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15 11, 2023

GSTC releases Destination Stewardship Starter Kit

2023-11-15T20:14:53+08:00November 15th, 2023|

Destination stewardship is a process by which local communities, governmental agencies, NGOs, and the tourism industry take a multi-stakeholder approach to maintaining the cultural, environmental, economic, and esthetic integrity of their country, region, or town. In other words, to ensure that the destination retains and enhances the distinctive attributes that appeal to both residents [...]

13 11, 2023

GSTC at GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 in Hamburg

2023-11-13T21:40:12+08:00November 13th, 2023|

GBTA + VDR Europe Conference is being held in Hamburg, a major port city in northern Germany, from the 14th to the 16th of November, 2023. Aimed for business travel and meetings management professionals in Europe, GSTC’s Business Travel Working Group (BTWG) will have a booth at the exhibit Hall: H – Booth number: [...]

9 11, 2023

GSTC at the III Turespaña Convention

2023-11-09T21:14:23+08:00November 9th, 2023|

The III edition of the Turespaña Convention took place from October 23rd to 25th, 2023, at the Kursaal Center in Donostia, San Sebastián, Spain. The event focused on the theme "Sustainable Tourism Transformation." With the purpose of strengthening mechanisms of public-private collaboration, cooperation, and coordination, the Turespaña Convention brought together various key stakeholders in [...]

3 11, 2023

Inaugural GSTC Training Following MOU Agreement with Ascott

2023-11-03T20:42:44+08:00November 3rd, 2023|

[Photo 1: Mr. CB Ramkumar, GSTC Vice-Chair & South Asia Program Director leading the training.] The first GSTC Training held after the MOU agreement between Ascott and GSTC, has concluded successfully, held from the 11th to the 13th of October, at ACE in Singapore, with a total of 29 participants, the course was [...]

2 11, 2023

The Leading Hotels of the World Introduces ‘Sustainability Leaders Collection’ based on the GSTC Criteria

2023-11-02T18:40:13+08:00November 2nd, 2023|

The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW), the largest collection of independent luxury hotels with more than 400 properties in over 80 countries, unveiled their Sustainability Leaders Collection in September. From modern metropolitan towers to tented jungle sanctuaries, the collection was created to recognize Leading Hotels that are committed to preserving the environment and [...]

1 11, 2023

GSTC at Fiji’s Workshop “The Green Tourism Certification Framework”

2023-11-01T18:29:00+08:00November 1st, 2023|

The National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC) of Fiji National University hosted a workshop in collaboration with the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) from October 3rd to October 6th, 2023. This three-day event was held at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi, and it focused on "The Green Tourism Certification Framework," exploring sustainable tourism practices, [...]

31 10, 2023

JTB Sustainability Report (2022)

2023-10-31T22:17:48+08:00October 31st, 2023|

JTB Corp, is the largest travel agency in Japan and one of the largest travel agencies in the world. Its commitment remains steadfast in viewing their mission holistically, not only from the perspective of the customers, but also from the standpoint of the residents, businesses, and stakeholders in every community they serve. The company [...]

31 10, 2023

GSTC was present at ITB Asia, 2023

2023-10-31T20:29:39+08:00October 31st, 2023|

From October 25th to October 27th, 2023, ITB Asia took place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. This event, which takes place every year and serves as a B2B trade show and convention for the travel industry, was organized by Messe Berlin (Singapore) and supported by the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau.  Sharing valuable [...]

27 10, 2023

GSTC at HIC Summit 2023 in Ibiza, Spain

2023-10-27T15:49:08+08:00October 27th, 2023|

HIC Summit successfully convened on the island of Ibiza from October 18th to 20th, 2023, for its fifth consecutive year. This gathering brought together an array of celebrated professionals, destinations, scientists, and businesses to engage in meaningful dialogues. Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, moderated the panel "Destinations that Inspire,” whose participants were: Oswaldo Betancort - [...]

26 10, 2023

Dalarna Joins GSTC

2023-10-30T16:46:35+08:00October 26th, 2023|

Visit Dalarna has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Located in central Sweden, Dalarna stands as a significant region steeped in cultural history. Its historical traces, evident in landmarks like the Unesco-listed Falun Copper Mine and the old villages, hark back to earlier Swedish eras, embedding a profound historical [...]

25 10, 2023

GSTC Criteria – Now Available in Slovak

2023-10-25T18:48:39+08:00October 25th, 2023|

The GSTC Industry Criteria and the GSTC Destination Criteria v2.0 have been translated into Slovak and are available to download in the Criteria Translations section. Kritériá GSTC pre sektory (hotely a ubytovacie zariadenia, cestovné kancelárie a agentúry) a Kritériá GSTC pre destinácie v2.0 boli preložené do slovenčiny a sú k dispozícii na stiahnutie v sekcii Preklady Kritérií. [...]

24 10, 2023

GSTC at SHA Summit 2023

2023-10-24T17:05:09+08:00October 24th, 2023|

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (SHA) Summit, took place on the 17th and 18th of October 2023, at the London Heathrow Marriott Hotel. The Summit, themed "Mainstreaming Net Positive Hospitality," aimed to foster dialogue and collaborative efforts among leading global organizations in the tourism and hospitality industry to advance sustainability practices. The event included leaders [...]

20 10, 2023

GSTC Sustainability Leadership Training in Portugal concluded successfully

2023-10-20T15:31:32+08:00October 20th, 2023|

The GSTC Sustainability Leadership Workshop in Lisbon, Portugal, was organized by Erasmus Mundus Association in collaboration with ISCTE Business School and Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Alliance (ESAA), funded by the European Union. The two-day training, on the 7th and 8th of September 2023, was tailored to empower young leaders with market-driven and quality-assured skills [...]

19 10, 2023

GSTC Partners with WTTC to Strengthen Global Hospitality Standards

2023-10-19T18:40:17+08:00October 19th, 2023|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announce a major new partnership, aligning to establish a structured framework for hotel sustainability, leading to GSTC Certification. The partnership endorses the existing WTTC Hotel Sustainability Basics whilst paving the way for a stepped progression toward GSTC Certification* for sustainable [...]

17 10, 2023

Ambassador Level of La Buena Huella Standard Gains GSTC-Recognized Status

2023-10-17T13:46:57+08:00October 17th, 2023|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that the Ambassador Level of La Buena Huella’s Standard set out in “ARC360. LA BUENA HUELLA. V.7” has gained GSTC-Recognized status, meaning it has been fully recognized as equivalent to the GSTC Industry Criteria.  The GSTC-Recognized status refers to the standard itself, indicating that [...]

16 10, 2023

GSTC at the I Edition of Expansion’s Green World & Sustainability Event in Madrid, Spain

2023-11-01T22:05:46+08:00October 16th, 2023|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) was present at the I Edition of Expansión’s GreenWorld & Sustainability Event, held in Madrid, Spain on the 27th and 28th of September, 2023.  Expansión is a Spanish economic and business newspaper published in Madrid, Spain, owned by Unidad Editorial. Expansión’s GreenWorld & Sustainability dynamic event showcased 8 [...]

14 10, 2023

Celebrate World Standards Day

2023-10-14T15:36:06+08:00October 14th, 2023|

World Standards Day is observed globally on October 14th to celebrate the importance of standards-related activities and honor the collaborative effort of individuals and standardization bodies involved in the development of voluntary standards.  This commemorative day aims to raise awareness of the importance of standardization in the global economy among regulators, industries, and consumers. [...]

12 10, 2023

Successful Completion of GSTC Training in Petra

2023-10-12T16:09:55+08:00October 12th, 2023|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) recently held a significant training event in Petra, Jordan, from the 4th to the 6th of September, 2023 in collaboration with Nastadeem/EcoHotels, with support from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency. Nabil Tarazi, Nastadeem/EcoHotels Founder & CEO said: “We are proud to have partnered with the GSTC as their [...]

11 10, 2023

GSTC will participate in ITN Business ‘Transformational Travel’ Programme

2023-10-11T22:57:16+08:00October 11th, 2023|

To highlight how the travel industry is transforming, ITN Business will produce news-style programme, called ‘Transformational Travel’, launching on World Tourism Day, the 27th of September 2024. The programme will showcase how the sector is changing to meet net zero targets, the impact responsible tourism has on maintaining biodiversity and the technologies and innovations [...]

10 10, 2023

Sustainable Tourism Forum and GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course in Italy, concluded successfully

2023-10-10T21:05:19+08:00October 10th, 2023|

The third edition of the Sustainable Tourism Forum, one of the hubs of sustainability and corporate social responsibility in Italy, concluded successfully in Padova, with more than 150 participants. The event was celebrated on the 27th of September, 2023, on World Tourism Day. The main topics addressed in the Sustainable Tourism Forum were: Tourism [...]

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