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22 04, 2020

Bureau Veritas Certification to Certify Hotels & Tour Operators after Achieving GSTC-Accredited Status

2020-04-26T09:54:12+08:00April 22nd, 2020|

Bureau Veritas Certification to Certify Hotels & Tour Operators after Achieving GSTC-Accredited Status April 2020 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Bureau Veritas Certification Hong Kong has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status for certifying hotels and tour operators. Achieving the GSTC-Accredited status means that a certification program is following [...]

8 04, 2020

Greek Ministry of Tourism Joins GSTC

2020-04-12T15:23:12+08:00April 8th, 2020|

Greek Ministry of Tourism Joins GSTC On March 9th, a Cooperation Agreement has been signed between the Greek Ministry of Tourism and the Global Council of Sustainable Tourism (GSTC), signifying the Ministry's intention to harmonize the Greek tourism industry with international standards for sustainable tourism development. [GMT press release in Greek] Through this cooperation, [...]

3 04, 2020

GSTC Destination Criteria v2 – Now Available in Italian

2020-04-04T10:22:15+08:00April 3rd, 2020|

The GSTC Destination Criteria v2.0 has been translated into Italian and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. I Criteri per le destinazioni del GSTC Versione 2.0 sono stati tradotti in italiano e sono disponibili per il download nella Sezione Criteria Translations.

27 03, 2020

GSTC Message Regarding COVID-19

2020-03-27T19:27:44+08:00March 27th, 2020|

Dear GSTC followers, We hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and well during this extremely difficult time. You’re probably overwhelmed by distressing information on COVID19 and your personal and professional lives are likely feeling “upside down.” We appreciate a moment of your time to read a few of GSTC’s perspectives. [...]

27 03, 2020

Corona-crisis: A Destination Management Opportunity

2020-03-27T18:22:19+08:00March 27th, 2020|

"Start Your Destination’s Tourism Recovery Plan. Don’t wait." "Wise planning requires enlightened, collaborative destination stewardship. Now would be a time for each destination to convene – remotely, if not yet in person – a broad-based council to do that. Destinations should use the GSTC Destination Criterion A1 as a basic minimum." That criterion states in [...]

27 03, 2020

GSTC Declares a Climate Emergency

2020-04-10T15:44:12+08:00March 27th, 2020|

The GSTC has signed up to Tourism Declares, an initiative that supports tourism businesses, organisations and individuals in declaring a climate emergency and taking purposeful action to reduce their carbon emissions as per the advice from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by [...]

18 03, 2020

GSTC Destination Criteria v2 – Now Available in Spanish

2020-03-19T11:10:07+08:00March 18th, 2020|

The GSTC Destination Criteria v2 has been translated into Spanish and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. Los Criterios GSTC para Destinos Versión 2.0 se han traducido al Español y están disponibles para descargar en la sección Criteria Translations.

13 03, 2020

Global Report on GSTC Assessed Destinations

2020-06-04T17:21:28+08:00March 13th, 2020|

With the sponsorship of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) partnered with The George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies (GWU IITS) to analyze the health of 24 tourism destinations based on the sustainability information gleaned through GSTC Destination Assessments using the GSTC Destination Criteria and Indicators, [...]

13 03, 2020

What Is the Real Definition of Sustainable Travel, Anyway? (TravelAge West)

2020-05-31T17:31:27+08:00March 13th, 2020|

"Fortunately, it’s not a new term, and there’s real criteria associated with being considered a sustainable travel outfit. Since 2008, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has been updating criteria that aim to “serve as the global baseline standards for sustainability in travel and tourism.” " "I encourage everyone to visit www.gstcouncil.org to review [...]

10 03, 2020

Greening Your Travels – AAA Recommends the GSTC Framework

2020-04-07T13:47:54+08:00March 10th, 2020|

Greening Your Travels: Sustainable Tourism Strategies to Help you Travel More Responsibly 1. SELECT YOUR DESTINATION THOUGHTFULLY A growing number of destinations are working to encourage sustainable and responsible tourism. Among those leading the way is the Central European country of Slovenia. A whopping 31 of its cities and regions are among the 2019 [...]

6 03, 2020

GSTC Destination v2 Criteria – Now Available in French

2020-03-06T13:03:56+08:00March 6th, 2020|

The GSTC Destination v2 Criteria has been translated into French and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. Les Critères pour les destinations v2 du GSTC sont traduits en français et peuvent être téléchargés dans la section traductions des critères.

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 [...]

25 02, 2020

GSTC Destination Criteria v2 – Now Available in Chinese (Mandarin)

2020-03-13T00:18:01+08:00February 25th, 2020|

The GSTC Destination Criteria v2 has been translated into both traditional and simplified Chinese (Mandarin) and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. 全球可持续旅游委员会目的地标准2.0版本已被翻译成传统和簡体中文(普通话),可在标准翻译頁面下载。 全球永續旅遊委員會目的地準則2.0版本已被翻譯成傳統和繁體中文(國語),可在準則翻譯頁面下載。

25 02, 2020

GSTC Training in Latin America: New Partnership with Regenera

2020-02-26T17:24:50+08:00February 25th, 2020|

Over the last few years, the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) has engaged hundreds of tourism industry professionals from around the world, sharing insights, exchanging ideas, and discussing solutions to some of our most important challenges in sustainable tourism. We are excited to announce that the GSTC is collaborating with Regenera, our [...]

21 02, 2020

Outside Magazine: Is Your ‘Eco-Lodge’ Really Eco-Friendly?

2020-02-24T16:16:28+08:00February 21st, 2020|

According to a 2019 report by Booking.com, 70 percent of global travelers would be more inclined to book eco-friendly accommodation. The industry seems to have taken the hint: eco-lodges and “green” hotels are trending. But these days, it can be difficult to discern between environmentally friendly digs and those just trying to profit from the craze. So [...]

20 02, 2020

Japan Tourism Agency Joins GSTC

2020-03-27T16:41:11+08:00February 20th, 2020|

Japan Tourism Agency Joins GSTC Japan Tourism Agency has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a Destination Member. The Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) is an organization that was set up in 2008 as an agency of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. It was established to serve as the hub [...]

18 02, 2020

GSTC Destination Criteria v2 – Now Available in Greek

2020-02-20T15:21:52+08:00February 18th, 2020|

The GSTC Destination Criteria v2 has been translated into Greek and is available to download in the Criteria Translations section. Τα Κριτήρια Προορισμών του GSTC v2 έχουν μεταφραστεί στα Ελληνικά και είναι διαθέσιμα για λήψη στο τμήμα “ Μεταφράσεις Κριτηρίων”.

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