Partners

These good people want to help make a difference in the way we travel and they support the TAP.

TARTAN GROUP
Leading public relations and marketing communications firm specializing in sustainable travel, tourism, real estate and resort development. With offices in Victoria, Vancouver, and New York plus affiliates around the world, Tartan creates and builds stories and reputations so that businesses meet and exceed their goals.

ADVENTURE TRAVEL TRADE ASSOCIATION (ATTA)
Global membership organization and home to a thriving community of more than 800 responsible, profitable businesses, destinations and media who transform customers and businesses alike into advocates for sustainability and justice worldwide. Our members include tour operators, tourism boards, specialty travel agents, guides, accommodations, media and service providers.

PLANETERRA
Non-profit organization that helps empower local people to develop their communities, conserve their environment, and provide supportive solutions to local problems. We support a steady cycle of giving and investment, via our global network of travel industry partners, in the social and environmental needs of people and places in the destinations we serve worldwide.

IMMERSION TRAVEL MAGAZINE
Digital travel magazine that features destinations that are environmentally sustainable, culturally sensitive, community oriented, and all around unforgettable. Using multimedia and investigative journalism, Immersion Travel Magazine provides a refreshing look at travel.

ONE MORE GENERATION
We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of endangered species, our communities and our environment.  Our goal is to ensure the wellbeing of our planet for at least One More Generation… and beyond.

BANNIKIN
Works with destinations and businesses at all stages of the tourism life cycle, from development, to implementation to going to market. Offering a comprehensive suite of services to a specialized industry: niche travel & tourism. They define niche travel as small group and specialist travel experiences ranging from active, adventure, experiential, culinary, etc. What that means to their clients is they have a one-stop shop to help with nearly all the challenges of developing a destination or operating a travel company, from marketing, sales, operations, strategic growth and even what to name your next trip.

OUR PLANET TRAVEL
Lifestyle magazine provides eco-friendly travel stories, special offers, and green travel and lifestyle products. Enter our competitions, search our green travel database, and read our magazine. We feature ecotourism, sustainable & responsible travel, Indigenous tourism, and volunteer tourism. We specialise in Australian products, but also feature international products and destinations.

FRIENDS OF ENCA FARM
Educational and advocacy entity supporting the work of ENCA Eco-Tourism and Organic Farm in the Philippines. The rising threats of global climate change, extractive economies, and big developers continue to threaten environmental sustainability, food security, and cultural heritage throughout the Philippines. Our education and advocacy programs ensure that Filipino farmers have access to organic seeds, local youth participate in environmental education camps, and Ibaloi cultural practices are documented, taught, and preserved throughout the Philippines and world. Through community-based tourism programs ENCA visitors learn organic farming techniques and conduct meaningful service projects.

DRINKWATER
Around the world, everyday tourists wonder “is the water safe to drink?” At Drinkwater, we are building a global, safe drinking water network enabling hotels and hospitality providers to answer a confident “yes!” to this question for their customers. Drinkwater’s patent-pending network system is a breakthrough solution for reversing the significant global environmental problem of the indiscriminate use and disposal of single-use plastic water bottles. Our intention is to provide organizations and consumers a better choice for access to safe drinking water and have a disruptive impact on the $100 billion plastic bottled water industry.

SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL
Non-profit organization working to improve the lives of people around the world and the environments they rely upon. By leveraging the power of travel and tourism and providing business and government leaders with the guidance, policies and solutions they need, we aim to ensure that the communities they’re engaged in thrive and their environments are healthy for future generations.

KUSINI COLLECTION
US-based travel marketing firm that represents an exclusive group of complementary, owner-operated camps, lodges and ground handlers in Africa and Latin America. The common thread for all our partners is three-fold: owner-operated, travel-trade focused and committed to cultural and environmental conservation. We strive to develop long-lasting and meaningful relationships between our partners and highly-qualified, knowledgeable North American agents and outfitters. Our ultimate goal is to increase occupancy for our partners and raise awareness about the amazing destinations we support.

TRAVEL WITHOUT PLASTIC
Provides practical, affordable and inspirational advice to hotels and accommodation providers looking to minimize or eliminate single-use plastic whilst still meeting the health, safety and quality expectations of tour operators and guests. We’ve combined our 20+ years of health, safety, and sustainability auditing experience in hotels to provide the most comprehensive plastic reduction programme to date. Our downloadable ‘Reduce Single Use’ Toolkit available in English and Spanish includes a self-assessment checklist, monitoring and evaluation templates, staff training presentations, ideas for customer communications and an inspirational e-guide which looks in detail at the pros and cons of alternatives and showcases what can be done, so that hoteliers can make an informed decision that’s right for their business.

THE TRAVEL FUNDATION
Set up 15 years ago, in 2003. They are a sustainable tourism charity/NGO, and are here to maximizese the benefits of tourism for people and the environment in destinations. They do this by working with tourism businesses, destination management organisations and NGOs to change how tourism operates. At any one time, they have about 7 or 8 projects running in destinations across the world. They also deliver training and other support to help tour operators, travel agents and other organisations adopt sustainable practices, and they conduct research to help advance understanding of the issues and opportunities that tourism brings.

CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL (CREST)
Unique policy-oriented research organization dedicated to increasing the positive global impact of responsible tourism. CREST assists governments, policy makers, tourism businesses, nonprofit organizations, and international agencies with finding solutions to critical issues confronting tourism, the world’s largest service industry. CREST provides interdisciplinary analysis and innovative solutions through research, field projects, publications, consultancies, conferences, courses, and documentary films, recognizing tourism’s potential as a tool for poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation.

TAP SPONSORS

Committed to developing new processes in design and fabrication that will make our products last longer and consume less waste.

Grayl allows anyone, anywhere, to drink from hotel sinks, beachside taco stands, public bathrooms and spigots, as well as rivers and lakes.

Family owned, award-winning beer handcrafted in Leavenworth, WA. Bringing people together through great beer and food experiences.

Ecological sneakers made with natural and sustainable materials. Created on the principles of circular economy. Proudly made in Italy.

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