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15 11, 2013

Cusco Region, Peru

2020-09-05T20:35:51+08:00noviembre 15th, 2013|

The Destination Cusco-Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu Peru, known locally as the Cusco region and globally for the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and City of Cusco World Heritage Sites, has completed the GSTC's Early Adopters pilot program to test its new Criteria and Indicators for Destinations. The Cusco region is one of Peru’s most visited tourist destinations, [...]

15 11, 2013

Lake Llanquihue, Chile

2020-09-05T20:35:51+08:00noviembre 15th, 2013|

Located in south central Chile in the Los Lagos Region, this tourism destination notably features Lake Llanquihue, the second largest lake in Chile, and the lake resort towns of Frutillar, Puerto Varas, Llanquihue, and Puerto Octay.  Tourism is economically vital to the region, where visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding volcanoes, [...]

24 10, 2013

Early-Adopter Spotlight: South Sardinia Completes “Early Adopter” Assessment of Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations

2021-12-15T01:18:36+08:00octubre 24th, 2013|

 First Mediterranean destination adopts baseline criteria and indicators for sustainable tourism WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 24, 2013) – South Sardinia is the first Mediterranean destination to complete the  Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) Early Adopters Program to test its new Criteria and Indicators for  Destinations.  The assessment was one of the [...]

24 10, 2013

South Sardinia, Mediterranean

2020-09-05T11:43:39+08:00octubre 24th, 2013|

South Sardinia is the first Mediterranean destination to complete the GSTC Early Adopters Program to test its new Criteria and Indicators for Destinations. The assessment was one of the first initiatives of Visit South Sardinia, a new DMO formed by five forward-thinking municipalities: Cagliari, Domus de Maria, Muravera, Pula, and Villasimius.  Located 250km west of the Italian [...]

18 10, 2013

Mara Naboisho Becomes First Wildlife Conservancy “Early Adopter” of Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations

2021-12-18T08:07:03+08:00octubre 18th, 2013|

Kenyan destination recognized for good practices and desire for improvement (October 18, 2013) Mara Naboisho is the first wildlife conservancy to participate in the Global Sustainable Tourism  Council’s (GSTC) Early Adopters Program. In doing so, the destination has achieved an important milestone in the recognition of sustainable tourism as a model to protect an area [...]

11 10, 2013

South Sardinia Completes “Early Adopter” Assessment of Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations

2021-12-23T06:46:32+08:00octubre 11th, 2013|

First Mediterranean destination adopts baseline criteria and indicators for sustainable tourism WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 11, 2013)– South Sardinia is the first Mediterranean destination to complete the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) Early Adopters Program to test its new Criteria and Indicators for Destinations.  The assessment was one of the first initiatives [...]

12 08, 2013

Cusco Region of Peru Completes Assessment of Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations

2021-12-15T00:44:43+08:00agosto 12th, 2013|

Cusco Region destination adopts GSTC baseline criteria and indicators for sustainable tourism WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 12, 2013)– The Destination Cusco-Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu Peru, known locally as the Cusco region and globally for the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and City of Cusco World Heritage Sites, has completed the Global Sustainable [...]

24 07, 2013

Chilean Destination Completes “Early Adopter” Assessment of Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations

2021-12-15T01:44:17+08:00julio 24th, 2013|

South American destination adopts baseline criteria and indicators for sustainable tourism WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 25, 2013)- The Chilean destination of Lake Llanquihue has completed the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) Early Adopters pilot program to test its new Criteria and Indicators for Destinations.  The destination joins the Cusco-Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu [...]

21 06, 2013

Teton County’s Destination Sustainability Journey

2020-09-05T11:43:40+08:00junio 21st, 2013|

Teton County’s Destination Sustainability Journey Tim O’Donogue, Coordinator, Jackson Hole & Yellowstone Sustainable Destination Program and GSTC Early Adopter Destination Liaison for Teton County Teton County has a significant history of stewardship dating back to 1872 with the creation of the world’s first national park, Yellowstone National Park.   This achievement was followed by the [...]

9 02, 2013

Global Sustainable Tourism Council Announces Second Group of Early Adopters To Pilot New Destination Criteria

2020-09-05T10:35:36+08:00febrero 9th, 2013|

UPDATE – The application period is now closed. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) will select up to 10 destinations to pilot test the second phase of its new Destination Criteria, and encourages applications before the February 15, 2013 deadline.  Overseen by GSTC’s Destination Working Group and managed by NGO partner Sustainable Travel [...]

16 08, 2012

Huangshan Scenic Area, China

2020-09-05T10:25:36+08:00agosto 16th, 2012|

The granite peaks and spindly pine trees gamely clinging to sheer cliffs that make up the Huangshan landscape are famous to every China citizen; it is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations—seeing two-and-a-half million visitors every year—and has long been a famous source of inspiration for artists and writers (indeed, it was the [...]

16 08, 2012

Fjord, Norway

2020-09-05T10:25:36+08:00agosto 16th, 2012|

The Norwegian fjords have a tourism history dating back to 1850.  The area is known for its pristine natural beauty and its stunning fjords and has won many accolades.  In 2006, two of its fjords were named among the world’s best-cared-for UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and in 2009 the region was rated the world’s most iconic [...]

16 08, 2012

Early-Adopter Spotlight: Lanzarote, Canary Islands

2020-09-05T10:25:36+08:00agosto 16th, 2012|

Lanzarote is the easternmost of the Spanish Canary Islands, known for its biological wealth (nearly 100 species found nowhere else but this single island), quaint fishing villages, volcanic landscape, year-round sun and lovely beaches. Lanzarote’s role as an Early Adopter of the GSTC’s Destination Criteria is a natural next step for a place that’s been [...]

16 08, 2012

Lanzarote, Canary Islands

2020-09-05T10:25:35+08:00agosto 16th, 2012|

Lanzarote is the easternmost of the Spanish Canary Islands, known for its biological wealth (nearly 100 species found nowhere else but this single island), quaint fishing villages, volcanic landscape, year-round sun and lovely beaches. Lanzarote’s role as an Early Adopter of the GSTC’s Destination Criteria is a natural next step for a place that’s been [...]

16 08, 2012

St. Kitts and Nevis, Caribbean

2020-09-05T10:25:35+08:00agosto 16th, 2012|

In a veritable sea of white-sand beaches and turquoise waters, St. Kitts & Nevis stand out from the Caribbean crowd: Their big draw for travelers is a rich cultural history. People come to see the capital’s Georgian architecture; to explore Brimstone Hill Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and to ride the “sugar train,” a [...]

16 08, 2012

Okavango Delta Ramsar Site, Botswana

2020-09-05T10:25:36+08:00agosto 16th, 2012|

As far as African safaris go, there are a few destinations that rise above the rest, famous for their abundant wildlife and magical settings. The Okavango Delta is one of those destinations.  The region’s admittance to the GSTC’s Early-Adopter program is a further step on the path to sustainability, seeking to minimize impacts while maximizing [...]

7 08, 2012

Early-Adopter Spotlight: Lanzarote, Canary Islands

2020-09-05T10:25:36+08:00agosto 7th, 2012|

Lanzarote's Jardin de Cactus Part of Spain but geographically closest to Africa, the Canary Islands are a popular vacation destination for Europeans. Lanazrote is the easternmost of the Canaries, known for its biological wealth (nearly 100 species found nowhere else but this single island), quaint fishing villages, volcanic landscape, year-round sun and [...]

30 07, 2012

Early-Adopter Spotlight: Botswana’s Okavango Delta Ramsar Site

2020-09-05T10:25:36+08:00julio 30th, 2012|

As far as African safaris go, there are a few destinations that rise above the rest, famous for their abundant wildlife and magical settings. The Okavango Delta is one of those destinations. An oasis within the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango attracts lion, elephant, buffalo, magnificent bird species, and a dazzling array of other [...]

24 07, 2012

Royal Caribbean Gives St. Kitts & Nevis a Boost

2021-12-23T06:22:55+08:00julio 24th, 2012|

Royal Caribbean Cruises, a leader in environmental sustainability among the cruise industry, has also been a longtime supporter of the GSTC’s work. Recognized as a GSTC Patron, Royal Caribbean is today helping sponsor implementation of the new Royal Caribbean Cruises in a cruise ship port of call: St. Kitts & Nevis. Why help with [...]

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