The GSTC represents a diverse and global membership, including UN agencies, leading travel companies, hotels, country tourism boards, tour operators, individuals and communities – all striving to achieve best practices in sustainable tourism. This quarterly updated list is categorized by world region and represents all current GSTC Organization members.
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Tornos News (www.tornosnews.gr) provides reliable Greek news exclusively for tourism professionals.Its editorial staff is headed by Yiannis Papadopoulos, who has served as a tourism editor for almost 30years and is assisted by other distinguished travel and tourism journalists and experts.Its unique team of experienced and reliable commentators and reporters made Tornos News, in lessthan one year (launched in spring 2014), the #1 news site among tourism professionals in Greece.Following the astounding success of Tornos News’ Greek edition in emerging as the country’s leadingTravel Market News platform, the International Edition, www.tornosnews.com was launched inNovember 2015 with great success and prominent journalist Panos Thomakos as its Chief Editor.
Greek Travel Pages
For more than a quarter of a century, GREEK TRAVEL PAGES (GTP) has been the only monthly travel & tourism guide that has established itself as an invaluable source of information for tourism professionals. GTP is a working guide published in the English language. Complete, accurate and practical, it helps thousands of professionals worldwide in their daily operations. The web site,www.gtp.gr is one of the leading resources for online information on the Greek travel - tourism products and services for travel professionals and tourists. It offers complete and directly effective solutions for advertising promotion with the use of targeted advertising. Greek Travel Pages has been covering news about the Greek travel industry since 1975 through print media.
Part of Panorama Leisure Group, Panorama Destination is made up of more than 500 tourism professionals and 250 licensed tour guides, specializing in Indonesia inbound travel services. We operate a network of offices across Indonesia, providing unmatched tourism services throughout the archipelago. With branches in key tourist destinations of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Flores and Sulawesi, Panorama Destination provides a standardized service nationwide. please visit www.panorama-destination.com
The Globe Ecotourism Training Centre
The Globe Ecotourism Training Centre is formed and established by a group of global ecotourism practitioners and researchers. The Centre aims to promote and implement quality ecotourism trainings and universal sustainable tourism practices, in order to, achieve a greatest benefit for environmental, social and economical sectors while leading tourism stakeholders and travelers to a greatest understanding of its importance from protecting environment and tourism resources through sustainable tourism practices. For more information, please visit www.getcentre.cn
Infinity Travel Services Limited
Infinity Travel Services Limited, known as “Infinity”, is a subsidiary company of Infinity (Int’l) Travel Holdings Inc. In mission to promote and implement a more sustainable tourism practice for global needs, “Infinity” has built its own product philosophy and corporate’s Standard Operation Procedures. It aims to strive to provide the best travel services and the most valuable travel experience for our customers. For more information, please visit www.myinfinitytravel.com
Adventure Green Alaska (AGA)
Adventure Green Alaska (AGA) is a voluntary certification program for tourism businesses operating in Alaska that meet standards of economic, environmental, and social sustainability. AGA also assists non-qualifying tourism businesses on improving their operations so they may become eligible for the Alaska sustainable tourism label. For more information, please visit www.adventuregreenalaska.org
AGEG Tourism for Sustainability Consulting
AGEG Tourism for Sustainability Consulting provides international implementation consulting with practical approach on sustainable tourism development as well as tailor-made and innovative solutions. We are member of the AGEG Group, an association of experts and consulting company operating worldwide with over 25 years of experience in international development cooperation and sustainable development in more than 120 countries. We believe that sustainable tourism development and management practices are applicable to all forms of tourism at any destination. Training and capacity building are the key elements for the development and implementation of all our projects.To ensure the sustainability of our projects, we jointly work with all stakeholders involved and bring them together around one table: non-governmental organisations (NGOs), local communities, planners, investors and political decision makers.
Airbnb. Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions. https://www.airbnb.com
Altruvistas provides ethical, comprehensive, educational and philanthropic travel planning services so participants can have the adventure of a lifetime. Ourethical travel company inspires travelers to engage their passion, explore the issues they care about, share with communities around the world, and build dynamic philanthropic relationships.
Like many travelers, we believe that in order for travel to be truly ethical, it needs to incorporate the best practices of both ecological and social responsibility. Some travel companies focus on one or the other. Altruvistas philosophy is holistic in its approach; we focus on both eco-consciousness AND social responsibility so that travelers can benefit the people and places they visit.
The Aparthotel Elisa is a modern three star complex which consist of 54 apartments and 17 studios. It is located at a few meters from the natural Park S´Albufera (13.000.000 square meters) and has canals on three sides. It is about 400 meters from the beach Bahía de Alcudia. This location offers a quiet family atmosphere and at the same time is part of the C.I.T.N Las Gaviotas (Centre of National Touristic Interest). In the complex you will find, gardens, pool, bicycles, ping pong, bars, restaurant, launderette, and 24 hour reception. www.aparthotelelisa.com
Ashfaque Ahmed Counsultancy Services PVT.LTD.
Ashfaque Ahmed Consultancy Service Private Limited, founded by Mr. Ashfaque Ahmed, is a firm of experienced professionals offering comprehensive services and is one of the leading multi-dimensional consultancy firms based in India. There are currently six principals -Architectural works, Urban Planning, Tourism Development, Interior Designing & Landscape Designing, Valuation. Our team of architects & planners, wildlife experts, designers, ecologists catered by experts across the globe have many remarkable projects to ITS credits. A.A.C.S tourism development project team dealing with Wildlife Tourismn. Environmental consciousness, sustainability and corporate responsibility is embedded in our core philosophy. www.aadesigngroup.com
CarpeDM Adventures, is a adventure company founded in 2007 in Quito Ecuador. We are committed to meeting the needs of the community, clients and business partners through innovative programs that enhance the delivery of quality adventure travel. Building the social consciousness of the world one tour at a time. Our "DM" or "Doing More" program comprises of the 3/3/3 philosophy, where 3% of our profits will go to local community projects. 3% of our employees time will be dedicated to volunteer personal projects. 3% of our programs will directly impact local communities. We've been featured on CNN ireport, recommended in the Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, Petit Fute among other guide books for South America. We pride ourselves in providing great value in our offering, ranging from: Galapagos Island Cruises, Amazon Expeditions, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Trekking, Community Projects and more. Located in the heart of Historical Quioto our passion for adventure and doing more will ensure your time in Ecuador will be a memorable one.
Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)
Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) is a non-profit research institution with offices in Washington, DC and at Stanford University, whose mission is to design, monitor, evaluate, and improve sustainable tourism practices and principles. Its policy-oriented research focuses on tourism as a tool for poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation, as well as socially and environmentally responsible tourism practices.
Coastal & Marine Union - EUCC
The Coastal & Marine Union - EUCC is is dedicated to conserving and maintaining healthy seas and attractive coasts for both people and nature. It is one of the largest international networks of coastal practitioners and experts, with offices in seven countries, and with 2700 expert members and member organisations in 40 countries all over the world. One of the Union's contributions in the field of tourism is QualityCoast, the largest international certification programme for sustainable tourism destinations. Since 2007, more than 125 tourism destinations in 23 countries have been selected for a QualityCoast Award: coastal towns, resorts and islands. The Union is seeking partners for a global destination award programme that should be in full compliance with GSTC guidance.
Colombia Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
The Colombian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism counts with the Vice Ministry of Tourism, which has a Direction for Quality and Sustainable Development of Tourism and a Direction for Sector Analysis and Promotion. The Direction for Quality and Sustainable Development of Tourism has a formal Quality System that allows tourism related services and tourism destinations to obtain the “Tourism Quality Certification”.
The “Tourism Quality Certification” can be obtained through the implementation of norms that contain requirements to develop tourism in a sustainable way. These requirements take into account the economic, environmental and sociocultural variables associated with tourism and they exist for five tourism related services: hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, touristic transport and the MICE industry; and for two types of tourism destinations: traditional tourism destinations and touristic beaches. Tourism related services and tourism destinations with the Tourism Quality Certification Brand guarantee excellent service and sustainable development of tourism. www.mincit.gov.co/