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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)

2021-02-06T09:32:48+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 [...]

21 10, 2020

Booking.com expects to see a more eco-conscious mindset in 2021 and beyond

2021-02-05T11:38:53+08:00October 21st, 2020|Tags: |

Booking.com Reveals Nine Predictions For The Future of Travel #6 Impact Awakening Booking.com expects to see a more eco-conscious mindset in 2021 and beyond as Coronavirus has amped people’s awareness about their impact on the environment and local communities, according to new insights, data and research spanning 20,000 travelers across 28 countries. "Over half [...]

8 10, 2020

Destination Stewardship Report – Autumn 2020 (Volume 1, Issue 2)

2021-02-06T07:49:52+08:00October 8th, 2020|

Destination Stewardship Report Autumn 2020 October-December (Volume 1, Issue 2) 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 [...]

25 09, 2020

A Call for Restarting Travel & Tourism with Child Protection in Focus

2020-09-30T12:45:56+08:00September 25th, 2020|Tags: , , |

ECPAT and the Down to Zero Alliance call upon governments and businesses to prioritize child protection when developing a sustainable future for the sector 25 September 2020 – The Down to Zero Alliance comprising Terre des Hommes Netherlands, Defence for Children-ECPAT, ECPAT International, Free a Girl, ICCO and Plan International Netherlands calls upon the intergovernmental [...]

15 09, 2020

The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2020 by CREST

2020-09-22T22:03:13+08:00September 15th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) released a new tourism industry study; The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2020. This year's report includes a special focus on the two major crises facing our world today: climate change and COVID-19. Using cutting-edge research, the 2020 Case for Responsible Travel report provides an overview [...]

1 07, 2020

GSTC’s Crucial Criterion A1

2020-07-29T12:18:27+08:00July 1st, 2020|

🌐 Destination Stewardship Report – Summer 2020 🌐 GSTC-D A1: Its Importance by Randy Durband, CEO, GSTC The GSTC Destination Criteria have well proven their value as guides to good destination stewardship. GSTC has chosen not to provide weighting to specific criteria, preferring to present a holistic system. Yet, it is natural to call out key elements. For example, Criterion [...]

1 07, 2020

Revising GSTC’s Destination Criteria

2020-07-29T12:18:21+08:00July 1st, 2020|

🌐 Destination Stewardship Report – Summer 2020 🌐 The GSTC Destination Criteria (GSTC-D) were revised last year with global public consultation. The criteria were first developed through a stakeholder consultation process leading to their initial publication (Version 1.0) on 1st November 2013. In 2018 the first revision of the GSTC-D began. The process has taken over a [...]

1 07, 2020

Destination Stewardship Report – Inaugural Issue

2021-02-06T08:18:31+08:00July 1st, 2020|

Destination Stewardship Report Summer 2020 Q3 (Volume 1, Issue 1) Welcome to the Destination Stewardship Report. This quarterly e-newsletter is a collaboration between the Destination Stewardship Center and Global Sustainable Tourism Council, and in time maybe others. Our goal is to provide information and insights useful to anyone whose work or interests involve improving [...]

28 05, 2020

2020 Edition of the Adventure Tourism Development Index (ATDI) Released

2020-09-22T12:05:20+08:00May 28th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Cover Page of the ATDI Report 2020 Edition Adventure Tourism Development Index Report published in Companion with the GSTC Report The GSTC is excited to share that this year’s Adventure Tourism Development Index (ATDI) report was published with the ‘GSTC Global Destination Sustainability Report’ as its companion report. The ATDI is an [...]

28 05, 2020

Survey results on Japanese Sustainable Tourism based on GSTC Destination Criteria

2020-05-28T09:42:42+08:00May 28th, 2020|

Under GSTC’s auspices, a national survey based on the GSTC Destination Criteria (GSTC-D) was conducted by Japan Tourism Agency among Japan’s local governments, to assess the degree of understanding on sustainability issues, and the current activities in developing sustainable destinations. The survey also aimed to help the development of "Japan Sustainable Tourism Standard for [...]

23 04, 2020

Booking.com Sustainable Travel Report 2020

2021-02-05T17:36:05+08:00April 23rd, 2020|

96% of Indian travelers identified sustainable travel as important to them: Booking.com Sustainable Travel Report 2020 According to research conducted by Booking.com in 2020 (~ 22 global markets and ~1000 participants per market) 82% of travellers tell they find sustainability an important topic, but only 50% tell there's enough choice when it comes to [...]

13 03, 2020

Global Report on GSTC Assessed Destinations

2020-06-04T17:21:28+08:00March 13th, 2020|

With the sponsorship of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) partnered with The George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies (GWU IITS) to analyze the health of 24 tourism destinations based on the sustainability information gleaned through GSTC Destination Assessments using the GSTC Destination Criteria and Indicators, [...]

4 11, 2019

The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2019 by CREST

2020-09-22T22:17:45+08:00November 4th, 2019|

The Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) released a new tourism industry study; The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2019. The Trends & Statistics 2019, updates CREST’s previous industry studies, released every year since 2013. This year’s report was prepared in collaboration with more than 30 leading organizations and institutions. These institutions include [...]

5 08, 2019

How Can Tourism Become More Accessible, Inclusive and Sustainable? (by TrainingAid)

2021-02-09T17:19:19+08:00August 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Making Tourism Accessible (by TrainingAid) “I have a wife and three children. If I can’t use a product or service, then the business loses not only one person’s business, but five.” Martin Heng, Accessible Travel Manager & Editorial Adviser for Lonely Planet, emphasizes that people with disabilities and people with different access [...]

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