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5 04, 2019

GSTC Member St. Kitts’ Sustainable Destination Council (SDC) Wins WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Destination Stewardship Award 2019

2019-05-04T12:29:57+08:00April 5th, 2019|

GSTC Member St. Kitts’ Sustainable Destination Council (SDC) Wins WTTC 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards in the Destination Stewardship category Once Again, GSTC Member Wins WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Destination Stewardship Award 2019: St. Kitts’ Sustainable Destination Council (SDC) WTTC has announced the 2019 leaders in sustainable tourism at the 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow [...]

5 04, 2019

HuffPost UK Recommends GSTC

2019-04-21T12:37:21+08:00April 5th, 2019|

HuffPost UK Recommends GSTC Book sustainable hotels and excursions #5 Look sustainable hotels and excursions: "Add sustainable accreditation to your criteria when checking out places to stay. According to Michael Gold, editor of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Sustainable Tourism Index, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is one to look out for." Read the full article: 7 Ways To [...]

2 04, 2019

GSTC Chair, Luigi Cabrini, comments on tourism in Brazil

2019-04-09T07:20:26+08:00April 2nd, 2019|

GSTC Chair, Luigi Cabrini, comments on tourism in Brazil in two articles published on G1 (Rede Globo): Carros ameaçam dunas em Jericoacoara; veja problemas do turismo em 4 parques nacionais (30 March 2019) 'Efeito manada' nas redes sociais e 'economia disruptiva' podem estimular turismo predatório (1 April 2019) by Patrícia Figueiredo  

1 04, 2019

“GSTC has well-developed animal welfare activities” says a new academic journal article

2019-04-09T09:50:30+08:00April 1st, 2019|

Trade associations as corporate social responsibility actors: an institutional theory analysis of animal welfare in tourism Abstract In this article we argue that most travel trade associations ignore their responsibility towards sustainable development broadly and animal welfare in particular. We analyse the development and implementation of animal welfare standards across 62 national and international [...]

26 03, 2019

The Sustainable Travelogue: Conversations from the GSTC 2019 Asia-Pacific Conference

2019-04-09T07:20:28+08:00March 26th, 2019|

The Sustainable Travelogue help to understand what sustainable tourism is, and why it matters. Join world traveler and tourism professional Kathy Eow as she talks with industry leaders and unsung trailblazers from around the world about their work helping us travel better, forever. Season one kicks off with conversations from The Global Sustainable Tourism [...]

11 03, 2019

“Quality Through Creativity” Led the 2019 GSTC Asia-Pacific Sustainable Tourism Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand

2019-05-24T10:56:08+08:00March 11th, 2019|

"Quality through Creativity" Led the 2019 GSTC Asia-Pacific Sustainable Tourism Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand The 2019 GSTC Asia-Pacific Sustainable Tourism Conference "Quality through Creativity" took place from Febraury 27th to March 2nd in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Organized by Thailand’s Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA) and the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference (GSTC), the [...]

10 03, 2019

GSTC, The Code and ECPAT International join forces to end the sexual exploitation of children by in travel and tourism

2019-03-15T14:44:02+08:00March 10th, 2019|

At ITB travel trade show in Berlin, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) signed a ‘memorandum of understanding’ with The Code and ECPAT International to work together to expand standards for the protection of children and to take other measures to end this crime. “Sustainable tourism is on the rise, consumer demand is growing for [...]

8 03, 2019

Gender Equality on GSTC Board of Directors – According to Equality in Tourism International

2019-04-09T07:20:28+08:00March 8th, 2019|

According to the 'Sun, Sand, and Ceilings: Women in Tourism and Hospitality Boardrooms - 2018 Report' by Equality in Tourism International, the overall representations of women on travel and tourism companies/organizations boards has increased from 15% in 2013 to 23%. However, the representation of women on the GSTC Board of Directors is 50%. "Men are seen [...]

6 03, 2019

Hotel Yearbook 2020 Sustainable Hospitality Now Released

2019-04-09T07:20:28+08:00March 6th, 2019|

The "Hotel Yearbook 2020 – Sustainable Hospitality" has been released and is available online for free. Along the same lines as previous editions of the Hotel Yearbook, the 2020 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 [...]

18 02, 2019

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training in Bergen, Norway, Feb 14-16, 2019

2019-02-18T22:39:52+08:00February 18th, 2019|

From Words to Actions From 14-15 February 2019, the GSTC, in partnership with NCE (Norwegian Centres of Expertise) Tourism Fjord Norway offered a training class for tourism industry stakeholders from the Fjord Norway region. The training class, led by Ayako Ezaki (GSTC Training Director) and Nicola Koschel (GSTC Trainer, Sustainable Tourism Consultant), covered sustainability [...]

15 02, 2019

GSTC at COMCEC Tourism Working Group Meeting: “Sustainable Destination Management Strategies in the OIC Member Countries”

2019-02-19T12:38:51+08:00February 15th, 2019|

The 13th Meeting of the COMCEC Tourism Working Group was held on February 13th, 2019 in Ankara, Turkey, with the theme of “Sustainable Destination Management Strategies in the OIC Member Countries”. The meeting included a presentation by Dr. Ioannis Pappas, GSTC Director Mediterranean Region, on the GSTC's Role and Mission for Sustainable Destinations. The [...]

15 02, 2019

NY Times Calls Travelers to look for GSTC-Accredited Certification Bodies: How to Be a Green Traveler

2019-04-09T07:20:29+08:00February 15th, 2019|

"The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) [accredits] certification programs for hotels and tour operators [...]. Travelers can visit their site to see lists of these programs, which include The Rainforest Alliance and Earth Check, and hotels that are [certified] will typically show a certification logo on their own websites and marketing materials." Read the full article: How to Be a Green Traveler by By Justin [...]

5 02, 2019

Skyscanner Recommends GSTC: How to be an eco-traveller (and still have it all)

2019-04-09T07:20:29+08:00February 5th, 2019|

"To find a destination that’s officially certified as taking sustainability issues seriously, visit the GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council) website." Read the full article: How to be an eco-traveller (and still have it all) by By Suzanne King on Skyscanner (February 4, 2019) Confused about the terms "certification", "recognition", "accreditation"? Watch this short video.

26 01, 2019

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority Joins GSTC

2019-01-31T16:48:06+08:00January 26th, 2019|

December 2018 - Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a national member. Tourism Sri Lanka is a ‘Story of Untapped Potential’. Just been voted as the no. 1 destination in the world by Lonely Planet, the island is seeing a rapid demand growth from visitors and [...]

22 01, 2019

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Offered in Sweden

2019-01-29T07:02:03+08:00January 22nd, 2019|

Sustainable Tourism Training, Stockholm, Sweden From January 18-20, 2019, a 3-day training class of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) was offered in Stockholm, Sweden. The training was attended by 18 participants from the ecotourism program at Österlens Folkhögskola, an adult education institution in Tomelilla, Sweden. The training was led by GSTC Trainer [...]

8 01, 2019

Tourism Vancouver Joins GSTC

2019-02-03T11:17:53+08:00January 8th, 2019|

December 2018 - Tourism Vancouver has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a municipal destination member. Tourism Vancouver is a destination marketing organization and business association representing approximately 1,000 members in tourism and related industries/activities. “We are very pleased to welcome the Tourism Vancouver to GSTC,” says Randy Durband, GSTC CEO. “We [...]

25 12, 2018

TTG Asia Editor’s Pick: Where is sustainability in travel & tourism headed? – by Randy Durband, GSTC CEO

2019-04-09T07:20:30+08:00December 25th, 2018|

TTG Asia Editor's Pick: Where is sustainability in travel & tourism headed? - by Randy Durband, GSTC CEO What is sustainable tourism? How sustainable is travel and tourism? I’m asked these questions constantly in my leadership role at Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). To the first, our view at GSTC is that “sustainability is a [...]

12 12, 2018

Sustainable Tourism Professionals Gathered at the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2018 in Maun, Botswana

2019-05-24T10:55:01+08:00December 12th, 2018|

Sustainable Tourism Professionals Gathered at the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2018 in Maun, Botswana The Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2018 in Maun, Botswana, which was organized by Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) and the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference (GSTC), brought together 150 delegates from 26 countries, as well as hundreds of viewers joining the live [...]

12 12, 2018

GSTC Member, GreenOtels announce the “The GreenOtels Award”

2019-01-01T22:02:23+08:00December 12th, 2018|

GSTC Member, GreenOtels announce the "The GreenOtels Award". The Awards are envisioned to solely give recognition to India's most sustainable, environmentally friendly and socially responsible hotels. The Awards were given to Hotels & Resorts in four categories - Extra Large Hotel Category (250 rooms and above), Large category (120 rooms up to 250), Medium category [...]

1 12, 2018

The GSTC Destination Criteria Revision Has Begun – have your say

2019-01-01T21:39:52+08:00December 1st, 2018|

The GSTC Destination Criteria revision has begun. According to the GSTC-D Revision Term of Reference, the revision schedule is as follow: Start December 2018: Announcement through publication of these Terms of Reference Early December 2018 – early March 2019: First round consultation Early March 2019 – end May 2019: Resolution/publish response to comments Start June 2019 [...]

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