The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) reviewed their guidelines early in 2012 and released version 2 on the 23rd February 2012. RTTZ have developed a set of standards that consider the local conditions and incorporated the new GSTC guidelines. The team also looked into the regional standards from Fair Tourism South Africa, Eco Awards Namibia, Ecotourism Kenya and Botswana Ecotourism.
RTTZ have developed the criteria for the accommodation sector for the initial compliance to these guidelines, these will be for SEED level and SAMPLING level of certification. These will be released soon.
There are a number of changes and additions, we suggest you visit the website and download a copy. click here for the standards>