Affiliates & Partners

Adventure Travel and Trade Association (ATTA)

ATTA LogoAdventure 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.

Asian Ecotourism Network

AENAsian Ecotourism Network (AEN) provides more hands-on connections and relevant opportunities for members working together at a regional scale providing more networking and business opportunities, significant information, educational materials and networking prospects to both small and large organizations within Asia. AEN endorces the GSTC and its criteria for sustainability for travel providers, accommodations, destinations, and public authorities in Asia and beyond.  



Botswana Tourism Organization

Training Partner BTO logoThe Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO) is the leading body supporting the efforts to market Botswana's tourist product, grade and classify tourist accommodation facilities, and promote investment in the tourism sector. With its long-standing commitment to conservation of its land, wildlife and cultural heritage, Botswana enjoys a solid reputation as a progressive sustainable tourism destination and one of the top safari destinations in the world. BTO offers the Botswana Ecotourism Certification System, which is designed to encourage and support responsible environmental, social and cultural behavior by tourism businesses and make sure they provide a quality eco-friendly product to consumers.

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Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)

PATA Logo H RGB 2Since 1951 the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has led from the front as the leading voice and authority on travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. PATA is a membership association acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of the Asia Pacific travel and tourism industry. In partnership with PATA's private and public sector members, we enhance the sustainable growth, value and quality of travel and tourism to, from and within the region.

Learn more about PATA by visiting


Sustainable Tourism Certification Alliance Africa

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The Sustainable Tourism Certification Alliance Africa, formerly known as the Sustainable Tourism Network Southern Africa (STNSA), is an alliance of sustainable tourism certification stakeholders in Africa, with an initial focus on countries in southern and East Africa. The Alliance aims to enable an integrated approach to sustainable tourism certification throughout the continent.

For more information please visit

The Place Brand Observer

PBO final logo 300x300Founded by Dr Florian Kaefer in 2014, The Place Brand Observer is an online magazine, think-blog, research hub and knowledge platform at the service of those in charge of the development, management and promotion of places, including cities, regions, destinations and countries.

With sustainability performance now a key issue for the competitiveness and reputation of places - especially cities and destinations - The Place Brand Observer seeks to support place leaders and representatives by sharing latest research insights, good practice examples, case studies and expert interviews. Topics covered include place branding, economic development, destination marketing, tourism, place making, geography, communications and public diplomacy.

For more information please visit



TrainingAid logoTrainingAid is an international tourism e-learning company offering online training courses and skills development opportunities for tourism professionals. With the mission of investing in people’s potential to help build sustainable solutions for the travel and tourism industry, TrainingAid provides practical, flexible and accessible learning opportunities for professionals around the world. TrainingAid collaborates with tourism industry leaders and experts to develop and deliver online, on-demand and live training courses on key topic areas including business growth and development, marketing strategy, effective communications and storytelling, sustainability practices and supply chain management.

For more information and to learn about TrainingAid’s courses, please see:

Travel+SocialGood (TSG)

imgres 1Founded in partnership with the UN Foundation's +SocialGood Network, Travel+SocialGood (TSG) aims to propel the world's largest industry to meet its potential for positive impact on a global scale, through Advocacy, education, and community building.TSG innovation hubs, emerging around the globe, connect stakeholders from the travel/technology/nonprofit sector through projects meant to transform their respective cities to capitals of sustainable travel. The TSG Academy provides a practical and affordable education tools for innovator in the travel space. TSG events raise awareness and provide solutions for the global challenges our industry can help solve. Travel+SocialGood is a nonprofit organization based in New York City, fueled by the passion of its volunteers and partners.

For more information, please visit

Wild Asia

logo wildasia 2Wild Asia was first established in 2003 as a Malaysian-based social enterprise. We work to help adapt the way consumers, businesses and traders operate, ensuring that they can leave a positive footprint on the developing world. We take a bottom-up approach starting at the very beginning: the raw materials. It is here that we find ways to guide organisations in creating a better environment for their employees, local communities and surrounding biodiversity. By working within key sectors – such as the palm oil or tourism industry – we have gained a unique insight on how producers, buyers and consumers can develop innovative ways to promote positive change.

For more information, please visit 

WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow

T4T Awards 2017 RGBTourism for Tomorrow is WTTC’s vision for the sustainable future of the Travel & Tourism sector, based on integrating the needs of ‘people, planet, and profits’. Under WTTC stewardship, Tourism for Tomorrow Awards is an annual programme aimed at recognising examples of best practice in sustainability from Travel & Tourism across the world. Each year we look to reward businesses and organisations whose commitments to sustainability and long-term vision have not only helped to shape international standards for environmentally and socially responsible tourism, but also have demonstrated how tourism can be a force for good. These businesses benefit local people, support cultural diversity, and advance biodiversity conservation, all within a viable and profitable business model.

Learn more about the Awards here.

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