GSTC2023 Sustainable Tourism Conference in Antalya, Türkiye

GSTC2023 Antalya

This year’s GSTC2023 Global Sustainable Tourism Conference will be held in Antalya, Türkiye, from the 9th to 12th of May. The Conference will bring together international and domestic tourism stakeholders involved in the development and promotion of sustainable travel & tourism; including public sector, hotels, tour operators, corporates, OTAs, academia, development agencies, NGOs, consultants, and more.

Program

A mixture of panel discussions and interactive workshops with international and national experts in sustainable tourism as speakers.

Schedule

Tuesday, May 9th
Welcome dinner (for all participants)

Wednesday, May 10th
Conference – day 1

Thursday, May 11th
Conference – day 2

Friday, May 12th
Complimentary tour

More details on the schedule will be available soon.

Full program

Themes

(A) Destination Stewardship
• Port Destinations and Sustainability
• Sustainable Coastal Destinations
• Sustainable Rural Tourism

(B) Hotel Sustainability
• Hotel digitalization solutions
• Sustainability in Resorts

(C) Sustainable Tours, Experiences, and Attractions
• Culture and Nature Experiences
• Sustainable Attractions

(D) Sustainable MICE

What will it look like?

If you wonder what GSTC Conferences look like, you can see photos and session recordings from the GSTC2022 Global Sustainable Tourism Conference that was held in Seville, Spain:

The best way to end a busy and restarting year like 2022, and not only in the world of tourism, was to attend the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference in Seville. More than 60 nationalities, among the most representative companies in the world of tourism meet to take a look at the state of sustainability in our sector and the main challenges to be accomplished. A very important appointment of confrontation, exchange and learning.

Enrico Ducrot, Founder, Ecoluxury Retreats of the World

It has been intensive, informative, inspirational and interesting week at #GSTC2022 conference in Sevilla, Spain. The greatest thing was to meet people in person after talking with them online the past couple of years. Many plans are now on next steps thanks for face to face networking.

Virpi Aittokoski , Manager, Sustainable Travel Finland

Thank you Sevilla and GSTC for great conference days! Fantastic that so many countries in the world work to lead the way forward to a more sustainable tourism industry.

Linda Mannerby, Senior Sustainability Manager, Visit Sweden

I was delighted to attend the GSTC conference in #Seville, Spain. The Conference was well-organized in all aspects, from the conducted panel discussions and workshops to the last day of the city tour, which I immensely enjoyed.

Over four days, I enjoyed attending sessions, meetings, and workshops by experts, researchers, academics, trainers, consultants, and entrepreneurs in the tourism industry and their experiences in sustainability, and their efforts to apply the principle of sustainability in their work, as well as the tourist destinations in which they work. Such international conferences are an added value to meeting wonderful people (more than 350 participants from 61 countries).

I cannot thank enough the GSTC team for their tremendous efforts in making this unforgettable experience by organizing such a fantastic event and for their choice of the beautiful city of Seville. I look forward to meeting you at the next GSTC Conference in Antalya.

Dr. Ali Akaak, Head of Human Resources Section, University of Technology and Applied Sciences

Thank you GSTC for a fantastic #gstc2022 conference, driving the alignment of sustainability for the travel & tourism industry. Looking forward to proceed our conversations as new GSTC member organization soon!

Sven Wiltink, Global Director Responsible Business, Radisson Hotel Group

I am glad to have participated in the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference in Seville organized by the GSTC. It is inspiring to gather with so many like-minded professionals all united by the same goal: making tourism a vehicle for change toward a more sustainable world. Sustainability is not only a growing trend. It is becoming THE standard. 🌱

Francesco Piccolo, CFO & Founder, TripGuru

I have enjoyed 2 days of learning from my industry colleagues and experts from around the world at the GSTC Asia Pac conference in Korea. A lot of food for thought! I enjoyed this opportunity to learn the many different wonderful initiatives the conference participants are working on with their respective partners in moving towards our shared goal.

Thanks to the GSTC team and also the Korean team for organizing such a fantastic event. I am looking forward to the next Global Sustainable Tourism Conference!

Benjamin Wong, Co-founder and CEO, Tricolage

A huge thank you to the GSTC staff and board for putting on such an amazing conference! Many new friends and connections were made, and GreenStep is looking forward to working together to continue advancing the sustainability of the global tourism industry!

GreenStep Solutions Inc.

It’s been an engaging, enlightening, and fun couple of days in Seville at the GSTC Conference.

Matthew Landkamer, Founding Principal, Whereabout

This was my 3rd GSTC conferences and I have to admit, it’s getting more and more popular among sustainable tourism heroes. Great panelists, great location and superb organization 👌

Simon Louvard, Founder & Manager, Lodg'ing

It’s been a great opportunity to participate in such a well-organized, productive event and attend a lot of engaging meetings, inspiring sessions, and panel discussions.

I was also lucky enough to meet wonderful, like-minded people and establish a wide network with international professionals from more than 60 countries which would be great for building new collaborations towards more Sustainability in Travel and Tourism.

Special thanks go to the GSTC team for hosting this event and for their tangible efforts in organization. You’ve proficiently managed to make this experience a remarkable and memorable one!

Ahmed Khaled, Program Manager, Green Star Hotel Programme

Venue

Venue: Nirvana Cosmopolitan Hotel, Antalya, Turkiye

Antalya is a city on the southern Turkish Riviera, located in the Mediterranean region of Turkiye. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, boasting beautiful beaches, stunning scenery and plenty of historical sites, such as the Aspendos Theatre, Myra Ancient Ruins or Kaleici and Hadrian’s Gate.

Antalya has a rich history stretching back thousands of years and was once an important trading port for the ancient Roman Empire. Since then it has become one of Turkey’s most important cultural hubs, hosting events such as the International Antalya Film Festival since 1964. Today, it is a bustling city with plenty to offer visitors from all over the world. From its beautiful beaches to its vibrant nightlife and delicious cuisine, there’s something for everyone in Antalya.

More information about Antalya

Travel Information

Weather: May in Antalya, Turkiye

Visa: Do you need a visa to enter Turkiye? Find out here.

How to get to Antalya:

By Air: International Antalya Airport (AYT) has direct flights from many European cities.

Accommodation is the responsibility of the participants. Discounted rate at Nirvana Cosmopolitan Hotel (where the Conference is held) will be available soon.

Organizers 

Conference Hotel