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12 02, 2024

Green Tourism Criteria Gains GSTC-Recognized Standard Status

2024-02-12T16:27:08+08:00February 12th, 2024|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that the ‘Green Tourism Criteria for Hotels & Other Accommodation’ Version 10 dated 20th December 2023, has gained GSTC-Recognized Standard status, meaning it has been fully recognized as equivalent to the GSTC Industry Criteria.  The Green Tourism Criteria is based on three principles, caring [...]

8 02, 2024

Barceló ReGen Standards v1.0 Gains GSTC-Recognized Standard Status

2024-02-08T16:48:28+08:00February 8th, 2024|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that the ‘Barceló ReGen Standards v1.0’, has gained GSTC-Recognized Standard status, meaning it has been fully recognized as equivalent to the GSTC Industry Criteria.  “Barceló ReGen” is the name of Barcelo’s new sustainability plan, which aimes to drive forward a profound cultural transformation in [...]

21 12, 2023

Travelife Ltd revised Standard for Accommodation Providers Gains GSTC-Recognized Status

2023-12-21T16:39:59+08:00December 21st, 2023|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that the Travelife Ltd revised standard for accommodation providers has gained GSTC-Recognized status, meaning it has been fully recognized as equivalent to the GSTC Industry Criteria.  Travelife for Accommodation* revised standard, the first revision since 2014, reflects new and emerging sustainability issues and focuses [...]

27 11, 2023

Stay for the Planet Gains GSTC-Recognized Status

2023-11-27T16:45:04+08:00November 27th, 2023|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that the Stay for the Planet Regulations and Technical Notes v.2.0, has gained GSTC-Recognized Standard status, meaning it has been fully recognized as equivalent to the GSTC Industry Criteria.  The recognized standard is used in the Stay for the Planet, which is a hotel [...]

17 10, 2023

Ambassador Level of La Buena Huella Standard Gains GSTC-Recognized Status

2023-10-17T13:46:57+08:00October 17th, 2023|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that the Ambassador Level of La Buena Huella’s Standard set out in “ARC360. LA BUENA HUELLA. V.7” has gained GSTC-Recognized status, meaning it has been fully recognized as equivalent to the GSTC Industry Criteria.  The GSTC-Recognized status refers to the standard itself, indicating that [...]

30 08, 2023

Qualmark Standard Gains GSTC-Recognized Status

2023-08-30T08:04:33+08:00August 30th, 2023|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that the Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Criteria (v1.2 July 2023) has gained GSTC-Recognized status, meaning it has been fully recognized as equivalent to the GSTC Industry Criteria.  Qualmark is the first GSTC-Recognized Standard developed in New Zealand that aims to help tourism businesses become [...]

18 07, 2023

Miosotis Azores Standard Gains GSTC-Recognized Status

2023-07-18T18:09:30+08:00July 18th, 2023|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that the Miosotis Azores Standard has gained GSTC-Recognized status, meaning it has been fully recognized as equivalent to the GSTC Industry Criteria.  The Miosotis Azores Standard aims to promote the preservation and economic enhancement of cultural and natural heritage, based on the balance between [...]

13 07, 2023

Intertek’s EcoCheck Standard Gains GSTC-Recognized Status

2023-07-13T18:30:15+08:00July 13th, 2023|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that Intertek’s EcoCheck Standard has gained GSTC-Recognized status, meaning it has been fully recognized as equivalent to the GSTC Industry Criteria.  EcoCheck takes a systemic approach to sustainability through a series of checkpoints. This means looking at all aspects of the operation. EcoCheck Standards [...]

30 06, 2023

Cabo Verde Gains GSTC-Recognized Status

2023-06-30T18:47:46+08:00June 30th, 2023|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that the Cabo Verde Sustainability Standard for Tourist Accommodation and Cabo Verde Sustainability Standard for Tour Operators have gained GSTC-Recognized status, meaning it has been fully recognized as equivalent to the GSTC Industry Criteria.  In addition, the Cabo Verde Sustainability Standard for Destinations has [...]

22 06, 2023

Pacific Sustainable Tourism Destination Standard Gains GSTC-Recognized Status

2023-06-22T17:37:24+08:00June 22nd, 2023|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that the Pacific Sustainable Tourism Destination Standard (PSTS) for destinations has gained GSTC-Recognized status as equivalent to the GSTC Destination Criteria. Promoting sustainable tourism planning and development in the Pacific region is one of SPTO’s key strategic priorities as articulated in its Strategic Plan [...]

20 06, 2023

Booking.com System Gains GSTC-Recognized Status

2023-06-20T16:50:33+08:00June 20th, 2023|

Booking.com System Used for the Travel Sustainable Program Gains GSTC-Recognized Status  The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that Booking.com’s system used for the Travel Sustainable program has gained GSTC-Recognized Status, meaning the program is based on presenting and encouraging the use of the full GSTC Industry Criteria. Booking.com’s Travel Sustainable [...]

16 06, 2023

Nature’s Best Sweden Standard gains GSTC-Recognized Status

2023-06-15T00:01:35+08:00June 16th, 2023|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that the standard ‘Nature’s Best Sweden’ has gained GSTC-Recognized status, meaning it has been fully recognized as equivalent to the GSTC Industry Criteria. Nature’s Best® is the Swedish standard for ecotourism accommodation and tour operators providing natural and cultural experience for the conscious travelers. [...]

14 06, 2023

Green Hospitality gains GSTC-Recognized Status

2023-06-14T18:15:11+08:00June 14th, 2023|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that the Green Hospitality Platinum Award Criteria has gained GSTC-Recognized status, meaning it has been fully recognized as equivalent to the GSTC Industry Criteria. Green Hospitality’s Awards Programme is designed as a Step-by-Step approach allowing businesses to implement the required criteria at their own [...]

8 06, 2023

Ecostars Gains GSTC-Recognized Status

2023-06-08T23:00:43+08:00June 8th, 2023|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) is pleased to announce that Ecostars Standard has gained GSTC-Recognized status, meaning the standard has been recognized as an equivalent standard to the GSTC Industry Criteria. Ecostars is a hotel-specific sustainability program that awards eco-stars based on a hotel's environmental impact per stay. Ecostars is relevant for both [...]

17 02, 2023

Sustainable Berlin Standard Acheives GSTC-Recognized Status

2023-09-15T20:46:17+08:00February 17th, 2023|

Sustainable Berlin Standard Announced as a GSTC-Recognized Standard Berlin, 17 February 2023 – The GSTC is pleased to announce that the Sustainable Berlin Standard has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status and is fully recognized as equivalent to the GSTC Industry Criteria. The stated scope of the standard is Hotels and Tour operators and coverage is [...]

20 01, 2023

Sustainable Tourism in South Tyrol

2023-01-24T03:27:51+08:00January 20th, 2023|

South Tyrol joins GSTC & Sustainable Tourism Standard South Tyrol Announced as a GSTC-Recognized Standard IDM Südtirol - Alto Adige (IDM South Tyrol) actively promotes South Tyrol as a tourist destination in eleven European markets by means of both targeted promotional campaigns and public relations and co-marketing activities. IDM also defines strategies and measures [...]

17 11, 2022

The Ascott Limited Gains GSTC-Recognized Status

2023-06-08T20:18:30+08:00November 17th, 2022|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has gained GSTC-Recognized status for its system 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 gained GSTC-Recognized status for its [...]

26 10, 2022

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

2023-01-19T03:33:39+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. [...]

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