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8 12, 2022

Radisson Hotel Group Joins GSTC

2022-12-08T00:29:19+08:00December 8th, 2022|

Radisson Hotel Group has joined as a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Radisson Hotel Group continues to drive forward the hospitality industry’s sustainability agenda and support the ongoing development of integrated sustainable tourism practices by joining the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). Radisson Hotel Group has made substantial strides to drive [...]

6 12, 2022

Rakuten Travel Joins GSTC

2022-12-06T02:06:20+08:00December 6th, 2022|

Rakuten Travel has joined as a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Rakuten Travel, a leading online travel agency operated by Rakuten Group with the broadest selection of local travel accommodation listings in Japan, has become a member of the GSTC global network. Launched in 2001, Rakuten Travel is expanding its international [...]

28 11, 2022

Jorge Moller: el turismo sostenible es una urgencia para lograr equilibrar nuestra forma de vida en el único planeta con que contamos

2022-11-29T00:44:47+08:00November 28th, 2022|

Jorge Moller: el turismo sostenible es una urgencia para lograr equilibrar nuestra forma de vida en el único planeta con que contamos Artículo y entrevista realizados por Juan Luis Pons Rubio, Doctor en Biología, Técnico y Dinamizador de Medio Ambiente, hivetourism (23 Nov 2022) Jorge Moller cuenta con experiencia en desarrollo de productos turísticos de naturaleza, comercialización y [...]

26 11, 2022

Destination Stewardship Report – Autumn 2022 (Volume 3, Issue 2)

2022-11-28T01:07:18+08:00November 26th, 2022|

Destination Stewardship Report Autumn 2022 October-December (Volume 3, Issue 2) The Destination Stewardship Report is an e-quarterly collaboration between the Destination Stewardship Center, Center for Responsible Travel, and Global Sustainable Tourism Council. Our goal is to provide practical information and insights useful to anyone whose work or interests involve improving destination stewardship in a post-pandemic [...]

26 11, 2022

Sustainable Tourism at a Critical Juncture – Interview with Roi Ariel

2022-11-28T23:41:24+08:00November 26th, 2022|

Sustainable Tourism at a Critical Juncture From right to left: Roi Ariel (General Manager, GSTC), Natalie Kidd (Chief People and Purpose Officer, Intrepid Travel), Jason Lin (Co-founder & CEO, Talent Basket), Jennifer Lin (Senior Manager, Business Development, Southeast Asia, Rezio), Shinobu Hayama (CEO, Journey for Change), Halim Choi (Program Officer, Jeonbuk MICE Bureau). [...]

23 11, 2022

TUI Launches ‘Green and Fair Hotels’ Label

2022-11-23T02:42:46+08:00November 23rd, 2022|

TUI Launches 'Green & Fair' Label TUI has announced its ‘Green & Fair’ label, which will highlight hotels that have been certified as sustainable. This means the hotel meets a strict standard of sustainability of the GSTC Criteria or an equivalent standard. Not only will this make it easier for customers to identify hotels [...]

17 11, 2022

The Ascott Limited Achieves GSTC-Recognized Status

2022-11-23T02:02:12+08:00November 17th, 2022|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has achieved GSTC-Recognized status for its adoption of the GSTC Industry Criteria. Singapore, 17 November 2022 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has achieved GSTC-Recognized status for its adoption of [...]

16 11, 2022

Tahiti Joins GSTC

2022-11-16T21:37:22+08:00November 16th, 2022|

Tahiti Tourisme has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) The Islands of Tahiti is a destination composed of 118 islands and atolls in 5 archipelagos. The islands are world-renowned for their white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, varied landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks, as well as [...]

16 11, 2022

Training Report: GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course in Albania

2022-11-16T07:17:20+08:00November 16th, 2022|

Albania is taking steps towards adopting international standards of sustainable tourism. The GSTC Sustainable Tourism course took place for the first time in Albania from November 8th-9th at Hotel Maritim Plaza in Tirana, the capital and largest city of Albania. The course was organized and supported by RisiAlbania & HELVETAS with the support of [...]

16 11, 2022

Turismo sostenible en España: medioambiente y turismofobia

2022-11-26T02:59:59+08:00November 16th, 2022|

Turismo sostenible en España: medioambiente y turismofobia Abordamos la sostenibilidad en el turismo. Nos preguntamos si es posible desarrollar esa actividad turística sin que se destroce el medioambiente, es decir, además de generar ingresos para la población autóctona, ser respetuoso con el ecosistema y con la cultura local. Vamos a analizar los motivos por [...]

16 11, 2022

Booking.com Celebrates One Year of Travel Sustainable with New Product Features for Accommodations, Rental Cars and Flights

2022-11-26T02:55:33+08:00November 16th, 2022|

Booking.com Celebrates One Year of Travel Sustainable with New Product Features for Accommodations, Rental Cars and Flights Three levels are being introduced to the Travel Sustainable program for accommodations, in addition to special badging to highlight properties with third-party certifications 400,000+ accommodations globally now being recognized for their efforts to operate more sustainably Search [...]

11 11, 2022

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course with Agoda and the Tainan City Government

2022-11-16T06:48:53+08:00November 11th, 2022|

GSTC launches Taiwan Sustainable Tourism course for hospitality industry in partnership with Agoda and the Tainan City Government Agoda, Singapore headquartered digital travel platform, has again partnered with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) to support hotels in the development of sustainable tourism practices. This latest initiative was hosted in cooperation with the Tainan [...]

10 11, 2022

Destinations for Future Network in Latin America

2022-11-09T04:23:54+08:00November 10th, 2022|

Network of Latin American Destinations is Launched During the First International Conference "Destinations of the Future" in the Dominican Republic 28 October, Dominican Republic - On 26 and 27 October 2022, the first Destinations of the Future International Conference was held in Bávaro, Dominican Republic, thanks to a strategic alliance between the United Nations [...]

9 11, 2022

Nace la Red de Destinos Turísticos del Futuro de América Latina y el Caribe

2022-11-10T03:48:44+08:00November 9th, 2022|

En el marco de la primera conferencia internacional de destinos del futuro en República Dominicana, se lanza red de destinos latinoamericanos. Se lanza la Red Destinos Turísticos del Futuro de América Latina & el Caribe (REDEFUTUR LAC). durante la primera Conferencia Internacional de Destinos del fUTURO, que tuvo lugar los días 26 y 27 de [...]

9 11, 2022

Skellefteå, Sweden Joins GSTC

2022-11-09T02:42:46+08:00November 9th, 2022|

Visit Skellefteå has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Skellefteå is located in Västerbotten County, Sweden. It is one of the highlights of Swedish Lapland and the subarctic region, offering 40 miles of coastline, 1,500 lakes and rivers, the vast pine and spruce forests, as well as a lively [...]

9 11, 2022

Understanding the Impact of Hostels vs Hotels

2022-11-09T03:43:17+08:00November 9th, 2022|

Hostels 75% Less Carbon Intense Than Hotels, According To New Research A research study conducted by Bureau Veritas in partnership with Hostelworld has found that hostels are approximately three-quarters less carbon intense (tCO₂e) than hotels – according to independent research and carbon footprinting data modelling conducted across a selection of European hotels and hostels. [...]

8 11, 2022

GSTC2022 Global Sustainble Tourism Conference in Seville, Spain

2022-11-18T07:03:08+08:00November 8th, 2022|

After two years without an on-site GSTC Conference due to the pandemic, the GSTC2022 Global Sustainable Tourism Conference will be held in Seville, Spain, from December 12-15. GSTC2022 Sevilla will bring together international and domestic tourism stakeholders involved in the development and promotion of sustainable travel & tourism; including the public sector, hotels, tour [...]

2 11, 2022

Costa Rica Joins GSTC

2022-11-03T00:03:23+08:00November 2nd, 2022|

The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) The Costa Rican Tourism Board (Instituto Costarricense de Turismo) is the government agency responsible for promoting sustainability in Costa Rica. The ICT guarantees a supportive and equitable sustainable tourism development model that uses innovation, the development [...]

29 10, 2022

Is tourism ready for sustainability – interview with Dr. Ioannis Pappas

2022-10-29T02:53:23+08:00October 29th, 2022|

How has health and political crisis impacted travel, and is tourism ready for sustainability? Article and interview by Anula Galewska, Travindy This article is part of the “Sustainable tourism insights” interview series with speakers and participants of the Green Destinations Conference in Athens, Greece held in September 2022. Dr. Ioannis Pappas is the Director [...]

28 10, 2022

Job Opening: GSTC Communications Coordinator

2022-10-28T17:29:27+08:00October 28th, 2022|

GSTC is looking for a Communications Coordinator to be responsible for accomplishing a number of functions of the organization’s communications. This is a great opportunity to work remotely with a multicultural team on a meaningful subject. See the GSTC Communications Coordinator Job Description for full details. Roles & Responsibilities: 1. External Communications Prepare press releases and [...]

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