Business travel is a segment within the tourism industry focusing on visitors who travel for business and professional purposes. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), the share of GDP generated by the business travel market reached 0.7 percent in 2019. In that year, the business tourism spending worldwide – which has more than doubled since 2000 – peaked at roughly 1.28 trillion U.S. dollars. Business travel is an important factor in national and international business. However, it also has a negative effect on our environment. Sustainable business travel is concerned with managing the costs, social impacts and environmental consequences generated by the use of different modes of business travel.

Using the GSTC Criteria as a reference point allows corporates and organizations to improve their commercial performance and enhance their reputation by adopting sustainable working policies and practices.



它可分为四个核心板块:(1)可持续管理(2)社会经济影响(3)文化影响(4) 环境影响由于各个旅游目的地都有其各自不同的文化、环境、风俗和法律,GTSC可持续旅游标准还应根据当地情况而进行本地适用,并根据特定地理位置和活动的情况补充更多的标准内容。