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Building Sustainability in European Tourism was the leading theme of the 2016 GSTC European Regional Meeting in Athens, Greece

GSTC2016Europe Group PhotoNovember 2016, Athens, Greece – The GSTC European Regional Meeting in Athens, Greece, took place on 23-24 November 2016, with 200 participants, including many GSTC members and GSTC Board members, coming from 16 countries.

The event brought a rare opportunity of face-to-face discussions on the subjects of the event sessions: Sustainability Standards and Programs for European Tourism; European Best Practices for Sustainable Management of Destinations and Enterprises; Marketing Sustainable Tourism in European Destination; The Value of a Global Sustainability Brand for Greece Tourism; and Applying Standards and Certifications to Destinations and Enterprises.

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GSTC Exapnds Trainings in China: Infinity (Int'l) Travel Sign Partnership Agreement for Sustainable Tourism Training Program in China

GSTC Infinity smlNovember 18, 2016 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and Infinity International Travel signed an agreement for Infinity and its subsidiary organizations to conduct the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) in People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.

“I believe by adopting a Global Sustainable Tourism Framework and Criteria would definitely help every industry stakeholder to achieve our sustainable development goal from wise using and protecting our valuable tourism resources in best practice throughout our entire tourism operations in socially, environmentally and economically. ” Says Infinity (Int’l) Travel Holdings Ltd. CEO Steven Cheung. “Our team, Infinity and his subsidiaries, will take the lead in Greater China with his best effort to put “Sustainability” as our corporate core value and his mission in long run.”  

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GSTC Announces Online Training Courses for a New Certificate in Sustainable Tourism

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program expands its offers of online, onsite and custom training options for businesses and destinations.

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training STTPNovember 17, 2016 - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), the leading global authority on quality sustainability standards for travel and tourism, offers through its Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) practical insights and expert guidance to help tourism industry professionals implement sustainability best practices. Starting in 2017, the STTP training classes will include, in addition to onsite training classes offered in various locations around the world, a series of facilitated online training classes offered throughout the year.

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Control Union to Certify Hotels & Tour Operators after Achieving GSTC-Accredited Status

control unionNovember 16, 2016 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Control Union has achieved ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status. The awarded status affirms Control Union as a certification body that commits to certify sustainable tourism products and services at a high level of quality.

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Sustainable Tourism Training in South East Europe: GSTC and Green Evolution Partner to Expand Training Opportunities in the Region

GSTC Training Greece 2016 550November 15, 2016 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has announced a new partnership with Green Evolution SA, supporting the regional development of the GSTC’s Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) in South East Europe.

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