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13 09, 2018

Vireo Srl Achieves GSTC-Accredited Status

2018-09-13T16:14:58+00:00 September 13th, 2018|

September 13, 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Vireo Srl has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status. Achieving the GSTC-Accredited status means that a certification program is following processes and procedures that have been reviewed and approved by the GSTC Accreditation Panel and by ASI (Accreditation Services International), GSTC’s partner [...]

10 09, 2018

Thailand Minister of Tourism & Sports: “it is more crucial to focus on the GSTC index for further development”

2018-09-16T18:31:46+00:00 September 10th, 2018|

Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat, Thailand Minister of Tourism & Sport, and Mr. Randy Durband, GSTC CEO In a recent article in The Nation, Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat, Thailand Minister of Tourism & Sports, said: “We seem to agree that the head counts of foreign tourists or their expenditure are not the top priority. So, targets like 36 million [...]

31 08, 2018

GSTC Keynotes the 2018 International Symposium of Tourism Development for Sustainability (Taiwan)

2018-09-18T08:40:18+00:00 August 31st, 2018|

GSTC General Manager, Roi Ariel, and GSTC Asia-Pacific Regional Director, Dr. Mihee Kang, delivered the keynote speeches at the 2018 International Symposium of Tourism Development for Sustainability that took place at Nanhua University, Taiwan, on 29-30 August 2018. The Symposium was organized by Taiwan Tourism Bureau Siraya National Scenic Area Administration and Nanhua University Sustainability Center, with welcoming [...]

28 08, 2018

GSTC long-time member Khiri Travel celebrated its 25th anniversary with travel industry leaders

2018-08-29T20:55:52+00:00 August 28th, 2018|

On 24th August, Khiri Travel company employees, travel industry leaders, and other guests, gathered in Bangkok to celebrate Khiri Travel's silver (25th) anniversary. Khiri Travel was founded by Willem Niemeijer in Bangkok in 1993 to arrange travel to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia at a time when the Mekong region was opening to tourists. From [...]

28 08, 2018

St. Kitts’ Sustainable Destination Council (SDC) Joins GSTC

2018-08-28T09:27:18+00:00 August 28th, 2018|

St. Kitts' Sustainable Destination Council (SDC), has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member. The Sustainable Destination Council (SDC) serves as an advisory council for the Ministry of Tourism, with the aim to increase opportunities for locals and tourists to act as destination stewards, and has the influence over the island [...]

16 08, 2018

GSTC Industry Criteria – Now Available in Spanish

2018-08-21T09:14:47+00:00 August 16th, 2018|

The GSTC Industry Criteria has been translated into Spanish and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. Los Criterios GSTC para la Industria Turística se han traducido al Español y están disponibles para descargar en la sección Criteria Translations.

10 08, 2018

TUI Says Sustainability Certified Hotels Result in Better Client Experience

2018-08-10T10:12:25+00:00 August 10th, 2018|

"Hotel sustainability certification is driving savings and increasing customer satisfaction levels, according to Tui research. But it is a challenge 'to get the message to customers' and awareness is hampered by the inaction of leading online travel agents (OTAs) that fail to identify certified hotels." "Certified hotels also recorded higher customer-satisfaction scores. The hotels were [...]

10 08, 2018

Lonely Planet: How to choose a responsible travel operator

2018-08-10T09:37:31+00:00 August 10th, 2018|

"Planning a responsible trip, however, requires a lot of research – and it remains especially difficult to find information on responsible tourism in remote destinations and developing countries. So why not recruit an operator to do the legwork?" "Sustainable tourism certification is also increasing. For the past two years, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) [...]

1 08, 2018

One Planet – Sustainable Tourism: Annual Magazine 2017/2018

2018-08-27T08:10:43+00:00 August 1st, 2018|

The One Planet – Sustainable Tourism Programme Annual Magazine 2017/2018 is available now in a digital version.  In this third annual edition, the One Planet - Sustainable Tourism Programme magazine presents the highlights of the network’s activities during 2017-2018. Featuring the new strategy 2018-2022 “One Plan for One Planet”, this publication spotlights also the four principle tenets of the Kasane Call to Action on Sustainable Tourism: “#TheTourismWeWant”: Lead, Innovate, Finance, Empower [...]

30 07, 2018

Bringing Sustainable Tourism to the Masses: Impact Travel Alliance’s New Thought-leadership Study

2018-07-30T22:44:45+00:00 July 30th, 2018|

Impact Travel Alliance freshly published thought-leadership study, 'Bringing Sustainable Tourism to the Masses,” contains optimistic news and a strong framework to accomplish the much-needed work ahead to integrate sustainability into all types of travel. Released at Impact Travel Immersion, the study was written in partnership with Mandala Research and Community by Design. “We are on the cusp of seeing [...]

27 07, 2018

Five Years In: The One Planet Network 2012-2017 (Mid-term Magazine)

2018-07-31T16:05:50+00:00 July 27th, 2018|

The Five Years In: The One Planet Network 2012-2017 (Mid-term Magazine) presents key outputs and outcomes of the One Planet Network at mid-term (2012-2017), based on the 10YFP Indicators of Success framework and online reporting process, identifying opportunities and challenges to be addressed in the years ahead. This report is one of three elements of the [...]

26 07, 2018

GSTC Industry Criteria – Now Available in Vietnamese

2018-07-26T15:31:47+00:00 July 26th, 2018|

The GSTC Industry Criteria has been translated into French and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. Tiêu chuẩn Điểm đến Du lịch GSTC đã được dịch sang tiếng Việt và có thể tải về từ mục Criteria Translations.

26 07, 2018

GSTC Industry Criteria – Now Available in French

2018-07-26T15:19:49+00:00 July 26th, 2018|

The GSTC Industry Criteria has been translated into French and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. Les Critères Industriels du GSTC sont traduits en français et peuvent être téléchargés dans la section traductions des critères.

26 07, 2018

GSTC Industry Criteria – Now Available in German

2018-07-26T15:19:30+00:00 July 26th, 2018|

The GSTC Industry Criteria has been translated into German and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. Die GSTC Industry Criteria wurde ins Deutsche übersetzt und kann im Bereich Criteria Translations heruntergeladen werden.

16 07, 2018

Criteria for Thailand’s Community-Based Tourism Development

2018-08-03T15:03:43+00:00 July 16th, 2018|

The Criteria for Thailand’s Community-Based Tourism Development (CBT Thailand) has been used as an important tool for continuous planning, operating and evaluating outcome of community-based tourism development in Thailand. The criteria help to build immunity for communities to be aware of their capacity and development standpoint, so the community can strive to yield the benefits [...]

16 07, 2018

The Criteria for Thailand’s Community-Based Tourism Development is now a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2018-07-16T10:01:36+00:00 July 16th, 2018|

The Criteria for Thailand’s Community-Based Tourism Development is now a GSTC-Recognized Standard July 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Criteria for Thailand’s Community-Based Tourism Development, published by Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA), has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. The Criteria for Thailand’s Community-Based Tourism Development [...]

6 07, 2018

Sustainability Vanuatu & Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation (SSTF) MOU Signing

2018-07-06T19:20:22+00:00 July 6th, 2018|

Sustainability Vanuatu & Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation (SSTF) MOU Signing GSTC Members Sustainability Vanuatu and Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation (SSTF) have recently signed an MOU, sharing good practices based on similar challenges and opportunities while using the GSTC destination framework. The MOU is a result from the Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) [...]

6 07, 2018

GSTC Visit to Vanuatu

2018-08-03T14:59:56+00:00 July 6th, 2018|

Mr. Randy Durband, GSTC CEO, has visited Vanuatu, a new GSTC Destination Member, in June 2018. (Left to Right) Acting Director, Vanuatu Department of Tourism, Mr. Donald Pelam; GSTC CEO, Mr. Randy Durband; and Chairman of Sustainability Vanuatu, Mr. Paul Kaun The visit included signing an MOU with the Acting Director of Vanuatu [...]

6 07, 2018

Vanuatu Department of Tourism Joins GSTC

2018-07-06T19:12:40+00:00 July 6th, 2018|

Vanuatu Department of Tourism Joins GSTC June 2018 - Vanuatu Department of Tourism has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member. Vanuatu Department of Tourism is a government agency established under the Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Industry and Ni-Vanuatu Business. The Department focuses on policy, destination management, product development, cruise tourism [...]

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