ESTC eNewsletter - September 2012

ESTC eNewsletter - September 2012
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The ESTC12 is only 12 days away!


In less that two weeks, hundreds of tourism professionals from over 30 countries will be gathering in Monterey to network, learn, and exchange ideas for building a more sustainable future of tourism. If you want to be part of this one-of-a-kind annual industry conference, there's still time to sign up. Register now to secure your place at THE industry meetingplace!  


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Meet the Media: Special Media Networking Event

Meet the Media

Practice your "elevator pitch", learn how to effectively develop and foster relationships with the media, and gain an insight into how to successfully pitch your stories to the media. (ESTC12 Meet the Media, Monday, September 17th)


Join us at the special media event, MEET THE MEDIA, at the ESTC-EXCHANGE hall from 16:00-17:00 on Monday, September 17th, and maximize your ESTC12 networking experience!

Incredible Networking Opportunities at the ESTC12


Industry leaders and decision-makers from over 30 countries will gather in Monterey to share ideas, opportunities and solutions to help advance sustainability goals for the global tourism industry.


Don't miss your chance to network with some of the world's foremost leaders in sustainable tourism who are driving change in the tourism industry. Here's a snapshot of the organizations being represented at the ESTC12

Destinations: Botswana Tourism Organization | Control Union Peru | Kenya Tourist Board | Namibia Tourism Board | Parks Victoria | Tourisme Montreal | Travel Oregon


Operators: Austin-Lehman Adventures | Global Exchange, Reality Tours | Maple Leaf Adventures | Natural Habitat Adventures | Urban Adventures | Wilderness Safaris


NGOs & Industry Associations: Earthjustice | Global Sustainable Tourism Council | EcoBrazil | Native Tourism Alliance | National Geographic Society | WWF Namibia


Accommodations: Bentwood Inn | Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn | Guludo Beach Lodge | Heathman Hotel | Hostelling International | Lapa Rios Ecolodge

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California Rolling Out the "Green Carpet" for ESTC


"As the American leader of the organic, slow food and sustainable winemaking, a pioneer in alternative energy, and home to innovative green tourism practices, California invites visitors to enjoy our lifestyle while minimizing their footprint." - Caroline Beteta, President & CEO of Visit California


ESTC12 Opening Plenary (September 17th, 9-11am) features California's tourism leaders, as well as Congressman Sam Farr, U.S. Representative for California's 17th Congressional District.

Grapevine Express: Free Transit for Your Wine Tour


ESTC12 attendees receive free Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) 7-day pass. MST's Grapevine Express will be the perfect way for you to explore Carmel Valley's plentiful wine country. Buses circulate every hour so you can hop on and off to enjoy wine tasting rooms, cafes and shops along the way.


Passengers board MST’s comfortable 17-passenger vans at any of the stops clearly marked with MST’s logo sign. Learn more about the Grapevine Express here, or visit

Join TIES-EXCHANGE for Free & Start Networking

TIES-EXCHANGE a networking, knowledge-sharing and relationship-building platform for industry professionals from over 60 countries (and counting!) around the world working in ecotourism and sustainable tourism.


With your ESTC12 registration you receive free access to TIES-EXCHANGE. Maximize your ESTC experience by connecting with fellow ecotourism and sustainable tourism professionals online - before, during and after the ESTC!


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Visit California Monterey Convention and Visitors Bureau Monterey Bay Aquarium Kenya Tourist Board  
Monterey Salinas Transit Namibia Tourism Board The Ginkgo Society Botswana Tourism Organization  
Hilton Head Island Eco Carmel Monterey County Business Council Global Sustainable Tourism Council  

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