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Past Events

28 09, 2015

September 27-30, 2015 Brazilian Association of Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism (ABETA) Congresso Técnico de Ecoturismo e Turismo de Aventura

2015-09-28T16:03:10+08:00September 28th, 2015|

Since 2004, ABETA provides a technical meeting on ecotourism and adventure tourism in Brazil.  In 2015 the event took place in the tourist city of Brotas – SP.  During four days, renowned professionals discussed the challenges of the sector, showed cases of success and innovation and introduced new management tools to improve the management capacity [...]

28 09, 2015

AFoCo Forest Week October 2015 – South Korea

2015-09-28T15:45:48+08:00September 28th, 2015|

The ASEAN-ROK Forest Cooperation (AFoCo) held a week-long event under the theme of “Mobilizing People and Forest Together for Greener Asia” in accordance with AFoCo’s objectives to facilitate forest cooperation, undertake projects and translate sound forest policies and proven technologies into action with a mission to rehabilitate degraded forest land and to prevent deforestation and [...]

22 09, 2015

November 2015 World Summit on Sustainable Tourism ST+20 – Spain

2015-09-22T14:08:02+08:00September 22nd, 2015|

Building on the Charter for Sustainable Tourism adopted at the first World Conference on Sustainable Tourism in 1995, Sustainable Tourism +20 addressed adaptation to the current world situation twenty years later.  Sustainable Tourism +20 was therefore the major event of 2015 to bring together the key actors in sustainable tourism in the search for a [...]

11 06, 2015

Sept 15-17, 2015 – GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, Bangkok, Thailand

2019-05-24T10:48:55+08:00June 11th, 2015|

The GSTC, in association with the Asia Ecotourism Network (AEN) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), conducts the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Class in Bangkok, Thailand from September 15-17, 2015. The three-day training class covers topics such as: global trends in sustainable tourism, the GSTC Criteria for Hotels & Tour Operators, GSTC Criteria for [...]

11 06, 2015

July 21-24, 2015 GSTC Sustainability Training & Accreditation Workshop

2019-05-24T10:48:56+08:00June 11th, 2015|

A GSTC Sustainability Training and Accreditation Workshop was held in Bonn, Germany 21-24 July. This workshop was hosted by the GSTC accreditation partner, Accreditation Services International (ASI). The training program is specifically targeted to certification bodies that may wish to seek GSTC Accreditation for their existing or proposed sustainable tourism certification programs. This workshop provided [...]

23 03, 2015

Apr 10-14, 2015 11th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations

2015-03-23T15:53:29+08:00March 23rd, 2015|

This conference explored responsible tourism and the issues of including marginalized citizens as producers and consumers of tourism. Additionally, the conference examined ways in which responsible tourism principles can contribute to making better environments for people to live in, and visit. This conference aspired to review practice and set the agenda for the next decade [...]

4 03, 2015

May 21 2015 Global Sustainability Standards Conference: A Roadmap to Change

2015-03-04T17:29:26+08:00March 4th, 2015|

Randy Durband spoke at this event discussing how certification can assist in solving problems like rural poverty and climate change.  Standards and certification are making strides to drive better production practices around the world and raise the sustainability bar in many sectors, but the earth’s systems remain in crisis, with climate change continuing and the [...]

18 12, 2014

April 26, 2015 GSTC Latin America Regional Meeting

2014-12-18T14:58:05+08:00December 18th, 2014|

The GSTC Latin America Regional Meeting was held in Quito, Ecuador prior to the start of the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC15). The meeting was structured in part like a workshop, presentations and round-table discussions center around sustainable tourism standards, destination management, industry best practices, GSTC-led programs, with a focus on how sustainable tourism [...]

18 12, 2014

2015 GSTC Annual General Meeting Held in Huangshan, China

2019-05-24T10:52:43+08:00December 18th, 2014|

The GSTC 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held September 10-13, hosted by long-time member Huangshan Administrative Committee (HSAC) which manages the World Heritage site of Mount Huangshan, China. The AGM featured a keynote address on sustainable destinations from Jonathan Tourtellot of National Geographic, and workshops and panel discussions from industry [...]

7 11, 2014

November 12, 2014 – The Tourism Journey at the IUCN World Parks Congress

2014-11-07T14:43:49+08:00November 7th, 2014|

The IUCN World Parks Congress is a landmark global forum on protected areas bringing together over 4000 delegates and happening only every ten years. Numerous GSTC members presented at and participated in the discussions at the Congress. With over 30 workshops, forums and meetings scheduled over the course of the event, the gathering was held [...]

6 11, 2014

November 20, 2014 – GSTC Destinations Community Barcelona Summit

2014-11-06T14:13:28+08:00November 6th, 2014|

The Responsible Tourism Institute (ITR) hosted the GSTC Destinations Community Summit on November 20-21, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. This 2-day event was open to destinations certified under a GSTC-Approved standard, destinations that have undergone a GSTC sustainability assessment, destinations currently in the process of certification and destinations that have formally expressed their interest in starting the process. [...]

31 10, 2014

November 15, 2014 – TAPAS Networking Event at The IUCN World Parks Congress

2014-10-31T15:55:54+08:00October 31st, 2014|

The IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) is the most influential gathering of world leaders to discuss protected areas management. It takes place every 10 years and the last one was held between November 12 – 19, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  In between sessions, The Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS) hosted a networking event [...]

24 09, 2014

Sept. 27, 2014 – Int’l Conference on Sustainable Tourism, Gujarat India

2014-09-24T16:10:02+08:00September 24th, 2014|

On September 27th the state of Gujarat, India hosted the International Conference on Sustainable Tourism.  GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini presented on the concepts of sustainable tourism.  He also participated in a panel discussion on “Drivers of success in implementing sustainable tourism.” GSTC Member, Jonathan Tourtellot, also spoke and participated in the panel discussion. This 1-day [...]

22 09, 2014

October 14, 2014 – Ibero-American Forum in Sustainable Tourism (FITS)

2014-09-22T19:36:39+08:00September 22nd, 2014|

The Ibero-American Forum in Sustainable Tourism (FITS) was held in Santiago de Chile. GSTC Member, Erika Harms, spoke. The forum educated participants on sustainability implications and benefits; promoted networking opportunities; and conveyed experiences and programs that have worked successfully in other destinations. Erika Harms addressed worldwide trends in sustainable tourism and the role of the [...]

22 09, 2014

December 1-3, 2014 GSTC Sustainable Tourism Workshop with Sustainable Riviera Maya

2014-09-22T18:39:52+08:00September 22nd, 2014|

Sustainable Riviera Maya (SRM) and the GSTC hosted a workshop on sustainable destinations and the application of the GSTC Criteria. This workshop explored the intersection of sustainable development and tourism, and provided practical guidance on adopting the Global Criteria in Mexico and throughout Latin America. A panel of high-level public and private sector tourism leaders [...]

6 08, 2014

August 27, 2014 UN NGO Conference- Workshop on Sustainable Tourism

2014-08-06T15:07:31+08:00August 6th, 2014|

The workshop provided an overview of new global criteria for sustainable tourism, examples of how tourism is supporting the new Green economy and alleviating poverty in LDC nations, shared best practices, and examined Walt Disney Company as a case study in implementing sustainable tourism practices including the 12 blue community strategies.  View the invitation here [...]

5 08, 2014

September 17, 2014 GSTC Regional Meeting in Cambodia

2014-08-05T15:09:00+08:00August 5th, 2014|

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council invited its members and industry professionals to the GSTC Regional Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on September 17, 2014. The meeting coincided with the Responsible Travel Pavilion at PATA Travel Mart. Following a brief presentation on current GSTC activities and future plans, participants engaged in discussion on issues surrounding sustainability [...]

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