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1 03, 2024

Hostelworld Joins Forces with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) to Create a New Sustainability Framework for the Hostel Industry

2024-03-01T15:45:25+08:00March 1st, 2024|

Hostelworld, the Online Travel Agent for the hostelling category, unveiled a new framework dedicated to communicating and elevating sustainability practices in the industry, marking a significant step towards a greener future for travel. Developed in partnership with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), the ‘Staircase to Sustainability’ framework introduces a first of its kind [...]

29 02, 2024

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course (Bahasa Indonesia) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 14-16 May, 2024

2024-02-29T12:31:07+08:00February 29th, 2024|

Schedule | Testimonials | Certificate | Trainer | Registration Info | GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course Date: May 14-16, 2024 Location: City Center Yogyakarta Language : Bahasa Indonesia Training Method: In-class training & field study Field Study Location: Nglanggeran Village & Balkondes Borobudur (*tentative) The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course provides [...]

28 02, 2024

GSTC partners with Cappadocia University for their Sustainable Tourism Management Graduate Program

2024-02-28T16:02:25+08:00February 28th, 2024|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) partnered with Cappadocia University (KUN), in Nevşehir – Ürgüp, Türkiye, for their Sustainable Tourism Management Graduate Program. The online training was given within the scope of a course about the GSTC Criteria in the Spring semester of the Sustainable Tourism Master's program for 3 hours a week for [...]

26 02, 2024

Uganda Tourism Board joins GSTC

2024-02-26T19:06:26+08:00February 26th, 2024|

Uganda Tourism Board has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa known for its diverse geography and cultural variety. The country's landscape ranges from the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains to the extensive Lake Victoria, the largest lake on the continent. The capital, Kampala, [...]

25 02, 2024

GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini at the ENTRUST International Conference in Donegal, Ireland

2024-02-25T16:06:58+08:00February 25th, 2024|

GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini participated in the ENTRUST International Conference on the 7th of February 2024, held in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana, in Donegal, Ireland. The International Conference opened with a welcoming speech from Alison McGonagle, ENTRUST Project Coordinator, Mary Daly from Go Visit Donegal, and Joan Crawford from Failte Ireland. Mr. Cabrini [...]

20 02, 2024

Mandarin Oriental gains GSTC-Committed Status

2024-02-20T17:26:08+08:00February 20th, 2024|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Limited has gained GSTC-Committed status for its adoption (without amendment) of the GSTC Industry Criteria v3.0. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is an international hotel investment and management group with luxury hotels, resorts, and residences in destinations worldwide. Having [...]

17 02, 2024

GSTC Hotel Sustainability Training for Industry Professionals, March 28-29, 2024 (In partnership with Agoda & USAID)

2024-02-27T09:40:57+08:00February 17th, 2024|

Schedule | Testimonials | Certificate | Trainers | Registration Hotel Sustainability Training for Industry Professionals In partnership with Agoda and USAID, GSTC Hotel Sustainability Training is coming to Jaipur, Rajasthan, empowering hoteliers to cultivate sustainable tourism practices and gain in-depth and practical knowledge of the GSTC Criteria. This marks the [...]

16 02, 2024

Destination Assessment of The Islands of Tahiti, French Polynesia

2024-02-16T20:37:57+08:00February 16th, 2024|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) conducted a Destination Assessment of The Islands of Tahiti, French Polynesia, from August to December 2023. The Destination Assessment was led by Dr. Mihee Kang, GSTC Global Assurance Director, with the full support of Tahiti Tourisme.  The Islands of Tahiti (also known as French Polynesia), situated in the [...]

14 02, 2024

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training sponsored by Furano Sustainable Action Promotion Meeting concluded successfully

2024-02-20T23:36:52+08:00February 14th, 2024|

Furano Sustainable Action Promotion Meeting (FSAPM), sponsored the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training for their tourism stakeholders in Furano Hokkaido, Japan. The three-day training in Japanese was held from November 28 to November 30, 2023.  The training was led by GSTC Trainer, Dr. Mami Futagami, Dr., Professor Emeritus, Meijo University who shared her knowledge and [...]

12 02, 2024

Green Tourism Criteria Gains GSTC-Recognized Standard Status

2024-02-12T16:27:08+08:00February 12th, 2024|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that the ‘Green Tourism Criteria for Hotels & Other Accommodation’ Version 10 dated 20th December 2023, has gained GSTC-Recognized Standard status, meaning it has been fully recognized as equivalent to the GSTC Industry Criteria.  The Green Tourism Criteria is based on three principles, caring [...]

9 02, 2024

Σεμινάριο Αειφόρου Τουρισμού GSTC (Ελληνικά) στην Αθήνα, Ελλάδα, 28-29 Μαρτίου, 2024

2024-02-09T17:47:06+08:00February 9th, 2024|

Schedule | Testimonials | Certificate | Trainer | Registration Info | Σεμινάριο Αειφόρου Τουρισμού GSTC με εστίαση στον Προορισμό Ημερομηνία: 28-29 Μαρτίου 2024 Τοποθεσία: Θα ανακοινωθεί Γλώσσα: Ελληνικά Το Σεμινάριο Αειφόρου Τουρισμού GSTC παρέχει τις γνώσεις και τα εργαλεία που χρειάζονται για να βοηθήσουν στη βελτίωση των πρακτικών αειφορίας [...]

9 02, 2024

Σεμινάριο Αειφόρου Τουρισμού GSTC (Ελληνικά) στην Αθήνα, Ελλάδα, 27-28 Φεβρουαρίου 2024

2024-02-09T17:26:09+08:00February 9th, 2024|

Schedule | Testimonials | Certificate | Trainer | Registration Info | Σεμινάριο Αειφόρου Τουρισμού GSTC με επίκεντρο την Βιομηχανία Ημερομηνία: 27-28 Φεβρουαρίου 2024 Τοποθεσία: Θα ανακοινωθεί Γλώσσα: Ελληνικά Το Σεμινάριο Αειφόρου Τουρισμού GSTC παρέχει τις γνώσεις και τα εργαλεία που χρειάζονται για να βοηθήσουν στη βελτίωση των πρακτικών αειφορίας [...]

8 02, 2024

Barceló ReGen Standards v1.0 Gains GSTC-Recognized Standard Status

2024-02-08T16:48:28+08:00February 8th, 2024|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that the ‘Barceló ReGen Standards v1.0’, has gained GSTC-Recognized Standard status, meaning it has been fully recognized as equivalent to the GSTC Industry Criteria.  “Barceló ReGen” is the name of Barcelo’s new sustainability plan, which aimes to drive forward a profound cultural transformation in [...]

2 02, 2024

Destination Re-Assessment of Dubrovnik, Croatia

2024-02-02T15:58:13+08:00February 2nd, 2024|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) conducted a Destination Re-Assessment of Dubrovnik, Croatia from February to April 2023. The Destination Re-Assessment was led by Dr. Ioannis Pappas, GSTC Director Mediterranean Region and commissioned by the Dubrovnik Municipality, with the support of its Tourism Board.  GSTC conducted Dubrovnik’s first Destination Assessment four years ago in [...]

1 02, 2024

GSTC at FITUR 2024, Madrid, Spain

2024-02-06T16:48:11+08:00February 1st, 2024|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) was present at FITUR, The International Tourism Fair, organized by Ifema, in Madrid, Spain, from January 24 to 28, 2024. Estefanía del Azar, GSTC Communications Manager, spoke at Booking.com’s presentation of The Economist report “Destination Always”, in which Luigi Cabrini Chair of GSTC, participated in its workshop in [...]

31 01, 2024

Nippon Travel Agency Joins GSTC

2024-01-31T14:14:16+08:00January 31st, 2024|

Nippon Travel Agency (NTA), founded in 1905, by Shinsuke Minami, holds the distinguished title of being Japan's oldest travel agency. With over a century of expertise, NTA has consistently dedicated itself to crafting exceptional travel experiences.  The West Japan Railway Company (JR West), serving as the parent company of NTA, fortifies NTA's capabilities, empowering [...]

30 01, 2024

All TUI Hotels & Resorts in Türkiye are GSTC-Certified

2024-01-30T16:53:35+08:00January 30th, 2024|

Raising the sustainability performance of their hotels is an important part of the TUI Sustainability Agenda. One way of measuring progress is through globally acknowledged sustainability certificates.  The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) establishes and manages global standards for sustainable travel and tourism, known as the GSTC Criteria. Photo credit: TUI Blue Sarigerme [...]

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