ESTC Rates and Policies

ESTC Rates and Policies



Registration Rates

TIES Member US $395.00

TIES Member rate is available to TIES Organizational and Professional members (the discounted member rate is not available to TIES Traveler members). Member sign up is available during registration.


Non-TIES Member US $595.00

Click here to learn more about membership opportunities and benefits. You also have the option to become a TIES Member during the conference registration, which entitles you to register at the TIES Member rate.


Student or Presenter

US $295.00

Special Group Rates

Please contact us

Student registration rate is available exclusively to TIES Student Members. To register as a student, you must be enrolled full-time in a university or college at the time of the conference, and must present official student identification at the on-site registration. If you fail to present proper identification confirming your current student status, you will be charged the full conference registration fee, and will not be eligible for any refund.


Students slots at the ESTC are limited. If you are planning on attending with your class, please contact estc [at] to receive the student group rate.


Spouse Pass - Full Conference US $220.00
Spouse Pass (dining and events only) US $150.00




  • Access to TIES-EXCHANGE.
  • Access to all plenary, breakout, panel, and workshop sessions as indicated in the program.
  • Access to all keynote speaker presentations.
  • Food and beverage during the conference (coffee breaks, lunches, dinners) as listed in the program.
  • Access to social and networking functions.
  • Conference materials, including the official ESTC 2017 program.



What are accepted payment forms?

  • Credit Card: The Online Registration Form accepts Visa, Discover, Amex and MasterCard credit cards.
  • PaypalFor attendees unable to pay by using a credit card, we offer the ability to pay through Paypal to . For more information please e-mail 

  • Check: Registrations by check are only accepted for groups, if drawn from a US bank in USD
  • Wire Transfer: For international wire transfers, please contact us by email.  


How do I become a TIES member?

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


What is the Registration Cancellation Policy?

Cancelation and refund requests received in writing by July 15th, 2018 are subject to a USD 100 administrative fee. Please send your request to fax +1 202 789 7279 or e-mail estc[at] No refunds will be granted for cancelations received after July15th, 2018. Substitutions are accepted any time prior to the start of the program at no additional cost. Complimentary registrations are not transferable.


Do you offer student discounts?

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 2018, TIES offers a discounted registration for students. To be able to register at the student rate, you will need to be able to provide proof of being enrolled in a university or college program at the time of the conference (not registration). For student group discounts, please contact estc[at]


Are accommodations included in the conference price?

The registration fee does not include hotel accommodations. However, we will have a special conference discounted rate available. 


Can I share a hotel room or a ride with another attendee?

Looking for someone to share a room with at the conference hotel? Post requests on TIES-EXCHANGE.



For reasons beyond their control, ESTC and TIES has the right to immediately alter or cancel the Conference or any arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to ESTC. The participants shall not be entitled to any compensation for damages that result from such alteration or cancelation. Furthermore, with the exception of any willful damage or gross negligence committed by ESTC and ITC/TIES will not at any time be liable for any direct or indirect damage suffered by the participants, including consequential and immaterial damage, caused by failure to comply with any provision of this information.


Terms and conditions

Please find the terms and conditions here.


Additional questions?

Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions webpage or the Contact Us webpage.