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1 10, 2014

India Advances Sustainable Tourism Knowledge and Standards

2014-10-01T17:12:54+08:00October 1st, 2014|

Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2014) On September 27th, the state of Gujarat, India hosted the International Conference on Sustainable Tourism. This 1-day conference had over 200 participants, ranging from Hotel and Tour Operators, government representatives, and natural reserve managers. GSTC Chair, Mr. Luigi Cabrini, presented on the concepts of sustainable tourism and participated in a [...]

24 09, 2014

Sept. 27, 2014 – Int’l Conference on Sustainable Tourism, Gujarat India

2014-09-24T16:10:02+08:00September 24th, 2014|

On September 27th the state of Gujarat, India hosted the International Conference on Sustainable Tourism.  GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini presented on the concepts of sustainable tourism.  He also participated in a panel discussion on “Drivers of success in implementing sustainable tourism.” GSTC Member, Jonathan Tourtellot, also spoke and participated in the panel discussion. This 1-day [...]

22 09, 2014

October 14, 2014 – Ibero-American Forum in Sustainable Tourism (FITS)

2014-09-22T19:36:39+08:00September 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 and the role of the [...]

22 09, 2014

December 1-3, 2014 GSTC Sustainable Tourism Workshop with Sustainable Riviera Maya

2014-09-22T18:39:52+08:00September 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 and private sector tourism leaders [...]

17 09, 2014

GSTC Chair Welcomes Sustainability Efforts in Mexico

2017-03-04T16:43:59+08:00September 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 [...]

16 09, 2014

The GSTC Unveils New Criteria Translations

2014-09-16T16:25:36+08:00September 16th, 2014|

Washington, D.C. (September 11, 2014) The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announces the GSTC Criteria are now translated into a variety of languages and available for download by the public. The translation of the Criteria was a collaborative effort from organizations and individuals from around the globe. Portions of the criteria are available in the [...]

11 09, 2014

GSTC Announces 2014 Board Election Results

2014-09-11T19:18:37+08:00September 11th, 2014|

Washington, D.C. (September 11, 2014) The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announces the winners of its 2014 Board of Directors election. The 21-seat board consists of 12 elected seats, of which 7 were open for election or re-election this year. Three current board members were re-elected: Jane Ashton (TUI Travel, United Kingdom), Guy Chester (EcoSustainability, Australia), and Leilani [...]

9 09, 2014

GSTC CEO Randy Durband Speaks on Sustainable Tourism in New York and Mexico.

2014-09-09T21:47:47+08:00September 9th, 2014|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 9, 2014)–  At the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) Annual NGO Conference, held August 27th to August 29th, GSTC’s CEO Randy Durband, presented at a workshop focusing on sustainable tourism’s role in addressing global issues. Also presenting at the workshop was GSTC Co-Chair, Dr. Kelly Bricker, and GSTC Member Dr. David [...]

4 09, 2014

Announcing Sustainable Tourism Workshop with Sustainable Riviera Maya

2017-03-04T16:43:59+08:00September 4th, 2014|

Washington D.C., USA (September 4, 2014) This December in Riviera Maya, Mexico, Sustainable Riviera Maya (SRM) and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) will host a workshop on sustainable destinations and the application of the GSTC Criteria. This workshop will explore the intersection of sustainable development and tourism, and provide practical guidance on adopting the Global [...]

27 08, 2014

Myanmar Taking Notice of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council

2014-08-27T17:48:00+08:00August 27th, 2014|

Washington D.C., USA (August 25, 2014) Industry and Government policy makers in the emerging South East Asian nation of Myanmar (also known as Burma) are increasingly being guided by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Criteria. The country of Myanmar is expected to receive 3 million international visitors this year (2014), up from 2 million in [...]

26 08, 2014

GSTC and GLP Films Announce Strategic Partnership

2014-08-26T21:18:32+08:00August 26th, 2014|

Partnership to Showcase Sustainable Destination Development through Storytelling & Film; Leverages New Global Stakeholder Distribution Network Los Angeles, CA, USA (August 13, 2014) – GLP Films (GLP), a hybrid film production and marketing company, and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), a leader in establishing and managing standards for sustainable tourism, have formalized a strategic [...]

13 08, 2014

Riviera Maya, Mexico

2014-08-13T16:39:25+08:00August 13th, 2014|

The Riviera Maya's rich cultural and natural heritage attracts approximately 4 million tourists a year. It is a world-class destination featuring the best of ancient and living Mayan culture. The Riviera Maya is home to both beautiful beaches and biodiversity, including the Mesoamerican Reef System, which is the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. [...]

13 08, 2014

St. Croix, Virgin Islands

2014-08-13T16:26:23+08:00August 13th, 2014|

St. Croix is a destination teeming with natural beauty, rich culture, flavorful cuisine, and a complex but fascinating history. "Unique" and "authentic" are words that locals will happily throw around, and with good cause; St. Croix is the only island on its continental plate, providing a topographical contrast to its volcanic neighbors. In addition to [...]

6 08, 2014

August 27, 2014 UN NGO Conference- Workshop on Sustainable Tourism

2014-08-06T15:07:31+08:00August 6th, 2014|

The workshop provided an overview of new global criteria for sustainable tourism, examples of how tourism is supporting the new Green economy and alleviating poverty in LDC nations, shared best practices, and examined Walt Disney Company as a case study in implementing sustainable tourism practices including the 12 blue community strategies.  View the invitation here [...]

5 08, 2014

September 17, 2014 GSTC Regional Meeting in Cambodia

2014-08-05T15:09:00+08:00August 5th, 2014|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council invited its members and industry professionals to the GSTC Regional Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on September 17, 2014. The meeting coincided with the Responsible Travel Pavilion at PATA Travel Mart. Following a brief presentation on current GSTC activities and future plans, participants engaged in discussion on issues surrounding sustainability [...]

15 07, 2014

Upcoming Board Nominations & Elections

2014-07-15T19:43:42+08:00July 15th, 2014|

The GSTC 2014 Board Elections are now open for nominations! The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is now welcoming nominations and applications for board members, including self-nominations, now, through July 31. Board members of the GSTC will provide balanced and broad geographical representation, insight, expertise, and commitment to the highest operational authority for the organization, [...]

26 06, 2014

GSTC Announces the Sustainable Tourism Training Program

2014-06-26T19:44:56+08:00June 26th, 2014|

June 26, 2014 The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce the launch of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program. The training program is designed to educate travel and tourism professionals on key factors needed to integrate sustainability into a destination, business or organization. Highlights include discussions about current best practices, on-site tours [...]

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