Ecoclub, established in 1999, unites and supports progressive tourism professionals around the world. We advocate for an ecological & democratic tourism. Our growing global community includes leading tourism practitioners, employees & self-employed, consultants, academics and students. Ecoclub is a collaborative effort open to everyone who has a professional or academic interest in tourism, hospitality and/or leisure, broadly agrees with our philosophy and is prepared to be an active Member!
 
Ecoclub Professional Membership is a unique, information, networking and mutual aid package which is offered free of charge!
In return, all Members are expected to participate in a meaningful way, 5-10 minutes of your time every week are enough.
 
ECOCLUB PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS & TERMS: 
(last update: 3 October 2022)
  

(1) Profile: Your own Social profile (with full privacy controls) wall, friends, photos, videos and more. [Example]

(2) Blog: Your own Blog with a user-friendly interface [Example]

(3) Networking: User-friendly, safe, online networking with other verified Members worldwide. Post a Status, Photo or Video, send Private messages, hold Video Meetings with other Members. [Preview]

(4) Mutual Aid & Resources Forum: Ask questions, find answers & resources for your business and academic projects.

(5) Careers Service:

(a) Jobs & Opportunities Database: Access our constantly-updated selection of quality Jobs & Opportunities in Tourism, Hospitality and related sectors. [Details]

(b) CV Database: Post your CV on our Member-only Jobseekers Database and Access Jobseekers CVs.

(c) Ecoclub Jobseekers Guide: Request the latest edition of the Ecoclub Jobseekers Guide containing specialist advice and tips for eco tourism jobseekers.

(d) CV Review & Career Advice: Ask us to check your CV and offer specific improvement recommendations.

(6) Collaboration Opportunities: Ability to collaborate in the context of our Ecoclub Project Support Services

(7) Other Ecoclub Member Benefits & Discounts - offered by third parties, subject to terms/availability:
Members contact us for details:

(a) GoodFellow Publishers: 20% Discount for Ecoclub Members on all GoodFellow Publishers titles.

(b) Lycabettus Press: 20% Discount for Ecoclub Members on "Lost in the Wilds of Greece" by Penny Turner and other Lycabettus Press titles. (VAT, if applicable, and postage outside Greece are extra.)

(c) Travel Insurance from WorldNomads.com: 5% Discount for Ecoclub Members. (NB. does not apply to Members who live in the United States and Canada due to legal reasons.) 

(d) Villa Ioanna Drossia, spacious, seaside vacation rental near Chalkida, Greece: 10% Discount for Ecoclub Members booking via Airbnb. (Contact us before booking!)

(e) TrainingAid Course: Sustainability Management for Tourism Businesses: 20% Discount for Ecoclub Members.
A facilitated online course which will help you consolidate your knowledge about sustainability best practices and turn it into a systematic and holistic approach to your own sustainability strategy. 

Membership Fees: Free of charge!

Philosophy, Guidelines, Members Code of Conduct & Membership Terms: By joining as a Member you indicate and acknowledge that you broadly agree with our ecological & democratic tourism philosophy and the Ecoclub Guidelines for Travellers and that you accept the Ecoclub Members Code of Conduct, and the Ecoclub Membership Terms & Conditions (see below).

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Ecoclub Members Code of Conduct (Last Update 4 July 2022):

1. You agree to be an active Member, regularly posting your news and views in the Community (shorter posts) and the Blogs section (posts of at least 100 words) and to conduct yourself in a constructive manner towards your fellow Members by assisting them when you can. Member accounts deemed inactive (no logins and/or posts within a 6 month period) may be suspended without warning for security purposes. Sponsoring Professional Members are exempt from this requirement.

2. Membership is conferred to you strictly as an Individual and cannot be transferred. Please do not share your username & password. 

3. You must state your own, full name and surname in the registration form and in your Community Profile as Ecoclub is a network of real people, professionals, practitioners, academics and students, not of impersonal legal entities. Displayed names in our Member Directory may be edited to conform to this rule. You are welcome to add any organisational affiliation in brackets after your name if you wish, for example, Jane Austen (Mansfield Park Lodge).  

4. All Information on Ecoclub, including information in the Member Areas is provided on an "as is" basis for informational purposes only. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, legality, reliability, quality or suitability of any resource or posting. We do not screen or endorse employers, organisations or any individuals involved. If you decide to accept an offer of employment, volunteering or enter any other arrangement, you do so at your own risk. Please see our full Terms & Conditions below.

5. Members pledge to assist us in maintaining a high content quality by not posting offensive, illegal, defamatory, profane, threatening or irrelevant material and by not engaging in advertising (or reviewing) 3rd party commercial products or services not offered directly by their own organisation. Please remember that content you post online is subject to libel, slander, antitrust and other laws in various jurisdictions. Members should not engage in any form of spamming or flooding, including message and post spamming in the community, blogs and mutual aid forum sections. You are encouraged to initiate conversation but always respect the views of others by avoiding personal attacks. Do not plagiarize - always attribute ideas to their originators. We reserve the right to edit or delete posts, articles and comments and to warn, suspend or ban Members who in our view act disruptively. As a progressive tourism network we also have zero tolerance for xenophobia, racism, homophobia, misogyny and all other forms of fascism. 

6. Members agree to cooperate with Ecoclub in meeting its aims as stated at https://ecoclub.com/about/philosophy. If Members have a request, problem or complaint about Ecoclub or another Ecoclub Member they should discuss it in private with the Ecoclub Team.

7. By joining as a  Member you opt-in to receive email communications from us including our Member Circular, the Ecoclub Newsletter and special announcements. You may opt-out of any or all types of communications, apart from functional ones (e.g. password reminder) at any time.

8. Members who violate this Code of Conduct may be warned. A second violation may result in a temporary ban. In extreme cases, such as publicly hostile or disrespectful behaviour towards Ecoclub or an Ecoclub Member, there will be a permanent ban without any warnings.


Ecoclub Membership TERMS & CONDITIONS (Last Update: 3 July 2022):

(1) "Ecoclub Professional Membership" and "Ecoclub Sponsoring Professional Membership" (hereafter 'Membership') is an online service offered by ECOCLUB S.A. (hereafter 'We', 'us') to a specific INDIVIDUAL (hereafter 'Member', 'Members', 'You') who pledges to act in accordance with the Ecoclub philosophy and general aims as defined at https://ecoclub.com/about/philosophy and the Ecoclub Members Code of Conduct as stated at https://ecoclub.com/join/professional. (2) Membership is granted to you strictly as an individual and is not transferable. (3) You should not share your Membership login details, otherwise, your Membership will be immediately terminated and you will be permanently banned from Membership. We monitor logins and visits on our website to prevent abuse and for security reasons. You must state your own, full name and surname in the registration form. Displayed names in our Member Directory will be edited to conform to this rule, i.e. your full name and surname will be visible. You may add your company affiliation in brackets after your name if you wish. (4) Membership Refund and Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your Membership at any time by contacting us through our contact form. If you cancel within 48 hours we will offer a full refund, if applicable. We do not offer a refund for later cancellations. (5) Member Conduct: Members agree to respect the Members Code of Conduct as stated at https://ecoclub.com/join/professional. In addition, they agree to always act in a way that enhances the quality of Ecoclub, respect our Editorial Policy and our Member Support Policy, and try to assist other Members according to their abilities. They should also refrain from harassing other Ecoclub Members or the Ecoclub Team in any way, from posting 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, so as to meet the above requirements and to warn, suspend or ban Members who in our view act disruptively. Inactive Members may be suspended or deleted for security reasons. An inactive Member is someone who has not logged in and/or posted anything during the past 6 months. (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) Communications: As a Member you agree to receive email communications from us relating to your Membership as well as Member Circular. You may unsubscribe at any time from the Member Circular using the link provided in the circular. (8) Membership Benefits: Membership benefits are as stated at https://ecoclub.com/join/professional and may be amended, replaced or removed at any time.  (9) Membership Charges are as stated at https://ecoclub.com/join/professional/form and may be amended at any time (10) No Guarantees: We make no guarantees as to the quality, non-interruption, availability, performance or benefits of this service. Our website and all our (online) services and Member benefits are subject to availability and depend on factors outside our control. We do not guarantee any potential or speculated business profits or benefits attached to you being a Member. All Information on Ecoclub, including information in the Member Areas is provided on an "as is" basis for informational purposes only. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, legality, reliability, quality or suitability of any resource or posting. We do not screen or endorse employers, organisations or any individuals involved. If you decide to accept an offer of employment, volunteering or enter any other arrangement, you do so at your own risk. (11) Information that appears on the ecoclub.com website and email communications and in any Member sections, is provided for your own personal and direct use only and it should not be resold in any way, retransmitted, reproduced, broadcast or copied online or in any other form, without written permission. Violators will be instantly and permanently banned from Membership. (12) By becoming a Member you agree to receive email communications from us such as the Ecoclub Member Circular and the Ecoclub Newsletter from us from which you may opt-out at any time. (13) You agree not to hold us responsible in relation to any damages caused by offering or failing to offer a Membership Benefit. (14) The provision of fraudulent information by you in your application form will lead to immediate termination of your Membership, with no refund. (15) Upon expiry or termination of your Membership, you will immediately remove and destroy all information and promotional material that identifies you as a Member. (16) 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. Your engagement in illegal acts will lead to the immediate termination of your Membership. (17) We will make no refund in case our website and/or company cease operations. (18) These terms and benefits can be updated and/or amended at any time without notice by posting at https://ecoclub.com/join/professional. It is your responsibility to periodically check this page for changes. (19) Any dispute arising from this Agreement will be referred to the Law Courts of Athens, Greece, according to the Greek Laws. (20) By joining as a Member you indicate and acknowledge that you have read and accepted the above Terms & Conditions.