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15 06, 2018

8.3 million TUI customers stayed in sustainable hotels certified to a GSTC-Recognized standard (80% of the hotels owned by TUI Group)

2018-06-29T17:55:32+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

8.3 million TUI customers stayed in sustainable hotels certified to a GSTC-Recognized standard (80% of the hotels owned by TUI Group) TUI Group's ambition is to increase the number of hotels with sustainability certifications to accommodate 10 million customers a year by 2020. TUI Group encourages their hotels to become certified to GSTC-Recognized Standards, with [...]

14 06, 2018

GSTC in China: CATA 2018 Adventure Travel World Leaders Forum

2018-07-05T10:51:55+00:00 June 14th, 2018|

Keynote speech by Randy Durband, GSTC CEO On June 12th, the 1st (2018) Adventure Travel World Leaders Forum took place in Beijing, China. The event was organized by China Adventure Travel Association, a GSTC Member. Randy Durband, GSTC CEO, gave the keynote speech on the "Origin and Current Situation of Worldwide Adventure Travel." [...]

12 06, 2018

Walking Mountains Science Center Is Now a GSTC Training Partner

2018-06-15T17:59:02+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

(c) Walking Mountains Science Center Training Partner: Walking Mountains Science Center, Vail, Colorado The GSTC is pleased to welcome the Walking Mountains Science Center in Colorado, USA, as a new training partner for the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP). Founded in 1998, the Walking Mountains Science Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering nature-based [...]

7 06, 2018

UNWTO IY2017 Publication on ‘Tourism for Development’

2018-07-03T09:06:33+00:00 June 7th, 2018|

UNWTO flagship publication on ‘Tourism for Development’ has been released. This publication, as key outcome of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 (IY2017), addresses the changes needed in policies, business practices and consumer behaviour for tourism to effectively contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The GSTC Criteria is referred to [...]

7 06, 2018

Innovation Norway Sustainable Destination Standard is Now a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2018-08-03T15:01:47+00:00 June 7th, 2018|

Innovation Norway Sustainable Destination Standard is Now a GSTC-Recognized Standard June 7, 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Innovation Norway’s Sustainable Destination Standard has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. Innovation Norway’s Sustainable destination standard includes 45 criteria and 108 indicators to be measured, registered and monitored. The standard covers [...]

30 05, 2018

GSTC Training in South Korea: New Training Partner PlayForest Cooperative

2018-06-11T16:39:35+00:00 May 30th, 2018|

GSTC Training Partner: PlayForest Cooperative The PlayForest Cooperative is a cooperative of sustainable travel businesses designed to benefit local communities and local activists dedicated to the conservation of their forests and to provide genuine community-based natural tourism experiences to the visitors. While PlayForest works as a tour operator to develop tours, the cooperative focuses on [...]

30 05, 2018

Save the date for GSTC2018: December 7-10, Kasane, Botswana

2018-06-30T08:53:40+00:00 May 30th, 2018|

Save the date for GSTC2018: December 7-10, Kasane, Botswana The Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2018 (GSTC2018), which is organized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) will take place in Kasane, Botswana, on December 7th-10th.

28 05, 2018

GSTC in Mauritius: at the International Conference on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism

2018-06-26T17:35:10+00:00 May 28th, 2018|

GSTC in Mauritius: at the International Conference on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism, 23-24 May 2018 Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, and Dr. Anna Spenceley, GSTC Board Member, were speaking at the International Conference on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism, Mauritius, 23-24 May 2018. The Conference, which coincided with the 50th Anniversary of Independence of Mauritius, brought together [...]

25 05, 2018

GSTC Chair, Luigi Cabrini, was the Keynote Speaker at TTF Outlook Conference 2018 in Australia

2018-06-29T20:37:21+00:00 May 25th, 2018|

Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair; and Margy Osmond, TTF CEO GSTC Chair, Luigi Cabrini, give a keynote speech at Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) Outlook Conference 2018 that took place in Sydney, 17 May 2018. Luigi's talk titled "Managing Overtourism From Barcelona to Berlin: is Australia next to suffer from tourism fatigue?" Since its inception in 2006, Outlook [...]

25 05, 2018

NCE Tourism – Fjord Norway Region Joins GSTC

2018-05-25T11:59:53+00:00 May 25th, 2018|

NCE Tourism - Fjord Norway Region Joins GSTC May 2018 - NCE Tourism – Fjord Norway in Western Norway, has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member. NCE Tourism – Fjord Norway is a tourism cluster with a focus on adventure travel. The cluster unites adventure companies (tour operators, destinations, transportation [...]

23 05, 2018

GSTC at the IGLTA Global Convention 2018 in Toronto

2018-08-10T09:46:11+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|

The GSTC participated in the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s (IGLTA) Global Convention that took place on May 9-12, 2018, in Toronto, Canada. The IGLTA Global Convention is the world’s premier educational and networking event for LGBTQ tourism professionals. The 35th edition of the conference will connect gay, lesbian and gay-friendly travel and tourism [...]

20 05, 2018

Transat promotes sustainable hotels with “certifications that meet the Global Sustainable Tourism Council requirements”

2018-05-19T15:58:04+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

Transat promotes sustainable hotels with "certifications that meet the Global Sustainable Tourism Council requirements" "At destinations, many hotels are making significant efforts to protect the environment and provide you with a more responsible product. Their level of commitment is conferment by hotel certifications that meet the Global Sustainable Tourism Council requirements." A new video by [...]

20 05, 2018

Transat debuts new videos that highlight importance of sustainable tourism

2018-05-19T13:35:47+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

Transat debuts new videos that highlight importance of sustainable tourism GSTC Member Transat A.T. is continuing its efforts in promoting sustainable travel by producing two new videos that highlight eco-friendly measures done by both Transat and hoteliers. “Marketing tourism products that consider the environment and local populations is one way that Transat promotes fair trade and [...]

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

2018-07-26T16:27:07+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 [...]

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