Latest GSTC News and Updates

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 [...]

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 [...]

13 09, 2021

Finland Joins GSTC

2021-09-13T12:50:18+08:00September 13th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Visit Finland has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). Visit Finland works to develop and market Finland’s travel image as well as help Finnish travel companies to internationalize, develop, sell and market high-quality travel products. Visit Finland also helps to facilitate investments to the Finnish travel sector as well as [...]

7 09, 2021

easyJet holidays Joins GSTC

2021-09-07T20:03:00+08:00September 7th, 2021|Tags: , |

easyJet holidays is today announcing that it has become a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) ahead of sharing more details on its sustainability strategy. 07 September 2021 – GSTC is pleased to welcome easyJet holidays to its global network. The holiday company only launched in November 2019 but has bold ambitions [...]

27 08, 2021

Turkey Joins GSTC

2021-08-30T18:33:26+08:00August 27th, 2021|Tags: |

Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). Türkiye Tourism, Promotion and Development Agency (Türkiye Turizm Tanıtım ve Geliştirme Ajansı - TGA) was founded in 2019 and is dedicated to delivering Turkey as a brand and a popular destination in both domestic and international [...]

26 08, 2021

Berlin Joins GSTC

2021-08-27T15:36:35+08:00August 26th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Fahrradausflug mit der Familie © visitBerlin, Photo: Thomas Kierok Visit Berlin has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). visitBerlin (Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH) is the city's official marketing agency and promotes Berlin as a tourism and convention destination worldwide. Together with partners from politics, business and society, [...]

26 08, 2021

Centara EarthCare Announced as a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2021-08-25T18:31:04+08:00August 26th, 2021|Tags: , |

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Centara EarthCare has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. Centara Hotels & Resorts is a Thai leading hotel operator with 48 properties throughout the Kingdom of Thailand, and 36 properties overseas including the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, China, Japan, Oman, Qatar, Cambodia, [...]

24 08, 2021

Asheville Joins GSTC

2021-08-24T21:26:37+08:00August 24th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Explore Asheville, North Carolina, has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member. Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau, on behalf of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, executes an extensive strategic marketing and sales program that contributes $2.2 billion to the economic vitality of the community while showcasing and providing [...]

20 08, 2021

GSTC Announces the Results of its 2021 Board of Directors Election

2021-08-20T15:30:11+08:00August 20th, 2021|

The GSTC Board of Directors plays an integral role in the leadership of the organization. Most seats on the board are filled via annual elections of and by current members of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. The GSTC Election Committee has validated the votes and has released the results. Three board members were elected [...]

13 08, 2021

GSTC Industry Criteria – Now Available in Georgian

2021-08-13T17:11:57+08:00August 13th, 2021|Tags: |

The GSTC Industry Criteria has been translated into Georgian and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. GSTC დარგობრივი კრიტერიუმები ითარგმნა ქართულ ენაზე და მისი ჩამოტვირთვა შესაძლებელია კრიტერიუმების თარგმანის განყოფილებაში.

13 08, 2021

Sevilla Joins GSTC

2021-08-14T06:48:15+08:00August 13th, 2021|Tags: , , |

The city of Sevilla has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) The city of Seville, capital of Andalusia, a region located in southern Spain, has just joined the GSTC as a tourist destination that aims to ensure the protection and maintenance of its natural and cultural resources, while at [...]

20 07, 2021

Estonia Joins GSTC

2021-08-14T06:31:14+08:00July 20th, 2021|Tags: |

Visit Estonia - Old Town & Toompea panorama in Tallinn by Danel Rinaldo Visit Estonia (Estonian Tourist Board) has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) “Visit Estonia - it’s about time!” From its long summer nights and surprising fifth season to its centuries-old charm fostering tomorrow’s tech [...]

16 07, 2021

Destination Stewardship Report – Summer 2021 (Volume 2, Issue 1)

2021-08-08T00:28:51+08:00July 16th, 2021|

Destination Stewardship Report Summer 2021 July-September (Volume 2, Issue 1) 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 [...]

5 07, 2021

Agoda’s Sustainable Travel Trends Survey 2021

2021-07-20T07:29:51+08:00July 5th, 2021|Tags: |

Agoda Sustainable Travel Trends Survey Reveals Traveler's Top Concerns About Tourism’s Impact, and Measures to Make Travel More Sustainable • 26% of global travelers consider Governments most accountable for making positive environmental changes around travel, followed by tourism authorities (23%) and individuals themselves (20%) • Top pledges to travel more responsibly were #1 manage waste, including using [...]

2 07, 2021

GSTC Accreditation Manual v2.5 Informative Session Recording

2021-07-20T14:36:14+08:00July 2nd, 2021|Tags: |

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 [...]

1 07, 2021

Agoda’s Sustainability Handbook

2021-08-18T11:14:08+08:00July 1st, 2021|Tags: , |

Travel helps us discover our world. It gives us new experiences and connects us with other cultures. It reunites us with familiar faces, forges new friendships and teaches us about ourselves. But it can have consequences, from pollution and the destruction of natural habitats to overcrowding and strain on local infrastructure. As a result, [...]

29 06, 2021

First GSTC Sustainable Business Travel Course Concluded

2021-06-29T22:06:29+08:00June 29th, 2021|Tags: |

The First GSTC Sustainable Business Travel Course Successfully Concluded in June 2021 June 2021 - The first GSTC Sustainable Business Travel Course was conducted during May 6 - June 4, 2021, and successfully concluded after four inspiring weeks of talks, lessons, discussions, ideas, examples and tips on effective management of sustainable business travel. The 4-week [...]

28 06, 2021

Corfu Joins GSTC

2021-06-28T22:15:20+08:00June 28th, 2021|Tags: , |

The Municipality of Central Corfu and Diapontia Islands has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) The Municipality of Central Corfu and Diapontia Islands is a municipality of the Region of the Ionian Islands and was established in 2019. This includes the central (metropolitan) municipality of Corfu and three Diapontian Islands [...]

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