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RECENT NEWS

The Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism is Now a GSTC-Recognized Standard

May 26th, 2019|

GSTC Training Program Announces New Partner, mascontour

May 24th, 2019|

Tips from Airbnb Tourism Advisory Board

May 22nd, 2019|

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Green Fins: Guidelines for Sustainable Diving and Snorkeling | May 29

January 20th, 2018|

How your company can support ocean and sea turtle conservation | June 12

January 17th, 2017|

  • Randy Durband 200

Procurement for Sustainable Supply Chains | June 19

January 10th, 2017|

UPCOMING TRAININGS

Sustainable Tourism Online Course – GSTC Training 2019-03

April 1st, 2019|

GSTC Training, Binna Burra Lodge, Australia, Oct 2019

March 30th, 2019|

GSTC Training, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal, Dec 2019

March 21st, 2019|

“There can be hundreds of different sustainable tourism standards to choose from. The Global Sustainable Tourism Council has a reliable guide, and maintains recent sustainability criteria for hotels, destinations and tour operators.”

Patricia Espinosa
Executive Secretary UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

“One of the operational policies of the Ministry is that tourism must be ‘clean, safe, unique and sustainable’ using the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Criteria”

H.E. Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat 
Minister of Tourism and Sports, Kingdom of Thailand

“There can be hundreds of different sustainable tourism standards to choose from. The Global Sustainable Tourism Council has a reliable guide, and maintains recent sustainability criteria for hotels, destinations and tour operators.”

Erik Solheim
 Previous Executive Director, UN Environment

“Participating in the GSTC program provided us with an objective sustainability evaluation of our destination, and served as a catalyst for the creation of Yellowstone Sustainable Destination Program”

Tim O’Donoghue 
Riverwind Foundation Executive Director

“There can be hundreds of different sustainable tourism standards to choose from. The Global Sustainable Tourism Council has a reliable guide, and maintains recent sustainability criteria for hotels, destinations and tour operators.”

Taleb Rifai
Previous Director-General, World Tourism Organisation

“Hotels are making significant efforts to protect the environment and provide a more responsible product. Their level of commitment is conferment by hotel certifications that meet the GSTC requirements”

Annick Guérard
Transat COO

“The St. Kitts Sustainable Destination Council was founded based on the principles of the GSTC Criteria for Destinations following St. Kitts and Nevis’s GSTC destination sustainability assessment”

Diannille Taylor‑Williams
St. Kitts Ministry of Tourism

“Entering a partnership with the GSTC will help us a great deal. Sri Lanka National Sustainable Tourism Certification Scheme is launched to certify tourism establishments in Sri Lanka”

Hon. John Amaratunga
Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Affairs, Sri Lanka

“We have been using the GSTC Criteria to prepare service providers and DMOs for possible future certifications”

Annika Sandström
Tourism Manager, Region Västerbotten (Sweden)

“Our commitment by incorporating GSTC’s criteria into our Tourism Standards Program is part of our continuous improvement effort to provide support and encourage the concept of Sustainable Tourism”

Donald Pelam
Acting Director, Department of Tourism, Vanuatu

“Being part of GSTC’s global network, our institution is playing a critical role in advancing the mission of promoting sustainable tourism practices around the world”

Jorge Mario Chajón
Director, INGUAT (Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo)

“Taking WWF’s recommendation of GSTC also simplified processes for RCL and promises to do the same for consumers”

Stephanie DeMars
Corporate Responsibility Specialist, Royal Caribbean Cruises

“We want to increase consumer awareness of GSTC as the leading tourism sustainability standard. In the future, we hope that all certified suppliers will be able to use the GSTC logo”

Jim Sano
Vice President for Travel, Tourism and Conservation, WWF

“The Global Sustainable Tourism Council has compiled tips and resources for travellers hoping to make a positive impact on the places they visit”

Professor Hon. Bob Carr
Former Foreign Affairs Minister for Australia and former Premier of New South Wales

“For the past two years, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has been busy accrediting certification bodies to certify highly sustainable operators”

Lonely Planet

“For a list of global vendors, destinations, and hotels that abide by certain sustainability standards, explore the database at the Global Sustainable Tourism Council”

Condé Nast Traveler

“To find a destination that’s officially certified as taking sustainability issues seriously, visit the GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council) website”

Skyscanner

“Certification continues to play an important role among responsibly-minded businesses, with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council providing both industry and destination benchmark criteria that have a strong relationship with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals”

The Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)

“To evaluate a certification program, check to see if it has been reviewed by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council – GSTC, an independent nonprofit that has established standards for sustainability in travel”

The New York Times

“Think carefully about where to stay. Look for leading eco certification badges, such as the non-profit Global Sustainable Tourism Council”

The Guardian

“Accredited Certification Bodies certify hotels, tour operators, and destinations to the GSTC Criteria. GSTC supports destinations in implementing the Criteria through trainings and assessments”

World Travel & Tourism Council

“Accredited Certification Bodies certify hotels, tour operators, and destinations to the GSTC Criteria. GSTC supports destinations in implementing the Criteria through trainings and assessments”

McKinsey & Company

“RCL has endorsed the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), regarded by WWF as the leading standard for global sustainable tourism”

Royal Caribbean Cruises

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