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16 05, 2018

“Tourism must be a leader in responding to climate change” – Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair

2018-05-16T12:30:54+00:00 May 16th, 2018|

"Tourism must be a leader in responding to climate change, also considering that its impacts are seriously deteriorating many destinations." Says Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, in an interview for Travel Weekly. Read the full interview: GSTC Chair, Luigi Cabrini "Tourism must be a leader in responding to climate change" - Travel Weekly

9 05, 2018

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

2018-05-09T13:51:14+00:00 May 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 [...]

20 04, 2018

GSTC Members Win the 2018 WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Destination Awards

2018-04-24T11:46:09+00:00 April 20th, 2018|

GSTC Members Win the 2018 WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Destination Awards WTTC has announced the 2018 leaders in sustainable tourism at the 2018 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards ceremony. The Awards, which were presented at a special ceremony during the 18th WTTC Global Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, celebrate inspirational, world-changing tourism initiatives from all [...]

19 04, 2018

Booking.com Sustainable Travel Report: majority of global travelers stating that they want to travel sustainably

2018-04-20T19:40:22+00:00 April 19th, 2018|

Booking.com Sustainable Travel Report: majority of global travelers stating that they want to travel sustainably Green travel trend continues to gain momentum, according to the global Sustainable Travel Report by Booking.com, with a large majority of global travelers (87%) stating that they want to travel sustainably, and nearly four in 10 (39%) confirming that they often [...]

17 04, 2018

GSTC in Thailand: Sustainable Tourism Development towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destination (GSTC-D)

2018-04-26T22:04:47+00:00 April 17th, 2018|

GSTC in Thailand: Sustainable Tourism Development towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destination (GSTC-D) A seminar on the theme 'Sustainable Tourism Development towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destination (GSTC-D)' was delivered to the Thai Ministry of Tourism on 10 April 2018 in Bangkok. The [...]

15 04, 2018

Fair Travel Becomes a New GSTC Training Partner for the Nordic Region

2018-04-21T04:42:05+00:00 April 15th, 2018|

The GSTC is pleased to announce that Fair Travel, led by Jeppe Klockareson (GSTC Country Representative for Sweden), as a new Training Partner for the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP). The GSTC works with Training Partners in various regions and destinations that support the GSTC’s mission to increase sustainable tourism knowledge and practice and [...]

10 04, 2018

GSTC Training Report: Sustainable Tourism Training in Bangkok, Thailand, March 2018

2018-04-21T03:48:01+00:00 April 10th, 2018|

The GSTC, in partnership with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), offered a 3-day intensive and interactive training program from 26-28 March 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The training was attended by 30 industry professionals from Thailand and Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia) and beyond. Based on the GSTC Criteria, the global baseline standard [...]

4 04, 2018

GSTC Training Report: Sustainable Tourism Training by the Botswana Tourism Organization

2018-04-21T03:48:12+00:00 April 4th, 2018|

From 19-23 March 2018, GSTC Training Partner Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO) conducted a training class of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP), engaging 17 participants representing various units of BTO, including Ecotoursim Officers (Quality Services Department), Environment & Safety Officer (Environment & Eco-certification Division) and Grading Officers (Grading Division). The training class was led [...]

30 03, 2018

Research recommends the European Commission (EC) to promote GSTC recognition of standards and accreditation of certification schemes

2018-04-24T10:22:55+00:00 March 30th, 2018|

Research recommends the European Commission (EC) to promote GSTC recognition of standards and accreditation of certification schemes The "Research for TRAN Committee - European Tourism Labelling by European Parliament Think Tank" focuses on the current situation in the European Union regarding quality and sustainability labelling in tourism. There is concern that the existing volume and variety [...]

26 03, 2018

GSTC Philippines National Forum on Sustainable Tourism Standards & Development Held in Boracay Island, Philippines

2018-03-28T14:21:41+00:00 March 26th, 2018|

GSTC Philippines National Forum on Sustainable Tourism Standards & Development Held in Boracay Island, Philippines The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) together with the Society for Sustainable Tourism & Development Inc. (SSTDI) and LEADimpact Asia, presented the GSTC - The Philippines National Forum last March 15-16, 2018, in the highly controversial Boracay Island, Philippines. The Forum [...]

9 03, 2018

ECOTRANS celebrates 25 years of sustainable development collaboration at ITB 2018

2018-03-28T16:11:28+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

ECOTRANS celebrates 25 years of sustainable development collaboration at ITB2018 Over 100 experts attended the 25th year of the Ecotrans European Network for Sustainable Tourism Development event "The SDGs2030: Fairytale or fairy tale ending?" at ITB on 8th March 2018. The presentation addressed the issue of how to ensure that the SDGs are not a fairy tale [...]

9 03, 2018

Travelife Certified Awards Handed Out to Tour Operators from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe at ITB 2018

2018-03-29T16:34:17+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

Travelife Certified Awards Handed Out to Tour Operators from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe at ITB 2018 March 8, 2018, Berlin. At ITB 2018, Randy Durband, GSTC CEO, joined Naut Kusters, Travelife Manager for Tour Operators, in presenting the Travelife Certified awards to 4 tour operator from Suriname, Madagascar, and Nepal. These companies comply [...]

8 03, 2018

Top 100 Destination Awards by Green Destinations ITB 2018

2018-03-29T12:19:43+00:00 March 8th, 2018|

ITB Berlin and Green Destinations unveiled their "World’s Top 10 Sustainable Destinations" at the end of ITB's Opening day, March 7. From 100 top-sustainable destinations, 32 finalists had first been selected by a Jury representing 12 international organizations. Dawson Ramsden, Ecotourism Marketing Executive – Botswana Tourism Organisation; interviewed by Valere Tjolle - TravelMole Vision on [...]

7 03, 2018

GSTC Destiniation Criteria – Now Available in Italian

2018-03-08T09:07:27+00:00 March 7th, 2018|

The GSTC Destination Criteria has been translated into Italian and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. I Criteri di destinazione GSTC sono stati tradotti in italiano e sono disponibili per il download nella sezione traduzione dei Criteri

6 03, 2018

Actively Green Achieves GSTC-Recognized Standard Status

2018-03-06T16:40:51+00:00 March 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 [...]

6 03, 2018

GSTC Contributes to the Portfolio of One Planet – Sustainable Tourism (10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production – 10YFP)

2018-03-28T16:32:19+00:00 March 6th, 2018|

GSTC Contributes to the Portfolio of One Planet - Sustainable Tourism (10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production - 10YFP) The Portfolio of Work is a tool to include new and ongoing initiatives and activities under the umbrella of the network, given their potential to advance sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in the tourism [...]

5 03, 2018

Felipe Beltran Appointed as GSTC Country Representative in the Dominican Republic

2018-03-06T12:57:43+00:00 March 5th, 2018|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announces the appointment of Mr. Felipe Beltran as its Country Representative in the Dominican Republic. GSTC Country Representatives play a valuable role, serving as the “eyes and ears” and in many ways the voices of GSTC in their respective countries or regions. “Felipe Beltran first joined the GSTC as a [...]

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