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Sustainable Standards for CBT Providers in Central Asia, based on GSTC Criteria

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Sustainable Standards for CBT Providers in Central Asia, based on GSTC Criteria
Type: Guides
Year: 2022
Language: English

The sustainable standards for Community Based Tourism (CBT) providers in Central Asia are based on the GSTC Criteria, the global standards for sustainable travel and tourism, which are established by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The GSTC criteria are the result of a worldwide effort to develop a common language about sustainability in tourism. Since tourism destinations each have their own culture, environment, customs, and laws, the criteria are designed to be adapted to local conditions and supplemented by additional criteria for the specific location and activity.

The following criteria and indicators are a first draft which will be further adapted and fine-tuned in line with the particular circumstances and situation in the three countries Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan after having conducted an on-site assessment and after having received further insight from relevant stakeholders.