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29 09, 2015

Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Call for Entries Now Open

2015-09-29T05:44:48+08:00September 29th, 2015|

(29 September 2015) The WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are once again open for entries. WTTC invites those showcasing best practice in sustainable tourism across the world to submit their applications for this coveted international award.  Applications for the 12th Tourism for Tomorrow Awards can be submitted online using our easy application tool. More information about [...]

22 09, 2015

GSTC and DASTA Sign Partnership Agreement for Sustainability Training for Tourism Professionals in Thailand

2015-09-22T21:11:03+08:00September 22nd, 2015|

September 22nd, 2015 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and Thailand’s Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA), signed an agreement for DASTA to conduct the GSTC Sustainability Training program in the Thai language throughout Thailand. Dr.Nalikatibhag Sangsnit, Director-General of DASTA said he was delighted that DASTA once again has cooperation with a high [...]

18 09, 2015

New Strategic Directions Conclude AGM in Huangshan, China

2015-09-18T05:37:59+08:00September 18th, 2015|

For Immediate Release (September 17th, 2015) – The GSTC 2015 Annual General Meeting was held September 10-13 in Huangshan, China. Participants from fourteen countries attended the event hosted by GSTC and the Huangshan Administrative Committee which manages the Mount Huangshan World Heritage site. The three-day dynamic event offered workshops covering topics such as sustainable destination [...]

26 08, 2015

TUI Group’s Sustainability Report for 2014 Released

2015-08-26T19:03:49+08:00August 26th, 2015|

August 26th, 2015 – In TUI Group’s recently released Sustainable Holidays Report 2014, the multinational travel and tourism company highlights continued work on their sustainability program. TUI had identified four goals in their three-year sustainability program, related to the priority areas of destinations, carbon, colleagues and customers. The report provides updates on the progress made [...]

11 08, 2015

EarthCheck’s Company and Destination Standard Programs Achieve GSTC-Approval

2015-08-11T13:10:33+08:00August 11th, 2015|

Aug 11, 2015 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the EarthCheck Destination Standard and EarthCheck Company Standard certification programs have achieved ‘GSTC-Approved’ status. EarthCheck is one of the first of three certification bodies to achieve GSTC Approval for its sustainable tourism certification of hotels and tour operators and only [...]

11 08, 2015

EarthCheck Company Standard

2015-08-11T12:53:26+08:00August 11th, 2015|

  EarthCheck is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. Since 1987, we have helped businesses, communities and governments to deliver clean, safe, prosperous and healthy destinations for travellers to visit, live, work and play. The EarthCheck program is built on Agenda 21 principles and is currently used in [...]

11 08, 2015

EarthCheck Destination Standard

2015-08-11T12:50:30+08:00August 11th, 2015|

  EarthCheck is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. Since 1987, we have helped businesses, communities and governments to deliver clean, safe, prosperous and healthy destinations for travellers to visit, live, work and play. The EarthCheck program is built on Agenda 21 principles and is currently used in [...]

10 08, 2015

Ecotourism Australia Achieves GSTC-Approval

2015-08-10T23:27:53+08:00August 10th, 2015|

August 10, 2015 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Ecotourism Australia’s ECO Certification program has achieved ‘GSTC-Approved’ status. Ecotourism Australia’s ECO Certification program is one of the first of three bodies to achieve GSTC Approval for its sustainable tourism certification of hotels and tour operators. This outstanding accomplishment [...]

3 08, 2015

Board Election Results 2015

2015-08-03T04:48:38+08:00August 3rd, 2015|

August 3, 2015 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council announces the results of their 2015 Board of Directors Elections. The GSTC Board of Directors plays an integral role in the leadership of the organization. Most seats on the board are filled via annual elections of and by current members of the Council. The GSTC Election [...]

30 07, 2015

Ecotourism Australia

2015-07-30T16:14:31+08:00July 30th, 2015|

  Ecotourism Australia is a not for profit organisation that is focused on inspiring environmentally sustainable and culturally responsible tourism. Ecotourism Australia was formed in 1991 and is the peak industry body for ecotourism in Australia, managing four certification programs for tourism operators. Their primary product development tool, ECO certification, is a world recognised program [...]

2 07, 2015

TOFTigers Initiative’s Pug Mark Eco Certification Achieves GSTC Recognition

2015-07-02T15:51:49+08:00July 2nd, 2015|

July 7, 2015 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the TOFTigers Initiative’s Pug mark Eco Certification program has achieved ‘GSTC Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms TOFTigers Initiative’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services. Started in 2008, the PUG certification is a credible eco-label that highlights the [...]

2 07, 2015

TOFTigers Initiative’s Pug mark Eco Certification

2015-07-02T00:35:20+08:00July 2nd, 2015|

  The India & South Asian based nature tourism focused organisation, TOFTigers has its PUG Eco- rating certification recognised as a part of its attempts to help use the booming market in nature tourism across India and South Asia as a tool for conservation of forest and wildlife, including tigers. Alongside over 220 of the [...]

15 06, 2015

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai Speaking About GSTC

2019-05-27T22:14:32+08:00June 15th, 2015|

June 15, 2015 - Longtime Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) supporter UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai recently recorded this message about the GSTC, reinforcing the necessity and value of the sustainable tourism criteria in global tourism. As the global agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism, UNWTO’s support of the [...]

26 05, 2015

The Long Run’s Global Ecosphere Retreats Standards Achieves GSTC Recognition

2015-05-26T17:01:25+08:00May 26th, 2015|

May 28, 2015 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that The Long Run’s Global Ecosphere Retreats® (GER) Hotels and Tour Operators Standards program has achieved ‘GSTC Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms The Long Run’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services. The Long Run was conceived as the [...]

6 05, 2015

Ecuador Adopts National Sustainability Standards for Tourism

2015-05-06T01:34:49+08:00May 6th, 2015|

5 May 2015 – Quito, Ecuador. The Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) have partnered to create standards for sustainability in the travel and tourism sector throughout Ecuador. The GSTC has conferred it’s mark of “Recognition” that Ecuador’s sustainability standards adhere to the universal standards that the GSTC has developed for [...]

30 04, 2015

A Successful GSTC Latin America Regional Meeting in Quito

2019-05-24T11:01:59+08:00April 30th, 2015|

April 30, 2015 – The GSTC Latin America Regional Meeting took place April 26th with great success. The gathering gave 75 travel and tourism professionals from over 12 countries a foundational list of tools, contacts, and references to improve overall sustainability of their operations. Structured in part like a workshop, [...]

14 04, 2015

GREAT Green Deal Accomplishes GSTC Recognized Certification Status

2015-04-14T18:53:27+08:00April 14th, 2015|

April 14, 2015 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the GREAT Green Deal Sustainable Certification Program has achieved ‘GSTC Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms GREAT Green Deal’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services The GREAT Green Deal Sustainable Certification Program (GGD) represents a way of doing [...]

14 04, 2015

GREAT Green Deal Certification Program

2015-04-14T18:37:00+08:00April 14th, 2015|

  The GREAT Green Deal Sustainable Certification Program (GGD) represents a way of doing business while taking care of all stakeholders involved in the tourism operations. The GGD standard has more than 400 indicators that provide hotel and tour operators a map that takes executives and entrepreneurs on a path to be more successful in [...]

8 04, 2015

GSTC Announces Assessments for Destinations through New Destinations Program

2015-04-08T19:53:00+08:00April 8th, 2015|

 April 8, 2015- The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce the recent launch of the GSTC Destinations Program. For all destinations, even those with no previous experience with sustainability, the GSTC Destinations Program offers valuable engagement with a GSTC destination expert providing custom guidance on the world’s leading destination sustainability standard: the [...]

16 03, 2015

EarthCheck Community Standard

2015-03-16T14:40:47+08:00March 16th, 2015|

  EarthCheck is an international environmental management and professional services group, which was established in 1987. EarthCheck products and services are used by all sectors of the travel and tourism industry across the world to guide their broader sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives. This includes guidance and advice on the design, construction and operation [...]