Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism now GSTC-recognised

Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism now GSTC-recognised

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) have announced that the Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism (MS 165:2019), has gained GSTC-recognition status. 

The Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism – MS 165:2019, can be accessed here. The Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism was developed to guide the sustainable development of the tourism industry in Mauritius, and is open to any tourism business or related activity in Mauritius to enhance their sustainability performance. 

Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism now GSTC-recognised

Achieving the GSTC-Recognised status means that a sustainable tourism standard has been reviewed by GSTC technical experts, and deemed equivalent to the GSTC Criteria for sustainable tourism. The aim of the GSTC programme is to use a common and clear definition of what ‘sustainable tourism’ means, as well as to reward genuine practitioners of sustainable tourism, through gaining certification, which in turn builds confidence and credibility with consumers that the business has at least, met minimum level sustainability performance. 

Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism now GSTC-recognised

Khoudijah Boodoo, Director, Mauritius Tourism Authority, says, following the announcement: “We strongly believe that through this international recognition, (that) local stakeholders (will) take the best of advantages to levelling up their operations to meet best sustainability practices. In line with the ‘Sustainable Island – Mauritius Project’, the MS165:2019 has an ever-prominent role to play, consolidating our positioning as a high-level tourist destination while ensuring the sustainability of the Industry.”

Catherine Wilson
Catherine Wilsonhttp://www.enviconsulting.wordpress.com
Catherine Wilson is a sustainability-focused social researcher and communications’ professional, and journalist. Her consultancy includes social, market and policy research, evaluating corporate CSR programmes, and developing content marketing and communications. Catherine oversaw the technical management of the ABTA hotel certification service, Travelife, and was formerly Sustainability Business Writer, and Managing Editor, at Thomson-Reuters and Haymarket Media Group. Catherine has a social research PhD in Human Geography, from Kings College London, and a MSc in EU Environmental Policy and Regulation, which included tourism, from Lancaster University. Consultancy website: enviconsulting.wordpress.com

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