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Global Sustainable Tourism Conference -- 5-8 October 2016 in Suwon, South Korea


GSTC's main event in 2016 is the first Global Sustainable Tourism Conference, to be held in Suwon City, South Korea, 5-8 October, 2016.  An inclusive conference featuring prominent speakers, updates on GSTC's activities, themed sessions and panels. 

Conference themes are: marketing sustainable tourism, urban tourism, cultural heritage destinations, and sustainable MICE. Simultaneous translation to Korean and Chinese will be available. The global conference has been planned to coincide with the Suwon City Cultural Festival.  Post-conference field trips are offered free of charge for conference attendees to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) or to Everland Theme Park and the Samsung Innovation Museum.

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GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini to speak at the Global Green Destinations Day, September 27, in Slovenia: “Looking forward to 2017: the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development”

GGDD2016imgOn World Tourism Day, 27th September, the Global Green Destinations Day conference (27-28.9.2016), will take place in Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia which was recognized as the European Green Capital 2016. The 2-day international event is supported by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

The Global Green Destinations Day will present the exclusive awards ceremony for the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations 2016, featuring the most successful sustainable tourism destinations of the world, as well as the best providers of green solutions in the tourism sector.


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November 23-24, 2016 - GSTC Regional Meeting: Building Sustainability in European Tourism, Athens, Greece

athens acropolis 1280x960Join experts and tourism practitioners from throughout Europe in Athens to debate best strategies in today’s environment to utilize sustainable tourism management mechanisms for destinations and businesses. The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), the UNWTO-supported manager of global baseline standards for travel and tourism, is organizing a lively and informative two-day workshop to review and discuss relevant issues and solutions in the European context of today.

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