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23 11, 2021

Sentosa Joins GSTC

2021-11-23T10:47:10+08:00November 23rd, 2021|Tags: , |

Sentosa Development Corporation has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), paving the way for the island destination to achieve certification as a sustainable destination. Sentosa is Singapore’s premier island resort getaway, home to an exciting array of themed attractions, award-winning spa retreats, lush rainforests, golden sandy beaches, resort accommodations, [...]

18 11, 2021

GetYourGuide Joins GSTC

2021-11-18T09:17:34+08:00November 18th, 2021|Tags: , |

GetYourGuide has officially joined as a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). GetYourGuide, one of the world’s leading tours and activities booking platforms for unforgettable experiences, today joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), reaffirming its commitment to learning more about sustainability in the experiences industry. Through this membership, GetYourGuide will work with [...]

15 11, 2021

Booking.com Unveils Its Travel Sustainable Badge

2021-11-25T11:37:44+08:00November 15th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Booking.com Launches Travel Sustainable Badge to Lead Industry in Showcasing a Wider Variety of Sustainable Stays 15 November 2021 - Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel platforms, announced the inaugural launch of its Travel Sustainable badge, a globally relevant sustainability measure that will provide highly coveted information to travelers all over the world [...]

12 11, 2021

Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), Pacific Sustainable Tourism Policy Framework (PSTPF), and the GSTC

2021-11-17T15:14:41+08:00November 12th, 2021|Tags: , |

The Pacific Sustainable Tourism Policy Framework (PSTPF) The Pacific Sustainable Tourism Framework (PSTPF) was developed by the Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) on behalf of its members, including the governments of American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, [...]

11 11, 2021

GSTC Webinar Recording: Unpacking Sustainable Tourism in India through the lens of the GSTC Criteria

2021-11-11T19:11:09+08:00November 11th, 2021|Tags: |

To mark the launch of the GSTC India Working Group, the GSTC held a public webinar on November 10th 2021 titled "Unpacking Sustainable Tourism in India through the lens of the GSTC Criteria." Keynote talk was given by Mr. Arvind Singh (Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), addressing the move of the tourism [...]

10 11, 2021

The GSTC is saddened by the loss of Valere Tjolle

2021-11-23T11:25:25+08:00November 10th, 2021|Tags: |

Valere Tjolle third from right, together with the friends from Botswana Tourism Organisation, Wilderness Safaris, and the GSTC team at Chitabe Camp, Botswana (2018) The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and its members are very saddened by the loss of Valere Tjolle (1945-2021). Based in Bath, England, Valere was a leading sustainable [...]

5 11, 2021

GSTC Destination Management Workshops at the BCRTS Tourism Summit

2021-11-25T09:24:49+08:00November 5th, 2021|

On November 3rd and 4th, 2021, the five regional destination management organizations of the British Columbia Regional Tourism Secretariat - BCRTS (Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association, Kootenay Rockies Tourism Association, Northern BC Tourism Association, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, Tourism Vancouver Island) and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) held a joint virtual tourism summit. [...]

4 11, 2021

GSTC Signs the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism

2021-11-05T16:09:29+08:00November 4th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has joined as a signatory and supporting organization of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism. The Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism brings a new set of pathways for climate action, aligning the sector with global commitments and catalyzing collaborative solutions to the many challenges [...]

3 11, 2021

Destination Stewardship Report – Autumn 2021 (Volume 2, Issue 2)

2021-11-15T11:43:58+08:00November 3rd, 2021|Tags: |

Destination Stewardship Report Autumn 2021 October-December (Volume 2, Issue 2) The Destination Stewardship Report is an e-quarterly collaboration between the Destination Stewardship Center 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 world.  Please subscribe HERE if you have [...]

27 10, 2021

Singapore Joins GSTC

2021-10-27T11:39:03+08:00October 27th, 2021|Tags: |

The Singapore Tourism Board has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is Singapore’s lead development agency for tourism. Working closely with the tourism industry, STB seeks to strengthen Singapore’s position as one of the world’s most vibrant destinations for business and leisure travellers. These efforts [...]

19 10, 2021

Visit Estonia Experiences ‘Slovenia Green’ Destinations

2021-10-21T08:43:05+08:00October 19th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

During September 19th-23rd, 2021, GSTC Members Visit Estonia, Slovenian Tourist Board, and GoodPlace met in Slovenia to experience Slovenia Green destinations on a multi-day study tour. This allowed the Slovenian Tourist Board and GoodPlace to share knowledge and experience in sustainable tourism management in Slovenia. Day 1 - GSTC Members meet in Ljubljana, Slovenia [...]

4 10, 2021

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Launches ‘Considerate Collection’ and Joins GSTC

2021-10-04T17:16:37+08:00October 4th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Launches the ‘Considerate Collection’ and Joins GSTC 4 October 2021 – Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) announces today the launch of Considerate Collection, a community of ‘actively sustainable luxury hotels’ going the extra eco mile to prove that luxury is compatible with longevity.” The hospitality brand [...]

29 09, 2021

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) Joins GSTC

2021-09-29T22:30:55+08:00September 29th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has officially joined as a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). Sustainability is at the top of organizations' agendas today. According to a report from United Nations Climate Change, the number of businesses and local governments committed to reaching net-zero emissions doubled in less than a [...]

27 09, 2021

easyJet holidays sustainability strategy encourages hotel partners to achieve a certification according to GSTC Criteria

2021-09-27T17:55:17+08:00September 27th, 2021|Tags: , |

easyJet holidays launches inaugural sustainability strategy with new mission to make a positive impact through travel and encourage 100% of its hotel partners to achieve a certification according to GSTC Criteria. • easyJet holidays announces its new sustainability vision: a world where travel makes a positive impact on the environment and local communities – [...]

24 09, 2021

GSTC STTP and MOU with Jeollabuk-do Ecotourism Sustainable Center

2021-09-24T12:38:27+08:00September 24th, 2021|Tags: , , |

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training and MOU with Jeollabuk-do Ecotourism Sustainable Center On September 2nd and 3rd, 2021, GSTC held a Sustainable Tourism course in Gochang County, Jeollabuk Province, South Korea, as part of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) Jeollabuk-do Ecotourism Sustainable Center (JBESC), an NGO member of the GSTC, hosted the two-day [...]

23 09, 2021

Jet2 Publishes Sustainability Strategy and Joins GSTC

2021-09-23T18:54:52+08:00September 23rd, 2021|Tags: , , |

• Jet2holidays has officially joined as a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). • Jet2 launches a comprehensive sustainability strategy, covering operations on the ground, in the air, and in resorts. • Actions and commitments include investing in new efficient aircraft, using sustainable aviation fuel by 2026, and launching one of the [...]

22 09, 2021

Royal Caribbean’s 2020 Sustainability Report

2021-10-16T18:47:03+08:00September 22nd, 2021|Tags: |

Royal Caribbean's 2020 Sustainability Report Highlights Commitment to Continuous Progress The 2020 'Seastainability' Report highlights Royal Caribbean Group (RCG)'s commitment to a continuous pursuit of progress. Cruise ships are cleaner, improving with each new class of ships. RCG’s sustainability targets focus on energy consumption reduction, emissions purification, sustainable tours and destinations, sustainable sourcing, waste management, [...]

21 09, 2021

Ecotourism in India: Sustainability, Accreditations and SDGs

2021-10-05T07:29:43+08:00September 21st, 2021|Tags: |

Sustainability, Accreditations, Ecotourism and SDGs – the GSTC way, in India A research paper on Ecotourism in India, by Freeda Maria Swarna (member of GSTC India Working Group), Shaheed Khan, R. Kannan and S. Praveen Kumar. Published in International Advanced Research Journal in Science, Engineering and Technology. The research study undertaken is a work [...]

16 09, 2021

GSTC Formally Joins ISEAL as a Community Member

2021-09-25T10:26:26+08:00September 16th, 2021|Tags: , , |

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has formally become an ISEAL Community Member. The ISEAL is the global membership organisation for ambitious, collaborative and transparent sustainability systems. ISEAL advocates for the development and adoption of credible, effective sustainability systems, and works to promote the conditions for their uptake. ISEAL members are sustainability systems and accreditation [...]

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