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GSTC to support 2016 Sustainable & Smart Tourism Forum (2016 SSTF) in Seoul, South Korea Oct. 11th-12th. GSTC CEO, Randy Durband, to be one of the key speakers

2016 SSTFsmlUnder the theme “Co-creating life-changing tourism experiences", the 2016 Sustainable & Smart Tourism Forum (2016 SSTF) has been designed to offer a platform and a playground for gaining and sharing knowledge, skills and good practices around the world, in the fields of sustainable and smart tourism as well as smart cities.

The 2016 SSTF is supported by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. During this 2-day journey focused on creativity and diversity, participants will be offered many opportunities to explore new perspectives in tourism innovation and marketing, while expanding their networks.

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PROFEPA Mexico and GSTC Joining Efforts for Sustainable Tourism

PROFEPA Mexico and GSTCThe GSTC has signed a historic agreement with Dr. Guillermo Haro Belchez, of PROFEPA, the National Attorney for Environmental Protection, marking a decisive path towards sustainability and practical competitiveness in Mexico.

“The road to sustainability is not a destination, it is certainly a path... that one day we started and we always have to improve and enrich with new practices that maximize the benefits of tourism in the resident community, environment, economy and local culture" said Beatriz Barreal, GSTC Mexico Representative and Board of Directors member, Founder of the NGO Sustainable Riviera Maya.

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GSTC CEO Randy Durband speaks about “Applying Standards to Sustain Experience Delivery” at the Mekong Tourism Forum 2016, Sihanoukville, Cambodia

MTF2016 RandyThe 2016 Mekong Tourism Forum was hosted in Sihanoukville, Cambodia on 5-9 July, 2016. Under the theme, ‘Authentic Experiences along the Mekong River’, the tourism event for the Mekong region showcased emerging tourist destinations and trends in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS). The Mekong Tourism Forum 2016 was supported by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

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GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini to speak at the Global Green Destinations Day, 27 September 2016, in Slovenia: “Looking forward to 2017: the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development”

GGDD2016imgOn World Tourism Day, 27th September, the Global Green Destinations Day conference (27-28.9.2016), will take place in Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia which was recognized as the European Green Capital 2016. The 2-day international event is supported by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

The Global Green Destinations Day will present the exclusive awards ceremony for the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations 2016, featuring the most successful sustainable tourism destinations of the world, as well as the best providers of green solutions in the tourism sector.

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Green Tourism Active Standard Achieves GSTC-Recognition

GTA logoMarch 29, 2016 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Green Tourism Active (GT-Active) standard has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms Green Tourism Active’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services.

The GT-Active standard offers a complete and forward thinking, in-depth assessment of business operations, including sustainability management factors as well as environmental, socio-economic, cultural and conservation efforts. Objectives of GT-Active focus on changing behavior through informed consumer choice, education, cost reduction, and public and conservation benefit programmes.

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