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27 06, 2019

Vireo Srl is now GSTC-Accredited for Certifying Destinations

2019-06-29T20:34:12+08:00June 27th, 2019|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Vireo Srl has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status for certifying destinations.  Achieving the GSTC-Accredited status for certifying destinations means that a certification program is following processes and procedures that have been reviewed and approved by the GSTC Accreditation Panel in order to provide an [...]

18 10, 2018

Vireo Srl promotes Certifications According to the GSTC Criteria in Italy

2018-10-31T12:52:11+08:00October 18th, 2018|

On October 2nd Vireo srl organized a conference concerning the certifications according to the GSTC criteria (Global Sustainable Tourism Council) at the municipal hall of Sesto, Italy. Many speakers took part during the event with significant speeches about the sustainability in the tourism market, especially regarding hotel industry. The event started with four main contributors: first, [...]

13 09, 2018

Vireo Srl Achieves GSTC-Accredited Status

2018-09-13T16:14:58+08:00September 13th, 2018|

September 13, 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Vireo Srl has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status. Achieving the GSTC-Accredited status means that a certification program is following processes and procedures that have been reviewed and approved by the GSTC Accreditation Panel and by ASI (Accreditation Services International), GSTC’s partner [...]

5 07, 2018

Green Destinations is now GSTC-Accredited

2018-07-11T19:49:08+08:00July 5th, 2018|

July 5, 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Green Destinations has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status. The awarded status affirms Green Destinations’ commitment to promoting sustainable destinations. Green Destinations (GD) is a non-profit organisation of experts and destination ambassadors working in 80 countries. GD supports a large community of [...]

10 01, 2018

Travelife for Tour Operators Achieves GSTC-Accredited Status

2018-03-27T10:50:06+08:00January 10th, 2018|

Travelife for Tour Operators Achieves GSTC-Accredited Status January 10, 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Travelife for Tour Operators has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status. The awarded status affirms Travelife’s for Tour Operators commitment to promoting sustainable tourism products and services. Travelife for Tour operators is a leading [...]

19 05, 2015

Biosphere ITR – Setting the Bar for Approved Standards

2017-07-29T10:45:16+08:00May 19th, 2015|

Biosphere Responsible Tourism Certification, run by Instituto de Turismo Responsible (ITR) recently achieved GSTC Approved Status for their Destination Standards. Previously, ITR had been Approved for their hotel and tour operator standards. This is a landmark accomplishment as ITR is the first to achieve GSTC Approval for both Hotel & Tour Operator and Destination certification standards. Based in Spain, [...]

10 09, 2014

Early Adopter Destination St. Kitts and Nevis, Revisited

2017-07-29T10:53:10+08:00September 10th, 2014|

St. Kitts and Nevis, located in the northern Leeward Islands in the West Indies, was one of the first destinations in the world to be selected as a GSTC Early Adopter, and the first in the Caribbean. St. Kitts still retains “hidden gem” status, not being a mass-market Caribbean destination. However, development on St. Kitts [...]

21 02, 2014

Asociación de Hoteles de Turismo de la República Argentina (AHT)’s “Greener Hotels” (Hoteles+Verdes) Achieves ‘Recognized’ Global Sustainable Tourism Council Status for its Standard

2017-06-26T08:24:27+08:00February 21st, 2014|

  WASHINGTON, D.C. (January, 2014) - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) recently announced that the Asociación de Hoteles de Turismo de la República Argentina (AHT)’s “Greener Hotels” (Hoteles+Verdes) has achieved ‘recognized’ certification status. The awarded status benchmarks its commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services recognized by the GSTC. “I am delighted that [...]

30 11, 2012

Instituto de Turismo Responsable Attains First Global Approved Standard from Global Sustainable Tourism Council for Responsible Tourism System

2017-06-26T08:25:04+08:00November 30th, 2012|

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 13, 2012) – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) recently announced that Instituto de Turismo Responsable (ITR) has become the organization’s first internationally ‘approved’ certification program. The earned status verifies that ITR’s procedures and processes comply with all the GSTC parameters of reliability, impartiality and correct technical and human performance. Earlier this [...]

11 11, 2011

The GSTC Process: A Balancing Act

2017-06-26T08:24:27+08:00November 11th, 2011|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council announced the launch of the GSTC Process this week. This announcement marks the culmination of over two years of work by dedicated volunteers, consultants and general practitioners of travel. The Process itself is accomplished in three stages. First, standard owners or hotels and businesses that have created their [...]

13 06, 2011

Accreditation – The Name of the Credibility Game

2017-06-26T08:24:27+08:00June 13th, 2011|

In a previous post we talked about the fact that customers are removed from the certification process. They aren’t fully aware of what a business is doing and/or if that business is making improvements in order to maintain its status as a certified sustainable business. True. These same concerns surrounded the establishment of programs for [...]