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22 11, 2017

A Tribute to Amos Bien from Former GSTC Executive Director Erika Harms

2017-11-22T17:06:02+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|

A Tribute to Amos Bien from Former GSTC Executive Director Erika Harms “Finding market solutions to environmental problems is the only way we will succeed”. This was the mantra by which Amos Bien practiced sustainable tourism. In 2006 when we at the UN Foundation embarked in the process of developing a set of sustainable tourism [...]

6 11, 2017

GSTC Emerging Destinations Workshop and ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Policy Workshop were Held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2-3 Nov 2017

2017-11-06T17:19:12+00:00 November 6th, 2017|

'GSTC Emerging Destinations Workshop' and 'ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Policy Workshop' were Held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2-3 Nov 2017 The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) together with its Indonesian training partner, INDECON, conducted a two-day workshop (2-3 November 2017) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, focusing on applying the GSTC Criteria in Emerging Destinations. The development of new, “emerging” [...]

1 11, 2017

GSTC in Japan: Speaking at JAFIT National Conference on “Realization of Sustainable Tourism”

2017-11-23T21:17:47+00:00 November 1st, 2017|

On 28 October 2017 the JAFIT National Conference on “Realization of Sustainable Tourism” took place at Toyo University in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Roi Ariel, GSTC General Manager, was the keynote speaker at the conference, presenting "Realization of Sustainable Tourism through Global Standards". JAFIT (Japanese Foundation for International Tourism) chose the theme of “Realization of Sustainable Tourism” to [...]

31 10, 2017

The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends and Statistics 2017

2017-11-02T17:39:17+00:00 October 31st, 2017|

CREST's 2017 annual meta-analysis is a special edition, structured around the UNWTO's five pillars of the UN's International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development: 1) inclusive and sustainable economic growth; 2) social inclusiveness, employment, and poverty reduction; 3) resource efficiency, environmental protection, and climate change adaptation and mitigation; 4) respect for cultural values, diversity, and [...]

30 10, 2017

Vacancy at ASI: Assessor for the GSTC accreditation program

2017-11-02T17:38:26+00:00 October 30th, 2017|

Job Purpose  The ASI Assessor for the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) program will be responsible for the planning and conduct of assessments for the GSTC accreditation program. Assessors play an essential role in ensuring the robustness and credibility of the GSTC accreditation program by evaluating conformity of certification bodies. The position provides an opportunity [...]

22 10, 2017

GSTC at the Conference “Sustainability: A key factor of Competitiveness in the Tourism Industry”

2017-10-23T14:27:21+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|

The International Conference "Sustainability: A key factor of Competitiveness in the Tourism Industry" (STINDUSTRY2017) was held in Jameos del Agua in Lanzarote (Canary Islands), on 19 and 20 October 2017. GSTC was among the international tourism organizations that have participated as speakers, with Mr. Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, gave a talk about "Global Criteria for Sustainable [...]

20 10, 2017

GSTC in Thailand – Speaking at the Kick-off Workshop on “Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaption in the Tourism Sector”

2017-10-22T13:35:05+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

The Kick-off Workshop on "Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaption in the Tourism Sector" took place on 18-19 October 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand, organized by GIZ, Office of the Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), and the Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Thailand. Mr. Durband participated in the panel discussion on "Tourism [...]

16 10, 2017

The GSTC is saddened by the loss of Carlos Alberto Arrarte, GSTC Country Representative for Peru

2017-11-02T08:28:13+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

The GSTC is saddened by the loss of Carlos Alberto Arrarte, GSTC Country Representative for Peru The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and its members are very saddened by the loss of Carlos Alberto Arrarte (1954-2017), Carlos Alberto became the GSTC Country Representative for Peru last month, after attending GSCT2017 in Aysen, Chile. In his [...]

11 10, 2017

GSTC at The Swisscontact Annual Meeting: “Sustainable Tourism Promotion: Fiction or Reality?”

2017-10-22T06:47:06+00:00 October 11th, 2017|

The Swisscontact Annual Meeting: "Sustainable Tourism Promotion: Fiction or Reality?" took place on 4th October 2017, in Zurich, Switzerland, where Mr. Randy Durband, GSTC CEO, was interviewed about the GSTC, global standards, sustainable tourism, and other related topics.   Personalities from business and the public sector discussed sustainable tourism promotion at the Technopark in Zurich, as [...]

10 10, 2017

GSTC at the PM4SD Summer School 2017

2017-10-22T05:35:53+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

The 2017 PM4SD (Project Management for Sustainable Development) Summer School took place in Sila National Park, Calabria, Italy, on 4-8 October 2017. The Summer School aimed to contribute to the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development focusing on "Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism". Dr. Dave Randle, GSTC Board Member, gave a keynote speech about  “Village Nature: [...]

9 10, 2017

10YFP STP Annual Magazine 2016/2017

2017-10-12T09:41:44+00:00 October 9th, 2017|

The 10YFP-STP Annual Magazine 2016/2017 is out! Learn about the efforts of the network, including many GSTC activities, and an interview with Randy Durband, GSTC CEO. The Annual Magazine features the programme’s milestones since the previous issue as well as a selection of the contributions of various network members to the Portfolio of Activities in 2016/2017, which [...]

29 09, 2017

World Tourism Day 2017 – GSTC in Colombia

2017-10-29T22:21:19+00:00 September 29th, 2017|

On 27-28 September 2017, the Colombian Commerce, Industry and Tourism Ministry has organized a two days event in the framework of the World Tourism Day. The two main topics of the agenda for this event were sustainable tourism and the Colombian strategy for tourism and peace, considering the historical moment the country is going through. [...]

28 09, 2017

Sustainable Travel Can Be Budget-Friendly

2017-09-28T12:25:51+00:00 September 28th, 2017|

But sustainable tourism doesn’t have to be expensive. Not only that, “it should actually be cheaper,” said Kelly Bricker, vice-chair of the board of directors of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, or G.S.T.C. “There should be cost savings for doing the right thing. If you’re sourcing locally, reinvesting back into the community, it should be cheaper [...]

27 09, 2017

World Tourism Day 2017: Message from GSTC Chair

2017-09-27T07:47:19+00:00 September 27th, 2017|

"This year's World Tourism Day is celebrated in the context of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and is therefore at the core of the GSTC mission to promote and implement sustainable tourism worldwide. At a time where the value of tourism is recognized by the United Nations, but is also criticized for [...]

26 09, 2017

“Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area” Becomes a GSTC Member at the Emei Global Summit 2017

2017-10-22T13:53:13+00:00 September 26th, 2017|

On 17 September 2017, Emei Global Summit of the 4th Sichuan International Travel Expo (SCITE) was held in Leshan, Sichuan. The summit was co-hosted by Leshan Municipal People’s Government and Sichuan Provincial Tourism Development Committee, supported by United States World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) and Global Sustainable Tourism [...]

25 09, 2017

GSTC Attracts Global Participation to Address Sustainable Destinations

2017-11-13T18:46:23+00:00 September 25th, 2017|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council - GSTC just completed its annual meeting in Aysen, Patagonia, Chile. The conference included 250 participants from 30 countries from North America, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The conference was a huge success. Roi Ariel, GSTC General Manager stated: “The interest and thirst for knowledge of sustainable [...]

14 09, 2017

Sustainable Destinations was the leading themes at the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2017 in Aysen, Chile

2017-09-15T06:22:16+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

Sustainable Destinations was the leading themes at the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2017 in Aysen, Chile The Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2017 in Aysén, Chile (GSTC2017Aysen), brought together 250 delegates from 29 countries, as well as thousands of viewers joining the the live broadcast of the conference. The Conference focused on “Sustainable Destinations”, and the [...]

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