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GSTC- Industry Initial Consultation Period 16 December 2015-12 March 2016

The GSTC invites you to have input into the development of the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Industry (GSTC-Industry), including the revision of the GSTC-Hotels and Tour Operators.



The Global Sustainable Tourism Council is revising the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Hotels and Tour Operators version 2.0 (GSTC-HTO)  which is due for a scheduled revision, and expanding the GSTC-HTO and to become the GSTC-Industry.

The Vision

GSTC’s vision is to develop three sustainable tourism criteria: GSTC–Country, GSTC–Destination, GSTC–Industry; and detailed indicators for GSTC–Industry (e.g. GSTC–Hotels and Tour Operators, GSTC – MICE, GSTC-Attractions, etc.).


The scope is to slightly modify the current GSTC-HTO to become GSTC – Industry, with core criteria addressing all tourism enterprises. The current Hotel and Tour Operators Indicators will be revised to be sector indicators within GSTC-Industry. This paves the way for other sectors to have indicators developed within the context of GSTC-Industry.

The Need

The current GSTC-HTO has been well received globally and there is a desire by many stakeholders to have similar guidance and norms for the wider tourism industry. GSTC-HTO is not overtly covering the gamut of tourism, yet it is very close to an all encompassing set of criteria for all tourism enterprises.

The Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Hotels and Tour Operators (GSTC-HTO) are general sustainability aspects that apply more broadly to the greater tourism industry at the enterprise level. Countries have adopted the GSTC-HTO as broad sustainability guidelines across sectors and GSTC-Recognized certification programs wish to be able to have their standards Recognized for other tourism sectors.

Within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals, the GSTC has identified and is responding to the need for a wider, multi-sector sustainable tourism norm by developing the GSTC-Industry as an evolution of the globally accepted benchmark standard, the GSTC-HTO. Lee el resto de esta entrada