Latest GSTC News and Updates

27 10, 2022

Job Opening: GSTC Communications Coordinator

2022-10-28T16:44:55+08:00October 27th, 2022|

GSTC is looking for a Communications Coordinator to be responsible for accomplishing a number of functions of the organization’s communications. This is a great opportunity to work remotely with a multicultural team on a meaningful subject. See the GSTC Communications Coordinator Job Description for full details. Roles & Responsibilities: 1. External Communications Prepare press releases and [...]

27 10, 2022

GSTC Announces the Results of its 2022 Board of Directors Election

2022-10-27T03:15:25+08:00October 27th, 2022|

The GSTC Board of Directors plays an integral role in the leadership of the organization. Most seats on the board are filled via annual elections of and by current members of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. The GSTC Election Committee has validated the votes and released the results of the 2022 election. Four board [...]

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 [...]

25 10, 2022

Luxury travellers are demanding sustainable tourism, and hotels are stepping up

2022-10-25T05:29:34+08:00October 25th, 2022|

Luxury travellers are demanding sustainable tourism, and hotels are stepping up Article written by Lijee Philip in the Economic Times Raas Chhatrasagar is a luxurious, 16-tent resort that sits in the middle of an artificially created forest spread across 1,500 acres near Jodhpur in Rajasthan. It is home to over 250 species of birds and [...]

22 10, 2022

Can We Certify Our Way to Sustainable Travel?

2022-10-22T02:59:05+08:00October 22nd, 2022|

Can We Certify Our Way to Sustainable Travel? Article written by Sun Woo Baik in Asparagus Magazine When I think about the impacts my travels have had, my mind immediately goes to the massive, gas-guzzling, carbon-spewing aluminum tube I boarded to get to my destinations. Aviation is the most obvious culprit for travel-related emissions, [...]

21 10, 2022

Accor Joins GSTC

2022-10-29T01:09:32+08:00October 21st, 2022|

Accor has joined as a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Accor is the story of two friends, Paul Dubrule and Gérard Pélisson, who opened their first Novotel in 1967 at a time when no one in France yet believed in this new hotel business model. Through their creativity and boldness, they [...]

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 [...]

17 10, 2022

Trip.com Group Joins GSTC

2022-10-29T01:09:45+08:00October 17th, 2022|

GSTC welcomes Trip.com Group as a new member Singapore, 17 October 2022 — The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to welcome Trip.com Group as a new member to its global network. Trip.com Group is a leading global travel service provider comprising of Trip.com, Ctrip, Skyscanner, and Qunar. Across its platforms, Trip.com Group [...]

14 10, 2022

Celebrate World Standards Day

2022-10-14T03:43:37+08:00October 14th, 2022|

World Standards Day is observed globally on October 14th to celebrate the importance of standards-related activities and honor the collaborative effort of individuals and standardization bodies involved in the development of voluntary standards. This commemorative day aims to raise awareness to the importance of standardization in the global economy among regulators, industries, and consumers. [...]

14 10, 2022

GSTC STTP integrated into university certificate course

2022-10-14T04:28:24+08:00October 14th, 2022|

Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Destination Management – University of Colombo includes GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) was integrated into a formal university certificate course for the first time. The University of Colombo offers a Certificate Course in Sustainable Tourism Destination Management. It is an interdisciplinary program [...]

6 10, 2022

Gujarat Tourism Policy Adopted

2022-10-06T02:27:53+08:00October 6th, 2022|

Gujarat Tourism Policy 2021-2025: Towards Sustainable Tourism The Indian state of Gujarat has recently adopted the Gujarat Tourism Policy 2021-2025. The vision of the policy is to develop Gujarat in a responsible, inclusive and sustainable manner and make it the foremost destination for tourism in India. The policy outlines strategies toward sustainability to reduce [...]

4 10, 2022

How to Tread Lightly in Fragile Places

2022-10-04T08:48:00+08:00October 4th, 2022|

How to Tread Lightly in Fragile Places Article written by Elaine Glusac in The New York Times Organizing a responsible visit to sensitive areas like the Galápagos Islands or Antarctica involves research, decoding certifications and possibly a travel adviser. For independent travelers, sustainable certifications can help identify responsible operations. The Global Sustainable Tourism Council [...]

29 09, 2022

GSTC 2022 Asia-Pacific Conference in Gunsan, Korea

2022-11-19T17:27:43+08:00September 29th, 2022|

GSTC 2022 Asia-Pacific Conference in Korea Concluded After two years without an on-site GSTC Conference due to the pandemic, the 2022 GSTC Asia-Pacific Conference took place in Saemangeum, Gunsan, Jeonbuk, Korea, from September 15-17. It brought together Korean and international tourism stakeholders involved in the development and promotion of sustainable travel & tourism, including [...]

28 09, 2022

GSTC India Working Group: Leadership Change

2022-09-29T15:57:18+08:00September 28th, 2022|

GSTC India Working Group: Leadership Change Aditi Chanchani assumes responsibilities as Chair of the GSTC India Working Group from October 2022, which came together to augment the functions of GSTC globally based on agreed-upon principles of sustainability at the national level. “I have known Aditi, as an influential voice among the civil society space [...]

14 09, 2022

CWT Joins GSTC

2022-10-29T01:09:52+08:00September 14th, 2022|

CWT has joined as a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Minneapolis, 13 September 2022 — CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform today announces it has become a member of the GSTC global network. CWT is one of the world’s leading corporate travel, meetings, and events management companies. With a 150-year [...]

8 09, 2022

Δήλωσε συμμετοχή: Ομαδικά διαδικτυακά σεμινάρια για την περιβαλλοντική βιωσιμότητα, χωρίς χρέωση, από το GSTC και τη Google

2022-09-08T04:43:55+08:00September 8th, 2022|

Δήλωσε συμμετοχή: Ομαδικά διαδικτυακά σεμινάρια για την περιβαλλοντική βιωσιμότητα, χωρίς χρέωση, από το GSTC και τη Google Με στόχο την ενημέρωση των ξενοδόχων και λοιπών επαγγελματιών τουρισμού σχετικά με την περιβαλλοντική βιωσιμότητα, τους τρόπους εφαρμογής της στα καταλύματά και τις επιχειρήσεις τους και την επικοινωνία των καλών πρακτικών τους μέσω διαδικτύου η Google, μέσω [...]

7 09, 2022

Traveloka Sponsors GSTC Training for Hotel Professionals in Indonesia

2022-09-07T09:13:51+08:00September 7th, 2022|

Traveloka partners with GSTC to support hotels in Indonesia on their sustainability transformation Jakarta, 6 September 2022 – Traveloka, as an innovation-oriented travel and lifestyle platform, supports emerging trends such as sustainability, that shape the travel and hospitality sector by partnering with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) to offer a course on Sustainable [...]

2 09, 2022

Tablet Hotels’ Sustainability Program Gains Momentum

2022-09-02T08:17:26+08:00September 2nd, 2022|

Tablet Hotels' Sustainability Program Gains Momentum Tablet Hotels, the hotel experts at the MICHELIN® Guide, has launched a hotel sustainability program, making it easy for travelers to choose hotels that are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. The program features the sustainability icon, which indicates hotels that have [...]

31 08, 2022

Agoda Sponsors a GSTC Training for Hotel Professionals in Singapore

2022-08-31T17:11:14+08:00August 31st, 2022|

Agoda partners with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council to accelerate sustainability transformation in the travel industry Partnership to launch first in Singapore with sponsored training for hotel professionals SINGAPORE – 31 August 2022 – Agoda, Singapore headquartered digital travel platform, is partnering with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) to support hotels develop sustainable [...]

30 08, 2022

easyJet holidays launches new ‘eco certified’ collection

2022-09-01T17:30:34+08:00August 30th, 2022|

easyJet holidays launches new ‘eco certified’ collection, in partnership with the GSTC easyJet holidays is making it easier for its customers to make sustainable choices for their holiday, by identifying a new ‘eco certified’ collection on its website. The hotels included in the collection will be identified by a green leaf motif, and all have [...]

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