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18 09, 2015

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, Bangkok, Thailand

2021-08-28T07:20:43+08:00septiembre 18th, 2015|

The GSTC, in association with the Asia Ecotourism Network (AEN) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), conducted the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Class in Bangkok, Thailand from September 15-17, 2015. The three-day training class covered topics such as: global trends in sustainable tourism, the GSTC Criteria for Hotels & [...]

25 07, 2015

GSTC Sustainability Training & Accreditation Workshop

2021-08-28T07:24:04+08:00julio 25th, 2015|

A GSTC Sustainability Training and Accreditation Workshop was held in Bonn, Germany from July 21-24, 2015. This workshop was hosted by the GSTC accreditation partner, Accreditation Services International (ASI). The training program specifically targeted certification bodies that may wish to seek GSTC Accreditation for their existing or proposed sustainable tourism [...]

25 05, 2015

GSTC Completes Sustainability Training Course in Botswana

2020-09-06T15:57:20+08:00mayo 25th, 2015|

(May 27, 2015) In a collaboration between the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and the Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) a six day GSTC Sustainability Training Course concluded this past Sunday in Kasane, Botswana. The GSTC Sustainability Training Course had 20 participants from the BTO including Auditors of the Botswana Ecotourism Certification System, and key managers [...]

16 03, 2015

EarthCheck Achieves GSTC Recognition for Destination Certification

2021-04-09T07:15:12+08:00marzo 16th, 2015|

March 17, 2015 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that EarthCheck has achieved ‘GSTC Recognized’ status for their Destination Certification. The awarded status affirms EarthCheck’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services worldwide. EarthCheck is an international environmental management and professional services group, which was established in 1987. EarthCheck [...]

9 03, 2015

GSTC members EarthCheck and IHG extend partnership

2021-04-09T07:15:12+08:00marzo 9th, 2015|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council welcomes the news that longtime member and GSTC-Recognized standard EarthCheck has renewed its partnership with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), GSTC’s newest sponsor. This collaboration will support IHG hotels in furthering their sustainability pathway by working towards sustainable tourism certification through EarthCheck’s GSTC-Recognized standards program. Last year IHG announced that its [...]

26 02, 2015

Green Growth 2050 Achieves GSTC-Recognized Status

2021-10-04T18:27:22+08:00febrero 26th, 2015|

February 25, 2015 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that GreenEarth.travel and VisionCSR's Green Growth 2050 sustainable tourism standard has achieved 'GSTC Recognized' status. Green Growth 2050 Standard  has been developed to meet the needs of tourism and travel businesses seeking today's solutions to the issues driving social, cultural [...]

10 02, 2015

GSTC Latin America Regional Meeting

2015-02-10T00:22:36+08:00febrero 10th, 2015|

February 9, 2015- The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to be hosting the 2015 Latin America Regional Meeting, taking place at the Palacio de Cristal in Quito, Ecuador on April 26, 2015. The GSTC Latin America Regional Meeting will give travel and tourism professionals a foundational list of tools, contacts, and references to [...]

6 02, 2015

GSTC Participates in FITUR

2015-02-06T04:21:47+08:00febrero 6th, 2015|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and several members recently participated in FITUR, the International Tourism Trade Fair, held January 28 to February 1, 2015 in Spain. During this event, GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini and board member Jane Ashton (TUI Travel), participated at the meeting of the Advisory Group for the United Nations recently launched [...]

3 02, 2015

Sustainability Planning & Food Waste Prevention

2015-02-03T00:30:00+08:00febrero 3rd, 2015|

There is a heightened awareness of the growing global issue that food waste represents in a context of booming populations, shrinking arable land, freshwater scarcity and climate change. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), roughly 33% of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year, approximately 1.3 billion tons, [...]

19 01, 2015

Green Star Hotel Achieves GSTC Recognition

2021-04-09T07:26:53+08:00enero 19th, 2015|

January 20, 2015 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism’s Green Star Hotel program has achieved ‘GSTC Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms Green Star Hotel’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services. Green Star Hotel is a national [...]

22 12, 2014

Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and Tour Operators’ Initiative (TOI) Join Forces

2018-03-07T10:10:51+08:00diciembre 22nd, 2014|

Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and Tour Operators’ Initiative (TOI) Join Forces Merger creates global champion in sustainable travel and tourism Madrid, Spain, 22 December 2014 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and the Tour Operators’ Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development (TOI) announce their merger, as approved by the boards of directors of each [...]

12 12, 2014

Guy Chester Appointed as GSTC Technical Director

2014-12-12T05:16:44+08:00diciembre 12th, 2014|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announces the appointment of Mr. Guy Chester as its new Technical Director. The position includes responsibility for managing the GSTC’s vital role in setting and disseminating its global baseline standards for sustainability in the travel and tourism industry. Two sets of standards, one for destinations and the other for [...]

2 12, 2014

Arona, Tenerife Commits to Sustainable Tourism

2014-12-02T23:07:25+08:00diciembre 2nd, 2014|

  In November, the Mayor of Arona, a major coastal destination in Tenerife, one of the Spanish Canary Islands, signed a commitment letter with the President of the Institute for Responsible Tourism (ITR), Tomas Azcarate and the Chair of the GSTC, Luigi Cabrini. The destination engages in advancing a tourism model based on the principles [...]

26 11, 2014

GSTC Destinations Community, Barcelona Summit

2014-11-26T17:08:05+08:00noviembre 26th, 2014|

   From November 20th thru 21st the Responsible Tourism Institute (ITR) hosted the «GSTC Destinations Community, Barcelona Summit» in Barcelona, Spain, a Biosphere World Class Destination. The 2-day summit created a space where committed destinations could further reinforce the applications of the environmental, social, cultural, and economic principles at the core of the GSTC Criteria. Attendance [...]

6 11, 2014

What Role Will the GSTC Play in the Future of Small Islands & Developing States?

2014-11-06T14:16:04+08:00noviembre 6th, 2014|

From September 1-4, 2014 delegates at the 3rd Annual United Nations Conference on Small Islands and Developing States (http://www.sids2014.org) discussed the role of sustainable tourism in the future of these areas. A draft outcome document was created that calls on the support of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The future of Small Islands and [...]

21 10, 2014

Early Adopter St. Kitts Recognized by CTO as 2014 Destination Steward

2020-07-31T12:22:04+08:00octubre 21st, 2014|

Washington, D.C. (October 21, 2014) GSTC Early Adopter St. Kitts is the 2014 recipient of the Caribbean Tourism Organization («CTO») / TravelMole Sustainable Tourism Award for Destination Stewardship. St. Kitts Ministry of Tourism Permanent Secretary Patricia Martin and Assistant Permanent Secretary Diannille Taylor-Williams accepted the award on behalf of St. [...]

1 10, 2014

India Advances Sustainable Tourism Knowledge and Standards

2021-10-16T04:49:39+08:00octubre 1st, 2014|

* Pictured Above: GSTC Chair, Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Member Jonathan Tourtellet, and tourism authorities of the Government of Gujarat, participate in the " lighting of the lamp" a ceremony performed to open and to bless the event. Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2014) On September 27th, the state of Gujarat, India hosted the [...]

22 09, 2014

GSTC at the Ibero-American Forum in Sustainable Tourism (FITS) 2014

2020-05-15T11:14:14+08:00septiembre 22nd, 2014|

The Ibero-American Forum in Sustainable Tourism (FITS) was held in Santiago de Chile. GSTC Member, Erika Harms, spoke. The forum educated participants on sustainability implications and benefits; promoted networking opportunities; and conveyed experiences and programs that have worked successfully in other destinations. Erika Harms addressed worldwide trends in sustainable tourism [...]

22 09, 2014

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Workshop with Sustainable Riviera Maya (December 2014)

2020-05-15T11:14:49+08:00septiembre 22nd, 2014|

Sustainable Riviera Maya (SRM) and the GSTC hosted a workshop on sustainable destinations and the application of the GSTC Criteria. This workshop explored the intersection of sustainable development and tourism, and provided practical guidance on adopting the Global Criteria in Mexico and throughout Latin America. A panel of high-level public [...]

17 09, 2014

GSTC Chair Welcomes Sustainability Efforts in Mexico

2020-09-06T14:07:10+08:00septiembre 17th, 2014|

Washington, D.C. (September 17, 2014)  On September 4th, 2014 Mr. Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair of the Board, delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony for the post graduate course on sustainable tourism at «Universidad del Caribe» in Cancun. He stressed the value of sustainable tourism and of the GSTC initiatives for an iconic destination [...]

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