I had the chance to be able to give my help, as a volunteer, to the TIES (The International Ecotourism Society)  team during the 10th edition of the ecotourism and sustainable tourism ESTC15 conference, in Quito, Ecuador. The event gathered each year, in a different country, professionals, destinations, academics and organisations to engage exchanges around the major challenges and best practices in the sector. The event gathered last april a bit more than 500 attendees coming from about 30 different countries around the globe. I share with you below a little bit of this great experience so rich in learnings and encounters for a responsible tourism!

Florie avec l'equipe de TIES durant la conférence ESTC15 Quito EquateurFlorie avec l'equipe de TIES durant la conférence ESTC15 Quito Equateur

– Download here the conference program –

I helped in particular by taking pictures, twitting during the event and being the intermediary with a few french medias. If you understand a bit of french, I invite to read the articles published:

I had the chance to accompany D’Arcy Dornan to record the interviews with keyplayers of the Ecuador Ministry of Tourism:

I published also a serie of short videos of interviews with about 40 attendees of the conference asking them the two same questions: How do you contribute to sustainable tourism? Why do you attend the ESTC15 conference?
Get to know them waching the following links:

Would you like to help translating and adding subtitles to these videos? Have a look at this Google Doc (click here).
A little bonus: myself answering the same questions than my colleagues at ESTC15:

Florie Thielin : The Hospitality Tour Latin AmericaFlorie
The Hospitality Tour
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