GSTC 2020 Online Members Meeting | December 8th & 10th

Every year, GSTC holds a professional conference focusing on sustainable tourism, standards, certifications, and the GSTC Criteria. The themes are different each year, with changing focus on different sustainability aspects from the GSTC Criteria.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the GSTC 2020 Global Sustainable Tourism Conference that was scheduled for November 2020 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, was postponed to October 2021.

Therefore, we’ll hold a GSTC 2020 Online Members Meeting on:

December 8th (for Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa time-zones) at 09:00 CET (DE) | 15:00 ICT (TH) | 16:00 CN | 17:00 JP | 18:00 AEST

December 10th (for the Americas, Europe, Africa time-zones) at 8:00 PST (CA) | 11:00 EST (NY) | 16:00 UK | 17:00 CET (NL)

SPEAKERS

Bea de Andres
Booking.com Head of Sustainability – Core Business

Jim Sano
WWF Vice President for Travel, Tourism and Conservation

Dr. Anna Spenceley
IUCN WCPA TAPAS Group Chair; GSTC Board Member

 

Ian Corbett
TUI Sustainable Business Manager

 

CB Ramkumar
GSTC Board Member & South Asia Director; Green Dreams for the Planet & Our Native Village Founder

Prof. Kumi Kato
Wakayama University Faculty of Tourism Professor; GSTC Board Member

Glenn Mandziuk
Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) CEO; GSTC Board Member

Nia Klatte
Khiri Reach Executive Director & Khiri Travel Regional Sustainability Coordinator

Luigi Cabrini
GSTC Chairman

 

Randy Durband
GSTC CEO

 

PROGRAM

The GSTC 2020 Online Members Meeting is 2½ hours long and includes important updates and developments as well as examples of how the GSTC framework is being applied.

December 8th Agenda (2½ hours)
09:00 CET | 15:00 ICT | 16:00 CN | 17:00 JP | 18:00 AEST
(1) Welcome remarks (10 minutes)
Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chairman(2) GSTC mission and key updates (30 minutes)
Randy Durband, GSTC CEO
Implementation of the GSTC framework
(each part is 20 minutes incl. Q&A)(3) TUI’s Sustainable Hotels: Better Client Experience
Ian Corbett, TUI Sustainable Business Manager

(4) Using the GSTC framework as an OTA
Bea de Andres, Booking.com Head of Sustainability Core Business

(5) Influencing your supply chain
Nia Klatte, Khiri Reach Director & Khiri Travel Sustainability Coordinator

(6) Japan’s adoption of the GSTC Criteria
Prof. Kumi Kato, Wakayama University Faculty of Tourism Professor; GSTC Board Member

(7) Open discussion forum
(30 minutes, can continue for those interested)
Moderated by CB Ramkumar, GSTC Board Member & South Asia Director
December 10th Agenda (2½ hours)
08:00 PST (CA) | 11:00 EST (NY) | 16:00 UK | 17:00 CET (NL)
(1) Welcome remarks (10 minutes)
Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chairman(2) GSTC mission and key updates (30 minutes)
Randy Durband, GSTC CEO
Implementation of the GSTC framework
(each part is 20 minutes incl. Q&A)(3) TUI’s Sustainable Hotels: Better Client Experience
Ian Corbett, TUI Sustainable Business Manager

(4) Using the GSTC framework as an OTA
Bea de Andres, Booking.com Head of Sustainability Core Business

(5) Royal Caribbean’s push for tour operators certification
Jim Sano, WWF Vice President for Travel, Tourism and Conservation

(6) Applying the GSTC Criteria in a Destination
Glenn Mandziuk, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) CEO; GSTC Board Member

(7) Open discussion forum
(30 minutes, can continue for those interested)
Moderated by Dr. Anna Spenceley, IUCN WCPA TAPAS Group Chair; GSTC Board Member

PROGRAM

The GSTC 2020 Online Members Meeting is 2½ hours long and includes important updates and developments as well as examples of how the GSTC framework is being applied.


December 8th Agenda (2½ hours)
09:00 CET (DE) | 15:00 ICT (TH) | 16:00 CN | 17:00 JP | 18:00 AEST

(1) Welcome remarks (10 minutes)
Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chairman(2) GSTC mission and key updates (30 minutes)
Randy Durband, GSTC CEO

Implementation of the GSTC framework (each part is 20 minutes incl. Q&A)

(3) TUI’s Sustainable Hotels: Better Client Experience
Ian Corbett, TUI Sustainable Business Manager

(4) Using the GSTC framework as an OTA
Bea de Andres, Booking.com Head of Sustainability Core Business

(5) Influencing your supply chain
Nia Klatte, Khiri Reach Director & Khiri Travel Sustainability Coordinator

(6) Japan’s adoption of the GSTC Criteria
Prof. Kumi Kato, Wakayama University Faculty of Tourism Professor; GSTC Board Member

(7) Open discussion forum (30 minutes, can continue for those interested)
Moderated by CB Ramkumar, GSTC Board Member & South Asia Director


December 10th Agenda (2½ hours)
08:00 PST (CA) | 11:00 EST (NY) | 16:00 UK | 17:00 CET (NL)

(1) Welcome remarks (10 minutes)
Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chairman(2) GSTC mission and key updates (30 minutes)
Randy Durband, GSTC CEO

Implementation of the GSTC framework (each part is 20 minutes incl. Q&A)

(3) TUI’s Sustainable Hotels: Better Client Experience
Ian Corbett, TUI Sustainable Business Manager

(4) Using the GSTC framework as an OTA
Bea de Andres, Booking.com Head of Sustainability Core Business

(5) Royal Caribbean’s push for tour operators certification
Jim Sano, WWF Vice President for Travel, Tourism and Conservation

(6) Applying the GSTC Criteria in a Destination
Glenn Mandziuk, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) CEO; GSTC Board Member

(7) Open discussion forum (30 minutes, can continue for those interested)

RECORDINGS

If you missed the meeting (or just enjoyed it so much) you can watch the rcording, available for logged-in GSTC Members after

(if you are not yet a member, see more details here).

December 10th
(for the Americas, Europe, Africa time-zones)
08:00 PST (CA) | 11:00 EST (NY) | 16:00 UK | 17:00 CET (NL)

Recording of the GSTC 2020 Online Members Meeting