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20 03, 2018

The Difference Between Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism

2021-07-17T06:50:59+08:00March 20th, 2018|

The Difference Between Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Many confuse between the terms “Ecotourism”, “Sustainable Tourism”, and “Responsible Travel”, so here's a simple explanation on the differences. Ecotourism is a niche segment of tourism in natural areas. Sustainable Tourism does not refer to a specific type of tourism, it is an aspiration for the impacts [...]

20 03, 2018

What is Sustainable Tourism?

2021-09-28T12:58:08+08:00March 20th, 2018|

What is Sustainable Tourism? There are many terms that float around that may sound similar but actually refer to something distinct. Definition of Sustainable Tourism Sustainable Tourism refers to sustainable practices in and by the tourism industry. It is an aspiration to acknowledge all impacts of tourism, both positive and negative. It aims to minimize [...]

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 [...]

22 01, 2016

Global Sustainable Tourism Conference: 5-8 October 2016, Suwon, South Korea

2017-03-04T16:44:00+08:00January 22nd, 2016|

Sustainable development is an imperative for all sectors, and the United Nations has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. How to best develop sustainably? Do travelers wish to buy sustainable products? GSTC – the global organization created by the United Nations system and leading global conservation organizations to develop standards [...]

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 [...]

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