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GSTC in India

Sometimes referred to as ecotourism in India, sustainable tourism is becoming more and more important. According to research conducted by in 2020, 96% of Indian travelers identified sustainable travel as important to them, while 76% said they were more determined to make sustainable choices when looking to travel again in the future. Furthermore, witnessing the impact that tourism has on the environment while on vacation has resulted in 73% of travelers making more eco-friendly choices in their everyday life.

However, while these findings are promising, obstacles still exist. 39% of Indian travelers do not know how or where to find sustainable travel options and 54% think there aren’t enough sustainable travel options available. Therefore, clarity on sustainable tourism companies in India is needed.

The GSTC Criteria is already being used in India and has been gaining more momentum recently.

GSTC India Working Group

As the name suggests, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is truly global. As such, we have a dedicated Director and a Working Group focused on India:

  • CB Ramkumar, GSTC Board Member & South Asia Director 
  • Aditi Chanchani, Tourism Researcher and Consultant
  • Rajesh Nambiar, CEO and Chief Consultant, Provork  

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Internship with the GSTC India Working Group

The GSTC India Working Group is now accepting interns/volunteers. If interested, and you have the skills and passion, fill in this form.

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