News – 16th Issue


ESTC15 to be held in Quito, Ecuador, April 27-30, 2015

The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC), organized by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), is a unique annual conference focused on the advancement of sustainability goals for the tourism industry.

Offering invaluable learning and networking opportunities, the ESTC is a leading international meeting place where innovative minds gather to discuss ideas and solutions that inspire change. Promoting policies and practices benefiting businesses and communities, the ESTC helps to reinforce the role of tourism in building a more sustainable future.

In 2015, the ESTC will be held in Quito, Ecuador, from April 27-30, and will bring together 600 professionals from around the world.

With a strong focus on highlighting and promoting ecotourism’s role in sustainable development, the ESTC15 aims to strengthen the industry’s commitment to sustainable community development efforts in accordance with the UN resolution, “Promotion of Ecotourism for Poverty Eradication and Environment Protection.” With this resolution in mind, the theme for ESTC15 will be: The Future We Want: Effecting Positive Change through Ecotourism.estc


  • Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger
  • Ensuring Health and a Sense of Well-being for all Individuals
  • Conserving, Protecting, & Sustaining Ecosystems, Places and Cultures
  • Enhancing Fair and Equal Access to Education
  • Maximizing Local Economic Benefits while Enhancing Sustainable Infrastructure Development

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