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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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Newsletter, June 2021

June updates from GreenStep Sustainable Tourism: Welcoming New & Returning Members PLATINUM Tourism Kelowna – Kelowna, BC Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort – Thompson-Nicola E, BC GOLD A View to Remember – Kelowna, BC Wickaninnish Inn – Tofino, BC SILVER The Suites Red Deer – Red Deer County, AB BRONZE Grande Cache Inn & Suites – …

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Tourism Industry Association of Canada & GreenStep Launch the Sustainable Tourism 2030 Pledge

CANADA – June 2, 2021 – It’s Canadian Environment Week and together GreenStep Solutions and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) are excited to announce the launch of the Sustainable Tourism 2030 Pledge. The Sustainable Tourism 2030 Pledge is a new initiative that encourages tourism businesses and destinations across Canada, and globally, to commit to measuring and …

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Book green for your next Canadian Vacation – Tour Operators & Wineries – British Columbia

These Sustainable Tourism Certified businesses are leading the way to help you enjoy a greener travel experience. Now is the perfect time to book a tour or visit a winery with an incredible British Columbia tourism business who makes sustainability not only a priority, but a way of life. The earth-loving team at GreenStep have …

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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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Member Spotlight – Echo Valley Ranch & Spa

We are proud to spotlight Echo Valley Ranch & Spa, a small ranch located in the beautiful interior of British Columbia surrounded by mountains and rolling hills for miles in any direction. They were recently re-assessed with GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism criteria, achieving Sustainable Tourism GOLD Certified. Echo Valley is committed to becoming a more sustainable …

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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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