Guardian Member Benefits

$1,000 - $4,999 annual contribution

Your membership could help community leaders learn about sustainability and get involved in leading destination stewardship efforts to ensure that the natural and cultural resources in the places they live continue to thrive for future generations to enjoy.

As a Guardian 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 Worksheet for Tour Operators

Carbon Footprint Worksheet for Tour Operators

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 trip offering (please note that this worksheet is intended for use by tour operators). 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.
How to Set Up a Travel Philanthropy Program

How to Set Up a Travel Philanthropy Program

One of the best ways to protect the places you travel is through Travel Philanthropy. We’ll share best practices in setting up a program that allows your customers and employees to support the people and places they visit.
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 & Corporate Program

Travel Better Club Outreach & Corporate Program

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. In addition, you can offer a corporate program for your employees to become club members and access the online certificate course for free.
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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