To gather nonprofit and for profit travel professionals within a convivial community to educate, inspire and foster innovative and sustainable affinity travel programs, global collaborations and partnerships, and advance lifelong learning through educational travel.
As an educational travel community we are committed to:
- Helping cultural, educational and conservation organizations to achieve their alumni/member engagement and development goals through affinity travel
- Fostering sustainable collaborations and partnerships among diverse special interest travel constituencies
- Connecting, educating, and inspiring educational travel professionals
- Enhancing global awareness, cultural diplomacy and positive impact through tourism
Facilitating deeper, more enduring connections between travelers and the communities they visit through strong interpretation, experiential programming, and meaningful engagement.
The pioneer Educational Travel Conference was convened in 1987 as an educational resource to support nonprofits in travel. As it expanded progressively over the years to a robust and vibrant Educational Community, over thirty years hence the Educational Travel Consortium (ETC) continues to maintain its commitment to education and service to nonprofits in affinity travel and facilitation of a collaborative and sustainable B-to-B industry philosophy, which remain its hallmarks today.