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Standard Partnerships

Partnering with Sustainable Travel International provides you with a full year of access to our online Sustainability Management Framework (Step 1), lowers your operational costs, teaches you and your employees about best practices in sustainable tourism, and enhances the positive impacts of your business.

Additionally, your investment in STI helps us pursue our non-profit mission to help protect the destinations you serve and the planet at large.

Our Standard Partnerships are for travel and tourism providers, NGOs, academic institutions, and others who wish to demonstrate substantial support for sustainable tourism and ecotourism.

Standard Partnerships

Partnership fees are based on the number of people your business employees during its high season.


$250 USD / year*
1-20 employees

$500 USD / year*
21-50 employees

$750 USD / year*
50+ employees

Services Include

Enrollment in STI's Partner Program provides you with the following tools and services:

Sustainable Tourism Component

12-month Sustainability Management Framework license, including a Self-assessment tool, for accommodations, attractions tour operators, and transportation service providers. This online educational tool helps you develop measurement and management strategies for determining your company’s impacts on the people, place, and economy where you do business. Better yet, the program doubles as an application for companies wanting to become Eco-certified through STEP.

Please note that enrollment in the Partner Program does not include Eco-certification. Tourism businesses interested in being Eco-certified must at a minimum complete Step 2 and Step 3.

The Eco-certification process is designed to assist travel providers in mitigating their negative environmental, economic, and socio-cultural impacts and maximizing the benefits they provide to the environment, local and indigenous people and their communities.

give now1/2 hour consultation on pursuing Eco-certification or setting up a Giving Back program (corporate philanthropy or carbon footprinting/management focus) – Learn how to attract financial support for sustainable development-oriented projects that that are located in the destinations you serve or let us help you determine your carbon footprint.

carbon calculatorFree i-Frame Carbon Calculator (see an example here) – encourage your guests to offset the carbon associated with their travel.

Partners Only webinars and discounts from preferred suppliers - Designed to help you learn and implement sustainable tourism best practices in your business, this benefit is available exclusively to STI Partners. Contact us for the current schedule of topics or to request a recording of a previous presentation.

Marketing and Advertising Component

responsible travel reportCompany Listing and Unlimited Postings on for 12 months – Responsible Travel Report is the online magazine of Sustainable Travel International.  Updated daily with relevant content, visitors to the website will be able to find your company listing and any news about your company you wish to post. Optimize your online presence by taking advantage of this valuable tool.


STI memberLogo Use – Sustainable Travel International members are given the exclusive right to feature our globally recognized logo to demonstrate their support for and affiliation with Sustainable Travel International.

*This is a subscription-based service featuring recurring billing, which automates the entire billing and collection process and enables us to offer unmatched benefits and pricing. Enrollment in the Partner Program is automatically renewed every 12 months unless you notify STI in writing with at least 60 days' prior notice of your intent not to renew.

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