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Industry Memberships

Discover Corps is honored to be recognized as a member of the Family Travel Association (FTA). The FTA honors companies who are advocates for transformation travel and not just recreational, and the association expects members to meet the highest standards of quality and service – focusing on creating a great experience for families specifically.

To become a member of the association, your organization must do three things:

  • Educate consumers on the positive and lasting impact that travel has on children.
  • Promote all the child-friendly experiences, services and destinations families can share together.
  • Simplify the real and perceived challenges of planning family getaways.
The public, media, travel agents, and the travel industry at large recognize and respect the Family Travel Association as the leading authority and resource for family travel information. All members, whether it be hotels, blogs, airlines, or more, must follow best practices to provide an enriching and environmentally sustainable travel experience.

Discover Corps official member listing on the FTA website can be found here or by clicking the button below:

Other Notable Industry Partnerships

Adventure Travel Trade Association

Discover Corps is a proud member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA). This membership displays a shared interest in responsible adventure tourism. ATTA, which is made up of tour operators, tourism boards, specialty agents, and accommodations, is widely recognized as a vital leadership voice and partner for the adventure travel industry around the world. The membership and trade organization is designed to be a force for good in the industry and exists to drive thought leadership and promote the sustainable development of adventure tourism. 

American Society of Travel Advisors

Discover Corps is an official operator recommended by the American Society of Travel Advisors, the leading global advocate for travel advisors, the travel industry and the traveling public. The ASTA logo is recognized around the world as a symbol of professionalism and integrity. It’s a sign of membership in ASTA, the professional affiliation most often endorsed by the media when recommending how to find a reliable travel advisor.

Sustainable Travel International

Discover Corps is happy to announce it’s membership with Sustainable Travel International (STI). Simply put, our alignment will strive to improve lives and protect places through travel and tourism.

Further, STI believes that people’s inherent wanderlust, their desire for new experiences and concern for the places they care for most can inspire the protection of the world’s natural and cultural bounty and generate economic opportunity in destinations that rely on visitors. As such, they have been developing, testing, and sharing our inclusive methodologies, tools and knowledge to enable self-directed sustainability for the travel and tourism industry. Our team is eager to learn from STI’s experience and build a relationship that’s beneficial for all.

Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa

APTA is a non-profit association of travel professionals on a mission to promote Africa and her islands as tourist destinations to the retail travel agents and tour operators in the United States. Discover Corps’ roots begin in Africa, and we are proud to be a part of the association as a member offering sustainable trips to some of the most beautiful counties on the continent.

National Wildlife Federation

Discover Corps and the National Wildlife Federation have a common bond: to protect wildlife. This core mission motivated Discover Corps to achieve membership status with the prestigious organization. The National Wildlife Federation is America’s oldest and largest conservation organization, and works across the country to unite Americans from all walks of life in giving wildlife a voice. They’ve been on the front lines for wildlife since 1936. More specifically this membership includes a commitment to:

    • Protect, Restore, and Connect Wildlife Habitat: Active restoration and reconnection of fragmented and degraded habitat across protected lands, working lands, waterways, coasts, and communities
    • Transform Wildlife Conservation: Advancing 21st century wildlife management, defending public trust resources, and confronting emerging stressors like climate change, invasive species, and wildlife diseases
    • Connect Americans with Wildlife: Inspiring the next generation of conservationists and mobilizing a diverse conservation army to broaden the stewardship ethic, conservation action, public and private investments, and support for policy changes necessary to save thousands of at-risk species in our time

Travelers Against Plastic (TAP)

If there is one issue most people in the world can agree on it’s this: Our planet is suffering from an overdose of plastic. To combat this, Discover Corps has strategically become a member of Traveler Against Plastic (TAP). TAP is an outreach initiative which aims to educate global travelers about the harmful impacts of using disposable plastic water bottles and therefore encourage travelers to be prepared to clean their own drinking water. Their vision is to catalyze a self-sustaining global movement resulting it the near-elimination of travelers’ dependence on disposable plastic water bottles. This membership has spurred Discover Corps to implement more impactful environmental initiatives aimed at reducing and eliminating plastic waste.

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