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Sustainability in tourism is no longer a buzz word to watch out for; it’s a proven business strategy with a distinct set of challenges and an unlimited array of opportunities to stay ahead in the ...

Sustainability in tourism is no longer a buzz word to watch out for; it’s a proven business strategy with a distinct set of challenges and an unlimited array of opportunities to stay ahead in the ever-growing, ever-changing world of travel, hospitality and tourism. Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) - http://www.ecotourismconference.org - is an annual industry conference organized by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), bringing together tourism professionals, sustainability experts and leaders from across the industry. ESTC 2011 - Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA, Sept 19-21, 2011. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/estc_tourism; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/estc.tourism

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    • ESTC 2011 Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference Sponsor ProspectusESTCSEPTEMBER US AT - 21, ON BECOMINGTHE WESTIN • HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, USA 2011 FOR MORE 19 SPONSORS@ECOTOURISM.ORG CONTACT INFORMATION 2011 • A SPONSOR
    • Sustainable Tourism MarketAuthentic. Ethical. Sustainable. Life-Changing.There is no doubt that green is the color of the future for the © Sarah Hendersontourism industry. Early-adopters and trend-setters are alreadygoing beyond “going green” and taking tangible steps tostrengthen their efforts in various shades of green.Business Case: Performance, Results, GrowthIncreasingly, today’s savvy travel consumers are demandingenvironmentally conscious and socially responsible options –without, of course, compromising on quality. The businessesthat have successfully captured this critical shift are thoseembracing sustainability as an important market driver.Sustainability Is Here To StaySustainability in tourism is no longer a buzz word to watchout for; it’s a proven business strategy with a distinct set ofchallenges and an unlimited array of opportunities to stayahead in the ever-growing, ever-changing world of travel,hospitality and tourism. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A SPONSORESTC 2011 CONTACT US AT SPONSORS@ECOTOURISM.ORG © Sarah Henderson
    • About the ESTCThe Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC)is North Americas largest and only conference focusing onsustainability in tourism. The ESTC brings togetherinnovative minds from across the industry to discusspractical ideas and solutions that inspire positive changes.With over 25 eye-opening sessions, 50+ leading industry © Joe Staianopartners and inspiring keynote presentations, the ESTC setsthe platform for ongoing dialogue promoting innovativeideas and practical solutions to help green the tourismindustry.DATESSeptember 19 - 21, 2011VENUEThe Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa2 Grasslawn AvenueHilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A SPONSORESTC 2011 CONTACT US AT SPONSORS@ECOTOURISM.ORG
    • ESTC Speakers: Innovative Sessions, Eye-Opening Stories “I wholeheartedly believe that if we get the business model right, the rest – profitability, growth – will all come into place. We work to create higher purpose for anyone who touches our brand, by engaging people way beyond travel and relating to people through our business model, and not just our product.” - Bruce Poon-Tip, Founder of Gap Adventures, on building a business model based on happiness, passion and purpose. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A SPONSORESTC 2011 CONTACT US AT SPONSORS@ECOTOURISM.ORG
    • The ESTC ExperienceBuilding Knowledge Networking Working Together Inspiring ChangeThe ESTC conference The ESTC is the meeting Bringing together The ultimate goal of thesessions feature place for tourism hundreds of business ESTC is to reinforce thedynamic presentations industry trend-setters. leaders and sustainability roles of tourism inand engaging Enjoy unparalleled experts from across the building a sustainablediscussions that offer networking and industry, the ESTC future. Byeye-opening insights partnership promotes strategic Inspiring changeinto the latest on opportunities, and be partnerships that through innovativesustainable tourism among the leaders who effectively address today’s ideas and practicalbusiness strategies and are spearheading social, environmental and solutions, thepractical tools and innovation and change economic challenges. conference helps greensolutions. in tourism. the tourism industry.Lead. Sustain. EngageESTC 2011 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A SPONSOR CONTACT US AT SPONSORS@ECOTOURISM.ORG
    • Who will be at the ESTC? Participant Snapshot o Gap AdventuresFrom the founder of the worlds largest adventure travel o Doubletree Hotelcompany to the general manager of the nations leading green o Canadian Tourism Commissionhotel, to the Mayor of America’s most sustainable city… o Adventure Media o Puerto Rico Tourism CompanyFrom best-selling authors to sustainable business heroes,conservation champions, carbon offsetting game changers, and o Rainforest Allianceadventure gurus… o Patagonia, Inc. o Orvis International TravelThe ESTC has attracted a wide spectrum of industry pioneers o Global Vision Internationaland influencers sharing innovative ideas and inspiring solutions. o Global Sustainable Tourism Council o Travel Oregon o UNEPESTC 2010 by o Conservation International 400 25 50,000the Numbers Attendees Countries Unique Visitors on ESTC WebsiteAttendees by 24% 18% 12% 10% 7% 10% 8% 11%Stakeholder Tour Operator Accommodation Supplier & Media CVB Government NGO AcademicType Service Organization Provider FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A SPONSORESTC 2011 CONTACT US AT SPONSORS@ECOTOURISM.ORG
    • Why Sponsor the ESTC? The Place to Be: Bringing together key experts and leaders from across the industry, the ESTC is a premier opportunity to showcase your commitment to sustainability and significantly increase your visibility. The Name You Can Trust: Building on the successes of TIES past national and international conferences, the ESTC promises to be a productive event filled with new and innovative ideas. Leverage Industry-Wide Public Relations: With a strong media presence, the ESTC is an ideal venue for gaining publicity and bringing your business to new heights. Tourism as an Agent of Change: The exciting field of ecotourism and sustainable tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the tourism industry, spearheading the role of tourism as an agent of change.Past Sponsors Air Canada Visit Mendocino County Global Exchange Reality Tours Travel Portland Polar Bottle SEE Turtles Travel Oregon NARRP Travel Mole Canadian Tourism Commission Alaska Wildland Adventures ReDirect Guide Gap Adventures Double Tree Hotel Sustainable Industries Planeterra Foundation Intrepid Travel Lindblad Expeditions La Cusinga Lodge Offsetters Geo Energy Services Horizon Air/Alaska Airlines British Columbia Ministry of Eco Crown Hospitality American Bus Association Tourism, Sports and Arts Lonely Planet FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A SPONSOR ESTC 2011 CONTACT US AT SPONSORS@ECOTOURISM.ORG
    • Premium Sponsorship Opportunities at a Glance*Expedition Sponsorship Adventure Sponsorship Voyage Sponsorship Journey Sponsorship$18,000 (2 Total) $10,000 (5 Total) $5,000 (10 Total) $1,5008 complimentary conference badges 6 complimentary conference badges 4 complimentary conference badges 2 complimentary conference badges3-minute organizational introductionbefore one of the keynote speakersDouble booth space with end cap Double booth space with premium Standard booth space in Exhibit Hall Option to add a Standard booth space inplacement in Exhibit Hall placement in Exhibit Hall Exhibit Hall for $500Welcome Reception or EveningReception sponsorship, including signsand handoutsLogo and link on all pages of ESTC Logo and link on all pages of ESTC Logo and link on all pages of ESTC Logo and link on all pages of ESTCwebsite website website websiteListing on ESTC website as key sponsorbefore and after the conferenceLogo and link listed as Featured Sponsoron homepage of www.ecotourism.orgLogo and link in conference e-mail Logo and link in conference e-mailmessages messagesInclusion in ESTC press releases andsocial mediaLogo on conference signage including Logo on conference signage including Logo on conference signage including Logo on conference signage includingplenary screens plenary screens plenary screens plenary screensConference bag insert Conference bag insert Conference bag insertFull page ad in conference program Half page ad in conference program Quarter page ad in conference program Acknowledgment on Thank-You page of conference programE-mail list of attendees for blind use twice– once before and once after event3-year Premium Plus Membership with 2-year Premium Plus Membership with 1-year Premium Plus Membership with 1-year Basic Membership with TIESTIES TIES TIES *Your sponsorship package can be tailored to ensure best results for you. Please contact us for more details. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A SPONSORESTC 2011 CONTACT US AT SPONSORS@ECOTOURISM.ORG
    • Other Sponsorship OpportunitiesGreen Conference Sponsor Lunch Sponsor (2 available) Name Badge Lanyard$15,000 (Exclusive) $5,000 (One Lunch); $8,500 (Two Lunches) $2,000 (Exclusive) Your one color logo on conferenceThe Green Conference Sponsor will help reduce the lanyard, to be distributed to all › Sponsor name in Lunch titlecarbon footprint of the conference and contribute conference participants. › 2 complimentary conference badgesto the efforts to green the ESTC. › Logo and link on all pages of ESTC website› 6 complimentary conference badges › Onsite signage at lunch Conference Bag› Standard booth space in Exhibit Hall › 2-year Premium Plus Membership with TIES $2,000 (Exclusive)› Logo and link on all pages of ESTC website listed as › Acknowledgment on Thank-You page of conference Your one color logo on conferenceGreen Conference Sponsor program bags, to be distributed to all› Logo and link in conference e-mail messages listed as conference participants.Green Conference Sponsor› Logo on conference signage including plenary screens Networking Lounge Sponsor Program Back Cover $5,000 (Exclusive) $2,000 (Exclusive)› Exclusive press release to announce the sponsor and Your ad on the back cover ofthe conference’s green initiatives › Networking Lounge named after the Sponsor the conference program.› Conference bag insert › 2 complimentary conference badges› Half page ad in conference program › Logo and link on all pages of ESTC website Program First Page› 2-year Premium Plus Membership with TIES › Onsite signage at Networking Lounge $1,600 (Exclusive) › 2-year Premium Plus Membership with TIES Your ad on the first page ofOfficial Conference Sponsor › Acknowledgment on Thank-You page of conference the conference program.$9,000 (Exclusive in Industry) program ESTC ScholarshipCategories include: Airlines, Credit Card, $1,000Green Energy, Insurance, and Auto Rental. Media Sponsor Support students and other› Exclusivity within your business category In-Kind Promotional Support people in need to attend the ESTC.› 4 complimentary conference badges › 2 complimentary conference badges› Standard booth space in Exhibit Hall › Logo and link on all pages of ESTC website Sponsorship Add-On› Logo and link on all pages of ESTC website › Logo on conference signage including plenary screens Option to add one conference› Logo and link in conference e-mail messages › Acknowledgment on Thank-You page of conference bag insert to your sponsorship› Logo on conference signage including plenary screens program package.› Exclusive press release to announce the sponsor *Details of Media Sponsorship package are negotiable.› Conference bag insert› Half page ad in conference program Conference Bag Insert $750› 2-year Premium Plus Membership with TIES Your insert distributed to all FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A SPONSOR conference attendees.ESTC 2011 CONTACT US AT SPONSORS@ECOTOURISM.ORG
    • ESTC 2011 Sponsorship ApplicationContact Information Sponsorship Selection □ Expedition Sponsorship: $18,000 □ Name Badge Lanyard: $2,000Name □ Adventure Sponsorship: $10,000 □ Conference Bag: $2,000Phone Email □ Voyage Sponsorship: $5,000 □ Program Back Cover: $2,000Organization □ Journey Sponsorship: $1,500 □ Program First Page: $1,600 □ Green Conference Sponsor: $15,000 □ ESTC Scholarship: $1,000Address □ Lunch Sponsorship: Single $5,000 □ Networking Lounge: $5,000City State Zip Country □ Lunch Sponsorship: Exclusive $8,500 □ (Add-On) Bag Insert : $750 □ Official Sponsorship: $9,000 □ (Add-On) Exhibit Booth: $500Billing Information Please submit the following with your application to sponsors@ecotourism.org: Name □ 50 words organizational description □ Vector file of your logo Payment Information. Full payment in U.S. funds must accompany this form in order toAddress secure your space as a sponsor or exhibitor. Space is revocable until payment is accepted. Cancellation Policy: We will refund (forgive) 75% of the total sponsor or exhibitor fee payable for cancellations received in writing 120 days before the first day ofCity State Zip Country the conference. We will refund (forgive) 50% of the total sponsor or exhibitor fee payable for cancellations received in writing 60 days before the first day of the conference. We will refund (forgive) 25% of the total sponsor or exhibitor fee payable forPayment Information cancellations received in writing 30 days before the first day of the conference. After 30 days before the first day of the conference, no refunds will be made and all fees are due□ Check □ Visa □ MasterCard □ American Express and payable. In the unlikely event of cancellation of the conference, the liability of The(Make payable to International Ecotourism Society is limited to the amount of fees paid.The International Ecotourism Society) Total amount due:Credit Card Number Exp. Date Please fax completed form to +1 202 789 7279, email to sponsors@ecotourism.org, or mail to The International Ecotourism Society, Attn: ESTC Sponsorship, PO Box 96503 #34145, Washington, DC 20090, USACardholder ‘s Name Cardholder’s Signature › › For questions, please call +1 202 506 5033 x11 or email FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A SPONSORESTC 2011 CONTACT US AT SPONSORS@ECOTOURISM.ORG sponsors@ecotourism.org
    • ESTC 2011 Contact us at sponsors@ecotourism.org Photo by troyHD.comSEPTEMBER 19 - 21, MOREUS • THE WESTIN • HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, USA ESTC 2011 FOR 2011 AT SPONSORS@ECOTOURISM.ORG CONTACT INFORMATION ON BECOMING A SPONSOR