The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

Screen Shot 2014-10-26 at 17.02.10“Promoting the widespread adoption of global sustainable tourism standards to ensure the tourism industry continues to drive conservation and poverty alleviation”

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) serves as the international body for establishing and managing standards for sustainable tourism.  All of our programs and activities work toward this central mission.  GSTC is mostly a volunteer organization, consisting of experts in sustainable tourism and supported by organizations and individuals with a passion for ensuring that meaningful standards are available globally for sustainability in travel and tourism. Those volunteers are organized in working groups which you can learn about in the GSTC Objectives section of this website. Financial support from donations, sponsorship, and membership fees are critical to our own sustainability.

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.

European Wilderness Society

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The European Wilderness Society is a Pan-European, wilderness and environmental advocacy organisation whose mission is to identify, designate, manage and promote European wilderness.
The engaged and very experienced team behind the European Wilderness Society works highly ambitious to achieve this goal. But together with LT&C we can reach even more! In case LT&C has anything to publish, further information concerning the European Wilderness or a comment to our European Wilderness Society Webpage, please let us know!
Our website is a one-stop-shop for information about the European Wilderness. If LT&C members are interested in being notified about the European Wildernesss in many facets, please register for our Wilderness Newsletter, read our latest annual report or follow us on FB, and Twitter, or join our open Linkedin group!
We are happy to publish your articles, blogs and wilderness related research results.

Please contact us!