Traveloka Becomes GSTC Platinum Sponsor Traveloka, Southeast Asia’s travel platform, announced its support to the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) by becoming a GSTC Platinum Sponsor. 

This partnership reflects Traveloka’s commitment to supporting sustainable travel practices globally and contributing to the industry’s development in a positive manner. 

As a Platinum Sponsor, Traveloka will partner closely with GSTC to fulfill tourism’s potential as a vehicle for social, cultural, and economic good. Traveloka will also support GSTC at the next annual Global Conference in Singapore, November 13th-16th, 2024.

“As Traveloka strives to connect more Southeast Asian travelers with global tourism destinations, we are solidifying our commitment to responsibly managing the sustainability impact of our business and travelers who use our platform,” said Caesar Indra, President of Traveloka. “By becoming GSTC’s first-ever Platinum Sponsor, we are strengthening our pledge to foster a more responsible global tourism industry so that future generations can continue to experience the joys and pleasures of travel.”


Left to right: Randy Durband, CEO, Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC); Caesar Indra, President, Traveloka.

Traveloka first joined GSTC in 2022, where it pledged to foster a more sustainable and responsible global tourism ecosystem. Since becoming a member, Traveloka has led by example and driven multiple regional initiatives, such as sponsoring sustainable tourism courses for hotels and government agencies across Southeast Asia. Traveloka also introduced features to enable users to identify and book hotels with sustainability certifications aligned with GSTC standards. 

“We warmly welcome Traveloka as a Platinum Sponsor. GSTC is a mission-driven non-profit organization, and this sponsorship will be a significant boost in our work to build a more sustainable and responsible global travel industry,” said Randy Durband, CEO of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). “Over the past two years, Traveloka has put their words into action by leading many sustainability initiatives that have resulted in positive impact across Southeast Asia. We look forward to working closely with Traveloka to push the industry’s sustainability agenda to greater heights.”

The GSTC is an independent and neutral non-profit organization that represents a diverse and global membership, including national and provincial governments, leading travel companies, hotels, tour operators, NGO’s, individuals and communities. Financial support from donations, sponsorship, and membership fees allows GSTC to provide services at low costs and to create, revise, and make available the GSTC Criteria. For more information on how to become a GSTC Sponsor please visit this page: 

About Traveloka

Traveloka is Southeast Asia’s leading travel platform that enables consumers to access, discover, and purchase a wide range of transport, accommodation, and travel activities products. Our comprehensive product portfolio includes transport booking services such as flight tickets, buses, trains, car rentals, airport transfers, and millions of Southeast Asia’s accommodation inventory, including hotels, apartments, guest houses, homestays, resorts, and villas. Additionally, Traveloka offers a variety of local attractions to make the most of your trip, including theme parks, museums, day tours, and many more. Established in Indonesia in 2012, we have expanded to five Southeast Asian countries: Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Traveloka is a key player in the region, offering reservations for various local attractions and activities. Traveloka offers easy financing options for customers’ travel with various payment methods to facilitate their transactions and insurance products to help Southeast Asian consumers fulfill their aspirations. Traveloka provides 24/7 customer service in local languages as well as more than 30 different local payment methods. The Traveloka app has been downloaded more than 130 million times and has over 40 million Monthly Active Users, making it the most popular travel platform in Southeast Asia. 

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About GSTC 

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC®) establishes and manages global sustainable standards, known as the GSTC Criteria. There are three sets: Destination Criteria for public policy-makers and destination managers, Industry Criteria for Hotels and Tour Operators, and MICE Criteria for Venues, Event Organizers, and Events & Exhibitions. These are the guiding principles and minimum requirements that any tourism business or destination should aspire to reach in order to protect and sustain the world’s natural and cultural resources while ensuring tourism meets its potential as a tool for conservation and poverty alleviation.

The GSTC Criteria form the foundation for GSTC’s assurance role for Certification Bodies that certify hotels/accommodations, tour operators, and destinations as having sustainable policies and practices in place. GSTC does not directly certify any products or services, but provides accreditation to those that do. The GSTC is an independent and neutral USA-registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that represents a diverse and global membership, including national and provincial governments, leading travel companies, hotels, tour operators, NGOs, individuals and communities – all striving to achieve best practices in sustainable tourism.

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