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27 06, 2012

Election Results Announced August 1st

2012-06-27T19:57:06+08:00junio 27th, 2012|

The 2012 GSTC Board Member Elections commenced yesterday. We thank all our candidates for their commitment and we thank everyone who voted.  We will fill five regular Board Seats and one observer seat for a Certification representative.  Results will be announced August 1st. 

23 06, 2012

FAQ: GSTC Integrity Program

2017-03-04T16:43:57+08:00junio 23rd, 2012|

What is “GSTC-Recognized”? Recognition by the GSTC means evaluating a written, published sustainable tourism standard to ensure that it contains all of the elements of the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC Criteria). We call this being aligned with or equivalent to the GSTC Criteria. The standard can contain more criteria and should reflect local conditions [...]

23 06, 2012

Glossary: GSTC Recognition, Approval, and Accreditation Terms

2012-06-23T20:41:21+08:00junio 23rd, 2012|

The following have been written to explain the meaning of terms used in the GSTC Process, although account has been taken of generic definitions used elsewhere. For those terms not defined here, the hierarchy of definitions used is: a) ISEAL standards setting code version 5 b) ISO/IEC DIS 17065 c) ISO/IEC 17011 d) ISO/IEC 17000 [...]

23 06, 2012

Accreditation for Certifying Bodies

2019-01-17T11:55:21+08:00junio 23rd, 2012|

GSTC Accredited means that a Certifying Body (CB) is using a GSTC-Recognized standard and awards certification according to processes that comply with international standards and good practices. Businesses certified by an Accredited CB can use the GSTC Certified mark in accordance with GSTC licensing. GSTC Accredited status is the most reliable and cost effective way [...]

23 06, 2012

GSTC Approval Program

2012-06-23T20:25:58+08:00junio 23rd, 2012|

GSTC Approved means that a certification program is using a GSTC-Recognized standard and is following processes and procedures that have been reviewed and approved by the GSTC Accreditation Panel. Businesses certified by an approved certification program can also use the GSTC Certified language and logos and can expect favorable positioning in the market place, among other benefits. [...]

17 06, 2012

Save the Date for the GSTC Annual Meeting

2012-06-17T19:38:07+08:00junio 17th, 2012|

Please join us for the 3rd Annual GSTC Membership Council Meeting - September 25th-28th, 2012 in Washington DC. Meet GSTC Members and Board Members. Contribute and shape the work of our programs. Share and learn from Special Thematic Sessions. Final dates and agenda coming soon!

17 06, 2012

Board Election voting begins June 20th

2012-06-17T19:37:32+08:00junio 17th, 2012|

The Board Member application process has concluded. The election will be open for voting on June 20th. Nominees will be announced soon, so please stay tuned to learn about each individual candidate.

17 06, 2012

Early Adopters of Sustainable Destinations

2020-05-31T19:35:43+08:00junio 17th, 2012|

The GSTC Early Adopters Program is now underway with the participation of, Fjord Norway; Teton County, Wyoming; Mt. Huangshan, China; and St. Kitts & Nevis. This pioneering group will implement and help finalizes the GSTC Destination criteria. See here to learn more about the requirements, benefits and details of becoming a leading destination to promote sustainability. [...]

8 06, 2012

Learn About the GSTC

2012-06-08T00:31:30+08:00junio 8th, 2012|

  Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries and a strong contributor to sustainable development and poverty alleviation More than 900 million international tourists travelled last year, and UNWTO forecasts 1.6 billion tourists by the year 2020. In order to minimize the negative impacts of this growth – and harness its power to help [...]

22 04, 2012

Request for Proposals – 2013 Annual Event

2012-04-22T21:28:47+08:00abril 22nd, 2012|

We are accepting proposals to host our annual meeting in 2013; the deadline to submit applications is July 20th. If you are interested in hosting our annual event next year please contact us at GSTCmember@unfoundation.org or download the application here.

22 04, 2012

Early Adopters of Sustainable Destinations

2012-04-22T21:28:47+08:00abril 22nd, 2012|

The GSTC Early Adopters Program is now underway with the participation of, Fjord Norway; Teton County, Wyoming; Mt. Huangshan, China; and St. Kitts & Nevis. This pioneering group will implement and help finalizes the GSTC Destination criteria. See here to learn more about the requirements, benefits and details of becoming a leading destination to promote [...]

22 04, 2012

Board Election voting begins June 20th

2012-04-22T21:28:47+08:00abril 22nd, 2012|

The Board Member application process has concluded. The election will be open for voting on June 20th. Nominees will be announced soon, so please stay tuned to learn about each individual candidate.

22 04, 2012

Save the Date for the GSTC Annual Meeting

2012-04-22T21:28:47+08:00abril 22nd, 2012|

Please join us for the 3rd Annual GSTC Membership Council Meeting - September 25th-28th, 2012 in Washington DC. Meet GSTC Members and Board Members. Contribute and shape the work of our programs. Share and learn from Special Thematic Sessions. Final dates and agenda coming soon!