The GSTC is an independent and neutral non-profit organization that represents a diverse and global membership, including national and provincial governments, leading travel companies, hotels, tour operators, NGO’s, individuals and communities – all striving to achieve best practices in sustainable tourism.
Financial support from donations, sponsorship, and membership fees allows us to provide services at low costs and to create, revise, and make available the GSTC Criteria.
GSTC maintains legal status in the United States as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Financial reports are publically available by visiting the Internal Revenue Service of the U.S. federal (central) government website, and searching for GSTC by entering GSTC’s “EIN” number 461050633. GSTC’s Form 990 is also available on Guide Star (enter into the search field: 461050633).