Association Network Program

Association Network Program

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About the Program

TIES Association Network Program aims to strengthen collaboration among industry associations and to contribute to knowledge-building opportunities in the tourism industry worldwide.


Partner Benefits

Association Partners receive complementary Organization membership and can take advantage of TIES' member-only opportunities such as: special discounts to attend the ESTC, promotional platforms to spread the word about best practices and ecotourism stories, and access to TIES-EXCHANGE (TIES member network).

Spotlight on Destinations

Association Partners, working with TIES team, can update and customize information (photos, articles, videos) on their destination, to highlight ecotourism opportunities and travel tips in the ecoDestinations section. This is one of many platforms that TIES Association Partners can access to increase visibility and raise awareness.



How It Works

The TIES Association Network Program focuses on sharing opportunities and strengthening knowledge.


Collaboration on Market Research

TIES annual "state of the industry" survey gathers information on current market trends and developments to offer key insights into the size, growth and future of the ecotourism and sustainable tourism segments. Collaborating on TIES market research is a concrete example of how Association Partners can contribute to important global knowledge-building initiatives.

Exchanging Ideas and Solutions

Association Partners are encouraged to share their project news and member stories through TIES' global network, utilize TIES' extensive social media outreach to promote their destinations, connect with each other to exchange ideas, opportunities and solutions through TIES-EXCHANGE, and play an active role in shaping the future of our industry.



Current Association Partners

Providing the vital links between public, private and civil society sectors, local and regional industry associations are a crucial part of the global efforts to promote sustainability in tourism.


See current Association Partners' member profiles:


Asociación Argentina de Ecoturismo y Turismo Aventura
Association of Ecotourism in Romania
Benin Ecotourism Concern
Cambodia Community-Based Ecotourism Network
Consrocio Dominicano de Competitividad Turistica, Inc.
Costa Rica National Chamber of Ecotourism
Cluster Turistico La Romana Bayahibe
Eco & Sustainable Tourism Israel
Ecotourism Australia
Ecotourism Kenya

Ecotourism Korea

Ecotourism Japan

Ecotourism Norway

Ecotourism Society of India

Ecotourism Society Pakistan

Estonian Ecotourism Association

Florida SEE

Hawaii Ecotourism Association

Indonesian Ecotourism Network

Instituto EcoBrasil

Japan Ecolodge Association

Japan Ecotourism Society

Kamchatka Ecotourism Society

Panamanian Sustainable Tourism Association

Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation

The Belarusian Association of Rural and Ecotourism

The Ontario Ecotourism Society

Turkiye Ormancilar Dernegi (The Foresters' Association of Turkey)

The Swedish Ecotourism Society

Ukrainian Adventure and Ecotourism Association


Who Can Join?

Checklist for Association PartnersTo become an Association Partner, you must be able to demonstrate that your organization fulfills the following:

  • Mission: Your association is working in relevant fields, with its core mission focusing on supporting and promoting ecotourism and sustainable development of tourism.
  • Purpose: Your association functions as a multi-stakeholder association that serves as a national or regional body supporting tourism stakeholders in your country or region.
  • Ongoing Activity: Your association is regularly engaged in ongoing projects and initiatives and maintains professional standards of implementing and monitoring your activities.
  • Contribution: Your association representatives are able and willing to support TIES annual market research survey and report.
  • Communications: Your association representatives are able to communicate with TIES and submit information in English.
  • Status: Your association maintains a legal, non-profit organization status in your country.

If your association meets the above criteria, please submit your application at Association Network Program Application Form. If you have any question or need assistance, please contact membership[at] before submitting the application.





About TIES

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