The GSTC represents a diverse and global membership, including UN agencies, leading travel companies, hotels, country tourism boards, tour operators, individuals and communities – all striving to achieve best practices in sustainable tourism. This quarterly updated list is categorized by world region and represents all current GSTC Organization members.
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Adventure Green Alaska (AGA)
Adventure Green Alaska (AGA) is a voluntary certification program for tourism businesses operating in Alaska that meet standards of economic, environmental, and social sustainability. AGA also assists non-qualifying tourism businesses on improving their operations so they may become eligible for the Alaska sustainable tourism label. For more information, please visit www.adventuregreenalaska.org
Adventure Travel and Trade Association (ATTA)
Adventure Travel and Trade Association (ATTA) is a global membership organization dedicated to unifying, connecting, professionalizing, promoting and responsibly growing the adventure travel market. Association members include tour operators, destination marketing organizations, tourism boards, specialty travel agents, guides, accommodations, media and service providers. Host of the annual Adventure Travel World Summit executive trade conferences, the Adventure Travel Trade Association also makes possible www.Adventure.Travel, the traveler’s hub of physical, cultural and nature-based adventure travel and guide to trusted tour operators from around the globe.
AGEG Tourism for Sustainability Consulting
AGEG Tourism for Sustainability Consulting provides international implementation consulting with practical approach on sustainable tourism development as well as tailor-made and innovative solutions. We are member of the AGEG Group, an association of experts and consulting company operating worldwide with over 25 years of experience in international development cooperation and sustainable development in more than 120 countries. We believe that sustainable tourism development and management practices are applicable to all forms of tourism at any destination. Training and capacity building are the key elements for the development and implementation of all our projects.To ensure the sustainability of our projects, we jointly work with all stakeholders involved and bring them together around one table: non-governmental organisations (NGOs), local communities, planners, investors and political decision makers.
Alexandra’s Africa Safaris
Alexandra’s Africa Safaris is a UK based, niche Safari Tour operator working through local operators to offer guests a range of off-the-beaten-track eco-cultural safaris in Southern Africa. Our eco-cultural safaris are crafted to allow our guests to enjoy a combination of premier wildlife reserves, majestic landscapes and unique birds and wildlife with a respectful immersion into the cultures, art, traditions, heritages and people within our area of operation. We are passionate about conservation, education and doing all we can to help support the economy in off-the-beaten track areas – where this is mutually beneficial. Supporting UN SDGs: 4, 8 and 15.
Altruvistas provides ethical, comprehensive, educational and philanthropic travel planning services so participants can have the adventure of a lifetime. Ourethical travel company inspires travelers to engage their passion, explore the issues they care about, share with communities around the world, and build dynamic philanthropic relationships.
Like many travelers, we believe that in order for travel to be truly ethical, it needs to incorporate the best practices of both ecological and social responsibility. Some travel companies focus on one or the other. Altruvistas philosophy is holistic in its approach; we focus on both eco-consciousness AND social responsibility so that travelers can benefit the people and places they visit.
If you’d like to find out about the upcoming ethical journeys we have planned, visit our website (www.altruvistas.com), or talk with us about putting together a customized tour by emailing our founder Malia Everette ~ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asian Ecotourism Network
Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN) provides more hands-on connections and relevant opportunities for members working together at a regional scale providing more networking and business opportunities, significant information, educational materials and networking prospects to both small and large organizations within Asia. AEN endorces the GSTC and its criteria for sustainability for travel providers, accommodations, destinations, and public authorities in Asia and beyond.
Associacion de Hoteles de Turismo de la Republica Argentina (AHT)
Founded in February 1977, the AHT has steadily been working with professionalism, responsibility and efficiency towards the achievement of its goals. Nowadays, the association gathers the main hotels in Argentina, taking into account not only the capacity of their facilities but also their quality, and connecting through its activities those hotel establishments located in the most important national tourist centers. The AHT represents the activity of the five star hotels in all Argentina and those four star hotels who are members. As a non-profit organization, it gathers, groups and represents the mentioned hotel sector, systematically providing the following benefits which are transferred to the services.
BookedYet.com was founded in 2020 by Acacia Sustainability to promote the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). BookedYet.com aims to empower travellers with information about the sustainable action’s hotels and resorts around the world are taking to reduce their impact on the environment. We hope that this will help in the shift to a low carbon economy and increased the demand for sustainable products and services. To ensure that every hotel night purchased is supporting the advancement of the SDG’s, BookedYet.com will offset carbon emissions from nights booked as well as hosting the world’s first online community that rewards participation with carbon offsets.
Botswana Tourism Organization
The Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO) is the leading body supporting the efforts to market Botswana’s tourist product, grade and classify tourist accommodation facilities, and promote investment in the tourism sector. With its long-standing commitment to conservation of its land, wildlife and cultural heritage, Botswana enjoys a solid reputation as a progressive sustainable tourism destination and one of the top safari destinations in the world. BTO offers the Botswana Ecotourism Certification System, which is designed to encourage and support responsible environmental, social and cultural behavior by tourism businesses and make sure they provide a quality eco-friendly product to consumers.
Cámara Argentina de Turismo (CAT) represents and promotes the interests of the private tourism activity in Argentina, fostering a sustainable development of tourism, coordinating efforts with the Ministry of Tourism of the Nation, the Federal Board of Tourism (CFT) and the National Institute of Tourism Promotion (INPROTUR). It gathers the most important chambers, federations and associations representing the private industries that form part of the tourism activity as a whole, which is an essential socioeconomic activity of argentine economy. Working jointly with the public sector to design tourism policies, the Camara Argentina de Turismo promotes the development of internal tourism and the positioning of Argentina as a main tourist destination in the world. The CAT’s performance brings to life and transforms into actions the spirit of the National Law of Tourism, which defines the Entity as a referent and reliable source in the private sector. Please visit: http://www.camaradeturismo.org.ar/