Friend Member Benefits

Friend Member Benefits

$250 annual contribution

Your membership could support the creation of new economic opportunities for members of tourism-dependant communities by helping to train tour guides and park rangers in indigenous villages; providing education for local business owners in energy conservation, waste reduction and recycling; or linking local craftspeople, fishermen and farmers with hotels and restaurants.

As a Friend Business Member, you will receive the following benefits:

Sustainable Business Assessment

Sustainable Business Assessment

Use this tool to conduct a self-assessment of your business practices. Self-score against a list of best practices to determine your sustainability performance in areas such as energy-use, waste-reduction, water consumption, and sustainable sourcing. The results will help you identify opportunities to improve your organizational sustainability and communicate your impact to staff and customers.
Carbon Footprint Assessment

Carbon Footprint Assessment

Accounting for approximately 5% of global carbon emissions, travel and tourism is a significant contributor to climate change. We’ll help you become part of the solution by providing you with a carbon assessment worksheet that you can use to start determining the footprint of your business offering. If you’d like to take the next step like Natural Habitat Adventures, Jacada Travel, Elevate Destinations and United Airlines have done, we can help you offset this impact through a personalized carbon offset program.
Access to the Member Knowledge Base

Access to the Member Knowledge Base

Access our Member Knowledge Base, which includes resources to help you improve your sustainability and reach the sustainable traveler market such as:
  • Best Practices for Tour Operators
  • Best Practices for Travelers
  • Certification 101
  • Understanding the Sustainable Traveler Research
  • And much more
Travel Better Club Outreach

Travel Better Club Outreach

While more and more travelers want to make a difference and travel responsibly, many don’t know where to begin. We created the Travel Better Club to fill this gap and empower travelers to positively impact the people and places they visit. As a supporter, you can participate in Travel Better by providing a benefit for club members, such as exclusive discounts on travel products or services, trip giveaways, or the chance to share expert insights.
Share Your Commitment to Sustainability

Share Your Commitment to Sustainability

  • Logo Use: Use the Sustainable Travel International logo and talk about your affiliation with our organization.
  • Website Recognition: We’ll happily show you off on our website too by recognizing you as one of our supporters.

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