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Navigating Sustainability Claims: How the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, EU Green Claims Directive, and Canadian Sustainability Disclosure Standards will Impact the Tourism Industry

GreenStep’s team has just returned from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) conference in Stockholm, Sweden. A significant focus of discussion at the conference was the pending changes happening at the European Union (EU) level, and how this will impact the green claims of tourism businesses and destinations marketing to a European audience. The Need …

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GreenStep x Business In Focus: Supporting Sustainability for Smaller Businesses

When Angela Nagy was 18, she was hired to coordinate grants to build an interpretive greenway trail along Mission Creek in Kelowna, British Columbia, about four and a half hours northeast of Vancouver. The aim was to protect the ecosystem of the creek and support community learning about native species, history, and conservation. What she …

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Sherbrooke Marks its Position as a Leader in Sustainable Tourism in Québec

Sherbrooke – Tuesday, October 24: On October 20, Sherbrooke became the first destination in Québec, to be officially certified in sustainable tourism by GreenStep, with criteria recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, and aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  After a long and rigorous qualification process, it was with great satisfaction that …

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GreenStep Approved As An Affiliate Member Of The United Nations World Tourism Organization

Joins 39 new members from Africa, the Americas, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East Samarkand, Uzbekistan: Today, at the 25th Session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Kelowna, British Columbia-based GreenStep Solutions’ candidature as an Affiliate Member of the UNWTO was officially approved.“The UNWTO …

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Ontario’s BruceGreySimcoe Region (RTO7) Achieves GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Silver Certification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ONTARIO, CANADA – Today, the Regional Tourism Organization for BruceGreySimcoe (RTO7) announced they have achieved GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism Destination Certification, by way of a rigorous assessment, review, and verification process. The process requires the destination to assess their sustainability performance across four categories; environmental, socio-economic, natural and cultural, and management using …

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Kermodei Tourism Awarded GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism Certification for Terrace, British Columbia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA – Today, on World Tourism Day, Kermodei Tourism announced they have been awarded GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism Destination Certification by way of a rigorous assessment, review, and verification process. The seven month long process required the destination to assess their sustainability performance across four categories; environmental, socio-economic, natural and …

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South Eastern Ontario (RTO9) Awarded GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism Destination Certification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ONTARIO, CANADA – Today, after an eleven month process, South Eastern Ontario announced they have been awarded GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism Destination Certification by way of a rigorous assessment, review, and verification process. The process requires the destination to assess their sustainability performance across four categories; environmental, socio-economic, natural and cultural, and …

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Ontario’s Southwest (RTO1) Awarded GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism Destination Certification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ONTARIO, CANADA — Today, after a nine month process, Ontario’s Southwest Region Tourism Organization announced they have been awarded GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism Destination Certification, by way of a rigorous assessment, review, and verification process. The process requires the destination to assess their sustainability performance across four categories; environmental, socio-economic, natural and …

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ONTARIO’S HURON, PERTH, WATERLOO & WELLINGTON REGION (RTO 4) BECOMES THE FIRST REGIONAL DESTINATION TO BE AWARDED GREENSTEP’S SUSTAINABLE TOURISM CERTIFICATION IN THE PROVINCE

ONTARIO, CANADA – Today, after an eight month process, the Regional Tourism Office for Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington (RTO4) announced they have become the first destination in Ontario to be awarded GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism Destination Certification, by way of a rigorous assessment, review, and verification process. The process requires the destination to assess their …

ONTARIO’S HURON, PERTH, WATERLOO & WELLINGTON REGION (RTO 4) BECOMES THE FIRST REGIONAL DESTINATION TO BE AWARDED GREENSTEP’S SUSTAINABLE TOURISM CERTIFICATION IN THE PROVINCE Read More »

Destination Sherbrooke Commits To Sustainability With Pursuit of Sustainable Tourism Certification

DESTINATION SHERBROOKE COMMITS TO SUSTAINABILITY WITH PURSUIT OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM CERTIFICATION Becomes First destination in Québec to pursue Sustainable Tourism Destination Certification SHERBROOKE, QC, CANADA – Today, Destination Sherbrooke announced its formal commitment to helping make tourism more sustainable, by pursuing certification to the GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Destination standard. This process will assess the destination’s …

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