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22 04, 2021

How to Travel More Sustainably – NYT Article

2021-04-22T18:38:05+08:00April 22nd, 2021|Tags: |

New York Times: How to Travel More Sustainably Don’t skimp on doing your own research, and be aware that ‘green’ certificates aren’t always all they’re cracked up to be. Looking for a hotel or tour operator that has earned a sustainability label might seem like a good place to start, but the reality isn’t so [...]

15 02, 2019

NY Times Calls Travelers to look for GSTC-Accredited Certification Bodies: How to Be a Green Traveler

2020-07-25T19:24:32+08:00February 15th, 2019|Tags: |

"The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) [accredits] certification programs for hotels and tour operators [...]. Travelers can visit their site to see lists of these programs, which include The Rainforest Alliance and Earth Check, and hotels that are [certified] will typically show a certification logo on their own websites and marketing materials." Read the full article: How to Be a Green Traveler by By [...]

28 09, 2017

Sustainable Travel Can Be Budget-Friendly

2020-09-02T13:47:53+08:00September 28th, 2017|Tags: |

But sustainable tourism doesn’t have to be expensive. Not only that, “it should actually be cheaper,” said Kelly Bricker, vice-chair of the board of directors of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, or G.S.T.C. “There should be cost savings for doing the right thing. If you’re sourcing locally, reinvesting back into the community, it should be [...]

30 05, 2017

Greening Your Summer Vacation – GSTC in the New York Time

2020-09-02T13:46:24+08:00May 30th, 2017|Tags: |

The New York Times: "To evaluate a certification program, check to see if it has been reviewed by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council - GSTC, an independent nonprofit that has established standards for sustainability in travel." Read the full article: Greening Your Summer Vacation by Elaine Glusac, The Getaway, New York Times (published: 29 May 2017). [...]

8 01, 2017

Where Sustainable Travel Is Headed in 2017 – New York Time

2020-09-02T17:32:22+08:00January 8th, 2017|Tags: |

The Mainstreaming of Sustainability Travel experts say that sustainable travel is still a niche movement. “Some travel companies try to be sustainable, while others ignore the idea, and from the traveler side, demand and awareness is soft,” said Randy Durband, the chief executive of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), a nonprofit accreditation group for [...]

22 04, 2016

How to Travel the Earth And Protect It, Too (New York Times)

2020-09-02T17:32:02+08:00April 22nd, 2016|Tags: |

Where to Stay and Eat Figuring out where to stay and where to dine can be baffling. A blizzard of organizations provide green stamps of approval to hotels, making it hard to sort greenwashing from reality. James Sano, of the World Wildlife Fund, suggests hotels that follow criteria laid out by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). One example: [...]

29 12, 2014

NY Times: The Industry Can Set and Follow Sustainable Tourism Standards

2020-09-02T13:48:25+08:00December 29th, 2014|Tags: , |

"The diverse players of the travel and tourism industry have shown very mixed efforts in trying to “do the right things” for the environment and people, and have had very mixed results.

 That’s why effective use of universal standards for sustainability is essential. Some of the most prominent guidelines are for global hotel operations, [...]