Kathleen Pessolano, Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, in this interview reflects on her work at the GSTC. She also shares how – faced with reputational and quality issues – more and more tourism businesses and destinations now actively engage with sustainability.
Kelly Bricker shares her thoughts on tourism, sustainability and reflects on her work with The International Ecotourism Society (TIES).
Beatriz Barreal, founder and CEO of Sustainable Riviera Maya, tells us how she went from communications and marketing guru to Mexico’s sustainable tourism champion.
Meet Jane Ashton, Director of Sustainable Development at TUI Group, world’s largest travel company: learn about TUI’s sustainability challenges and successes.
Last month, we were invited to attend the International Sustainable Tourism Summit organized by the Instituto de Turismo Responsable (ITR), the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and the Basque Tourism Authority (Basquetour), held in the region’s capital city of Vitoria-Gasteiz. The event attracted over 200 inspiring (and aspiring) local sustainable tourism professionals, and many other experts from worldwide leading organizations. The official conference highlight was the signing of the Sustainable Tourism Charter, a declaration of intent by the conference attendees to promote a more sustainable and responsible tourism.