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20 01, 2022

Interview de Monsieur Ignacio de las Cuevas, Formateur GSTC

2022-01-20T13:28:15+08:00enero 20th, 2022|

Une interview avec Ignacio de la Cueves, formateur GSTC, aborde les critères GSTC et leurs objectifs. Qu’est -ce que les critères GSTC et quels sont leurs objectifs ? Les critères GSTC servent de normes mondiales pour la durabilité dans les voyages et le tourisme. Les Critères sont utilisés pour la formation et la sensibilisation, [...]

19 01, 2022

Sonoma County Joins GSTC

2022-01-19T00:52:12+08:00enero 19th, 2022|

Sonoma County Tourism has joined as a Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) member. Sonoma County Tourism (SCT) is the destination stewardship organization dedicated to promoting overnight stays and creating a sustainable hospitality economy in Sonoma County, California. Located just 45 minutes north of San Francisco, Sonoma County is known for its acclaimed food, relaxing [...]

24 12, 2021

Destination Stewardship Yearbook 2020-2021

2021-12-24T09:24:29+08:00diciembre 24th, 2021|

The first edition of the annual Destination Stewardship Yearbook For those whose work or interests involve improving destination stewardship in a post-pandemic world, you may have read the e-quarterly Destination Stewardship Report that was first published in the summer of last year. Curated into one document, the Destination Stewardship Report’s Annual Yearbook is based [...]

21 12, 2021

What Makes an Eco-Resort Truly Sustainable?

2021-12-21T12:02:13+08:00diciembre 21st, 2021|

What Makes an Eco-Resort Truly Sustainable? This article by Elana Spivack was published on Popular Science. Eco-resorts are generally committed to a carbon-zero existence and preserving their surrounding environment. The word “resort” connotes luxury, and many claim to provide luxury sustainably. These locales have been cropping up in recent years as environmental consciousness becomes [...]

14 12, 2021

GSTC 2021 Online Members Meeting Brought Together 250 Members

2021-12-14T15:41:38+08:00diciembre 14th, 2021|

GSTC 2021 Online Members Meeting The GSTC 2021 Online Members Meeting that took place on December 7th and 9th, brought together a total of 250 participants from 59 countries in the two meetings. Every year, GSTC holds a professional conference focusing on sustainable tourism, standards, certifications, and the GSTC Criteria. The themes are different each [...]

14 12, 2021

GreenStep’s Destination Standard a GSTC-Recognized Standard

2021-12-09T06:49:08+08:00diciembre 14th, 2021|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Destination Standard has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Standards are used by GreenStep Solutions in their assessment and verification programs which provide tools, resources, and consultative support to destinations and businesses across the tourism industry. The [...]

10 12, 2021

Rhodes Joins GSTC

2021-12-11T01:58:53+08:00diciembre 10th, 2021|

The Municipality of Rhodes has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece and is also the Dodekanese islands' capital. Inhabited since prehistoric times, Rhodes developed into a financial and cultural center of the ancient Greek world and is known worldwide [...]

23 11, 2021

Sentosa Joins GSTC

2021-11-23T10:47:10+08:00noviembre 23rd, 2021|

Sentosa Development Corporation has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), paving the way for the island destination to achieve certification as a sustainable destination. Sentosa is Singapore’s premier island resort getaway, home to an exciting array of themed attractions, award-winning spa retreats, lush rainforests, golden sandy beaches, resort accommodations, [...]

20 11, 2021

Sustainable Tourism Training for Laos Destination Leadership

2021-12-23T01:22:14+08:00noviembre 20th, 2021|

Top: Dr. Mihee Kang, GSTC director for Asia-Pacific, H.E Mr. Ounethouang Khaophanh, Deputy Minister of MICT Bottom: Mr. Randy Durband, GSTC CEO On November 19, 2022, the GSTC successfully conducted virtual sustainable tourism training for Laos' tourism management leaders. The 1-day event was organized in partnership with the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICT) of [...]

18 11, 2021

GetYourGuide Joins GSTC

2021-11-18T09:17:34+08:00noviembre 18th, 2021|

GetYourGuide has officially joined as a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). GetYourGuide, one of the world’s leading tours and activities booking platforms for unforgettable experiences, today joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), reaffirming its commitment to learning more about sustainability in the experiences industry. Through this membership, GetYourGuide will work with [...]

15 11, 2021

Booking.com Unveils Its Travel Sustainable Badge

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

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 [...]

12 11, 2021

Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), Pacific Sustainable Tourism Policy Framework (PSTPF), and the GSTC

2021-11-17T15:14:41+08:00noviembre 12th, 2021|

The Pacific Sustainable Tourism Policy Framework (PSTPF) The Pacific Sustainable Tourism Framework (PSTPF) was developed by the Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) on behalf of its members, including the governments of American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, [...]

11 11, 2021

GSTC Webinar Recording: Unpacking Sustainable Tourism in India through the lens of the GSTC Criteria

2021-11-11T19:11:09+08:00noviembre 11th, 2021|

To mark the launch of the GSTC India Working Group, the GSTC held a public webinar on November 10th 2021 titled "Unpacking Sustainable Tourism in India through the lens of the GSTC Criteria." Keynote talk was given by Mr. Arvind Singh (Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), addressing the move of the tourism [...]

10 11, 2021

The GSTC is saddened by the loss of Valere Tjolle

2021-11-23T11:25:25+08:00noviembre 10th, 2021|

Valere Tjolle third from right, together with the friends from Botswana Tourism Organisation, Wilderness Safaris, and the GSTC team at Chitabe Camp, Botswana (2018) The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and its members are very saddened by the loss of Valere Tjolle (1945-2021). Based in Bath, England, Valere was a leading sustainable [...]

5 11, 2021

GSTC Destination Management Workshops at the BCRTS Tourism Summit

2021-11-25T09:24:49+08:00noviembre 5th, 2021|

On November 3rd and 4th, 2021, the five regional destination management organizations of the British Columbia Regional Tourism Secretariat - BCRTS (Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association, Kootenay Rockies Tourism Association, Northern BC Tourism Association, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, Tourism Vancouver Island) and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) held a joint virtual tourism summit. [...]

4 11, 2021

GSTC Signs the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism

2021-11-05T16:09:29+08:00noviembre 4th, 2021|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has joined as a signatory and supporting organization of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism. The Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism brings a new set of pathways for climate action, aligning the sector with global commitments and catalyzing collaborative solutions to the many challenges [...]

3 11, 2021

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

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

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 [...]

27 10, 2021

Singapore Joins GSTC

2021-10-27T11:39:03+08:00octubre 27th, 2021|

The Singapore Tourism Board has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is Singapore’s lead development agency for tourism. Working closely with the tourism industry, STB seeks to strengthen Singapore’s position as one of the world’s most vibrant destinations for business and leisure travellers. These efforts [...]

19 10, 2021

Visit Estonia Experiences ‘Slovenia Green’ Destinations

2021-10-21T08:43:05+08:00octubre 19th, 2021|

During September 19th-23rd, 2021, GSTC Members Visit Estonia, Slovenian Tourist Board, and GoodPlace met in Slovenia to experience Slovenia Green destinations on a multi-day study tour. This allowed the Slovenian Tourist Board and GoodPlace to share knowledge and experience in sustainable tourism management in Slovenia. Day 1 - GSTC Members meet in Ljubljana, Slovenia [...]

4 10, 2021

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Launches ‘Considerate Collection’ and Joins GSTC

2021-10-04T17:16:37+08:00octubre 4th, 2021|

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Launches the ‘Considerate Collection’ and Joins GSTC 4 October 2021 – Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) announces today the launch of Considerate Collection, a community of ‘actively sustainable luxury hotels’ going the extra eco mile to prove that luxury is compatible with longevity.” The hospitality brand [...]

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