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Botswana Tourism Organization Partners with the GSTC on Sustainable Tourism Training

BTOFebruary 6, 2017 - The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) works with Training Partners in various regions and destinations that support our mission to increase sustainable tourism knowledge and practice, and and offer the official STTP training classes on behalf of the GSTC. This month, we are excited to announce our partnership with the long-time GSTC member and supporter, Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO).

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EarthCheck Evaluate Achieves GSTC Recognition

GSTC EarthCheck 550February 3, 2017 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that EarthCheck Evaluate has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms EarthCheck’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services.

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GSTC Trains Lao PDR Tourism Professionals and Officials

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January 2017, Vientiane, Lao PDR - The GSTC has successfully conducted a sustainable tourism training class in Vientiane, Lao PDR (January, 11-13, 2017), organized in partnership with and with the support of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICT) of Lao PDR and GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation).

The training class was attended by MICT officials and destination representatives from 17 provinces, researchers and educators, and tourism and development experts from international organizations including GIZ, Swisscontact and the Asian Development Bank.

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“GSTC Industry Criteria” Formally Released

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30 January 2017 - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce the release of the GSTC Industry Criteria, which had been under development for most of 2016.

The GSTC Industry Criteria serve as the 3rd revision to GSTC Hotel & Tour Operator Criteria, hence the reference to “version 3” in their formal name. To distinguish the Hotel Criteria and the Tour Operators Criteria from each other, the Industry Criteria include separate Performance Indicators for Hotels and for Tour Operators, but the two share the same set of Criteria.

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Guanajuato State joins GSTC, wins UNWTO Ulysses Award

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January 2017, Madrid, Spain – The State of Guanajuato, Mexico, has officially joined as the GSTC as active members, promoting sustainable tourism in Guanajuato.

At FITUR 2017, Guanajuato state received the UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Tourism 2017: "Strategies for development of sustainable tourism in Guanajuato, Guanajuato Ministry of Tourism, Mexico."

Recognizing the potential of tourism as a catalyst for development, the government of the State of Guanajuato, has taken a step forward in establishing sustainable tourism as a priority, through the implementation of the 2013-2018 Guanajuato Tourism Plan.


 

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