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31 07, 2020

GSTC Industry Criteria – Now Available in Indonesian

2020-08-02T22:36:46+08:00July 31st, 2020|

The GSTC Industry Criteria has been translated into Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. Kriteria Industri GSTC telah diterjemahkan ke Bahasa Indonesia dan tersedia untuk diunduh di bagian Terjemahan Kriteria.  

31 07, 2020

GSTC Destination Criteria v2 – Now Available in Mongolian

2020-08-02T22:37:27+08:00July 31st, 2020|

The GSTC Destination Criteria v2.0 has been translated into Mongolian and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. Зорих газрын GSTC Destination Criteria v2 нь монгол хэлнээ орчуулагдсан ба Шалгуур үзүүлэлтүүдийн орчуулга Хэсгээс татан авч болно.

28 07, 2020

Greenview Portal Announced as First GSTC-Recognized Sustainable Tourism Management System

2020-07-28T11:15:50+08:00July 28th, 2020|

•  GSTC extends its recognition to include sustainable tourism management systems •  Greenview Portal is the first sustainable tourism management system for multi-site businesses to achieve ‘GSTC-Recognized system’ status •  Users of the Greenview Portal that have made significant progress in their adherence to the GSTC Criteria, will be able to achieve certification following [...]

22 07, 2020

Costa Rica CST Standard is a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2020-07-22T20:12:51+08:00July 22nd, 2020|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) Standard 2.0 for Lodging and Tour Operators in Costa Rica has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. The Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST), established by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute in 1997, was created to provide guidelines for hotel [...]

22 07, 2020

GSTC Joins Global Tourism Plastic Initiative (GTPI) to Take on Plastic Pollution

2020-07-28T18:10:25+08:00July 22nd, 2020|

July 2020 - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has today become a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI), led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) unites the tourism sector behind a common [...]

21 07, 2020

Arizona Office of Tourism Joins GSTC

2020-07-22T18:19:37+08:00July 21st, 2020|

Arizona Office of Tourism Joins GSTC July 2020 - The Arizona Office of Tourism has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member. The Arizona Office of Tourism works to strengthen and grow Arizona's economy through travel and tourism promotion, positioning Arizona as a leading destination for domestic and international travelers [...]

1 07, 2020

GSTC’s Crucial Criterion A1

2020-07-29T12:18:27+08:00July 1st, 2020|

🌐 Destination Stewardship Report – Summer 2020 🌐 GSTC-D A1: Its Importance by Randy Durband, CEO, GSTC The GSTC Destination Criteria have well proven their value as guides to good destination stewardship. GSTC has chosen not to provide weighting to specific criteria, preferring to present a holistic system. Yet, it is natural to call out key elements. For example, Criterion [...]

1 07, 2020

Revising GSTC’s Destination Criteria

2020-07-29T12:18:21+08:00July 1st, 2020|

🌐 Destination Stewardship Report – Summer 2020 🌐 The GSTC Destination Criteria (GSTC-D) were revised last year with global public consultation. The criteria were first developed through a stakeholder consultation process leading to their initial publication (Version 1.0) on 1st November 2013. In 2018 the first revision of the GSTC-D began. The process has taken over a [...]

1 07, 2020

Destination Stewardship Report – Inaugural Issue

2020-07-29T12:36:43+08:00July 1st, 2020|

🌐 Destination Stewardship Report – Summer 2020 🌐 Summer 2020 (3Q) Welcome to the Destination Stewardship Report. This quarterly e-newsletter is a collaboration between the Destination Stewardship Center and Global Sustainable Tourism Council, and in time maybe others. Our goal is to provide information and insights useful to anyone whose work or interests involve improving destination stewardship [...]

25 06, 2020

GSTC Destination Criteria v2 – Now Available in Japanese

2020-06-30T09:58:56+08:00June 25th, 2020|

The GSTC Destination Criteria v2.0 has been translated into Japanese and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. GSTC地域基準 第2版 が日本語に翻訳されました。多言語での基準 ページよりダウンロードが可能となります。

24 06, 2020

GSTC2020 Global Conference Postponed to 2021

2020-07-02T12:05:09+08:00June 24th, 2020|

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, public health concerns, and restrictions of international travel, the GSTC 2020 Global Sustainable Tourism Conference that was scheduled to take place November 19th-22nd in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, has been postponed to October 2021. The Global Sustainable Tourism Council - GSTC and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association [...]

23 06, 2020

UCSL to Certify Hotels & Tour Operators after Achieving GSTC-Accredited Status

2020-06-23T16:27:16+08:00June 23rd, 2020|

UCSL to Certify Hotels & Tour Operators after Achieving GSTC-Accredited Status June 2020 - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that United Certification Systems has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status for certifying hotels and tour operators. Achieving the GSTC-Accredited status means that a certification program is following processes and procedures that have [...]

22 06, 2020

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training for the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation

2020-08-03T19:29:24+08:00June 22nd, 2020|

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training for the Bahamas The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) delivered, in partnership with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, a 2-week online course on the GSTC Criteria. The course was attended by tourism industry stakeholders from both the public and private sectors, representing destinations including: Nassau, [...]

15 06, 2020

Sustainable Tourism Training by GSTC and USAID SCHEP Jordan

2020-06-23T15:01:04+08:00June 15th, 2020|

First GSTC Training for Tourism Stakeholders in Jordan From June 1 - 12, 2020, the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) delivered a 2-week online course on the GSTC Criteria, through a partnership with the USAID Sustainable Cultural Heritage Through Engagement of Local Communities Project (SCHEP). The course was joined by 25 [...]

5 06, 2020

GSTC Training for Destination and Industry Stakeholders in Norway

2020-08-03T19:29:14+08:00June 5th, 2020|

Promoting Sustainability Skills for More Sustainable Destinations In May - June 2020, the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) hosted a custom 4-week course for destination and industry stakeholders from across Norway, in partnership with Innovation Norway. The course participants, from over 40 destinations across Norway, are part of Innovation Norway's Sustainable [...]

3 06, 2020

Report on GSTC Destination Assessment of Dubrovnik

2020-06-05T14:27:51+08:00June 3rd, 2020|

Dubrovnik, 2nd June - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Destination Assessment of Dubrovnik Report was presented in Dubrovnik via video by Dr. Ioannis Pappas, GSTC Director - Mediterranean Region, with the participation of Mato Franković, Mayor of Dubrovnik, and Kelly Craighead, President and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The presentation was [...]

2 06, 2020

GSTC Partners with Sustainable First

2020-06-01T18:17:42+08:00June 2nd, 2020|

Sustainable First, the recently launched platform to champion sustainable tourism initiatives, has signed a strategic agreement with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). This partnership will give the GSTC the opportunity to continue to foster sustainable tourism practices around the world promoting the increased knowledge, understanding and adoption of its sustainable tourism principles and [...]

1 06, 2020

Timeline To Certification: Jackson Hole/Teton County Receive Earthcheck Silver Sustainable Destination Certification

2020-07-31T12:16:51+08:00June 1st, 2020|

By Tim O’Donoghue, Riverwind Foundation 2012: Jackson Hole is a Sustainable Destination Standards Early Adopter In 2012, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council selected Jackson Hole as one of the first Early Adopters of Sustainable Destination Standards. The GSTC’s concluding remarks were that “Teton County more than any other place in the world has the [...]

28 05, 2020

2020 Edition of the Adventure Tourism Competitiveness Index (ATDI) Released

2020-06-01T20:03:14+08:00May 28th, 2020|

This year’s ATDI report is published with a companion report ‘GSTC Global Destination Sustainability Report,’ which is designed to more deeply explore the sustainability dimension of adventure tourism competitiveness worldwide. This report is a product of a partnership with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The companion report analyzes 24 destinations that have applied the [...]

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