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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

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

2018-06-04T12:36:26+00:00 May 30th, 2018|

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. More details about topics and speakers will be published soon ...

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 [...]

17 05, 2018

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

2018-06-06T11:14:20+00:00 May 17th, 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 [...]

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

9 05, 2018

Thailand’s Sustainable Tourism Management Standard is now a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2018-05-09T13:51:14+00:00 May 9th, 2018|

Thailand’s Sustainable Tourism Management Standard is now a GSTC-Recognized Standard May 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Thailand’s Sustainable Tourism Management Standard, published by Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA), has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. DASTA’s Thailand’s Sustainable Tourism Management Standard has been created for managing tourism and [...]

20 04, 2018

GSTC Members Win the 2018 WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Destination Awards

2018-04-24T11:46:09+00:00 April 20th, 2018|

GSTC Members Win the 2018 WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Destination Awards WTTC has announced the 2018 leaders in sustainable tourism at the 2018 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards ceremony. The Awards, which were presented at a special ceremony during the 18th WTTC Global Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, celebrate inspirational, world-changing tourism initiatives from all [...]

19 04, 2018

Booking.com Sustainable Travel Report: majority of global travelers stating that they want to travel sustainably

2018-04-20T19:40:22+00:00 April 19th, 2018|

Booking.com Sustainable Travel Report: majority of global travelers stating that they want to travel sustainably Green travel trend continues to gain momentum, according to the global Sustainable Travel Report by Booking.com, with a large majority of global travelers (87%) stating that they want to travel sustainably, and nearly four in 10 (39%) confirming that they often [...]

17 04, 2018

GSTC in Thailand: Sustainable Tourism Development towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destination (GSTC-D)

2018-04-26T22:04:47+00:00 April 17th, 2018|

GSTC in Thailand: Sustainable Tourism Development towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destination (GSTC-D) A seminar on the theme 'Sustainable Tourism Development towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destination (GSTC-D)' was delivered to the Thai Ministry of Tourism on 10 April 2018 in Bangkok. The [...]

15 04, 2018

Fair Travel Becomes a New GSTC Training Partner for the Nordic Region

2018-04-21T04:42:05+00:00 April 15th, 2018|

The GSTC is pleased to announce that Fair Travel, led by Jeppe Klockareson (GSTC Country Representative for Sweden), as a new Training Partner for the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP). The GSTC works with Training Partners in various regions and destinations that support the GSTC’s mission to increase sustainable tourism knowledge and practice and [...]

10 04, 2018

GSTC Training Report: Sustainable Tourism Training in Bangkok, Thailand, March 2018

2018-04-21T03:48:01+00:00 April 10th, 2018|

The GSTC, in partnership with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), offered a 3-day intensive and interactive training program from 26-28 March 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The training was attended by 30 industry professionals from Thailand and Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia) and beyond. Based on the GSTC Criteria, the global baseline standard [...]

4 04, 2018

GSTC Training Report: Sustainable Tourism Training by the Botswana Tourism Organization

2018-04-21T03:48:12+00:00 April 4th, 2018|

From 19-23 March 2018, GSTC Training Partner Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO) conducted a training class of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP), engaging 17 participants representing various units of BTO, including Ecotoursim Officers (Quality Services Department), Environment & Safety Officer (Environment & Eco-certification Division) and Grading Officers (Grading Division). The training class was led [...]

30 03, 2018

Research recommends the European Commission (EC) to promote GSTC recognition of standards and accreditation of certification schemes

2018-04-24T10:22:55+00:00 March 30th, 2018|

Research recommends the European Commission (EC) to promote GSTC recognition of standards and accreditation of certification schemes The "Research for TRAN Committee - European Tourism Labelling by European Parliament Think Tank" focuses on the current situation in the European Union regarding quality and sustainability labelling in tourism. There is concern that the existing volume and variety [...]

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