GSTC 2021 Online Members Meeting: Recordings
Every year, GSTC holds a professional conference focusing on sustainable tourism, standards, certifications, and the GSTC Criteria.
Due to the pandemic, we couldn’t hold an on-site conference and instead held the GSTC 2021 Online Members Meeting on December 7th (for Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa time-zones) and December 9th (for the Americas, Europe, Africa time-zones).
PART I – Setting the stage
Will post-pandemic tourism be more sustainable?
Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chairman (presentation)
GSTC mission and key updates
Randy Durband, GSTC CEO (presentation)
PART II – Implementation of the GSTC framework
Sustainable Business Travel and Boosting Sustainable Hotel Bookings
Nicole Sautter – Analyst Global Sustainability Risk, Compliance & ESG, American Express GBT
Vibhav Singh – Consulting Manager, Global Business Consulting – APAC, American Express GBT
Sustainable Luxury Travel and the Considerate Collection
Christopher Grime, Head of Product Integration, Small luxury Hotels of the World (SLH)
Developing National Strategy Using Existing Standards – Swisstainable
Samuel Wille, Deputy Head of Business Development, Switzerland Tourism (presentation)
Applying the GSTC Destination Criteria – Establishing Sustainability Councils in the Bahamas
Janel Campbell, Manager Sustainability Department, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation
PART III – Open discussion
Open discussion, 7th Dec 2021
Moderated by CB Ramkumar, GSTC Board Member & South Asia Director
Open discussion, 9th Dec 2021
Moderated by Rika Jean-François, ITB Berlin CSR Commissioner and GSTC Board Member