Global Sustainable Tourism Council

Global Sustainable Tourism Council

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) serves as the international body for fostering increased knowledge and understanding of sustainable tourism practices, promoting the adoption of universal sustainable tourism principles and building demand for sustainable travel. This is accomplished through the work executed by its diverse programs: international standardsetting, destinations, education and training, market access, and accreditation.

At the heart of this work are the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria and the development of the GSTC Criteria for Destinations. 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. Sustainability is imperative for all tourism stakeholders and must translate from words to actions.

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Global Sustainable Tourism Council Signs Landmark Memorandum of Understanding with Netherlands Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce a partner association with The Netherlands Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (ANVR). ANVR Director Frank Oostdam and GSTC CEO Mauro Marrocu recently formalized the alliance...
Jul 17, 2013 8:00 AM ET
Global Sustainable Tourism Council Signs Landmark Memorandum of Understanding with Global Travel & Tourism Partnership
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce a partner association with the Global Travel & Tourism Partnership (GTTP), an industry philanthropic initiative to teach students about careers in travel and tourism in more than 5,600 schools in 11...
Jul 8, 2013 8:40 AM ET
Teton County’s Destination Sustainability Journey
Update submitted by 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 establishment...
Jun 21, 2013 2:35 PM ET
Open Letter to the Travel and Tourism Industry Leaders from the GSTC CEO, Mauro Marrocu
Dear Friends and Colleagues, Sustainable Tourism, as you may know, is not a niche, nor simply segment of the Travel and Tourism Industry. Simply said, it is the future of our Industry. If Tourism does not become fully sustainable, as a whole and in all its sectors and segments, in a not too distant future there won’t be much left to talk about. Sustainable Tourism is not just for...
Jun 14, 2013 8:50 AM ET
Global Sustainable Tourism Council Signs Landmark Memorandum of Understanding with Pacific Asia Travel Association
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce a partnership as undersigned in a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), a not-for-profit trade membership association headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand. PATA...
Apr 26, 2013 3:30 PM ET

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