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Become a Member:
Gain the power to promote positive change in the world and receive benefits that will promote your organization's commitment of sustainable practices and support its credibility.
The GSTC accepts financial donations that will be used to directly support its mission to advance sustainable tourism.
As a sponsor, your organization will be positioned to nurture the work of the GSTC and support the valiant mission of sustainable tourism throughout the world.
Join the GSTC in several locations around the world. Participate in meetings, workshops, conferences, and other networking events.
The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program offers 2-day or 3-day on-site training classes designed for tourism industry professionals interested in sustainability and seeking to improve the sustainability performance of their businesses or destinations. Available in several languages, and facilitated by expert GSTC Trainers.
Sustainable Destination Management:
The GSTC Destinations Program helps destinations across the globe benefit from systematic application of the leading Criteria to improve destination sustainability.
Adopt the Criteria:
Built on decades of prior work and experience around the world, the GSTC Criteria reflect our goal in attaining a global consensus on sustainable tourism. To date, two sets of GSTC Criteria have been developed: Hotels and Tour Operators, and for Destinations.
Help Shape the Definition of Sustainable Tourism:
Contribute to the development of the GSTC criteria by providing feedback during public comment periods.
Become an Approved Certification:
The GSTC Integrity Program offers the GSTC Recognition, Approval and Accreditation processes. The attainment of these marks helps standard owners and certifying programs build consumer and trade confidence, promote efficiency, and distinguish their services from less neutral or efficient schemes.
By treading lightly and traveling responsibly, you can minimize the impact that your journey has on the planet, while giving yourself a more meaningful and authentic travel experience.