Our Members

ABTA, The Travel Association

ABTA resizedABTA, The Travel Association has been at the heart of travel for more than 60 years. Our purpose is to help our Members to grow their businesses successfully and sustainably, and to help their customers – the travelling public – have confidence in their travel experience. The ABTA brand stands for expertise, reliability and fairness. These qualities are core to us. They ensure that holidaymakers remain confident in the holiday products that they buy from our Members. We help our Members and their customers navigate through today's changing travel landscape by providing schemes of financial protection and a course of redress if something goes wrong; by raising standards in the industry and by giving guidance on issues from sustainability to health and safety; and by presenting a united voice to government to ensure the industry and the public get a fair deal. To learn more please visit the ABTA website.

AITR

AITRAITR is a second level association, involved in responsible tourism since 1998. In AITR definition of responsible tourism, local communities play the main role as protagonist of their local development and main beneficiaries of tourism revenues. Currently, AITR numbers more than 90 members, among them, all categories are represented: Tour Operators, NGOs, associations, certification body, publishing houses, cooperatives, many different accommodations (B&B, hotels, organic farms, etc.). Moreover a section of AITR website hosts responsible tourism networks in Southern countries in order to sensitize and concretely help individual travelers and local communities. AITR key fields of work are: lobbying and campaigning locally, nationally, internationally; training its own members and external stakeholders; research; poverty reduction through responsible tourism.

Adventure Travel and Trade Association (ATTA)

attalogo.medium.colorAdventure Travel and Trade Association (ATTA) is a global membership organization dedicated to unifying, connecting, professionalizing, promoting and responsibly growing the adventure travel market. Association members include tour operators, destination marketing organizations, tourism boards, specialty travel agents, guides, accommodations, media and service providers. Host of the annual Adventure Travel World Summit executive trade conferences, the Adventure Travel Trade Association also makes possible www.Adventure.Travel, the traveler’s hub of physical, cultural and nature-based adventure travel and guide to trusted tour operators from around the globe.

AGEG Tourism for Sustainability Consulting

AGEG logoAGEG Tourism for Sustainability Consulting provides international implementation consulting with practical approach on sustainable tourism development as well as tailor-made and innovative solutions. We are member of the AGEG Group, an association of experts and consulting company operating worldwide with over 25 years of experience in international development cooperation and sustainable development in more than 120 countries. We believe that sustainable tourism development and management practices are applicable to all forms of tourism at any destination. Training and capacity building are the key elements for the development and implementation of all our projects.To ensure the sustainability of our projects, we jointly work with all stakeholders involved and bring them together around one table: non-governmental organisations (NGOs), local communities, planners, investors and political decision makers.

AHT

LOGO AHT FINALFounded in February 1977, the AHT has steadily been working with professionalism, responsibility and efficiency towards the achievement of its goals. Nowadays, the association gathers the main hotels in Argentina, taking into account not only the capacity of their facilities but also their quality, and connecting through its activities those hotel establishments located in the most important national tourist centers.  The AHT represents the activity of the five star hotels in all Argentina and those four star hotels who are members. As a non-profit organization, it gathers, groups and represents the mentioned hotel sector, systematically providing the following benefits which are transferred to the services.

Airbnb

airbnb vertical lockup webAirbnb.  Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions. https://www.airbnb.com

American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)

logos-astaAmerican Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is the world's largest association of travel professionals. Our members include travel agents and the companies whose products they sell such as tours, cruises, hotels, car rentals, etc. We are the leading advocate for travel agents, the travel industry, and the traveling public. ASTA promotes sustaibale travel and strives to be environmentally and socially-conscious in our own operations. We develoved the ASTA Green Proram to provide education and a tool for self-assessment for travel agents and travel suppliers. The core of the program is the Green Guide, which provides an overview of green travel and checklists for each travel segment as well as sections on terminology, marketing sustainable travel, and green resources. ASTA belives that a well-planned sustainable trip can be socially and economically beneficial to the global community.

Basecamp Foundation Kenya

Basecamp logoBasecamp Foundation Kenya, which is part of the Basecamp Group, is a not-for-profit organisation that works to develop sustainable tourism destinations in close collaboration with host communities. Basecamp has over the past 13 years developed sustainable tourism ventures (eco-tourism) in Kenya, India, France and Svalbard. As one of Kenya’s most awarded tourism organisation, Basecamp continues to provide leadership in sustainable tourism and community development.

Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Caesars Logo resizedCaesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 73 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. The company's resorts operate primarily under the Harrah's®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment.  For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.

CarpeDM Adventures

CarpeDM-logoCarpeDM Adventures, is a adventure company founded in 2007 in Quito Ecuador.  We are committed to meeting the needs of the community, clients and business partners through innovative programs that enhance the delivery of quality adventure travel. Building the social consciousness of the world one tour at a time. Our "DM" or "Doing More" program comprises of the 3/3/3 philosophy, where  3% of our profits will go to local community projects.  3% of our employees time will be dedicated to volunteer personal projects.  3% of our programs will directly impact local communities.  We've been featured on CNN ireport, recommended in the Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, Petit Fute among other guide books for South America. We pride ourselves in providing great value in our offering, ranging from: Galapagos Island Cruises, Amazon Expeditions, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Trekking, Community Projects and more.  Located in the heart of Historical Quioto our passion for adventure and doing more will ensure your time in Ecuador will be a memorable one.

Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)

logos-crestCenter for Responsible Travel  (CREST) is a non-profit research institution with offices in Washington, DC and at Stanford University, whose mission is to design, monitor, evaluate, and improve sustainable tourism practices and principles. Its policy-oriented research focuses on tourism as a tool for poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation, as well as socially and environmentally responsible tourism practices.

Chamber of Tourism of La Ceiba, Honduras (CTLC)

MARCA- CANATURH con lema-01-1 copyChamber of Tourism of La Ceiba, Honduras (CTLC), is a nonprofit organization founded in 2002 which seeks to position La Ceiba as a sustainable tourism destination by focusing both on destination development and strengthening the competitiveness of its private sector affiliates. Proven results have been delivered on product development, advocacy, training/capacity building, marketing and technical assistance. Together with LARECOTURH- Rural Tourism Community Network of Honduras, we promote sustainable community tourism and also pride ourselves in pioneering the creation of a Destination Management Organization (DMO) integrated by local governments and LARECOTURH while actively engaging in joint efforts towards sustainable forestry management with eight other key specialized organizations as a mechanism for poverty reduction and social development in Honduras. The Chamber of Tourism of La Ceiba has recently partnered with the World Tourism Organization (WTO), the Honduras Tourism Ministry (SECTUR), ZOLITUR-Zona Libre de Turismo and the Honduran National Autonomous University (UNAH) in establishing the first Sustainable Tourism and Climate Change Observatory in the American continent.  For more information please visit: www.camaradeturismodelaceiba.com and to learn more of La Ceiba www.visitlaceiba.com.

Confluence Sustainability

Confluence logo web sm-2Confluence Sustainability, true to its name, brings together like-minded professionals and organizations committed to sustainability across its full spectrum: environmental and resource conservation, preservation of cultural heritage, and economic vitality. We target our work on collaborative strategies and solutions utilizing travel and tourism as a catalyst for sustainable growth.  Our work encompasses destinations, public and private sector partnerships and organizations committed to broad based, stakeholder engagement to build scalable, multi-sector programs and replicable best practices. With experience in all sectors, we offer unique expertise in sustainability integration in the hospitality industry including the accommodation sector and resort development and management.

Coastal & Marine Union - EUCC

qualitycoast-flag-resizedThe Coastal & Marine Union - EUCC is  is dedicated to conserving and maintaining healthy seas and attractive coasts for both people and nature. It is one of the largest international networks of coastal practitioners and experts, with offices in seven countries, and with 2700 expert members and member organisations in 40 countries all over the world. One of the Union's contributions in the field of tourism is QualityCoast, the largest international certification programme for sustainable tourism destinations. Since 2007, more than 125 tourism destinations in 23 countries have been selected for a QualityCoast Award: coastal towns, resorts and islands. The Union is seeking partners for a global destination award programme that should be in full compliance with GSTC guidance.

European Alliance for Responsible Tourism and Hospitality (EARTH)

logo earthokLaunched in Brussels on October 2008, the European Alliance for Responsible Tourism and Hospitality (EARTH) is the first European Network created by experts of responsible tourism. The non-profit association is composed by private organizations based in 7 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Germany, France, and Spain).  EARTH has one main goal: transform and unite Europe in “One Europe for Responsible Tourism”. The network brings to life the principles of sustainability, fairness and solidarity in the tourism field, by promoting the exchange of good practices, experience and knowledge among its members.

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