GSTC-Attraction Criteria development

Nicola Koschel was assigned by GSTC to join a team of 8 experts to develop GSTC’s new Attraction Criteria. For more information see the TORs. The process started in 2023 and will be finalized until the end of 2024. Please join the first public consultation with is now open until March 15th.

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Bestival Berlin

Together with her colleague Tatiana Agudelo Monguí Nicola Koschel represented the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) at Berlin’s MICE & Travel Business Festival: BESTIVAL! on 6-7 July 2023 Participants of the festival were invited to meet them at GSTC’s booth and have their say in the development of the GSTC MICE Criteria. Together they explored each […]

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GSTC-Training in Sevilla

Together with GSTC’s training director Ayako Ezaki Nicola Koschel will give a 2-day Sustainable Tourism Training prior to the GSTC Global Conference in Sevilla, Spain, on December 11th and 12th 2022. The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course provides the knowledge and tools needed to help improve sustainability practices in travel and tourism. The training covers the […]

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Moderation of certifiers panel

From January to July 2021 Nicola Koschel has been coordinating and moderating the international strategy group of COASYS (Collaborative Online Audit System), a joint initiative of TourCert together with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), The Austrian Ecolabel and Green Star Hotel Egypt. The objective is to improve verification and SDG impacts of certified tourism […]

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Nachhaltigkeit-Index für Südtirol

Nicola Koschel erarbeitet im Auftrag des Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) und in Kooperation mit dem österreichischen Consulting-Unternehmen AlpS und Vitalpin e.V. einen Nachhaltigkeitsindex für die Autonome Provinz Bozen-Südtirol. Hierbei werden basierend auf dem Kriterienkatalog des GSTC regional spezifische Nachhaltigkeitsindikatoren sowie eine Roadmap für die Umsetzung der Nachhaltigkeit im Südtiroler Tourismus entwickelt. Ziel ist es, […]

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Starting today: GSTC online course!

Nicola Koschel is co-trainer of the online training class of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) in cooperation with Innovation Norway. The course starts today, May 4th. 2020 with 80 participants from across Norway and will last for 4 weeks. Please click the button “News” below to read all recent posts.

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ITB moderation

Update: Due to COVID-19 the ITB is cancelled!!! Nicola Koschel is going to moderate the panel discussion „Time to act is now: How governments and tourism industry can stop plastic leakage into the sea“ at ITB 2020 on March 5, 2020 (4 pm). The panel is hosted in cooperation with WWF. Her panel guests are: Gloria […]

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Moderating the Panel “Stopping the Flood of Plastic”

The GSTC 2019 Global Conference “Navigating the Way Forward in Sustainable Tourism” took place at Terceira Island, Azores on December 4-7. Nicola Koschel had the honor of moderating a WWF-panel called “Stopping the Flood of Plastic”.  “Travelers are suddenly reducing their use of plastic straws, but how do we as an industry go bigger and […]

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Azores-Training concluded!

During the most recent training class – and the last one in 2019 – of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) we connected with 40 industry professionals from across Europe and beyond who joined our training, followed by the annual GSTC global conference in Terceira, Azores. To read more click here! Please click the button “News” […]

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GSTC Training Azores, Portugal

Nicola Koschel and Ayako Esaki, Co-Founder and Head of Knowledge Management & Communications at TrainingAid, will give a 2-day Sustainable Tourism Training prior to the GSTC 2019 Global Conference on 3.+4. December 2019. The two-day training class is designed for travel and tourism industry professionals interested in learning about sustainability best practices for businesses and […]

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