Did you know? 

*Tourism leaders across County Clare have joined forces to achieve Ireland’s first Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Destination Certification.

*Recognised as a global leader in managing standards for sustainable travel and tourism, the GSTC has developed internationally recognised criteria around sustainable management, and socioeconomic, cultural and environmental impacts, including consumption of resources, reducing pollution, and conserving biodiversity and landscapes.

*The Tourism Department of Clare County Council and the Clare Tourism Advisory Forum have established a County Clare GSTC Destination Green Team to oversee the process of securing the Destination Certification, to devise a sustainable tourism policy and to establish a systematic approach to address the challenges faced by County Clare as a destination to support the application being submitted for the designation.

*The Green Team comprises a cross-section of local authority employees, tourism agencies and businesses, conservation agencies, community leaders and organisations, the UNWTO INSTO Network, and the sustainable tourism expertise of Atlantic Technical University (ATU) Sligo.