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27 04, 2021

New Smyrna Beach Joins GSTC

2021-04-22T08:57:58+08:00April 27th, 2021|Tags: , , |

The New Smyrna Beach Area Visitors Bureau has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member. The New Smyrna Beach Area Visitors Bureau is a non-profit, political subdivision of Volusia County Government, established in 1987 that is charged with marketing southeast Volusia County and the cities of: Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, [...]

22 04, 2021

Sedona Joins GSTC

2021-04-22T17:33:54+08:00April 22nd, 2021|Tags: , , |

Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau (SCC&TB) has joined as a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau (SCC&TB) is a non-profit organization that is made up of businesses and organizations that wish to directly benefit from the products and services available to partners. [...]

16 04, 2021

Destination Stewardship Report – Spring 2021 (Volume 1, Issue 4)

2021-05-04T09:13:56+08:00April 16th, 2021|

Destination Stewardship Report Srping 2021 April-June (Volume 1, Issue 4) 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 [...]

6 04, 2021

Japan Sustainable Tourism Standard for Destinations is now a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2021-04-09T09:09:38+08:00April 6th, 2021|Tags: |

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Japan Sustainable Tourism Standard for Destinations (JSTS-D) has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. The Japan Sustainable Tourism Standard for Destinations (JSTS-D) which is based on the GSTC Criteria for Destinations, was developed by Japan Tourism Agency (JTA), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and [...]

24 03, 2021

Switzerland Joins GSTC

2021-03-25T08:27:44+08:00March 24th, 2021|Tags: |

Switzerland Tourism Joins GSTC and Announces the Swisstainable Strategy. Switzerland Tourism (ST) is the national tourism board for Switzerland. ST positions Switzerland as a destination standing for quality, naturalness, authenticity, sustainability and modernity, under the overall concept of “Swissness”. To do so, ST develops systematic marketing programs that it implements creatively with its partners [...]

17 03, 2021

Sweden Joins GSTC

2021-03-30T11:04:36+08:00March 17th, 2021|Tags: |

Visit Sweden has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a Destination Member. Visit Sweden is Sweden’s National Tourism Organisation, promoting the destination and Sweden brand to attract more foreign visitors, on short as well as long term. More visitors and longer visits mean business for the Swedish tourism industry, economic growth and [...]

8 03, 2021

European Travel Commission’s new Handbook Recommends GSTC

2021-04-13T15:29:15+08:00March 8th, 2021|Tags: , , |

European Travel Commission's new handbook 'Sustainable Tourism Implementation: Framework and Toolkit'European Travel Commission (ETC), representing 32 national tourism organisations in Europe, has published a new handbook ‘Sustainable Tourism Implementation: Framework and Toolkit’ – an ultimate roadmap for European destinations on how to tackle every step on a journey towards sustainable transformation.This handbook is for European [...]

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 [...]

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