Member Code of Conduct

Member Code of Conduct

1. Practice and promote ecotourism according to the principles of ecotourism, as established by TIES.

Principles of Ecotourism
Go to Member Center to download the banner "Following the Principles of Ecotourism".

Definition of Ecotourism

"Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people"


Principles of Ecotourism

  • Minimize impact.
  • Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect.
  • Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts.
  • Provide direct financial benefits for conservation.
  • Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people.
  • Raise sensitivity to host countries' political, environmental, and social climate.


2. Support TIES and participate in TIES' programs and events, and where possible, seek to play an active role in implementing TIES goals at the local, regional and/or international level.



3. By implementing and educating others about ecotourism, contribute to the positive and more sustainable development of the tourism industry.


About TIES

As the world's oldest and largest international ecotourism association, TIES seeks to be the global source of knowledge and advocacy uniting communities, conservation, sustainable travel..




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The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference will highlight global challenges and local opportunities, supporting sustainable development of tourism and promoting solutions that balance conservation, communities and sustainable travel.

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