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8 06, 2023

MedCruise at the 1st BlueMissionMed Mediterranean Stakeholder Forum in Palermo, Italy

2023-06-08T18:20:15+08:00June 8th, 2023|

Nicky Guerrero, Secretary General of MedCruise - Ioannis Pappas, GSTC - Figen Ayan, President of MedCruise - Giancarlo Tereisi, Sicily Region - Sascha Gill, CLIA The President of MedCruise, the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports, Figen Ayan, took part in the 1st BlueMissionMed Mediterranean Stakeholder Forum in Palermo, Italy from 29th to [...]

6 06, 2023

Collaboration Agreement between MedCruise Association and GSTC on the Development of a Sustainable Cruise Alliance (SCALE)

2023-06-06T18:16:43+08:00June 6th, 2023|

Figen Ayan, President of MedCruise and Dr Ioannis Pappas, GSTC Director for Mediterranean Region Today, the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports (MedCruise) and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), have signed a long-term agreement of collaboration on the contribution of Sustainable Development in Global Cruise Industry, focusing on Ports and Cruise Supply [...]

31 05, 2023

Travel in the Time of Climate Crisis

2023-05-31T20:37:28+08:00May 31st, 2023|

As climate-related disasters ramp up, how can travelers minimize the harms and maximize the benefits they bring to recovering destinations? Photo credit: Gabriel Lugo Professional bird guide Gabriel Lugo was looking forward to another busy season of tours when Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. The Category 4 [...]

25 05, 2023

Destination Québec cité Joins GSTC

2023-05-25T17:26:33+08:00May 25th, 2023|

Destination Québec cité has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Quebec City is Located in Eastern Canada. Old Québec, is a UNESCO World Heritage treasure, where you can stroll the cobblestone streets of the only fortified city north of Mexico and explore its gorgeous outdoors nearby. Home to a [...]

20 05, 2023

GSTC2023 Conference in Antalya, Türkiye, Concluded with 350 delegates from 51 countries

2023-05-20T01:04:19+08:00May 20th, 2023|

GSTC2023 Conference in Antalya, Türkiye, Concluded with 350 delegates from 51 countries The #GSTC2023 Global Sustainable Tourism Conference that took place on May 9th-12th in Antalya, Türkiye, brought together 350 delegates from 51 countries, along with hundreds of viewers that watched the live broadcasting of the conference. The conference was held at the Nirvana [...]

5 05, 2023

Austrian National Tourist Office Joins GSTC

2023-05-05T04:31:41+08:00May 5th, 2023|

Austrian National Tourist Office has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Nestled in the heart of Europe, Austria possesses a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage that has shaped its identity over the centuries. The nation's diverse geography spans from the imposing Alpine peaks to the rolling [...]

28 04, 2023

GSTC DEI Webinar Recording

2023-04-28T17:52:07+08:00April 28th, 2023|

On the 25th of April, we had a public GSTC DEI Webinar where we discussed best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and Travel Unity’s DEI Standards for Visitor-Facing Organizations, which center on three Pillars: Management & Workforce, Visitorship, and Community Impact. The webinar was moderated by Roni Weiss, Executive Director of Travel [...]

27 04, 2023

easyJet holidays Joins Forces with GSTC to Drive Sustainable Change in Tourism Industry

2023-04-27T23:33:06+08:00April 27th, 2023|

easyJet holidays has partnered with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) to accelerate sustainability transformation in the industry by sponsoring three GSTC Sustainable Tourism Courses for its hotel partners in Spain, Greece and Turkey. The partnership comes as a result of easyJet holidays’ commitment to supporting hotel partners to achieve  GSTC-Recognized Standards within the [...]

26 04, 2023

GSTC Italy Working Group Holds Inaugural Online Meeting, Sets Goals and Priorities

2023-04-26T16:55:53+08:00April 26th, 2023|

On May 14, 2023, the first official meeting of the GSTC Italy Working Group took place online. Comprising 13 members from Destination Management Organizations (DMOs), Consultancy and Travel Agencies, the group convened to establish its goals, priorities, and action plan for the year. Several key objectives emerged as top priorities during the discussions. These included [...]

24 04, 2023

Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory Joins GSTC

2023-04-20T23:15:54+08:00April 24th, 2023|

Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory in Clackamas County has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory, the Destination Organization (DMO) for Clackamas County, is located southeast of Portland. This region starts at the eternally snowy peak of Mt. Hood, spills into the farms and vineyards of the [...]

21 04, 2023

Belize Joins GSTC

2023-04-21T17:24:03+08:00April 21st, 2023|

Belize Tourism Board has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is a statutory body within the Ministry of Tourism that functions as a strategic partner between government and the private sector to develop, market and implement tourism programs that fulfill the emerging needs of [...]

19 04, 2023 2023 Sustainable Travel Report

2023-04-19T22:05:32+08:00April 19th, 2023|

Cost vs Conscience: Delves into the Dilemma Dividing Sustainable Travel in 2023 76% of travellers express a desire to travel more sustainably Environmentally-conscious habits are growing in popularity 67% turn off air conditioning when not in use, driven in part by cost reduction needs 60% reuse towels for similar reasons 500,000+ accommodations globally [...]

17 04, 2023

Municipality of Baião Joins GSTC

2023-04-13T22:46:59+08:00April 17th, 2023|

Municipality of Baião has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)Baião is situated in the Norte region of Portugal, nestled between the Douro River and Serra do Marão mountain range. Baião's history dates back to prehistoric times, with numerous archeological findings and historical landmarks throughout the region. It is known for [...]

10 04, 2023

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course in Malaysia sponsored by Traveloka

2023-06-06T07:00:32+08:00April 10th, 2023|

The successful completion of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is an important milestone in the efforts towards promoting sustainable tourism practices in the region. The course, which ran from April 4-6, 2023, was sponsored by Traveloka, a leading travel and lifestyle platform. The training was led by Nalendra Mochamad. He [...]

6 04, 2023

Höga Kusten (The High Coast of Sweden) Joins GSTC

2023-04-06T17:04:09+08:00April 6th, 2023|

Höga Kusten Destinationsutveckling AB (The High Coast of Sweden) has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Sweden's High Coast is in the northern part of Europe neighboring Norway and the Gulf of Bothnia. The High Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasting the highest coastline in the world at [...]

5 04, 2023

GSTC to develop new Criteria with support from the Singapore Tourism Board

2023-04-05T15:26:37+08:00April 5th, 2023|

5 April 2023 - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), with support from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), is developing a new Criteria for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) and Attractions. The GSTC MICE Criteria and GSTC Attraction Criteria will serve as the global sustainability standards for both industries. Development of the GSTC [...]

29 03, 2023

Bahamas Wins Top Caribbean Tourism Organization Sustainable Award

2023-03-27T20:50:42+08:00March 29th, 2023|

Bahamas Wins Top CTO Sustainable Award NASSAU, Bahamas (16 March 2023) – The Bahamas can officially claim the title of sustainable champion after starting the year off as the winner of the coveted 2022 Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Destination and Stewardship Resilience Sustainable Tourism Award. The announcement was made during the CTO 2022 Virtual [...]

27 03, 2023

Tourisme Montreal Joins GSTC

2023-03-27T22:35:32+08:00March 27th, 2023|

Tourisme Montréal has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Montréal is the largest city in Canada's Québec province, set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River. The world’s second largest francophone city after Paris, it merits the moniker ‘international’ city, a cosmopolitan center with proud roots in the past [...]

24 03, 2023

GSTC Auditor Training in Korea

2023-04-06T10:45:15+08:00March 24th, 2023|

 GSTC Auditor Training in Korea (22nd-24th of March, 2023) The GSTC Auditor Training in Korea from March 22-24, 2023, was an engaging program that provided attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the GSTC Industry Criteria and the auditing process. This training was led by Dr. Kang, the GSTC Assurance Program Director & Asia-Pacific Program [...]

24 03, 2023

Karlskrona Kommun Joins GSTC

2023-03-29T22:04:17+08:00March 24th, 2023|

Karlskrona Kommun (Karlskrona Municipality) has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) ​​Karlskrona, located on the Baltic coast was founded in 1680, when Karl XI decided to build Sweden's new naval base here. More than 340 years later, the naval base remains and the well-preserved architecture and city plan impressed UNESCO, [...]

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