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14 04, 2024

GSTC was present at the 16th SICTED Forum 2024 in Córdoba, Spain

2024-04-14T14:59:20+08:00April 14th, 2024|

The 16th annual Sicted Forum was held in Córdoba, Spain, on the 12th and 13th of March, 2024. The forum’s theme was: "A Step Further in Sicted: Towards the Sustainable and Digital Transformation of Tourist Destinations" and brought together over 150 professionals from the tourism industry and served as a platform for discussion, networking, [...]

12 04, 2024

The GSTC Hotel Sustainability Training for Industry Professionals in India, in partnership with Agoda & USAID, concluded successfully

2024-04-12T16:28:35+08:00April 12th, 2024|

A successful GSTC Hotel Sustainability Training for Industry Professionals in India was held at the Radisson Hotel in Jaipur City Center on March 28th and 29th, 2024. This event marks the fifth collaborative training effort between Agoda and GSTC, and the first in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through [...]

11 04, 2024

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training in Greece concluded successfully

2024-04-11T21:45:19+08:00April 11th, 2024|

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training in Athens, Greece, which was held at the Ava Hotel on March 28th and 29th, 2024, in the Greek language, concluded successfully. It was conducted in partnership with GSTC Training Partner Green Evolution and had Travel Daily News as a media sponsor.  The training was led by Dr. Ioannis [...]

9 04, 2024

GSTC Sustainable Hospitality Course at Ascott Centre for Excellence in Singapore concluded successfully

2024-04-09T18:28:35+08:00April 9th, 2024|

The GSTC Sustainable Hospitality Course at the Ascott Centre for Excellence was held from March 25th to 27th, 2024 in Singapore. This training is part of GSTC’s and Ascott’s training partnership agreement.  Sixteen professionals from hotels and service residences, spanning diverse roles such as front office, engineering, housekeeping, and operations/residence management, convened to exchange [...]

8 04, 2024

Open position: GSTC Audit Process Analyst

2024-04-09T23:17:51+08:00April 8th, 2024|

Overview The GSTC Audit Process Analyst supports the strategic goals of GSTC and the policy leadership of the Assurance Director and Accreditation Manager, focusing on the Accreditation Assessments of certification bodies that certify tourism businesses and destinations against the GSTC Criteria.  In addition, the Audit Process Analyst manages various aspects of GSTC guidance to [...]

8 04, 2024

Dossen Group Joins GSTC

2024-04-08T15:30:21+08:00April 8th, 2024|

Dossen Group has joined as a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). Dossen International Group is one of China’s leading hospitality management companies. It is the first local Chinese hotel group to join GSTC as a member. Founded in 2006, Dossen International is governed by the corporate values of customer-oriented, result-oriented, passion [...]

4 04, 2024

Oy Aurinkomatkat Suntours Joins GSTC

2024-04-04T16:56:56+08:00April 4th, 2024|

Oy Aurinkomatkat Suntours has joined as a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). Aurinkomatkat is Finland’s biggest tour operator that provides solutions for Finnish leisure travelers’ needs since 1963. Aurinkomatkat offers traditional package beach holidays and city breaks to various destinations worldwide, including different travel-related ancillaries such as excursions and activities, and [...]

1 04, 2024

Destination Assessment of Petra, Jordan

2024-04-01T16:17:57+08:00April 1st, 2024|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) conducted a Destination Assessment of Petra, Jordan, from May to August 2023. GSTC expert Assessors completed an unbiased assessment of the management of the destination’s compliance with the GSTC Destination Criteria (GSTC-D), the global standard for sustainable destinations.  Petra Overview Petra, the capital of the Nabataean Arabs, is [...]

28 03, 2024

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Trainings in five destinations sponsored by JTA concluded successfully

2024-03-28T18:28:20+08:00March 28th, 2024|

The Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) who joined GSTC as a Destination Member in 2020, sponsored five GSTC Sustainable Tourism Trainings in different locations for destination representatives and tourism industry stakeholders in Japan.  The GSTC Trainings in Japan were held in the following destinations: 1) Takayama, Gifu from the 29th to the 31st of August [...]

28 03, 2024

GSTC was present at ITB Berlin 2024

2024-03-28T17:23:51+08:00March 28th, 2024|

GSTC was present at ITB Berlin 2024. Under the motto "Pioneer the Transition in Travel & Tourism. Together.", professionals from business, science, and politics discussed new concepts and strategies for the travel industry in transition at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from the 5th to the 7th of March 2024. Dr. Ioannis Pappas GSTC Director [...]

27 03, 2024

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training sponsored by DASTA in Thailand concluded successfully

2024-03-27T17:27:26+08:00March 27th, 2024|

From March 13th to 15th, 2024, DASTA sponsored the two-day and a half GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training in Nan province in the Thai language for the DMO in Nan municipality, which consisted of DASTA-Nan, Nan municipality, and some other stakeholders from related organizations.  The training covered the GSTC Destination Criteria and the GSTC Industry [...]

23 03, 2024

GSTC representation in the Webinar “Measuring EU Tourism Environmental Impacts, Setting the Frame” hosted by EUROPARC

2024-03-23T20:10:46+08:00March 23rd, 2024|

Dr. Ioannis Pappas, Director of the Mediterranean Region at GSTC, spoke at the Webinar hosted by EUROPARC: “Measuring EU Tourism Environmental Impacts. Setting the frame.” Which was held on March 12, 2024, from 10:00 to 12:00 CET. In this webinar, participants discussed environmental indicators and explored the current situation. Inputs were provided by researchers [...]

22 03, 2024

GSTC Japan Members Meeting to be held on the 13th of May, 2024

2024-03-22T16:05:52+08:00March 22nd, 2024|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) will hold a workshop for Japanese GSTC Members in Tokyo on May 13th, 2024, in collaboration with JTB Corp. The gathering will be held at JTB Tennozu Head Office Building - 20th Floor Large Hall. This event marks the second workshop of its kind in Japan for GSTC [...]

22 03, 2024

GSTC, Agoda, and USAID Partner to Champion Sustainability Education for Hotels in Asia

2024-03-22T16:03:23+08:00March 22nd, 2024|

(Left to right): Dr. Bryan Byrne, USAID/India Development Partnerships and Innovations Office, Director; Mr. Omri Morgenshtern, CEO, Agoda; Mr. CB Ramkumar, Vice Chair, GSTC. The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), Digital travel platform Agoda, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have partnered to provide sustainability trainings for hoteliers across [...]

20 03, 2024

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council launches the Early Adopter Program for the GSTC MICE Criteria

2024-03-20T18:56:00+08:00March 20th, 2024|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) recently launched the new GSTC MICE Criteria, which is divided into three sub-sectors: Venues, Event Organizers, and Events & Exhibitions. GSTC has designed the Early Adopter Program for the GSTC MICE Criteria to support the development of the applicable implementation of the GSTC MICE Criteria. Along with the [...]

19 03, 2024

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) publishes new GSTC MICE Criteria

2024-03-19T16:09:47+08:00March 19th, 2024|

19 March 2024 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that the GSTC MICE Criteria have been published and are available to the public for non-commercial use. Developed for Venues, Event Organizers, and Events & Exhibitions, the GSTC MICE Criteria, developed with support from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), will [...]

18 03, 2024

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announces its First Monitoring and Evaluation Report

2024-03-18T17:15:35+08:00March 18th, 2024|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has released its inaugural 2023 Monitoring and Evaluation Report (M&E Report), marking a significant milestone in the NGO’s journey. In 2023, the GSTC revised its Monitoring and Evaluation System to version 2 in order to track progress toward meeting the goals outlined in its Theory of Change. This [...]

13 03, 2024

GSTC at Economist Impact’s 4th annual Technology for Change Asia

2024-03-13T23:59:18+08:00March 13th, 2024|

The 4th annual Technology for Change Asia event by Economist Impact convened over 450 attendees from different fields related to technology, innovation, investment, science, and business in Hong Kong for a two-day conference on February 27th and 28th. Guided by moderators from The Economist Group, 50 distinguished speakers explored cutting-edge technological advancements and their [...]

12 03, 2024

GSTC Vice Chair CB Ramkumar at SWITCH-Asia Webinar

2024-03-12T21:54:09+08:00March 12th, 2024|

GSTC will be present at the ASEAN Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform Webinar Series; Vice Chair CB Ramkumar will speak at Webinar #3: The Role of Tourism in Advancing Food Sustainability in ASEAN through Circular Practices, along with colleagues Fernanda Rodak, Sustainability and Social Responsibility Manager at Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), and Imelda (Dada) [...]

10 03, 2024

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training sponsored by the Co-Designing Institute for Polyphonic Society concluded successfully

2024-03-11T15:53:50+08:00March 10th, 2024|

The Co-Designing Institute for Polyphonic Society (CoDIPS) sponsored the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training for their team and local stakeholders in Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan. The two-day GSTC Training in Japanese was held from the 20th to the 21st of January 2024. The training was led by GSTC Trainer Kazuhiro Arai, Representative of Daisetsuzan Nature School, [...]

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