Mr. Randy Durband, GSTC CEO, has visited Vanuatu, a new GSTC Destination Member, in June 2018.
(Left to Right) Acting Director, Vanuatu Department of Tourism, Mr. Donald Pelam; GSTC CEO, Mr.
June 2018 – Vanuatu Department of Tourism has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member.
Vanuatu Department of Tourism is a government agency established under the Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Industry and Ni-Vanuatu Business.
A new online quiz by the Travel Foundation explores the challenges and opportunities surrounding responsible tourism. Paradise (Almost) Lost, takes you on a journey to a virtual tropical island with the challenge to save “Paradise” by responding to a range of issues such as: temples crumbling from too many visitors, a lack of local produce on the menus, and what to do with all that waste! Appealing to everyone from travel agents to destination authorities, the 20-minute quiz is a great coffee break challenge – and those who previewed the quiz agree:
July 5, 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Green Destinations has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status. The awarded status affirms Green Destinations’ commitment to promoting sustainable destinations.
On 14 June 2018, a GSTC Delegation attended the 2018 Sichuan Garze Mountain Tourism Festival opening ceremony took place.
Mr. You-Cai Xiao, the Governor of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and Deputy Secretary of Garze Committee of the Communist Party of China, opened the ceremony, with Mr.
TUI Group’s ambition is to increase the number of hotels with sustainability certifications to accommodate 10 million customers a year by 2020.
TUI Group encourages their hotels to become certified to GSTC-Recognized Standards, with a mandatory clause in contracts with their accommodation suppliers requiring them to work towards certification to GSTC-Recognized Standards.
Keynote speech by Randy Durband, GSTC CEO
On June 12th, the 1st (2018) Adventure Travel World Leaders Forum took place in Beijing, China. The event was organized by China Adventure Travel Association, a GSTC Member.
(c) Walking Mountains Science Center
The GSTC is pleased to welcome the Walking Mountains Science Center in Colorado, USA, as a new training partner for the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP).