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12 10, 2015

FAIRWÄRTS – Competition Invites Ideas for Sustainability and Responsibility in Tourism

2017-07-29T10:45:57+08:00October 12th, 2015|

TourCert, the non-profit certification company, awards the TourCert label for sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in tourism. The TourCert label is awarded in four different sectors including: tour operators, travel agencies and accommodation providers. The TourCert list of criteria for tour operators is officially GSTC-Recognised by the GSTC Criteria for Tour Operators. [...]

22 09, 2015

New Wildlife Conservation Certification Utilizes GSTC Criteria

2017-06-29T14:55:14+08:00September 22nd, 2015|

(September 22nd, 2015) – The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN) is a global community formed around showcasing, recognizing and sharing the stories of great conservation enterprises around the world – enterprises that are win-win-wins for people, planet and  profit through the certification of products. WFEN’s effective conservation model can be attributed to their collaborative efforts [...]

28 07, 2015

Khiri Travel At Forefront of Sustainable Tourism in Southeast Asia

2017-06-29T14:56:19+08:00July 28th, 2015|

(July 28, 2015) An interview with Khiri Travel’s Graham Read about their recent Travel Life certification and sustainability practices. The Southeast Asia based destination management company and GSTC member Khiri Travel , recently achieved Travel Life Certification for their Tour Operations in Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam. Khiri group’s new certification is a major advancement for creating [...]

9 07, 2015

3 Things Every Global Sustainable Traveler Should Do

2017-06-29T14:56:33+08:00July 9th, 2015|

(July 9, 2015) A record 1.1 billion tourists traveled to international destinations in 2014, and the World Tourism Organization predicts that international travel will increase by 4% by the end of the year. The tourism industry continues to have an enormous impact on the environment and on communities in and near popular travel destinations – [...]

19 06, 2015

Innovation Norway Advances Sustainable Tourism Through Collaboration

2017-06-29T14:56:46+08:00June 19th, 2015|

(June 18, 2015) Innovation Norway continues to champion sustainable tourism with their recent launch of the country’s Sustainable destination standard. Since May, four destinations in Norway have achieved the new label and one has received the prestigious World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Tourism for Tomorrow Award for Destination Stewardship. Innovation Norway has successfully advanced [...]

4 06, 2015

GSTC Country Representatives Spread Knowledge of Sustainable Tourism

2017-06-29T15:20:44+08:00June 4th, 2015|

(June 4, 2015) For their contributions to the successful planning and execution of the Latin American Regional Meeting in Quito, Ecuador, the GSTC would like to thank our Country and Regional Representatives: Natalia Naranjo Colombia and Ecuador; D’Arcy Dornan for Brazil and Jorge Moller for Chile and Argentina. Without their outstanding efforts and regional knowledge, [...]

19 05, 2015

Biosphere ITR – Setting the Bar for Approved Standards

2017-07-29T10:45:16+08:00May 19th, 2015|

Biosphere Responsible Tourism Certification, run by Instituto de Turismo Responsible (ITR) recently achieved GSTC Approved Status for their Destination Standards. Previously, ITR had been Approved for their hotel and tour operator standards. This is a landmark accomplishm