Global Sustainable Tourism Council Early Adopters, Revisited
Created: Saturday, 19 July 2014 14:03
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 21, 2014) – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) conducted its Early Adopter program from 2012 through early 2014. During the program, a diverse group of fourteen forward- thinking destinations worldwide pilot tested the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations.
Each Early Adopter underwent a baseline destination sustainability assessment applying the Criteria, and received recommendations to address any gaps. Early Adopters also provided their feedback on the Criteria. This input from the fourteen diverse destinations was critical to ensuring that the GSTC Criteria for Destinations are appropriate and applicable as the global performance standard for destination sustainability.
Several Early Adopter representatives joined us in Bonito, Brazil, earlier in April during the GSTC Annual General Meeting (AGM) and discussed their experiences. They shared their insights about tourism planning, economic development, community involvement, heritage protection, and environmental conservation. Further, they revelealed that their destination has made considerable progress on some significant sustainability issues and introduced the challenges they currently face.
Upcoming Board Nominations & Elections
Created: Tuesday, 15 July 2014 19:43
The GSTC 2014 Board Elections are now open for nominations!
The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is now welcoming nominations and applications for board members, including self-nominations, now, through July 31. Board members of the GSTC will provide balanced and broad geographical representation, insight, expertise, and commitment to the highest operational authority for the organization, which provides guidance on the standards for sustainable tourism.