News from sustainable development organizations

Due to the fact that tourism sustainability is taken very seriously, there are many organizations around the world that provide tourism business consulting, training and certification.

In this section, we collect news and various cases and examples from such organizations.


GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council) is a non-governmental organization established in 2007 with the support of UNEP – the United Nations Environment Program – and UNWTO – the United Nations World Tourism Organization – to promote sustainability and social responsibility in the tourism sector. GSTC news here


UNWTO is an international organization that is a UN agency and is responsible for the general accessibility of tourism and the promising development of the tourism industry. The organization pays great attention to the sustainable development of tourism around the world. Some related news here:

Second edition of the Sustainable Destinations Summit. More

UN tourism news #54 ( Febrary 2023). More


The Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) is a global nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC dedicated to increasing the positive global impact of responsible tourism. CREST provides evidence-based research and analysis to governments, policymakers, tourism businesses, nonprofit organizations, and international agencies to solve the most pressing problems confronting tourism, the world’s largest service industry. CREST news here.  


The World Travel & Tourism Council is the global authority on the economic and social contribution of Travel & Tourism.

WTTC promotes sustainable growth for the Travel & Tourism sector, working with governments and international institutions to create jobs, drive exports and generate prosperity. Council Members are the Chairs, Presidents and Chief Executives of the world’s leading private sector Travel & Tourism businesses.

WTTC news here


WTM Responsible Tourism is a program of interviews, panels and discussions currently taking place at four trade shows in the World Travel Market (WTM) portfolio including WTM London, Arabian Travel Market, WTM Latin America and WTM Africa. WTM acts as an international forum to advance the responsible tourism agenda through workshops at several tourism portfolio shows, World Responsible Tourism Day, and working with responsible tourism experts to provide information through the WTM blog. More

Green Destinations

Green Destinations is a global organization created in the Netherlands to support sustainable destinations, their businesses and their communities. News here

All the news is here.