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GSTC to Support the Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum in Serres, Greece, May 25th-26th 2017

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GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini will speak at the session of "Cultural & Sustainable Tourism” at the Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum, which will be held in Serres, Greece, on May 25th & 26th 2017. Mr. Cabrini will also participate at the the Scientific Committee, the Forum's highest consultancy body.

The Forum stands as think-tank to outline current situation, quote political indicators, navigate to growth and cooperation and monitor perspectives and SDGs towards 2030, whilst Official Partner is the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) and Strategic Partner the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR).

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Sustainable Mexico Initiative: Fostering Sustainability and Tourism for Development in Mexico

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January 2017, Madrid, Spain - Sustainable Mexico, an initiative by GSTC Members Secretary of State of Guanajuato and Sustainable Riviera Maya, was officially launched.

Through a public-private partnership by two GSTC members - recently joined 'the State of Guanajuato' and GSTC Destination Criteria early adopter 'Sustainable Riviera Maya' - the Sustainable Mexico Initiative was officially launched. The Initiative is aiming to position Mexico as a leading country using sustainable integral management of tourism as a driver of development, innovation and inclusion and preserving natural and cultural treasures.

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GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini and GSTC Member Ingunn Sørnes at the 1st UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations1st UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations

Luigi Ingunn16 February 2017, Murcia, Spain - Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chair, led the discussion on "Environmental sustainability as a model for change” at 1st UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations1st UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations. A speaker in the discussion was Ingunn Sørnes, Special Advisor on Sustainability, Innovation Norway, a GSTC Destination Early Adopter and a GSTC member. Ingunn is also a member of the International Standards Working Group (ISWG).

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Botswana Tourism Organization Partners with the GSTC on Sustainable Tourism Training

BTOFebruary 6, 2017 - The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) works with Training Partners in various regions and destinations that support our mission to increase sustainable tourism knowledge and practice, and and offer the official STTP training classes on behalf of the GSTC. This month, we are excited to announce our partnership with the long-time GSTC member and supporter, Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO).

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EarthCheck Evaluate Achieves GSTC Recognition

GSTC EarthCheck 550February 3, 2017 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that EarthCheck Evaluate has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms EarthCheck’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services.

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