The GSTC Destination Criteria v2.0 has been translated into Japanese and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. GSTC地域基準 第2版 が日本語に翻訳されました。多言語での基準 ページよりダウンロードが可能となります。
In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, public health concerns, and restrictions of international travel, the GSTC 2020 Global Sustainable Tourism Conference that was scheduled to take place November 19th-22nd in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, has been postponed to October 2021. The Global Sustainable Tourism Council - GSTC and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association [...]
UCSL to Certify Hotels & Tour Operators after Achieving GSTC-Accredited Status June 2020 - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that United Certification Systems has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status for certifying hotels and tour operators. Achieving the GSTC-Accredited status means that a certification program is following processes and procedures that have [...]
Six non-governmental organizations call for a rebalance in tourism as the sector recovers from COVID-19 16 June 2020 - Six organizations have come together for the first time to form The Future of Tourism Coalition with the global mission to place destinations at the center of recovery strategies - the Center for Responsible Travel [...]
Dubrovnik, 2nd June - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Destination Assessment of Dubrovnik Report was presented in Dubrovnik via video by Dr. Ioannis Pappas, GSTC Director - Mediterranean Region, with the participation of Mato Franković, Mayor of Dubrovnik, and Kelly Craighead, President and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The presentation was [...]
Sustainable First, the recently launched platform to champion sustainable tourism initiatives, has signed a strategic agreement with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). This partnership will give the GSTC the opportunity to continue to foster sustainable tourism practices around the world promoting the increased knowledge, understanding and adoption of its sustainable tourism principles and [...]
Timeline To Certification: Jackson Hole/Teton County Receive Earthcheck Silver Sustainable Destination Certification
By Tim O’Donoghue, Riverwind Foundation 2012: Jackson Hole is a Sustainable Destination Standards Early Adopter In 2012, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council selected Jackson Hole as one of the first Early Adopters of Sustainable Destination Standards. The GSTC’s concluding remarks were that “Teton County more than any other place in the world has the [...]
This year’s ATDI report is published with a companion report ‘GSTC Global Destination Sustainability Report,’ which is designed to more deeply explore the sustainability dimension of adventure tourism competitiveness worldwide. This report is a product of a partnership with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The companion report analyzes 24 destinations that have applied the [...]
Under GSTC’s auspices, a national survey based on the GSTC Destination Criteria (GSTC-D) was conducted by Japan Tourism Agency among Japan’s local governments, to assess the degree of understanding on sustainability issues, and the current activities in developing sustainable destinations. The survey also aimed to help the development of "Japan Sustainable Tourism Standard for [...]
Facing the need to grow sustainability as the long-term competitive advantage of rural areas – and in fact, of any type of tourism destinations and businesses - the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG RRD) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), within the jointly implemented regional project Support to Economic Diversification [...]
The GSTC Destination Criteria v2.0 has been translated into Russian and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. «Критерии для дестинаций GSTC v2.0» переведены на русский язык и доступны для скачивания в разделе «Переводы Критериев».
The GSTC Industry Criteria has been translated into Turkish and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. GSTC Endüstri Kriterleri, Türkçe'ye çevrilmiştir ve Kriterlerin Tercümeleri bölümünden indirilebilir.
The GSTC Destination Criteria v2.0 has been translated into Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. Kriteria Destinasi GSTC v2.0 telah diterjemahkan ke dalam Bahasa Indonesia dan tersedia untuk diunduh pada bagian Terjemahan Kriteria.
“The coronavirus crisis definitely gives Southeast Asia a chance, but will governments and businesses take it?” GSTC General Manager Roi Ariel questioned. But Ariel is seeing a glimmer of hope among destination marketing organizations, which, unlike the private sector, are less threatened by dwindling cashflow amid the coronavirus crunch and are more likely able to [...]
A big part of resetting the tourism industry, says Randy Durband, CEO of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, is the improvement of public policy and destination management, beginning with the capacity of governments to guide tourism development. “There needs to be a dramatic shift from spending mostly or entirely on promotion to significant spending [...]
"Going green has become a point of industry pride. Hotels not only covet Global Sustainable Tourism Council and LEED certifications; they’re also establishing important sustainable initiatives themselves. Sustainability as an ideal is almost fully mainstream these days; even Prince Harry launched his own sustainable travel initiative, Travalyst, at the end of 2019." Read the full [...]
Bureau Veritas Certification to Certify Hotels & Tour Operators after Achieving GSTC-Accredited Status
Bureau Veritas Certification to Certify Hotels & Tour Operators after Achieving GSTC-Accredited Status April 2020 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Bureau Veritas Certification Hong Kong has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status for certifying hotels and tour operators. Achieving the GSTC-Accredited status means that a certification program is following [...]
The GSTC Destination Criteria v2.0 has been translated into Turkish and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. GSTC Destinasyon Kriterleri v2.0, Türkçe'ye çevrilmiştir ve Kriterlerin Tercümeleri bölümünden indirilebilir.
"A new world order for travel lies ahead. How quickly travelers adapt, and more importantly how quickly travel companies adapt to the changing behaviors, will be key." Randy Durband, GSTC CEO, writes on Skift. Read the full article: What Travel Companies Will Need to Know About Consumer Mindset Post-Crisis by Randy Durband on Skift [...]
Greek Ministry of Tourism Joins GSTC On March 9th, a Cooperation Agreement has been signed between the Greek Ministry of Tourism and the Global Council of Sustainable Tourism (GSTC), signifying the Ministry's intention to harmonize the Greek tourism industry with international standards for sustainable tourism development. [GMT press release in Greek] Through this cooperation, [...]