GSTC in the media

///GSTC in the media
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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

29 10, 2018

Loved to death: tipping point to prevent popular destinations in Southeast Asia from being ruined

2019-04-09T07:30:34+08:00October 29th, 2018|

"With tourism arrivals tripling over the past two decades, the region has reached a tipping point in terms of its ability to prevent popular destinations from being ruined But wherever tourism is developed, it is critical to preserve both natural resources and local culture, says Mr Randy Durband, GSTC CEO." Read the full article: Loved [...]

12 10, 2018

The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2018

2019-04-09T07:30:34+08:00October 12th, 2018|

The Center for Responsible Travel has released its annual report, “The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2018.” This report provides the tourism industry with key examples and best practices for mainstreaming responsible travel and addressing the complex issue of overtourism. "Certification continues to play an important role among responsibly-minded businesses, with the [...]

9 10, 2018

Audubon: How Ecotourists Can Avoid Getting Greenwashed

2019-04-09T07:30:35+08:00October 9th, 2018|

"Look for seals of approval from Global Sustainable Tourism Council, The Long Run, and Rainforest Alliance; all of these groups factor energy and water use, as well as sustainability and improving the livelihoods of local people. " Randy Durband, CEO of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, emphasizes the importance of choosing accredited accommodations and operators. “Certification equals [...]

28 09, 2018

The Telegraph Article About Bhutan, with GSTC CEO, Randy Durband, Quoted

2019-04-09T07:30:35+08:00September 28th, 2018|

"Today, tourism is second only to hydropower in terms of revenue. Happily, the demand for guides and drivers creates employment and provides income opportunities via the sale of handicrafts, etc. Moreover, US$65 of the US$250 fee goes to the government who in reinvest it into free education and healthcare for citizens. But some are [...]

10 09, 2018

Thailand Minister of Tourism & Sports: “it is more crucial to focus on the GSTC index for further development”

2019-04-09T10:13:29+08:00September 10th, 2018|

Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat, Thailand Minister of Tourism & Sport, and Mr. Randy Durband, GSTC CEO In a recent article in The Nation, Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat, Thailand Minister of Tourism & Sports, said: “We seem to agree that the head counts of foreign tourists or their expenditure are not the top priority. So, targets like 36 million [...]

10 08, 2018

TUI Says Sustainability Certified Hotels Result in Better Client Experience

2019-04-09T10:13:30+08:00August 10th, 2018|

"Hotel sustainability certification is driving savings and increasing customer satisfaction levels, according to Tui research. But it is a challenge 'to get the message to customers' and awareness is hampered by the inaction of leading online travel agents (OTAs) that fail to identify certified hotels." "Certified hotels also recorded higher customer-satisfaction scores. The hotels were [...]

10 08, 2018

Lonely Planet: How to choose a responsible travel operator

2019-04-09T10:13:30+08:00August 10th, 2018|

"Planning a responsible trip, however, requires a lot of research – and it remains especially difficult to find information on responsible tourism in remote destinations and developing countries. So why not recruit an operator to do the legwork?" "Sustainable tourism certification is also increasing. For the past two years, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) [...]

1 08, 2018

One Planet – Sustainable Tourism: Annual Magazine 2017/2018

2019-04-24T09:22:57+08:00August 1st, 2018|

The One Planet – Sustainable Tourism Programme Annual Magazine 2017/2018 is available now in a digital version.  In this third annual edition, the One Planet - Sustainable Tourism Programme magazine presents the highlights of the network’s activities during 2017-2018. Featuring the new strategy 2018-2022 “One Plan for One Planet”, this publication spotlights also the four principle tenets of the Kasane Call to Action on Sustainable Tourism: “#TheTourismWeWant”: Lead, Innovate, Finance, [...]

30 07, 2018

Bringing Sustainable Tourism to the Masses: Impact Travel Alliance’s New Thought-leadership Study

2019-04-09T10:13:31+08:00July 30th, 2018|

Impact Travel Alliance freshly published thought-leadership study, 'Bringing Sustainable Tourism to the Masses,” contains optimistic news and a strong framework to accomplish the much-needed work ahead to integrate sustainability into all types of travel. Released at Impact Travel Immersion, the study was written in partnership with Mandala Research and Community by Design. “We are on the cusp of seeing [...]

27 07, 2018

Five Years In: The One Planet Network 2012-2017 (Mid-term Magazine)

2019-04-09T10:13:31+08:00July 27th, 2018|

The Five Years In: The One Planet Network 2012-2017 (Mid-term Magazine) presents key outputs and outcomes of the One Planet Network at mid-term (2012-2017), based on the 10YFP Indicators of Success framework and online reporting process, identifying opportunities and challenges to be addressed in the years ahead. This report is one of three elements of the [...]

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)

2019-04-10T15:07:37+08:00June 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 [...]

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