Operation: Europe- Regions of Operation: Europe- Iceland
Greece
New York, New York, United States Egilsstadir, Iceland

Phone: (800) 867-1753 Phone: (354) 861-3677


Email: info@aegeaadventures.com Email: info@elftours.is

Europe
Web: www.AegeaAdventures.com Web: www.elftours.is
Tourist Activities:
Trekking/Hiking

Kayak Montenegro Lofoten Aktiv AS


Regions of Operation: Europe- Regions of Operation: Europe- Norway
Montenegro
Herceg Novi, Montenegro Kabelvag, Norway

Phone: +382 (0)67 382 472 Phone: (0047) 9923-1100


Email: Amy@kayakmontenegro.com Email: eco@lofoten-aktiv.no
Web: www.kayakmontenegro.com Web: www.lofoten-aktiv.no
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Camping, Cultural/ Biking, Camping, Cultural Tours, Educa-
Heritage Tours, Educational Tours, tional Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Safari,
Kayaking/Canoeing, Sightseeing Scuba Diving, Hiking, Whale Watching

Pathfinderlapland/
Maka Ecotourism Vägvisaren
Regions of Operation: Europe- Spain Regions of Operation: Europe- Sweden

Barcelona, Spain Gällivare, Sweden

Phone: 0034931121675 Phone: +46706881577


Email: info@makaecotourism.com Email: info@pathfinderlapland.se
Web: www.makaecotourism.com Web: www.pathfinderlapland.se
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Biking, Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Cultural/Heritage Tours
Tours, Educational Tours, Horseback
Riding, Kayaking/Canoeing, Hiking
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Wilderness Scotland Wildabout Orkney
Europe & the Middle East

Regions of Operation: Europe- Regions of Operation: Europe-


United Kingdom United Kingdom
Edinburgh, United Kingdom Stromness, United Kingdom

Phone: 0131 625 6635 Phone: +44 (0) 1856 851011


Email: polly@wildernessscotland.com Email: info@wildaboutorkney.com
Web: www.wildernessscotland.com Web: www.wildaboutorkney.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Biking, Bird Watching, Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours,
Kayaking/Canoeing, Educational Tours, Sightseeing, Trek-
Sailing/Cruising, Trekking/Hiking king/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Go Global Travel Group Inc. Alanaka Tours


Regions of Operation: Europe Regions of Operation: Middle East-
Oman
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, Culinary Tours, Cultural Tours, Safari
Educational Tours, Health Tours/Spa,
Horseback Riding, Sailing
Tour Operators
Creative Western Moose Cree Outdoor
Adventures Discoveries Adventures
Regions of Operation: North America- Regions of Operation: North America-
Canada Canada

North America
Calgary, Canada Moose Factory, Canada
Phone: (403) 571-2380
Email: manuelle.prunier@creativewest- Phone: (705) 658-4619
ern.com Email: info@creeadventures.com
Web: www.creativewestern.com Web: www.creeadventures.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Cultural/Heritage Tours, Horseback Rid- Educational Tours
ing, Kayaking/Canoeing, Trekking/Hik-
ing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

WildExodus Adventure
Canadian Mountain Holidays
Travel
Regions of Operation: North America- Regions of Operation: North America-
Canada Canada
Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada Timmins, Canada
Phone: 1.800.661.0252 Phone: (705) 266-1555
Email: info@cmhinc.com Email: inquire@wildexodus.travel
Web: www.CanadianMountainHolidays. Web: www.BorealForest.travel
com
Tourist Activities:
Trekking/Hiking
A 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 de-
Churchill Nature Tours veloping and adapting its complex eco-
Regions of Operation: North America- logical system for over 60 million years.
Canada Tourist Activities:
Erickson, Canada Camping, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Edu-
cational Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Sa-
Phone: (204) 636-2968 fari, Wildlife Tours
Email: mail@churchillnaturetours.com
Web: www.churchillnaturetours.com
Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Safari, Sailing/Cruising,
Wildlife Tours
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Timberwolf Tours Ltd. Scenic Caves Nature
Regions of Operation: North America- Adventures
Canada Regions of Operation: North America-
Canada
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
North America

Colllingwood, Canada
Phone: (780) 470-4966
Email: info@timberwolftours.com Phone: (705) 444-8230
Web: www.timberwolftours.com Email: info@sceniccaves.com
Web: www.sceniccaves.com
Tourist Activities:
Educational Tours, Mountain Climbing,
Trekking/Hiking

Eco-librium Sustainable Bluewater Adventures


Adventures Regions of Operation: North America-
Regions of Operation: North America, Canada, United States
Oceania, South America
North Vancouver, British Columbia,
Elliot Lake, Canada Canada
Phone: 1.888.877.1770
Email: info@eco-libriumadventures.com Email: explore@bluewateradventures.ca
Web: www.eco-libriumadventures.com Web: www.bluewateradventures.ca
Tourist Activities:
Tourist Activities: Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Educa-
Educational Tours, Health Tours/ tional Tours, Canoeing, Sailing, Whale
Spa,Surfing, Trekking/Hiking,Volunteer Watching, Wildlife Tours, Yoga Retreats
Activities, Yoga/Wellness Retreats

Ziptrek Ecotours Inc. Maple Leaf Adventures


Regions of Operation: North America, Regions of Operation: North America,
Oceania- Canada, USA, New Zealand South America- Canada, USA, Ecuador
Whistler, Canada Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Phone: (604) 935-0001 Phone: (250) 386-7245


Email: info@ziptrek.com Email: Info@MapleLeafAdventures.com
Web: www.ziptrek.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 America- Regions of Operation: North America-
Mexico Mexico
Seattle, Washington, United States
Campeche, Camp, Mexico

North America
Phone: 52-981-811-1620 Phone: (206) 234-3720
Email: ventas.mayanature@gmail.com Email: info@salsaretreat.com
Web: www.mayanature.com Web: www.salsaretreat.com

M aya Nature provides high quality


nature and archaeology tours on the
Yucatan Peninsula. We have extensive
Tourist Activities:
Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational
Tours, Yoga/Wellness Retreats
knowlege of this region where you find
3 Reserves of the Biosphere rich in fau-
na 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, Trek-
king/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

¡Un Buen Viaje!


Regions of Operation: North America-
Nicaragua
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/Ca-
noeing, Trekking/Hiking
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Go Native America Northwest EcoExcursions
Regions of Operation: North America- Regions of Operation: North America-
United States United States
Billings, Montana, United States Depoe Bay, Oregon, United States
North America

Phone: (888) 800-1876 Phone: (541) 921-1983


Email: gonative@nemontel.net Email: tracie@nwecoexcursions.com
Web: www.salsaretreat.com Web: www.nwecoexcursions.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Cultural/Heritage Tours, Horseback Riding, Trekking/Hiking,
Educational Tours, Wildlife Tours Whale Watching

OC Wildlife & Beach Tour Inc Tarpon Bay Explorers


Regions of Operation: North America- Regions of Operation: North America-
United States United States
Laguna Beach, California, United States Sanibel Island, Florida, United States
Phone: (239) 472-8900
Phone: (949) 500-6981 Email: feedback@tarponbayexplorers.
Email: ocwildlifebeachtour@cox.net com
Web: www.ocwildlifebeachtour.com Web: www.tarponbayexplorers.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Educational Tours, Sight- Biking, Bird Watching, Cultural/
seeing, Wildlife Tours Heritage Tours, Educational Tours,
Kayaking/Canoeing, Wildlife Tours

Wolfe Adventures & Tours Yellow Bear Journeys


Regions of Operation: North America- Regions of Operation: North America-
United States United States
Shirley, Massachusetts, United States Olympia, Washington, United States

Phone: (978) 448-3600 Email: journeys@yellowbearjourneys.


Email: taunya@wolfetours.com com
Web: www.wolfetours.travel Web: yellowbearjourneys.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Agricultural Tours, Camping, Canopy/Zip Educational Tours, Sightseeing,
Line Tours, Culinary Tours, Cultural/Her- Trekking/Hiking, Whale Watching,
itage Tours, Educational Tours, Festivals Wildlife Tours
Tour Operators
Alaska Wildland Adventures
Regions of Operation: North America- United States

Girdwood, Alaska, United States

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

Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Kayaking/
S ince 1977, Alaska Wildland Adventures (AWA) has
led high-quality, small group guided eco-tours, al-
lowing guests to experience Alaska in the spirit of ap-
Canoeing, Rafting, preciation and participation. Whether your dream trip
Trekking/Hiking, Whale to Alaska means hiking the tundra, capturing the per-
Watching, Wildlife Tours fect wildlife photograph or simply relaxing at a remote
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.

Hawaii Shark Encounters


Regions of Operation: North America-
United States
Haleiwa, Hawaii, United States

Phone: +1 (808) 351-9373


Email: Info@hawaiisharkencounters.com
Web: www.hawaiisharkencounters.com

Tourist Activities:
Educational Tours,
M eet sharks in their natural environment. Located on
the North Shore of Oahu, this tour takes people into
the open ocean, where they can observe Galapagos and
Scuba Diving/ Snorkeling, sandbar sharks in their natural environment from the
Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours safety of a cage. The shark cage floats on the surface;
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 per-
cent 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.
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EverGreen Escapes Earhart Adventures LLC


Regions of Operation: North America- Regions of Operation: North America,
North America

Oceania,South America,Southeast Asia


Seattle, Washington, United States Los Angeles, California, United States
Phone: +1 (206) 650-5795
Email: experience@evergreenescapes. Phone: +1 (818) 979-6412
com Email: kelsey@earhartadventures.com
Web: www.evergreenescapes.com Web: www.earhartadventures.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Canoeing, Mountain Climbing, Rafting, Agricultural Tours,Camping,Canopy/Zip
Rock Climbing, Safari, Cruising, Scuba Line Tours,Culinary Tours,Cultural/Heri-
Diving/Snorkeling, Surfing, Hiking tage Tours,Educational Tours, Festivals

OARS (Outdoor Adventure


River Specialists)
Regions of Operation: North & South America-
Canada, United States, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Fiji

Angels Camp, California, United States

Phone: +1 (209) 736-4677


Email: reservations@oars.com
Web: www.oars.com

Tourist Activities:
Biking, Horseback Riding,
O ur roots lie deep in the Grand Canyon. O.A.R.S. was
the first oar-powered outfitter permitted to run the
Colorado through the Grand Canyon back in 1969. Over
Kayaking/Canoeing, 30 years we’ve built our operations - based upon de-
Rafting, Trekking/Hiking livering superior personal service, hiring only the best
guides, and using the highest quality, impeccably main-
tained 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.
Tour Operators
Eskakwa Eco-Adventure Baird Bay Ocean Eco

North America & Oceania


Company Inc. Experience
Regions of Operation: North America- Regions of Operation: Oceania-
Canada Australia

Rosseau, Canada Streaky Bay, Australia


Phone: (705) 732-8254
Email: info@eskakwa.ca Phone: (088) 626-5017
Web: www.eskakwa.ca Email: sealions@bigpond.com
Web: www.bairdbay.com

E skakwa is a diverse company oper-


ating on the strength of the multi-
talented individuals that work as guides,
Tourist Activities:
Educational Tours,Whale Watching,
instructors, and employees. We are Wildlife Tours
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 Small World Journeys
IMBA and the Ontario Trails Council. Regions of Operation: Oceania-
Tourist Activities: Australia
Biking, Kayaking/Canoeing, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Trekking/Hiking
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: Oceania-
Australia
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/Hik-
ing, Wildlife Tours
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Rivers Fiji
Regions of Operation: Oceania- Fiji

Fiji Islands, Fiji

Phone: 1-800-446-2411
Email: info@riversfiji.com
Oceania

Web: www.riversfiji.com

Tourist Activities:
Rafting,
T he mission statement of Rivers Fiji is to enhance visi-
tors and indigenous peoples’ awareness of, and ap-
preciation for the culture and environment by providing
Kayaking/ Canoeing activities that promote conservation and preservation
through socially responsible and environmentally sensi-
tive interaction with the people, landscape and ecosys-
tems which make the Fijian Highlands so distinct and
unique. The formation of the company has its roots firmly established in both the out-
fitting 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.

Tahiti Expeditions Wet’n’Wild Rafting


Regions of Operation: Oceania- Company Ltd
French Polynesia Regions of Operation: Oceania-
New Zealand
Moorea, French Polynesia
Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone: +689.28.37.22
Email: contact@tahitiexpeditions.com Phone: (00647) 348-3191
Web: www.TahitiExpeditions.com Email: info@wetnwildrafting.co.nz
Web: www.wetnwildrafting.co.nz
Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Tourist Activities:
Educational Tours, Kayaking/Canoeing, Camping,Educational Tours,
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Wildlife Tours Rafting
Tour Operators
No Roads Expeditions Photo Safari Hawaii
Regions of Operation: Oceania, South- Regions of Operation: Oceania
east Asia- Papua New Guinea, Nepal
Southland Centre, Australia Paia, Hawaii, United States

Email: info@noroads.com.au Phone: (888) 565-3185


Web: www.noroads.com.au Email: brian@photosafariHawaii.com

Oceania
Web: www.PhotoSafariHawaii.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Biking, Kayaking/Canoeing, Mountain Cultural/Heritage Tours, Educational
Climbing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Tours, Safari, Sightseeing
Trekking/Hiking

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

Tourist Activities: T RANS NIUGINI TOURS is Papua New Guinea’s leading


inbound tour operator. Trans Niugini Tours owns and
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 Prov-
Trekking/Hiking ince, we own and operate boats on the Sepik, Karawari
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 amaz-
ing 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.
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Cascada Expediciones
Regions of Operation: South America-
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru

Santiago, Chile
South America

Phone: (562) 232-9878


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

Tourist Activities:
Horseback Riding, Moun- C ascada Expediciones is a Chilean in-bound tour
operator dedicated mainly to develop eco-friendly
trips in the Patagonia, Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. We
tain Climbing, Safari,
have more than 15 years offering a wide range of ex-
Sightseeing,Trekking/
citing trips in the region and most of our clients come
Hiking,Wildlife Tours from America and Europe. Our headquarters are lo-
cated in Santiago de Chile. Additionally Cascada owns
and operates the EcoCamp Patagonia, Torres del Paine NP – the first sustainable ac-
commodation 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 America- Regions of Operation: South America-
Argentina,Brazil,Chile Brazil
Trelew, Argentina Panama City Beach, Florida, USA

Phone: +54 2965 428662 Phone: 1-888-335-5875


Email: agt@argentina-tours.us Email: Info@greenrootstravel.com
Web: southern-cross-patagonia.com Web: www.greenrootstravel.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Educa- Bird Watching,Wildlife Tours
tional Tours, Canoeing, Sightseeing,
Hiking,Whale Watching,Wildlife Tours
Tour Operators
La Paz on Foot Southern Crossings
Regions of Operation: South America- Tours and Travel
Bolivia Regions of Operation: South America-
Bolivia,Brazil,Ecuador,Peru
La Paz, Bolivia

South America
Cuzco, Peru
Phone: 591-2-225-9205
Email: info@lapazonfoot.com Phone: (800) 704-6234
Web: www.lapazonfoot.com Email: info@southerncrossings.com
Web: www.southerncrossings.com
Tourist Activities:
Agricultural Tours,Bird Watching, Cu- Tourist Activities:
linary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Biking, Camping, Cultural/Heritage
Educational Tours, Trekking/Hiking Tours, Sightseeing, Trekking/Hiking,
Wildlife Tours

Brazil Ecojourneys Recanto Ecológico


Regions of Operation: South America- Rio da Prata
Brazil Regions of Operation: South America-
Brazil
Florianopolis, Brazil
Jardim, Brazil
Phone: 55 48 33895619
Email: info@brazilecojourneys.com Phone: 55 67 33213351
Web: www.brazilecojourneys.com Email: luiza@bonitoweb.com.br
Web: www.bonitoweb.com.br
Tourist Activities:
Horseback Riding, Surfing, Trekking/ Tourist Activities:
Hiking, Volunteer Activities, Bird Watching, Horseback Riding,
Whale Watching Scuba Diving/Snorkeling

Tunibra Travel Turismo Ltda Ecotour Expeditions, Inc.


Regions of Operation: South America- Regions of Operation: South America-
Brazil Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica
Sao Paulo, Brazil Jamestown, Rhode Island, United States

Phone: 5511 3346-8200 Phone: (401) 423-3377


Email: tunibra@tunibra.com.br Email: info@naturetours.com
Web: www.tunibra.com.br Web: www.naturetours.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours,
Educational Tours, Trekking/Hiking, Educational Tours
Wildlife Tours
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Southern Nature Ltda Tropic Journeys in Nature
Regions of Operation: South America- Regions of Operation: South America-
Chile Ecuador
Concon, Chile Quito, Ecuador
South America

Phone: 56 (32) 2857810 Phone: 00 593 2 2225907


Email: southernnature@gmail.com Email: info@tropiceco.com
Web: www.tropiceco.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Trekking/Hiking, Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours,
Wildlife 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

Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Kayaking/
E coventura is a family-owned company based in
Guayaquil, Ecuador with sales offices in Quito and
Miami. The cruise company transports 3,000+ passen-
Canoeing, Sailing/Cruising, gers annually aboard a fleet of three expedition ves-
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, sels; Eric, Flamingo & Letty identical, superior first-class
Wildlife Tours 20-passenger motor yachts with 10 double cabins. The
company also operates the Sky Dancer, a 16-passenger
dedicated dive live-aboard offering 7-night weekly itin-
eraries 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 irre-
sponsible tourism.
Tour Operators
Pure Adventures Ecuador Adventure
Regions of Operation: South America- Regions of Operation: South America-
Ecuador Ecuador
Santa Cruz, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador

South America
Phone: 00447545256799
Email: info@galapagospureadventures. Phone:(593) 222-3720
com Email: info@ecuadoradventure.ec
Web: galapagospureadventures.com Web: www.ecuadoradventure.ec
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Biking,Cultural/Heritage Biking,Cultural/Heritage Tours,
Tours,Educational Tours,Kayaking/ Kayaking/Canoeing,Rafting,
Canoeing,Sightseeing,Wildlife Tours 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

Tourist Activities:
Biking, Bird Watching, Zip
W e are a small family owned business based in Ec-
uador. We operate small yacht and catamaran
cruises in the Galapagos Islands. Our 2 catamarans
Line Tours, Cultural Tours, Galapagos Journey I and II, abide to the strict environ-
Spa, Horseback Riding, mental standards required for operation the archipelago,
Kayaking, Wildlife Tours as well as our luxury class Galapagos Odyssey yacht.
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 communi-
ties. We give preference to boutique hotels and small properties, and organize volun-
tourism programs with indigenous family home stays. Your vacation with us is totally
carefree.
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Amazonia Expeditions Ancient Summit
Regions of Operation: South America- Regions of Operation: South America-
Peru Peru
Tampa, Florida, United States Wellington, Florida, United
South America

Phone: (212) 255-9880 Phone: (561) 228-1729


Email: Paul.Beaver@gte.net Email: info@ancientsummit.com
Web: www.perujungle.com Web: www.ancientsummit.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Cultural/Heritage Tours, Culinary Tours, Cultural/Heritage Tours,
Educational Tours Educational Tours, Sightseeing, Trek-
king/Hiking, Volunteer Activities

Peru Treks and Adventure Qasana Tours


Regions of Operation: South America- Regions of Operation: South America-
Peru Peru
Cusco, Peru Cusco, Peru

Phone: (518) 450-5863 Phone: 51-84-984235163


Email: info@perutreks.com Email: qasanatours@yahoo.es
Web: www.perutreks.com Web: www.qasanatours.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Cultural/Heritage Tours Bird Watching, Camping, Cultural Tours,
Educational Tours, Sightseeing, Trek-
king/Hiking, Wildlife Tours

Rainforest Expeditions South American Travel


Regions of Operation: South America- Services
Peru Regions of Operation: South America-
Peru
Miraflrores, Peru
Cusco, Peru
Phone: (511) 421-8347
Email: sales@perunature.com Phone: (518) 423-7887
Web: www.perunature.com Email: info@satsperu.com
Tourist Activities:
Educational Tours Tourist Activities:
Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Cultur-
al Tours, Horseback Riding, Rafting, Hik-
ing, Volunteer Activities, Wildlife Tours
Tour Operators
InkaNatura Travel
Regions of Operation: South America- Peru

Lima Peru

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

Tourist Activities:
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
Wildlife Tours in nature, culture and archaeology. Our work is part of
Peru Verde’s overal strategy to protect the country’s
unique cultural and biological diversity. InkaNatura con-
tributes heavily to the maintenance of national parks,
reserves, and archaeological sites while at the same time treating local people with
respect and dignity.

Jungle Expeditions
Regions of Operation: South America- Peru

Lima, Peru

Phone: (51 - 065) 262-340


Email: junglex@junglex.com
Web: www.junglex.com

Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Cultural/
O ur main tourist product is the ecological cruise and
lodging programs in the Amazon jungle, which are
characterized always for a first class service with a fa-
Heritage Tours, Sailing/ miliar and customized touch. Since we launched “La
Cruising, Wildlife Tours Esmeralda” our first boat, many international ecologi-
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.
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Sun Gate Tours Madness Adventures in
Regions of Operation: South America- Bolivia and Peru
Peru Regions of Operation: South America-
Bolivia, Peru
Cusco, Peru
South America

Phone: 005184237197 La Paz, Bolivia


Email: info@sungatetours.com
Web: www.sungatetours.com Phone: (591-2) 2312628
Email: info@madness-bolivia.com

T ravel to PERU, enjoy our cultural and


adventure tours, walks, hikes and
train trips. Start from Lima, the Balles-
Web: www.madness-bolivia.com
Tourist Activities:
Biking, Canopy/Zip Line Tours,
tas islands, Nazca, the White city Areq-
Kayaking/Canoeing, Rafting,
uipa and the magnificent Colca Canyon,
Trekking/Hiking
the mysterious Titicaca Lake, Cusco and
its Inca citadel. Observing River, lakes,
mountains, canyons, dances, customs,
food, rituals, cultures and beaches. Heliconia Lodge - Amazon
Tourist Activities: River Expeditions
Regions of Operation: South America-
Camping, Culinary Tours,
Peru
Cultural/Heritage Tours, Sightseeing,
Trekking/Hiking Lima, Peru

Phone: (511) 421-9195


Earthbound Adventures Email: info@amazonrex.com
Regions of Operation: South America- Web: www.amazonrex.com
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile,
Tourist Activities:
Ecuador, Peru
Bird Watching, Camping, Canopy/Zip
Evanston, Illinois, United States Line Tours, Educational Tours, Kayaking,
Phone: 847 6445538 Sailing/Cruising, Trekking/Hiking
Email: tony@earthboundadventures.com
Web: www.earthboundadventures.com

O ur trips were created specifically for


the adventurous traveler. Whether
your trip involves a late night canoe trip
Akanan Travel & Adventure
Regions of Operation: South America-
Venezuela
through the Amazon Rain Forest,or a
swim with Sea Lions in the Galapagos Is- Caracas, Venezuela
land, by combining our carefully crafted
itineraries with the leadership of our Phone: 58 212 7155433
local naturalist guide,you will leave the Email: akanantours@akanan.com
area with a true taste of the culture. Web: www.akanan.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Horseback Riding, Kaya- Camping, Zip Line Tours, Cultural Tours,
king/Canoeing, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Canoeing, Mountain Climbing, Rafting,
Tours Rock Climbing,Safari, Wildlife Tours
Tour Operators
Angel-Eco Tours, Inc. Natoura Travel And
Regions of Operation: South America- Adventure Tours Inc
Venezuela Regions of Operation: South America-
Venezuela
Brooklyn, New York, United States

South America
Mérida, Venezuela
Phone: (212) 656-1240
Email: info@angel-ecotours.com Phone: + 58-274-2524216
Web: www.angel-ecotours.com Email: ino@natoura.com
Web: www.natoura.com
Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Tourist Activities:
Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife Tours Camping, Trekking/Hiking,
Wildlife Tours

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 Phone: 00441314677086


Email: info@america-ecotours.com Email: kathy@andeantrails.co.uk
Web: www.america-ecotours.com Web: www.andeantrails.co.uk
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 Phone: 00(593)2-223-1534


Email: info@southwindadventures.com Email: info@surtrek.com
Web: www.southwindadventures.com Web: www.surtrek.com
Tourist Activities: Tourist Activities:
Bird Watching, Camping, Cultural/Heri- Cultural/Heritage Tours, Wildlife Tours
tage Tours, Sightseeing, Trekking/Hik-
ing, Wildlife Tours
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 117


Consulting 118
Event Planning 120
IT/ Multimedia 120
Financial Services 120
Marketing/ Public Relations 121
Media/ Publishing 122
Product Supplier 122
Transportation Service 124
Travel Agency 124
Travel Technology 124
Affiliated Businesses
Hozman AFH Design, LLC

Architecture/ Landscape Architecture & Consulting


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

Phone: +91 8042995200 Phone: +1 (314) 963-0747


Email: mahesh@iyermahesh.com Email: ana@afhdesign.com
Web: www.iyerandmahesh.com Web: www.afhdesign.com
Region(s) of Operation: Region(s) of Operation:
India Central America, Caribbean, S. America
Products/Services: Products/Services:
Greening Building, Green Technology Zoos, Aquariums, Animal Parks

Edward Stone & Associates Mithun


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

Phone: +1 (954) 524-3330 Phone: +1 (206) 623-3344


Email: info@edsaplan.com Email: richardf@mithun.com
Web: www.edsaplan.com Web: www.mithun.com
Region(s) of Operation: Region(s) of Operation:
Worldwide United States
Products/Services: Products/Services:
Greening Building, Green Technology Greening Building, Green Technology

PBR Hawaii RooTourism


Business Type: Architecture/ Business Type: Consulting
Landscape Architecture
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Adelaide, Australia

Phone: +1 (808) 521-5631 Phone: +61 8 89782239


Email: sysadmin@pbrhawaii.com Email: info@rootourism.com
Web: www.pbrhawaii.com Web: www.rootourism.com
Region(s) of Operation: Region(s) of Operation:
Hawaii Oceania
Products/Services:
Wildlife Tours, Print/ E-Publication
118
Canadian Ecotourism MacLeod Farley &
Services Associates
Business Type: Consulting Business Type: Consulting
Winnipeg, Canada Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

Phone: (250) 587-6444 Phone: (519) 370-2332


Consulting

Email: margaret@canadianeco.com Email: ecot@macfar.ca


Web: www.canadianeco.com Web: www.macfar.ca
Region(s) of Operation: Region(s) of Operation:
North America Central America, Caribbean, North Amer-
Products/Services: ica, South America
Green Products Products/Services: Green Building

Peak Planning Associates Sustaining Tourism


Business Type: Consulting Business Type: Consulting

Kamloops, Canada Toronto, Canada

Phone: (250) 571-1482 Phone: +1 416-825-7228


Email: sydney.johnsen@gmail.com 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 Phone: 0049-30-61625747


Email: katerina.rotterova@destmark.eu Email: contact@mascontour.info
Web: www.destmark.eu Web: www.mascontour.info
Region(s) of Operation: Region(s) of Operation:
Europe- Czech Republic Worldwide
Products/Services:
Green Product,Visitor Center
Affiliated Businesses
Badra Estates & Mangalani Consult
Industries Ltd Business Type: Consulting
Business Type: Consulting
Bangalore, India Segou, Mali

Phone: 91-80-22867085 Phone: +22373257884

Consulting
Email: badracoffee@hotmail.com Email: mangalani_info@orangemali.net
Web: www.canadianeco.com 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 Phone: +31 299 417 326


Email: tuzachi@realnet.co.sz Email: info@hotelsahead.com
Web: www.tuzachiturismo.com Web: www.hotelsahead.com
Region(s) of Operation: Region(s) of Operation:
Africa Worldwide
Products/ Services:
Green Products

Mari­a de los A Sanchez JLAG ltd


Business Type: Consulting Business Type: Consulting

San German, Puerto Rico London, United Kingdom

Email: mariadelosasanchez@hotmail. Email: silvia@j-lag.com


com

Region(s) of Operation: Region(s) of Operation:


Central America and the Caribbean Worldwide
Products/ Services:
Website Development
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Tamarind Management Ltd ERISS
Event Planning/ Management, IT/ Multimedia,Travel Insurance

Business Type: Event Planning/ Business Type: IT/ Multimedia


Management
Carlsbad, California, United States
Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: (858) 722-2177
Email: jbseex@tamarind.co.ke Email: bjn@eriss.com
Web: www.tamarind.co.ke Web: www.eriss.com
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

Sustainabilty Practices:
W orldNomads.com aims to be a part of every adven-
turous travellers journey. We do so by providing a
See our Footprints program: range of travel safety products and services to adven-
www.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 jour-
nals 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 deliv-
ery making us the number one choice for many of the world’s leading adventure travel
brands.
Affiliated Businesses
Mystical Journeys (India) Reliable Business For

Marketing/ Public Relations


Private Limited Commercial Services
Business Type: Marketing/Pubilc Relations Business Type: Marketing/Pubilc Relations
New Delhi, India
Riaydh, Saudi Arabia
Phone: +91-11-27032136
Email: india@rajivtomar.com Phone: 0096612632726
Web: www.himalayanecodrive.com Email: yousifalnaam@rbiz.sa.com
Region(s) of Operation: Region(s) of Operation:
Southeast Asia- India Middle East
Products/Services: Camping Site

Burditch Marketing
Communications
Business Type: Marketing/Pubilc Relations
Adventure Travel
San Fransisco, California, United States
Media Source
Business Type: Marketing/Pubilc Relations Phone: +1 (415) 874-9696
Wellington, Colorado, United States Email: paul@burditchmc.com
Web: www.burditchmc.com
Phone: +1 (970) 568-7423
Email: nancy@atmstravelnews.com Green Team Advertising
Web: www.atmstravelnews.com
Busines Type: Marketing/ Public Relations
Region(s) of Operation: New York, New York, United States
Worldwide
Phone: +1 (212) 966-6365
Email: hank@greenteamusa.com
Web: www.greenteamusa.com

W e are brand awakeners. We help


brands succeed in a new world that
demands responsible business. Green
Team is a full-service communications
Good for Business agency that focuses on the Awakening
Consumer, a rapidly growing group of mil-
Business Type: Marketing/Public Relations
lions of influencers whose value-based pur-
chases are driving this demand for respon-
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
sibility.
Phone: +1 (608) 250-5148 Region(s) of Operation:
Email: jim@goodforbusiness.com Worldwide
Web: www.goodforbusiness.com Products/ Services:
Website Development
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Ecotourism Magazine ECOCLUB - International
Media/ Publishing & Product Supplier

Canada Ecotourism Club


Business Type: Media/ Publishing Business Type: Media/ Publishing
Hawkstone, Canada
Athens, Greece
Phone: (705) 487-3462
Email: vtelford@gmail.com Email: a@ecoclub.com
Web: www.ecoclub.com

Products/Services:
Print/E-Publication Region(s) of Operation:
Worldwide
Products/Services:
Print/E-Publication,Website Development

America Live, Inc. / ECHO TheFamilyTravelFiles.com


Encounters Business Type: Media/ Publishing
Business Type: Media/ Publishing
Granbury, Texas, United States
Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
Phone: +1 (817) 573-6920
Phone: +1 (770) 448-4479 Email: editor@theFamilyTravelFiles.com
Email: rwelti@americaliveads.com Web: www.theFamilyTravelFiles.com
Web: www.americaliveads.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: j.klinkhamer@kleanindustries.


Email: andrea101@ecocrown.com com
Web: www.ecocrownhospitality.com Web: www.kleanindustries.com
Products/ Services:
Green Product
Affiliated Businesses
SP Cattle Company Ltd. Rainmaker Conservation
Business Type: Product Supplier Project
Business Type: Product Supplier
Elkwater, Alberta, Canada San Rafael Norte, Costa Rica

Product Supplier
Email: topofthemountainbeef@live.com Phone: (540) 349-9848
Email: ann@rainmakercostarica.org
Web: www.rainmakercostarica.org
Region(s) of Operation:
Central America and the Caribbean
Products/Services:
Sukkiri Bird Watching,Educational & Wildlife Tours
Business Type: Product Supplier

Tokyo, Japan Constantia Woods Estate


(Pty) Ltd.
Email: aphillips@sukkiricorp.com Business Type: Product Supplier
Web: www.Sukkiridetox.com 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
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MIR Corporation West Coast Air Ltd
Product Supplier, Transportation Service, Travel Agency

Business Type: Product Supplier Business Type: Transportation Service

Seattle, Washington, United States Vancouver, Canada

Phone: +1 (206) 624-7289 Phone: +1 (604) 648-4400


Email: info@mircorp.com Email: rick@westcoastair.com
Web: www.mircorp.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

Costa Rica
Nature Travel Specialists
Business Type: Transportation Service Phone: 248-225-4341
Email: info@gecotravel.com
Alabaster, Alabama, United States Web: www.gecotravel.com

Phone: +1 205 663 6018


Products/ Services:
Booking Service, Green Product
Email: ask_us@naturetravelspecialists.
com Region(s) of Operation:
Web: www.naturetravelspecialists.com Costa Rica
Affiliated Businesses
Special Tour Corporation Erawan Travel Sweden

Travel Agency & Technology


Business Type: Travel Agency Business Type: Travel Agency
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +82-(0)2-737-7051
Email: specialtour@naver.com Phone: (468) 654-9961
Web: www.specialtours.kr Email: info@erawantravel.se
Web: www.erawantravel.se

S pecial Tour Corporation is one of the


frontier travel agancy in the ecotour-
ism field. We tried to develop the ecol-
Region(s) of Operation:
Southeast Asia- Thailand
ogy travel destination with the govern-
ment, local labs, and the local peoples.

Products/Services:
Air Transportation,Booking Service,
Ground Transportation, Vildmark i Vaermland
Website Development 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 Phone: 852 8303 1772
Business Type: Travel Agency Email: len@whl.travel
Web: www.whl.travel
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Products/ Services:
Phone: +1 (303) 443-0604 Booking Service,Website Development
Email: peggy@wiserworldtravel.com Region(s) of Operation:
Web: www.wiserworldtravel.com Worldwide
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Eco Tourism International IDGroup
Consulting & Event Planning/ Management

Business Type: Consulting Business Type: Consulting


Pensacola, Florida, United States
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Phone: +1 (850) 438-7823 x.22
Phone: +1 (303) 938-1375 Email: mona@idgroupusa.com
Email: ed_sanders@comcast.net Web: www.idgroup.us
Web: www.ecotourisminternational.com
Region(s) of Operation:
Worldwide I 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 experi-
ences, energized employee engagement
Legendary World and strong marketplace recognition.

Business Type: Consulting


Region(s) of Operation:
Tucson, Texas, United States 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

Phone: +33174311165
Dali Global Village Email: eric@conventions.fr
Web: www.conventions.fr
Eco-Tourism Ltd
Business Type: Event Planning/ Region(s) of Operation:
Management France, Mexico, United States
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
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 128


Conservation 130
Consulting 133
Corporate Social Responsibility 143
Destination Management Planning 144
Education/ Research 147
Graphic/ Website Design 154
Green Operations and Technologies 155
Guiding/ Interpretation 156
Hospitality Services 158
Marketing/ Public Relations 158
Media/ Publishing 160
Organization Management 161
More Professionals 162
128
Victor Montero
Victor Montero Arquitectos & Asociados
Architecture/ Landscape Architecture

San Jose, Costa Rica


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

Professional Category: Architecture/Landscape Archi-


tecture
Regions of Operation: Central America & the Caribbean

Areas of Expertise:
Environmental Economics,
D eveloper for a methodology for sustainable plan-
ning call “Macrosystem” and showed at international
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 Archi-
ment, Green Hotels tecture and Urbanismo under the category of Planning,
Research and History on 1993. Founder of the Sustain-
ability and Peace Institutional Programme for the Uni-
versity of Costa Rica in 1996. Former Urban Development and Planning Director of a
Montes de Oca County (local government) 2002-2006.

Desmond Kaplan Dominique Gettliffe


Desmond Kaplan Architects & Gettliffe Architecture
Development Planning Consultants
Boulder, Colorado, United States
D.N. Misgav, Israel
Email: deskap@netvision.net.il Email: info@gettliffe.com
Web: www.desmondkaplan.com Web: www.gettliffe.com
Professional Category: Architecture/Land- Professional Category: Architecture/Land-
scape Architecture
scape Architecture
Regions of Operations: South Africa, Regions of Operations: Worldwide
Israel, Dominican Republic
Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:
Architecture/Building Design,Ecolodge Architecture/Building Design,Community
Development,Green Hotels,Land Use Development,Ecolodge/Resort Develop-
Management,Tourism Planning ment

Catherine A Wiley
North Dakota State University
Fargo, North Dakota, United States

Professional Category: Architecture/Land-


scape Architecture
Regions of Operations: United States
Professionals
Cliff Lind

Architecture/ Landscape Architecture


DHM Design Corporation
Denver, Colorado, United States
Web: www.dhmdesign.com

Professional Category: Architecture/ Landscape Archi-


tecture
Regions of Operation: Canada,Honduras,Mexico,Trinidad
& Tobago,United States of America

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

Hitesh Mehta
HM Design

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


Web: www.dhmdesign.com

Professional Category: Architecture/ Landscape Archi-


tecture
Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:
Architecture/
M r. Hitesh Mehta is one of the world’s leading author-
ities, practitioners and researchers on ecotourism
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 chap-
ters on “Site Planning” and “Architectural Design.”
130
Don Ziebell
OZ Architects, Inc.
Architecture/ Landscape Architecture & Conservation

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States


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

Professional Category: Architecture/ Landscape


Architecture
Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:
Architecture Design,
A s founder and sole owner of Oz Architects, Don
Ziebell leads this creative and impressive team to
success on every project. Ziebell is an award-winning
Ecolodge /Resort Develop- architect with more than a quarter centruy of project
ment, Landscape Architec- design and planning experience behind him. He is re-
ture, Land Use Planning sponsible for the design of all company projects and
maintains an intimate connection throughout the design
and construction phases. Ziebell has been responsible-
for 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.

Rik N Hendriks Rosabel Miro


Dutch Couple Eco Treks-Kayak & trips Panama Audubon Society
Banlung City, Cambodia Panama, Panama
Email: info@banlung.info Email: N/A
Web: www.ecotourismcambodia.info Web: N/A

Professional Category: Conservation Professional Category: Conservation


Regions of Operations: Cambodia Regions of Operations: Panama

Areas of Expertise:
Ecosystems, Environmental Education,
Interpretation/Guiding, Outdoor Educa-
tion/Training, Wildlife Conservation
Professionals
Hugo Arnal-Delgado Rafael Benet
American Bird Conservancy Patillas Eco Resort
Washington, DC, United States Patillas, Puerto Rico, United States
Email: harnal@abcbirds.org Email: licbenet@hotmail.com

Conservation
Web: www.abcbirds.org Web: www.patillasecoresort.com

Professional Category: Conservation Professional Category: Conservation


Regions of Operations: Bolivia, Chile, Regions of Operations: Central America
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and the Caribbean

Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:


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

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

Areas of Expertise:
Communication, Ecolodge/
C onservation and travel have been my passion
since I was young. I’ve been fortunate to have
visited over 50 countries and have explored the
Resort Management, Event cultural diversity of 5 continents. My experiences
Planning/Management, living, studying and working in Central and South
Photography/Videography America have enriched not only my language
skills but also first-hand knowledge of ecotour-
ism 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. Cur-
rently I am working with iLCP (www.ilcp.com) in their preparations for WiLD
SPEAK, a Conservation Photography Symposium at the WILD9, in Merida, Mexi-
co, November 6-13th.
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Jim Currie Alison Hillegeist
Sydney’s Thumb Moore, Oklahoma, United States
Seattle, Washington, United States Email: ahillegeist@mac.com
Email: jdc@sydneysthumb.com Web: N/A
Web: www.sydneysthumb.com
Conservation

Professional Category: Conservation


Professional Category: Conservation Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Kayleigh King Luis Lora


Bellingham Parks and Recreation wikiverde.org
Bellingham, Washington, United States Rockville, Maryland, United States
Email: kking@cob.org
Email: N/A
Web: www.cob.org
Web: wikiverde.org
Professional Category: Conservation Professional Category: Conservation
Regions of Operations: North America Regions of Operations: Central America
and the Caribbean

Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:


Journalism Alternative Energy, Ecosystems, Busi-
ness Development, Community Devel-
opment, Ecolodge/Resort Management

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

Professional Category: Conservation


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

Consulting
Professional Category: Consulting
Regions of Operation: Australia

Areas of Expertise:
Destination Management,
A ndrew practices as a specialist equity and commer-
cial lawyer in Melbourne as a Consultant to Holding
Redlich. He has had a long association with sustainable
Ecolodge/Resort Develop- tourism having been a Director of Turtle Island Fiji for
ment & Management, Policy over 20 years until December 2006. He played a sig-
& Legislation, Zoology nificant role in elevating Turtle Island to achieve inter-
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 Re-
sorts. Andrew is a member of the Council of Deakin University.

Chris Warren Deneen Allen


Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, Watermark Hospitality Inc.
Australia Creemore, Canada
Email: cjwarren@optusnet.com.au Email: N/A
Web: www.chriswarrenonline.com.au Web: www.watermarkhospitality.com

Professional Category: Consulting Professional Category: Consulting


Regions of Operations: Worldwide Regions of Operations: Canada

Areas of Expertise:
Marketing/Public Relations
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Isabelle Alvarez Cheeying Ho
Independant Whistler Centre for Sustainability
Calgary, Canada Whistler, Canada
Email: N/A Email: cheeying@shaw.ca
Web: N/A Web: N/A
Consulting

Professional Category: Consulting Professional Category: Consulting


Regions of Operations: Peru
Areas of Expertise: Nancy Krieg
Indigenous Communities, Interpreta- Whitepine Consulting Limited
tion/Guiding, Parks & Protected Areas, Salt Spring Island, Canada
Tourism Planning,Wildlife Conservation
Email: nancy.krieg@shaw.ca
Web: N/A
Judy Karwacki
Small Planet Consulting Professional Category: Consulting
North Vancouver, Canada
Mike Robbins
Email: info@smallplanet.travel The Tourism Company
Web: www.smallplanet.travel
Toronto, Canada
Professional Category: Consulting Email: M/A
Regions of Operations: Worldwide Web: www.tourismco.com

Areas of Expertise: Professional Category: Consulting


Business Development, Community Regions of Operations: Worldwide
Development, Destination Management,
Aboriginal Tourism, Marketing
Areas of Expertise:
Business Development, Community
Carole Patterson Development, Destination Management,
Consultant (works a lot in SE Asia) Resort Development
Calgary, Canada
Email: info@kalahari-online.com
Web: N/A

Professional Category: Consulting


Regions of Operations: Canada, Iceland,
Malaysia

Areas of Expertise:
Community Development
Professionals
Trish Sare Carolyn Wild
BikeHike Adventures Inc WILD International
Vancouver, Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Email: wild@travel-net.com
Email: info@bikehike.com Web: N/A
Web: www.bikehike.com

Consulting
Professional Category: Consulting
Professional Category: Consulting
Regions of Operation: Worldwide

C arolyn Wild is President and owner of


WILD International, a tourism con-
sulting company with offices in Ottawa,
Jack Ewing Canada, and Adelaide, Australia. Carolyn
Hacienda Baru Lodge and Ecotours has experience in tourism development
San Isidro, Costa Rica which extends from the Arctic to the
Australian Outback. Carolyn is recog-
Email: info@haciendabaru.com nized internationally for expertise in eco-
Web: www.haciendabaru.com tourism 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 Split, Croatia
Shanghai, China Email: N/A
Email: N/A Web: www.ekoturizam.info
Web: www.spasourceasia.com
Professional Category: Consulting
Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Bosnia and
Regions of Operations: Worldwide Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia

Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:


Business Development,Ecolodge/Resort Business Development, Customer Rela-
Development,Product Development/ tions, Destination Management, Market
Design Trends & Demographics, Marketing
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Elisa Larsen Jem Winston
EuroAmerican Travel Rosalie Forest eco Lodge
Frederikssund, Denmark Rosalie, Dominica
Email: N/A
Email: info@rosalieforest.com
Web: N/A
Web: www.rosalieforest.com
Consulting

Professional Category: Consulting


Regions of Operations: Argentina Professional Category: Consulting
Regions of Operations: Central America
Areas of Expertise: and the Caribbean
Climate Change
Areas of Expertise:
Ecology, Environmental Education,
Ecolodge /Resort Development, Green
Hotels, Aboriginal Tourism

Geoff Hyde Maria Mero


Sustainable Tourism International Avara Maailma
Nadi, Fiji Helsinki, Finland
Email: hydegeoff@hotmail.com Email: N/A
Web: www.stourismint.com 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 SPE Tourism
Montpellier, France PARIS, France
Email: sblangy@gmail.com Email: contact@spetourism.com
Web: www.aboriginal-ecotourism.org Web: www.spetourism.com

Professional Category: Consulting Professional Category: Consulting


Regions of Operations: Worldwide Regions of Operations: Cameroon

Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:


Ecosystems, Certification Standards, Community Development
Community Development, Destination
Management
Professionals
Raffaella Caso Michiko Ebato
GreenStep Nippon Koei Co., Ltd.
Milano, Italy Asahi, Chiba, Japan
Email: N/A Email: N/A
Web: www.greenstep.it Web: N/A

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

Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:


Certification Standards, Communication, Community Development,Indigenous
Destination Management, Environmental Communities,Natural Resource
Education, Event Planning Management,Organization Management

Thomas van de Loo Christina Cavaliere, M.Tour


University of Otago
Amsterdam, Netherlands Dunedin, New Zealand
Email: info@symbeyond.org Email: N/A
Web: www.symbeyond.org Web: N/A

Professional Category: Consulting Professional Category: Consulting

Claude L’Hoiry Torhild J. Solbakken


Managua, Nicaragua Norsk Turistutvikling AS
Email: N/A Lillehammer, Norway
Web: N/A Email: post@ntu-as.no
Web: www.ntu-as.no
Professional Category: Consulting
Regions of Operations: Worldwide Professional Category: Consulting
Regions of Operations: Norway

Areas of Expertise:
Business Development, Certification/Ac- Areas of Expertise:
creditation/Standards, Community De- Business Development, Community
velopment, Organization Management Development, Ecolodge Development,
Market Trends & Demographics
138
Pal Knutsson Medhus Aftab-ur-Rehman Rana
Hove Stott AS Sustainable Tourism Foundation Pakistan
Geilo, Norway Islamabad, Pakistan
Email: post@hovestott.no
Web: www.hovestott.no Email: stfpak@gmail.com
Web: N/A
Professional Category: Consulting
Consulting

Regions of Operation:
Professional Category: Consulting
Regions of Operations: Pakistan

Areas of Expertise:
Community Development, Environmen-
tal Education, Parks & Protected Areas,
Tourism Operation

Mallika Naguran Dobbin Callahan


Gaia Discovery Eco Solutions Skye Con
Singapore, Singapore Ringgold
Email: admin@gaiadiscovery.com Email: N/A
Web: www.gaiadiscovery.com Web: N/A

Professional Category: Consulting


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

Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:


Certification/Accreditation/Standards
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
Professionals
Richard Denman
The Tourism Company
Hereford, United Kingdom
Email: rdenman@thetourismcompany.com
Web: www.thetourismcompany.com

Consulting
Professional Category: Consulting
Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise: R 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 de-
Tourism Planning velopment and marketing manager and subsequently
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.

Simon Woodward Sotiris Avgoustis


International Centre for IUPUI
Responsible Tourism
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Email: N/A
Email: s.c.woodward@leedsmet.ac.uk
Web: N/A
Web: www.simonwoodward.info
Professional Category: Consulting Professional Category: Consulting
Regions of Operation: Worldwide

D r Simon Woodward is an tourism


and heritage industry consultant and
educator with some 20 years’ experience
Alexa Bach McElrone
Independent Consultant
of advising public, private and volun-
Vallejo, California, United States
tary sector clients on a wide range of
issues associated with the development Email: alexabach@hotmail.com
and management of responsible tourism Web: N/A
practices. In 2008 Simon joined the In-
ternational Centre for Responsible Tour- Professional Category: Consulting
ism at Leeds Metropolitan University. Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:


Business Development, Community Corporate Sponsorship, Community
Development, Destination Management, Development, Ecolodge/Resort Develop-
Market Trends & Demographics, Parks ment, Natural Resource Management
140
Dina Belon Lauren Bohatka
RUSH Hospitality Avon Lake, Ohio, United States
Titusville, Florida, United States Email: N/A
Email: N/A Web: N/A
Web: N/A
Professional Category: Consulting
Consulting

Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Worldwide


Regions of Operations: United States
Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:
Architecture/Building Design, Certifica- Community Development, Destination
tion/Accreditation/Standards, Product Management, Product Development/
Development/Design Design, Policy & Legislation

Michael Conroy Connie Cornelius


Colibri Consulting - Certification for Sus- Cornelius Consulting
tainable Development 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, Transpor-
tation

Mindi Crabb Frederick Dure


Western Horizons Tourism Marketing Boreal Wilderness Alaska LLC
Pinedale, Wyoming, United States Austin, Texas, United States
Email: N/A Email: solar@alaskaecolodge.com
Web: N/A Web: www.AlaskaEcoLodge.com

Professional Category: Consulting Professional Category: Consulting


Regions of Operations: United States
Areas of Expertise:
Destination Management, Hotel/Lodge
Operation, Marketing/Public Relations,
Tourism Operation, Tourism Planning
Professionals
Megan Epler Wood Arthur G Foster
EplerWood International Portland, United States
Burlington, Vermont, United States Email: N/A
Email: info@eplerwood.com Web: N/A
Web: www.eplerwood.com
Professional Category: Consulting

Consulting
Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: Central America
Regions of Operations: Worldwide and the Caribbean, Europe,
North America
Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:
Destination Management Agriculture, Architecture/Building De-
sign, Destination Management, Inter-
pretation/Guiding, Landscaping

Michael Givens Chuck Lennox


Janas Consulting Cascade Interpretive Consulting LLC
Koloa, Hawaii, United States Seattle, Washington, United States
Email: N/A Email: chuck.lennox@interpconsulting.com
Web: Janas corp.com Web: www.interpconsulting.com
Professional Category: Consulting
Regions of Operations: Bhutan, Professional Category: Consulting
United States Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:


Tourism Operation, Tourism Planning Communication, Environmental Educa-
tion, Interpretation/Guiding, Land Use
Planning & Management, Tourism

Trent Milam Brian Nilsson


West Virginia University Silver Sage
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States San Luis, Colorado, United States
Email: N/A Email: N/A
Web: N/A Web: N/A
Professional Category: Consulting
Professional Category: Consulting
Regions of Operations: Kyrgyzstan
Regions of Operations: United States
Areas of Expertise:
Community Development, Destination
Management, Ecolodge/Resort Develop-
ment, Indigenous Communities
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Jennifer Park Richard Payne
Chemonics International R. H. Payne & Associates
Alexandria, Virginia, United States Colorado Springs, Colorado, United
States
Email: N/A
Web: N/A Email: N/A
Web: N/A
Consulting

Professional Category: Consulting


Professional Category: Consulting
Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:
Advocacy/ Government Relations, Com-
munity Development, Destination Man-
Alan Robinson agement, Parks & Protected Areas
National Parks and Tourism Advisor
Buena Vista, Colorado, United States
Email: N/A
Web: www.sustainabletourismconsultant.com

Professional Category: Consulting


Regions of Operations: Worldwide Louise Twining-Ward
Brookly, New York, United States
Email: louisetward@mac.com
Areas of Expertise:
Web: N/A
Ecolodge Development, Aboriginal Tour-
ism, Interpretation/Guiding, Product
Development, Parks, Partnerships Professional Category: Consulting
Regions of Operation: Worldwide
Joe Staiano
Independent
Seattle, Washington, United States
W ith sixteen years in international
research, monitoring, and indica-
tor development Dr. Twining-Ward is a
thought leader in sustainable tourism.
Email: N/A During the past year, Dr Twining-Ward
Web: www.joestaiano.com has assisted with the development of the
world’s first Net Zero Carbon Five Star
Professional Category: Consulting
Resort brand. Previously she consulted
Regions of Operations: Worldwide
for Tourism Resource Consultants, in
New Zealand.

Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:


Business Development, Community Community Development, Destination
Development, Destination Management, Management, Ecolodge Development,
Market Trends & Demographics, Tourism Environmental Impact Assessment
Professionals
Donna Zeigfinger Michael Haynes

Consulting & Corporate Social Responsibility


Green Earth Travel Hanoi, Viet Nam
Cabin John, Maryland, United States Email: N/A
Email: greenearthtravel@aol.com Web: N/A
Web: www.vegetariantravel.com
Professional Category: Consulting
Professional Category: Consulting Regions of Operations: United Kingdom,
Regions of Operations: Worldwide Kenya, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Sri
Lanka, Vietnam

Areas of Expertise:
Areas of Expertise:
Advocacy/Government Relations, En-
Customer Relations, Event Planning/
vironmental Education, Interpretation/
Management, Green Hotels, Sales,
Guiding, Parks & Protected Areas
Tourism Planning

Liz Ferguson Richard Everett


Hostelling International-Canada-Pacific Associates for Global Change
Mountain Region Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Email: N/A
Email: N/A Web: N/A
Web: N/A

Professional Category: Corporate Social Professional Category: Corporate Social


Responsibility Responsibility
Regions of Operations: North America Regions of Operations: Africa

Areas of Expertise:
Government Relations, Renewable Ener-
gy, Corporate Sponsorship, Environmen-
tal 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
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Wendy Magnes Steve Suard
Destination Management / Planning

Tourism British Columbia Tahiti Ecotourism


Victoria, Canada Papeete, French Polynesia
Email: wendy.magnes@tourismbc.com Email: N/A
Web: www.HelloBC.com Web: www.tahitiecotourism.com

Professional Category: Destination Man- Professional Category: Destination Man-


agement/Planning agement/Planning
Regions of Operations: Canada Regions of Operations: Oceania

Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:


Community Development, Destination Certification Standards, Green Hotels,
Management, Tourism Planning Marketing/Public Relations, Tourism Op-
eration & Planning,Website Development
Zel Lederman
Israel Travel Company
Marilena Schirripa
Jerusalem, Israel Roma, Italy

Email: info@israeltravelcompany.com Email: N/A


Web: www.israeltravelcompany.com Web: N/A

Professional Category: Destination Man- Professional Category: Destination Man-


agement/Planning agement/Planning
Regions of Operations: Israel, Jordan, Regions of Operations: Italy
Turkey
Areas of Expertise:
Areas of Expertise: Tourism Planning
Destination Management, Ecology,
Event Planning/Management, Indige-
nous Communities,Tourism Management

Shinkyum Kang Michael Oneka


AYA Press
Chonnam National University
Schiedam, Netherlands
Gwangju, Republic of Korea
Email: N/A
Email: N/a Web: N/A
Web: N/A

Professional Category: Destination Man- Professional Category: Destination Man-


agement/Planning agement/Planning
Regions of Operations: Worldwide Regions of Operations: Botswana, Ethio-
pia, Gabon, Mali, Uganda
Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:
Business Development, Community De- Biodiversity, Ecology, Environmental Ed-
velopment, Marketing/Public Relations, ucation, Land Use Planning & Manage-
Public-Private Partnerships, Tourism ment, Natural Resource Management
Professionals
Umaru Woody Peter Brumis

Destinatino Management/ Planning


National Tourist Board of Sierra Leone Ecomentum LLC
Freetown, Sierra Leone South Lake Tahoe, California, United
States
Email: donwood2000@yahoo.com
Email: peter@ecomentum.com
Web: www.salonetour.com
Web: ecomentum.com
Professional Category: Destination Professional Category: Destination Man-
Management/Planning agement/Planning
Regions of Operations: Canada, Costa
Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, USA
Areas of Expertise:
Karen Fraley Business Development, Community
Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Development, Ecolodge Development,
Bureau Event Planning/Management
Bradenton, FL, United States
Email: karen@aroundbend.com Keith Godwin
Web: N/A Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Professional Category: Destination Man- Email: N/A
agement/Planning Web: N/A

Professional Category: Destination Man-


agement/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 theFamilyTravelFiles.com
Carolina University Granbury, Texas, United States
Greenville, North Carolina, United States
Email: editor@thefamilytravelfiles.com
Email: N/A Web: www.thefamilytravelfiles.com
Web: www.sustainabletourism.org
Professional Category: Destination Man-
Professional Category: Destination Man- agement/Planning
agement/Planning
Regions of Operations: United States
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Dennis Pinto Devon Radosevich
Destination Management/ Planning

Micato Safaris Center for Park Management


New York, New York, United States Washington, DC, United States
Email: inquiries@micato.com Email: N/A
Web: www.Micato.com Web: N/A

Professional Category: Destination Man- Professional Category: Destination Man-


agement/Planning agement/Planning
Regions of Operations: Africa, South Asia Regions of Operations: Central America
and the Caribbean

Katherine L Sleeman Daniel Snyder


Grueninger Travel Group Trek the Planet Travel
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States Eden, New York, United States
Email: katie.sleeman@gmail.com Email: travel@trektheplanet.net
Web: N/A Web: www.trektheplanet.biz

Professional Category: Destination Man-


Professional Category: Destination Man-
agement/Planning
agement/Planning
Regions of Operations: Central America
Regions of Operations: North America
and the Caribbean, North America

Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:


Event Planning/Management Green Hotels, Tourism Planning

Floyd A Thompson III


USDA Forest Service
Warrenton, Virginia, United States
Email: floydt51@gmail.com
Web: www.fs.fed.us/recreation/pro-
grams/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
Professionals
Aggie Wegner Heather Zeppel
Charles Darwin University James Cook University

Education/ Research
Darwin, Australia Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Email: aggie.wegner@cdu.edu.au Email: Heather.Zeppel@jcu.edu.au
Web: www.cdu.edu.au/sspr/wegneraggie.htm Web: www.jcu.edu.au/business/staff/az/
JCUDEV_010

Professional Category: Education/ Professional Category: Education/


Research Research
Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:
Carbon Offset, Climate Change, Com-
munity Development, Environmental
Education, Indigenous Tourism, Parks
Fernando Kanni
Centro University Rio SENAC SP
Sao Paulo, Brazil Paul Eagles
Email: fernando.nkanni@sp.senac.br University of Waterloo
Web: N/A Waterloo, Canada

Professional Category: Education/ Email: eagles@uwaterloo.ca


Research Web: www.ahs.uwaterloo.ca/~eagles/in-
Regions of Operations: Brazil dex.html

Areas of Expertise: Professional Category: Education/


Destination Management Research

Yun Ching (Jenny) Liang Thomas Lyons


Thompson Rivers University Educational Awareness
Kamloops, Canada Toronto, Canada
Email: jennyliang0124@gmail.com Email: N/A
Web: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Education/Re- Professional Category: Education/Re-


search search
Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:
Environmental Education, Ecolodge
Development, Indigenous Communities,
Land Use Planning,Tourism Management
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Robert Pfister Thomas Opoku
Vancouver Island University West African examinations Council
Education/ Research

Nanaimo, Canada Sunyani, Ghana


Email: N/A Email: tommmy_lee18@yahoo.com
Web: http://web.viu.ca/pfister Web: N/A

Professional Category: Education/ Professional Category: Education/


Research Research
Regions of Operations: Worldwide

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 Bunkyo University
Okinawa, Japan Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan

Email: Joshima@tm.u-ryukyu.ac.jp Email: kaizu@shonan.bunkyo.ac.jp


Web: N/A Web: www.bunkyo.ac.jp/faculty/kokusai

Professional Category: Education/ Professional Category: Education/


Research Research
Regions of Operations: Japan Regions of Operation: Eastern Asia,
Oceania, South America
Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:
Community Development
Community Development, Journalism,
Landscape Architecture, Public-Private
Partnerships, Tourism Planning
Professionals
Chhabi Ram Baral Matilde Somarriba
Tribhuvan University Universidad Nacional Agraria

Education/ Research
Kathmandu, Nepal Managua, Nicaragua
Email: N/A Email: N/A
Web: 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:
Natural Resource Management, Organi-
Randi Alampay zation Management, Outdoor Education,
Asia Pacific Projects, Inc. Product Development, Parks
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Email: randi.alampay@gmail.com
Web: www.asiapacificprojects.com
Aleksandra Machnik
Professional Category: Education/ University of Physical Education
Research Pozna, Poland
Regions of Operations: Eastern Asia,
South Asia, Southeast Asia Email: alex-m@wp.pl
Web: N/A
Areas of Expertise:
Community Development, Destination
Professional Category: Education/
Management, Land Use Planning &
Research
Management, Policy & Legislation

Aji Divakar Natalia Shovkoplias


EASB Institute of Management The Union of Towns and Cities of Slovakia
Singapore, Singapore Bratislava, Slovakia
Email: N/A Email: umosr@gtinet.sk
Web: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Education/ Professional Category: Education/


Research Research
Regions of Operations: India,Singapore Regions of Operations: Slovakia, Ukraine

Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:


Community Development Destination Management,Ecology
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Shang-Shu Shih Victoria Edwards
Taiwan International Institute for Water University of Portsmouth
Education (TIIWE)
Education/ Research

Portsmouth, United Kingdom


Taipei City, Taiwan
Email: N/A
Email: uptree@tiiwe.org.tw Web: N/A
Web: N/A
Professional Category: Education/
Professional Category: Education/ Research
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 University of Montana
Bloomington, Indiana, United States Missoula, Montana, United States
Email: N/A Email: N/A
Web: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Education/ Professional Category: Education/


Research Research
Regions of Operations: North America

Areas of Expertise:
Community Development

Erve Chambers John Confer


University of Maryland California University of PA
College Park, Maryland, United States California, Pennsylvania, United States
Email: N/A Email: jconfer@ufl.edu
Web: N/A Web: http://workforce.cup.edu/confer

Professional Category: Education/ Professional Category: Education/


Research Research
Professionals
Chris Desmond
Sea Excursions Inc.

Education/ Research
Marco Island, Florida, United States
Email: dolphinproject@comcast.net
Web: www.dolphin-explorer.com

Professional Category: Education/ Research


Regions of Operation: North America- United States

Areas of Expertise:
Corporate Sponsorship,
C hris Desmond is Founder/Director of Sea Excursion’s
10,000 Islands Dolphin Project. Launched February
1 2006, the project focuses on the abundance, distribu-
Interpretation/Guiding, tion, movement, association patterns and behavior of
Journalism, Public Relations, bottlenose dolphins in Southwest Florida. Prior to his
Tourism Operation work with dolphins, Mr. Desmond’s career was in the
media industry. His background combines entrepreneur-
ial 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!

Jonathon Day Doug Keran


Purdue University Central Lakes College
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States Baxter, Minnesota, United States
Email: gjday@purdue.edu Email: N/A
Web: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Education/ Professional Category: Education/


Research Research
Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:
Alternative/Renewable Energy, Biodiver-
David Jones sity/Ecosystems, Certification/Accredita-
University of Southern Maine tion/Standards, Climate Change
Portland, Maine, United States
Email: dbjones@usm.maine.edu
Web: N/A

Professional Category: Education/


Research
Regions of Operations:
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James Kimmel Rena Koesler
Texas State University Longwood University
Farmville, Virginia, United States
Education/ Research

San Marcos, Texas, United States


Email: jk02@txstate.edu Email: N/A
Web: N/A Web: N/A
Professional Category: Education/
Professional Category: Education/ Research
Research Regions of Operations: North America

Areas of Expertise:
Environmental Education,
Outdoor Education/Training

Diane Kuehn Lawrence Lopez


SUNY ESF Keiser University
Syracuse, New York, United States Miami, Florida, United States
Email: N/A Email: llopez@keiseruniversity.edu
Web: N/A Web: N/A
Professional Category: Education/
Professional Category: Education/
Research
Research

Edward McCrea Bill Obenour


Environmental Education and East Carolina University - Recreation and
Conservation Global Leisure Studies
Coudersport, Pennsylvania, United States Greenville, North Carolina, United States
Email: N/A Email: N/A
Web: www.eecg.org Web: www.ecu.edu/rcls

Professional Category: Education/ Professional Category: Education/


Research Research
Regions of Operations: Africa, South Asia

Areas of Expertise:
Environmental Education, Information &
Communication Technologies, Interpre-
tation/Guiding, Outdoor Education
Professionals
Steven Richards Jeremy Schultz
West Virginia State University University of Utah
Institute, West Virginia, United States

Education/ Research
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Email: N/A Email: ucfc@ecotourism.org
Web: N/A Web: www.utah.edu
Professional Category: Education/
Professional Category: Education/
Research
Research
Regions of Operation: Bulgaria,
Regions of Operations: United States
Hungary, Slovakia, Belize, United States

Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:


Environmental Education, Natural Re- Certification Standards, Climate Change,
source Management, Parks, Tourism Food & Beverage Services, Green Ho-
Planning,Wildlife Conservation tels, Parks, Photography/Videography

Jeremy Shearer Patrick Tierney


IUP San Francisco State University
Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States San Francisco, California, United States
Email: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A
Web: http://recdept.sfsu.edu
Professional Category: Education/
Professional Category: Education/
Research
Research
Regions of Operations: Worldwide
Regions of Operations: North America

Areas of Expertise:
Business Development, Customer Rela-
tions, 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
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Yang Xing
Education/ Research & Graphic/ Website Design

The Ohio State University


Columbus, Ohio, United States
Responsible #
Travel Myth
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Professional Category: Education/


Research Myth: It’s for backpackers!
Regions of Operations: Worldwide
Reality: People of all in-
Areas of Expertise: terests, ages, incomes, and
Alternative Energy, Agriculture, backgrounds can travel re-
Ecosystems, Community Development,
Environmental Education sponsibly, and there are plen-
ty of family-friendly options.

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

Areas of Expertise: Abe Connally specializes in bringing advanced web


tools to small and medium sized businesses and or-
Renewable Energy, Business ganizations. Abe has over 12 years experience in devel-
Development, Marketing/ oping web systems and applications.
Public Relations, Website
Development Abe Connally designed and constructed the
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.
Professionals
Ulziitsetseg Dorj William Young

Green Operations & Technologies


Olongol LLC Florida Solar Energy Center
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Titusville, FL, United States
Email: ulziitsetseg@yahoo.com Email: fl_byoung@hotmail.com
Web: N/A Web: N/A

Professional Category: Green Operations Professional Category: Green Operations


& Technologies & Technologies
Regions of Operations: Central Asia

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

Areas of Expertise:
Environmental Education, K aren Lewis grew up in Minneapolis and has been
involved in Girl Scouting, the American Field Service
(Chile) and was a Peace Corp Volunteer in Kenya. For
Ecolodge/Resort
Management, Wildlife over 20 years, Karen was a professional keyboard mu-
Conservation sician and educator in Minnesota and holds degrees in
music and geography from the University of Minnesota.
In 1990, she and John Lewis took their bird watch-
ing 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.
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Christoph Hrdina Annie Young
Andre Safari & Tours Ltda Ecocircuitos, Panama
Guiding/ Interpretation

Curitiba, Brazil Panama, Panama


Email: N/A Email: annie@ecocircuitos.com
Web: N/A Web: www.ecocircuitos.com

Professional Category: Guiding/ Professional Category: Guiding/Interpre-


Interpretation tation
Regions of Operations: Brazil Regions of Operations: Panama

Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:


Biodiversity/Ecosystems, Environmental Tourism Operation,Tourism Planning
Education, Interpretation/Guiding, Tour-
ism Operation, Tourism Planning

Oana Soare Peter Brack


CarpatBike Nomad Tanzania Ltd
Bucharest, Romania Usa River, United Republic of Tanzania
Email: home@carpatbike.ro Email: N/A
Web: www.carpatbike.ro Web: N/A

Professional Category: Guiding/ Professional Category: Guiding/


Interpretation Interpretation
Regions of Operations: Eastern Europe Regions of Operations: Botswana,
Tanzania
Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:
Communication, Community Develop- Ecolodge Development & Management,
ment, Customer Relations, Ecology, Hotel/Lodge Operation, Interpretation/
Environmental Safety, Green Hotels Guiding, Photography/Videography

Sue Blankman Arleen Levy


San Francisco, California, United States The International Ecotourism Society
Email: sue_blankman@yahoo.com Washington, DC, United States
Web: N/A Email: arleenlevy@starpower.net
Web: N/A
Professional Category: Guiding/
Interpretation Professional Category: Guiding/
Interpretation
Professionals
James Macletchie
A Taste of the Best

Guiding/ Interpretation
North Uist, United Kingdom

Web: www.hebrideanadventures.co.uk

Professional Category: Guiding/ Interpretation


Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise: J ames Macletchie has devoted much of his life to pro-
moting and preserving the environment and indig-
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 Falk-
Marketing/ 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

Areas of Expertise:
Destination Management,
D r. Bricker completed her Ph.D. research with The
Penn State University focused on sustainable tour-
ism and natural resource recreation management, with
Environmental Education, special interest in ecotourism and sense of place. In-
Natural Resource Manage- ternationally, she has been employed as guide, tourism
ment, Outdoor Education manager, scuba, and sailing instructor; and served as
faculty for the University of the South Pacific and West
Virginia University. She is currently Chair/Executive Di-
rector of The International Ecotourism Society, and Associate Professor at the Univer-
sity of Utah, with a specific research interest in sustainable tourism and recreation.
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Edwin Sabuhoro Jordan Amon
Hospitality Services & Marketing/ Public Relations

Rwanda Eco-tours Four Points by Sheraton


Kigali, Rwanda Kamloops, Canada
Email: esabuhoro@rwandaecotours.com Email: N/A
Web: www.rwandaecotours.com Web: www.starwoodhotels.com/four-
points/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 Tahiti Expeditions
Aurora, Canada Moorea, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Email: N/A Email: paul@tahitiexpeditions.com
Web: www.straydog.ca Web: www.TahitiExpeditions.com
Professional Category: Marketing/Public
Professional Category: Marketing/Public
Relations
Relations
Regions of Operations: Worldwide
Regions of Operations: Oceania
Areas of Expertise:
Destination Management, Event Plan-
Areas of Expertise:
ning, Journalism, Marketing/Public
Ecosystems, Business Development,
Relations, Photography/Videography
Destination Management, Marketing,
Tourism Operation & Planning

Paula Kehoe Tevz Korent


Hotsolutions Ljubljana, Slovenia
Cascais, Portugal Email: N/A
Email: N/A Web: N/A
Web: www.hotsolutions.com.pt
Professional Category: Marketing/Public
Professional Category: Marketing/Public Relations
Relations Regions of Operations: Bosnia & Herze-
Regions of Operations: Worldwide govina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia,Slovenia
Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:
Business Development, Hotel/Lodge Op- Destination Management, Food & Bev-
eration, Marketing, Real Estate,Tourism erage Services, Marketing/Public Rela-
Operation, Website Development tions, Tourism Operation & Planning
Professionals
Ayako Ezaki

Marketing/ Public Relations


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

Areas of Expertise: 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
Media/Publication joined TIES in 2005 as a project coordinator focusing
on building and strengthening a regional communica-
tion 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 Eco-
tourism Conference 2007 (Oslo, Norway, May 2007). Ayako graduated from Wesleyan
University (Middletown, CT) with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Social Studies.

Julia Fisher

Washington, DC, United States


Email: julia.barba.fisher@gmail.com
Web: N/A
Professional Category: Marketing/ Public Relations
Regions of Operation: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise: J ulia Fisher believes that those who love the land love
life, and envisions a world in which all tourism is eco-
Biodiversity, Corporate Part- tourism. She was the former TIES ecoDestinations man-
nership, Communication, ager. Julia originally joined TIES in June 2007 to assist
Community Development, in the coordination of the North American Ecotourism
Destination Management Conference, bringing to the organization a combination
of public and private sector experience, and a life-long
passion for ecotourism. While collaborating on the de-
velopment 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.
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Laura Ell Tom Garrett
Sustainable Tourism Elements McMurry
Marketing/ Public Relations & Media/ Publishing

Washington, DC, United States Carefree, Arizona, United States


Email: laura@tourismelements.com Email: tomgarrett07@gmail.com
Web: N/A Web: www.mcmurry.com

Professional Category: Marketing/Public Professional Category: Marketing/Public


Relations Relations
Regions of Operations: Central America Regions of Operations: North America
and the Caribbean
Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:
Agriculture Advocacy/Government Relations, Busi-
ness Development, Communication,
Destination Management,Event Planning
Celine Girot
Washington, DC, United States
Email: N/A Michelle Nowak
Web: N/A The Farm Stay Handbook
Montreal, Canada
Professional Category: Marketing/Public
Relations Email: N/A
Regions of Operation: Worldwide 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 Prod-
ucts, Journalism, Media/Publication

Erika H. Lloyd
The Away Network
Hans Tammemagi
Washington, DC, United States
Pender Island, Canada
Email: N/A
Email: N/A Web: N/A
Web: N/A
Professional Category: Media/Publishing Professional Category: Media/Publishing
Regions of Operations: North America Regions of Operations: Worldwide
Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:
Climate Change Journalism
Professionals
Sai Nozaki Frederic Spangler

Media/c Publishing & Organization Management


Hawaii-arukikata Web Magazine ProQuest-USGS Partnership
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Email: rsnozaki@msn.com Email: N/A
Web: N/A Web: http://ejournal.nbii.org/

Professional Category: Media/Publishing Professional Category: Media/Publishing


Regions of Operations: United States Regions of Operations: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise:
Biodiversity/Ecosystems, Communica-
tion, Ecology, Environmental Impact As-
sessment, Journalism, Media/Publication

Young Ng Piero Ponce


Association for Geoconservation, Hong CEDRO
Kong Ayacucho, Peru
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Email: N/A
Email: N/A Web: N/A
Web: www.rocks.org.hk
Professional Category: Organization
Professional Category: Organization Management
Management Regions of Operations: South America
Regions of Operations: Worldwide
Areas of Expertise: Areas of Expertise:
Certification Standards, Environmental Indigenous Communities
Education, Environmental Impact As-
sessment, Media/Publication, Parks
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Ferdinand Weps
The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)
Organization Management & More Professionals

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

Areas of Expertise:
Corporate Sponsorship,
I am TIES Director of Membership and Operations,
managing TIES membership department and over-
seeing general operational tasks at TIES. From February
Information & Communica- to June 2007, I worked as the Global Ecotourism Con-
tion Technologies, Market- ference 2007 Assistant. I’m originally from Germany,
ing/Public Relations and have a B.A. in Cultural Geography and Area Studies
with concentrations on livelihood assurance in develop-
ing 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 volun-
teering experience: assisting community development and education, conservation
projects in Central America.

Antonio Pedro Alem Angelica Arreola


Sobrinho Los Angeles, California, United States
Ribeirao Preto-SP, Brazil

Carole Astley Kenneth Backman


Travel Oregon Clemson Univeristy
Salem, Oregon, United States Clemson, South Carolina, United States
Email: frank@clemson.edu
Web: www.traveloregon.com Web: N/A

Julie Barnes John Bass


Durham, North Carolina, United States Intrinsic Tourism Solutions
Fort St. John, Canada
Professionals
Robert Berghaier Nick Biddle
Premier Tours Mindo Cloud Forest Foundation
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Ligonier, Pennsylvania, United States

More Professionals
Email: info@mindocloudforest.org
Web: www.mindocloudforest.org

Kara Black Wayne Blanchard


A Closer Look Travel Green Mountain College
Bellingham, Washington, United States Indian Lake, New York, United States

Web: www.acloserlook.travel

Ed Blume Susan Cartier


Eco-Yucatan Ecotourism Business
Madison, Wisconsin, United States Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Email: edblume@mailbag.com Email: srliebl@yahoo.com
Web: http://eco-yucatan.blogspot.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 Pravin Desai Architects
Salem, Oregon, United States phoenix, Mauritius
Email: kristin@traveloregon.com Email: archides@intnet.mu
Web: www.TravelOregon.com

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 Houston, Texas, United States
Salta, Argentina
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Christine Gruninger Eric Hall
Rohnert Park, California, United States Elon University
Elon, North Carolina, United States
More Professionals

Karen Hobson Wayne Jenvey


Hobson Associates, Ltd. Ecotourism Australia
New York, New York, United States Brisbane, Australia
Email: wayne.jenvey@hwlebsworth.com.au

Sue Kennedy Yanto Kono


Consultant Kupang, Indonesia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia Email: yantociwil@yahoo.co.id

Chris Kornmayer Adam Krivatsy


Choice Hotels International INTRA
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States Sausalito, California, United States
Email: krivatsy@aol.com
Web: www.choicehotels.com

Cecile Lallemand Tom Lamb


Destination Eco Lamb Studio
Lamentin, Guadeloupe Laguna Beach, California, United States
Email: lambstudio@iname.com
Web: www.destination-eco.com Web: www.lambstudio.com

Mark Leech Sarah Leonard


University of Wyoming The Nature Conservancy
Laramie, Wyoming, United States Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Email: leechmark@gmail.com

Dragon London
Kimberly Lisagor
Ketchikan, Alaska, United States
EndangeredPlaces.com
San Luis Obispo, Email: dlondon@visit-ketchikan.com
Professionals
Phillip Maddux Mimi Mather
Sanchez & Maddux Shapins Belt Collins
Palm Beach, Florida, United States Boulder, Colorado, United States

More Professionals
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 Vancouver, Canada
Pretoria, South Africa
Email: mearnkf@unisa.ac.za
Web: www.unisa.ac.za

Peter Mkumbo Catherine Moores


Victoria University of Wellington Victoria, Canada
Wellington, New Zealand
Email: petermkumbo@yahoo.com
Web: www.vuw.ac.nz

Gilbert Moukheiber Domician Njau


Mada Association Tanzania National Parks
Beirut, Lebanon Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania

Web: www.mada.org.lb

Claudia Notzke Abdel Oliveros


University of Lethbridge Guayana, Venezuela
Lethbridge, Canada Email: viajerotourist@gmail.com

Web: www.uleth.ca

Cathryn Paish Paul Regnier


Yukon Department of Tourism & Culture Door County Nature and Travel
Whitehorse, Canada Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin, United States

Email: paul@doorcountynatureandtravel-
company.com
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Ravi J. Ruparel Pieter Sampson
World Bank MACFARLANE Consultancy N.V.
Bethesda, Maryland, United States Arnhem, Netherlands
More Professionals

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 Atenas, Costa Rica
Calgary, Canada Email: smithsnoh@aol.com

David Sollitt Mirjana Svagusa


Treeline Marketing Zagvozd, Croatia
Winnetka, Illinois, United States
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 Kazem Vafadari Mehrizi


tourinordhaiti.com United Nation University UNU, Institude
Brooklyn, New York, United States of Advanced Studies IAS
Web: tourinordhaiti.com Kanazawa (Ishikawa-ken), Japan
Email: kazemv@gmail.com
Web: www.ias.unu.edu/

Shah Wali Scott Wayne


CNFA SW Associates, LLC
Mansehra, Pakistan Washington, DC, United States

Web: www.cnfapakistan.org Web: www.sw-associates.net


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Associations Colleges & Universities
Benin Ecotourism Concern United States
Alamo Colleges...........................34
Eco-Benin.............................21
California Polytechnic State
CAMAT [Chitral Association for
University...........................35
Mountain Area Tourism]..........21
California University of
Canaeco......................................24
Pennsylvania......................34
Dominican Sustainable Tourism
George Washington University.......35
Association (ODTS)................22
Johnson & Wales University..........34
Eco & Sustainable Tourism Israel....22
North Carolina State University.....36
Ecotourism Australia.....................24
Schiller International University.....34
Ecotourism Kenya.........................25
U of MN Tourism Center................37
Ecotourism Norway.......................25
University of Utah........................37
Ecoturismo Italia..........................26
West Virginia University................38
Ecotourism Society Pakistan..........26
Estonian Ecotourism
Association (ESTECAS)...........26
French Ecotourism Association.......27
Institutions
Indonesian Ecotourism Network.....27 by: category
Instituto EcoBrasil........................27 by: country
Iran Ecotourists Association...........26
Japan Ecolodge Association...........28 Convention & Visitor Bureaus (CVB)
Japan Ecotourism Society..............28
National Ecotourism Center............28 United States
Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation....29 Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber
The Ontario Ecotourism Society......29 of Commerce & VCB............40
The Swedish Ecotourism Society.....29 Naples, Marco Island,
Everglades CVB..................40
Colleges & Universities San Mateo County Convention &
Visitors Bureau...................40
by: country Stevens Point Area Convention &
Visitors Bureau...................40
Australia Travel Portland............................41
Flinders University..................32 Destination Marketing Organizations
Belize (DMO)
University of Belize.................32 Canada
Canada Thompson Okanagan Tourism.......41
Capilano University.................32 Tourism Wells Gray......................41
Nipissing University................33 India
North Island College...............32 Stark communications Pvt Ltd.......41
Royal Roads University............32 Portugal
Thompson Rivers University.....32 Azores Tourism Association...........41
Germany South Africa
Fachhochschule Eberswalde, ETC-Africa..................................43
University of Applied Sciences..33
Indices
Institutions Institutions
United States Canada
Atchafalaya National District of Clearwater...................45
Heritage Area..................42 United States
Puerto Rico Tourism Company....42 Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism....45
Ruby Falls...............................42 Squaxin Island Tribe Tourism
Travel Oregon..........................42 Department.......................45
Education/ Research Organizations
Canada NGOs
BC Partnership for by: category
Sustainable Tourism.........43 by: country
Vancouver Aquarium.................43
Islamic Republic of Iran Community Development
Kish Free Zone Organization.......43 Cameroon
United States Rural Development.....................48
California Academy of Sciences...43 Centre (RUDEC)
Desert Botanical Garden............43 Canada
National Wildlife Federation........44 Planeterra..................................48
Oregon Paleo Lands Institute......44 Kenya
Virign Islands Sustainable Basecamp Foundation..................49
Farm Institute..................44 Conservation
Wallowa Mountain Institute........44 Islamic Republic of Iran
Government Organization PLAN4theLAND society.................49
United States Italy
Nebraska Division of Travel Naucrates..................................49
& Tourism........................44 United Kingdom
US Forest Service, International Trees for Life..............................49
Inst Tropical Forestry.........44 United States
Industry Association Angel Conservation.....................49
Guatemala Norman Bird Sanctuary................49
Sustainable Comission of Guatemala Pacific Whale Foundation..............50
Exporters Associations........45 Sancturary Friends Foundition of
Islamic Republic of Iran the Florida Keys.................50
Tehran Tourism Guides Santa Catalina Island
Association.......................45 Conservancy......................50
Tourism Office Tirimbina Rainforest Center..........50
Botswana
Botswana Tourism Board............45
170
NGOs Lodging Facilities
Education/ Capacity Building Australia
India Avalon Coastal Retreat.................55
MP Ecotourism.........................50 Ecolodges Indonesia via Break of
Thailand Day Investments Pty Ltd......55
Ecotourism Training Center........50 Glasshouse Mountains Ecolodge....55
United States Belize
Leader for the World Inc...........51 Belize Green Investments Corp.....55
Recursos de Santa Fe...............51 Hamanasi Adventure &
Policy & Guidelines Dive Resort........................55
Russian Federation Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort......55
Kamchatka Ecotourism Society....51 The Lodge at Chaa Creek.............58
United States Brazil
The Society for Ethical Ecotourism in Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge......58
Southwest Florida.............51 Araras Pantanal Ecolodge.............58
Travel & Tourism Cristalino Jungle Lodge................58
Canada Etnia Pousada & Boutique............59
Routes to Learning Canada.........51 Juma Lodge...............................58
Japan Canada
Peace and Slow Project..............51 Chippewas of Nawash Unceded
Palau First Nation.......................59
Dolphins Pacific, Inc..................52 Clayoquot Wilderness Resort........59
Switzerland Great Bear Nature Tours..............60
Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset.........52 Island Lake Lodge......................60
United States Wickaninnish Inn.......................60
Rainforest Alliance.....................52 China
Sustainable Travel International...53 Village China.............................60
Wildlife Costa Rica
United States Arenas Del Mar Beach &
SEE Turtles..............................53 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
Indices
Lodging Facilities Lodging Facilities
Costa Rica cont. Jamaica cont.
Lapa Rios Ecolodge..................62 Strawberry Fields Together!.........66
Pacuare Lodge.........................63 Malaysia
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge..62 Hotel Mingood...........................66
Samasati Nature Retreat...........63 Sepang Goldcoast Sdn Bhd.........66
Ecuador Mexico
Black Sheep Inn Balamku Inn on the Beach..........66
Ecolodge Ecuador.............57 El Retono Eco Lodge...................67
La Selva Jungle Lodge...............63 Hotel Eco Paraiso.......................67
Opuntia Lodges........................57 Micronesia, Federated States of
Yachana Lodge.........................57 Kosrae Village Ecolodge..............67
Egypt The Pathways Hotel....................67
Harby’s Place...........................57 Nepal
El Salvador Tiger Mountain (Pvt) Limited........67
La Cocotera Resort & Ecolodge...57 Peru
Ethiopia Amazon Expeditions
Strawberry Fields Eco Lodge.......57 Palo Verde Lodge...............68
Fiji The Condor Lodge Conservatory...68
Matava - Fiji’s Premier Eco Portugal
Adventure Resort..............64 Hotel Vila Park...........................68
Nakia Resort & Dive, Fiji.............64 Puerto Rico
France Casa Grande Mountain Retreat.....70
l’Orri de Planès La Finca Caribe..........................72
Trailside Eco-lodge............64 Sri Lanka
Greece Ranweli Holiday Village Ltd..........68
P.A.P Corp S.A..........................64 St. Croix
Guatemala Northside Valley..........................73
Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Tanzania, United Republic of
Adventure Spa..................64 Chumbe Island Coral Park............68
India Thailand
Hiliya Resort Wayanad................65 Koh Ra Ecolodge.........................68
Sinclairs Hotels Ltd....................65 Lost Horizon Resort Co. Ltd..........69
The Ranthambhore Bagh............65 Turkey
Tropical ForRest........................65 Indigo Group of Companies..........69
Waxpol Hotels & Resorts Ltd.......65 United States
Jamaica Alaska’s Sadie Cove
Hotel Mocking Bird Hill...............65 Wilderness Lodge ...............69

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Lodging Facilities Tour Operators
by: Regions of Operation
United States cont.
Armadillo Acres...........................70 Worldwide
Bear’s Den Cottages, LLC.............70 AdventureSmith Explorations........76
Bentwood Inn.............................70 Boundless Journeys.....................76
Blair Hill Inn at Moosehead Lake...70 Classic Journeys..........................76
Bunk House at ZION Coast to Coast Tours....................76
Bed & Breakfast.................70 Coffee Culture Tours....................76
Cat’s Cradle...............................71 Cosmopolitan Adventure Tours......76
Copperbank Inn.........................71 Country Walkers..........................77
Creekwalk Inn and Cabins at Down2earth Adventures, LLC........77
Whisperwood Farm.............71 EastQuest, Inc............................77
Dragon’s Village..........................71 EcoQuest Travel, Inc....................77
Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort.......71 Elevate Destinations....................77
Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls..............72 Expedition Trips..........................77
Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast....71 Gap Adventures..........................78
Little St. Simons Island................72 Global Basecamps.......................80
Montfair Resort Farm...................72 Holbrook Travel...........................78
The Allison Inn & Spa..................73 International Expeditions..............78
The Alpine House Inn Intrepid Travel............................78
and Cottages......................73 Kepri.........................................80
The Cottages at Spring Mundoexplora Exotic
House Farm.......................73 Travels & Expeditions...........80
TL Reserve Development Myths and Mountains...................80
Company, Inc.....................73 Nature & Kind.............................80
Vagabond Ranch.........................73 Peregrine Adventures
Waianuhea.................................74 Gecko’s Adventures.............80
Wilderness Gate..........................74 Reefs to Rockies, LLC...................81
WildSpring Guest Habitat.............74 Southern Explorations..................81
Virgin Islands The Wayfarers............................81
Virgin Islands Campground...........74 Viajes Planeta Azul......................81
Wilderness Travel........................81
Wildland Adventures....................81
Worldwide Ecolodges...................82
Zegrahm Expeditions...................82



Indices
Tour Operators Tour Operators

Africa Southeast Asia cont.
Africa Adventure Company..........84 Khiri Travel.................................89
AfricaWildTruck..........................83 NAC Tours Bangladesh.................88
Aim 4 Africa Ltd.........................84 No Roads Expeditions.................107
Busarialao Travels and Tours........84 Salika Tour Co. Ltd......................90
Classic Africa Safaris...................84 Symbiosis Expedition Planning......89
Classic Tours & Safaris Ltd...........83 TBF Travel..................................90
Deeper Africa.............................83 South Asia
ecoAfrica Travel
Advent Journeys.........................90
Fiema Crafts and Tours................82
Hills of Africa Travel.....................82 Chalukya Grace Tours Pvt Ltd.......90
Madagascar Ecotours...................84 Dream Nepal Travels &
Naturally Morocco Ltd..................83 Tours Pvt.Ltd......................92
Sahara Soul Travel......................83 Explore Kamchatka......................92
Summit Expeditions &
Frontier Treks & Tours India..........90
Nomadic Experience............83
Vintage Africa Ltd........................82 Frontier Treks and
Volcanoes Safaris........................84 Tours Maldives....................91
Wilderness Safaris.......................82 Grass Routes Journeys.................91
Peace Through Travel LLC.............85 Ibex Expeditions Pvt Ltd...............90
Antartica India Footprints...........................90
Adventure Life............................85
Indian Nature Tours.....................91
Asia
Central Asia KarmaQuest Ecotourism and
Adventure Tours Pakistan.............87 Adventure Travel................85
Borderlands Group......................85 Treks ‘n Rapids (P) Ltd.................91
KarmaQuest Ecotourism and Wilderness Resorts Pvt Ltd...........91
Adventure Travel.................85
Central America and the Caribbean
Nomaic Journeys Ltd. ..................86
Peak to Peak Travel.....................86 Adventure Life
Yama Adventures........................86 Amerika Venture Ecotours............96
Eastern Asia Andros Island Adventures.............93
Nomaic Expeditions.....................87 Careli Tours................................95
Spirit of Japan Travel...................88 Costa Rican Adventures...............93
Terralaya Travels.........................87
Cuban Adventures.......................94
WildChina...................................87
Southeast Asia Detour, The Adventure
Borneo Eco Tours........................89 Travel Marketplace..............96
Buffalo Tours..............................88 Dosel S.A...................................95
Earhart Adventures LLC..............104 EcoColors...................................94
KarmaQuest Ecotourism and
EcoTeach....................................96
Adventure Travel.................85
174
Tour Operators Tour Operators

Central America and the Caribbean North America cont.
Elemento Natural Costa Rica.........95 Chruchill Nature Tours.................99
Foto Verde Tours.........................93 Creative Western Adventures........99
Go South Adventures...................96 Earhart Adventures LLC..............104
GreenSpot.Travel........................95 Eco-librium Sustainable
Greenway Nature Tours................93 Adventures......................100
Horizontes Nature Tours EcoTeach...................................96
Costa Rica.........................95 Eskakwa Eco-Adventure
Memorable Costa Rica..................93 Company Inc....................105
PacificTradeWindsCR....................93 EverGreen Escapes....................104
ProTours Mexico..........................95 Go Native America.....................102
Rios Tropicales............................94 Hawaii Shark Encounters............103
Seascape Kayak Tours..................94 Maple Leaf Adventures...............100
Tequia Experiences......................94 Maya Nature.............................101
Tropical Nature Travel, Inc............96 Moose Cree Outdoor
Vaya Adventures.........................96 Discoveries Adventures........99
Vesatours...................................94 Northwest EcoExcursions............102
Europe OARS (Outdoor Adventure
Aegea Adventures.....................97 River Specialists)..............104
Elftours....................................97 OC Wildlife & Beach Tour Inc.......102
Go Gloal Travel Group Inc...........98 Salsa Retreat, LLC.....................101
Kayak Montenegro.....................97 Scenic Caves Nature
Lofoten Aktiv AS........................97 Adventures......................100
Maka Ecotourism........................97 Seascape Kayak Tours.................94
Pathfinderlapland/Vägvisaren.......97 Tarpon Bay Explorers.................102
Peace Through Travel LLC............85 Timberwolf Tours Ltd.................100
Wildabout Orkney......................98 WildExodus Adventure Travel........99
Wilderness Scotland...................98 Wolfe Adventures & Tours...........102
Middle East Yellow Bear Journeys.................102
Alanka Tours.............................98 Ziptrek Ecotours Inc..................100
North America Oceania
¡Un Buen Viaje!.......................101 Baird Bay Ocean
Amerika Venture Ecotours............96 Eco Experience.................105
Alaska Wildland Adventures........103 Earhart Adventures LLC..............104
Bluewater Adventures................100 Eco-librium Sustainable
Canadian Mountain Holidays Inc...99 Adventures.......................100
Indices
Tour Operators Tour Operators

Oceania cont. South America cont.
No Roads Expeditions.............107 Jungle Expeditions....................113
Photo Safari Hawaii................107 La Paz on Foot..........................109
Rivers Fiji..............................106 Latin Trails : Galapagos
Small World Journeys...............105 Journey Fleet...................111
Tahiti Expeditions....................106 Madness Adventures in
Trans Niugini Tours.................107 Bolivia and Peru...............114
Tread Lightly Ecotours..............105 Maple Leaf Adventures..............100
Wet’n’Wild Rafting Natoura Travel And
Company Ltd.................106 Adventure Tours Inc..........115
Ziptrek Ecotours Inc................100 OARS (Outdoor Adventure
South America River Specialists)..............104
Adventure Life Peru Treks and Adventure...........112
Akanan Travel & Adventure......114 Pure Adventures........................111
Amazonia Expeditions..............112 Qasana Tours............................112
America Tours Srl...................115 Rainforest Expeditions................112
Amerika Venture Ecotours..........96 Recanto Ecológico Rio da Prata....109
Ancient Summit......................112 South American Travel Services...112
Andean Trails..........................115 Southern Cross Tours.................108
Angel-Eco Tours, Inc................115 Southern Crossings
Brazil Ecojourneys...................109 Tours and Travel................109
Cascada Expediciones...............108 Southern Nature Ltda.................110
Detour, The Adventure Southwind Adventures...............115
Travel Marketplace.............96 Sun Gate Tours.........................114
Earhart Adventures LLC.............104 Surtrek Tour Operator................115
Earthbound Adventures.............114 Tropic Journeys in Nature...........110
Eco-librium Sustainable Tropical Nature Travel, Inc............96
Adventures......................100 Tunibra Travel Turismo Ltda........109
Ecotour Expeditions, Inc.............109 Vaya Adventures.........................96
Ecoventura Galapagos Network...110
Ecuador Adventure....................111
Go South Adventures...................96
Green Roots Travel....................108
Heliconia Lodge -
Amazon River Expeditions..114
InkaNatura Travel......................113
176
Affiliated Businesses Affiliated Businesses
by: Category
by: Country of Origin Consulting cont.
United States
Architecture/ Landscape Architecture Idgroup....................................126
India Legendary World.......................126
Hozman...................................117 Event Planning
United States China
AFH Design, LLC........................117 Dali Global Village
EDSA (Edward Stone Eco-Tourism Ltd................126
& Associates)....................117 France
Mithun.....................................117 Proximea Travel........................126
PBR Hawaii...............................117 Kenya
Consulting Tamarind Management Ltd.........120
Australia United States
RooTourism...............................117 VenueQuest.............................120
Canada Financial Services
Canadian Ecotourism Services.....118 WorldNomads..........................120
MacLeod Farley & Associates.......118 IT/ Multimedia
Peak Planning Associates............118 ERISS.....................................120
Sustaining Tourism....................118 Marketing/ Public Relations
Czech Republic India
Destination Marketing................118 Mystical Journeys (India)
Germany Private Limited.................121
Mas Contour..............................118 Saudi Arabia
India Reliable Business For
Badra Estates & Industries Ltd....119 Commercial Services.........121
Mali United States
Mangalani Consult.....................119 Adventure Travel Media Source...121
Mozambique Burditch Marketing
Tuzachi Turismo.........................119 Communications...............121
Netherlands Good for Business......................121
HotelsAhead B.V........................119 Green Team Advertising.............121
Puerto Rico Media/ Publishing
Mari­a de los A Sanchez...............119 Canada
United Kingdom Ecotourism Magazine Canada...122
JLAG Ltd..................................119
United States
Eco Tourism International...........126
Indices
Affiliated Businesses Affiliated Businesses
Media/Publishing cont. Travel Agency
Greece Costa Rica
ECOCLUB - International Geco Travel..............................124
Ecotourism Club...........122 Korea, Republic of
United States Special Tour Corporation............125
America Live, Inc. / Sweden
ECHO Encounters.........122 Erawan Travel Sweden...............125
TheFamilyTravelFiles.com.......122 Vildmark i Vaermland................125
Product Supplier United States
Canada Wiser World Travel LLC..............125
Eco Crown Hospitality.............122 Travel Technology Provider
Klean Industries Inc...............122 Hong Kong
SP Cattle Company Ltd............123 whl.travel.................................125
Costa Rica
Rainmaker Conservation Project..123 Professionals
Japan by: Category
Sukkiri.....................................123 by: Country of Origin
South Africa
Constantia Woods Architecture/ Landscape Architecture
Estate (Pty) Ltd.................123 Costa Rica
United States Victor Montero.........................128
Bonsai Design, Inc.....................123 Israel
Green Concierge Travel LLC........123 Desmond Kaplan......................128
MIR Corporation........................124 United States
Transportation Service Dominique Gettliffe..................128
Canada Cliff Lind.................................129
West Coast Air Ltd....................124 Hitesh Mehta...........................129
Costa Rica Catherine A Wiley....................128
Mapache Rent a Car..................124 Don Ziebell.............................130
United States Conservation
Mother Lode River Center...........124 Cambodia
Nature Travel Specialists LLC......124 Rik N Hendriks........................130


178
Professionals Professionals
Conservation cont. Consulting cont.
Panama Fiji
Rosabel Miro..........................130 Geoff Hyde...............................136
Puerto Rico Finland
Rafael Benet..........................131 Maria Mero...............................136
United States France
Hugo Arnal-Delgado...............131 Sylvie Blangy............................136
Mikael Castro........................131 Guillaume Cromer......................136
Jim Currie.............................132 Italy
Alison Hillegeist.....................132 Raffaella Caso...........................137
Kayleigh King........................132 Japan
Luis Lora...............................132 Michiko Ebato...........................137
Stephen Spencer....................132 Netherlands
Consulting Thomas van de Loo....................137
Australia New Zealand
Andrew Fairley.......................133 Christina Cavaliere.....................137
Chris Warren.........................133 Nicaragua
Canada Claude L’Hoiry...........................137
Deneen Allen.........................133 Norway
Isabelle Alvarez......................134 Pal Knutsson Medhus.................138
Cheeying Ho..........................134 Torhild J. Solbakken...................137
Judy Karwacki........................134 Pakistan
Nancy Krieg...........................134 Aftab-ur-Rehman Rana...............138
Carole Patterson.....................134 Singapore
Mike Robbins..........................134 Mallika Naguran........................138
Trish Sare..............................135 United Kingdom
Carolyn Wild...........................135 Richard Denman........................139
China Simon Woodward.......................139
Samantha Foster.....................135 United States
Costa Rica Sotiris Avgoustis.......................139
Jack Ewing.............................135 Alexa Bach McElrone.................139
Croatia Dina Belon...............................140
Gorana Stanojevic...................135 Lauren Bohatka........................140
Denmark Michael Conroy.........................140
Elisa Larsen.............................136 Connie Cornelius.......................140
Dominica Mindi Crabb..............................140
Jem Winston..........................136 Frederick Dure..........................140
Indices
Professionals Professionals
Consulting cont. Destination Management/ Planning
United States cont.
Megan Epler Wood.....................141 Netherlands
Arthur G Foster..........................141 Michael Oneka...........................144
Michael Givens..........................141 Sierra Leone
Chuck Lennox...........................141 Umaru Woody...........................145
Trent Milam..............................141 United States
Brian Nilsson.............................141 Peter Brumis.............................145
Jennifer Park............................142 Karen Fraley..............................145
Richard Payne...........................142 Keith Godwin............................145
Alan Robinson...........................142 Alex Naar.................................145
Joe Staiano...............................142 Nancy Nelson-Duac...................145
Louise Twining-Ward..................142 Dennis Pinto.............................146
Donna Zeigfinger.......................143 Devon Radosevich.....................146
Vietnam Katherine L. Sleeman.................146
Michael Haynes.........................143 Daniel Snyder............................146
Un Floyd A Thompson III.................146
Dobbin Callahan........................138 Education/ Research
Karen Killebrew.........................138 Australia
Corporate Social Responsibility Aggie Wegner............................147
Canada Heather Zeppel.........................147
Liz Ferguson.............................143 Brazil
United States Fernando Kanni........................147
Richard Everett.........................143 Canada
Justin Lee.................................143 Paul Eagles..............................147
Destination Management/ Planning Yun Ching (Jenny) Liang............147
Canada Thomas Lyons..........................147
Wendy Magnes..........................144 Robert Pfister...........................148
French Polynesia Ghana
Steve Suard..............................144 Thomas Opoku........................148
Israel Iran, Islamic Republic of
Zel Lederman............................144 Reza Mirzabayati......................148
Italy Japan
Marilena Schirripa......................144 Yurie Kaizu...............................148
Korea, Republic of Junko Oshima...........................148
Shinkyum Kang.........................144 Nepal
Chhabi Ram Baral......................149
180
Professionals Professionals
Education/ Research cont. Graphic/ Website Design
Nicaragua United States
Matilde Somarriba.....................149 Abe Connally.............................154
Philippines Green Operations and Technologies
Randi Alampay..........................149 Mongolia
Poland Ulziitsetseg Dorj........................155
Aleksandra Machnik...................149 United States
Singapore Karen Lewis..............................155
Aji Divakar................................149 William Young...........................155
Slovakia Guiding/ Interpretation
Natalia Shovkoplias....................149 Brazil
Taiwan, Province of China Christoph Hrinda.......................156
Shang-Shu Shih........................150 Panama
United Kingdom Annie J. Young..........................156
Victoria Edwards........................150 Romania
United States Oana Soare..............................156
Cem Basman............................150 Tanzania, United Republic of
Keith W. Bosak..........................150 Peter Brack..............................156
Erve Chambers..........................150 United Kingdom
John Confer...............................150 James Macletchie.....................157
Jonathon Day............................151 United States
Chris Desmond..........................151 Sue Blankman...........................156
David Jones..............................151 Kelly Bricker..............................157
Doug Keran..............................151 Arleen Levy..............................156
James Kimmel...........................152 Hospitality Services
Rena Koesler.............................152 Rwanda
Diane Kuehn.............................152 Edwin Sabuhoro........................158
Lawrence Lopez.........................152 Marketing/ Public Relations
Edward McCrea.........................152 Canada
Bill Obenour..............................152 Jordan Amon............................158
Steven Richards........................153 Barbara Best............................158
Jeremy Schultz..........................153 French Polynesia
Jeremy Shearer.........................153 Paul Sloan................................158
Patrick Tierney..........................153 Portugal
John Walker..............................153 Paula Kehoe..............................158
Yang Xing.................................154 Slovenia
Tevz Korent..............................158
Indices
Professionals Professionals
Marketing/ Public Relations cont. More Professionals
United States Canada cont.
Laura Ell..................................160 Cathryn Paish............................165
Ayako Ezaki..............................159 Valerie Sheppard.......................166
Julia Fisher................................159 Jon Silcox.................................166
Tom Garrett..............................160 Stephen Turnbull.......................166
Celine Girot..............................160 Chile
Media / Publishing Nick Charlesworth......................163
Canada Costa Rica
Michelle Nowak........................160 Lorna & Darell Smith..................166
Hans Tammemagi.....................160 Croatia
United States Mirjana Svagusa........................166
Erika H. Lloyd...........................160 Guadeloupe
Sai Nozaki................................161 Cecile Lallemand.......................164
Frederic Spangler.......................161 Indonesia
Organization Management Yanto Kono...............................164
Hong Kong Japan
Young Ng.................................161 Kazem Vafadari Mehrizi..............165
Peru Lebannon
Piero Ponce..............................161 Gilbert Moukheiber.....................165
United States Mauritius
Ferdinand Weps........................162 Pravin Desai..............................163
More Professionals Netherlands
Argentina Pieter Sampson.........................166
Ana Ines Figueroa.....................163 New Zealand
Australia Peter Mkumbo...........................165
Wayne Jenvey...........................164 Pakistan
Brazil Shah Wali.................................166
Antonio Pedro Alem Sobrinho......166 South Africa
Cambodia Kevin Mearns............................165
Sue Kennedy.............................164 Tanzania, United Republic of
Canada Domician Njau..........................165
John Bass.................................162 United States
Doreen Cortez...........................163 Angelica Arreola........................162
Sara Mimick..............................165 Carole Astley.............................162
Catherine Moores......................165 Kenneth Backman......................162
Claudia Notzke..........................165 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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