The Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism has now achieved the ‘GSTC-Recognised Standard’ status

The GSTC Recognised Standard is a milestone status and proof that the standard adheres to international norms. The Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism was initiated by the Mauritius Ministry of Tourism and Leisure, in consultation with stakeholders and developed with the cooperation of the Mauritius Standards Bureau.

Achieving the GSTC-Recognized status means that a sustainable tourism standard has been reviewed by GSTC technical experts and the GSTC Accreditation Panel and deemed equivalent to the GSTC Criteria for sustainable tourism.

GSTC is an independent non-profit-organisation that manages the GSTC criteria, which is the global baseline standards for sustainable travel and tourism. GSTC also acts as the international accreditation body for sustainable tourism certification. The GSTC recognition will also qualify  stablishments certified by the Mauritian Standard on Sustainable Tourism to be included in the GSTC directory of responsible products, therefore allowing them to gain additional visibility.

This GSTC-Recognised Standard is applicable to

  • Accommodations (hotels, guesthouses and tourist
  • Restaurants
  • Tour operators
  • Tourist attractions (heritage, natural and cultural)
  • Pleasure craft and related activities (boathouses, scuba diving
    and helmet)
  • Diving and parasailing

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Improving Sustainaible Tourism In Mauritius through Greening the Value Chain of Tour Operators (SUS-ISLAND) is a Switch Africa grand project funded by the European Commission and led by Mauritius Tourism Authority. Its objective is to promote sustainaible tourism in Mauritius by demonstration and scaling up a self-sustaining mechanism for improving  sustainaibility impacts along the value chain improving awareness and market of sustainaible tourism products.