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GSTC Training: Sustainable Tourism Training in Washington DC, USA

GSTC Training Washington DC NewsThe GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offered from 11-12 May 2017, a 2-day intensive and interactive training class for an international group of tourism industry professionals from the United States, Canada, Germany, the Philippines and Turkey. The training class was led by Kathleen Pessolano, GSTC Trainer and Destination Program Director, and was hosted in Washington DC with the support of World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Focused on the GSTC Criteria, the training class covered key topics such as sustainable tourism management at the organization and destination level, and sustainable tourism marketing.

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GSTC Training: Sustainable Tourism Training in Athens, Greece

GSTC Athens Training NewsGreen Evolution SA, GSTC Member and Training Partner, organized from 21-23 April 2017 a training class of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) in Athens, Greece. Led by Dr. Ioannis Pappas (CEO and Co-Founder of Green Evolution, GSTC Board Member), the training class was attended by 14 tourism industry professionals from across Greece, as well as other parts of Europe.

The training class featured guest presentations by industry experts representing Local Food Experts, We Do Local Greece, Slovenia Green Destination, Creta Maris Beach Resort, and SIS Woosong University - International Hotel Management Department.

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GSTC CEO Randy Durband to Lead Two Workshops on Responsible Tourism at Mekong Tourism Forum 2017, Luang Prabang, Laos, June 6-9

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Randy Durband, GSTC CEO, will lead two workshops on "Responsible Tourism" at the Mekong Tourism Forum 2017, Luang Prabang, Laos, on 6-9 June 2017.

The Mekong Tourism Forum provides a cooperative platform for public and private sector stakeholders in the tourism industry to discuss the development, marketing and promotion of travel to, from and within the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), and monitor sustainable and responsible tourism growth.

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GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini to Speak at Futurismo Canarias 2017, Tenerife (Canary Islands), Spain, on 1-2 June 2017

logo futurismo 300Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, will speak about "Sustainable Tourism: Option or Necessity?" at Futurismo Canarias 2017, Santa Cruz, Tenerife (Canary Islands), Spain, on 1-2 June 2017, along with key industry leaders representing a wide range of public and private sector organizations such as Room Mate Hotels, Canal Viajar, Green Room Hotels, IE Business School, PwC, People Excellence, Tripbru and more.

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Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) Achieves GSTC Recognition


April 23, 2017 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms Seychelles commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services.

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label which is a certification programme aims to enhance the quality and sustainability of visitors’ experiences by mitigating tourism’s negative economic, environmental and social impacts on the destination and contributing to the preservation of natural and cultural treasures for the future generations of Seychelles.

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