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GSTC Certificate

(Global Sustainable Tourism)

Vireo is the accredited CAB and partnering with ISOQAR to Provide auditing for GSTC certification in Turkey
Vireo leads the ASI accreditation process to issue GSTC certification for hotels, tour operators and destinations. Vireo is an accredited Certification Body by ASI.
 

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is an independent organization established in 2007 by UNEP, the United Nations Environment Program, and UNWTO, the United Nations World Tourism Organization, for promoting the increased knowledge, understanding and adoption of sustainable tourism practices.

GSTC has a worldwide network of members representing a wide range of stakeholders in the tourism industry, leading international tour operators, government organizations, national tourism councils, local and international hospitality brands.

GSTC has developed a set of standards, also known as GSTC criteria. GSTC has developed a set of standards, also known as GSTC criteria. The criteria represent the minimum requirements that any tourism business must achieve for socially, economically, culturally and environmentally sustainable tourism all over the world:

GSTC C-HTO: GSTC criteria for hotels and operators;
GSTC CD: GSTC for destinations.
The GSTC Criteria are recognized worldwide; they must be adapted and expanded to the unique circumstances of each region of the world and each industry sector. GSTC Criteria are available on the GSTC website.

They are organized around four main themes:

  • Demonstrate effective sustainable management;
  • Maximizing social and economic benefits to the local community and minimizing negative impacts;
  • Maximizing the benefits to cultural heritage and minimizing negative impacts;
  • It is to maximize the benefits to the environment and to minimize the negative effects.

The criteria are revised every 3-5 years. Third-party audits are performed to ensure hotels, operators and destinations meet the program's requirements. Audits are carried out by an accredited certification body. ASI (Accreditation Services International) is the Accreditation Body of GSTC.

Vireo leads the ASI accreditation process to issue GSTC certification for hotels, tour operators and destinations.

Complaints and appeals procedures are available on request.

 

GSTC Certificate Vireo Hotline
+39 049 8755082

E-Mail
info@vireosrl.it

 

GSTC Certificate Turkey Office Hotline
+90 216 5982000

E-Mail
info@isoqarturkey.com

What is Gstc certificate?

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is an independent organization established in 2007 by UNEP, the United Nations Environment Program, and UNWTO, the United Nations World Tourism Organization, for promoting the increased knowledge, understanding and adoption of sustainable tourism practices.

GSTC has a worldwide network of members representing a wide range of stakeholders in the tourism industry, leading international tour operators, government organizations, national tourism councils, local and international hospitality brands.

Gstc certificate, how to get the certificate?

You can contact VIREO for GSTC Certificate.

How to get Gstc certificate in Turkey?

Vireo leads the ASI accreditation process to issue GSTC certification for hotels, tour operators and destinations. ISOQAR made an exclusive partnership agreement with Vireo in April 2022.

What does the Gstc certificate do?

Gstc certificate represents the minimum requirements that a tourism business must reach.

Who should get the Gstc certificate?

Learning about the effects of tourism has led many tourists and hotel guests to seek more responsible vacations in terms of services and products sought after. Being certified by a GSTC Certification Body (VIREO) means that your hotel, It means that your tour operator or destination complies with the highest social and environmental standards in the market and offers you a reliable solution to environmental and social problems.

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