Free Membership

Have you been thinking about upping your sustainability game? Are you looking for some help to move in the right direction? Then why not become a member of Sustainable Travel Ireland today. Your business will thank you later!

We are now offering tourism businesses 6 months FREE membership . Scroll down to see the great benefits of membership.

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Free access to introductory online training

We offer two free courses to all our members. These courses will give you a good grounding in how to make changes in your business to make it more sustainable. Course 1: Introduction to Sustainable Tourism & course 2: Sustainable Management System.

Criteria booklet based on your business type (e.g. accommodation/tour operator/ecotourism)

You will receive a booklet unique to your business type which sets out the criteria for certification, which we highly recommend all businesses to aim for. These criteria are internationally recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

Access to our suite of online training modules and tools

By becoming a member you will have the ability to purchase Sustainable Travel Ireland online training courses. Our courses start from as little as €35 + VAT.

The opportunity to gain the Sustainable Travel Ireland Intermediate membership label

By progressing to an Intermediate Member, you will receive a Sustainable Travel Ireland ‘Intermediate Member’ label to communicate to your customers. This can be used on your website and promotional material.

Basic listing on our members' page

Once a member, your business name will be listed on our members’ list. This listing will be upgraded when you become an Intermediate Member.

Access to our group carbon-offset scheme

Once a member, you will receive a discounted rate when offsetting emissions through our group carbon-offset scheme. This is the first group offsetting scheme specifically for Irish tourism businesses.

Access to members' forum

By becoming a member you become part of a growing community of Irish tourism businesses seeking to be more sustainable. We encourage businesses to work together, share ideas, challenges and successes via online forums.

Discounted conference tickets (Inspiring Sustainable Tourism)

As a member, you can avail of a 20% discount on tickets for our annual conference ‘Inspiring Sustainable Tourism’.