The GSTC is a membership-based not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, which represents diverse stakeholders in tourism. Its organization and activities are guided by By-Laws and are conducted through the following organizational structure:
The Board of Directors is responsible for governance oversight of the council’s mandate, program of work, and operations. A semi-autonomous Assurance Panel manages the Accreditation Program and the “Recognition” of standards. Working groups, with representation by board members, undertake initiatives that support the strategic plan as it relates their designated program areas and are advisory in nature. The organization is managed by a Secretariat led by the Chief Executive Officer that leads and coordinates the implementation of the objectives and initiatives of the organization. This governance structure is established in detail in the GSTC Bylaws.