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

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Sustainable development is an imperative for all sectors, and the United Nations has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

How to best develop sustainably? Do travelers wish to buy sustainable products?

GSTC – the global organization created by the United Nations system and leading global conservation organizations to develop standards for sustainability in travel and tourism – has partnered with Korean hosts to assemble an all-star group of experts on sustainable tourism to provide leading-edge insights into these important questions. Participants will network with and share knowledge with an international group of sustainable tourism experts.

Participants come from the private sector, public sector, NGOs, and academia to learn and share contemporary ideas that can be translated into action.

Registration fees are modest. Host city Suwon is easily accessible from Incheon Airport. Simultaneous translation will be provided in English, Korean, and Chinese.

Join us at the conference to be part of the solution to these important questions.

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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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GSTC to support 2016 Sustainable & Smart Tourism Forum (2016 SSTF) in Seoul, South Korea Oct. 11th-12th. GSTC CEO, Randy Durband, to be one of the key speakers

2016 SSTFsmlUnder the theme “Co-creating life-changing tourism experiences", the 2016 Sustainable & Smart Tourism Forum (2016 SSTF) has been designed to offer a platform and a playground for gaining and sharing knowledge, skills and good practices around the world, in the fields of sustainable and smart tourism as well as smart cities.

The 2016 SSTF is supported by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. During this 2-day journey focused on creativity and diversity, participants will be offered many opportunities to explore new perspectives in tourism innovation and marketing, while expanding their networks.

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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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