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