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

2020-06-02T17:22:20+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 [...]

28 05, 2020

Survey results on Japanese Sustainable Tourism based on GSTC Destination Criteria

2020-05-28T09:42:42+08:00May 28th, 2020|

Under GSTC’s auspices, a national survey based on the GSTC Destination Criteria (GSTC-D) was conducted by Japan Tourism Agency among Japan’s local governments, to assess the degree of understanding on sustainability issues, and the current activities in developing sustainable destinations. The survey also aimed to help the development of "Japan Sustainable Tourism Standard for [...]

25 05, 2020

The GSTC Criteria now Available in the Western Balkan Languages

2020-05-27T16:16:48+08:00May 25th, 2020|

Facing the need to grow sustainability as the long-term competitive advantage of rural areas – and in fact, of any type of tourism destinations and businesses - the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG RRD) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), within the jointly implemented regional project  Support to Economic Diversification [...]

19 05, 2020

GSTC Destination Criteria v2 – Now Available in Russian

2020-05-19T09:14:25+08:00May 19th, 2020|

The GSTC Destination Criteria v2.0 has been translated into Russian and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. «Критерии для дестинаций GSTC v2.0» переведены на русский язык и доступны для скачивания в разделе «Переводы Критериев».

17 05, 2020

GSTC Industry Criteria – Now Available in Turkish

2020-05-17T19:28:30+08:00May 17th, 2020|

The GSTC Industry Criteria has been translated into Turkish and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. GSTC Endüstri Kriterleri, Türkçe'ye çevrilmiştir ve Kriterlerin Tercümeleri bölümünden indirilebilir.

30 04, 2020

New Calm Created by Coronavirus Offers Southeast Asia Chance to Redo Sustainable Tourism (Skift)

2020-05-31T17:31:46+08:00April 30th, 2020|

“The coronavirus crisis definitely gives Southeast Asia a chance, but will governments and businesses take it?” GSTC General Manager Roi Ariel questioned. But Ariel is seeing a glimmer of hope among destination marketing organizations, which, unlike the private sector, are less threatened by dwindling cashflow amid the coronavirus crunch and are more likely able to [...]

29 04, 2020

7 Ways Travel MUST Change After Coronavirus (Fodor’s Travel)

2020-05-31T17:32:37+08:00April 29th, 2020|

A big part of resetting the tourism industry, says Randy Durband, CEO of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, is the improvement of public policy and destination management, beginning with the capacity of governments to guide tourism development. “There needs to be a dramatic shift from spending mostly or entirely on promotion to significant spending [...]

23 04, 2020

How Travel Has Evolved in the 50 Years Since the First Earth Day (Condé Nast)

2020-05-31T17:31:22+08:00April 23rd, 2020|

"Going green has become a point of industry pride. Hotels not only covet Global Sustainable Tourism Council and LEED certifications; they’re also establishing important sustainable initiatives themselves. Sustainability as an ideal is almost fully mainstream these days; even Prince Harry launched his own sustainable travel initiative, Travalyst, at the end of 2019." Read the full [...]

22 04, 2020

Bureau Veritas Certification to Certify Hotels & Tour Operators after Achieving GSTC-Accredited Status

2020-04-26T09:54:12+08:00April 22nd, 2020|

Bureau Veritas Certification to Certify Hotels & Tour Operators after Achieving GSTC-Accredited Status April 2020 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Bureau Veritas Certification Hong Kong has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status for certifying hotels and tour operators. Achieving the GSTC-Accredited status means that a certification program is following [...]

8 04, 2020

Greek Ministry of Tourism Joins GSTC

2020-04-12T15:23:12+08:00April 8th, 2020|

Greek Ministry of Tourism Joins GSTC On March 9th, a Cooperation Agreement has been signed between the Greek Ministry of Tourism and the Global Council of Sustainable Tourism (GSTC), signifying the Ministry's intention to harmonize the Greek tourism industry with international standards for sustainable tourism development. [GMT press release in Greek] Through this cooperation, [...]

3 04, 2020

GSTC Destination Criteria v2 – Now Available in Italian

2020-04-04T10:22:15+08:00April 3rd, 2020|

The GSTC Destination Criteria v2.0 has been translated into Italian and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. I Criteri per le destinazioni del GSTC Versione 2.0 sono stati tradotti in italiano e sono disponibili per il download nella Sezione Criteria Translations.

27 03, 2020

GSTC Message Regarding COVID-19

2020-03-27T19:27:44+08:00March 27th, 2020|

Dear GSTC followers, We hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and well during this extremely difficult time. You’re probably overwhelmed by distressing information on COVID19 and your personal and professional lives are likely feeling “upside down.” We appreciate a moment of your time to read a few of GSTC’s perspectives. [...]

27 03, 2020

Corona-crisis: A Destination Management Opportunity

2020-03-27T18:22:19+08:00March 27th, 2020|

"Start Your Destination’s Tourism Recovery Plan. Don’t wait." "Wise planning requires enlightened, collaborative destination stewardship. Now would be a time for each destination to convene – remotely, if not yet in person – a broad-based council to do that. Destinations should use the GSTC Destination Criterion A1 as a basic minimum." That criterion states in [...]

27 03, 2020

GSTC Declares a Climate Emergency

2020-04-10T15:44:12+08:00March 27th, 2020|

The GSTC has signed up to Tourism Declares, an initiative that supports tourism businesses, organisations and individuals in declaring a climate emergency and taking purposeful action to reduce their carbon emissions as per the advice from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by [...]

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