International Associations and Organizations in travel and tourism and related industries


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ATTA Adventure Travel Trade Association
ATA Africa Travel Association
ATTA Africa Travel & Tourism Association
ATIO Agricultural Tour Operators International
Alpine Tourism Commission
ACTO/OTCA Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization, Tourism Program
Andean Group, Consejo Andino de Autoridades de Turismo
ATOrg Arab Tourism Organization
ASEANTA ASEAN Tourism Association
AIPC Association Internationale des Palais de Congrès
APTA Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa
AWTE Association for World Travel Exchange
AICCF Association Internationale du Congrès des Chemins de Fer
AECO Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators
ACDMC Association of Certified Destination Management Companies
ACTE Association of Corporate Travel Executives
ADME Association of Destination Management Executives
ALTO Association of Language Travel Organizations
ASATI Association of South Asian Travel Industry
ACTP Association of Tourism Security Professionals
ATME Association of Travel Marketing Executives

AIA Australasian Incentive Association
BSTC Baltic Sea Tourism Commission
CTO Caribbean Tourism Organization
CHTA Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association
CATA Central America Tourism Agency
Commonwealth Tourism Centre
COTAL Confederación de Organizaciones turísticas de la America Latina
HOTREC Confederation of the National Assoc. of Hotels and Restaurants of the EU
CIMPA Connected International Meeting Professionals Association
CIEE Council on International Educational Exchange
CSIET Council on Standards for International Educational Travel
Danube Tourism Commission
DMAI Destination Marketing Association International
Dot.Travel Tralliance Registry Management
East African Tourism Council
East African Tourism Platform
EuroGites European Federation for Farm and Village Tourism
Euromic DMC Partnership
EFCO European Federation of Campsite Organisations
EFFAT European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
EuroParks European Federation of Leisure Parks
European Federation of Tourist Guides Associations
EHMA European Hotel Managers Association
ELRA European Leisure and Recreation Association
ENAT European Network for Accessible Tourism
ESPA European Spas Association
ETC European Tourism Commission
ETAG European Tourism Action Group
ETOA European Tour Operators Association
ECTAA European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations
EUTO European Union of Tourist Officers
eCLAT Experts in Climate Change and Tourism
FEDECATUR Federación de Cámaras de Turismo de Centroamerica
FEMTEC Fédération Mondiale du Thermalisme et du Climatisme
GBTA Global Business Travel Associations
GSTCouncil Global Sustainable Tourism Council
GTTP Global Travel & Tourism Partnership
GEBTA Guild of European Business Travel Agents
HFTP Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals
HITA Hospitality Information Technology Association
HSMAI Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International
Hostelling International
HEDNA Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association
ITMA Incentive Travel and Meetings Association
IOC Indian Ocean Commission, Tourism Program
IOTO Indian Ocean Tourism Organization
ITSA Interactive Travel Services Association
IACA International Air Carrier Association
IATAN International Airlines Travel Agent Network
IATA International Air Transport Association
IAAPA International Association of Amusements Parks & Attractions
ICAP International Association of Culinary Professionals
IACUDIT International Association for Cultural and Digital Travel
IACC International Association of Conference Centers
IAMAT International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers
IAPCO International Association of Professional Congress Organizers
IATM International Association of Tour Managers
TICA International Association of Tourism Co-operatives
RDA International Coach Tourism Federation
ICCA International Congress & Convention Association
CHRIE International Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education
ICTP International Council of Tourism Partners
FIDOF International Federation of Festival Organizations
IFITT International Federation of Information Technology & Tourism
IFPRA International Federation of Park and Recreation Administration
IFTO International Federation of Tour Operators
IFWTO International Federation of Women’s Travel Organizations
IFEA International Festival and Event Association
IFCA International Flight Catering Association
IFSEA International Food Service Executives Association
IH-RA International Hotel and Restaurant Association
IIPT International Institute for Peace through Tourism
IFTTA International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates
IGLTA International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association
IOETI International Organization for the e-Tourism Industry
IRMA International Resort Managers Association
ISTO/OTIS International Social Tourism Organisation
ISHC International Society of Hospitality Consultants
ISMP International Society of Meeting Planners
ISTM International Society of Travel Medicine
ISPA International Spa Association
International Tour Management Association
ITP International Tourism Partnership
ITHA International Tourist Health Association
ITSA International Transportation Safety Association
IYHF International Youth Hostel Federation
IUF International Union of Food, Agric., Hotel, Restaurant, Catering Workers’ Assoc.
Medical Tourism Association
MPI Meeting Professionals International
Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office
Mobility International
Oceania Tourism Alliance
OAS Organization of American States, Tourism Unit
PATA Pacific Asia Travel Association
PAII Professional Association of Innkeepers International
RETOSA Regional Tourism Organization of Southern Africa
SITCA Secretaria de Integración Turistica Centroamericana
Skål International
SITA Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques
SATH Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality
SITE Society of Incentive Travel Executives
SATA South & Central American Travel Association
SATOA Southern Africa Tour Operators Association
SAARC Tourism / South Asia Tourism Society
SPTO South Pacific Tourism Organization
SRTA The Silk Road Tourism Association
The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism
CIFFT The International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals
The Timeshare Council
TTPC The Travel Partnership Corporation
Tralliance Corporation .Travel Registry
UFTAA United Federation of Travel Agents Associations
UNWTO UN World Tourism Organization
VIO Vanilla Islands Organization
WIN Travel Network
WITIA Women in Tourism International Alliance
WATA World Association of Travel Agencies
CED World Centre of Excellence for Destinations
WFTGA World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations
WFTA World Food Travel Association
World Heritage Alliance for Sustainable Tourism
WINTA World Indigenous Tourism Alliance
World Leisure Organization
WOCLS World Ocean and Cruise Liner Society
World of DMCs
WTA World Tourism Alliance
WTCF World Tourism Cities Federation
WTFL World Tourism Forum Lucerne
WTTC World Travel & Tourism Council
WTAAA World Travel Agents Association Alliance
WWA World Waterparks Association
WYSETC World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation
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Transport (Aviation / Cruising / Rail / Touring & Automobile Clubs)

AFRAA African Airlines Association
AFCAD African Civil Aviation Commission
ACI Airports Council International
ATAG Air Transport Action Group
ATA Air Transport Association
AIT Alliance Internationale de Tourisme / Int’l Touring Alliance
AACO Arab Air Carrier Organization
AICCF Association Internationale du Congrès des Chemins de Fer
ALAF Asociación Latinoamericana de Ferrocarriles
ALTA Asociación Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Transporte Aéro
AECO Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators
AAPA Association of Asia Pacific Airlines
AEA Association of European Airlines
ARA Australasian Railway Association
Aviation Safety Alliance
BIMCO Baltic and International Maritime Council
COCAFER Comisión Centroamericana de Ferrocarriles
CER Community of European Railways
CLIA CruiseLines International Association
ECAC European Civil Aviation Conference
EUROCONTROL European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation
ERAA European Regional Airlines Association
FIA Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile
IAATO International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators
IAPH International Association of Ports and Harbours
IATA International Aviation Training Association
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
IFALPA International Federation of Airline Pilots Associations
IFATCA International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations
CIT International Rail Transport Committee
IRF International Road Federation
IRTO International Road Traffic Organization
IRU International Road Transport Union
MedCruise Association
UACR Union Africaine des Chemins de Fer
Union Arabe des Chemins de Fer
UIC Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer
UITP Union Internationale des Transports Publiques
UINFE Union of European Railway Industries
WOCLS World Ocean and Cruise Liner Society


Tourism and Travel Media
CLAPTUR Confederación Americana de Prensa Turistica
EFATJ/FEDAJT European Federation of the Associations of Tourism Journalists
FIJET Fédération Internationale des Journalistes et Ècrivains du Tourisme
GTWA Golf Travel Writers Association
IABTW International Association of Black Travel Writers
IFJ International Federation of Journalists
IFWTWA International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association
IGLTJA International Gay & Lesbian Travel Journalists Association
Organisation Mondiale de la Presse Périodique
PATWA Pacific Area Travel Writers Association

Academic/Education
APTRA Asian Pacific Travel Research Association
AMFORT Asociación Mundial para la Formación Profesional Turistica
AIPT Association for International Practical Training
AIEST Asociation INternationale d’Experts Scientifiques du Tourisme
Association of European Hotel and Tourism Schools
ATTT Association of Tourism Teachers and Trainers
Balkan Association for Tourism Education & Research
ATLAS European Association for Tourism and Leisure Education
EuroCHRIE Europ. Fed. of Int’l Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education
ETOUR European Tourism Research Institute
EUHOFA International Association of Hotel Schools
CHRIE International Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education
IGU International Geographic Union
IHTEC International Holistic Tourism Education Centre
ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Cultural Tourism
ISTTE International Society of Travel & Tourism Educators
FUTURISTA International Student Tourism Association
ITSA International Tourism Studies Association
CIDTUR Latin American + Caribbean Center f Tourism Research and Documentation
Sustainable Tourism Co-operative Research Centre
TTRA Travel & Tourism Research Association
AMFORHT/WAHTT World Association for Hotel & Tourism Training


Special Interest / Outdoor / Adventure / Sport Tourism
ASSDI Asociación Mundial de Instructores Profesionales de Bueco
AIWF Association of the International Winter Sports Federation
CMAS Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques
DEMA Dive Equipment and Marketing Association
Dive Travel Association
DAN Divers Alert Network
IADRS International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists
IDEA International Diving Educators Association
IANTD International Association of Nitrox and Travel Divers
ECF European Cycling Federation
ERA European Rambler’s Association
FAI Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
FEI Fédération Equestre Internationale
FIC Fédération Internationale de Canoe
FIFA Fédération Internationale de Football Associations
FIS Fédération Internationale de Ski
FIM Fédération Internationale Motocycliste
IAGPC International Association of Golf Club Presidents
IAGTO International Association of Golf Tour Operators
IFB International Bicycle Fund
ISMC International Council for Ski Mountaineering
IGFA International Game Fish Association
IMBA International Mountain Biking Association
IOF International Orienteering Federation
IPHA International Professional Hunter’s Association
ISAF International Sailing Federation
International Surfing Association
ITF International Tennis Federation
IWWF International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation
PADI Professional Association of Diving Instructors
Scuba Schools International
The Mountain Forum
UCI Union Cycliste Internationale
UIAA Union International des Associations d’Alpinisme
UIAGM Union Internationale des Associations de Guides de Montagnes
UPAME Union Panamericana de Montanismo y Escalada
DIWA Worldwide Association of Scuba Divers & Instructors

Renewable Energies & Tourism
Eurosolar
Herman-Scheer-Foundation
IRENA International Renewable Energy Agency
The Sun Programm
World Council for Renewable Energy

Ecotourism & Sustainable Travel
Business Enterprises for Sustainable Travel
Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism
Caribbean Conservation Corporation
Conservation International
Conservation Monitoring Centre
Cultural Survival
DestiNet – Sustainable Tourism Information Portal
Earth Council
EcoClub International Ecotourism Club
EcoTrans European Network for Sustainable Tourism Development
EcoturismoLatino
European Community Network for Environmental Travel and Tourism
Federation of Nature and National Parks of Europe EUROPARC Federation
Fauna and Flora International
Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe
Global Environment Facility
Global Nature Fund
Global Sustainable Tourism Council
Green Earth
Green Globe
Green Hotels Association
Greenpeace International
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
International Hotels Environment Initiative
International Institute for Environment and Development
International Society for Environmental Protection
International Union for Conservation of Nature
Linking Tourism & Conservation
Nature Friends International
Rainforest Alliance
Responsible Travel
South Pacific Regional Environment Program
Survival
Sustainable Tourism Co-operative Research Centre
SustainableTourism.net
Sustainable Travel International
The Bodhi Tree Foundation
The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism
The International Ecotourism Society
The Nature Conservancy – Ecotourism Program
The Responsible Tourism Alliance
The Tour Operator’s Initiative for Sustainable Tourism
World Society for the Protection of Animals
World Wide Fund for Nature


Campaigning Organizations
Arbeitskreis Tourismus und Entwicklung
Centre for Environmentally Responsible Tourism
Earth Island Institute
EcoTrans European Network for Sustainable Tourism Development
Ecumenical Coalition on Tourism
End Child Prostitution in Asian Tourism
Equations
Friends of the Earth International
Indigenous Tourism Rights International
Naturfreunde Internationale
Ökologischer Tourismus in Europa
Partners in Responsible Tourism
Responsible Tourism and Sustainable Development
respect – Centre for Tourism and Development
Responsible Tourism Network
Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung
The Code
Tourism Concern
Tourism Watch


Intergovernmental Organizations
ACP Group – Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
African Union
Alliance of Small Island States
Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization
Andean Group / Comunidad Andina Acuero de Cartagena
Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation
Asociación Latinoamericana de Integración
Association of Caribbean States
Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN
Caribbean Community & Common Market
Central American Common Market
Comité Permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
Commonwealth of Independent States
Commonwealth of Nations
Communauté Économique des Ètats de l’Afrique Centrale
Comunidade Paises Linga Portuguesa
Co-operation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf
Corporacion Andina de Fomento
Council of Arab Economic Unity
Council of the Baltic Sea States
Council of Europe
East African Community
Economic Community of West African States
European Union
The Franc Zone
Global Islands Network
Indian Ocean Commission
Indian Ocean Rim Association
Intergovernmental Authority on Development
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
ILO International Labour Organization
IMO International Maritime Organization
ITC International Trade Centre (by UNCTAD + WTO)
League of Arab States
Mekong River Commission
Mercado Común Centroamericano
Mercado Cumún del Sur / MERCOSUR
New Partnership for Africa’s Development NEPAD
North American Free Trade Association NAFTA
Nordic Council
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
Organization of American States OAS
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
Pacific Islands Forum
Sistema de Integración Centroamericana
Sistema de Integración Económica Centroamericana
Sistema Económico Latinomamericano
Southern African Development Community
South Asian Association for Regional Co-Operation
South Pacific Commission
Union du Maghreb Arabe
UNCCD United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNHCR United Nations High Commission for Human Rights
UNWTO United Nations World Tourism Organization
World Bank – International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
WHO World Health Organization
- Collaboration Centre for Tourist Health and Travel Medicine
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WTO World Trade Organization


Further International Associations and Organizations
Agha Khan Foundation
ASEAN Chambers of Commerce & Industry
Asociación Iberoamericana da Camaras de Comercio
Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce
Central European Free Trade Agreement
Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Earth Council Alliance
Eurasia Foundation
Eurochambres – Association of European Chambers of Commerce & Industry
European Centre for Culture
European Free Trade Association
General Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Arab Countries
Global Heritage Fund
International Chamber of Commerce
International Council on Monuments and Sites
International Council of Museums
International Organization of Employers
Islamic Centre for the Development of Trade
Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Religions for Peace International
Pacific Islands Business Network
SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry
South Pacific Trade Commission
World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies
World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
World Council of Churches
World Crafts Council
World Economic Forum
World Leisure Secretariat
World Monuments Fund
World Trade Centers Association


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