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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 [...]

22 07, 2020

GSTC Joins Global Tourism Plastic Initiative (GTPI) to Take on Plastic Pollution

2021-02-02T04:02:55+08:00July 22nd, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

The GSTC has become a Signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative July 2020 - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has today become a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI), led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The [...]

2 07, 2017

Why United Nations Representatives Recommend Using the GSTC Criteria

2021-02-01T23:40:18+08:00July 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

17 10, 2016

Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2016 Concluded in Success

2021-01-28T16:08:38+08:00October 17th, 2016|Tags: , , |

October 2016, Suwon, Republic of Korea – The Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2016 in Suwon, Republic of Korea, took place on 5-8 October 2016, with 400 participants coming from more than 20 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, and North America. This includes many GSTC members and the GSTC Board members. The conference brought direct [...]

15 06, 2015

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai Speaking About GSTC

2021-02-02T16:00:06+08:00June 15th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai Shows Support June 15, 2015 - Longtime Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) supporter UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai recorded this message about the GSTC. It reinforces the necessity and value of the GSTC Criteria in global tourism. As a global agency, responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable, and universally accessible tourism, [...]

19 07, 2014

UNWTO Dr Dirk Glaesser joins GSTC Board of Directors

2021-01-28T16:04:07+08:00July 19th, 2014|Tags: , |

Dr. Dirk Glaesser has joined the GSTC Board of Directors. Dr Dirk Glaesser is the Director for the Sustainable Development Programme of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Along with UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme, UNWTO maintains a permanent seat on the GSTC Board of Directors. As of June 1st 2014, Dirk assumed that [...]

10 09, 2009

Partnership for Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria and Sustainable Tourism Stewardship Council Announce Merger to Form Tourism Sustainability Council

2020-09-08T13:42:51+08:00September 10th, 2009|Tags: , , , |

Two leading initiatives launch effort to provide global sustainable tourism guidelines and international accreditation for travel industry to help protect the environment and support local communities. ASHINGTON DC, September 10, 2009 - The Partnership for Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria and the Sustainable Tourism Stewardship Council (STSC) announced today their official merger. The result will be [...]

6 10, 2008

Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria Announced at IUCN World Conservation Congress 2008

2020-09-08T13:19:46+08:00October 6th, 2008|Tags: , , , |

Voluntary standards help travel suppliers around the world meet increasing consumer demand for products and services that will have positive effects on communities and the environment BARCELONA, October 6, 2008 - United Nations Foundation Founder and Chairman Ted Turner joined the Rainforest Alliance, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations World Tourism Organization [...]