ETC defines Community Tourism as “educational travel with a priority focus on the positive economic impacts travel can have on places visited, while minimizing the ecological, social and cultural impacts through the pursuit of service and volunteerism, engagement with the local community, traveler philanthropy and stewardship of the environment.”
As part of the Educational Travel Consortium’s commitment to advancing responsible tourism, ETC has hosted a Community Tourism Showcase to recognize the efforts of ETC members and their partners working diligently in the field to develop and implement community tourism initiatives.
In past years, two to three Honorees were recognized at the Community Tourism Showcase and are featured as part of ETC’s annual conference along with a variety of educational sessions and roundtable discussions on current Community Tourism issues and best practices. View past honorees!
Chair: Karl Egloff, World Wildlife Fund; (Chair), Jill Bernier, ETC Program Development (formerly with The Nature Consevancy); (Staff Liaison)
Committee Members: Beth Ray-Schroeder, Duke University; Ben Sander, Black Sheep Adventures; Andrea Holbrook, Holbrook Travel; Andrew Lockwood, Pacific Islands Institute; Karen Kuttner-Dimitry, Lindblad Expeditions