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5 12, 2013

Early-Adopter Spotlight: Lake Llanquihue in Chile Completes “Early Adopter” Assessment of Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations

2020-08-04T13:46:57+08:00December 5th, 2013|

 The Chilean destination of Lake Llanquihue has completed the Global Sustainable  Tourism Council’s (GSTC) Early Adopters pilot program to test its new Criteria and  Indicators for Destinations.  The destination joins the Cusco-Sacred Valley-Machu  Picchu corridor in Peru as the first South American destinations to participate in and  complete the GSTC Early Adoptersprogram. The Early Adopters program [...]

16 11, 2013

Early-Adopter Spotlight: Cusco Region of Peru Completes “Early Adopter” Assessment of Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations

2017-06-26T08:25:04+08:00November 16th, 2013|

 The Destination Cusco-Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu Peru,, known locally as the Cusco region and  globally for the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and Cusco World Heritage Sites, has completed  the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) Early  Adopters pilot program to test its new Criteria  and Indicators for Destinations. The Cusco region is one of Peru’s most visited [...]

4 11, 2013

How the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations (GSTC-D) were developed

2013-11-04T11:58:12+08:00November 4th, 2013|

Cronology The need for the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations (GSTC-D) was determined in late 2009 by the Destination Stewardship Think Tank co-convened by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Sustainable Travel International. As a result, the GSTC Destination Working Group (the “Destinations WG”) was formed in February 2010. The methodology for the development of [...]

24 10, 2013

Early-Adopter Spotlight: South Sardinia Completes “Early Adopter” Assessment of Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations

2020-06-08T18:45:06+08:00October 24th, 2013|

 First Mediterranean destination adopts baseline criteria and indicators for sustainable tourism WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 24, 2013) – South Sardinia is the first Mediterranean destination to complete the  Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) Early Adopters Program to test its new Criteria and Indicators for  Destinations.  The assessment was one of the [...]

27 06, 2013

Time Passages: An Aging Editor Looks Back

2017-07-29T10:50:38+08:00June 27th, 2013|

We here at the Global Sustainability Travel Council are so excited and honored that Glenn Hasek – Editor of Greenlodgingnews.com – has decided to be a guest blogger this month. You can follow Glenn on Twitter by clicking HERE. Time Passages: An Aging Editor Looks Back It was in 1990 that I wrote my first green [...]

15 05, 2013

The ATTA integrates GSTC Criteria into its Values Statement

2017-07-29T10:50:57+08:00May 15th, 2013|

By Talia Salem Longtime partners of the GSTC, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) recently published its Values Statement for the first-time. These values will help guide the ATTA, its membership, and its mission going forward. The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) criteria were included in these values. We chatted with Shannon Stowell, president of the [...]

18 04, 2013

Living History – Celebrating the International Day of Monuments and Sites

2017-07-29T10:51:23+08:00April 18th, 2013|

By Talia Salem When studying abroad in Paris, I always marveled at the immaculate historical buildings that surrounded me at every turn. Each building is more beautiful than the other, every meticulous detail representing some important part of France’s history. At first glance, we all might think that buildings like these are just “eye candy” [...]

16 04, 2013

GSTC hosts Technical Workshop in Hannover

2017-07-29T10:51:33+08:00April 16th, 2013|

On March 11-12 in Hannover Germany, Amos Bien held a GSTC technical workshop about GSTC criteria and the GSTC recognition, approval and accreditation processes. It was attended by representatives from a number of European certification standards interested in learning more about GSTC, and it served to facilitate lively and fruitful discussion between these standards and [...]

11 04, 2013