Accreditation

5 06, 2024

GSTC Requirements for Hotel’s Performance against eight criteria of the GSTC Hotel Criteria

2024-06-09T15:15:16+08:006월 5th, 2024|

In an era where environmental concerns are becoming increasingly central to consumer decisions, the importance of sustainability in business practices cannot be overstated. As companies across the globe strive to align with the GSTC Criteria, the global standards for sustainability in travel and tourism, certification plays a pivotal role in shaping industry norms and [...]

20 05, 2024

Public Consultation Open – GSTC Accreditation Manual For Destination Certification Bodies

2024-05-20T19:51:31+08:005월 20th, 2024|

We invite tourism industry stakeholders to participate in the Public Consultation on the revision of the GSTC Accreditation Manual For Destination Certification Bodies v.2.0, which will run for 100 days starting from today, May 20th, 2024, to August 28th, 2024. About the GSTC Accreditation Manual For Destination Certification Bodies v.2.0: The GSTC Accreditation Manual [...]

29 12, 2023

Public Consultation on GSTC Accreditation Manual Revision v.4.0

2023-12-29T21:34:18+08:0012월 29th, 2023|

We invite tourism industry stakeholders to participate in the public consultation on the revision of the GSTC Accreditation Manual for Certification of Hotel/Accommodation & Tour Operator v.4.0, which will run for 100 days from December 29th, 2023 to April 6th, 2024. About the GSTC Accreditation Manual for Certification of Hotel/Accommodation & Tour Operator: The [...]

25 11, 2023

GSTC Accreditation Manual v3.0 Informative Zoom Meeting Recording

2023-12-02T10:23:47+08:0011월 25th, 2023|

On July 12, 2023, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announced the publication of its revised GSTC Accreditation Manual version 3.0. GSTC held an informative zoom meeting on November 14, 2023 to explain the revised GSTC Accreditation Manual for Certification of Hotel/Accommodation & Tour Operator version 3.0. As tour operators have become an essential [...]

29 09, 2023

Future Direction for GSTC and ASI Engagement

2023-10-05T18:16:00+08:009월 29th, 2023|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) would like to inform a significant change in our cooperation with the Assurance Services International (ASI). Since 2014, GSTC and ASI have been working in close collaboration to implement its accreditation program in sustainable tourism. During this nearly decade-long partnership, the partnership between GSTC and ASI has contributed [...]

14 08, 2023

Mauritius Standards Bureau (MSB) is now GSTC-Accredited

2023-08-14T18:32:00+08:008월 14th, 2023|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Mauritius Standards Bureau (MSB) has gained the GSTC-Accredited Certification Body status.  The Mauritius Standards Bureau (MSB), a non-profit parastatal body in the island of Mauritius, has embarked on a project to provide third-party certification to tourism businesses with the aim of boosting the [...]

9 08, 2023

GSTC published revised GSTC Accreditation Manual 3.0

2023-08-09T23:13:55+08:008월 9th, 2023|

Photo: Dr. Mihee Kang, Assurance Director of GSTC, in the GSTC Auditor training in Antalya, Tükiye, during the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2023. The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has revised the GSTC Accreditation Manual for Certification of Hotel/Accommodation & Tour Operator, and version 3.0 was approved on 12 July 2023. The [...]

4 08, 2023

RoyalCert is now GSTC-Accredited

2023-08-04T00:51:14+08:008월 4th, 2023|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that RoyalCert has gained the GSTC-Accredited Certification Body status.  RoyalCert is an International certification body with HeadQuarters in Germany and operating in +40 countries globally. RoyalCert offers inspection, training, assessment and certification services to a wide range of industries, including the Tourism Industry, and [...]

2 07, 2021

GSTC Accreditation Manual v2.5 Informative Session Recording

2021-07-20T14:36:14+08:007월 2nd, 2021|

At the end of April 2021, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announced the publication of its revised GSTC Accreditation Manual version 2.5. The transition period to the GSTC Accreditation Manual v2.5 runs for 1-year starting from the effective date (May 15th 2021). The Manual covers both the requirements of and accreditation processes. For Certification [...]

30 04, 2021

GSTC published revised GSTC Accreditation Manual v2.5

2021-05-24T19:33:44+08:004월 30th, 2021|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce the publication of its revised GSTC Accreditation Manual version 2.5 approved on 27th April 2021, which will become effective on 15th May 2021. The Manual is available on the following webpage Achieve GSTC Accredited Status. The transition period to the GSTC Accreditation Manual v2.5 runs [...]

8 02, 2021

GSTC Assurance Panel’s 10-Year Anniversary

2021-02-25T18:12:35+08:002월 8th, 2021|

On February 7th, 2011, the first meeting of the GSTC Assurance Panel (back then called Accreditation Panel) took place virtually. “During the past 10 years, the Panel has reviewed around 100 applications seeking GSTC’s recognition of a standard or accreditation of a certification system,” says Cathy Parsons, GSTC Assurance Panel Chair. “I want to [...]

23 06, 2020

UCSL to Certify Hotels & Tour Operators after Achieving GSTC-Accredited Status

2021-01-05T12:04:22+08:006월 23rd, 2020|

UCSL to Certify Hotels & Tour Operators after Achieving GSTC-Accredited Status June 2020 - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that United Certification Systems has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status for certifying hotels and tour operators. Achieving the GSTC-Accredited status means that a certification program is following processes and procedures that have [...]

22 04, 2020

Bureau Veritas Certification to Certify Hotels & Tour Operators after Achieving GSTC-Accredited Status

2020-04-26T09:54:12+08:004월 22nd, 2020|

Bureau Veritas Certification to Certify Hotels & Tour Operators after Achieving GSTC-Accredited Status April 2020 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Bureau Veritas Certification Hong Kong has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status for certifying hotels and tour operators. Achieving the GSTC-Accredited status means that a certification program is following [...]

27 06, 2019

Vireo Srl is now GSTC-Accredited for Certifying Destinations

2022-07-12T08:36:27+08:006월 27th, 2019|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Vireo Srl has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status for certifying destinations.  Achieving the GSTC-Accredited status for certifying destinations means that a certification program is following processes and procedures that have been reviewed and approved by the GSTC Accreditation Panel in order to provide an [...]

18 10, 2018

Vireo Srl promotes Certifications According to the GSTC Criteria in Italy

2018-10-31T12:52:11+08:0010월 18th, 2018|

On October 2nd Vireo srl organized a conference concerning the certifications according to the GSTC criteria (Global Sustainable Tourism Council) at the municipal hall of Sesto, Italy. Many speakers took part during the event with significant speeches about the sustainability in the tourism market, especially regarding hotel industry. The event started with four main contributors: first, [...]

13 09, 2018

Vireo Srl Achieves GSTC-Accredited Status

2022-07-12T08:36:50+08:009월 13th, 2018|

September 13, 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Vireo Srl has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status. Achieving the GSTC-Accredited status means that a certification program is following processes and procedures that have been reviewed and approved by the GSTC Accreditation Panel and by ASI (Accreditation Services International), GSTC’s [...]

5 07, 2018

Green Destinations is now GSTC-Accredited

2023-08-27T18:22:01+08:007월 5th, 2018|

July 5, 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Green Destinations has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status. The awarded status affirms Green Destinations’ commitment to promoting sustainable destinations. Green Destinations (GD) is a non-profit organisation of experts and destination ambassadors working in 80 countries. GD supports a large community [...]

10 01, 2018

Travelife for Tour Operators Achieves GSTC-Accredited Status

2018-03-27T10:50:06+08:001월 10th, 2018|

Travelife for Tour Operators Achieves GSTC-Accredited Status January 10, 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Travelife for Tour Operators has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status. The awarded status affirms Travelife’s for Tour Operators commitment to promoting sustainable tourism products and services. Travelife for Tour operators is a leading [...]

19 05, 2015

Biosphere ITR – Setting the Bar for Approved Standards

2021-12-11T04:40:57+08:005월 19th, 2015|

Biosphere Responsible Tourism Certification, run by Instituto de Turismo Responsible (ITR) recently achieved GSTC Approved Status for their Destination Standards. Previously, ITR had been Approved for their hotel and tour operator standards. This is a landmark accomplishment as ITR is the first to achieve GSTC Approval for both Hotel & Tour Operator and Destination certification [...]

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