Certification Body Consultations on GSTC Policy and Certification Requirements

Currently Open Consultations

 

DescriptionReference CodeOpen To Whom    Open DateDeadline for Submissions   

Upcoming Future Consultations

DescriptionReference CodeOpen To WhomOpening DateDeadline for Submissions
Review of draft Accreditation Manual v2.0/Destinations2021CON01All interested partiesexpected late 20212 months after the opening date

Interpretation and Amendment Documents on GSTC Accreditation Manual v2.4

DescriptionReference Code (incl. file)Document Section(s) Referenced:Specific Item(s) Referenced:Date
Interpretation document on section 11.3.1 Skill Qualification and  11.3.1.1 Formal training of ISO170652019INTD0111.3 Certification: Understanding and applying the international norms for certification11.3.1 Skill Qualification
11.3.1.1 Formal training of SO17065:12; or
11.3.1.2 At least five years as a decision maker with an ISEAL or IAF accredited certification body
16-September-2019
Interpretation document on section 15 Sampling within the Audit2019INTD02Section 15 – Sampling within the Audit15.1.2 – Guidelines for the type of sampling and size of the samples to be employed in each instance16-September-2019
Amendment document on section 10.7.3 Knowledge Competencies2021AMD01Section 10 – Auditor Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills10.7.3. Knowledge Competencies

10.7.3.1 Demonstrate understanding of Sustainable Tourism by passing examination set by the GSTC STTP Program.

08-April-2021
DescriptionReference CodeOpen To WhomOpen DateDeadline for Submissions
201930-October-2019DRAFT Tour Operator On-Site Audit Guidance (Relating to Sections 13 and 14 of the GSTC Accreditation Manual v2.4)
Please submit comments on the same word document to td@gstcouncil.org
Draft: “DRAFT Tour Operator On-Site Audit Guidance relating to Section 13 and 14”
2019CON01Accredited CBs and CBs in the process of accreditation
Comment on provisional agenda for December 4th GSTC-CBs Meeting in the Azores (prior to GSTC2019 Conference)
Please submit comments on the same word document to roi@gstcouncil.org
Agenda document: GSTC-CBs Meeting, Dec 4th Azores
Accredited CBs Recognized Standard Owners7-October-20194-November-2019
Survey of CB’s Current Audit Frequency & Duration practices2020CON01-HA
2020CON01-TO
2020CON01-D
Accredited CBs, CBs in the process of accreditation, CBs with GSTC Recognized Standards28-January-202027-March-2020
Review of draft Accreditation manual v2.5/Hotels & Tour Operators

  • GSTC Accreditation Manual v2.5 draft 1.0 here
  • Comment from here
2020CON02All interested parties21-August-202031-October-2020