Global Sustainable Tourism Council partners with Singapore Tourism for new sustainability standards

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The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is developing new criteria to provide clear global sustainability standards for the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) sector.

“The development of GSTC MICE Criteria will provide a globally-created and globally-applicable set of sustainability standards that serves as a platform for universal approaches to measurement, monitoring, reporting, and various forms of external verification needed to drive positive impacts from good practices,” said Randy Durband, CEO of GSTC.

With support from the Singapore Tourism Board, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council has formed a MICE Criteria Development Advisory Group, which comprises up to ten organisations from both the public and private sectors with an established track record in hosting MICE events.

“Such internationally-recognised standards are important, as they help destinations and tourism businesses understand if their sustainability efforts are on the right track,” said Keith Tan, chief executive of Singapore Tourism Board.

“We look forward to working closely with GSTC and our industry associations to provide a Singapore perspective and help the tourism sector contribute to a greener world.”