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ECOCLUB.com International Ecotourism Club
ECOCLUB.com – International Ecotourism Club, founded in 1999 in Athens, Greece, is a mutual aid network for an ecological and equitable tourism. Through their award-winning platform they provide specialist online resources and support to ecotourism practitioners, academics, job-seekers and students and promote eco-holiday options to all. For more information please visit https://ecoclub.com
Ecolyx.com is passionate about traveling with a purpose! Based in Sweden/Scandinavia, we provide grand and small scale travel experiences through close partnerships with hand-picked, responsible and luxurious eco-hotels, camps and lodges in many parts of the world.
Often our destinations are located in far away nature areas and with sensitive ecosystems, hence the importance of sustainable practices. We provide a responsible and inspiring way of traveling – the future way of traveling by real experiences of the destinations. Our travelers are youthful and gentle explorers, always open minded to the world and value experiences and memories. Our holidays engage and open the mind and body on a physical, mental and spiritual level. We offer travels to Frequent International Travelers (FIT’s) and Corporate Travels for companies and organizations with an explicit Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach. Please visit: https://ecolyx.com/
Ecoservices Dominicana expertise is in developing environmental sustainability within organizational culture and providing a package of services that can lead to international environmental certification. This is achieved through personnel training at all levels while also providing the service capacity to retrieve and process the various recyclables. We pride ourselves on maintaining continual communication with our client base in the form of daily log sheets and monthly reports that verify the types of materials recovered and the quantity in relationship to the purchase orders. These specific metrics allow us to accurately calculate the carbon footprint of each client. Thereby giving the client the absolute security that when Ecoservices implements a sustainable management program they are receiving service that is second to none.
Ecotourism Australia (EA)
Since 1991, Ecotourism Australia (EA) has been Australia’s peak industry body representing over 500 ecotourism operators and members. EA manages four certification programs for tourism businesses within Australia to promote high quality, best practice standards; ECO, Respecting our Culture (ROC),Climate Action and EcoGuide certification. Their primary product development tool – ECO certification – is a world-recognised program with a Memorandum of Cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, recognition by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, and winner of the ‘Tourism for Tomorrow’ Award issued by the World Travel & Tourism Council.
Ecotourism Kenya is a membership organization started in 1996 with a mandate of promoting sustainable tourism through the incorporation and recognition of environmentally and socially sound practices in new and existing tourism enterprises and in the future development of Kenya’s tourism. Ecotourism Kenya achieves this mandate through 5 key focal areas; enterprise development, to integrate communities and community based tourism enterprises to mainstream tourism, standards and best practice; promoting best practices in tourism accommodation facilities through an eco-labeling scheme, awareness and information sharing, research and consultancy as well as the leadership and mentorship program to mentor students in the tourism field. Please visit http://www.ecotourismkenya.org/.
ECOTRANS is a European network of experts and organisations in Tourism, Environment and regional development, who are seeking to promote good practice in the field of sustainable tourism. The ECOTRANS concept was established in 1988 at the International Conference Tourism and Environment in Europe in Bressanone/Brixen, Italy. The non-profit organisation ECOTRANS e.V. was founded in 1993 at the International Tourism Exchange (ITB) in Berlin. The name ECOTRANS embodiestwo basic principles: the link between “ecology” and “economy” as well as the transfer and publication of know-how and hence greater transparency.
EoFrance is a tour operator focused on experiential trips in France. Expert in Free Independent Tours we organise tours exclusively in premium B&Bs and boutique hotels. All our activities are focused on local and social life. Please visit: http://www.eofrance.com
Espíritu Travel LLC
Espíritu Travel is a company that believes travelers want to experience authentic trips in a way that makes a positive impact to local communities and the places that they visit. It is not easy in a destination like Cuba but we try our best. Our goal is connect travelers with meaningful, unique and well… awesome experiences while in Cuba. Our tours help to promote the small but growing number of entrepreneurs that is why we almost exclusively work with casas particulares, paladares and other privately owned businesses.
At Espíritu Travel we are passionate about Cuba, so naturally we want to help to maximize the benefits that tourism can bring to Cubans. Responsible Travel (RT) does not mean having to compromise on the enjoyment of your trip or the quality of your accommodation. We feel strongly that our tours should directly benefit the communities we visit whenever possible through the principles of sustainable travel; minimizing environmental impacts and optimizing community benefits, without sacrificing comfort or the character of your vacation. Visit our website at www.espiritutravel.com or email our founder, Karin Eckhard at firstname.lastname@example.org
ETIFOR | Valuing Nature
Etifor provides international consulting services to help organizations grasp the full value of the products and services provided by nature. Etifor’s team improves the economic, environmental and social benefits of policies, projects, and investments through applied science, proactive innovation and good governance and works with national and international clients. Among its services, Etifor supports sustainable tourism destinations and tourism product development. Etifor is a spin-off of the University of Padua and its approach is scientifically sound and based on a well-established experience with knowledge transfer processes, from research to practice. We are operational in 49 countries and have over 230 impact-driven projects in our portfolio. Etifor is also a member of the UN Global Compact, Italian Innovative SME, Forum for Sustainable Finance, Forest Stewardship Council®, and Italian National Forum for Social Agriculture. To find out more visit Etifor.com
European Centre for Ecological and Agricultural Tourism (ECEAT)
European Centre for Ecological and Agricultural Tourism is a European not for profit founded in 1992 in order to link tourism with sustainability. ECEAT follows a business oriented approach through the development and implementation of standards, management systems, training tools and by providing marketing support. ECEAT is co-founder of VISIT, the European association for sustainable tourism certificates and has initiated greentravelmarket.info, a global BtoB service linking sustainable and CBT suppliers to international tour operators. ECEAT – Projects recently implemented sustainable tourism marketing and standards setting projects in Latin America, West Africa, South East Asia (e.g. regional CBT standards linked to GSTC).