Latest GSTC News and Updates

6 04, 2021

Japan Sustainable Tourism Standard for Destinations is now a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2021-04-09T09:09:38+08:00April 6th, 2021|Tags: |

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Japan Sustainable Tourism Standard for Destinations (JSTS-D) has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. The Japan Sustainable Tourism Standard for Destinations (JSTS-D) which is based on the GSTC Criteria for Destinations, was developed by Japan Tourism Agency (JTA), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and [...]

30 03, 2021

Criterion A1: Hotel Sustainability Management System Guidance

2021-04-01T14:06:29+08:00March 30th, 2021|Tags: , |

Criterion A1: Hotel Sustainability Management System - Implementation Guidance This Guidance document aims at helping hotels get started in fulfilling criterion A1 – Sustainability Management System (SMS) of the GSTC Industry Criteria. GSTC Member Greenview, a leading sustainability consulting and research firm with over a decade of experience working with dozens of hotel companies, has [...]

26 03, 2021

GSTC Announces Sustainable Business Travel and Sustainable Hotel Courses

2021-03-26T11:15:48+08:00March 26th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

  GSTC Announces Expanding Online Training to Sustainable Business Travel and Sustainable Hotel Courses March 26, 2021 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), the leading global authority on sustainability standards for travel and tourism, expands its successful Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) to include Sustainable Business Travel courses and Sustainable Hotels courses. The program [...]

24 03, 2021

Switzerland Joins GSTC

2021-03-25T08:27:44+08:00March 24th, 2021|Tags: |

Switzerland Tourism Joins GSTC and Announces the Swisstainable Strategy. Switzerland Tourism (ST) is the national tourism board for Switzerland. ST positions Switzerland as a destination standing for quality, naturalness, authenticity, sustainability and modernity, under the overall concept of “Swissness”. To do so, ST develops systematic marketing programs that it implements creatively with its partners [...]

17 03, 2021

Alianzas para Encuentros Humanos: Capacitación en Turismo Sostenible del GSTC

2021-03-17T21:15:22+08:00March 17th, 2021|

El Programa de Entrenamiento en Turismo Sostenible GSTC está trabajando con redes de viajes sostenibles y responsables líderes para los programas de entrenamiento en habla Hispana, con la meta de fomentar las oportunidades de compartir conocimiento y redes para más profesionales del turismo de todo el mundo Hispanoparlante. Tenemos el placer de colaborar [...]

17 03, 2021

Sweden Joins GSTC

2021-03-30T11:04:36+08:00March 17th, 2021|Tags: |

Visit Sweden has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a Destination Member. Visit Sweden is Sweden’s National Tourism Organisation, promoting the destination and Sweden brand to attract more foreign visitors, on short as well as long term. More visitors and longer visits mean business for the Swedish tourism industry, economic growth and [...]

12 03, 2021

GSTC on Treehugger

2021-04-15T16:38:55+08:00March 12th, 2021|Tags: |

Treehugger: What Is Sustainable Tourism and Why Is It Important? As people begin to pay more attention to sustainability and the direct and indirect effects of their actions, travel destinations and organizations are following suit. What Makes Tourism Sustainable? The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of [...]

8 03, 2021

European Travel Commission’s new Handbook Recommends GSTC

2021-04-13T15:29:15+08:00March 8th, 2021|Tags: , , |

European Travel Commission's new handbook 'Sustainable Tourism Implementation: Framework and Toolkit'European Travel Commission (ETC), representing 32 national tourism organisations in Europe, has published a new handbook ‘Sustainable Tourism Implementation: Framework and Toolkit’ – an ultimate roadmap for European destinations on how to tackle every step on a journey towards sustainable transformation.This handbook is for European [...]

25 02, 2021

GSTC at ITB Berlin NOW (9-12 March 2021)

2021-03-09T00:23:34+08:00February 25th, 2021|Tags: |

We couldn't meet at ITB Berlin in 2020, but we can in 2021, as ITB Berlin will take place online! If you are attending ITB Berlin NOW, you are welcome to visit the GSTC booth, and correspond with our team that will be there. If you do not have a ticket, you can still visit [...]

25 02, 2021

Valencia Joins GSTC

2021-02-25T12:19:30+08:00February 25th, 2021|Tags: , |

Visit València has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member. VISIT VALÈNCIA is a non-profit Foundation with the participation of the València City Council in association with the majority of the local tourism industry. Its goal is the strategic management and promotion of the city of València as a tourist [...]

23 02, 2021

New Zealand Joins GSTC

2021-02-24T12:00:43+08:00February 23rd, 2021|Tags: , |

Qualmark on behalf of Tourism New Zealand has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member Tourism New Zealand is the organisation responsible for marketing New Zealand to the world as a tourist destination, focusing on the 100% Pure New Zealand brand, a campaign that has evolved over the past 20 [...]

10 02, 2021

EU Tourism Manifesto Recommends GSTC

2021-02-25T16:09:22+08:00February 10th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Accelerate Social and Economic Recovery by Investing in Sustainable Tourism Development: Using the GSTC Criteria The European Tourism Manifesto, in the latest paper, is proposing using the GSTC framework for certification and GSTC destination management methodology as major delivery models to ones to Accelerate Social and Economic Recovery by Investing in Sustainable Tourism Development. Following [...]

8 02, 2021

GSTC Assurance Panel’s 10-Year Anniversary

2021-02-25T18:12:35+08:00February 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 [...]

5 02, 2021

Destination Stewardship Report – Winter 2021 (Volume 1, Issue 3)

2021-02-06T09:32:48+08:00February 5th, 2021|

Destination Stewardship Report Winter 2021 January-March (Volume 1, Issue 3) The Destination Stewardship Report is an e-quarterly collaboration between the Destination Stewardship Center and Global Sustainable Tourism Council, and in time maybe others. Our goal is to provide practical information and insights useful to anyone whose work or interests involve improving destination stewardship in a [...]

26 01, 2021

Athens Joins GSTC

2021-01-28T17:43:40+08:00January 26th, 2021|Tags: , |

Athens Development and Destination Management Agency has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member. Athens Development and Destination Management Agency (ADDMA) supports Athens’ ongoing evolution as a contemporary European capital, by designing, planning and implementing a wide range of projects throughout its metropolitan area. ADDMA plays a pivotal role in [...]

23 01, 2021

Utah Office of Tourism Joins GSTC

2021-01-23T12:24:58+08:00January 23rd, 2021|Tags: , |

The Utah Office of Tourism has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member. The mission of the Utah Office of Tourism is “to elevate life in Utah through responsible tourism stewardship.” The Utah Office of Tourism’s key areas of focus include marketing and advertising, research, publications, information services, media relations, [...]

15 01, 2021

GSTC Destination Criteria v2 – Now Available in Korean

2021-01-19T13:09:55+08:00January 15th, 2021|

The GSTC Destination Criteria v2 has been translated to Korean and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. GSTC 관광지 기준 v2.0 의 한국어 번역본이 나왔습니다. Criteria Translations section 에서 다운로드 받으십시오.

5 01, 2021

GSTC Destination Criteria v2 – Now Available in Vietnamese

2021-01-21T17:39:55+08:00January 5th, 2021|

The GSTC Destination Criteria v2 has been translated into Vietnamese and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section.Tiêu Các Tiêu chí về Điểm đến của GSTC, Phiên bản 2.0, đã được dịch sang tiếng Việt và có thể tải về từ mục Criteria Translations.

17 12, 2020

GSTC 2020 Online Members Meeting Brought Together 280 Members

2020-12-25T11:52:19+08:00December 17th, 2020|

GSTC 2020 Members Online Meeting The GSTC 2020 Online Members Meeting that took place on December 8th and 10th, brought together a total of 280 participants from 56 countries in the two meetings. Every year, GSTC holds a professional conference focusing on sustainable tourism, standards, certifications, and the GSTC Criteria. The themes are different [...]

16 12, 2020

Sustainable Tourism for Destinations: Insights from the GSTC Destination Criteria 2.0 for Sustainable Tourism (Part 4 of 4)

2020-12-22T14:00:04+08:00December 16th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Introduction Sustainable Tourism is a set of complex activities. The complexity comes from many different individuals working towards the corresponding goal. Despite the complexity, the benefits of sustainable tourism in destination communities outway the challenges. As communities grapple with the positive and negative effects of tourism, guidance on how to implement sustainable tourism has [...]

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