The Resource Center is a centralized collection of critical information about adopting sustainable tourism practices.

Process for Approval of Certification Standards

Learn the ins and outs of the approval process for certification Standards, and the difference between GSTC recognition and approval.

Consumer Tips for Responsible Travel

The choices you make while traveling can greatly impact the tourism industry, conservation and local communities.  Following a few simple steps can help you travel responsibly, as well as provide you with a more authentic travel experience.

GSTC Progress Indicators

The indicators in this document are recommendations of ways to measure compliance with the GSTC Criteria. They are not the only ways of measurement, but are designed as a basic set of parameters that can be applied in most places in the world, in most circumstances.

Glossary of General Terms

Words and phrases can often convey different meanings depending on circumstances, application, location, and a number of other factors. The following glossary has been compiled in order to combat possible confusion, as well as provide additional clarity to many of the concepts illustrated in the Criteria.

GSTC Bi-laws

Here you can find the internal rules and policies of the GSTC.

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GSTC Background Documents

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