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Professional Membership is a unique information, networking and mutual aid package for tourism professionals, job-seekers, academics, students and others interested in the development of an ecological & socially just tourism as well as a specialist promotion package for ecotourism-related services including accommodation and tours.
  • if you view Ecotourism not just as a better way to travel the world but also as a way to make the world better!
  • if you wish to find a job that serves the public good,
  • to conduct academic research with a purpose,
  • to effectively promote your eco-friendly lodge, local tours and services through an alternative global network built on mutual aid,
  • to exchange information on ecotourism-related issues and network on a global scale,
  • if you are fed up with robot-like "social networks" that profit by monitoring you and selling your data

...then join ECOCLUB.com - International Ecotourism Club, a mutual aid network of real people, practitioners, academics and others involved or interested in Ecological & Socially Just Tourism established in 1999, today with Members worldwide. Find opportunities, answers and solutions, network on a global scale with people who share your vision and participate in a genuine, people's network for ecology and social justice through and within Tourism!

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: 
(New benefits constantly added - last update: 22 August 2014)

A. Networking & Promotion 
  1. Network: Unlimited, user-friendly networking with other verified Members worldwide [Preview].
  2. Public Profile: Your own public profile and wall [Example].
  3. Chat: Interact live, privately or in public, with other Members using Text and/or Audio & Video!
  4. Promotion: A listing for your ecotourism-related Blog / Website in one page of our Country Directory and in our Eco Directory.
  5. Logo: A personalised Professional Member Logo for your website (with your first name, surname, country, year) and a social network-style logo.
  6. Blog: Your own attractive and user-friendly Blog receiving centre-stage attention [Example].
  7. Albums: Upload your photos and publish one or more Photo Albums [Example].
  8. Press Releases: Submit your press releases for inclusion in our "Headlines" Section.

B. Specialist Information & Support [Our Member Support Policy]. 

  1. Mutual Aid ForumObtain advice by the ECOCLUB.com Team and other Members on your ecological & socially-just tourism projects.
  2. Eco Jobs & Consultancies: Access our constantly updated Ecotourism Jobs, Internships & Consultancies Database.
  3. Promote your Resume: post your CV in our public Job-seekers Forum for prospective employers to see and contact you. 
  4. Purchase or Sell an Ecolodge: Find or list ecolodges for sale directly by the owner - we do not charge commissions or fees. 
  5. Research Support: Help with your research including ecotourism-related blibliographical information and contacts.
  6. Educational Resources: Access our global online database of Ecotourism-related degrees.
  7. CV Evaluation & Improvement Service: We can review your CV and suggest improvements.
  8. Website Evaluation Service: We can check your ecotourism-related website for common design and presentation errors.
  9. Other Opportunities: access a variety of eco-opportunities as they become known to us including projects seeking partners.

C. Other Benefits: 

  • Special accommodation, travel & event discounts for our Members as these become available.
    (If you would like to offer a benefit to our Members, please contact us)
  • Current Benefits:
    Farakunku Lodges, The Gambia: A discount of GBP 10 per night per lodge. 
Membership Rate:

Professional Membership is currently offered at the rate of Euros 20 for 1 Year (approx. US$ 27) or at Euros 30 (total) for 3 Years - Save 50%

The Membership fee is set at the lowest possible level so as to enable everyone to join while it is also possible to join us for free by writing an articleFor your safety and convenience we accept credit card and e-check payments through PayPal, the leading global online payment processor.

JOIN US TODAY! 

Important Note: If you are a returning member, you may instantly reactivate your membership by logging in and then following the online instructions.
If you do not remember your login details, please contact us

 

Important Notes

1. Please make sure that you spell your email correctly, so that we can communicate with you.

2. When your Membership payment is received, your Membership should be instantly activated. Later, usually on the same day, you will also receive a welcome email from us. (If you do not hear from us within 48 hours, please also check in your Spam folder.)

3. Our business hours are 8:00 - 16:00  UTC/GMT, Monday to Friday. Outside business hours you may experience delays.

 

EDITORIAL Policy (last update: 22 August 2014)Although we totally reject censorship at the society level, by nature of being an online publication & network with a specific philosophy and aims we have to be selective and list accommodation facilities, services, products and member profiles which we consider compatible with and related to ecological & socially just tourism. We will not list irrelevant services or incompatible tourism facilities and services such as all-inclusive, condo hotels, golf resorts, resorts & cruise ships owned by multinational chains, hunting & sports-fishing related holidays. We also do not list websites or member profiles promoting, directly or indirectly, religion, violence, discrimination of any type or adult services. Professional Membership does NOT constitute a paid listing service or advertising and does NOT guarantee a listing, this is at the discretion of the editors. The text and photo for each listing text is produced by the ECOCLUB.com Team, based on information provided in your blog/website and aims to be objective and informative, avoiding superlatives and cliches. ECOCLUB.com reserves the right to amend / edit all listing elements at any time. Listings generally include one link, a photo (80 x 60 pixels, 5 KB max), a four word title and a 40-50 word description. In the Headlines section we publish news including news from our Members which we consider relevant and compatible with our philosophy and aims. Members are encouraged to assist us maintain a high content quality. They should refrain from posting offensive or illegal material or material that directly contradicts our philosophy and general aims, engage in excessive soliciting or advertising of 3rd party products or services (not offered directly by their own organisation), or in any form of spamming or flooding, including message and post spamming. We reserve the right to edit the subject and content of all posts, articles and comments, and warn, suspend or ban Members who in our view act in a disruptive manner.

MEMBER SUPPORT Policy (last update: 22 August 2014): We provide public online support in writing at our Mutual Aid Forum, following a posting by a Member. Your post will be publicly accessible while our reply will only be accessible by Members. While we make an effort to reply to all queries we cannot guarantee that you will receive support by the ECOCLUB.com Team (or other Members) at all times, especially if your query is outside our focus, i.e. not related to or against the principles of ecological & socially just tourism. If your query involves a CV Evaluation & Improvement Service or a Website Evaluation Service, or is otherwise of a sensitive nature you may also contact us in private through our Helpdesk. Kindly note that we do not provide phone support. From our experience our ticket-based support system enables you to explain your request in detail, create a written record and include information that could be missed, time-consuming and costly to obtain by phone. Each Professional Membership includes two hours of support work per annum. If your ecotourism project requires more hours and dedicated private support, additional fees, to be mutually agreed, will apply.

 Professional Membership Terms & Conditions (last update: 25 February 2014):

(1) "Professional Membership" (hereafter 'Membership') is an online subscription service offered by ECOCLUB S.A. (hereafter 'We', 'us') to an INDIVIDUAL (hereafter 'Member', 'Members', 'You') who agrees with our philosophy and general aims as defined at http://ecoclub.com/about/philosophy and it is not transferable (2) Membership Costs and Benefits and our Editorial policy are as stated on this page, i.e. http://ecoclub.com/join/professional and may change at any time. (3) For legal purposes a "Professional Membership" means 12 months, a "Professional Membership - 3 Year Special" means 36 months while a "Lifetime Professional Membership" means 360 months from the date of purchase. (4) Members should always act in a way that enhances the unity and strength of ECOCLUB.com, respect our Editorial Policy as detailed above, help us maintain a high quality of online content at ECOCLUB.com and be ready to assist other Members according to their abilities. They should also refrain from harassing other Members, post offensive, illegal and copyrighted material or material that directly goes against our philosophy and general aims, engage in excessive soliciting or in any form of spamming including message and post spamming and the posting of an excessive number of links to 3rd party websites. We reserve the right to edit the subject and content of all posts, articles and comments,  or to delete  these if editing is impractical, so as to meet the above requirements, and to warn, suspend or ban Members who in our view act in a disruptive manner. (5) Members should not compete with ECOCLUB.com by operating identical websites and offering identical services. (6) Members agree to indemnify us against any consequence resulting directly or indirectly from their being a Member, their professional or academic activity and their online presence including inaccurate or misleading advertising. (7) We make no guarantees as to the quality, non-interruption, availability, performance or benefits of this service. Our website and all our (online) services are subject to availability and depend on factors outside our control. (8) We do not guarantee any potential or speculated business profits or benefits attached to you being a Member. (9) Membership is granted to you as an individual and is not transferable. You should not share your Membership password otherwise your Membership will be immediately terminated, you will be banned from future use and legal action may be pursued. (10) Information that appears on the ECOCLUB.com website and email communications and in any Member sections, including, but not limited to, the Projects, Jobs and Real Estate Databases is provided for your own personal and direct use only and it should not be resold in any way, re-transmitted, reproduced, broadcast or copied online or in any other form, without written permission. Violators will be instantly and permanently banned from Membership, while legal action may also be pursued. (11) By becoming a Member you agree to receive regular email communications from ECOCLUB.com You may opt-out of these at any time. (12) You agree not to hold us responsible in relation to any damages caused by offering or failing to offer a Membership Benefit. (13) You are free to resign from your Membership at any time by sending an email notice to ECOCLUB S.A. In this case, no refund of the Membership fee will be made. (14) The provision of fraudulent information by you in your application form will lead to immediate termination of your Membership, with no refund. (15) We may also suspend or terminate your Membership or convert your Membership to a new package for any reason and at any time. (16) In case the website ECOCLUB.com ceases operations, no refund will be due. (17) Upon expiry or termination of your Membership, you will immediately remove and destroy all information and promotional material that identifies you as a Member of ECOCLUB. (18) You agree to indemnify ECOCLUB S.A. against all claims made in relation to you and/or your Company. The payment of such indemnity shall not prevent us from seeking any and all damages suffered by us as a result of your illegal behaviour or breach of contract. (19) Your failure to meet any of these terms and conditions, or your engagement in illegal acts will lead to the immediate termination of your Membership, with no refund. (20) We will make no refund in case our website and/or company cease operations. (21) In all other cases where we have terminated your membership we will refund the Membership fee minus 3 Euros for every month or part thereof used by your Membership. Please note that refund can only be made via PayPal which applies minimum charges to recipients. (22) These terms and benefits can be updated and/or amended at any time without notice by posting at this webpage, i.e. http://ecoclub.com/join/professional. It is your responsibility to periodically check this page for changes. (23) Any dispute arising from this Agreement will be referred to the Law Courts of Athens, Greece, according to the Greek Laws.