GSTC Recognition

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

2019-11-18T17:09:21+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 [...]

26 12, 2017

The Korean Ecotourism Standard for Destinations, Accommodations and Tours Achieves GSTC Recognition

2020-01-29T11:49:51+08:00December 26th, 2017|

Dec 27, 2017 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Korean Ecotourism Standard for Destinations and the Korean Ecotourism Standard for Accommodations and Tours have achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The Korean Ecotourism Standards for Destinations and Accommodations and Tours have been developed to guide both public and private sectors to [...]

25 07, 2017

Mountain IDEAL Standard for Destinations Achieves GSTC Recognition

2020-01-29T11:49:51+08:00July 25th, 2017|

July 25, 2017 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Mountain IDEAL Standard for Destinations has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The Mountain IDEAL destination standard has been developed to address sustainability in mountain environments that include winter and summer activities.  These unique challenges and opportunities include issues like water and [...]

23 04, 2017

Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) Achieves GSTC Recognition

2020-01-29T11:49:51+08:00April 23rd, 2017|

April 23, 2017 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms Seychelles commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services. The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label which is a certification programme aims to enhance the quality and sustainability [...]

3 02, 2017

EarthCheck Evaluate Achieves GSTC Recognition

2020-01-29T11:49:51+08:00February 3rd, 2017|

February 3, 2017 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that EarthCheck Evaluate has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms EarthCheck’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services. […]

7 12, 2016

Ecotourism Kenya Eco-rating Certification Scheme Achieves GSTC Recognition

2020-01-29T11:51:19+08:00December 7th, 2016|

December 7, 2016 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Ecotourism Kenya Eco-rating Certification Scheme has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms Ecotourism Kenya’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services. The Ecotourism Kenya Eco-rating Certification Scheme is designed to certify as sustainable accommodations of various types [...]

17 10, 2016

Sustainable City Tourism Destination Standard for The Republic of Korea Achieves GSTC-Recognition

2020-01-29T11:51:19+08:00October 17th, 2016|

October 2016, Suwon, South Korea – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Sustainable City Tourism Destination Standard for The Republic of Korea has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms Suwon’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services. […]

8 09, 2016

Sustainable Tourism Destination Standard for Indonesia Achieves GSTC-Recognition

2020-01-29T11:51:19+08:00September 8th, 2016|

8 September 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Sustainable Tourism Destination Standard for Indonesia has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms Indonesia’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services. ”The Sustainable Tourism Destination Standard for Indonesia was developed to guide the sustainable development [...]

29 03, 2016

Green Tourism Active Standard Achieves GSTC-Recognition

2020-01-29T11:51:19+08:00March 29th, 2016|

March 29, 2016 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Green Tourism Active (GT-Active) standard has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms Green Tourism Active’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services. The GT-Active standard offers a complete and forward thinking, in-depth [...]

22 03, 2016

Green Destinations Standard Achieves GSTC-Recognition

2020-01-29T11:51:20+08:00March 22nd, 2016|

March 22, 2016 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Green Destinations Standard has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms Green Destination’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services. The Green Destinations Standard is a flexible system to measure, monitor and improve the sustainability of destinations and [...]

1 03, 2016

Foundation for Environmental Education’s Green Key Standard Achieves GSTC-Recognition

2020-01-29T11:51:20+08:00March 1st, 2016|

March 3, 2016 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Foundation for Environmental Education’s Green Key Standard has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms Foundation for Environmental Education’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services. The Green Key Standard is a leading standard for excellence in the [...]

25 02, 2016

Green Key Global’s Green Key Eco-Rating Program Achieves GSTC-Recognition

2020-01-29T11:58:59+08:00February 25th, 2016|

February 25, 2016 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Green Key Global’s Green Key Eco-Rating Program has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms Green Key Global’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services. Green Key Global’s Eco-Rating Program is a graduated rating system designed to recognize lodging [...]

11 02, 2016

Hostelling International’s Quality & Sustainability Standard Achieves GSTC-Recognition

2020-01-29T11:58:59+08:00February 11th, 2016|

February 11, 2016 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Hostelling International’s Quality & Sustainability Standard has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms Hostelling International’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services. In line with its internationally adopted Sustainability Charter, Hostelling International has developed HI-Q&S (Hostelling International Quality [...]

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