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News & Announcements

Job Opportunity: GSTC Technical Director

GSTC is looking for its new Technical Director to manage the Integrity Program and lead the development of GSTC technical policy relating to standards, the GSTC Criteria,the GSTC Certified Programs, and GSTC’s role as the Accreditation Body for sustainability in the Travel & Tourism sector.

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Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2016 Concluded in Success

sml clean IMGL4878October 2016, Suwon, Republic of Korea – The Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2016 in Suwon, Republic of Korea, took place on 5-8 October 2016, with 400 participants coming from more than 20 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, and North America. This includes many GSTC members and the GSTC Board members.

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Sustainable City Tourism Destination Standard for The Republic of Korea Achieves GSTC-Recognition

sml IMGL3572October 2016, Suwon, South Korea – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Sustainable City Tourism Destination Standard for The Republic of Korea has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms Suwon’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services.

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GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini to speak at the Tourism Eco Forum in Barcelona, October 14, 2016

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Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, will speak about "Green & Inclusive City Destinations - How to conciliate sustainability and competitiveness?" at the Tourism Eco Forum in Barcelona on October 14, 2016.

Under the moderation of Susana Conde, GSTC Spain Representative and one of the GSTC Board of Directors, will moderate a workshop on "Taking Action for Sustainable Destination Objective," where Luigi Cabrini will also speak. The workshop is for tourist organizations interested in applying sustainability criteria. Through members of the Global Council of Sustainable Tourism and other organizations will get to know how to apply them in their respective sectors.

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GSTC Message for the World Tourism Day 2016

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27 September 2016 – Message from Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, for the World Tourism Day 2016: "'Tourism for all' needs to be translated from words to actions. Over one billion people have some disability. That needs to be taken into account when designing, planning and managing a destination or a hotel. GSTC gives a high prominence to accessibility standards within its global criteria. WTD 2016 is a great opportunity to raise awareness and to introduce the necessary changes in all the tourism chain."


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