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6 07, 2018

Sustainability Vanuatu & Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation (SSTF) MOU Signing

2018-07-06T19:20:22+00:00 July 6th, 2018|

Sustainability Vanuatu & Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation (SSTF) MOU Signing GSTC Members Sustainability Vanuatu and Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation (SSTF) have recently signed an MOU, sharing good practices based on similar challenges and opportunities while using the GSTC destination framework. The MOU is a result from the Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) [...]

6 07, 2018

GSTC Visit to Vanuatu

2018-07-06T19:04:16+00:00 July 6th, 2018|

Mr. Randy Durband, GSTC CEO, has visited Vanuatu, a new GSTC Destination Member, in June 2018. (Left to Right) Acting Director, Vanuatu Department of Tourism, Mr. Donald Pelam; GSTC CEO, Mr. Randy Durband; and Chairman of Sustainability Vanuatu, Mr. Paul Kaun The visit included signing an MOU with the Acting Director of Vanuatu [...]

6 07, 2018

Vanuatu Department of Tourism Joins GSTC

2018-07-06T19:12:40+00:00 July 6th, 2018|

Vanuatu Department of Tourism Joins GSTC June 2018 - Vanuatu Department of Tourism has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member. Vanuatu Department of Tourism is a government agency established under the Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Industry and Ni-Vanuatu Business. The Department focuses on policy, destination management, product development, cruise tourism [...]

5 07, 2018

Green Destinations is now GSTC-Accredited

2018-07-11T19:49:08+00:00 July 5th, 2018|

July 5, 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Green Destinations has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status. The awarded status affirms Green Destinations’ commitment to promoting sustainable destinations. Green Destinations (GD) is a non-profit organisation of experts and destination ambassadors working in 80 countries. GD supports a large community of [...]

18 06, 2018

GSTC Delegation Visits Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China

2018-07-05T10:51:00+00:00 June 18th, 2018|

On 14 June 2018, a GSTC Delegation attended the 2018 Sichuan Garze Mountain Tourism Festival opening ceremony took place. Mr. You-Cai Xiao, the Governor of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and Deputy Secretary of Garze Committee of the Communist Party of China, opened the ceremony, with Mr. Randy Durband, GSTC CEO, giving opening remarks. "The UN has created the [...]

15 06, 2018

8.3 million TUI customers stayed in sustainable hotels certified to a GSTC-Recognized standard (80% of the hotels owned by TUI Group)

2018-06-29T17:55:32+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

8.3 million TUI customers stayed in sustainable hotels certified to a GSTC-Recognized standard (80% of the hotels owned by TUI Group) TUI Group's ambition is to increase the number of hotels with sustainability certifications to accommodate 10 million customers a year by 2020. TUI Group encourages their hotels to become certified to GSTC-Recognized Standards, with [...]

14 06, 2018

GSTC in China: CATA 2018 Adventure Travel World Leaders Forum

2018-07-05T10:51:55+00:00 June 14th, 2018|

Keynote speech by Randy Durband, GSTC CEO On June 12th, the 1st (2018) Adventure Travel World Leaders Forum took place in Beijing, China. The event was organized by China Adventure Travel Association, a GSTC Member. Randy Durband, GSTC CEO, gave the keynote speech on the "Origin and Current Situation of Worldwide Adventure Travel." [...]

12 06, 2018

Walking Mountains Science Center Is Now a GSTC Training Partner

2018-06-15T17:59:02+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

(c) Walking Mountains Science Center Training Partner: Walking Mountains Science Center, Vail, Colorado The GSTC is pleased to welcome the Walking Mountains Science Center in Colorado, USA, as a new training partner for the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP). Founded in 1998, the Walking Mountains Science Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering nature-based [...]

7 06, 2018

UNWTO IY2017 Publication on ‘Tourism for Development’

2018-07-03T09:06:33+00:00 June 7th, 2018|

UNWTO flagship publication on ‘Tourism for Development’ has been released. This publication, as key outcome of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 (IY2017), addresses the changes needed in policies, business practices and consumer behaviour for tourism to effectively contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The GSTC Criteria is referred to [...]

7 06, 2018

Innovation Norway Sustainable Destination Standard is Now a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2018-06-07T09:15:49+00:00 June 7th, 2018|

Innovation Norway Sustainable Destination Standard is Now a GSTC-Recognized Standard June 7, 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Innovation Norway’s Sustainable Destination Standard has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. Innovation Norway’s Sustainable destination standard includes 45 criteria and 108 indicators to be measured, registered and monitored. The standard covers [...]

30 05, 2018

GSTC Training in South Korea: New Training Partner PlayForest Cooperative

2018-06-11T16:39:35+00:00 May 30th, 2018|

GSTC Training Partner: PlayForest Cooperative The PlayForest Cooperative is a cooperative of sustainable travel businesses designed to benefit local communities and local activists dedicated to the conservation of their forests and to provide genuine community-based natural tourism experiences to the visitors. While PlayForest works as a tour operator to develop tours, the cooperative focuses on [...]

30 05, 2018

Save the date for GSTC2018: December 7-10, Kasane, Botswana

2018-06-30T08:53:40+00:00 May 30th, 2018|

Save the date for GSTC2018: December 7-10, Kasane, Botswana The Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2018 (GSTC2018), which is organized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) will take place in Kasane, Botswana, on December 7th-10th.

28 05, 2018

GSTC in Mauritius: at the International Conference on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism

2018-06-26T17:35:10+00:00 May 28th, 2018|

GSTC in Mauritius: at the International Conference on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism, 23-24 May 2018 Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, and Dr. Anna Spenceley, GSTC Board Member, were speaking at the International Conference on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism, Mauritius, 23-24 May 2018. The Conference, which coincided with the 50th Anniversary of Independence of Mauritius, brought together [...]

25 05, 2018

GSTC Chair, Luigi Cabrini, was the Keynote Speaker at TTF Outlook Conference 2018 in Australia

2018-06-29T20:37:21+00:00 May 25th, 2018|

Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair; and Margy Osmond, TTF CEO GSTC Chair, Luigi Cabrini, give a keynote speech at Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) Outlook Conference 2018 that took place in Sydney, 17 May 2018. Luigi's talk titled "Managing Overtourism From Barcelona to Berlin: is Australia next to suffer from tourism fatigue?" Since its inception in 2006, Outlook [...]

25 05, 2018

NCE Tourism – Fjord Norway Region Joins GSTC

2018-05-25T11:59:53+00:00 May 25th, 2018|

NCE Tourism - Fjord Norway Region Joins GSTC May 2018 - NCE Tourism – Fjord Norway in Western Norway, has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member. NCE Tourism – Fjord Norway is a tourism cluster with a focus on adventure travel. The cluster unites adventure companies (tour operators, destinations, transportation [...]

20 05, 2018

Transat promotes sustainable hotels with “certifications that meet the Global Sustainable Tourism Council requirements”

2018-05-19T15:58:04+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

Transat promotes sustainable hotels with "certifications that meet the Global Sustainable Tourism Council requirements" "At destinations, many hotels are making significant efforts to protect the environment and provide you with a more responsible product. Their level of commitment is conferment by hotel certifications that meet the Global Sustainable Tourism Council requirements." A new video by [...]

20 05, 2018

Transat debuts new videos that highlight importance of sustainable tourism

2018-05-19T13:35:47+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

Transat debuts new videos that highlight importance of sustainable tourism GSTC Member Transat A.T. is continuing its efforts in promoting sustainable travel by producing two new videos that highlight eco-friendly measures done by both Transat and hoteliers. “Marketing tourism products that consider the environment and local populations is one way that Transat promotes fair trade and [...]

16 05, 2018

“Tourism must be a leader in responding to climate change” – Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair

2018-05-16T12:30:54+00:00 May 16th, 2018|

"Tourism must be a leader in responding to climate change, also considering that its impacts are seriously deteriorating many destinations." Says Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, in an interview for Travel Weekly. Read the full interview: GSTC Chair, Luigi Cabrini "Tourism must be a leader in responding to climate change" - Travel Weekly

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