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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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GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini was a keynote speaker at the First International Forum on Tourism Sustainability, Guanajuato, Mexico

programa sustentabilidadLuigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, was a keynote speaker at the First International Forum on Tourism Sustainability, Guanajuato, Mexico, 25 October 2016 (1er Foro Internacional de Sustentabilidad Turistica Guanajuato 2016). Mr. Cabrini talked about the GSTC and its criteria (el Consejo Global de Turismo Sostenible y sus criterios).

Beatriz Barreal Danel, GSTC Mexico Representative and one of the GSTC Board of Directors, was a panelist in the session "The experience of the Sustainable Travel Destinations."

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Fostering GSTC Progams in Colombia

Natalia Naranjo 50028-29 September 2016 - The "International Innovation Tourism Meeting” was held in Bogotá D.C., and was supported by the National Training Service (SENA), Antonio Nariño University (UAN), Colombian Association of Food Industry (ACODRES), Colombian Federation of Ecoparks, Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism (FEDEC) and others. The conference was addressed by Natalia Naranjo, GSTC Representative to Colombia and Ecuador, who stressed the importance of reaching a high level of sustainable tourism awareness among tourist actors and adoption of GSTC Criteria in Colombia.

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Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2016 Concluded in Success

sml clean IMGL4878October 2016, Suwon, Republic of Korea – The Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2016 in Suwon, Republic of Korea, took place on 5-8 October 2016, with 400 participants coming from more than 20 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, and North America. This includes many GSTC members and the GSTC Board members.

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