Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions



What are the dates of the ESTC 2018 conference?

The conference dates are Monday - Thursday October 23rd - 25th 2018


Where is the conference located?

The conference will be located in Florence, Italy


How do I become a TIES member and what are the benefits?

Please visit the membership page on TIES website for detailed information on the membership levels and benefits, and to fill out the membership application form.


Are there any student discounts available?

Yes, TIES is committed to supporting students engaged in higher education in the field of ecotourism and sustainable tourism. To encourage students to take advantage of the learning and networking opportunities through the ESTC, TIES offers a discounted registration for students. To be able to register at the student rate, you will need provide proof (e.g. current student ID) that you are enrolled in a university or college program at on-site registration. For group discounts, please contact


Does the conference price include accommodation?

No, the registration fee does not include hotel accommodations. However, we will have a special ESTC discounted hotel rate available for registered conference attendees.


I am interested in having my company sponsor the event, who do I contact?

Sponsoring the ESTC is great exposure for any company wanting to reach key target markets in ecotourism and sustainable tourism. Please contact Mercedes Hunt at with questions.


Will any part of the conference be translated in any other languages besides English?

The language of ESTC 2018 will be English and Italian  


Other questions?

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