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16 08, 2012

Fjord, Norway

2012-08-16T11:37:14+00:00 August 16th, 2012|

The Norwegian fjords have a tourism history dating back to 1850.  The area is known for its pristine natural beauty and its stunning fjords and has won many accolades.  In 2006, two of its fjords were named among the world’s best-cared-for UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and in 2009 the region was rated the world’s most iconic [...]

16 08, 2012

Huangshan Scenic Area, China

2012-08-16T11:37:14+00:00 August 16th, 2012|

The granite peaks and spindly pine trees gamely clinging to sheer cliffs that make up the Huangshan landscape are famous to every China citizen; it is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations—seeing two-and-a-half million visitors every year—and has long been a famous source of inspiration for artists and writers (indeed, it was the [...]

16 08, 2012

St. Kitts and Nevis, Caribbean

2012-08-16T11:37:14+00:00 August 16th, 2012|

In a veritable sea of white-sand beaches and turquoise waters, St. Kitts & Nevis stand out from the Caribbean crowd: Their big draw for travelers is a rich cultural history. People come to see the capital’s Georgian architecture; to explore Brimstone Hill Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and to ride the “sugar train,” a [...]

16 08, 2012

Lanzarote, Canary Islands

2012-08-16T11:37:14+00:00 August 16th, 2012|

Lanzarote is the easternmost of the Spanish Canary Islands, known for its biological wealth (nearly 100 species found nowhere else but this single island), quaint fishing villages, volcanic landscape, year-round sun and lovely beaches. Lanzarote’s role as an Early Adopter of the GSTC’s Destination Criteria is a natural next step for a place that’s been [...]

16 08, 2012

Early-Adopter Spotlight: Lanzarote, Canary Islands

2017-03-04T16:43:57+00:00 August 16th, 2012|

Lanzarote is the easternmost of the Spanish Canary Islands, known for its biological wealth (nearly 100 species found nowhere else but this single island), quaint fishing villages, volcanic landscape, year-round sun and lovely beaches. Lanzarote’s role as an Early Adopter of the GSTC’s Destination Criteria is a natural next step for a place that’s been [...]

16 08, 2012

Okavango Delta Ramsar Site, Botswana

2012-08-16T11:28:39+00:00 August 16th, 2012|

As far as African safaris go, there are a few destinations that rise above the rest, famous for their abundant wildlife and magical settings. The Okavango Delta is one of those destinations.  The region’s admittance to the GSTC’s Early-Adopter program is a further step on the path to sustainability, seeking to minimize impacts while maximizing [...]

1 08, 2012

Board of Directors Election Results 2012

2012-08-01T09:12:09+00:00 August 1st, 2012|

GSTC is pleased to announce the results of its recent elections for five open positions on the Board of Directors. The elected members of the board are: Dr. Jiwei Xu, Chair of the Mt. Huangshan Administrative Committee; Heidi van der Watt, Director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism-South Africa; Gwen Migita, Vice President of Sustainability for [...]

27 12, 2011

Board Meetings 2012

2011-12-27T23:05:53+00:00 December 27th, 2011|

    Extrordinary Meeting - January 11, 2012 Minutes - Approved Supporting Documents: Chiapas RFP Chiapas RFP Annex Huatulco RFP - Part 1 Huatulco RFP - Part 2 Huatulco RFP - Preguntas con imagenes Huatulco RFP - 2010 Las Brisas Meeting Huatulco Fact Sheet   Regular Meeting - February 22, 2012 Minutes - to be [...]

27 12, 2011

Board Meetings 2011

2017-03-04T16:43:57+00:00 December 27th, 2011|

  January 2011 13 JAN: Minutes - Approved         May 2011 5 MAY: Minutes - Approved         June 2011 2 JUN: Minutes - Approved In-Person Meeting (Barcelona)  27 JUN: Minutes: Day 1 - Approved 28 JUN: Minutes: Day 2 - Approved Agendas Logistics Discussion papers Board Resolutions Supporting Documents Nomination Form       [...]

27 12, 2011

Board Meetings 2010

2011-12-27T22:52:03+00:00 December 27th, 2011|

  August 2010 11 AUG: Minutes - Approved   September 2010 2 SEP: Minutes - Approved 29 SEP: Minutes - Approved   November 2010 8 NOV: Minutes - Approved   December 2010 15 DEC:  Minutes - Approved

25 06, 2011

Members Login Page

2011-06-25T21:45:36+00:00 June 25th, 2011|

Our site is undergoing maintenance and user login has temporarily been disabled.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused and encourage you to check back later.  Thank you for your understanding.  

20 06, 2011

Election Committee

2011-06-20T19:55:05+00:00 June 20th, 2011|

The GSTC Board of Directors includes twelve seats with three-year terms, with annual elections for those among the twelve which are vacant or expired. This committee plays an oversight role on the process of nominating and electing board members to those seats. Their specific duties are dictated by the organization's bylaws. herbert.hamele @ ecotrans.de y: [...]

28 02, 2011

Confidentiality Statement

2011-02-28T14:43:20+00:00 February 28th, 2011|

  The information and documents within the GSTC Members Only Section are confidential. Anything accessed in the section should not be copied, cited, or distributed without the explicit permission of the GSTC Secretariat. Any questions regarding access to or use of material within the GSTC Members Only Section should be directed to Mauro Maroccu at [...]

22 09, 2010

Education & Training

2010-09-22T21:48:37+00:00 September 22nd, 2010|

The GSTC is committed to ensuring that sustainable tourism best practices are adopted and implemented by the industry and the traveling public. The Knowledge, Network, Education, and Training (KNET) Working Group is tasked with developing and identifying the best available tools and resources to facilitate the transition to sustainable practices. OBJECTIVES: Provide education and training [...]

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