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The State of the Industry Survey is now available! Click here to take the survey.

Two of our Keynote Speakers, Andrew McCarthy and Peter Greenbergshare their thoughts on ETC 2014. Click their names to see the videos!


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ETC Founder Christens New River Cruise Ship - 14 Apr - 11:30 pm

Avalon Waterways christened its two newest river cruise ships in a naming ceremony near the mouth of the Rhine River in ...

Biggest trade show in Latin America - Tianguis - May 6th to 9th - 6 Apr - 2:06 pm

Tianguis will be held in Cancun this year (May 6 to 9). A great opportunity to make contacts and get to know the main pl...

Odysseys Unlimited - 17 Mar - 5:41 pm

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Thank You to Our ETC Destination Partners!

ETC 2014 Rated As One of the Best
Conferences Ever!

This year, ETC 2014 saw growth, enhancements and kudos in many key areas:

  • Travel planner numbers and diversity of organizations expanded
  • CONNECTS Meeting requests grew by 30%
  • Session evaluations received highest ratings ever
  • Session mp3s are available for member listening, and plenary videos (new this year!) will shortly be available for member viewing
  • Accolades for featured keynote speakers were off the charts!

Click here to hear Delegate reflections on the ETC 2014 Experience.

We couldn't be more proud of these results, and we look forward to commence planning for the 2015 Educational Travel Conference with dates announced soon!

ETC 365
It's All About You! 


If you are interested in staying abreast of the latest trends in this ever-changing niche market, being inspired by thought leaders in the industry, networking with like-minded professionals, growing your business and gaining access to exclusive resources throughout the year, click here to read the benefits of ETC professional membership.

The mission of the Educational Travel Community is to facilitate deeper, more enduring connections between travelers and the communities they visit through authentic people-to-people exchanges, strong guide interpretation, experiential programming and meaningful engagements.

2014 Community Roundtables


Sign up for a Community Roundtable!

 These "grassroots" meetings provide fun and stimulating networking opportunities to generate themes and ideas for ETC 2015.

Tues, April 8 - Chicago, IL Tues, April 22 - Boston, MA
Thurs, April 10 - NYC, NY Wed, April 30 - San Fran, CA
Wed, April 16 - Washington, DC Fri, May 2 - Seattle, WA

Click here for more information, or click here to sign up!

Silent Charity Auction 2015

Silent Auction Bags

The Educational Travel Conference runs the annual Silent Charity Auction to help raise the funds for the Responsible Tourism Showcase, a grassroots program recognizing pioneering responsible tourism initiatives within our field.

Click here to see the unique and valuable items found in the 2014 Silent Charity Auction.

2014 Educational Travel Photo Contest - Submit Now!


Submit Photos for ETC's 2014 Contest!

Photo Contest Submission Deadline: Monday, May 19, 2014

Do you have a photo that brilliantly captures the essence of educational travel in action?  Send us your photos and be considered for one of the twelve winner spots featured online for ETC’s annual photo contest.

For a glimpse of ETC 2013 photo contest winners, click here.

Click here for full submission details on the 2014 Photo contest.

Submit Application For 2015 Responsible Tourism Showcase 

RTS 2014

Do you know of a program or project that supports sustainable community tourism development and/or stewardship of natural habitats and wildlife?

The Educational Travel Community's 2015 Responsible Tourism Showcase Award is open to all ETC members to nominate a project or program that meets the established criteria and guidelines.

Applications deadline is May 19, 2014

Click here for a preview of all ETC 2014 Responsible Tourism winners.

Click here for full submission details on the 2015 Responsible Tourism Showcase.

2014 Executive
Advisory Council

Regional Roundtables

The ETC 2014 Conference was planned in Alberta, Canada with help from our generous host Travel Alberta. We then kicked off the Conference with a spectacular cultural performance of hoop dancing and native music.

Click here to see highlights from the Executive Advisory Council Meeting in Alberta and host Travel Alberta’s stunning performance at the Conference opening. 

Click here to meet our 2015 Executive Advisory Council!

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