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other heritage

heritage & ecotourism

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Cultural Heritage Tourism and Ecotourism






American Society of Travel Agents --ASTA is the world's largest association of travel professionals
Conservation International Ecotravel Centre --CI is a U.S.-based non-profit international organization dedicated to conserving the Earth's living heritage, global biodiversity, and demonstrating that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature
International Ecotourism Society --Founded in 1990, TIES is the largest and oldest ecotourism organization in the world dedicated to generating and disseminating information about ecotourism. TIES promotes responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment and improve the well-being of local people
International Institute for Peace Through Tourism --The IIPT is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering and facilitating tourism initiatives which contribute to international understanding and cooperation, an improved quality of environment, the preservation of heritage, and helping to bring about a peaceful and sustainable world
  National Tour Association --The NTA is an organization of nearly 4,000 tourism professionals involved in the growth and development of the packaged travel industry. NTA is committed to providing business opportunities and knowledge to its members, while offering a collaborative, caring environment in which to build relationships
National Trust -Heritage Tourism Program -- - Based on five guiding principles for successful and sustainable cultural heritage tourism development, the Heritage Tourism Program provides assistance ranging from how-to cultural heritage tourism publications to consulting services tailored to meet the needs of individual clients.
New Zealand Nature Program-Global Volunteer Network --This program is located in one of the most picturesque cities in the world. Volunteers work to preserve, monitor, and re-establish the natural environment of the Wellington area
Student and Youth Travel Association of North America --SYTA is a non-profit, professional trade association that promotes student & youth travel and seeks to foster integrity and professionalism among student and youth travel service providers
Tourism Cares for Tomorrow
Travel Industry Association of America -- The TIAA has been serving Travel Industry members since 1941. Based in Washington, D.C., TIA is a non-profit association that represents and speaks for the common interests and concerns of the entire U.S. travel industry
US Tour Operators Association --Founded in 1972, USTOA is a professional association representing the tour operating industry and is composed of companies whose tours and packages encompass the entire globe
World Resources Institute- Ecotourism -- WRI is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to create practical ways to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. Its mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment for current and future generations
World Tourism Organization- Sustainable Development of Tourism -- The WTO/OMT, a specialized agency of the United Nations, is the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and practical source of tourism know-how
World Travel & Tourism Council -- The WTTC is the forum for global business leaders comprising the presidents, chairs and CEOs of 100 of the world's foremost companies. It is the only body representing the private sector in all parts of the Travel & Tourism industry worldwide
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