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24 05, 2024

Valamar Riviera Joins GSTC

2024-05-24T23:13:55+08:00May 24th, 2024|

Valamar Riviera has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) For more than six decades, Valamar Riviera has been providing tourist experiences, services, and offers in destinations along the Adriatic coast — Istria, the islands of Krk, Rab and Hvar, Makarska, Dubrovnik, and Obertauern, Austria — through a diverse portfolio [...]

24 05, 2024

First GSTC Latin American and Caribbean Summit in Santa Marta, Colombia

2024-05-24T15:31:03+08:00May 24th, 2024|

Colombia, 'the country of beauty' will be the epicenter of this important meeting in Latin America and the Caribbean on sustainable tourism, which will seek to promote sustainability and regeneration in the industry and establish a working plan to strengthen the region's sustainable development practices. The first GSTC Latin American and Caribbean Summit will be held in [...]

23 05, 2024

The Ascott Limited gains GSTC-Committed Status

2024-05-23T17:32:49+08:00May 23rd, 2024|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has gained GSTC-Committed status for its adoption (without amendment) of the GSTC Industry Criteria v3.0. Ascott, a lodging business unit wholly owned by CapitaLand Investment, is a hospitality company with more than 950 properties globally, spanning over 220 cities [...]

22 05, 2024

Colombia joins GSTC

2024-05-22T20:37:27+08:00May 22nd, 2024|

The Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)  Colombia is celebrated for its vibrant cultural mosaic and varied geography, stretching from the Caribbean and Pacific coastlines to the impressive Andes Mountains. Colombia is listed as one of the world's “megadiverse” countries, hosting [...]

22 05, 2024

World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Development Index 2024: Tourism is Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels, but Challenges Remain

2024-05-23T18:56:02+08:00May 22nd, 2024|

High-income economies in Europe and Asia-Pacific continue to lead the World Economic Forum Travel and Tourism Index, with the United States, Spain and Japan topping the rankings again.  Despite post-pandemic growth, the global tourism sector still faces complex challenges, with recovery varied by region; only marginal overall score improvements since the 2021 edition.  Developing [...]

21 05, 2024

GSTC was present at the 6th International Congress on Rural Tourism in Croatia

2024-05-23T18:57:14+08:00May 21st, 2024|

The 6th International Congress on Rural Tourism was held in Split, Croatia, from April 10 to 13, 2024, under the slogan “Rural Tourism: Sustainable, Digital, Inclusive.” The event provided a comprehensive exploration of various aspects of rural tourism, including themes like “European Rural Space: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow,” “Rural Tourism: A Sustainable Alternative,” “Special Forms [...]

21 05, 2024

The Apurva Kempinski Bali Hotel Achieves the First GSTC Certification in Indonesia by a GSTC-Accredited Certification Body

2024-05-21T17:56:23+08:00May 21st, 2024|

Apurva Kempinski Bali became the first hotel in Indonesia GSTC-Certified by Control Union, a  GSTC-Accredited Certification Body.  The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) manages the GSTC Criteria, the global standards for sustainable travel and tourism and provides international accreditation for sustainable tourism Certification Bodies. Accredited means that a Certification Body (CB) has been verified [...]

20 05, 2024

Public Consultation Open – GSTC Accreditation Manual For Destination Certification Bodies

2024-05-20T19:51:31+08:00May 20th, 2024|

We invite tourism industry stakeholders to participate in the Public Consultation on the revision of the GSTC Accreditation Manual For Destination Certification Bodies v.2.0, which will run for 100 days starting from today, May 20th, 2024, to August 28th, 2024. About the GSTC Accreditation Manual For Destination Certification Bodies v.2.0: The GSTC Accreditation Manual [...]

20 05, 2024

GSTC was present at Fiji’s Tourism Super Week

2024-05-20T17:25:43+08:00May 20th, 2024|

Fiji’s Tourism Super Week, held from April 30th to May 3rd, brought together industry leaders, local businesses, and international experts to discuss and promote sustainable tourism. Hosted by Tourism Fiji, the event featured a series of workshops, panel discussions, and networking opportunities designed to provide participants with new insights and knowledge in the tourism [...]

20 05, 2024

GSTC Japan Members Meeting concluded successfully

2024-05-20T17:14:54+08:00May 20th, 2024|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) held a workshop for its Japanese members in Tokyo on May 13th, 2024. The event, organized in collaboration with JTB Corp, took place at the JTB Tennozu Head Office Building. The workshop provided a platform for GSTC Japan Members to engage in interactive sessions, discussions, and presentations focusing [...]

16 05, 2024

Destination DC joins GSTC

2024-05-16T16:39:40+08:00May 16th, 2024|

Destination DC has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Destination DC (DDC) is the official destination marketing organization for the United States of America's nation’s capital. It is a private, non-profit membership organization committed to marketing the area as a global convention, tourism, and events destination, with a special [...]

15 05, 2024

Pan Pacific Hotels Group joins GSTC

2024-05-15T17:58:54+08:00May 15th, 2024|

Pan Pacific Hotels Group has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a global hospitality company with over 50 hotels, resorts, and serviced suites under three brands: Pan Pacific, PARKROYAL COLLECTION, and PARKROYAL, in more than 30 cities across Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe. [...]

15 05, 2024

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council launches GSTC Recognition for MICE Sustainability Standards

2024-05-15T14:14:21+08:00May 15th, 2024|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that Sustainable MICE Standards can apply and seek Recognition to adhere to the GSTC MICE Criteria.  The GSTC MICE Criteria was developed for Venues, Event Organizers, and Events & Exhibitions, aiming to guide businesses toward implementing sustainable practices in response to the growing focus [...]

14 05, 2024

Traveloka Becomes GSTC Platinum Sponsor

2024-05-14T14:41:13+08:00May 14th, 2024|

Traveloka, Southeast Asia’s travel platform, announced its support to the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) by becoming a GSTC Platinum Sponsor.  This partnership reflects Traveloka's commitment to supporting sustainable travel practices globally and contributing to the industry’s development in a positive manner.  As a Platinum Sponsor, Traveloka will partner closely with GSTC to fulfill [...]

10 05, 2024

Updates on the Attraction Criteria Development: Feasibility Assessment now open

2024-05-10T17:02:02+08:00May 10th, 2024|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announced last year the development of new criteria sets, GSTC MICE Criteria, which has already been published last February and is available for the public, and GSTC Attraction Criteria, which is currently under development, with support from the Singapore Tourism Board STB.  The initiative to formulate the GSTC [...]

8 05, 2024

Destination Stewardship Yearbook 2022-2023

2024-05-08T17:19:36+08:00May 8th, 2024|

Destination Stewardship Yearbook 2022-2023 Curated into one document, the Destination Stewardship Yearbook is a compilation of articles from the 2022–2023 Destination Stewardship Report (DSR), quarterly issues co-produced by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), and Destination Stewardship Center (DSC). In each issue, the DSR features destinations that have embraced [...]

8 05, 2024

#GSTC2024Sweden Recordings Available Online

2024-05-08T19:25:19+08:00May 8th, 2024|

If you weren’t able to attend our Global Sustainable Tourism Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, missed out due to simultaneous sessions, or want to revisit your favorite conference sessions, recordings are now available on YouTube! #GSTC2024Sweden brought together expert leaders from around the globe to share their insights and engage in meaningful discussions. The event [...]

3 05, 2024

Zanzibar joins GSTC

2024-05-03T11:39:16+08:00May 3rd, 2024|

The Ministry of Tourism and Heritage of Zanzibar has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Zanzibar is a Tanzanian archipelago off the coast of East Africa. On its main island, Unguja, familiarly called Zanzibar, is Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, renowned for its labyrinthine alleys, vibrant markets, [...]

30 04, 2024

The Largest GSTC Global Conference Took Place in Stockholm With the Presence of Her Royal Highness of Sweden, Crown Princess Victoria

2024-04-30T22:08:28+08:00April 30th, 2024|

The GSTC2024 Global Sustainable Tourism Conference, which took place in Stockholm, Sweden, from April 23rd to April 26th, 2024, brought together 500 delegates from more than 50 countries, along with hundreds of viewers who watched the live broadcasting of the conference.  The conference was held in Royal Djurdgården in two venues: Day 1 of [...]

29 04, 2024

II GSTC Academic Symposium concluded successfully

2024-05-07T17:34:47+08:00April 29th, 2024|

The second GSTC Academic Symposium was held on Tuesday, April 23rd, in Stockholm as part of the GSTC2024 Global Conference. This one-day, in-person event marked its second edition (the previous one was held in Sevilla in 2022) and provided a crucial platform for researchers, academics, and industry to converge and engage in rigorous discussions [...]

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