Our Partners

Our Partners


Shop America Alliance:

Shop America Alliance, the travel trade organization dedicated to promoting shopping, dining and cultural travel as the top tourism activities, is celebrating its 18th Anniversary as the leader in marketing shopping and dining tourism. Founded in 1998, Shop America (SAA) is a travel trade organization offering ongoing travel and tourism marketing support to its members and partners with programs that provide measurable ROI. The programs include partnerships, packaged tours development and sales, publishing, communications, research, public relations, meetings and events.


The U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council (USCHT) was formed as a direct outcome of the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Summit held in October 2005 in Washington, DC in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce. This event served to catalyze enhanced interest in U.S. cultural & heritage tourism, one of our nation’s most valuable assets. It also pinpointed the need for new ways to market cultural and heritage tourism both nationally and internationally.

Sustainable Travel International:

Sustainable Travel International is a non-profit organization working to improve the lives of people around the world and the environments they rely upon. By leveraging the power of travel and tourism and providing business and government leaders with the guidance, policies and solutions they need, we aim to ensure that the communities they’re engaged in thrive and their environments are healthy for future generations.


Global Business Consultancy for Tourism and Related Businesses, PRIMAPACT is a unique concept in tourism-focused services, bringing together a team of nationally and internationally experienced individuals with the depth of their own related businesses, to address the most challenging of projects. Policy, Research, International Development, Marketing, Advocacy, Public Relations, Advertising, Communications, and Training are the key skills PRIMAPACT brings to every project.

Destination Better:

A co-sponsor of the 2016 Mandala Research study, “Sustainability in Travel and Tourism,” Destination Better helps companies enhance their brand and profitability by discovering their social and environmental opportunities, and telling their sustainability stories. They also create customized, interactive workshops that present the research findings in a fun, easy-to-understand format, guiding attendees through a creation of customized action items relevant to their business’ assets, with the mission of attracting the Sustainable Traveler. More at http://www.destinationbetter.com/sustainable-travelers/


Green Lodging News, a Hasek Communications L.L.C. publication, is the lodging industry’s leading environmental news source. Created in 2006, it consists of the Green Lodging News website (www.greenlodgingnews.com) that currently attracts 30,000+ different visitors each month, and weekly Monday e-newsletter and weekly Wednesday Green Supplier Spotlight e-blast that reach almost 5,200 opt-in subscribers. Together with Greenview, Green Lodging News produces the annual Green Lodging Trends Report which is based on a 100-plus question survey of hoteliers around the world. To subscribe to the newsletter and Green Supplier Spotlight, go to www.greenlodgingnews.com, or e-mail editor@greenlodgingnews.com to be added to the circulation list.

About Upright Position Communications

Upright Position Communications is a Silicon Valley-based public relations firm specializing in travel and tourism industry communications, public affairs and IPOs. Founded by Paul Wilke, an experienced communications and tourism industry professional committed to emphasizing the global impact of tourism to consumers, governments and the travel industry.