quito frankfurterFebruary 9, 2015- The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to be hosting the 2015 Latin America Regional Meeting, taking place at the Palacio de Cristal in Quito, Ecuador on April 26, 2015.

The GSTC Latin America Regional Meeting will give travel and tourism professionals a foundational list of tools, contacts, and references to improve overall sustainability of their operations. Structured in part like a workshop, presentations and round-table discussions will center on sustainable tourism standards, destination management, industry best practices, and the GSTC Destinations Program. The Latin America Regional Meeting will be held in cooperation with The International Ecotourism Society’s- Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC15), and take place the day prior to the start of the conference.

“I am thrilled to be a part of this exciting opportunity in Quito. The GSTC brings together highly experienced and talented sustainable tourism industry leaders. The meeting is also an opportunity to start a dialog between countries of Latin America towards networking, sharing knowledge, and common visions.” commented Jorge Moller, CEO and Founder of Darwin’s Trails, Chile and GSTC Board of Directors.

Everyone in the travel and tourism industry is invited to this event. Registration includes lunch plus coffee breaks. The price for GSTC Members is US $90 per person and Non-Members US $160 per person. Registration prices will increase after March 29th. Sign up between now and the meeting as a new GSTC Organization Member and receive 1 free registration for a staff member. You can learn more about the event and registration by visiting www.gstcouncil.org/participate-in-gstc/events.html.

About the Global Sustainable Tourism Council

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is a global initiative dedicated to promoting sustainable tourism efforts around the world. The GSTC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that works to expand understanding of and access to sustainable tourism practices; helps identify and generate markets for sustainable tourism; and educates about and advocates for a set of universal principles, as defined by the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria. The Criteria, a set of voluntary principles that provide a framework for the sustainability of tourism businesses across the globe, is the cornerstone of our initiative. For more information, visit www.gstcouncil.org.

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