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11 12, 2017

15 Ways You Can Help Curb Overtourism

2017-12-15T15:39:34+00:00 December 11th, 2017|

More than 1 billion tourists travel internationally each year. But not everyone wants you visiting their city. “There’s been a sudden explosion of awareness around over-tourism because there are more destinations where it’s become an issue,” says Randy Durband, CEO of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. As policy-makers and travel companies work to address an [...]

8 12, 2017

GSTC introduced to Mongolia

2017-12-13T19:23:53+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

GSTC stalwart, Steve Noakes, was conducting a training themed “Sustainable tourism- Tourism sector contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals 2030” for Mongolian tourism specialists on 4-7 December 2017 at the Khaan Hall of Chinggis Khaan Hotel in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar and the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. This 3-day intensive training program on tourism and the Sustainable Development [...]

7 12, 2017

GSTC at Azores 2017: Towards Sustainable Tourism

2017-12-13T14:11:09+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

The International Conference Azores 2017: Towards Sustainable Tourism was held in Lagoa, Azores, Portugal, on 5-6 December 2017. GSTC was among the international tourism organizations that have participated as speakers. Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, gave a Keynote Address on "Tourism Trends and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council's Criteria for Sustainable Destinations". Kathleen Pessolano, GSTC Strategic Partnerships and Destinations [...]

4 12, 2017

The Chelenko Destination prepares to offer more sustainable tourism

2017-12-14T15:04:24+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

Ms. Natalia Naranjo, GSTC Trainer and Destination Assessor In a special agreement between GSTC and Sernatur Aysen, Chile, which hosted the GSTC2017 Aysen in September, the Chelenko Destination began a new process to start their path to the sustainability. For 2 weeks during November 2017, the Chelenko Destination went through a destination assessment and training [...]

2 12, 2017

GSTC at “i20: Conectando Islas” Valparaíso, Chile

2018-01-12T17:11:50+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|

On November 22nd, 2017 the i20: Conectando Islas event took place in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Valparaíso, Chile.  i20: Conectando Islas is a gathering to discuss island sustainability and the urgently needed acts to reduce the negative impacts of tourism. The event was co-hosted by GSTC Member, Regenera ONG, and Ecoturismo at DUOC [...]

1 12, 2017

Hotel Yearbook 2018 Sustainable Hospitality Now Released

2017-12-11T15:12:10+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

The "Hotel Yearbook 2018 – Sustainable Hospitality" has been released and is available online for free. Along the same lines as previous editions of the Hotel Yearbook, the 2018 Sustainable Hospitality edition gathers the thoughts and research from a wide-ranging group of senior executives, analysts, consultants and opinion leaders from all over the world to [...]

29 11, 2017

Conclusion of the Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

2018-02-14T17:18:25+00:00 November 29th, 2017|

November 23rd and 24th 2017, at UniSey campus Anse Royale, Mahe The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation (SSTF) in cooperation with the University of Seychelles (Department of Tourism and Cultural Heritage) and their partners the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS group), the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) [...]

27 11, 2017

The Stop, Think, Discuss survey finds: 65% of under 24 are swayed by a resort having an official certification

2017-11-28T10:15:56+00:00 November 27th, 2017|

"Having sustainability certification is more important for Europeans, with 40% considering them to be “very important”. Younger consumers – those aged under 24 - can also be swayed by a resort having official certification with 65% saying it is “important” or “very important”." The Stop, Think, Discuss survey by Bouteco Hotels found 66% of respondents said sustainability [...]

24 11, 2017

Ulsan Metropolitan City Becomes a GSTC Member at the 8th Asian Bird Fair in Ulsan Metropolitan City, Korea, November 2017

2017-11-28T10:29:58+00:00 November 24th, 2017|

Dr. Mihee Kang, GSTC Country Representative in Korea; and Mr. Inseog Hwang, Secretary General of Taehwa River Ecotourism Society On 17-21 November 2017, the 8th Asian Bird Fair was held in in Ulsan City's Taehwagang Migratory Bird Park, Republic of Korea (ROK). During the 8th Asian Bird Fair, Ulsan Metropolitan City and Taehwa River Ecotourism Society [...]

22 11, 2017

A Tribute to Amos Bien from Former GSTC Executive Director Erika Harms

2017-11-22T17:06:02+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|

A Tribute to Amos Bien from Former GSTC Executive Director Erika Harms “Finding market solutions to environmental problems is the only way we will succeed”. This was the mantra by which Amos Bien practiced sustainable tourism. In 2006 when we at the UN Foundation embarked in the process of developing a set of sustainable tourism [...]

13 11, 2017

Shimabara Peninsula Declaration on Sustainable Tourism Destination Development

2017-11-27T19:18:02+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Shimabara Peninsula Declaration on Sustainable Tourism Destination Development and GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training  in Shimabara Peninsula, Nagasaki, Japan, 1–5 November 2017 On 5th November 2017, three local governments in Shimabara Peninsula announced the Shimabara Peninsula Declaration on Sustainable Tourism Destination Development. The declaration was announced during the Shimabara Peninsula Forum (1-5 November 2017), which included [...]

6 11, 2017

GSTC Emerging Destinations Workshop and ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Policy Workshop were Held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2-3 Nov 2017

2017-11-06T17:19:12+00:00 November 6th, 2017|

'GSTC Emerging Destinations Workshop' and 'ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Policy Workshop' were Held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2-3 Nov 2017 The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) together with its Indonesian training partner, INDECON, conducted a two-day workshop (2-3 November 2017) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, focusing on applying the GSTC Criteria in Emerging Destinations. The development of new, “emerging” [...]

3 11, 2017

GSTC Destination Criteria – Now Available in Ukrainian

2017-12-14T19:57:51+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|

The GSTC Destination Criteria has been translated to Ukrainian and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. Критерії Глобальної ради зі сталого розвитку туризму перекладений українською мовою та доступний для завантаження в розділі "Переклади критеріїв".

1 11, 2017

GSTC in Japan: Speaking at JAFIT National Conference on “Realization of Sustainable Tourism”

2017-11-27T19:11:42+00:00 November 1st, 2017|

On 28 October 2017 the JAFIT National Conference on “Realization of Sustainable Tourism” took place at Toyo University in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Roi Ariel, GSTC General Manager, was the keynote speaker at the conference, presenting "Realization of Sustainable Tourism through Global Standards". JAFIT (Japanese Foundation for International Tourism) chose the theme of “Realization of Sustainable Tourism” to [...]

31 10, 2017

The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends and Statistics 2017

2017-11-02T17:39:17+00:00 October 31st, 2017|

CREST's 2017 annual meta-analysis is a special edition, structured around the UNWTO's five pillars of the UN's International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development: 1) inclusive and sustainable economic growth; 2) social inclusiveness, employment, and poverty reduction; 3) resource efficiency, environmental protection, and climate change adaptation and mitigation; 4) respect for cultural values, diversity, and [...]

30 10, 2017

Vacancy at ASI: Assessor for the GSTC accreditation program

2017-11-02T17:38:26+00:00 October 30th, 2017|

Job Purpose  The ASI Assessor for the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) program will be responsible for the planning and conduct of assessments for the GSTC accreditation program. Assessors play an essential role in ensuring the robustness and credibility of the GSTC accreditation program by evaluating conformity of certification bodies. The position provides an opportunity [...]

29 10, 2017

GSTC Training Partner ETTC Delivers Another STTP Class in Hong Kong

2018-01-09T04:49:05+00:00 October 29th, 2017|

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training in Hong Kong, 25-27 October 2017 Through our training partner, Hong Kong Ecotourism & Travels Professional Training Centre (香港生態旅遊專業培訓中心 ETTC), a 3-day training class (25-27 Oct 2017) of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) was delivered in Hong Kong, covering best practices in implementing the GSTC Criteria for businesses and [...]

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