In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, public health concerns, and restrictions of international travel, the GSTC 2020 Global Sustainable Tourism Conference that was scheduled to take place November 19th-22nd in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, has been postponed to October 2021.

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council – GSTC and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) will hold the GSTC 2021 Global Sustainable Tourism Conference at the same location (Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada) sometime in October 2021.

Due to the high demand for a professional conference focusing on sustainable tourism, standards, certifications, and the GSTC Criteria, the GSTC will likely hold an additional conference during 2021 in another region of the world.