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27 09, 2020

COVID-19 put a halt to over-tourism. Can we plan a sustainable reset? (The Globe and Mail)

2020-09-27T11:45:10+08:00September 27th, 2020|

Because so many organizations and destinations are coming at this from different starting points, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council - GSTC has established a baseline standard for more responsible tourism practices, offering criteria that help consumers find reputable destinations and companies. It also helps both government and private-sector organizations develop sustainable tourism requirements for destinations, [...]

15 09, 2020

The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2020 by CREST

2020-09-22T22:03:13+08:00September 15th, 2020|

The Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) released a new tourism industry study; The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2020. This year's report includes a special focus on the two major crises facing our world today: climate change and COVID-19. Using cutting-edge research, the 2020 Case for Responsible Travel report provides an overview [...]

4 09, 2020

China’s Sustainable Travel Alliance

2020-09-08T13:18:05+08:00September 4th, 2020|

Sep 4, 2020 - WWF, in cooperation with relevant players in the travel and tourism industry and other civil society actors, has launched the Sustainable Travel Alliance online (可持续旅行联盟), in which over 21 members have made a commitment to fighting the illegal wildlife trade, and reducing plastic and food waste in the tourism sector. [...]

1 09, 2020

Slovenian Tourist Board Joins GSTC

2020-09-04T11:53:40+08:00September 1st, 2020|

The Slovenian Tourist Board has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member. The Slovenian Tourist Board (STB or STO in Slovenian) is a national tourist board that plans and carries out the marketing of Slovenia’s comprehensive tourist products and services and ensures the sustainable development of Slovenian tourism. The core [...]

19 08, 2020

GSTC Announces the Results of its 2020 Board of Directors Election

2020-08-28T18:43:24+08:00August 19th, 2020|

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. Four current board members were [...]