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20 01, 2022

Interview de Monsieur Ignacio de las Cuevas, Formateur GSTC

2022-01-20T13:28:15+08:00January 20th, 2022|

Une interview avec Ignacio de la Cueves, formateur GSTC, aborde les critères GSTC et leurs objectifs. Qu’est -ce que les critères GSTC et quels sont leurs objectifs ? Les critères GSTC servent de normes mondiales pour la durabilité dans les voyages et le tourisme. Les Critères sont utilisés pour la formation et la sensibilisation, [...]

12 12, 2020

GSTC Training Program Highlights: 2020 Summary

2022-07-06T14:08:48+08:00December 12th, 2020|

About the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program With the aim of strengthening awareness of sustainable tourism in destinations around the world, the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) covers global trends in sustainable tourism. It looks at sustainability best practices for both businesses and destinations. It also offers a unique opportunity to gain an [...]

22 07, 2020

GSTC Joins Global Tourism Plastic Initiative (GTPI) to Take on Plastic Pollution

2021-02-02T04:02:55+08:00July 22nd, 2020|

The GSTC has become a Signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative July 2020 - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has today become a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI), led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The [...]

10 06, 2019

Destination Assessment of Roatan, Honduras

2021-01-23T07:23:22+08:00June 10th, 2019|

Tourism in Roatan, Honduras Today Roatan is an island in the Caribbean located 65 kilometers from the coast of Honduras. Tourism is key to Roatan’s economy. However, it's unfortunately confronted with its own set of issues. The island’s growing popularity has resulted in increased wastewater, pollution, and other environmental threats. These are all accelerated [...]

7 06, 2018

Publication on ‘Tourism for Development’ Has been Released

2021-02-02T00:28:11+08:00June 7th, 2018|

The UNTWO Publication on "Tourism for Development" has been released At last, the UNWTO flagship publication on ‘Tourism for Development" has been released. This publication, as a key outcome of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 (IY2017), addresses the changes needed in policies, business practices, and consumer behavior for tourism to [...]

10 07, 2017

GSTC Destination Assessment of Sukhothai Historical Park, Thailand

2021-10-29T22:53:47+08:00July 10th, 2017|

Sukhothai Historical Park  The Destination Assessment team interviewing the members of the Community Club Sukhothai Historical Park is located in north-central Thailand, near modern-day Sukhothai. This UNESCO World Heritage Site represents what is left of the Sukhothai Kingdom. The Kingdom ruled Thailand between the 13th and 14th centuries. The Sukhothai Kingdom is [...]

2 07, 2017

Why United Nations Representatives Recommend Using the GSTC Criteria

2021-02-01T23:40:18+08:00July 2nd, 2017|

Trends of the Tourism Industry Currently, the tourism industry generates almost 5% of the global greenhouse gases which are emitted into the atmosphere. According to the U.N. Environment, that percentage is closer to 12.5% when you consider other energy resources that hotels and resorts use. A major play in all of this is the [...]

15 06, 2015

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai Speaking About GSTC

2021-02-02T16:00:06+08:00June 15th, 2015|

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai Shows Support June 15, 2015 - Longtime Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) supporter UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai recorded this message about the GSTC. It reinforces the necessity and value of the GSTC Criteria in global tourism. As a global agency, responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable, and universally accessible tourism, [...]

16 11, 2013

Early-Adopter Spotlight: Cusco Region of Peru Completes “Early Adopter” Assessment of Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations

2021-12-11T04:37:54+08:00November 16th, 2013|

The Destination Cusco-Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu Peru,, known locally as the Cusco region and  globally for the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and Cusco World Heritage Sites, has completed  the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) Early  Adopters pilot program to test its new Criteria  and Indicators for Destinations. The Cusco region is one of Peru’s most visited [...]

7 06, 2011

Sabre Holdings and Travelocity adopt the GSTC Standards

2021-10-15T06:51:00+08:00June 7th, 2011|

Leilani Latimer - Sabre Holdings, GSTC Board Member and Chair of the Market Access Working Group Standards for Sustainable Tourism When you think of standards, do you think of limitations or confinements? If you've ever been in sales, you know that standards can give you boundaries, which you can then run freely [...]

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