We are currently revising the GSTC Destination Criteria (GSTC-D).
Earlier this year we held a public consultation asking for comments on the existing criteria and inviting recommendations for improvements and additions. We are most grateful to everyone for their contribution.
Based on the consultation we have proposed revised GSTC-D criteria, accessible here.
From mid-June, we are holding a second-round consultation, inviting comments on the above revised criteria. We would welcome your participation, through completing the online survey. The deadline for completion of the survey is August 15th, 2019.
We recommend that all consultees look through the proposed revised criteria in their entirety before responding to the survey.
We also draw to your attention to the following two background documents:
- A spreadsheet containing the individual comments received from the first-round consultation and a GSTC response to each of them: GSTC-D resolution of first round consultation comments. You may wish to review this material before making any further input.
- A report to GSTC’s International Standards Working Group (ISWG), providing the overall findings from the first-round consultation and containing an initial draft revised set of criteria. This was subsequently amended in minor ways by the ISWG.
Inputs to this second-round survey will inform amendments to the draft, resulting in a final revised set of criteria to be put to the GSTC Board in December 2019.
We encourage you to share this invitation with anyone who is involved directly and indirectly with tourism.