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GSTC - Promoting Sustainable Travel, Criteria and Certification

International Centre for Ecotourism Research The International Centre for Ecotourism Research is a Strategic Research Centre of Griffith University, in its third decade of operations. It was opened in 1993 by the Minister for Tourism in the Australian Government. In the mid 1990s, ICER lead the bid to establish a Cooperative Research Centre in Sustainable Tourism, with its headquarters at Griffith University; and from 1998-2002, ICER lead the CRCST research programme on nature based tourism. From 2009, ICER has lead Griffith University’s Area of Strategic Investment in Sustainable Tourism, ASIST, one of seven areas in which the University lays claim to global pre-eminence or recognition.

Ceres - Mobilizing Business Leadership for a Sustainable World — Ceres Financing Sustainable Tourism's 10th original event, the Financing Sustainable Tourism Conference, took place in 2002. This Financing Sustainable Tourism (FST) attracted more than 200 participants, including entrepreneurs, government policy-makers, researchers and academics. In addition to the summary we have prepared longer excerpts of the dialogue in four parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4. The event was organized by Planeta and co-sponsored by George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies, International Centre for Ecotourism Research, The Shores System and Sustainable Sources. The FST Conference examined private and public funding for operations which support sustainable tourism principles. Conference participants reviewed case studies in which private and public financing have worked in the past and can work more effectively in the future. Key points have been published in English and Spanish. Thomas Greco, Jr. Harrison Owen Open Space Technology, San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 1997

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The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) serves as the international body for fostering increased knowledge and understanding of sustainable tourism practices, promoting the adoption of universal sustainable tourism principles and building demand for sustainable travel. This is accomplished through the work executed by its diverse programs: international standardsetting, destinations, education and training, market access, and accreditation. by dpvagabond May 16