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15 11, 2021

Booking.com Unveils Its Travel Sustainable Badge

2021-11-25T11:37:44+08:00November 15th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Booking.com Launches Travel Sustainable Badge to Lead Industry in Showcasing a Wider Variety of Sustainable Stays 15 November 2021 - Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel platforms, announced the inaugural launch of its Travel Sustainable badge, a globally relevant sustainability measure that will provide highly coveted information to travelers all over the world [...]

3 11, 2021

Destination Stewardship Report – Autumn 2021 (Volume 2, Issue 2)

2021-11-15T11:43:58+08:00November 3rd, 2021|Tags: |

Destination Stewardship Report Autumn 2021 October-December (Volume 2, Issue 2) The Destination Stewardship Report is an e-quarterly collaboration between the Destination Stewardship Center and Global Sustainable Tourism Council. Our goal is to provide practical information and insights useful to anyone whose work or interests involve improving destination stewardship in a post-pandemic world.  Please subscribe HERE if you have [...]

22 09, 2021

Royal Caribbean’s 2020 Sustainability Report

2021-10-16T18:47:03+08:00September 22nd, 2021|Tags: |

Royal Caribbean's 2020 Sustainability Report Highlights Commitment to Continuous Progress The 2020 'Seastainability' Report highlights Royal Caribbean Group (RCG)'s commitment to a continuous pursuit of progress. Cruise ships are cleaner, improving with each new class of ships. RCG’s sustainability targets focus on energy consumption reduction, emissions purification, sustainable tours and destinations, sustainable sourcing, waste management, [...]

21 09, 2021

Ecotourism in India: Sustainability, Accreditations and SDGs

2021-10-05T07:29:43+08:00September 21st, 2021|Tags: |

Sustainability, Accreditations, Ecotourism and SDGs – the GSTC way, in India A research paper on Ecotourism in India, by Freeda Maria Swarna (member of GSTC India Working Group), Shaheed Khan, R. Kannan and S. Praveen Kumar. Published in International Advanced Research Journal in Science, Engineering and Technology. The research study undertaken is a work [...]

16 07, 2021

Destination Stewardship Report – Summer 2021 (Volume 2, Issue 1)

2021-08-08T00:28:51+08:00July 16th, 2021|

Destination Stewardship Report Summer 2021 July-September (Volume 2, Issue 1) The Destination Stewardship Report is an e-quarterly collaboration between the Destination Stewardship Center and Global Sustainable Tourism Council. Our goal is to provide practical information and insights useful to anyone whose work or interests involve improving destination stewardship in a post-pandemic world.  Please subscribe HERE if you have [...]

5 07, 2021

Agoda’s Sustainable Travel Trends Survey 2021

2021-10-02T04:41:46+08:00July 5th, 2021|Tags: |

Agoda Sustainable Travel Trends Survey Reveals Traveler's Top Concerns About Tourism’s Impact, and Measures to Make Travel More Sustainable • 26% of global travelers consider Governments most accountable for making positive environmental changes around travel, followed by tourism authorities (23%) and individuals themselves (20%) • Top pledges to travel more responsibly were #1 manage waste, including using [...]

4 06, 2021

Booking.com 2021 Sustainable Travel Report

2021-08-18T11:14:06+08:00June 4th, 2021|Tags: , |

Booking.com 2021 Sustainable Travel Report reveals how the ‘pandemic effect’ could finally tip sustainable travel intent into impactful action • 83% of global travelers think sustainable travel is vital, with 61% saying the pandemic has made them want to travel more sustainably in the future • 49% still believe that there aren’t enough sustainable travel [...]

28 04, 2021

TUI delivered 43 million “greener and fairer” holidays since 2015

2021-05-19T10:42:04+08:00April 28th, 2021|Tags: |

Less CO2 emissions, less waste, more green energy: TUI delivered 43 million “greener and fairer” holidays since 2015 84% growth in the number of customers staying in hotels with sustainability certification Sustainability certifications for hotels drive environmental and socio-economic improvements When TUI´s Better Holidays, Better World sustainability strategy was rolled out across the business [...]

18 04, 2021

Booking Holding’s 2020 Sustainable Travel Insights

2021-08-18T11:14:07+08:00April 18th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Booking Holdings released its 2020 Sustainability Report The Booking Holdings 2020 Sustainability Report provides an update on the progress of the company’s sustainability and corporate social responsibility activities from 2020. It includes the results of Booking.com's 2020 research on sustainable travel: "2020 Sustainable Travel Insights". The report contains information and data on different aspects [...]

16 04, 2021

Destination Stewardship Report – Spring 2021 (Volume 1, Issue 4)

2021-08-08T00:34:06+08:00April 16th, 2021|

Destination Stewardship Report Srping 2021 April-June (Volume 1, Issue 4) The Destination Stewardship Report is an e-quarterly collaboration between the Destination Stewardship Center and Global Sustainable Tourism Council, and in time maybe others. Our goal is to provide practical information and insights useful to anyone whose work or interests involve improving destination stewardship in a [...]

15 04, 2021

Hilton’s 2020 ESG Report

2021-07-29T02:49:14+08:00April 15th, 2021|Tags: , |

Hilton Releases 2020 ESG Report, Reinforcing Commitment to Positive Global Impact Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) leadership remains top priority for 2021 and beyond The Hilton 2020 ESG Report highlights the company’s continued commitment to redefining sustainable travel and driving positive impact on people and the planet. Through Hilton’s Travel with Purpose program, the [...]

30 03, 2021

Criterion A1: Hotel Sustainability Management System Guidance

2021-04-01T14:06:29+08:00March 30th, 2021|Tags: , |

Criterion A1: Hotel Sustainability Management System - Implementation Guidance This Guidance document aims at helping hotels get started in fulfilling criterion A1 – Sustainability Management System (SMS) of the GSTC Industry Criteria. GSTC Member Greenview, a leading sustainability consulting and research firm with over a decade of experience working with dozens of hotel companies, has [...]

8 03, 2021

European Travel Commission’s new Handbook Recommends GSTC

2021-04-13T15:29:15+08:00March 8th, 2021|Tags: , , |

European Travel Commission's new handbook 'Sustainable Tourism Implementation: Framework and Toolkit'European Travel Commission (ETC), representing 32 national tourism organisations in Europe, has published a new handbook ‘Sustainable Tourism Implementation: Framework and Toolkit’ – an ultimate roadmap for European destinations on how to tackle every step on a journey towards sustainable transformation.This handbook is for European [...]

10 02, 2021

EU Tourism Manifesto Recommends GSTC

2021-02-25T16:09:22+08:00February 10th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Accelerate Social and Economic Recovery by Investing in Sustainable Tourism Development: Using the GSTC Criteria The European Tourism Manifesto, in the latest paper, is proposing using the GSTC framework for certification and GSTC destination management methodology as major delivery models to ones to Accelerate Social and Economic Recovery by Investing in Sustainable Tourism Development. Following [...]

5 02, 2021

Destination Stewardship Report – Winter 2021 (Volume 1, Issue 3)

2021-08-08T00:40:50+08:00February 5th, 2021|

Destination Stewardship Report Winter 2021 January-March (Volume 1, Issue 3) The Destination Stewardship Report is an e-quarterly collaboration between the Destination Stewardship Center and Global Sustainable Tourism Council, and in time maybe others. Our goal is to provide practical information and insights useful to anyone whose work or interests involve improving destination stewardship in a [...]

16 12, 2020

Sustainable Tourism for Destinations: Insights from the GSTC Destination Criteria 2.0 for Sustainable Tourism (Part 4 of 4)

2020-12-22T14:00:04+08:00December 16th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Introduction Sustainable Tourism is a set of complex activities. The complexity comes from many different individuals working towards the corresponding goal. Despite the complexity, the benefits of sustainable tourism in destination communities outway the challenges. As communities grapple with the positive and negative effects of tourism, guidance on how to implement sustainable tourism has [...]

16 12, 2020

Sustainable Tourism for Destinations: Insights from the GSTC Destination Criteria 2.0 for Sustainable Tourism (Part 3 of 4)

2020-12-22T13:59:58+08:00December 16th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Introduction Sustainable Tourism is a set of complex activities. The complexity comes from many different individuals working towards the corresponding goal. Despite the complexity, the benefits of sustainable tourism in destination communities outway the challenges. As communities grapple with the positive and negative effects of tourism, guidance on how to implement sustainable tourism has [...]

16 12, 2020

Sustainable Tourism for Destinations: Insights from the GSTC Destination Criteria 2.0 for Sustainable Tourism (Part 2 of 4)

2020-12-22T13:59:50+08:00December 16th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Introduction Sustainable Tourism is a set of complex activities. The complexity comes from many different individuals working towards the corresponding goal. Despite the complexity, the benefits of sustainable tourism in destination communities out way the challenges. As communities grapple with the positive and negative effects of tourism, guidance on how to implement sustainable tourism [...]

16 12, 2020

Sustainable Tourism for Destinations: Insights from the GSTC Destination Criteria 2.0 for Sustainable Tourism (Part 1 of 4)

2020-12-22T13:59:45+08:00December 16th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Introduction Sustainable Tourism is a set of complex activities. The complexity comes from the fact that there are many different individuals working towards the same goal. It is also complicated as there are several activities that must be undertaken at the same time for things to run smoothly. Despite the complexity, the benefits of [...]

12 11, 2020

One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme 2019 Annual Magazine

2021-02-02T00:46:01+08:00November 12th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Using Standards to Scale Sustainability in Tourism There are countless standards and certification schemes for sustainable tourism in the world. This provides opportunities, but can also create confusion. For this reason, UNEP and UNWTO joined forces with industry leaders and the conservation community. Together, they created the GSTC as a Council and the GSTC [...]

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