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14 09, 2017

Sustainable Destinations was the leading themes at the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2017 in Aysen, Chile

2017-09-15T06:22:16+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

Sustainable Destinations was the leading themes at the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2017 in Aysen, Chile The Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2017 in Aysén, Chile (GSTC2017Aysen), brought together 250 delegates from 29 countries, as well as thousands of viewers joining the the live broadcast of the conference. The Conference focused on “Sustainable Destinations”, and the [...]

14 09, 2017

Destinos Sostenibles fue el tema principal en la Conferencia Global de Turismo Sostenible 2017 en Aysén, Chile

2017-09-15T06:25:39+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

Destinos Sostenibles fue el tema principal en la Conferencia Global de Turismo Sostenible 2017 en Aysén, Chile La Conferencia Global de Turismo Sostenible 2017 en Aysén, Chile (GSTC2017Aysen), reunió a alrededor de 250 delegados de 29 países, así como a miles de espectadores que se unieron a la transmisión en vivo de la conferencia. La [...]

9 09, 2017

Regenera NGO (Chile) and Sustainable Riviera Maya (Mexico) Sign a Collaboration MOU at GSTC2017

2017-09-12T09:22:53+00:00 September 9th, 2017|

During the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference in Aysén, Chile (GSTC2017), two GSTC members - Regenera NGO from Chile and Sustainable Riviera Maya from Mexico - have signed an MOU as a collaboration framework for greater impact. The MOU reinforces and strengthen the bonds of GSTC members and country representatives in Latin America. The collaboration includes [...]

30 08, 2017

Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2017 Aysen, Chile: One Week Away

2017-08-28T10:46:49+00:00 August 30th, 2017|

 The Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2017 in Aysen, Chile (GSTC2017 Aysen), hosted by Aysen and organized by Sernatur and GSTC, is one week away: September 6th-9th in Coyhaique, Aysen Region, Chile. The main theme of GSTC2017 Aysen focuses on “Sustainable Destinations”, including management, marketing and certification, all key issues addressed by the GSTC Criteria. Topics [...]

30 08, 2017

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council announces the results of their 2017 Board of Directors Election

2017-08-30T10:44:03+00:00 August 30th, 2017|

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 Council. The GSTC Election Committee has validated the votes and has released the results. Three current board members were re-elected to 3-year terms: [...]

26 08, 2017

Are Ecotourism and Sustainable Travel The Same Thing?

2017-08-26T10:18:40+00:00 August 26th, 2017|

Many confuse between the terms "Sustainable Tourism" and "Ecotourism". To understand the difference, read the article Are Ecotourism and Sustainable Travel The Same Thing? by James Hale. "Sustainability is a phrase that’s been used in countless different industries and situations, and the wide scope of its usage gives a big clue to what ‘sustainable travel’ actually is: [...]

16 08, 2017

GSTC in Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China

2017-10-22T06:09:28+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

The Government of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of the People's Republic of China (Garze) and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to recognize cooperation to mutual endeavour to promote the sustainable tourism development of Garze. The signature ceremony took place at the First Daocheng Yading Shangri-La International Mountain Tourism [...]

27 07, 2017

GSTC Has Formed a Business Travel Working Group

2017-08-31T18:47:30+00:00 July 27th, 2017|

The GSTC has formed a new working group focused on Business Travel and Meetings & Events (i.e. MICE). This group will investigate the role GSTC can play in promoting sustainability within MICE and business travel. Tell us what you think on the current usage of and demand for certification in Business Travel and Meetings & Events through this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GP3YPST GSTC has formed he Business Travel Working Group (BTWG), in order to promote [...]

25 07, 2017

Mountain IDEAL Standard for Destinations Achieves GSTC Recognition

2017-07-26T09:33:08+00:00 July 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 [...]

20 07, 2017

GSTC at the Inaugural BIMP-EAGA Higher Education Summit 2017 in Malaysia

2017-07-26T12:17:52+00:00 July 20th, 2017|

On 19-20 July 2017, the Inaugural BIMP-EAGA Higher Education Summit took place at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), where GSTC Chair, Mr. Luigi Carbrini, delivered a special keynote speech on "Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Development" under the Summit's theme “Education and Socio-Cultural Understanding for Regional Sustainability”. BIMP-EAGA refers to "Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area" (see [...]

2 07, 2017

Heads of UNWTO, UN Environment, UNFCCC Recommend Using the GSTC Criteria

2017-07-17T15:57:53+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|

"Getting started can be tricky. There can be hundreds of different sustainable tourism standards to choose from. The GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council) has a reliable guide and maintains recent sustainability criteria for hotels, destinations and tour operators." Taleb Rifai, UNWTO UNWTO Secretary General; Erik Solheim, UN Environment Executive Director; and Patricia Espinosa, UNFCCC Executive [...]

28 06, 2017

GSTC Training: Sustainable Tourism Training in Taiwan

2017-06-28T13:31:42+00:00 June 28th, 2017|

The GSTC Training Partner Globe Ecotourism Training Centre offered from 16-18 June 2017, a 3-day training class of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Supported by GSTC members, Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area Administration (Taiwan Tourism Bureau, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications) and Sustainable Travel Taiwan, the [...]

18 06, 2017

GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini at the International Conference on Sustainability and Competitiveness in Tourist Destinations, Arona, Tenerife

2017-06-26T07:39:44+00:00 June 18th, 2017|

Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, spoke and moderated the panel "Participatory Governance in Sustainable Tourism Destinations" at the International Conference on Sustainability and Competitiveness in Tourist Destinations (STDArona17), on 15-16 June 2017, in Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. The International Conference on Sustainability and Competitiveness in Tourist Destinations was organized by the municipality of Arona and [...]

10 06, 2017

GSTC CEO Randy Durband Led Two Workshops on Responsible Tourism at Mekong Tourism Forum 2017, Luang Prabang, Laos, June 6-9

2017-06-17T21:34:03+00:00 June 10th, 2017|

Randy Durband, GSTC CEO, led two workshops on "Responsible Tourism" at the Mekong Tourism Forum 2017, Luang Prabang, Laos, on 6-9 June 2017. The Mekong Tourism Forum provides a cooperative platform for public and private sector stakeholders in the tourism industry to discuss the development, marketing and promotion of travel to, from and within the [...]

8 06, 2017

GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini at the UN Ocean Conference side event “The Coral Triangle – Partnerships to Achieve SDG 14 in the World’s Epicenter of Marine Biodiversity”, New York, June 6, 2017

2017-08-06T18:17:05+00:00 June 8th, 2017|

Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, spoke at the UN Ocean Conference side event "The Coral Triangle – Partnerships to Achieve SDG 14 in the World’s Epicenter of Marine Biodiversity", New York, June 6, 2017. The event was a follow up to the Coral Triangle Initiative Sustainable Marine Tourism Conference that was held in Bali, Indonesia, on [...]

3 06, 2017

GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini Spoke at Futurismo Canarias 2017, Tenerife (Canary Islands), Spain, on 1-2 June 2017

2017-06-24T11:12:23+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|

Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, spoke about "Sustainable Tourism: Option or Necessity?" at Futurismo Canarias 2017, Santa Cruz, Tenerife (Canary Islands), Spain, on 1-2 June 2017, along with key industry leaders representing a wide range of public and private sector organizations such as Room Mate Hotels, Canal Viajar, Green Room Hotels, IE Business School, PwC, People [...]

2 06, 2017

GSTC Board Member Dr. Ioannis Pappas Keynoted the Conference Cycle Green Project Awards “SUSTAINABLE TOURISM” in Évora, Portugal, on 1 June 2017

2017-06-10T17:20:02+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|

Dr. Ioannis Pappas, GSTC Board of Directors Members & Greece Country Representative Chair, was a keynote speaker at the Conference Cycle Green Project Awards “SUSTAINABLE TOURISM” that took place in Évora, Portugal, June 1st. Dr. Pappas shared important developments of the travel industry's shift to adhere to sustainability standards in travel and tourism, namely, the [...]

23 05, 2017

GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini Spoke at Smart Cities Tourism Summit 2017, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

2017-05-24T10:43:48+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|

Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, spoke about "Global Criteria for Sustainable Tourism" at Smart Cities Tourism Summit 2017, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, on 11-12 May 2017. SMARTFUNCHAL’17 is the international event that will bring together authorities, companies, academia, citizens and other stakeholders to discuss and reflect on smart cities and smart tourism. There is a technological revolution [...]

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