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14 06, 2024

Successful GSTC Hotel Sustainability Training in partnership with Agoda & USAID Empowers Industry Professionals in Kathmandu, Nepal

2024-06-14T14:30:16+08:00junio 14th, 2024|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) Hotel Sustainability Training for Industry Professionals, organized in partnership with Agoda and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), successfully concluded on May 31, 2024. This two-day training, held for the first time in Kathmandu, Nepal, aimed to equip hoteliers with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement [...]

11 06, 2024

HNtv INSIDERS – Hotel Sustainability at the Forefront: Insights from the GSTC Global Conference

2024-06-11T15:35:27+08:00junio 11th, 2024|

During the GSTC Global Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, HNtv INSIDERS caught up with Randy Durband, CEO of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), and Dr. Willy Legrand, Professor at the IU International University of Applied Sciences in Germany. The event aimed to unite global and local tourism professionals engaged in advancing and advocating for [...]

10 06, 2024

Public Consultation of the Draft Action Plans of the UAEU Thematic Partnerships on Sustainable Tourism

2024-06-10T18:53:08+08:00junio 10th, 2024|

On June 6th, the European Urban Initiative (EUI) launched the Public Consultation of the draft Action Plans of the Urban Agenda (UA) for the EU Thematic Partnerships on Greening Cities and Sustainable Tourism. The Public Consultation of the draft Action Plan of Sustainable Tourism will be open from 6th June until 11th July. A summary [...]

7 06, 2024

GSTC MICE Early Adopter’s Program for Venues and Event Organizers has been launched

2024-06-14T15:51:16+08:00junio 7th, 2024|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) launched the new GSTC MICE Criteria last March 2024, which is divided into three sub-sectors: Venues, Event Organizers, and Events & Exhibitions. GSTC designed the Early Adopter Program to facilitate the practical implementation of the GSTC MICE Criteria, supporting their development and effective application in the industry. The [...]

5 06, 2024

GSTC Requirements for Hotel’s Performance against eight criteria of the GSTC Hotel Criteria

2024-06-09T15:15:16+08:00junio 5th, 2024|

In an era where environmental concerns are becoming increasingly central to consumer decisions, the importance of sustainability in business practices cannot be overstated. As companies across the globe strive to align with the GSTC Criteria, the global standards for sustainability in travel and tourism, certification plays a pivotal role in shaping industry norms and [...]

4 06, 2024

Open position: GSTC Training Program Coordinator

2024-06-04T19:19:06+08:00junio 4th, 2024|

Overview The GSTC Training Coordinator is responsible for accomplishing a number of operational and administrative functions of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program and supporting the GSTC Training Manager. See the GSTC Training Program Coordinator Job Description for full details. Roles & Responsibilities Manage the day-to-day work of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program*, [...]

4 06, 2024

Hoteles más Verdes en el Panorama Actual del Turismo en Argentina

2024-06-06T17:54:27+08:00junio 4th, 2024|

Hoteles más Verdes es el Programa de Certificación de Sostenibilidad de la Asociación de Hoteles de Turismo de Argentina (AHT), un Estándar Reconocido por el GSTC que promueve la adopción de buenas prácticas de turismo sostenible en la industria hotelera desde 2010. El programa certifica con la Ecoetiqueta “Hoteles más Verdes” a aquellas empresas [...]

3 06, 2024

La primera Cumbre Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Turismo Sostenible del GSTC se celebró en Santa Marta, Colombia, con 150 asistentes de 25 países

2024-06-03T19:31:32+08:00junio 3rd, 2024|

Santa Marta, Colombia, acogió del 27 al 29 de mayo la primera Cumbre de América Latina y el Caribe del GSTC, que marcó un hito en el camino de la región hacia el turismo sostenible. La cumbre, celebrada en Colombia, el "País de la Belleza", reunió a 150 asistentes de más de 25 países [...]

1 06, 2024

Open position: GSTC Accreditation Coordinator

2024-06-03T21:32:44+08:00junio 1st, 2024|

Overview The GSTC Accreditation Coordinator supports the strategic goals of GSTC and the policy leadership of the Assurance Director, focusing on the accreditation assessments of certification bodies that certify tourism businesses and destinations against the GSTC Criteria and the GSTC-Recognized standards. In addition, the Accreditation Coordinator manages various aspects of GSTC guidance for GSTC-Accredited [...]

24 05, 2024

Valamar Riviera Joins GSTC

2024-05-24T23:13:55+08:00mayo 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

Primera Cumbre Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Turismo Sostenible del GSTC en Santa Marta, Colombia

2024-05-24T16:12:14+08:00mayo 24th, 2024|

Colombia, 'el país de la belleza', será el epicentro de esta importante reunión en Latinoamérica y el Caribe sobre turismo sostenible, que buscará promover la sostenibilidad y la regeneración en la industria y establecer un plan de trabajo para fortalecer las prácticas de desarrollo sostenible en la región. La primera Cumbre Latinoamericana y del [...]

23 05, 2024

The Ascott Limited gains GSTC-Committed Status

2024-05-23T17:32:49+08:00mayo 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 se une al GSTC

2024-05-22T20:29:52+08:00mayo 22nd, 2024|

El Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo de Colombia se ha unido como Miembro del Consejo Global de Turismo Sostenible (GSTC).  Colombia es reconocida por su vibrante mosaico cultural y su variada geografía, que se extiende desde las costas del Caribe y el Pacífico hasta las impresionantes montañas de los Andes, así como las [...]

22 05, 2024

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

2024-06-04T21:21:34+08:00mayo 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+08:00mayo 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+08:00mayo 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+08:00mayo 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+08:00mayo 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+08:00mayo 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 [...]

19 05, 2024

Jorge Moller, Director de Programa de Latinoamérica de GSTC, Coordinador del Proyecto ‘Circuito Hídrico para el Turismo Sustentable de la Región de Atacama’

2024-06-06T17:25:28+08:00mayo 19th, 2024|

La escasez hídrica es un problema global urgente que afecta a miles de millones de personas en todo el mundo. Surge cuando la demanda de agua supera la oferta disponible, a menudo debido a factores como el cambio climático, el crecimiento poblacional y el uso ineficiente del agua. Regiones como Atacama, conocidas por sus [...]

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