About This Site

Change the Way You Travel, and Help Change the World

Travel can be much more than simply visiting places, taking pictures and buying souvenirs. When executed mindfully, and with the minimum impact, travel can inspire cultural awareness, tolerance, and commitment to environmental responsibility.

If you’re interested in learning why your travel choice matters and how you can be the change, we’re here to help you make positive contributions to conservation, communities and sustainable travel.

The International Ecotourism Society (TIES): Engage, Educate & Inspire

Your Travel Choice Blog is an interactive online communication platform established by TIES, as part of our mission to promote ecotourism, which is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people” (TIES, 1990) by:

Creating an international network of individuals, institutions and the tourism industry;
Educating tourists and tourism professionals; and
Influencing the tourism industry, public institutions and donors to integrate the principles of ecotourism into their operations and policies.
Learn more about TIES and ecotourism at Ecotourism.org, the global source of knowledge and advocacy promoting travel choices that make a difference.