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17 11, 2022

The Ascott Limited Achieves GSTC-Recognized Status

2022-11-23T02:02:12+08:00November 17th, 2022|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has achieved GSTC-Recognized status for its adoption of the GSTC Industry Criteria. Singapore, 17 November 2022 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has achieved GSTC-Recognized status for its adoption of [...]

8 11, 2022

GSTC2022 Global Sustainble Tourism Conference in Seville, Spain

2022-11-18T07:03:08+08:00November 8th, 2022|

After two years without an on-site GSTC Conference due to the pandemic, the GSTC2022 Global Sustainable Tourism Conference will be held in Seville, Spain, from December 12-15. GSTC2022 Sevilla will bring together international and domestic tourism stakeholders involved in the development and promotion of sustainable travel & tourism; including the public sector, hotels, tour [...]

26 10, 2022

‘TourCert Set of Criteria for Destinations’ Announced as a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2022-10-26T04:10:13+08:00October 26th, 2022|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the TourCert Set of Criteria for Destinations has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. The TourCert standard for destinations was established in 2014. All criteria catalogues of TourCert are based on the international quality and environmental management standards according to ISO and EMAS as well [...]

18 10, 2022

SOCOTEC’s ‘Sustainability Management System for Hotels’ Announced as a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2022-10-19T07:15:10+08:00October 18th, 2022|

The GSTC is pleased to announce that SOCOTEC Certification International, the Certification-specialized subsidiary of the SOCOTEC group, has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status for its Sustainability Management System for Hotels. The Sustainability Management System provided by SOCOTEC Certification International helps organizations and tourism businesses (travel companies, hotels, tour operators, NGOs and communities, to achieve [...]

12 07, 2022

‘GreenSign Catalog Standard’ Announced as a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2022-07-13T02:24:33+08:00July 12th, 2022|

The GSTC is pleased to announce that the ‘GreenSign Catalog Standard’ has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. The GreenSign program was created for the hotel industry by GreenSign Institut GmbH and is based in Berlin, Germany. With many hotels in 15 countries using this standard, GreenSign is also represented outside of Germany, mainly in Europe. [...]

12 04, 2022

‘Sakura Quality An ESG Practice Standard’ Announced as a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2022-06-30T01:52:56+08:00April 12th, 2022|

The GSTC is pleased to announce that ‘Sakura Quality An ESG Practice Standard’ for hotels and ryokans in Japan has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. In Japan, particular qualities are associated with different flowers, and the quality associated with Sakura, the cherry blossom, is “spiritual beauty.” Sakura Quality began research in April 2011 and is [...]

14 12, 2021

GreenStep’s Destination Standard a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2021-12-09T06:49:08+08:00December 14th, 2021|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Destination Standard has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Standards are used by GreenStep Solutions in their assessment and verification programs which provide tools, resources, and consultative support to destinations and businesses across the tourism industry. The [...]

26 08, 2021

Centara EarthCare Announced as a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2021-08-25T18:31:04+08:00August 26th, 2021|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Centara EarthCare has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. Centara Hotels & Resorts is a Thai leading hotel operator with 48 properties throughout the Kingdom of Thailand, and 36 properties overseas including the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, China, Japan, Oman, Qatar, Cambodia, [...]

6 04, 2021

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

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

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 [...]

27 10, 2020

GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Standard is a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2022-04-04T19:16:51+08:00October 27th, 2020|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Standard (version 2) for Lodging and Tour Operators has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism standard is part of their broader Sustainable Tourism 2030 initiative, which provides programs and services for destinations, tourism businesses, and accommodation providers. The [...]

28 07, 2020

Greenview Portal Announced as First GSTC-Recognized Sustainable Tourism Management System

2020-07-28T11:15:50+08:00July 28th, 2020|

•  GSTC extends its recognition to include sustainable tourism management systems •  Greenview Portal is the first sustainable tourism management system for multi-site businesses to achieve ‘GSTC-Recognized system’ status •  Users of the Greenview Portal that have made significant progress in their adherence to the GSTC Criteria, will be able to achieve certification following [...]

22 07, 2020

Costa Rica CST Standard is a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2021-06-23T11:57:12+08:00July 22nd, 2020|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) Standard 2.0 for Lodging and Tour Operators in Costa Rica has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. The Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST), established by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute in 1997, was created to provide guidelines for hotel [...]

26 02, 2020

Sustainable Travel Ireland Adopts the GSTC Industry Criteria

2020-02-26T17:14:35+08:00February 26th, 2020|

Sustainable Travel Ireland has formally adopted the GSTC Industry Criteria to be used in Ireland by accommodations and tour operators. Sustainable Travel Ireland, formerly Ecotourism Ireland, is Ireland’s leading and longest-running body for the promotion of sustainable and responsible tourism, training and certifying businesses for over 10 years.  Founded in 2009, Ecotourism Ireland set [...]

18 11, 2019

Hilton LightStay Standard is Now a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2021-06-23T22:33:14+08:00November 18th, 2019|

November 18, 2019 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Hilton’s corporate responsibility management system has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. Hilton is the first major hotel company to achieve this recognition. In 2009, Hilton launched LightStay, its award-winning platform that enables the company to track its environmental and social [...]

13 09, 2019

Adventure Green Alaska is Now a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2019-09-13T20:30:42+08:00September 13th, 2019|

Adventure Green Alaska is Now a GSTC-Recognized Standard The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Adventure Green Alaska Standards for Accommodations and for Tour-Operators have achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status.  Adventure Green Alaska began in 2007 as a statewide effort to grow sustainable tourism in Alaska and promote model businesses [...]

26 05, 2019

The Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism is Now a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2019-05-28T00:05:20+08:00May 26th, 2019|

The Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism is Now a GSTC-Recognized Standard The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. The Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism (MS 165:2019) was developed to guide the sustainable development of the tourism industry in [...]

16 07, 2018

The Criteria for Thailand’s Community-Based Tourism Development is now a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2018-07-16T10:01:36+08:00July 16th, 2018|

The Criteria for Thailand’s Community-Based Tourism Development is now a GSTC-Recognized Standard July 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Criteria for Thailand’s Community-Based Tourism Development, published by Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA), has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. The Criteria for Thailand’s Community-Based Tourism Development [...]

7 06, 2018

Innovation Norway Sustainable Destination Standard is Now a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2018-08-03T15:01:47+08:00June 7th, 2018|

Innovation Norway Sustainable Destination Standard is Now a GSTC-Recognized Standard June 7, 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Innovation Norway’s Sustainable Destination Standard has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. Innovation Norway’s Sustainable destination standard includes 45 criteria and 108 indicators to be measured, registered and monitored. The standard covers [...]

9 05, 2018

Thailand’s Sustainable Tourism Management Standard is now a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2018-05-09T13:51:14+08:00May 9th, 2018|

Thailand’s Sustainable Tourism Management Standard is now a GSTC-Recognized Standard May 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Thailand’s Sustainable Tourism Management Standard, published by Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA), has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. DASTA’s Thailand’s Sustainable Tourism Management Standard has been created for managing tourism and [...]

6 03, 2018

Actively Green Achieves GSTC-Recognized Standard Status

2020-01-29T11:44:25+08:00March 6th, 2018|

March 6, 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Actively Green standard has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status.  The Actively Green standard is the core component used in the Actively Green Sustainable Business Training and Certification Program. It was launched as an innovative legacy initiative of the 2015 [...]

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