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16 02, 2018

The Ethical Travel Guide recommends the labels of EarthCheck and Ecotourism Australia, GSTC-Accredited Certification Bodies

2018-02-16T18:43:47+00:00 February 16th, 2018|

The Ethical Travel Guide recommends the labels of EarthCheck and Ecotourism Australia, GSTC-Accredited Certification Bodies “Now, 70% of visitors to the Great Barrier Reef use an eco-certified tour operator. Twelve years ago, that was just 10%. This means that the majority of visitors to the Reef are getting a quality experience from an operator that [...]

15 02, 2018

GSTC Criteria

2018-02-15T17:25:12+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

The GSTC Criteria serve as the basis for determining whether other standards are "GSTC Recognized". That means that by definition the GSTC Criteria can be considered "Recognized." It also means that any Certification Body that uses the GSTC Criteria for their certification program is using a GSTC Recognized standard. Please note that GSTC Accredited means [...]

14 02, 2018

GSTC The Philippines National Forum on Global Sustainable Tourism Standards & Development to be held in March 2018

2018-02-14T16:51:53+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

GSTC The Philippines National Forum on Global Sustainable Tourism Standards & Development to be held in March 2018 With the aim of supporting sustainable destination development and management in the Philippines, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) together with the Society for Sustainable Tourism & Development Inc. (SSTDI) and LEADimpact Asia, present The Philippines, National [...]

5 02, 2018

GSTC Industry Criteria – Now Available in Portuguese

2018-02-05T09:48:42+00:00 February 5th, 2018|

The GSTC Industry Criteria has been translated into Portuguese and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. O GSTC Industry Criteria foi traduzido para o português e está disponível para download na seção "Critérios de tradução".

31 01, 2018

The Guatemalan Tourism Board, INGUAT, Joins GSTC

2018-02-01T14:45:57+00:00 January 31st, 2018|

January 2018 - The Guatemalan Tourism Board, INGUAT, has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a national member. INGUAT (Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo) is the national superior authority in the tourism sector that develops the promotion, advertising, and sustainability practices of tourism industry through the specific legal guidelines from Guatemala’s Government. Its mission [...]

31 01, 2018

Radio Sputnik on Sustainable Tourism with Randy Durband, GSTC CEO

2018-01-31T10:38:53+00:00 January 31st, 2018|

Radio Sputnik spoke about sustainable tourism with Randy Durband, the Chief Executive Officer at Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), : "Tourism is often referred to as one industry but it’s really many industries. Aviation, rental cars, hotels, attractions and so forth. So it’s very complex. Sustainability and tourism are far more complex that sustainability of one commodity and I [...]

29 01, 2018

GSTC Activities around the world 2017

2018-01-29T17:41:43+00:00 January 29th, 2018|

GSTC Activities Around the World 2017 Trainings, conferences, partnerships, and new destination members are are only part of what the GSTC has been doing in 2017. The Global Sustainable Tourism Council thanks its members, supporters, and all those that are using and applying the GSTC Criteria in all parts of the world. Australia EarthCheck Evaluate [...]

25 01, 2018

Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL)

2018-01-25T16:41:20+00:00 January 25th, 2018|

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label which is a certification programme aims to enhance the quality and sustainability of visitors’ experiences by mitigating tourism’s negative economic, environmental and social impacts on the destination and contributing to the preservation of natural and cultural treasures for the future generations of Seychelles.

25 01, 2018

Sweden’s Region Västerbotten Joins GSTC

2018-01-25T17:03:31+00:00 January 25th, 2018|

January 2018 - Region Västerbotten, Northern Sweden, has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member. Region Västerbotten is responsible for regional development and growth in Västerbotten County, Northern Sweden. Västerbotten County and the county’s 15 municipalities own Region Västerbotten, a politically headed organization. With sustainability at the core of Västerbotten’s development, [...]

12 01, 2018

GSTC awareness expands in Papua New Guinea

2018-01-25T12:04:57+00:00 January 12th, 2018|

The nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is the latest Asia Pacific destination to consider how the GSTC Criteria could be used as a tool for tourism to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). PNG is a rich cultural and environmental tourism destination. It has more than 800 local languages (in addition to many [...]

10 01, 2018

Travelife for Tour Operators Achieves Accreditation by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

2018-01-10T14:28:08+00:00 January 10th, 2018|

Travelife for Tour Operators Achieves Accreditation by GSTC January 10, 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Travelife for Tour Operators has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status. The awarded status affirms Travelife’s for Tour Operators  commitment to promoting sustainable tourism products and services. Travelife for Tour operators is a [...]

3 01, 2018

The Sustainable Tourism Index by The Economist Intelligence Unit

2018-01-03T11:09:03+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|

"The Sustainable Tourism Index assesses countries on their commitment to develop and promote sustainable practices in tourism. It finds that, not surprisingly, the world’s developed countries have done more at the national level than their emerging-world rivals to formulate policy, foster adherence to recognised standards, encourage travel and tourism businesses to reduce their environmental footprint, [...]

31 12, 2017

Job Opening: GSTC Operations Manager

2018-01-05T08:31:38+00:00 December 31st, 2017|

GSTC is looking for an Operations Manager to be responsible for accomplishing a number of operational and administrative functions of the organization. Some of these functions are to manage the day-to-day work-flow of applications for GSTC-administered Accreditation of Certification Bodies and GSTC-Recognition of Standards; maintain lists of businesses and destinations certified by GSTC-Accredited Certification Bodies [...]

26 12, 2017

Korean Ecotourism Standard for Destinations

2017-12-26T18:37:22+00:00 December 26th, 2017|

The Korean Ecotourism Standard for Destinations has been developed to guide both public and private sectors to understand hands-on practices for sustainable ecotourism development and management and certify them so they can take a better position in the tourism market to distinguish them from any ecotourism products that may be guilty of "green-washing."

26 12, 2017

Korean Ecotourism Standard for Accommodations and Tours

2018-01-25T17:30:14+00:00 December 26th, 2017|

The Korean Ecotourism Standard for Accommodations and Tours has been developed to guide both public and private sectors to understand hands-on practices for sustainable ecotourism development and management and certify them so they can take a better position in the tourism market to distinguish them from any ecotourism products that may be guilty of "green-washing."

26 12, 2017

The Korean Ecotourism Standard for Destinations, Accommodations and Tours Achieves GSTC Recognition

2017-12-27T09:04:25+00:00 December 26th, 2017|

Dec 27, 2017 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Korean Ecotourism Standard for Destinations and the Korean Ecotourism Standard for Accommodations and Tours have achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The Korean Ecotourism Standards for Destinations and Accommodations and Tours have been developed to guide both public and private sectors to [...]

22 12, 2017

Coping with success: Managing overcrowding in tourism destinations (McKinsey & WTTC)

2017-12-22T12:39:50+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|

December 2017 – McKinsey and the World Travel & Tourism Council examine how destinations can reap the benefits of tourism while preserving their unique qualities. In this report, McKinsey and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) introduce a simple, fact-based diagnostic to help destination leaders identify and address the challenges they face. We also offer [...]

13 12, 2017

GSTC activities in India in partnership with GreenOtels

2017-12-13T16:06:54+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

December 2017 - Awareness of GSTC is growing in India, facilitated by the partnerships GSTC is forging with organizations like GreenOtels. With the GreenOtels team, awareness summits have been conducted through 2017 in ten cities including Bengaluru, Jaipur, Chennai, Kochi, Pune, Goa, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Vishakapatnam this year. The mission of GreenOtels, a GSTC [...]

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