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29 06, 2014

Our Native Village

2017-06-29T15:30:05+08:00June 29th, 2014|

Our Native Village, an eco-resort for holistic health located outside of Bangalore, is at the forefront of sustainable hospitality in India. The 24-room resort has a fully natural swimming pool, a spa, and a 12-acre organic farm that serves the guests sustainable food. Working with the GSTC criteria, Our Native Village now generates 75% of [...]

4 04, 2011

Accreditation Consultant Terms of Reference

2011-04-04T15:34:27+08:00April 4th, 2011|

I. SUMMARY OF OPPORTUNITY The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is a global membership-based organization dedicated to promoting sustainable tourism practices around the world.  Representing a diverse and global membership including UN agencies, academia, governments, leading travel companies, hotels, country tourism boards and tour operators, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council serves as the international body [...]

1 03, 2011

GSTC Training Modules

2011-03-01T15:53:33+08:00March 1st, 2011|

Training Module #1 - presented in Powerpoint - is designed to provide a brief introduction to sustainable tourism and provide an understanding of the origin, intent, and content of the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria. To download GSTC Training Module 1, click here.         Training Module # 2 - presented in Powerpoint - [...]

23 02, 2011

Call for Nominations: UNWTO Ulysses Awards

2011-02-23T23:53:35+08:00February 23rd, 2011|

  The UNWTO's annual accolades recognize "public tourism organizations, tourism enterprises and non-profit institutions that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of tourism through innovation, in line with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals." Three winners will be selected in each of the following categories: Innovation in Governance Innovation in EnterprisesInnovation in Non-Governmental [...]

1 02, 2011

全球永續旅遊準則 (中文)

2011-02-01T22:51:38+08:00February 1st, 2011|

A.     展現有效的永續經營管理方式 A.1.     業者已經實施長期的永續經營管理系統,該系統適用於業者現狀及其規模,也考慮到環境、社會文化、品質、健康及安全等要項。 A.2.    業者經營皆合於相關法律規章,包括健康、安全、勞工及環境等各方面。 A.3.    所有職員皆接受有關環境、社會文化、健康及安全等方面的教育訓練,以瞭解其經營管理之角色與任務。 A.4.    評量遊客滿意度並適切改善。 A.5.    促銷內容必須完整與正確且不要作超過業者能力範圍的承諾。 A.6.    建物及設施之設計與建造: A.6.1.    合於土地分區管制及保護區或文化遺產之相關規定; A.6.2.    在取得土地、環境影響評估、設計時,要尊重區位內的自然生態或文化遺產; A.6.3    採用適合當地永續性建設的方法; A.6.4    提供有特殊需求的人們得以親近的機會。 A.7.    提供周遭自然資源、在地文化、文化遺產之相關資訊與解說,同時要求遊客在參訪自然區域、在地生活文化及文化遺址時應遵守行為規範。 B.    儘量提升在地社區之社會與經濟利益並降低負面衝擊。 B.1.    業者積極支持社區之社會與基礎建設之相關發展,包括教育、健康、公共衛生等方面。 B.2.     雇用在地居民(任用職務包含管理階層)並施以教育訓練。 B.3.    儘可能採購當地或是公平交易的服務或物品。 B.4.    業者應促進在地小生意發展及販賣生產自當地自然、歷史、文化的產品(例如食物、飲料、手工藝品、藝術展演、農特產品等)。 B.5.    有關牽涉原住民或當地社區之活動行為規範,皆已建立經過社區協商並同意的管理機制。 B.6.    業者抵制性產業,尤其是兒童與青少年之性交易。 B.7.    業者公平雇用婦女與少數民族(任用職務包含管理階層),並禁止雇用童工。 B.8.    所有員工皆受國際或國內法律保障且領有能夠維持生活的工資。 B.9.    業者行為不能危害到周遭社區之生活基本供給如水、能源或公共衛生。 C.    將文化遺產的效益發揮到最大,並將衝擊降到最小。 C.1.    業者須遵守造訪較脆弱之文化及歷史景點之指導方針或行為規範,以期儘量減少旅客所帶來的衝擊及儘量展現旅遊樂趣。 C.2.     除了法規允許外,不可販售、交易或陳列具歷史及考古意義的手工藝品。 C.3.    [...]

31 01, 2011

Globalni Kriterijumi Održivog Turizma (Srpski)

2011-01-31T15:27:45+08:00January 31st, 2011|

Preambula Održivi turizam je u usponu: raste potražnja potrošača, učesnici u turističkoj privredi izrađuju nove  zelene programe, a vlade kreiraju nove politike da bi podstakle održive prakse u turizmu. Ali šta „održivi turizam“ ustvari, znači? Kako se može izmjeriti i vjerodostojno predstaviti da bi se izgradilo povjerenje potrošača, ojačala efikasnost i borilo protiv netačnih tvrdnji? [...]

31 01, 2011

Globalni Kriterijumi Održivog Turizma (Crnagorski)

2011-01-31T15:21:20+08:00January 31st, 2011|

Preambula Održivi turizam je u usponu: raste potražnja potrošača, učesnici u turističkoj privredi izrađuju nove  zelene programe, a vlade kreiraju nove politike da bi podstakle održive prakse u turizmu. Ali šta „održivi turizam“ ustvari, znači? Kako se može izmjeriti i vjerodostojno predstaviti da bi se izgradilo povjerenje potrošača, ojačala efikasnost i borilo protiv netačnih tvrdnji? [...]

31 01, 2011

Глобални критериуми за одржлив туризам (Makedonski)

2011-01-31T15:10:31+08:00January 31st, 2011|

Преамбула Одржливиот туризам станува популарен: расте побарувачката на потрошувачите, туристичката индустрија развива нови зелени програми, а владите создаваат нови закони за поттикнување на одржливата пракса во туризмот. Но што всушност значи „одржлив туризам“? Како може да се измери и доследно да се демонстрира, со цел да се изгради доверба кај потрошувачите, да се промовира ефикасност [...]

28 01, 2011

Globalni kriterijumi održivog turizma (Bosanski)

2011-01-28T20:41:19+08:00January 28th, 2011|

Preambula Održivi turizam je u usponu: raste potražnja potrošača, učesnici u turističkoj privredi izrađuju nove zelene programe, a vlade kreiraju nove politike da bi podstakle održive prakse u turizmu. Ali šta „održivi turizam“ ustvari, znači? Kako se može izmjeriti i vjerodostojno predstaviti da bi se izgradilo povjerenje potrošača, ojačala efikasnost i borilo protiv netačnih tvrdnji? [...]

28 01, 2011

Kriteret e Turizmit Global të Qëndrueshëm (Shqip)

2011-01-28T16:36:38+08:00January 28th, 2011|

Hyrje Turizmi i qëndrueshëm është në rritje: kërkesa konsumatore po rritet, kompanitë e udhëtimeve po shvillojnë programe gjithmonë e më “jeshile”, dhe qeveritë po krijojnë politika të reja për të inkurajuar praktikat e turizmit etik ose ekologjik. Por çfarë do të thotë në të vertetë “turizem etik”? Si mund të matet dhe demonstrohet në mënyrë [...]

28 01, 2011

Critères Mondiaux de Référence pour le Tourisme Durable (Francais)

2011-01-28T16:33:33+08:00January 28th, 2011|

Préambule Le tourisme durable est à la hausse: La demande des consommateurs augmente, les fournisseurs de l'industrie touristique élaborent de nouveaux programmes verts, et les gouvernements créent de nouvelles politiques afin d’encourager des pratiques durables dans le secteur du tourisme.  Mais qu'est-ce que le "tourisme durable" signifie réellement? Comment peut-il être mesuré et démontré de [...]

28 01, 2011

Globale Kriterien für Nachhaltigen Tourismus (Deutsch)

2011-01-28T16:26:09+08:00January 28th, 2011|

Präambel Nachhaltiger Tourismus ist im Kommen: die Nachfrage der Konsumenten wächst, die Reiseindustrie entwickelt neue grüne Initiativen, Regierungen erneuern ihre Politik zur stärkeren Förderung eines Nachhaltigen Tourismus in der Praxis. Doch was bedeutet Nachhaltiger Tourismus tatsächlich, wie kann er gemessen und glaubhaft dargestellt werden, um  Vertrauen beim Konsumenten zu schaffen, um seine Wirksamkeit zu belegen [...]

28 01, 2011

Los Criterios Globales de Turismo Sostenible (Español)

2011-01-28T16:11:47+08:00January 28th, 2011|

Preámbulo El turismo sostenible va en aumento: la demanda de parte de consumidores está creciendo, los proveedores de servicios turísticos están desarrollando programas verdes y los gobiernos están estableciendo nuevas políticas para incentivar las prácticas sostenibles en el turismo. Pero, ¿qué quiere decir “turismo sostenible”? ¿Cómo puede medirse y demostrarse con credibilidad para fomentar la [...]

20 12, 2010

ESTC 2011

2010-12-20T15:27:22+08:00December 20th, 2010|

Hosted by Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA, the ESTC 2011 will be held from September 19th-21st, 2011. Bringing together 500+ business leaders, industry professionals and community stakeholders, the ESTC 2011 will feature dynamic sessions, public forums and social functions that offer eye-opening insights into the latest on sustainable business strategies and unparalleled networking and [...]

12 10, 2010

Employment

2010-10-12T22:28:34+08:00October 12th, 2010|

  Thank you for your interest in working for the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. The Global Sustainable Tourism Council accepts resumes for posted positions only. Due to the volume of applications received, we are only able to contact those selected for interviews. Applicants should submit a current resume and cover letter online. Only completed applications [...]

7 10, 2010

Nature Conservation and Tourism: How to Make it Work

2010-10-07T18:46:40+08:00October 7th, 2010|

November 11, 2010 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm World Travel Market - London, UK / North Gallery Room 8   n the occasion of the International Year of Biodiversity and during this year’s World Travel Market, IUCN would like to invite you to join a discussion on “Nature conservation and tourism: how to make [...]

29 09, 2010

GSTC Session at World Travel Market

2010-09-29T15:30:58+08:00September 29th, 2010|

November 9, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Belize Tourism Board Booth #250b   Supported by the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), the United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the GSTC is hosting a side event at the World Travel Market in London on November 9. The purpose of this event is [...]

27 09, 2010

GSTC Celebrates World Tourism Day

2010-09-27T21:48:41+08:00September 27th, 2010|

As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of World Tourism Day, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) invites businesses and individuals to harness the power of change of tourism.  We are driven by the possibility of tourism to preserve the world’s travel and tourism destinations—so that our children and grandchildren can continue to enjoy all of [...]

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