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5 01, 2017

March 17-19, 2017 – GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, Kowloon, Hong Kong

2017-06-28T13:50:23+00:00 January 5th, 2017|

By following the GSTC Industry and Destination Criteria as the framework, the 3-day training (17-19 March 2017) covers key topics such as sustainable tourism standards and certification, tourism’s roles in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and best practices in destination management, both from the policy and development perspectives. This training class is part of [...]

21 12, 2016

May 11-12, 2017 – GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, Washington DC, USA

2017-06-28T13:50:23+00:00 December 21st, 2016|

The two-day intensive training class (May 11-12, 2017, Washington, DC) of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) is designed for tourism industry professionals interested in improving their sustainability skills and learning from best practices in sustainable tourism businesses and destinations. The training covers key topics such as tourism as a tool for sustainable development [...]

12 12, 2016

GSTC partners with Senac to offer a new online graduate program in innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainable tourism businesses in Brazil

2016-12-12T16:20:18+00:00 December 12th, 2016|

December 2016 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has partnered with The Senac University Center (National Service for Commercial Education) to offer a new online graduate program in innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainable tourism businesses in Brazil. By working with Senac, GSTC ensures the principles incorporated in the GSTC standards are shared with the [...]

12 12, 2016

Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Tourism Certification Program Achieves GSTC-Approval

2017-03-04T16:44:03+00:00 December 12th, 2016|

December 12, 2016 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Tourism Certification Program has achieved ‘GSTC-Approved’ status. The awarded status affirms the Rainforest Alliance’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services. The Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Tourism Certification Program is part of  the Rainforest Alliance’s core [...]

7 12, 2016

Ecotourism Kenya Eco-rating Certification Scheme Achieves GSTC Recognition

2016-12-07T16:48:02+00:00 December 7th, 2016|

December 7, 2016 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Ecotourism Kenya Eco-rating Certification Scheme has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms Ecotourism Kenya’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services. The Ecotourism Kenya Eco-rating Certification Scheme is designed to certify as sustainable accommodations of various types [...]

6 12, 2016

GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini spoke at the first Argentine-Spanish Tourism Symposium (Simposio Argentino Español de Turismo)

2016-12-06T16:20:18+00:00 December 6th, 2016|

December 12, 2016 –Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, spoke at the first Argentine-Spanish Tourism Symposium (Simposio Argentino Español de Turismo) about importance of sustainability in tourism development and its implications at the destination level management. The symposium took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 12th, 2016.  

18 11, 2016

GSTC Exapnds Trainings in China: Infinity (Int’l) Travel Sign Partnership Agreement for Sustainable Tourism Training Program in China

2016-11-18T10:04:52+00:00 November 18th, 2016|

November 18, 2016 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and Infinity International Travel signed an agreement for Infinity and its subsidiary organizations to conduct the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) in People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. “I believe by adopting a Global Sustainable Tourism Framework and Criteria would definitely [...]

18 11, 2016

Building Sustainability in European Tourism was the leading theme of the 2016 GSTC European Regional Meeting in Athens, Greece

2017-03-04T16:44:03+00:00 November 18th, 2016|

November 2016, Athens, Greece – The GSTC European Regional Meeting in Athens, Greece, took place on 23-24 November 2016, with 200 participants, including many GSTC members and GSTC Board members, coming from 16 countries. The event brought a rare opportunity of face-to-face discussions on the subjects of the event sessions: Sustainability Standards and Programs for [...]

16 11, 2016

GSTC Announces Online Training Courses for a New Certificate in Sustainable Tourism

2017-07-02T09:38:44+00:00 November 16th, 2016|

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program expands its offers of online, onsite and custom training options for businesses and destinations. November 17, 2016 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), the leading global authority on quality sustainability standards for travel and tourism, offers through its Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) practical insights and expert guidance [...]

16 11, 2016

June 19-July 14, 2017 – GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Online Class (2017 Q3)

2017-08-09T04:18:18+00:00 November 16th, 2016|

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offers practical insights and effective steps to help you improve your sustainability practices, and an opportunity to earn GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism. The facilitated online training class of the STTP offers a convenient way to improve your sustainability skills in a flexible online learning environment, while at [...]

16 11, 2016

April 3-28, 2017 – GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Online Class (2017 Q2)

2017-06-28T13:50:23+00:00 November 16th, 2016|

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offers practical insights and effective steps to help you improve your sustainability practices, and an opportunity to earn GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism. The facilitated online training class of the STTP offers a convenient way to improve your sustainability skills in a flexible online learning environment, while at [...]

8 11, 2016

November 18-19, 2016 – GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, Changnyeong, South Korea

2017-06-28T13:50:23+00:00 November 8th, 2016|

In partnership with the Ministry of Environment of South Korea, the GSTC offers an STTP training class (November 18-19, 2016) for representatives of ecotourism destinations from around the country. The training is held at Upo Wetland Ecovillage, Changnyeong County, Gyeongnama Province, Korea, and is open only to invited participants representing select destinations. Trainer: Dr. Mihee [...]

30 10, 2016

Fostering GSTC Progams in Colombia

2016-10-30T07:30:59+00:00 October 30th, 2016|

28-29 September 2016 – The “International Innovation Tourism Meeting” was held in Bogotá D.C., and was supported by the National Training Service (SENA), Antonio Nariño University (UAN), Colombian Association of Food Industry (ACODRES), Colombian Federation of Ecoparks, Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism (FEDEC) and others. The conference was addressed by Natalia Naranjo, GSTC Representative to Colombia [...]

22 10, 2016

Job Opportunity: GSTC Technical Director

2016-10-22T06:59:00+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|

GSTC is looking for its new Technical Director to manage the Integrity Program and lead the development of GSTC technical policy relating to standards, the GSTC Criteria,the GSTC Certified Programs, and GSTC’s role as the Accreditation Body for sustainability in the Travel & Tourism sector. […]

21 10, 2016

GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini was a keynote speaker at the First International Forum on Tourism Sustainability, Guanajuato, Mexico

2016-10-21T13:36:40+00:00 October 21st, 2016|

Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, was a keynote speaker at the First International Forum on Tourism Sustainability, Guanajuato, Mexico, 25 October 2016 (1er Foro Internacional de Sustentabilidad Turistica Guanajuato 2016). Mr. Cabrini talked about the GSTC and its criteria (el Consejo Global de Turismo Sostenible y sus criterios). Beatriz Barreal Danel, GSTC Mexico Representative and one of [...]

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