Hilton Head Island

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[Press Release] Sustainable Tourism Experts Welcomed to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

In Just One Week: Sustainable Tourism Experts Welcomed to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference, Sept. 19th-21st, Offers Wide Range of Learning and Networking Opportunities for Tourism Stakeholders

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, September 12, 2011 - Next week, as The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) gathers sustainable tourism experts and industry influencers to Hilton Head Island, at its 5th annual Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC), regional tourism stakeholders are encouraged to take advantage of this "brain trust" in their back yard from September 19-21, at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa.


Weaving Tradition: Preserving the Craft of Sweetgrass Basket Making on Hilton Head Island

Traditional Basket Making Lives on as an Art Form

Michael Smalls and Daurus Niles, both from Charleston, South Carolina, make it their life's work to preserve the craft of sweet grass basket making. The two are distant cousins from the Mount Pleasant area who learned the time-intensive practice of coiling sweet grass into baskets from their great-grandmother. They're best known locally for teaching classes on the craft, including selling and making their baskets at the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce's Welcome Center on the north end of the island.


Hilton Head Island to Announce Sustainability Advisory Committee

The ESTC 2011 Host Destination, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, has formed a local Sustainability Advisory Committee in order to advance its environmental stewardship and become a more sustainable community. An introduction of the effort will take place during the ESTC 2011, on Tuesday, September 20th at 3:30pm - Lowcountry Leadership in Sustainability Roundtable.

Hilton Head Island: Walk, Bike, Paddle and Find Your Perfect Island Getaway

Enjoy the unique view of the island’s salt marsh land on a leisurely boardwalk stroll


There are over 80 miles of tree-covered public and private pathways along the Island’s interior that
weave through various scenic routes, providing peaceful marsh and lagoon views


ESTC: Tourism Industry Conference to Tackle Sustainability Head-On

Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference Takes on Today's Key Sustainability Challenges and Opportunities - from Dolphins to Golfing


The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) is a one-of-a-kind annual conference focusing on sustainable business strategies and solutions that inspire innovative change in the global tourism industry. This year, the ESTC is co-hosted by the Hilton Head Island (Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau) and being held on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA, from September 19-21, 2011 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa.


Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA Organized by TIES (The International Ecotourism Society), a 20-year old leading industry association dedicated to promoting tourism as a viable tool for sustainable development, the ESTC serves as an industry-wide platform to promote change, helping mainstream sustainability in the world of travel and tourism. The conference achieves this goal through the following approaches:

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