The International Ecotourism Society

Founding Year: 1990



A “non-profit industry association, with members from over 135 countries, promoting responsible tourism practices that benefit conservation and communities.”


Note: In 2015, prior to losing its 501 (c) 3 status, the organization’s advisory board resigned due to “grave concerns over TIES transparency, lack of ethical guidance and anomalies in the supervision and management of finances.”

The International Ecotourism Society contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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