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The purpose of the GSTC programmes is to reward genuine practitioners of sustainable tourism The purpose of the GSTC programmes is to reward genuine practitioners of sustainable tourism

Thailand Achieves Sustainable Tourism Recognition

Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announced the Criteria for Thailand’s Community-Based Tourism Development, published by Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA), has achieved GSTC-Recognized Standard status.

The Criteria for Thailand’s Community-Based Tourism Development has been used as a tool for continuous planning, operating and evaluating outcome of community-based tourism development in Thailand. It is a baseline standard to help evaluate community strength and weakness throughout the tourism development process, so that community and coaching units can effectively build the capacity and fulfil community potential. Achieving GSTC-Recognized status means a sustainable tourism standard has been reviewed by GSTC technical experts and the GSTC Accreditation Panel.

“By gaining GSTC-Recognized status, DASTA has affirmed that their standard blends universal sustainable tourism principles within the Thai socio-political context,” expressed Randy Durband, CEO, GSTC.