TRC Tourism has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) network which aims at promoting sustainable tourism principles and practices around the world. The GSTC is the world’s only sustainable tourism accreditation body and is leading the effort to promote sustainability as a common goal for the travel and tourism industry. By joining the GSTC, TRC wants to ensure that destinations and organisations that we work with are empowered to pursue sustainable tourism development. This week TRC has released our new Sustainable Destination Management Planning product package which balances the needs of visitors with those of the destination. The plan provides a way of delivering mutual benefits for people (locals and visitors) and places (cultural assets and natural environments). We also have GSTC certified consultants to provide practical advice on how to maximise the social, economic, environmental and cultural benefits of tourism.