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 Responsible Tourism Showcase to recognize the efforts of ETC members and their partners working diligently in the field to develop and implement responsible tourism initiatives.
In past years, two to three Honorees were recognized at the Responsible Tourism Showcase and are featured as part of ETC’s annual conference along with a variety of educational sessions and roundtable discussions on current Responsible Tourism issues and best practices. View past honorees!
The Responsible Tourism Committee is comprised of Educational Travel Consortium
members who review and vet all Responsible Tourism applications.
Chair: James Sano (Co-Chair), World Wildlife Fund, Karl Egloff (Co-Chair), World Wildlife
Committee Members: Johanne Cossette, Key Travel, Roberta DeVries, Philadelphia
Zoo, Mary Jane Murray, Trans Niugini Tours, Ben Sander, Black Sheep Adventures,
Lauren Summers, Visit Wales, Todd Nielsen, EOS Study Tours
Are you interested in helping us choose next year’s honorees?
Join the Committee!