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Green Tourism

GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Destination Standard Achieves GSTC-Recognition

    The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Destination Standard has achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognized Standard’ status. GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Standards are used by GreenStep Solutions in their assessment and verification programs which provide tools, resources, and consultative support to destinations and businesses across the tourism industry. …

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Book green for your next Canadian Vacation – Alberta

These Sustainable Tourism Certified businesses are leading the way to help you enjoy a greener travel experience. Now is the perfect time to book your trip and support these incredible, forward-thinking Alberta-based hotels, ins & resorts. When restrictions lift and travel resumes, choose to stay with a business who makes sustainability a priority in their …

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Member Spotlight – 40 Knots Winery

Located in beautiful Comox, BC on Vancouver Island, 40 Knots Winery embraces their unique microclimate on the slopes of their vineyard that face the Georgia Straight. They were recently re-assessed with GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism criteria, and achieved our highest grading to become Sustainable Tourism PLATINUM Certified. They are currently one of four Sustainable Tourism members …

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Newsletter, April 2021

April updates from GreenStep Sustainable Tourism: Happy Earth Month everyone! Even amidst a global pandemic, there are plenty of things to be cheerful about this month: flowers are blooming, the days are getting longer and our local food producers are preparing for what is hopefully, a successful and fruitful harvest! Here at GreenStep, we practice …

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Newsletter, March 2021

March updates from GreenStep Sustainable Tourism: It’s no surprise that March 2021 marks one year since the start of the pandemic – and one year of dealing with unknowns and challenges. If this year has taught us anything, it is the adaptability and resiliency of the tourism industry. We have heard that message echoed again …

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The Top Seven Best Practices of Sustainable Tourism Destinations

This article originally appeared in the March 2021 edition of TIAC Talk. By Angela Nagy, CEO Over the past decade, I have been working with and researching how tourism organizations at the international, national, regional, and local level have been integrating sustainability. Through this work, seven best practices have emerged that we now use as …

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