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16 04, 2021

Japan’s Journey Toward Sustainability

2021-07-31T00:25:55+08:00April 16th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Destination Stewardship Report – Spring 2021 (Volume 1, Issue 4) This post is from the Destination Stewardship Report (Spring 2021, Volume 1, Issue 4), an e-quarterly publication that provides practical information and insights useful to anyone whose work or interests involve improving destination stewardship in a post-pandemic world. It’s a tall order for a [...]

6 04, 2021

Japan Sustainable Tourism Standard for Destinations is now a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2021-04-09T09:09:38+08:00April 6th, 2021|Tags: |

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Japan Sustainable Tourism Standard for Destinations (JSTS-D) has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. The Japan Sustainable Tourism Standard for Destinations (JSTS-D) which is based on the GSTC Criteria for Destinations, was developed by Japan Tourism Agency (JTA), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and [...]

10 11, 2020

GSTC Industry Criteria – Now Available in Japanese

2020-11-10T22:17:05+08:00November 10th, 2020|Tags: , |

The GSTC Industry Criteria has been translated into Japanese and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. GSTC観光産業向け基準が日本語に翻訳されました。基準(多言語)のページよりダウンロードが可能です。

27 09, 2020

Why local communities are important to the future of Japan’s ailing tourism industry (The Japan Times)

2020-09-30T09:06:22+08:00September 27th, 2020|Tags: , |

The pandemic has accelerated these trends. Prior to 2020, the government had already poured trillions of yen into promoting lesser-visited parts of Japan as tourist destinations. Although sustainability rarely factored into official tourism strategy within Japan, the effects of the climate crisis and overtourism appear to have finally made some impact. Government white papers [...]

20 02, 2020

Japan Tourism Agency Joins GSTC

2021-04-05T15:58:03+08:00February 20th, 2020|Tags: |

Japan Tourism Agency Joins GSTC Japan Tourism Agency has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a Destination Member. The Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) is an organization that was set up in 2008 as an agency of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. It was established to serve as the hub [...]

1 11, 2017

GSTC in Japan: Speaking at JAFIT National Conference on “Realization of Sustainable Tourism”

2019-03-24T16:14:37+08:00November 1st, 2017|Tags: |

GSTC in Japan: Speaking at JAFIT National Conference on “Realization of Sustainable Tourism” On 28 October 2017 the JAFIT National Conference on “Realization of Sustainable Tourism” took place at Toyo University in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Roi Ariel, GSTC General Manager, was the keynote speaker at the conference, presenting "Realization of Sustainable Tourism through Global Standards". [...]