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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 [...]

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, [...]

23 11, 2020

Valsugana Tourism Board Joins GSTC

2020-11-25T19:23:22+08:00November 23rd, 2020|Tags: , |

APT Valsugana Tourism Board has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member. Valsugana is located in northeastern Italy, with 62,000 inhabitants in 24 municipalities. After 15 years of planning, designing, implementing and monitoring the tourism activity in their area, Valsugana Tourism Board realized it was the right time to start opening [...]

26 10, 2020

Turismo de Portugal Joins GSTC

2020-10-27T09:46:21+08:00October 26th, 2020|Tags: |

Turismo de Portugal has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member. Turismo de Portugal is the official Portuguese Tourism Board, responsible for the promotion, development and sustainability of tourist activity in the country. It thus unites in one single body all the institutional powers relating to the development of tourism, [...]

8 10, 2020

Destination Stewardship Report – Autumn 2020 (Volume 1, Issue 2)

2021-02-06T07:49:52+08:00October 8th, 2020|

Destination Stewardship Report Autumn 2020 October-December (Volume 1, Issue 2) 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 [...]

1 09, 2020

Slovenian Tourist Board (STO) Joins GSTC

2020-11-04T08:40:37+08:00September 1st, 2020|Tags: |

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 [...]

10 08, 2020

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

2020-08-31T22:31:22+08:00August 10th, 2020|

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training for the Cayman Islands The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), in partnership with the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDT), organized a custom online training course for 20 CIDT representatives from across the organization, including a wide range of sections and departments - from customer service, to promotion, to [...]

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

2021-02-06T08:18:31+08:00July 1st, 2020|

Destination Stewardship Report Summer 2020 Q3 (Volume 1, Issue 1) 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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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|Tags: , |

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

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 [...]

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