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Latest news and insights from various sources relating to UN Sustainable Development Goals.
January 2018 – Region Västerbotten, Northern Sweden, has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member.
Region Västerbotten is responsible for regional development and growth in Västerbotten County, Northern Sweden.
The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and the Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism (FEST) have signed an MOU establishing a strategic alliance between the two organizations, promoting effective tourism project management.
Travelife for Tour Operators Achieves Accreditation by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)
January 10, 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Travelife for Tour Operators has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status. The awarded status affirms Travelife’s for Tour Operators commitment to promoting sustainable tourism products and services.
“The Sustainable Tourism Index assesses countries on their commitment to develop and promote sustainable practices in tourism. It finds that, not surprisingly, the world’s developed countries have done more at the national level than their emerging-world rivals to formulate policy, foster adherence to recognised standards, encourage travel and tourism businesses to reduce their environmental footprint, co-ordinate efforts with NGOs and the private sector, and ensure protection of their cultural and historical assets.
Dec 27, 2017 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Korean Ecotourism Standard for Destinations and the Korean Ecotourism Standard for Accommodations and Tours have achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status.
December 2017 – McKinsey and the World Travel & Tourism Council examine how destinations can reap the benefits of tourism while preserving their unique qualities.
In this report, McKinsey and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) introduce a simple, fact-based diagnostic to help destination leaders identify and address the challenges they face.
GSTC Technical Director Andrés Fellenberg (second from left) and Vireo Srl auditors
GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training for Auditors
The GSTC has delivered a 2-part auditor training program for Vireo Srl, a certification body based in Italy specialized in environmental and sustainability certification schemes.