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8 10, 2020

Destination Stewardship Report – Autumn 2020 (Volume 1, Issue 2)

2020-10-09T10:27:15+08:00October 8th, 2020|

Destination Stewardship Report Autumn 2020 October-December (Volume 1, Issue 2) The Destination Stewardship Report is an e-quarterly collaboration between the Destination Stewardship Center and Global Sustainable Tourism Council, and in time maybe others. Our goal is to provide practical information and insights useful to anyone whose work or interests involve improving destination stewardship in a [...]

6 10, 2020

GSTC Destination Criteria v2 – Now Available in Thai

2020-10-06T11:36:03+08:00October 6th, 2020|

The GSTC Destination Criteria v2.0 has been translated into Thai and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. เกณฑ์การท่องเที่ยวอย่างยั่งยืนโลก สำหรับแหล่งท่องเที่ยว v2.0 (GSTC Destination Criteria v2.0) แปลภาษาไทย สามารถดาวน์โหลดได้แล้วที่ Criteria Translations.

29 09, 2020

GSTC Destination Criteria v2 – Now Available in German

2020-10-06T11:34:06+08:00September 29th, 2020|

The GSTC Destination Criteria v2.0 has been translated into German and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. Die GSTC Destination Criteria v2.0 wurde ins Deutsche übersetzt und kann im Bereich Criteria Translations heruntergeladen werden.

27 09, 2020

Why local communities are important to the future of Japan’s ailing tourism industry (The Japan Times)

2020-09-30T09:06:22+08:00September 27th, 2020|

The pandemic has accelerated these trends. Prior to 2020, the government had already poured trillions of yen into promoting lesser-visited parts of Japan as tourist destinations. Although sustainability rarely factored into official tourism strategy within Japan, the effects of the climate crisis and overtourism appear to have finally made some impact. Government white papers [...]

27 09, 2020

COVID-19 put a halt to over-tourism. Can we plan a sustainable reset? (The Globe and Mail)

2020-09-27T11:45:10+08:00September 27th, 2020|

Because so many organizations and destinations are coming at this from different starting points, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council - GSTC has established a baseline standard for more responsible tourism practices, offering criteria that help consumers find reputable destinations and companies. It also helps both government and private-sector organizations develop sustainable tourism requirements for destinations, [...]