Adventure Travel and Trade Association (ATTA)
Adventure 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
Asian 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
The 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.
For more information on BTO, see: http://www.botswanatourism.co.bw/
IMPACT Travel Alliance (ITA)
Impact Travel Alliance (ITA) is a large community for impact-focused travel professionals. Through education and advocacy around sustainable tourism, the organization aims to transform the travel industry into a force for good, and to help improve the world through business and leisure travel. ITA is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit with a highly engaged and active global community with 30 local chapters in cities around the world.
For more information, visit impacttravelalliance.org
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
Since 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 www.pata.org
Sustainable Tourism Certification Alliance Africa
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 www.sustainabletourismalliance.net
TrainingAid 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: https://www.trainingaid.org.
Wild 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 http://www.wildasia.org
WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow
Tourism 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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