News & Announcements

Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) Achieves GSTC Recognition


April 23, 2017 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms Seychelles commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services.

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label which is a certification programme aims to enhance the quality and sustainability of visitors’ experiences by mitigating tourism’s negative economic, environmental and social impacts on the destination and contributing to the preservation of natural and cultural treasures for the future generations of Seychelles.

Read more ...

GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini to Speak at Smart Cities Tourism Summit 2017, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, will give speak about "Global Criteria for Sustainable Tourism" at Smart Cities Tourism Summit 2017, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, on 11-12 May 2017.

SMARTFUNCHAL’17 is the international event that will bring together authorities, companies, academia, citizens and other stakeholders to discuss and reflect on smart cities and smart tourism. There is a technological revolution taking place around the world. But there is also a social revolution and a shift taking place in the economic paradigm. Conditions which have turned cities into competitive and development hubs.


Forum on Sustainability in Tourism and Hospitality in Myanmar

Myanmar Sustainable Tourism Forum MRTI29 March 2017 - Swisscontact, the Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute (MRTI) and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GTSC) have jointly organized the first-ever "Forum on Sustainability in Tourism and Hospitality in Myanmar" in Yangon, Myanmar (March 29-30, 2017), an event for mutual learning and knowledge-sharing about sustainability in tourism. The event has been co-financed by Novotel Yangon Max and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Myanmar.

Read more ...

GSTC Training: Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation Develops Destination Action Plan

SSTF Destination Training Seychelles Workshop S10 April 2017 - The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation (SSTF) organized a half-day GSTC training (Cerf Island, Seychelles, April 1st, 2017) for its board members and partners to familiarize them with the criteria and discuss their implications for the Seychelles. One of the main aims of the SSTF is to work towards a GSTC destination certification of the Seychelles by 2022. The foundation will use the GSTC criteria as a basis for its action planning, working together with its partners and other stakeholders towards this ambitious goal.

Read more ...

GSTC Board Member and India Country Representative, CB (Ram) Ramkumar at GreenOtels Events Across India

GreenOtelsJaipur 550x

​​March 2017 - Sustainable tourism mainstreaming is taking place in India, with events throughout the country, led by GSTC member Root Cause Media / GreenOtels with the support and guidance of GSTC Board Member and India Country Representative, CB (Ram) Ramkumar.

GreenOtels is doing something that has not been done until now in India – bringing maintenance engineers of hotels together hotel owners, CEOs, and general managers, under one forum where sustainability practices are discussed and promoted, especially through the GSTC Criteria.

Read more ...

  • 1
how you help red
Anyone from individuals to larger organizations can help increase the reach, awareness and recognition of sustainable tourism practices.  
Already a member? Log in
Facebook logo red 32r Twitter logo red 32r LinkedIn logo red 32r GSTC newsletter


United Nations Foundation



TUI Group black lightblue 3C


  • Royal-Caribbean_for-slider.jpg
  • Green_Pearls_150.jpg
  • GreenGlobe_150x.jpg
  • GreenEvolution_x150.jpg
  • GreenKeyGlobal_150x.jpg
  • CED_150x.jpg
  • 33HSAC.jpg
  • WFEN_100x53.jpg
  • innovation-norway_150x150.jpg
  • Espiritu_x150.jpg
  • 16eceat.jpg
  • GTO_Gyeonggi_150.jpg
  • FEDEC.jpg
  • green-loons-logo copy 2.jpg
  • WWFLogotab.png
  • 40intercontinentalnewyork.jpg
  • pcgs-logo150x.png
  • AGA_logo_circle.jpg
  • Khiri.jpg
  • logos.jpg.png
  • Logo-BeeHive.001_150x.jpg
  • AGEG-blau_High-Res_150x.jpg
  • 400dpiLogo---Cropped-150x150.jpg
  • 41InstitutodeTurismo.jpg
  • EK-Logo_150x.jpg
  • vinetree_150.jpg
  • Medventure_all-logos_150x.jpg
  • GTP-Logo.png
  • swiss-approval-x150.jpg
  • olonade-logo2_.JPG
  • 37logos-hostelling-intl.jpg
  • GPSInnovation-dark-rgb-100_150x.jpg
  • ecoclub-com-logo-100x40.png
  • FTT_150x150.jpg
  • Tourcert-Siegel-schraeg.jpg
  • greenotels-logoRGB_150x.png
  • cc_150x150.jpg
  • barcelonaturisme.jpg
  • TUI_Group_x150.jpg
  • FOW.jpg
  • 52logos-rainforest-alliance.jpg
  • GPPA-logo_150x.jpg
  • ITW-Logo-150x.jpg
  • GeorgianTA_NEW_x150.jpg
  • ecola_150x.jpg
  • ecoservices.jpg
  • EcoAustralia.jpg
  • 28Logo_GGD-no_sello.jpg
  • ThailandStandards.png
  • mci_copy150x.jpg
  • TORNOSnews_x150.png
  • MasContour_Gro.jpg
  • EarthCheck_150x150.jpg
  • TrainingAid_100x32.png
  • federturismo_confindustria_150.jpg
  • 77WildAsiaLogo.jpg
  • airbnb_vertical_lockup_web.jpg
  • Solimar-International150x150.jpg
  • botswana.jpg
  • Logo-Green-View150x.jpg
  • Confluence_logo_web_100.jpg
  • Shaboury_150x.jpg
  • 75logos-utah.jpg
  • GTO-eng-logo-comb_150x.jpg
  • LightBlue.png
  • Vesselka.png
  • IHG-RGB-sm.jpg
  • LOGO-CAT-OK-150x.jpg
  • DTN-Logo_x150.png
  • 150x180.jpg
  • AW-Logo_150x150.jpg
  • Altruvistas_150x150.jpg
  • Logo-Machete-Peru-Transparent-x130.jpg
  • Walking-Mountains-Science-Center-Logo_WEB_150x_slider.jpg
  • FunDayTours_150x150.jpg
  • JHY-Sustainable-Destination-Program-Logo_100x95.jpg
  • Infinity-Travel_x150.jpg
  • PBO-final-logo_150x150.jpg
  • ETTC_x150.jpg
  • The-Globe-Ecotourism-Training-Centre_x150.jpg
  • Eco-Travel_x150.jpg
  • Greengrowth_150x.jpg
  • HSH-logo-01_150x.jpg
  • Transat_x150.jpg
  • Travelife.png
  • diversechina150x.jpg
  • Project_Azul_Verde_100.jpg