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Global Sustainable Tourism Council

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) serves as the international body for fostering increased knowledge and understanding of sustainable tourism practices, promoting the adoption of universal sustainable tourism principles and building demand for sustainable travel. This is accomplished through the work executed by its diverse programs: international standardsetting, destinations, education and training, market access, and accreditation.

At the heart of this work are the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria and the development of the GSTC Criteria for Destinations. These are the guiding principles and minimum requirements that any tourism business or destination should aspire to reach in order to protect and sustain the world’s natural and cultural resources, while ensuring tourism meets its potential as a tool for conservation and poverty alleviation. Sustainability is imperative for all tourism stakeholders and must translate from words to actions.

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South Sardinia Completes “Early Adopter” Assessment of Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ – South Sardinia is the first Mediterranean destination to complete the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) Early Adopters Program to test its new Criteria and...
Oct 11, 2013 1:00 PM ET
Destino Chileno finaliza la evaluación “Adopción Temprana” (Early Adopter) de los Criterios Mundiales de Turismo Sostenible.
WASHINGTON, D.C., 25 de julio 2013 /3BL Media/ – El destino chileno del Lago Llanquihue ha completado el programa piloto “Adopción Temprana” (Early Adopters) del Consejo Mundial de Turismo Sostenible(GSTC por sus siglas en inglés) para probar sus nuevos indicadores de Destinos. Este sitio se une al corredor Cusco-Valle Sagrado-Machu Picchu en Perú como...
Aug 12, 2013 9:30 AM ET
Chile Named “Early Adopter” of Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Chilean destination of Lake Llanquihue, Puerto Varas, and Frutillar has completed the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) Early Adopters pilot program to test its new Criteria and Indicators for Destinations. Chile and Peru are the first South American destinations to participate and complete the...
Jul 25, 2013 8:30 AM ET