The International Ecotourism Society

Bluewater Adventures is a proud member of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)

Ecotourism is "Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people." - TIES 1990

Eco-tourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. This means that those who implement and participate in ecotourism activities should follow the following ecotourism principles:

  • minimize impact
  • build environmental and cultural awareness and respect
  • provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts
  • provide direct financial benefits for conservation
  • provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people
  • raise sensitivity to host countries' political, environmental, and social climate