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Destination Partner Membership

The travel industry and destinations around the world are making efforts to become more sustainable. You can set your destination apart by partnering with Sustainable Travel International. Destination Partner memberships are ideal for Ministries of Tourism, Tourism Boards, Destination Management Organizations (DMOs), and Convention and Visitor Bureaus that wish to support sustainable tourism development and STI’s non-profit mission to support destination stewardship globally.

Membership in the program is a cost effective way to market your destination, members, and partners to the rapidly growing sustainable travel market worldwide via STI’s extensive marketing and media networks. As a Destination Partner, you can also share a wide range of sustainability tools, best practices, and educational and marketing benefits with your members, greatly enhancing the value of membership in your organization.

Destination Partner Memberships

Our 12-month Destination Partner membership is ideal for Tourism Boards, Ministries, Councils, DMOs, CVBs, and Trade Associations that wish to actively support sustainable tourism development


$750 USD
1-year membership
City, County, and Trade Associations

$1,000 USD
1-year membership
Regional, State, Province, Territory

$1,500 USD
1-year membership
National Tourism Boards

Benefits Include

STI’s Destination Partner membership provides direct benefits to your members, strengthening your ability to build your own membership. We also provide your organization with sustainability tools and preferred pricing on our programs and services:

Exclusive Benefits for Your Organization
Exclusive Benefits for Your Members

Exclusive Benefits for Your Members

FREE Member’s Only Webinars: Your members will gain access to our exclusive ‘members-only’ webinars covering a wide range of important topics designed to help both you and your members learn about and implement sustainable tourism best practices. Contact us for the current schedule.

STEP Eco-certification: Your members will receive a free copy of STI’s Guide to Sustainability Planning and Reporting, a US$100 value! With clear instructions for tourism-related businesses to understand how sustainability relates to every aspect of their operations, this resource provides direction for creating proactive sustainability policies that can help your members save money, reduce their environmental footprint, and harness the positive power of tourism. Using this workbook will help your members work towards becoming Eco-certified through STI’s STEP program. Learn more at

Carbon Management: Your members receive a 40% discount on carbon footprint assessments and our standard carbon calculators. These services will help your members manage and reduce their carbon footprint. To learn more, visit

Travelers Giving Back™: Your members receive a 10% discount on biodegradable Gift Cards, web-based Donation Portals and philanthropy and voluntourism program development. Our Travelers Giving Back program provides your members a method for attracting support for local conservation and community development projects.

Membership: Your members are eligible to receive a 25% discount on STI Supporting Business and Premium Partner memberships (starting as low as $100 per year) allowing them access to a host of exclusive benefits.

Exclusive Benefits for Your Organization

STI memberLogo Use: Your organization may use STI’s internationally recognized logo on your website and all your marketing materials – a great way to demonstrate your support of responsible travel.

Carbon Management: You will receive a FREE carbon calculator for your website - a US$499 value, providing visitors with the opportunity to offset their carbon footprint by making small donations to certified renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects. STI can help you to quantify the carbon footprint associated with your region or organization and set up a carbon offset program that benefits the destination you serve.

Marketing and Public Relations: STI will promote your sustainability initiatives through its global marketing and media outlets, including more than 25,000 press contacts and an average of 35,000 unique monthly web visitors and 500,000 visits. We will also promote your events on our popular events calendar, which is emailed monthly to over 30,000 travelers and travel professionals.

- FAM Tour Promotions – STI will promote your FAM tours to our media lists and tour operators for free.

- Blue Marble Creative – Free one hour design consultation, as well as 25% off the first project. Blue Marble Creative works with destinations and organizations that want to make the world better.

STEP Sustainable Tourism Education Program™ (STEP): You will receive a 10% discount off of STEP for Destinations, available in 2011.

Travelers Giving Back™: Travelers Giving Back™ Giving Portals: You will receive a 10% discount on a web-based Donation Portal for your website, allowing visitors to support local social and environmental programs. To learn more, click here.

Advisory Services: You will receive a 10% discount off of hourly and project rates. Services include sustainability assessments and planning, education and training workshops, carbon management, travelers’ philanthropy program design and implementation, and eco-certification standards development.

Additional Benefits from our Partners: We will send you a Membership Packet upon registration with details on discounts from our media, marketing, and trade association partners. Discounts range from 10 – 30% on services to help you improve your brand, increase your visibility, and build strategic partnerships.

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