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25 01, 2021

Gujarat Subsidizes Tour Operators Certification to the GSTC Criteria

2021-06-30T10:42:13+08:00January 25th, 2021|Tags: |

The Gujarat government its Gujarat Tourism Policy 2021-2025 Towards Sustainability "While the global travel and tourism industry contributes to 10% of the global GDP, valuing close to USD 9 trillion, it contributes to around 8% of the world's carbon emissions. Various aspects such as transport, lodging, construction, food and beverages and such tourism-related activities [...]

23 04, 2020

Booking.com Sustainable Travel Report 2020

2021-05-25T15:26:48+08:00April 23rd, 2020|Tags: |

96% of Indian travelers identified sustainable travel as important to them: Booking.com Sustainable Travel Report 2020 According to research conducted by Booking.com in 2020 (~ 22 global markets and ~1000 participants per market) 82% of travellers tell they find sustainability an important topic, but only 50% tell there's enough choice when it comes to [...]

21 02, 2018

GSTC Training News: Green Dreams for the Planet Becomes a Training Partner in India

2021-05-25T16:10:54+08:00February 21st, 2018|Tags: |

Green Dreams for the Planet (GDP), a non-profit foundation in India focused on environmental education and sustainability action, is the newest addition to the GSTC's Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP). As a Training Partner, GDP will organize and deliver STTP training classes in India, supporting the goal of "ensuring that sustainable tourism best practices [...]

13 12, 2017

GSTC activities in India in partnership with GreenOtels

2021-06-23T10:40:11+08:00December 13th, 2017|Tags: |

December 2017 - Awareness of GSTC is growing in India, facilitated by the partnerships GSTC is forging with organizations like GreenOtels. With the GreenOtels team, awareness summits have been conducted through 2017 in ten cities including Bengaluru, Jaipur, Chennai, Kochi, Pune, Goa, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Vishakapatnam this year. The mission of GreenOtels, a GSTC [...]

23 03, 2017

GSTC Board Member and India Country Representative, CB (Ram) Ramkumar at GreenOtels Events Across India

2021-05-25T15:32:28+08:00March 23rd, 2017|Tags: |

March 2017 - Sustainable tourism mainstreaming is taking place in India, with events throughout the country, led by GSTC member Root Cause Media / GreenOtels with the support and guidance of GSTC Board Member and India Country Representative, CB (Ram) Ramkumar. GreenOtels is doing something that has not been done until now in India [...]

29 06, 2014

Our Native Village

2021-05-25T16:10:11+08:00June 29th, 2014|Tags: |

Our Native Village, an eco-resort for holistic health located outside of Bangalore, is at the forefront of sustainable hospitality in India. The 24-room resort has a fully natural swimming pool, a spa, and a 12-acre organic farm that serves the guests sustainable food. Working with the GSTC criteria, Our Native Village now generates 75% [...]

26 06, 2014

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training in Maharashtra

2021-05-25T15:26:01+08:00June 26th, 2014|Tags: |

June 26, 2014 - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce the launch of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program. The training program is designed to educate travel and tourism professionals on key factors needed to integrate sustainability into a destination, business or organization. Highlights include discussions about current best practices, [...]