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23 11, 2020

Valsugana Tourism Board Joins GSTC

2020-11-25T19:23:22+08:00November 23rd, 2020|

APT Valsugana Tourism Board has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member. Valsugana is located in northeastern Italy, with 62,000 inhabitants in 24 municipalities. After 15 years of planning, designing, implementing and monitoring the tourism activity in their area, Valsugana Tourism Board realized it was the right time to start opening [...]

12 11, 2020

“Using Standards to Scale Sustainability in Tourism” – One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme 2019 Annual Magazine

2020-11-28T11:39:06+08:00November 12th, 2020|

"Using Standards to Scale Sustainability in Tourism" case study in the One Planet - Sustainable Tourism Programme 2019 Annual Magazine: There are countless standards and certification schemes for sustainable tourism in the world. This provides opportunity, but also confusion. For this reason, UNEP and UNWTO joined forces with industry leaders and the conservation community [...]

10 11, 2020

GSTC Industry Criteria – Now Available in Japanese

2020-11-10T22:17:05+08:00November 10th, 2020|

The GSTC Industry Criteria has been translated into Japanese and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. GSTC観光産業向け基準が日本語に翻訳されました。基準(多言語)のページよりダウンロードが可能です。

10 11, 2020

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training for the Japan Tourism Agency (JTA)

2020-11-26T00:22:01+08:00November 10th, 2020|

In September and October 2020, the GSTC, in partnership with the Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) offered professional training sessions of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) in five regional destinations: 三浦半島 Miura, Kanagawa 京都 Kyoto ニセコ Niseko, Hokkaido 沖縄 Okinawa 白川村 Shirakawa, Gifu These destinations are part of the JTA's ongoing efforts to implement the Japan Sustainable Tourism [...]

27 10, 2020

Hotelbeds joins the GSTC and launches The Green Hotels Programme to support sustainable tourism

2020-10-28T12:35:44+08:00October 27th, 2020|

Hotelbeds is launching a new initiative to identify, highlight and promote sustainable accommodation within its hotel portfolio. Over 15,000 properties are already part of The Green Hotels Programme and are available from today to more than 60,000 B2B travel buying partners worldwide. Additionally, Hotelbeds announces it has become a full member of the Global [...]

27 10, 2020

GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Standard is a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2020-10-28T12:36:12+08:00October 27th, 2020|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Standard (version 2) for Lodging and Tour Operators has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism standard is part of their broader Sustainable Tourism 2030 initiative, which provides programs and services for destinations, tourism businesses, and accommodation providers. [...]