After two years without an on-site GSTC Conference due to the pandemic, the GSTC2022 Global Sustainable Tourism Conference will be held in Seville, Spain, from December 12-15.

GSTC2022 Sevilla will bring together international and domestic tourism stakeholders involved in the development and promotion of sustainable travel & tourism; including the public sector, hotels, tour operators, corporates, OTAs, academia, development agencies, NGOs, consultants, and more. The Conference themes are (A) Tourism Adaptation to Climate Change, (B) Mainstreaming Sustainability Standards, (C) Destination Stewardship, and (D) Green Mobility & Accessibility. The program involves a mixture of panel discussions and interactive workshops with many sessions to choose from, including GSTC Criteria consultation workshops.

A superb line-up of global speakers will share insights and discuss the following topics: Climate Change Influence on Tourism Operation, Carbon Neutral Cities, How National Tourism Bodies Use Existing Sustainable Tourism Standards, Sustainable Luxury Hospitality, Sustainability in Corporate & Business Travel, Businesses Influencing Supply Chain, Interpretation of Cultural Heritage, Türkiye Sustainable Tourism Program, The Role of Standards and Certification in Destination Stewardship, Setting Sustainability Goals by Trade Association Together With National Tourism Bodies, and Green Mobility & Accessibility.

In conjunction with the conference, three onsite training courses will take place on Dec 11th &12th:
GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course in English
GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course in Spanish
GSTC Sustainable Business Travel Course

Participating in GSTC’s Sustainable Tourism Training Program allows participants to gain in-depth knowledge of the GSTC Criteria before the Conference begins.

There will also be opportunities to enjoy Seville, including a complimentary walking tour of the historic city, as well as a private dinner at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Real Alcázar for GSTC2022 delegates. View the full program here.

The city of Seville (or Sevilla in Spanish) is the capital of the Spanish region and province of Andalusia and has about 700,000 inhabitants, making Seville the fourth largest city in Spain. Situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville has a rich Moorish heritage and used to be a prosperous port that carried out trade with the Americas. The streets and squares in the historic quarter of the capital of Andalucía are lively and busy. They are home to many buildings that have the World Heritage designation, and many districts are full of traditional culture, like Triana and La Macarena.

Learn more and join us in Seville from December 12-15: