Responsible Travel: Choose Certified Sustainable Tourism Companies
Stay at accommodations and use the services of tour operators that are certified as sustainable.
“Certified to GSTC Criteria” logo
Travelers can affect change by asking hotels and other travel providers to gain certification as the most effective means to provide strong evidence that their operations are sustainable. Choose sustainable travel companies.
Certification is a voluntary, third-party assessment, through an audit, of a tourism enterprise or destination for conformity to a standard. Certification is done by Certification Bodies throughout the world. GSTC through our partner ASI, Assurance Services International, provides accreditation to those that certify.
Accreditation means that a Certification Body (CB) awards certification according to processes that comply with international standards and good practices. Businesses certified by an Accredited CB can use the GSTC logo along with the CB’s mark.