I specialize in sustainability in tourism and can help you implement / check sustainability criteria as set by o.a. the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The Global Sustainable Tourism Council establishes and manages global standards for sustainable travel and tourism, known as the GSTC Criteria. There are two sets: Destination Criteria for public policy-makers and destination managers, and Industry Criteria for hotels and tour operators. 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.
To help you walking the path of sustainability I am coach and auditor for Travelife. Travelife is a leading training, management and certification initiative for tourism companies committed to reaching sustainability.
Next to Travelife I am also a representative for GreenDestinations in the Netherlands and Belgium. GreenDestinations is a non-profit organisation for sustainable destination development and recognition based in the Netherlands.Together with our partners we support more than 200 destinations in 60 countries to deliver responsible tourism based upon globally recognized principles and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).