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12 11, 2020

One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme 2019 Annual Magazine

2021-02-02T00:46:01+08:00November 12th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Using Standards to Scale Sustainability in Tourism There are countless standards and certification schemes for sustainable tourism in the world. This provides opportunities, but can also create confusion. For this reason, UNEP and UNWTO joined forces with industry leaders and the conservation community. Together, they created the GSTC as a Council and the GSTC [...]

11 11, 2020

MSC Cruises Calls Shore Excursion Tour Operators to Become Certified to the GSTC Criteria

2021-01-07T17:36:07+08:00November 11th, 2020|Tags: |

In their 2019 Sustainability Report 2019, MSC Cruises aims for all shore excursion tour operators at their frequent destinations to be certified to the GSTC Criteria as part of the PROTECTOURS Program: “In 2019, approximately 10% of our excursions were with tour operators certified to the Global Sustainable Tourism Council - GSTC standards. The GSTC [...]

15 09, 2020

The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2020 by CREST

2021-04-06T11:30:19+08:00September 15th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) released a new tourism industry study; The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2020. This year's report includes a special focus on the two major crises facing our world today: climate change and COVID-19. Using cutting-edge research, the 2020 Case for Responsible Travel report provides an overview [...]

28 01, 2020

MSC Cruises Launches PROTECTOURS – Sustainability Tour Program Based on the GSTC Framework

2021-01-07T17:25:14+08:00January 28th, 2020|Tags: |

MSC Cruises has unveiled a series of carefully selected shore excursions specifically designed to help protect and preserve Earth’s natural beauty and set specific objectives for local tour operator partners to become internationally certified to the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Criteria. These unique excursions are an integral part of MSC Cruises’ mission to offer [...]