Updates on the GSTC Attraction Criteria Development: Feasibility Assessment now openThe Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announced last year the development of new criteria sets, GSTC MICE Criteria, which has already been published last February and is available for the public, and GSTC Attraction Criteria, which is currently under development, with support from the Singapore Tourism Board STB. 

The initiative to formulate the GSTC Attraction Criteria began on September 1, 2023, after an intensive three-month phase of preparation that involved outlining the Terms of Reference (TOR) and assembling a Technical Team. Concurrently, the Attraction Criteria Development Advisory Group* and Key Stakeholder Group** were established, and we successfully launched the First Public Consultation on the 15th of January which latest 60 days. 

We are now extending an invitation to all stakeholders in the industry to engage in the Feasibility Assessment*** of the GSTC Attraction Criteria. This assessment period is currently open and will continue until June 10, 2024. We strongly encourage organizations involved with attractions, including museums, amusement parks, and nature parks, to thoroughly examine the Draft Criteria. This review should focus on evaluating the relevance, measurability, and comprehensibility of each criterion and indicator. Your participation is crucial in ensuring that the criteria are both effective and applicable across diverse settings.

This process offers a unique and significant opportunity to influence a project that promises to drive meaningful change within our industry. Your insights and expertise can help shape the standard that will define quality and sustainability in tourist attractions globally.

If you are keen to contribute to the shaping of the GSTC Attraction Criteria, please contact the GSTC Secretariat at criteria@gstcouncil.org for further information on how you can make a significant and valuable contribution to this pivotal project. Your involvement is not only welcomed but essential in achieving our collective goals.

To know more about GSTC Criteria Development, Feedback, and Revision, please check this page.

*The current Attraction Criteria Development Advisory Group include the following organizations: Singapore Tourism Board, Association of Singapore Attractions (ASA), The Global Association for the Attractions Industry (IAAPA), South African Tourism Services Association (SATSA), The Royal Djurgården Society, The National Park Service.

** The current Attraction Criteria Development Key Stakeholders include the following organizations: Blue Lagoon Island Bahamas, City of Dubrovnik, Mandai Wildlife Group, and Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA)

***The Feasibility Assessment was completed by the following organizations: Alliance of Marine Mammals Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), Ayuntamiento de Teguise (Municipality of Teguise, Spain), Ayuntamiento de Tías (Municipality of Tias, Spain), Biosphere Reserve del Cabildo Lanzarote, Bounce Singapore, Centros de Arte Cultura y Turismo de Lanzarote, City of Dubronvik, Global Humane, Iguaraya Foundation, Lanzarote Tourist Board, Liseberg, Madame Tussaud Singapore, Mandai Wildlife Group, Resorts World Sentosa, Royal Djurgården, Singapore Tourism Board, Swedish National Maritime and Transport Museum, Tayrona National Park