Ecotourism Society (TIES) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting
ecotourism. Founded in 1990, TIES has been on the forefront of the
development of ecotourism, providing guidelines and standards, training,
technical assistance, and educational resources. TIES’ global network of
ecotourism professionals and travelers is leading the efforts to make tourism a
viable tool for conservation, protection of bio-cultural diversity, and
sustainable community development.
services, industry outreach and educational programs, TIES is committed to
helping organizations, communities and individuals promote and practice
the principles of ecotourism. TIES currently has members in more than 190
countries and territories, representing various professional fields and
industry segments including: academics, consultants, conservation professionals
and organizations, governments, architects, tour operators, lodge owners and
managers, general development experts, and ecotourists.