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24 05, 2022

Rebuilding Tourism in Asia-Pacific by Economist Impact

2022-05-25T02:30:55+08:00May 24th, 2022|

Rebuilding tourism in Asia-Pacific: A more conscious traveller? This report by Economist Impact, and sponsored by Airbnb, explores the recovery of tourism in the Asia-Pacific region. It looks at ways in which travel could change with the rise of the conscious traveller. The report is based on extensive desk research and a survey of [...]

20 05, 2022

Indigenous Guyanese Tap Tourism to Save Their Huge Fish

2022-05-20T13:10:27+08:00May 20th, 2022|

Destination Stewardship Report – Spring 2022 (Volume 2, Issue 4) This post is from the Destination Stewardship Report (Spring 2022, Volume 2, Issue 4), an e-quarterly publication that provides practical information and insights useful to anyone whose work or interests involve improving destination stewardship in a post-pandemic world. A mid-size arapaima fish. Photo: [...]

20 05, 2022

Ataúro Island Revives a Conservation Tradition

2022-05-20T12:55:57+08:00May 20th, 2022|

Destination Stewardship Report – Spring 2022 (Volume 2, Issue 4) This post is from the Destination Stewardship Report (Spring 2022, Volume 2, Issue 4), an e-quarterly publication that provides practical information and insights useful to anyone whose work or interests involve improving destination stewardship in a post-pandemic world. Beneath the waves at Ataúro [...]

20 05, 2022

Svalbard Overheating

2022-05-20T07:33:33+08:00May 20th, 2022|

Destination Stewardship Report – Spring 2022 (Volume 2, Issue 4) This post is from the Destination Stewardship Report (Spring 2022, Volume 2, Issue 4), an e-quarterly publication that provides practical information and insights useful to anyone whose work or interests involve improving destination stewardship in a post-pandemic world. Its camouflage useless, a polar [...]

20 05, 2022

Slovenia’s Green Gourmet Tourist Route

2022-05-20T07:09:20+08:00May 20th, 2022|

Destination Stewardship Report – Spring 2022 (Volume 2, Issue 4) This post is from the Destination Stewardship Report (Spring 2022, Volume 2, Issue 4), an e-quarterly publication that provides practical information and insights useful to anyone whose work or interests involve improving destination stewardship in a post-pandemic world. Bicyclists on the SGGR near [...]

20 05, 2022

Nationwide Tourism Change: Slovenia Shows How To Do It

2022-05-20T06:34:48+08:00May 20th, 2022|

Destination Stewardship Report – Spring 2022 (Volume 2, Issue 4) This post is from the Destination Stewardship Report (Spring 2022, Volume 2, Issue 4), an e-quarterly publication that provides practical information and insights useful to anyone whose work or interests involve improving destination stewardship in a post-pandemic world. Easy access by train and [...]

20 05, 2022

Doing It Better: Big Bay, Michigan

2022-05-20T06:39:18+08:00May 20th, 2022|

Destination Stewardship Report – Spring 2022 (Volume 2, Issue 4) This post is from the Destination Stewardship Report (Spring 2022, Volume 2, Issue 4), an e-quarterly publication that provides practical information and insights useful to anyone whose work or interests involve improving destination stewardship in a post-pandemic world. Fall colors along a Big [...]

11 05, 2022

Destination Stewardship Report – Spring 2022 (Volume 2, Issue 4)

2022-05-21T01:11:28+08:00May 11th, 2022|

Destination Stewardship Report Spring 2022 April-June (Volume 2, Issue 4) The Destination Stewardship Report is an e-quarterly collaboration between the Destination Stewardship Center, Center for Responsible Travel, and Global Sustainable Tourism Council. Our goal is to provide practical information and insights useful to anyone whose work or interests involve improving destination stewardship in a post-pandemic [...]

28 04, 2022

GSTC Webinar Recording on the Future of Business Travel

2022-04-29T01:13:37+08:00April 28th, 2022|

On April 28th, 2022, the GSTC hosted a public webinar 'Business Travel is Wounded, but Certainly not Dead'. What does the future of business travel look like? In a panel discussion, a group of experts shared their knowledge on how we can introduce operational standards, the importance of data and communications, as well as [...]

23 04, 2022

WTTC Launches Hotel Sustainability Basics

2022-04-29T01:53:00+08:00April 23rd, 2022|

WTTC launches major hotel sustainability initiative at its Global Summit in Manila The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) launched its ‘Hotel Sustainability Basics’, a coordinated set of basic actions that hotels should implement as a minimum at the beginning of their sustainability journey. The initiative was launched at WTTC's Global Summit in Manila in [...]

23 04, 2022

Destination Assessment of Heraklion

2022-05-03T23:03:18+08:00April 23rd, 2022|

April 2022 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) conducted a Destination Assessment of Heraklion, Greece, from March to December 2021. The Destination Assessment was led by Dr. Ioannis Pappas, GSTC Program Director for the Mediterranean Region, working closely with Heraklion’s authorities. Heraklion Tourism Overview Heraklion is the largest region of Crete and a [...]

22 04, 2022

Vorarlberg Joins GSTC

2022-04-24T22:39:00+08:00April 22nd, 2022|

Vorarlberg State Tourist Board has joined as a Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) member. Vorarlberg State Tourist Board (Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH) is a tourism organization for the State of Vorarlberg and the Vorarlberg Chamber of Commerce. Their purpose is to implement measures directly or indirectly suitable for promoting sustainable tourism in Vorarlberg. The company [...]

22 04, 2022

Booking.com 2022 Sustainable Travel Report

2022-05-06T12:06:23+08:00April 22nd, 2022|

Booking.com Reveals the Trends Shaping Sustainable Travel in 2022 • 81% of global travelers confirm that sustainable travel is important to them, with 50% saying that recent news about climate change has influenced them to make more sustainable travel choices • 57% of travelers would feel better staying in a particular accommodation if they [...]

12 04, 2022

‘Sakura Quality An ESG Practice Standard’ Announced as a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2022-04-13T07:29:22+08:00April 12th, 2022|

The GSTC is pleased to announce that ‘Sakura Quality An ESG Practice Standard’ for hotels and ryokans in Japan has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. In Japan, particular qualities are associated with different flowers, and the quality associated with Sakura, the cherry blossom, is “spiritual beauty.” Sakura Quality began research in April 2011 and is [...]

9 04, 2022

Greece and Google Partner to Support Sustainable Tourism Growth

2022-04-28T04:14:53+08:00April 9th, 2022|

The Ministry of Tourism and Google partner to support Greece' sustainable growth A new training program to help tourism businesses accelerate their sustainability transformation and communicate their environmental-friendly actions, in collaboration with Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) As part of its European Social Innovation Fund, Google.org is committing $1 million in funding to support [...]

30 03, 2022

Singapore Hotel Sustainability Roadmap

2022-03-31T11:35:43+08:00March 30th, 2022|

Singapore Hotel Sustainability RoadmapOn March 21st, 2022, the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) and GSTC Destination Member, Singapore Tourism Board (STB), announced the launch of the Hotel Sustainability Roadmap at the inaugural Hotel Sustainability Conference and Marketplace, held at Sands Expo and Convention Centre.In line with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, the roadmap sets out clear [...]

11 03, 2022

JTB Signs MOU with GSTC

2022-03-11T10:31:05+08:00March 11th, 2022|

JTB Signs MOU with GSTC and Announces Sustainable Tourism Strategy on its 110th Anniversary In collaboration with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), JTB announces sustainable tourism strategy on its 110th anniversary. March 11, 2022 - On the occasion of its 110th anniversary, JTB Corp., one of the travel and tourism industry leaders, signed [...]

8 03, 2022

Swedish Lapland Joins GSTC

2022-03-30T01:46:49+08:00March 8th, 2022|

Swedish Lapland Visitors Board has joined as a Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) member. Swedish Lapland Visitors Board is the destination management organization for Norrbotten county and the municipalities Skellefteå and Sorsele. The destination brand Swedish Lapland is also a business-oriented collaboration platform for marketing and support to the industry's ambitions to provide for [...]

24 02, 2022

Battle Over a Dam Spawns a New Green Destination in Bosnia

2022-02-26T03:16:18+08:00February 24th, 2022|

Destination Stewardship Report – Winter 2022 (Volume 2, Issue 3) This post is from the Destination Stewardship Report (Winter 2022, Volume 2, Issue 3), an e-quarterly publication that provides practical information and insights useful to anyone whose work or interests involve improving destination stewardship in a post-pandemic world. Battle Over a Dam Spawns a [...]

24 02, 2022

OPINION: The NY Times’s Selection of Sustainable Destinations

2022-02-24T07:11:50+08:00February 24th, 2022|

Destination Stewardship Report – Winter 2022 (Volume 2, Issue 3) This post is from the Destination Stewardship Report (Winter 2022, Volume 2, Issue 3), an e-quarterly publication that provides practical information and insights useful to anyone whose work or interests involve improving destination stewardship in a post-pandemic world. OPINION: The NY Times’s Selection of [...]

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