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12 05, 2017

GSTC Training: Sustainable Tourism Training in Washington DC, USA

2017-07-02T09:42:12+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offered from 11-12 May 2017, a 2-day intensive and interactive training class for an international group of tourism industry professionals from the United States, Canada, Germany, the Philippines and Turkey. The training class was led by Kathleen Pessolano, GSTC Trainer and Destination Program Director, and was hosted in [...]

24 04, 2017

GSTC Training: Sustainable Tourism Training in Athens, Greece

2017-07-02T09:42:05+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

Green Evolution SA, GSTC Member and Training Partner, organized from 21-23 April 2017 a training class of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) in Athens, Greece. Led by Dr. Ioannis Pappas (CEO and Co-Founder of Green Evolution, GSTC Board Member), the training class was attended by 14 tourism industry professionals from across Greece, as [...]

23 04, 2017

Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) Achieves GSTC Recognition

2017-08-20T17:00:41+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|

April 23, 2017 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms Seychelles commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services. The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label which is a certification programme aims to enhance the quality and sustainability [...]

10 04, 2017

GSTC Training: Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation Develops Destination Action Plan

2017-07-02T11:12:18+00:00 April 10th, 2017|

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation (SSTF) organized a half-day GSTC training (Cerf Island, Seychelles, April 1st, 2017) for its board members and partners to familiarize them with the criteria and discuss their implications for the Seychelles. One of the main aims of the SSTF is to work towards a GSTC destination certification of the Seychelles [...]

29 03, 2017

Forum on Sustainability in Tourism and Hospitality in Myanmar

2017-06-07T17:37:37+00:00 March 29th, 2017|

29 March 2017 - Swisscontact, the Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute (MRTI) and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GTSC) have jointly organized the first-ever "Forum on Sustainability in Tourism and Hospitality in Myanmar" in Yangon, Myanmar (March 29-30, 2017), an event for mutual learning and knowledge-sharing about sustainability in tourism. The event has been co-financed by [...]

23 03, 2017

GSTC Board Member and India Country Representative, CB (Ram) Ramkumar at GreenOtels Events Across India

2017-06-07T17:40:50+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|

March 2017 - Sustainable tourism mainstreaming is taking place in India, with events throughout the country, led by GSTC member Root Cause Media / GreenOtels with the support and guidance of GSTC Board Member and India Country Representative, CB (Ram) Ramkumar. GreenOtels is doing something that has not been done until now in India – [...]

21 03, 2017

GSTC Member and Early Adopter, Jackson Hole, Selected as Finalist for National Geographic World Legacy Award

2017-07-02T09:16:34+00:00 March 21st, 2017|

March 2017 - GSTC Member and GSTC Criteria Early Adopter, Riverwind Foundation's Jackson Hole & Yellowstone Sustainable Destination Program, is one of three finalists for the Destination Leadership category of the 2017 National Geographic World Legacy Awards. The awards were presented at ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show, on March 8, 2017. "Teton [...]

6 03, 2017

GSTC at the 6th InterEcoForum Marbella, Spain, 23-24 March, 2017

2017-05-23T12:29:17+00:00 March 6th, 2017|

GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini to speak about "Tourism trends and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council" at the 6th InterEcoForum in Marbella, Spain, 23-24 March, 2017. The VI InterEcoForum will put its perspective in the study of Sustainable Tourism Development, as a synergy of the results of the Year of Tourism Spain-Russia, with the proclamation that [...]

5 03, 2017

GSTC Training of Control Union Auditors

2017-07-02T09:15:43+00:00 March 5th, 2017|

February-March 2017, Bangkok, Thailand, and Dalfsen, The Netherlands - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) had conducted a training to Control Union (CU) auditors. This is to ensure CU's auditors obtain the required knowledge of the tourism sector in general and the GSTC Criteria and indicators in particular. The training sessions took place in Bangkok, [...]

22 02, 2017

Sustainable Mexico Initiative: Fostering Sustainability and Tourism for Development in Mexico

2017-02-22T02:18:00+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|

January 2017, Madrid, Spain – Sustainable Mexico, an initiative by GSTC Members Secretary of State of Guanajuato and Sustainable Riviera Maya, was officially launched. Through a public-private partnership by two GSTC members – recently joined ‘the State of Guanajuato’ and GSTC Destination Criteria early adopter ‘Sustainable Riviera Maya’ – the Sustainable Mexico Initiative was officially [...]

20 02, 2017

GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini and GSTC Member Ingunn Sørnes at the 1st UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations

2017-05-23T11:08:50+00:00 February 20th, 2017|

16 February 2017, Murcia, Spain – Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, led the discussion on “Environmental sustainability as a model for change” at 1st UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations1st UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations. A speaker in the discussion was Ingunn Sørnes, Special Advisor on Sustainability, Innovation Norway, a GSTC Destination Early Adopter and [...]

6 02, 2017

Botswana Tourism Organization Partners with the GSTC on Sustainable Tourism Training

2017-07-02T09:12:09+00:00 February 6th, 2017|

February 6, 2017 - The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) works with Training Partners in various regions and destinations that support our mission to increase sustainable tourism knowledge and practice, and and offer the official STTP training classes on behalf of the GSTC. This month, we are excited to announce our partnership with the [...]

3 02, 2017

EarthCheck Evaluate Achieves GSTC Recognition

2017-02-03T09:13:08+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|

February 3, 2017 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that EarthCheck Evaluate has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms EarthCheck’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services. […]

29 01, 2017

“GSTC Industry Criteria” Formally Released

2017-03-04T16:44:04+00:00 January 29th, 2017|

30 January 2017 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce the release of the GSTC Industry Criteria, which had been under development for most of 2016. The GSTC Industry Criteria serve as the 3rd revision to GSTC Hotel & Tour Operator Criteria, hence the reference to “version 3” in their formal [...]

28 01, 2017

GSTC Trains Lao PDR Tourism Professionals and Officials

2017-07-02T09:43:18+00:00 January 28th, 2017|

January 2017, Vientiane, Lao PDR – The GSTC has successfully conducted a sustainable tourism training class in Vientiane, Lao PDR (January, 11-13, 2017), organized in partnership with and with the support of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICT) of Lao PDR and GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation). The training class was attended [...]

24 01, 2017

GSTC at FITUR 2017

2017-01-24T15:32:54+00:00 January 24th, 2017|

January 2017, Madrid, Spain – Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, moderated a panel on "the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their contribution of tourism" at FITUR 2017. Mr. Cabrini has also participated in the Responsible Conversations for Sustainable Tourism session (Conversaciones responsables para un turismo sostenible).    

23 01, 2017

Guanajuato State joins GSTC, wins UNWTO Ulysses Award

2017-01-23T15:32:00+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|

January 2017, Madrid, Spain – The State of Guanajuato, Mexico, has officially joined as the GSTC as active members, promoting sustainable tourism in Guanajuato. At FITUR 2017, Guanajuato state received the UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Tourism 2017: “Strategies for development of sustainable tourism in Guanajuato, Guanajuato Ministry of Tourism, Mexico.” Recognizing the potential [...]

18 01, 2017

Travel Trade Industry Joins Coalition to Combat Wildlife Trafficking Worldwide

2017-01-18T09:46:55+00:00 January 18th, 2017|

U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance announces new partnerships with major industry associations, launches global travel and tourism toolkit for travel companies January 17, 2017, WASHINGTON – Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), American Society for Travel Agents (ASTA), and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), announced today they will be working to help travelers recognize and avoid purchasing [...]

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