Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…read more
Sustainable Tourism Destination Standard for Indonesia achieves GSTC recognition
The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has announced that the Sustainable Tourism Destination Standard for Indonesia has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognised’ status - affirming Indonesia’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services.
The Sustainable Tourism Destination Standard for Indonesia was developed to guide the sustainable development of tourism destinations in Indonesia. Recognising the growing demand for travel to its many appealing destinations, the Ministry of Tourism seeks sustainable development at each of them.
GSTC-Recognised means that a sustainable tourism standard has been reviewed by GSTC technical experts and the GSTC Accreditation Panel in order to be deemed equivalent to the GSTC Criteria. Additionally, an organization that meets GSTC requirements must administer the standard. The purpose of the GSTC programs is to recognise and reward genuine practitioners of sustainable tourism, which in turn builds confidence and credibility with consumers.
Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya explains “the Sustainable Tourism Destination (STD) Standard will promote Indonesia as a hub and an epicentrum for sustainable tourism certification in ASEAN and Asia Pacific.
“The Ministry Of Tourism has already endorsed 20 regions to be designated as pilot projects for the STD Standard and has also endorsed STD Standard implementation in 10 priorities destinations.”
GSTC Chief Executive Randy Durband added “we applaud the vision of Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism Mr Arief Yahya in seeing that the economic health of tourism destinations requires the long-term planning that is inherent in the concepts of sustainable tourism.
“This step in developing actionable standards for sustainable destination development and management, and doing so in a manner that includes global principles plus national interests, reflects that vision.”
To date, 28 standards have achieved GSTC-Recognised status. The completion of these step-wise programs rewards standard owners for their commitment to sustainability while offering the market benefit of proof that these national standards adhere to international norms.
The GSTC will continue to work with organizations around the world to provide GSTC Recognition, Approval & Accreditation of standards for sustainability in travel and tourism. GSTC-Recognised standard owners are encouraged to complete the Approved or Accreditation process in order to showcase excellence in their sustainability frameworks while further distinguishing their standards and processes among other certification programs. Learn more about GSTC Recognition
Images: Dadang Rizki Ratman, Indonesia’s Deputy Minister of Tourism Destination and Industry Development Indonesia and Global Sustainable Tourism Council Chief Executive Randy Durband (top) and Bali's Pura Ulun Danu Bratan temple (below).
25th September 2016 - PATA YOUTH SYMPOSIUM EXPLORES THE FUTURE OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN TOURISM
22nd August 2016 - SANDERSON GROUP TO MASTERPLAN US$5 BILLION BALI DREAMCITY PROJECT
14th June 2016 - EARTHCHECK AND GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY PARTNER ON SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
4th May 2016 - CONSERVATION COLLABORATION FIRST FOR INDONESIA
12th October 2015 - GSTC AND ASIAN ECOTOURISM NETWORK SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
16th September 2010 - INDONESIA TO SET ASIDE 30 MILLION HECTARES FOR RARE SPECIES
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…read more
Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…read more
PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…read more
Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…read more
Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…read more
We are Aussie Strength. The ultimate supplier for Commercial Gym Equipment that's built to deliver in the toughest environments. From USA-Built hardcore weight training equipment from Arsenal…read more
TPEC Pool Enclosures provide a large range of premium commercial and residential retractable swimming pool, spa and terrace enclosures throughout Australia, servicing residential, local government…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!