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GSTC partners with Senac to offer a new online graduate program in innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainable tourism businesses in Brazil

SENACDecember 2016 - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has partnered with The Senac University Center (National Service for Commercial Education) to offer a new online graduate program in innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainable tourism businesses in Brazil.

By working with Senac, GSTC ensures the principles incorporated in the GSTC standards are shared with the leaders of the future, ensuring professional education of sustainable tourism in Brazil.

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Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Tourism Certification Program Achieves GSTC-Approval

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December 12, 2016 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Tourism Certification Program has achieved ‘GSTC-Approved’ status. The awarded status affirms the Rainforest Alliance’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services.

The Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Tourism Certification Program is part of  the Rainforest Alliance’s core work with hotels, tour operators, and other tourism businesses, to help them improve their environmental, social and economic practices. Tourism businesses that undergo a rigorous audit and demonstrate compliance with Rainforest Alliance sustainable tourism standards are granted the right to use the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal.  

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GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini spoke at the first Argentine-Spanish Tourism Symposium (Simposio Argentino Español de Turismo)

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December 12, 2016 –Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, spoke at the first Argentine-Spanish Tourism Symposium (Simposio Argentino Español de Turismo) about importance of sustainability in tourism development and its implications at the destination level management.

The symposium took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 12th, 2016.

 

Ecotourism Kenya Eco-rating Certification Scheme Achieves GSTC Recognition

Ecoratinglogo150December 7, 2016 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Ecotourism Kenya Eco-rating Certification Scheme has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms Ecotourism Kenya’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services.

The Ecotourism Kenya Eco-rating Certification Scheme is designed to certify as sustainable accommodations of various types throughout Kenya.

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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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